IBPS Clerk



IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2016

Institute of Banking Personal Selection( IBPS) conducts IBPS Clerk exam since 2011 to recruit Clerical cadre officer for 19 nationalized bank ( except SBI).The minimum age limit for IBPS Clerk is 20 and maximum age limit is 28 years. A degree in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification are essential for IBPS clerk examination. Till last year the selection process was based on a Common Written Exam followed by an interview, but from 2015 IBPS has changed  the exam pattern. Now there will two tier examinations Preliminary as well as mains followed by an interview. According to the notification release by IBPS in January preliminary marks will not be included in the final merit list. Detail syllabus will be available on IBPS website before July 2015. Please keep on tracking for latest development happening in IBPS. Bankguru will also come up with detail explanation of syllabus and tips in coming month.


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Exam Pattern

IBPS CLERK Prelims Pattern

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
Logical Reasoning353560
Quantitative Aptitude3535
English Language3030
Duration of exam: 60 minutes | 1 marks allotted for every correct answer
*For each wrong answer 0.25 mark is deducted


IBPS CLERK Mains Pattern

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
Logical Reasoning4040120
English Language4040
Quantitative Ability4040
General Awareness4040
Computer Awareness4040


*For each wrong answer 25% of the marks is deducted 
Duration of exam: 120 minutes | 1 marks allotted for every correct answer

Age Limit

A candidate should be between the age of 20 to 30.



Course Syllabus

All topics section below under English equally important banking exams are asked. Regular practice of these Topics  student can scored maximum points in the examination.

English Language

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Parajumbles
  3. Vocabulary
  4. English Grammar
  5. Sentence Correction
  6. Analogies
  7. Facts / Inference /Judgement
  8. Fill in the Blanks

Mathematics is a subject which should be more practice, it can be found, the more proficiency. Tricky through sources minimize it can be resolved in time to develop the skills. Mathematics at the Topic his sources (Formula) and knowing the method to solve the success can be ensured.

Logical Reasoning

  1. Cubes & Dice
  2. Blood Relations
  3. Critical Reasoning
  4. Number & Letter Series
  5. Seating Arrangement
  6. Venn Diagrams
  7. Clocks & Calendars
  8. Analytical Reasoning
  9. Syllogism

Competitive exams or logical reasoning ability reasoning section under the question of knowledge are asked. According to the understanding of the fundamental nature of the questions and topics to practice it becomes easier to understand.

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Number series
  2. Table
  3. Line graph
  4. Pie chart
  5. DI(statements)
  6. Percentage, Profit & Loss
  7. Simple & Compound Interest
  8. Speed, Time & Distance
  9. Time & Work
  10. Mensuration
  11. Geometry
  12. DS(3 statements)
  13. Line Graphs
  14. Equations

Computer Awareness

  1. History of Computers
  2. Basics of Database
  3. Applications
  4. Microsoft Windows Usage
  5. MS Office
  6. Security Tools
  7. Microsoft Windows Commands
  8. Basic Hardware
  9. Software of Computers
  10. Networking Basics
  11. Internet - History

General Awareness

  1. Current Affairs
  2. Politics
  3. Sports
  4. Art and Culture
  5. Business and Economy
  6. Banking Awareness


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