IBPS Clerk 2017 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Being one of the most coveted exams in Banking Industry, IBPS Clerk 2017 (Prelims) will be conducted tentatively on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December 2017. IBPS Clerk 2017 Notification will be released shortly by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. As the tentative dates have been already released, it is necessary to prepare effectively for the upcoming IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam.

IBPS Clerk 2017 is conducted in two different phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
The Preliminary Phase of the Exam constitutes of three major sections: English Language, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The entire paper is to be completed in a time span of 60 minutes.

Serial Number Sections Asked Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 A composite time of 60 minutes
2. Reasoning 35 35
3. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total 100 100

The Mains Exam of IBPS Clerk 2017 constitutes of five major sections namely English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness. The entire paper needs to be completed in a composite time of 135 minutes.

Serial Number Sections Asked Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 50 30 minutes
2. English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 30 minutes
4. Computer Applications 40 20 20 minutes
5. General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

Now that you are acquainted with the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam, you must know IBPS Clerk 2017 Syllabus to prepare judiciously for the upcoming IBPS Clerk Exam.

Let's have a look at the detailed IBPS Clerk 2017 Syllabus:


English LanguageReasoningQuantitative AptitudeComputer ApplicationsGeneral Awareness
HomonymsAnalogyRatio and ProportionHardware and SoftwareCurrent Affairs
AntonymsClassificationAveragesBasics of Operating SystemNational and International Issues
SynonymsWord FormationPercentageInternet Terms and ServicesIndian Financial System
Word FormationSeries TestPermutation and CombinationBasic Functionality of MS OfficeIndian Banking System
SpellingOdd Figure OutPie ChartHistory of ComputersRecent Credits and Monetary Policies
Spotting ErrorsMiscellaneous TestBar GraphNetworking and CommunicationIntroduction to National Financial Institutions
Phrase and IdiomsStatements and ConclusionsProbabilityBasics of DatabaseRBI, SEBI, IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, FSDC, IRDA
Direct & Indirect SpeechSyllogismAlgebraBasics of Hacking, Security Tools and VirusesAbbreviations
Active and Passive VoiceStatement and AssumptionTrigonometryEconomic Terminologies
Theme DetectionStatement and ArgumentsSimple Interest and Compound InterestGovernment Schemes on capital and Money Market
Passage CompletionCoding DecodingEquations
Topic Rearrangement of PassageBlood RelationLogarithms
Deriving ConclusionsPassage and ConclusionHeights and Distances

Alphabet TestTime and Distance

Series TestWork, Power and Time

Direction Sense TestMixtures and Allegations

Decision Making TestStocks and Shares

NumbersPartnerships

RankingsClocks

Time SequenceVolume and Surface Area

Figure SeriesBars and Graphs

Input-OutputLine Chart

Assertion and ReasoningTables

Seating ArrangementProfit, Loss and Discount

Circular ArrangementMensuration

Data Interpretation