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IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021: IBPS Clerk Syllabus plays an important part in 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 2021 Exam, it is necessary to remain acquainted with the Latest IBPS Clerk Syllabus. We have given below the latest IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 in a detailed manner so that the candidates can plan their preparation accordingly.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021: Overview

Exam Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Name of Exam IBPS Clerk 2021
Post Clerk
Selection Process
  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
Marks Segregation for
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 MCQs
Mode of Examination Online
Language of examination English OR  Hindi
English Language paper has to be attempted in English only.

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 and Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk exam is no different from any other bank exam. 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

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Syllabus comprises of three sections broadly: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.

(ii) IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus comprises of four Sections broadly: 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 IBPS Exam 2021.

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IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

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 (MCQs).
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks individually for each section 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.
Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (in minutes)
English Language 30 30 20
Numerical Ability 35 35 20
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20
Total 100 100 60

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IBPS Clerk 2021 Mains Exam Pattern

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.
Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (in minutes)
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45
English Language 40 40 35
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35
Total 190 200 160

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus 2021

The IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam broadly has three sections namely, Reasoning Ability, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. The Latest Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam has been detailed below:

Reasoning Ability

Seating Arrangements, Puzzles, Inequalities, Syllogism, Input-Output, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking, Alphanumeric Series, Distance and Direction, Verbal Reasoning

English Language

Cloze Test, Reading Comprehension, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Para/Sentence Completion

Quantitative Aptitude

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 can be tested in the mains part of the exam.

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IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus 2021

The IBPS Clerk Syllabus will have the addition of an extra section called General Awareness. This section will have questions based on financial awareness.

Reasoning Ability

Seating Arrangements, Puzzles, Inequalities, Syllogism, Input-Output, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking, Alphanumeric Series, Distance and Direction, Verbal Reasoning

English Language

Cloze Test, Reading Comprehension, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Para/Sentence Completion

Quantitative Aptitude

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

General Awareness

Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, GK Updates, Currencies, Important Places, Books and Authors, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Minister Schemes, Important Days

Computer Aptitude

Basics of Hardware and software, Windows operating system basics, Internet terms and services, Basic Functionalities of MS Office ( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), History of Computers, Networking and communication, Database basics, Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses.

It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam to once go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS Clerk 2021 notification released by IBPS to prepare judiciously for this exam.

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 FAQ’s

Q 1. What is the Selection Procedure for the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam?
Ans. The candidates will be selected based on 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 the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam?
Ans. The question paper will be bilingual, i.e. in English and Hindi. However, in the case of the English Language Paper, the language will be only English.

Q 3. What is the marks distribution for IBPS Clerk 2021 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 2021 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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