IBPS Clerk Mains Exam – Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Mains

As only a few days are left for the exam, it’s high time that you gear up your preparation. There are around 7275 vacancies for the post of  IBPS Clerk. So, all the bank aspirants must clear Mains exam in order to get selected for this post.

Aspirants should practice on a regular basis to crack the exam in the first attempt. All candidates must try their best to score above the cut-off marks as there is tough competition among the candidates. The marks obtained in Mains exams are very important as it will be considered for the merit list.

This exam 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 mar each. There are negative marks for each wrong answer and that is 0.25 marks. The total time allotted for the examination is 160 minutes. Follow a strict strategy plan and solve the questions with speed and accuracy within a time limit. Your hard work will obviously help to attain your goal.

IBPS Clerk 2019-20 Recruitment – Tentative Dates

Start Of Online Application 17th September 2019
End Of Online Application 09th October 2019
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 17th September to 09th October 2019
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 2019
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 25th November 2019 to 30th November 2019
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary End of November 2019
Preliminary Exam Dates 7th December 2019 & 08th December 2019
Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2019/ January 2020
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2020
Mains Examination 19th of January 2020
Provisional Allotment April 2020


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IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

S.No. Name of Test No. of questions Maximum Marks Total duration
1. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2. English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. Quantitative Ability 50 50 45 minutes
  Total 190 200 160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus

General/Financial Awareness Syllabus

History, functions and roles of RBI, SEBI, IRDA etc. Monetary and Credit Policies, Inflation types like CRR, SLR etc.
History of Indian Banking Industry, Types of Banks and Concept of NBFC Static awareness of Counties, capitals, Currencies etc.
Current Affairs Government schemes

English Language Syllabus

Reading Comprehension Cloze Test
Para jumbles Miscellaneous
Fill in the blanks Multiple meaning/Error spotting
Paragraph completion Verbal Ability

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Syllabus

Verbal Reasoning Syllogism
Coding and Decoding Seating Arrangement
Double Lineup Scheduling
Blood Relations Input and Output
Directions Ordering and Ranking
Data Sufficiency Coded Inequalities
Introduction to Computer Organization History about the generation of computers
Basics of Computer Hardware Computer Languages
Computer Memory Computer Hardware and Devices
Computer Software Number Systems and Conversions
Operating System Computer network
Computer and Network Security Internet, MS Office Suite and Shortcut Keys

Quantitative Ability Syllabus

Simplification Average
Percentage Ratio and Percentage
Data Interpretation Mensuration and Geometry
Quadratic Equation Geometry
Problems of Ages Profit and Loss
Number Series Mixtures and Allegations
Time and Work Number System
Data Sufficiency Equations


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