IBPS Clerk Syllabus Exam Pattern 2016 | Prelims & Mains

IBPS Clerk Syllabus Exam Pattern 2016 | Prelims & Mains

IBPS Clerk Syllabus Exam Pattern 2016: The Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) will be conducting the IBPS Common Recruitment Process (CWE) for the recruitment of Clerks in different Public Sector Units of the country. This year, IBPS has announced a total of 19242 Post Vacancies for clerical cadre.

The online application portal for IBPS Clerk will be open from 22 August to 12 September 2016. All the interested candidates must check the Eligibility Criteria before applying for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment Exam.

As the exam is nearly a few months away, it is time for the candidates to start the preparation. This year, IBPS Clerk exam will be conducted online and will follow the same selection process i.e 2 Tier Process. In this article, we will be giving complete information regarding the IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern for 2016.


IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2016

The IBPS Clerk Recruitment Examination is tentatively scheduled in between the months of November to January. The Exam is divided into two phases i.e. Preliminary Examination and Mains Examination.  There will be No Interview involved in the selection procedure. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern for all the stages:

IBPS Clerk Phase I: Preliminary Exam

The Online Computer-Based Test (CBT) for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 will be conducted in objective MCQ pattern. There will be 100 questions in total and 3 sections – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Some of the essential details related to IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 are as follows.

  • The total number of questions will be 100.
  • The Paper mode will be English/ Hindi.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • The total time to solve the entire paper is 60 minutes.
  • There will be sectional and overall cutoff.

Marks secured in IBPS Clerk Prelims will be taken into consideration while selecting candidates for Mains.

IBPS Clerk Phase II: Mains Exam

In the Mains examination, there will be 5 sections and 200 questions in total.

Section Name Questions Marks
English Language 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
Reasoning Ability 40 50
General Awareness (with special  reference to Banking) 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

Each section of the mains exam will have a separate time slot. The total time to solve the written examination is 135 minutes.

Section Name Questions Time (in mins.)
English Language 40 30
Quantitative Aptitude 40 30
Reasoning Ability 40 30
General Awareness (with special  reference to Banking) 40 25
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 135

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. The paper will be bilingual in nature i.e. Hindi and English.

Once you are familiar with the exam pattern for IBPS Clerk, move to our next section of the article viz. IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2016.


IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2016

Since there is a predefined time slot for each section, you need to be well informed regarding all the topics specific to each section of IBPS Clerk 2016. We have mentioned the entire IBPS Clerk syllabus 2016 in a constructive format for both the examinations.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims

The Preliminary stage of IBPS Clerk consists of three sections viz. English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning. Have a look at the syllabus for each of the topic.

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Spotting the Errors

Numerical Ability

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous – Distance & Time, Work & Time, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Partnerships, Boats & Streams

Reasoning Ability

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relations
  • Miscellaneous

IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Mains

The mains examination consists of 5 sections having a separate time slot for each. Have a look at the syllabus for each topic.

General Awareness

  • Science And Technology
  • Economy
  • Important Awards & Honors
  • Current National And International Events
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Banking Knowledge
  • Commissions
  • Appointments
  • Resignations
  • Sport
  • Prominent Personalities
  • Polity

English Language

  • General Grammar
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Comprehension of a Passage
  • Sentence Completion
  • Vocabulary

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Decimals And Fractions
  • Whole Numbers
  • Relationship Between Numbers
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • HCF & LCM
  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time And Work
  • Percentage
  • Partnership
  • Simple Interest
  • Time And Distance
  • Compound Interest
  • Permutations & Combination’s
  • Number Series
  • Probability
  • Approximate Values
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Reasoning:
  • Symbols and their relationships
  • Arithmetical computation
  • Decision making
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Verbal and non-verbal
  • Analytical functions
  • Space visualization
  • Judgment
  • Problem­ solving
  • Discrimination
  • Arithmetical number series
  • Visual memory
  • Observation
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Relationship concepts
  • Differences
  • Analysis
  • Similarities
  • Analogies

Computer Knowledge

  • Operating and DOS
  • Introduction of Computer and History
  • Computer Device
  • Security Aspects for PC
  • PC and System Software
  • Advanced Technology Regarding Computer
  • MS Excel, MS Word
  • Various Uses of Computer
  • Internet Programming Language
  • Computer Net work
  • Computer of Future
  • E world
  • Window

We hope this article provides you with useful information regarding the IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains examination.

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