How To Prepare For IBPS Clerk- Check Expert Tips Here!

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Get to know How To Prepare For IBPS Clerk here with Safalta. Check expert tips to clear IBPS Prelims here.

IBPS Clerk Notification 2022 has been released by IBPS on 30th June 2022 with  6035 vacancies of clerical posts in different 11 public sector banks. The examination for the clerk exam will be soon held on 28th August, 03rd & 04th September 2022.  The candidates must have clarity with respect to how to prepare for the IBPS Clerk examination. To succeed in these exams, candidates ought to develop a viable exam strategy. IBPS Clerk Exam is held once a year, and individuals from all around the country apply for a chance to work for the country's largest public-sector bank. The space below has all the details related to the IBPS Clerk Examination and the preparation tips for the examination.

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Tabel Of Content 

  1. IBPS Clerk Exam Preparation 2022: Overview
  2. How To Prepare for IBPS Clerk 
  3. IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam Preparation 2022: Overview

The IBPS Clerk exam 2022 overview is required to get a wholesome knowledge of all the relevant information. The exam will be conducted in two phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Main Exam
The prelims consist of three sections :
  • English Language -30 marks
  • Numerical Ability -35 marks
  • Reasoning Ability- 35 marks

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While the mains has the following sections:
  1. General/ Financial Awareness -50 marks
  2. General English -40marks
  3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude-60 marks
  4. Quantitative Aptitude -50 marks

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips for Prelims

1. Start Your Preparation Early And Focus On The Basics First 

The first step is to Start Early. This way the aspirant will have sufficient time for preparation as well as revision of the syllabus. Starting early means you get to study the entire syllabus in-depth , revise it and then finally practice it through mock tests. The candidates are required to go through and comprehend the syllabus and exam pattern so that they can sketch out their preparation plan according to that . It’ll also help you to focus on the important areas and keep yourself in check .

2. Focus On  Effective Management Of Time to Avoid Missing Out 

Don't spend too much time on a particular section.  This section requires the most amount of time in the exam . 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 . 

3.Discipline and Practice 

You need to set your goals for each day of your preparation time . It'll help you keep yourself on track . Practice is the ultimate key to clear the examination . Reading is key since the pattern is comprehensive. Practising as many mock tests as you can is one of the oldest tricks that works wonders for almost every entrance examination. This way you'll not only have a clear hold of the type of questions asked but also ensure that you stay relatively calm and confident on the day the actual exam .

4.Focus On The Aspects You're Confident In . 

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.

5.Practice Previous Year Papers and Mock Tests Frequently 

You need to make a habit practising Previous Year Papers and Mock Tests every day to improve speed and accuracy. Questions from previous year papers are often repeated and Solve it'll also give you a gist of the examination pattern and the type of questions asked . You should be also careful in the selection of study materials required for the examination .

6.Be confident in yourself .

Apart from all of these strategies the most important tip is to not panic and be confident in yourself and the hard work that you’ve done . Remember one thing clearly “ There’s no shortcut to success except  Hard work “ . Timely management of all these practices will definitely help you in cracking IBPS CLERK exam . 

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IBPS Clerk Exam - Syllabus and Exam Pattern


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:



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


  • 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

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Preliminary Examination

  • The exam will be held online with multiple choice questions of a total of 100 questions, 35 questions will be Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability each and 30 questions will be from the English section. 

  • The exam will have sectional timing where 20 minutes will be allotted for each section. 

  • Each correct answer will fetch a candidate with 1 mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.


Maximum  Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Quantitative Aptitude



20 minutes

Reasoning Ability



20 minutes




20 minutes




60 minutes


When is the application for IBPS Clerk Exam beginning?

The application process for IBPS Clerk exam will begin on 1 st of July.

What is the exam date for IBPS Clerk?

The exam will be held in the last week of August and the First week of September.

What is the IBPS Clerk 2022 Application fee?

The IBPS Clerk 2022 Application fee is Rs 850 for general candidates while Rs 175 for SC/ST.

What is the IBPS Clerk Selection Process?

The IBPS Clerk Selection Process comprises a preliminary, mains exam, document verification, and medical test. 

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