How to Score 25+ in English in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020

IBPS has released the notification for the recruitment of candidates at clerical cadre. The IBPS clerk prelims 2020 will be conducted on 5th, 12th, 13th, and 19th December 2020. The mains exam for the IBPS clerk 2020 will be held on 24th January 2021. In this article, we are providing you with a strategy to score 25+ marks in English in IBPS clerk prelims 2020 along with the exam pattern and important dates.

IBPS Clerk 2020: Important dates

1. IBPS Clerk notification release date 01-07-2020
2. IBPS Clerk Extended Registration Start Date 23.10.2020
3. IBPS Clerk Extended Registration End Date 6.11.2020
4. Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 23.10.2020 to 6.11.2020
5. IBPS Clerk online pre-exam training 23.11.2020 to 28.11.2020
6. Online Examination – Preliminary 05.12.2020, 12.12.2020 and 13.12.2020
7. The download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary 18.11.2020
8. Result of Prelims exam 31.12.2020
9. The download of call letter for online exam Main   12.01.2021
10. Conduct of online examination main 24-01-2021
11. Declaration of Final result 01-04-2021

IBPS Clerk 2020: Exam Pattern

The IBPS clerk examination is conducted in two phases:

  • Preliminary test
  • Mains test

Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 

S.No. Subject Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 mins
2. Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 mins
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 mins


100 100 1 hour

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2020

S.No. Subject Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 40 40 35 mins
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 mins
3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 mins
4.. General Awareness 50 50 35 mins


190 200 160 mins

IBPS Clerk 2020: English Language 

The English language section is common to both the preliminary and mains phase of the IBPS clerk. Due to the sectional timings and lack of strategy, many candidates find it difficult to score well in the English language section. Here we are providing you with expert-curated tips to ace the English in IBPS clerk prelims 2020 along with the syllabus.        

Syllabus for the English Language

  • Sentence Correction
  • Reading comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Spot the error
  • Para jumbles
  • Phrase replacement
  • Vocabulary
  • Connectors
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Word usage

Mock test series for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020

How to Score 25+ in English in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020

Preparation tips for the English Language

Given below is the preparation strategy by experts on ways to score 25+ marks in the English section in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020:

  1. Most of the candidates do not pay equal emphasis on the English section as compared to quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability.
  2. Without proper understanding and practice, it seems impossible to score 25+ marks.
  3. After properly understanding the syllabus start your preparation by analyzing the previous year’s question papers.
  4. Divide the topics of the syllabus into three sections i.e. grammar, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. 
  5. Attempt mock tests to improve your speed and accuracy.
  6. After analysis of your weak points, practice through sectional and topic tests.
  7. For the reading comprehension part, read editorials from newspapers and magazines.
  8. Learn 8-10 words daily to improve the vocabulary section. Relating the words with the sentences or tricks will help you remember them easily. 
  9. Download the English language study material from Guidely’s official website.
  10. Follow our free youtube classes to gain a better perspective of the English language for IBPS clerk 2020.

IBPS Clerk Practice Questions for English Section 

All the Best for IBPS Clerk 2020!!

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