IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims/Mains

In today’s competitive world, mostly everyone wants to make their career in the banking sector. This is the reason why IBPS Clerk has become a choice for every bank aspirant. If you want to the crack in the first attempt, then follow the latest exam pattern and prepare by following a proper study plan. So, every bank aspirant who is preparing very hard for this exam must know the exam pattern. So, let us have a glance at the IBPS Clerk exam pattern.

Name of the Organization: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Name of the Examination: IBPS CWE Clerk VIII Exam

Official website: www.ibps.in

The exam pattern may also vary if the same happens in the fore coming years. So the immediate changes in the exam pattern or the time duration are updated on time in this page. Ride your in the proper stream to reach your exact destination. IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two stages that are Preliminary exam and Mains exam. It is mandatory that every aspirant must clear both the phases in order to get selected for the post of Clerk. Let us have a look on both the phases.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018

Phase-IPreliminary Examination

The IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam is conducted online. The total time for this exam is 1 hour. There are total 3 sections in the exam that are English language, Numerical ability and Reasoning ability. Total number of questions n this exam are 100 and every question counts for 1 mark. There is negative marking and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. So, it is mandatory that every aspirant should clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to get selected for IBPS Clerk Mains exam.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100

Note: Sectional timings introduced for IBPS Clerk 2018

Phase – IIMain Examination

If you clear the prelims exam, then the next phase is Mains exam. The total time allotted for the exam is 160 minutes. It comprises of four sections that are   General/Financial awareness, English language, Reasoning ability, Computer, quantitative aptitude. The number of questions in general/financial awareness is 50, in English language are 40, in reasoning ability and computer aptitude are 50 and in quantitative ability are 50. There are total 190 questions. Each correct answer will be counted for 1 mark each. There is negative marking for each wrong answer that is 0.25 marks.

S.No Name of Tests No. ofQuestions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration for each section
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 English & Hindi 35 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes


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