IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 – Check IBPS Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the job notification for the post of Clerk on their official website. IBPS is going to recruit the candidates by conducting the online examination for applied candidates. For this recruitment, candidates have to clear two levels of examination they are Preliminary and Main examination. IBPS is going to conduct the Preliminary examination on 07.12.2019, 08.12.2019, 14.12.2019 & 21.12.2019 and Main examination on 19.01.2020. Eligible candidates can apply for this IBPS Clerk Recruitment online from 17 September to 9 October 2019 in the official website. For more details about the IBPS Syllabus and Exam pattern candidates can view this freshers voice page.



IBPS Clerk Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019:

IBPS is going to fill the clerk post around 12075 vacancies, for that they are going to conduct the Preliminary and Main examination. The selection process for the clerk post is based on the two-level of examinations, i.e. Preliminary and Main exam. IBPS has released the different syllabus and exam pattern for the examination. Candidates who are all applied for this IBPS Clerk post can start the preparation now itself with the reference of the IBPS Clerk syllabus and exam pattern to crack the examination. Here we discussed the detailed IBPS Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Preliminary and Main examination, and candidates can view this page for more details

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern:

IBPS Preliminary Exam Pattern:

  • The prelims examination will be conducted in online mode
  • The prelims exam consist of 3 sections
  • The total of 100 questions will be in multiple-choice questions.
  • The time duration is 1 hour
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in IBPS Clerk exam.
  • If a question is left blank, there will be no penalty for that question.
  • The sectional cut-off will be considered to shortlist the candidates for the mains exam.
Section  No. of Qns & Marks
English Language 30
Numerical Ability 35
Reasoning Ability 35
Total 100 

IBPS Mains Exam Pattern:

  • The medium of question paper will be in Hindi and English.
  • The total of 200 questions will be in multiple-choice questions.
  • Mains examination will be held for 160 minutes to answer 190 questions
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in IBPS Clerk exam.
  • If a question is left blank, there will be no penalty for that question.
Section No. of Qns Marks Duration
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
General English 40 40 35 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer
Aptitude
50 60 45 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 Minutes

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Syllabus 2019:

English Language



  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fillers
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spotting Errors
  • Para Jumbles
  • Verbal Ability

Reasoning Ability

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Puzzle and Arrangements
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Directions
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coda Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric Series
  • Coded Inequalities

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Profit and Loss
  • Simplification
  • Work And Time
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Time and Distance
  • Simple, Compounds Interest, Surds and Indices
    Sequence and Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration-Cylinder,Cone,Sphere
  • Permutation, Combination, Probability
  • Number Systems, Ratio and proportion, Percentage

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus 2019:

General/ Financial Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • History, functions and role of RBI, SEBI, IRDA etc
  • Government Schemes and policies
  • Static awareness
  • Monetary and credit policies, Inflation types like SLR, CRR etc
  • Banking and Insurance Awareness

Reasoning Ability

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Puzzle and Arrangements
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Directions
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coda Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric Series
  • Coded Inequalities

Computer Aptitude

  • Number System and Conversions
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Computer Memory, Computer Software
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Operating System, Internet
  • Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS
  • Computer Network & Security

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Geometry
  • Permutation-Combination
  • Mixtures and Allegation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio and Percentage
  • Equations
  • Number System
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Problems of Ages