Top Scoring Topics For IBPS Clerk 2019

IBPS Clerk 2019 notification is released by IBPS. Candidates aspiring to pursue their career as an office assistant can apply online on the official webiste of IBPS. For cracking through any examination, the main focus of a candidate converges on the syllabus and the topics that are important as well as scoring for the examination. Going through the previous year paper can help an aspirant to get a glimpse of IBPS Clerk 2019 exams and will finally help in planning a strategy. There are topics like comprehension, seating arrangement, DI, simplification, etc that can make you spot your name in the merit list. We will help in getting the scoring topics and strategy to ace through the IBPS Clerk 2019.

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IBPS conducts clerical examination in two phases: preliminary and mains. IBPS Clerk prelims examination is scheduled to be held on 7th, 8th, 14th and 21st December 2019 whereas the mains examination is to be held on 19th January 2020. So, candidates preparing for the examination must be very curious to know about the top scoring topics which can fetch them marks without wasting their efforts. Although the whole syllabus is designed in a comprehensive way but there are some topics that find sure place in the question paper. Here are some of the scoring topics which a candidate targetting for IBPS Clerk 2019 must prepare. 


Topics important for IBPS Clerk 2019

Candidates need to first go through the pattern of the examination and as prelims in approaching in coming December, the preparation strategy should be framed as soon as possible. Here is a pattern for IBPS Clerk 2019 preliminary exam:

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



Section-wise Important Topics: 

With almost 2 months left in the prelims examination, there is need to look at every topic with more focus on the topics given below. Every section has a particular cut-off and so giving equal importance to each section is necessary. These topics are very relevant for prelims as well as mains. But this article is prelims specific.


English carries a total of 30 marks with 20 minutes duration. The important topics are:

Comprehension: 1-2 passages are asked carrying 10 marks with synonyms, antonyms, and title for the passage.

Error Spotting: Error spotting Question ranging from 5-10 are asked which make it a more scoring portion.

Phrase: At least 5 question are asked in which a candidate have to replace a highlighted word in a sentence by an appropriate phrase.

Fill in the blanks: 5question are asked in the fill in the blanks format with single or double fillers. 

Para jumbles: Rearrangement is a sure topic which can provide 4-5 marks to a student.

Cloze test: Good knowledge of grammar is needed for this topic. This carries 5-10 questions.

Sentence Formation: 5-6 questions from this topic can be expected.

Reasoning Ability

Reasoning carries 35 marks as well as questions with 20 minutes duration. Here are the most scoring topics of reasoning for IBPS Clerk 2019.

Seating arrangement & Puzzle: This topic carries 10-15 questions which can be place this topic in the highest scoring topics for reasoning. 

Coding-Decoding: 5 question from this topic is asked. Word or sentence based coding is asked in the examination.

Syllogism: This is one of the hardest section but when after practice this can be the most scoring one. It carries 5 marks question. 

Inequality: This is a scoring topic with 5-7 question in the IBPS Clerk exams. Both direct and indirect inequality is asked in the examination.

Blood relation, order, ranking, directions are other important areas which need your attention during the preparation of IBPS Clerk 2019 exams.


Quantitative Aptitude

Quant section has the same value as the reasoning section. However, the quants section when prepared with dedication can be aced easily. This is the most scoring section as you can have the highest probability of gaining marks in this section with daily practice. Here are some important topics:

Data interpretation: 5-10 marks DI question are fixed for IBPS Clerk examination. These days DI are gaining more importance due to its weightage in the banking examination. 

Simplification: 10 question from this topic can be expected. Practice as much as you can because this topic is scoring as well as confusing.

Quadratic Equation: 5 questions are asked from this topic. Equations are solved in order to gain values of variable.

Data sufficiency: 5-6 questions can be expected from this topic. 

There are other simple topics like profit & loss, percentage, ages, averages, etc which can easily fetch you marks.

Hope this detailed topic analysis help candidates preparing for IBPS Clerk 2019. All the best!!