Highlights of IBPS Clerk 2017 New Exam Pattern

Highlights of IBPS Clerk 2017 New Exam Pattern:

Dear Aspirants, IBPS Clerk 2017 notification is out, and then this is the right time to Gear Up your preparation. Before starting your preparation all should be aware of the significant changes that made in the exam pattern this year.


This year there is no change in the pattern of IBPS Clerk 2017 preliminary exam and we can notice a huge change in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. In mains exam last year there was 5 sections with 200 questions in 135 minutes. But this year only 4 sections with total 190 questions in 160 minutes.



Name of Tests


No. of




Time allotted for each test

(Separately timed)

1. General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
2. General English 40 40 35 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability & Computer


50 60 45 minutes
4. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes


Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Last year in Reasoning section there were 40 questions of 50 marks in 30 minutes. But this year computer knowledge is also merged with this section and now number of question will be 50 and total marks of this section will be 60 with 45 minutes time duration. Here we can see, this section carries maximum marks, so we have to focus more in this part. Practice more Puzzles and Seating Arrangements because these two will play vital roles here. Time per question is also increased this year in this section, so more attempts in this section is advised.

Click Here for Practice Reasoning Ability Questions

Click Here for Reasoning Scoring Part Questions

General/ Financial Awareness 

Now on General Awareness section question is increased to 50 and maximum marks also increased to 50. Last year total number of question in this section is 40 and maximum marks also 40. You will get enough time in this section so be calm and read the questions fully then give your answers clearly. Time is increased to 35 minutes as compared to last year’s 25 minutes, and weightage of this section is also increased. From this we can understand that, we can’t expect direct questions in GA we should be prepared to face all kind of twisted questions. This section is sure shot section, spend enough time to prepare general awareness part which will help you to boost your score.

Click Here for A2Z Banking Awareness Capsule

Click Here for Important Banking Awareness Questions (Topic Wise)

Click Here for Important Static GK Materials (Along with Topic wise Questions)

English Language

In English Language section there is a minor change, 40 questions of 40 marks are same, only time is increase to 35 minutes (last year 30 minutes). It will be the benefit and like small treat for the aspirants those who are expecting this.

Click Here for English Vocabulary Based on “The Economist”

Click Here for Important English Practice Questions Based on New Pattern

Click Here for English Scoring Part Questions

Quantitative Aptitude

In quantitative aptitude there is a change in the number of question not in total marks. So last year they gave 1.25 marks per question and this year they have given 1 mark per question. Total 50 questions of 50 marks will be asked in 45 minutes. And last year there was 40 questions of 50 marks in 30 minutes were there. Time per question is increased, so more attempt in this section are advised.

This year paper may be more conceptual than previous year because number of question is decreased and time is increased so we can expect tricky questions. So start your preparation for the IBPS CLERK 2017 and we will help you in best way.

Click Here for Practice Quantitative Aptitude Questions

Click Here for Aptitude Scoring Part Questions


This year 7883 vacancies have been announced in the notification. Vacancies have been reduced this year as compared to last year. But this is not the final vacancy announced by IBPS, three organizations Vijaya Bank , Punjab National Bank and Oriental Bank of commerce have not reported their vacancies to IBPS. So we can expect a good number of revised vacancies this year. But number of vacancies doesn’t play an important role in your selection because one vacancy is enough for your selection. So don’t get depressed by seeing less number of vacancies, keep focus on your study and give your 100%. Do study in a well planned manner and smartly. And ibpsguide.com will help you on each step to complete your journey of IBPS clerk.

“All the best for all the aspirants”

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