IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020: Topic Wise Syllabus For Prelims + Mains Exam

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020 is discussed here. The syllabus is an important part of knowing the exam, a candidate is appearing for. It will help the candidates to prepare well for the upcoming Examination. To do well in the IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam, it is necessary to remain acquainted with the new IBPS Clerk Syllabus.

This article explains the IBPS Clerk Syllabus elaborately. Read on to know more.

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020: Overview

Exam Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS
Name of Exam IBPS Clerk 2020
Post Clerk
IBPS Clerk Date To Apply 02.09.2020 to 23.09.2020
Selection Process
  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
Marks Segregation
IBPS Clerk Exam
  1. Prelims: 100 Marks
  2. Mains: 200 Marks
Duration of Exam
  1. IBPS Clerk Prelims: 1 Hour
  2. IBPS Clerk Mains: 2 Hour 40 Minutes
Marking scheme 1 mark each for every correct answer in Online Test
Negative marking 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question in MCQ
Mode of Examination Online
Language of examination English OR  Hindi
English Language paper has to be attempted in English.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020 and Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk exam is no different from any other bank exams. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further sub-divided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS Clerk syllabus has two papers. There is no interview for the IBPS Clerk Exam.
(i) IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Syllabus: This comprises of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.

(ii) IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus: This comprises of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and an additional section of Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.

There will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer in each test of the IBPS Exam 2020.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern For Prelims

The IBPS Prelims Exam is of 100 marks of 1-hour duration with 20 minutes for each section.

  • The Prelims Stage of IBPS PO will have three sections of a total duration of 1 Hour.
  • There will be a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
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 1 Hour

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern For Mains

The IBPS Clerk Mains Exam has 190 questions that need to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

  • The IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will have a total of 190 questions with a duration of 160 Minutes.
  • There will be four sections in the IBPS Clerk Exam for Mains with different sectional timings.
  • Earlier, the Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, as per the recent update by IBPS, both these sections have been amalgamated together constituting a total of 50 Marks.
S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020 for Prelims Exam

The IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam will have three sections.

Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination

Apart from these common subjects asked for all the posts, candidates are required to have Professional Knowledge as well, which comes in the mains part of the exam

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020 for Mains Exam

The IBPS Clerk Syllabus will have an addition of an extra section called the General Awareness. This section will have questions based on financial awareness. Follow our portal bankersadda to prepare for General Awareness.

Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days

 

It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam to once go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS Clerk 2020 notification released by IBPS to prepare judiciously for this exam.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020: FAQ’s

Q 1. What is the process of selection into the IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam?
Ans. The candidates will be selected on the basis of two stages: Prelims and Mains Exams. However, the marks secured by the candidates in the Mains Exam will be taken for final selection.

Q 2. What will be the language of the question in IBPS Clerk?
Ans. The question paper will be bilingual, i.e. in English and Hindi. However, in the case of English Language Paper, the language will be only English.

Q 3. What is the marks distribution for IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam?
Ans. The IBPS Clerk Prelims will be of 100 marks of 1 hour and the IBPS Mains Exam will be of 200 marks of 2 hours 40 minutes.

Q 4. Will there be any negative marking in the IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam?
Ans. Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer in the IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains Exam.

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