IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2019

IBPS Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2019: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018-19  Notification is out for the post of Clerk for 7275 Vacancies. The Institute conducts Examination in two stages viz., Preliminary test and Main Examination followed by Merit listing through online mode. Candidates who cleared Preliminary exam must start preparing for the Mains Exam. Details of the Mains Examination is given below.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 – Mains Exam Pattern:

Sr.No.Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1General/ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
2General English404035 minutes
3Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
4Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Total190200160 minutes


  • There will be sectional as well as over all cut off for mains exam.
  • Negative marking of 1/4th of the total marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019: Mains Exam

General Awareness/ Financial Awareness:(50 marks)

  • Current affairs (Preferably last 12 months)
  • Indian Economy
  • Financial Markets
  • Schemes and Policies
  • World Economy
  • Financial Terms and Concepts
  • Financial Organizations
  • Banking Awareness
  • People and Banks in News
  • Monetary Policy
  • Committees & Recommendations
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Banking Terms.
  • Agreements & MoUs
  • etc.

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English Language:(40 marks)

  • Theme Detection
  • Sentence Improvement/ Phrase Replacement
  • Para Jumbles
  • Deriving Conclusion
  • Error spotting
  • Vocabulary
  • idioms and phrases
  • Fill in the blanks.

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Quantitative aptitude:(50 marks)

  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Time, distance and speed
  • Time and work 
  • Age
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Clocks
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Averages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Partnerships
  • Height and Distances
  • Probability
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Charts, Bar and Graphs

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Logical Reasoning:(60 marks)

  • Analogy
  • Statements and Assumption
  • Syllogism
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Series Test
  • Miscellaneous Test
  • Blood Relations
  • Passage and conclusion
  • Alphabet test
  • Series Test
  • Ranking and time sequence
  • Direction sense Test
  • Decision making test
  • Machine Input/output
  • Assertion and reasoning
  • Sitting Arrangement

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Computer awareness:

  • History of Computers
  • Internet Terms
  • Microsoft –Office
  • Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruse
  • Networking and Communication
  • Database Basics
  • Windows Operating System
  • Basic of Hardware and Software

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Important Links:

For IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019Click here
For Official NotificationClick here
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