Beginner’s Guide To IBPS Clerk 2019

IBPS has released the official notification of IBPS Clerk 2019. IBPS conducts banking examination every year for various posts like PO, Clerk, etc to recruit candidates in various public sector banks. For a beginner, who has no clue about the IBPS Clerk Examination, it seems to be a “hard nut to crackle”. The preparation guide is important not only for the beginner’s but also the student who have already started preparing for the same. As there is an immense competition and number of aspirants is increasing day by day accompanied with level of difficulty, only a well planned strategy can sail you through the whole process. Don’t panic as Bankersadda is here to solve all your querry regarding Ibps clerk exam. 

Let us tell you that the clerical exam is for appointing office assistants and are also known as ‘single window operator’. They handle the work related to file handling, deposits, transactions, cheques issue, maintain a daily record, etc. They have a prominent role to play in banking institutions.

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IBPS CLERK 2019 Notification

So, now a beginner must be having an idea of clerk functions in a bank. Candidates who are aspiring to join the banking sector at the grass-root level can surely apply for this post. We have come up with an overall guide for IBPS Clerk 2019 for helping all those who want to leave no stone unturned being a beginner. This article may also help those aspirants who have started their preparation for long. IBPS Clerk Prelims examination is scheduled on 7th, 8th, 14th, and 21st December 2019 while the mains examination is scheduled on 19th January 2019. So, candidates who don’t have a full insight must read the full article so that they can crack IBPS Clerk in their very first attempt.

IBPS Clerk preparation plan 2019

All the candidates who are preparing for any banking examination must go through the syllabus, previous year question and pattern of the examination. This will give aspirants an idea of a particular examination. IBPS Clerk examination is a two-stage selection based test which consists of olf preliminary and mains stage. Both the stages are conducted in online mode and are objective in nature. There is sectional and overall cut-off and time is fixed for every section. So, candidates need to focus on all the sections equally. Let’s dig deep inside the pattern and important areas to cover for a beginner and other aspirants.

IBPS Clerk Examination Pattern 2019

The pattern of IBPS Clerk is not so different from other banking examinations. A well-planned strategy can help you to get through the recruitment process. Here is a pattern for both prelims and mains:

IBPS Clerk prelims Exam pattern 2019

Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
2. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3. English 30 30 20 minutes
  Total 100 100 60 minutes


IBPS Clerk mains exam pattern 2019

Sr. No


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Duration (Separately timed)


General/ Financial Awareness



English & Hindi

35 minutes


English Language




35 minutes


Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



English & Hindi

45 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude




English & Hindi

45 minutes






160 minutes


IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019

Pattern and syllabus forms the basis of any examination. So, we have given a glimpse of pattern of the examination, so now we are giving you a detailed syllabus of IBPS clerk 2019. DI, Puzzle, Seating arrangement, comprehension forms the important topics. The link to the detailed syllabus is given below:

IBPS Clerk 2019 syllabus 

IBPS Clerk exam preparation tips for beginners

A beginner must be very careful in choosing right guidance as it will only make him sail through his journey. Here is some tips for beginner to crack IBPS Clerk without a fail attempt:

Exam specific: If you are a beginner, you must know that your preparation should not be prelims or mains specific. Your approch should be integrated in nature. Looking at the syllabus of prelims and mains, you will get to know that the topics of quants, reasoning and english are almost overlapping. So an integrated approach will help you in easily clearing it. Also, as the preliminary examination is only qualifying in nature so putting all your concentration in a planning for prelims cum mains can sail you through the examination.

Understand the pattern: For a beginner going through the pattern of exam forms a basic basis of IBPS Clerk exam. This step is important as a candidate will get to know about how the exam is conducted and what is the marks, duration allotted to IBPS Clerk examination.

Plan a study time table: IBPS Clerk examination are not so far away. So, candidates who are a beginner need to plan a strategy for this examination. Cover the whole syllabus once and than make another plan for revision. For a well dedicated study plan for IBPS Clerk examination, you can refer to link given below:

IBPS Clerk study plan 2019

Syllabus and Question Paper: Syllabus is very important as it is helpful for every old and new aspirants for knowing the topic to be covered for examination. After syllabus, one must go through the previous year question paper to refer the topic and the type of question asked in the examination especially for a beginner. 

Practice: Practice as much as you can. This examination is all about practice mocks and previous year paper as it will only help you in getting success.

Newspaper: A beginner looking for entering government sector should know the importance of newspaper. Newspaper gives you an insight to know all about what is going around in our nation and world. Also, acing banking examination needs the knowledge of financial/economics awareness which can be built through newspaper easily. 

Daily task: A candidate should know that consistency is the key to success for banking examination. If you leave a single day without practicing for examination, you will lose a chance to get through. Make a plan and stick to it. Try to not lose your path anyway. 

De-socialization: For the time being, try to cut off your social media as it can distract you from your path. Stay away from people who distract you and keep your spirits high.

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