IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2021: Check section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme

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Institute of Banking Personnel conducts IBPS Clerk Exam every year to recruit candidates to the post of Clerk in various banks across the country. Candidates who are applying for the exam should ensure that they know everything about IBPS Clerk exam pattern.
  • There are two stages in IBPS Clerk Exam- Prelims and Mains.
  • Candidates need to qualify each of these to be finally selected for the post.
  • Prelims is objective in nature and a total of 100 questions are asked which have to completed in 60 minutes.
  • A total of 190 questions are asked in IBPS Mains Exam which have to be completed in 160 minutes.
  • There is negative marking and 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

There are two stages in IBPS Clerk Exam:
  • Prelims
  • Mains

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The details regarding each of these stages is given below.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Prelims Exam

  • A total of 100 questions are asked in IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam. 
  • The duration of the exam is 60 minutes.
  • Every question carries one mark.
  • There is negative marking and 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
Subject Number of Questions Number Of Marks Duration
English 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
 

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Mains

  • A total of 190 questions are asked in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam.
  • The duration of the exam is 160 minutes.
  • There is negative marking and 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
Subject Number of Questions Number Of Marks Duration
General/Finance Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability and computer aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
 

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

The candidates willing to appear for the IBPS Clerk exam can check out the subject wise syllabus for all the sections in the space below:

Subjects

Syllabus

Reasoning Ability

  • Logical Reasoning, 

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning, alphanumeric series, 

  • alphabet series, ranking, data sufficiency, 

  • coding and decoding,

  • Coded inequalities, 

  • direction test, 

  • seating arrangements, 

  • puzzles, jumbles, 

  • Syllogism,

  • input and output, 

  • blood relations, 

  • Advanced puzzles, 

  • Chinese coding, 

  • Distance and direction, 

  • Figure series.

General Awareness

  • Current Events, national and international importance

  • History

  • Polity

  • Constitution

  • Sports

  • Art & Culture

  • Geography

  • Economics

  • Everyday Science

  • Scientific Research

  • National/International Organizations /Institutions etc

Numerical Ability

  • Number System

  • Simplification

  • Decimal & Fraction

  • HCF LCM

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Percentage

  • Profit & Loss

  • Discount

  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest

  • Partnership

  • Time & Work

  • Distance

  • Use of Table & Graph

  • Mensuration

English Language

  • Title of the Passage

  • Letter Writing

  • Word Knowledge

  • Use of Words

  • Antonym

  • Synonym

  • One Word Substitutions

  • Sentence Correction

  • Idioms Phrases

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern FAQs

 

Q. How many stages are there in IBPS Clerk Exam?

A. There are two stages in IBPS Clerk Exam- Prelims and Mains.

Q. What is the duration of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam?

A. The duration of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam is one hour.

Q. Is there negative marking in IBPS Clerk Exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking in IBPS Clerk Exam. 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

Q. What is the duration of IBPS Clerk Mains Exam?

A. The duration of IBPS Clerk Mains Exam is 160 minutes.

Q. How many vacancies have been announced for IBPS Clerk Exam?

A. A total of 7858 vacancies have been announced for IBPS Clerk Exam.

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