IBPS Clerk (Clerical cadre Posts)

IBPS Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk (Clerical cadre Posts) Exam:

IBPS conducts the online examination in two phases – Preliminary and Main exams for Clerical cadre Posts.

(A). IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam:

IBPS Clerk preliminary examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the Prelim exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS Clerk Main exam.
Note: Separate time limit is provided for each of the 3 sections. So the students appearing in the online exam once submit a section cannot come back to the same.

Exam Pattern:

Sr. No Name of Section No. Of Question Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 English Language 30 30 20 minutes

Total 100 100 60 minutes

 Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes.

(B). IBPS Clerk Main Exam:

IBPS Clerk Main examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 160 minutes to complete the exam. It consists of 4 sections with a total of 190 questions and maximum score of 200 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS Clerk Main exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 4 sections to qualify for further process.
Note: Separate time limit is provided for each of the 3 sections. So the students appearing in the online exam once submit a section cannot come back to the same.

Exam Pattern:

S.No. Name of Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
4 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
                Total 190 200 160 minutes
The above tests except the English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

IBPS Clerk Document Verification:

Once a candidate qualifies the prelims and mains examination, he/she is called for the document verification before the final selection.
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