IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020: Complete Subject Wise Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Check the complete syllabus of IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains exams. Knowing the detailed IBPS clerk syllabus will help you prioritize your topics. Here is the detailed IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020

| Updated On October 23rd, 2020 at 11:15 am

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020: It is important to know the syllabus so that you can keep your preparation on track and study efficiently. In this space we will be providing you the complete and updated syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2020 so that you don’t have to waste your time in search of it. We are providing you Prelims as well as of Mains syllabus to make sure that you are all set for exam. The time left for exam is limited go through the syllabus and prepare all the topics. The IBPS Clerk X Syllabus 2020 will help you to give direction to your preparation and will help you to strategize a study plan for the exam. Learning with syllabus will reduce the risk of missing on any important topic of the exam. Check the Complete Subject Wise Syllabus, Exam Pattern below

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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.

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.

 
S. No. Subject Syllabus
1. English Language

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 Ability

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood-Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Alphabet Related Questions.

3. Numerical Ability

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:

 
S. No. Subject Syllabus
1. General English

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.

3. Quantitative Aptitude

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 PO 2020 Syllabus IBPS PO Final Result 2020@ibps.in 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
Total 100 100 60 minutes

 

 

B) IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2020:

Sr. No Name of Tests

 

(NOT BY SEQUENCE)

No. of

 

Questions

Maximum

 

Marks

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
  Total 190 200   160 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.

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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.