IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Institute of Banking personnel & Selection is an exam conducting body which conducts exams for various recruitment. Among different competitive exams conducted for prestigious positions in India, IBPS Clerk is one of the most popular ones. IBPS conducts the exam each year to recruit candidates for the clerical positions for various public sector banks of India. Due to its prestigious position, a hefty salary, and loads of benefits offered, there are lakhs of candidates who apply for the exam each year. Check the detailed IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Preliminary and Main examinations, if you want to crack it in 2020.
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IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020
The first step in cracking any competitive exam is to gather all the relevant information about the examination and its detailed syllabus. The pattern of IBPS Clerk is almost like other banking examinations. It is geared towards testing aspirant’s flexibility to solve complex questions. With every exam, IBPS is trying to follow the footprints of SBI and is showing extreme variations when compared to previous year’s examination.
IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2020
There are three sections in the IBPS Clerk prelims exam namely English language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative aptitude. DI is the major and important topic in Quant whereas Puzzle is considered to be the most important topic in Reasoning ability. One needs to clear their concept on both the aforementioned topics as they carry the highest weightage in the exam. Reading comprehension in the English section comprises of 7-8 questions. There may be set of one or two Reading comprehension in the IBPS Clerk prelims exams 2019.
Reading comprehension, Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers), New Pattern Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles, Inference, Sentence Completion,Connectors, Paragraph Conclusion, Phrasal Verb Related Questions, Error Detection Questions, Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions.
Puzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood-Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Alphabet Related Questions.
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Pie Chart), Inequalities (Quadratic Equations), Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Work and Wages, Number system, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).
IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus 2020
More or less, syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims and IBPS Clerk mains are similar but some topics are added in all the sections with the level of difficulty. General awareness is the add on the subject in the mains exam. Students need to prepare banking awareness, static awareness and current affairs of the last 6 months to cover the GA part. Reroute all your attention to the DI and Puzzle and Seating arrangement in the mains exam. The level of the mains exam is comparatively difficult. Check the detailed IBPS Clerk mains syllabus below:
Reading comprehension, Fillers( Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers), New Pattern Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles,Inference, Sentence Completion,Connectors, Paragraph Conclusion, Phrasal Verb Related Questions, Error Detection Questions, Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions.
|2.||Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||
Puzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol, Series, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning , Introduction to Computer Organisation, Computer Memory, Computer Hardware and I/O Devices, Computer Software, Operating System, Computer Network, Internet, MS Office Suit and Short cut keys, Basics of DBMS, Computer and Network Security.
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart), Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2), Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Number system, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Work and Wages, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).
|4.||General/ Financial Awareness||
Banking and Insurance Awareness, Financial Awareness, Govt. Schemes and Policies, Current Affairs, Static Awareness.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2020
IBPS Clerk Examination is conducted in two phases viz. IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam and IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. Click Here to know everything about the exam pattern. Following is the pattern of IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam which is the same as last year’s:
|IBPS Calendar 2020-21||IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus||IBPS PO Final Result firstname.lastname@example.org||IBPS Clerk Mains Result
A) IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern 2020:
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
B) IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2020:
|Sr. No||Name of Tests
(NOT BY SEQUENCE)
|Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed)
|1||General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||English & Hindi||35 minutes|
|2||English Language||40||40||English||35 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||English & Hindi||45 minutes|
|4||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||English & Hindi||45 minutes|
Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for final merit list.
There will be negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.
As the upward trend in the complexity of questions has only made the consistency of the examination pattern a question mark, keep yourself prepared for a bolt from the blues. Sink your teeth into the preparations and you will definitely bring it off this time.
Tips and Tricks for IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Preparation
Just preparing from the syllabus provided is not enough. The candidates need to prepare in a smart way to crack through the exam. Some of the tricks that surely help are:
- Creating a time table so that all the subjects and topics are covered up properly.
- Reading English newspapers and similar sections regularly.
- Practicing maths and similar topics on a regular basis.
- Practicing mocks tests to understand the paper well and to manage time well.
The exams for IBPS Clerk are a difficult one as lakhs of candidates apply for it to secure a position. Hence, it is important for the candidates to understand the syllabus and question paper well and prepare accordingly.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What subjects do you have to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2020
Ans. To crack IBPS Clerk Prelims exam you must cover syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English and General Awareness.
Q. Is there any major difference in IBPS Clerk Syllabus when compared to other bank exams?
Ans. No there is no major difference, the syllabus for almost all bank and insurance exams is the same. The level of questions asked in Officer grade and clerk grade exams differ.
Q. How long will it take to cover complete IBPS Clerk Syllabus?
Ans. If you are preparing from scratch, then it is possible that you can complete the IBPS Clerk syllabus in 3 to 4 months with proper study plan. However, this may differ from person to person depending on their strengths and weaknesses.
Q. Will IBPS Clerk Exam take place in 2020?
Ans. Yes, IBPS has already released its exam calendar according to which, the IBPS Clerk prelims will tentatively take place in December 2020.