IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018 – 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 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 Mains Exam Date

Start Of Online Application18th Sep 2018
End Of Online Application10th Oct 2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)18th Sep 2018 to 10th Oct 2018
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam TrainingNovember 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training26th Nov 2018 to 01st Dec 2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryNovember 2018
Preliminary Exam Dates08th Dec 2018, 09th Dec 2018, 15th Dec 2018, 16th Dec 2018
The Result of an Online exam – PreliminaryDecember 2018/ January 2019
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainsJanuary 2019
Mains Examination20th Jan 2019


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IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

S.No.Name of TestNo. of questionsMaximum MarksTotal duration
1.General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
2.English Language404035 minutes
3.Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
4.Quantitative Ability505045 minutes
 Total190200160 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 NBFCStatic awareness of Counties, capitals, Currencies etc.
Current AffairsGovernment schemes

English Language Syllabus

Reading ComprehensionCloze Test
Para jumblesMiscellaneous
Fill in the blanksMultiple meaning/Error spotting
Paragraph completionVerbal Ability

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Syllabus

Verbal ReasoningSyllogism
Coding and DecodingSeating Arrangement
Double LineupScheduling
Blood RelationsInput and Output
DirectionsOrdering and Ranking
Data SufficiencyCoded Inequalities
Introduction to Computer OrganizationHistory about the generation of computers
Basics of Computer HardwareComputer Languages
Computer MemoryComputer Hardware and Devices
Computer SoftwareNumber Systems and Conversions
Operating SystemComputer network
Computer and Network SecurityInternet, MS Office Suite and Shortcut Keys

Quantitative Ability Syllabus

PercentageRatio and Percentage
Data InterpretationMensuration and Geometry
Quadratic EquationGeometry
Problems of AgesProfit and Loss
Number SeriesMixtures and Allegations
Time and WorkNumber System
Data SufficiencyEquations


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