IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2018 – Syllabus & New Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam

IBPS Clerk exam comprises of two phases that are Prelims and Mains. Every year lakhs of candidates are appearing for the exam, so there is tough competition. It is not an easy task to clear the Prelims exam. All he aspirants must pass this phase in order to qualify for the Mains exam. Candidates can pass this phase if prepared with good plan strategies, hard work and dedication.

This exam comprises of three sections that re English language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. There are 35 questions each in Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning section and English section consists of 30 questions. The total time that is given for the exam is 1 hour. For every correct answer, candidate will be awarded 1 mark. There is negative marking for each wrong answer that is 0.25 marks. It is not mandatory that you should attempt all the questions but ensure that you answer only those questions about whom you are completely confident.

Practicing about problems makes you more confident about the exam. So, practice more to attain your goal.  Do not get nervous at all and pass your exam with flying colors.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Dates 2018

Start Of Online Application 18th Sep 2018
End Of Online Application 10th Oct 2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 18th Sep 2018 to 10th Oct 2018
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 26th Nov 2018 to 01st Dec 2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary November 2018
Preliminary Exam Dates 08th Dec 2018, 09th Dec 2018, 15th Dec 2018, 16th Dec 2018

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

  • There are three sections in this exam that are English language, reasoning and quantitative aptitude.
  • The number of questions in English language is 30, in Reasoning Ability are 35 and in Quantitative Aptitude are 35.
  • There are total 100 questions. Each correct answer will be counted for 1 mark each.
  • There are negative marks for each wrong answer and that is 0.25 marks.
  • The total time allotted for the examination is 1 hour.
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


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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

English Language Syllabus

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

Reasoning Ability Syllabus

Coding and Decoding Alpha- Numeric Series
Directions Data Sufficiency
Coded Inequalities Puzzle and eating Arrangement
Blood Relations Input and Output
Syllogism Order and Ranking

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Simplification Profit and Loss
Mixtures and Allegations Simple, Compound Interest, Surds and Indices
Work and Time Time and Distance
Mensuration-Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Data Interpretation
Ratio and Proportion, Percentage Number Systems
Sequence and Series Permutation, Combination and Probability