How to prepare for IBPS CLERK preliminary examination?

How to prepare for IBPS CLERK preliminary examination? Published by: suzan poudel Updated Wed, 14 Apr 2021 01:10 PM IST

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is an autonomous body set up to see through the selection of personnel for various client organizations.The IBPS Clerk exam is conducted by The Institute for Banking Personnel Selection every year.


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The exam is divided into three sections -

Prelims & Mains .


How many questions will appear from each section?

For Prelims-
Name of Test  No. of Questions  Total Marks  Time Alloted
ENGLISH 30 30 20 MIN
TOTAL 100 100 60 MIN


Cloze Test
Reading Comprehension
 Spotting Errors
 Sentence Improvement
 Sentence Correction
 Para Jumbles
 Fill in the Blanks
 Para/Sentence Completion

The 30  marks the section carries can be scored   with a  good preparation and properly planned study plan .
Candidates should focus more on topics like Vocabulary , Grammar , synonyms , antonyms etc 
Reading is key to scoring in  English better . You need to practice reading daily to develop your speed skills.


Data Interpretation
 Simplification/Approximation
 Quadratic Equation
 Data Sufficiency
 Mensuration
 Average
 Profit and Loss
 Ratio and Proportion
 Work, Time and Energy
 Time and Distance
 Probability
 Relations
 Simple and CompoundInterest
 Permutation and combination.


Seating Arrangements 
 Puzzles
 Inequalities
 Syllogism
 Input-Output
 Data Sufficiency
 Blood Relations
 Order and Ranking
 Alphanumeric Series
 Distance and Direction
 Verbal Reasoning

Don’t spend too much time on a particular  question in both of these  sections. These sections require most amount of time in the exam. So  candidates  who are a bit slow with calculation techniques are advised to attempt this at the end, to avoid the incompletion of the paper.


Practice is the key .

NOTE: Read the newspaper Daily .Be through with the things ongoing in country and even world .Only answer the questions you're confident about to not lose marks . Some options can be tricky .

Apart from these :

1. Attempt as many mock tests as you can 

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Read newspaper daily 
3. Set up  a study plan 
4. Solve past year papers 
5.Try to engage in efficient management of time 
6.Identify your strengths and weaknesses and work on them 

All the Best !!!

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