IBPS Clerk CWE Exam Syllabus, Pattern & Eligibility Criteria

IBPS Clerk Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Eligibility Criteria

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2017The major three sections on which a candidate needs complete command to ace IBPS Clerk 2017 Preliminary Exam are:

  •  Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  •  English Language

When a candidate clears the Preliminary Exam, he/she must start preparing for the Mains Exam. There are 5 sections asked in IBPS Clerk 2017 Mains Exam.

  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  •  English Language
  • General Awareness

A candidate must look into the previous years’ papers to know the weightage of the sub-topics asked in each section of both preliminary and mains exam of IBPS Clerk 2017. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam:

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017

Preliminary Exam

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 A composite time of 60 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Mains Exam

Major changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. The total duration and the number of questions asked in Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam have been revised. In the latest update by IBPS, IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that needs to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII.

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

Now that we have seen the IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Pattern. Let’s discuss the detailed syllabus of all the sections asked in Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam:

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 

1. English Language

Vocabulary Grammar Reading Comprehension
Homonyms, Antonyms, Synonyms, Word Formation, Spelling Spotting Errors, Phrases and idioms, Direct and Indirect speech, Active/ Passive voice Theme Detection, Passage completion, Topic rearrangement of passage, Deriving Conclusion.

2. Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning Non-Verbal Reasoning
Analogy, Classification, Word formation, Statement and conclusions Syllogism, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Passage and conclusions, Alphabet test, Series Test, Number, Ranking and time sequence, Direction sense Test, Decision making test, Figure series, Input/output, Assertion and reasoning, Sitting Arrangement Series test, Odd figure Out, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test

3.Quantitative Aptitude

Ratio and proportion, Averages, Time and work, Speed, Distance and time, Mixture and allegation Stocks and shares, Percentages, Partnership, Clocks, Volume and surface Area, Bar & Graphs, Line charts, Tables Height and Distances, Logarithms, Permutation and combinations, Simple and compound interest, Equations, Probability, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss and Discount, Mensuration, Elements of Algebra, Data Interpretation, Pie charts

4.Computer Knowledge

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

5.General Awareness

Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months,
Overview of Indian Financial System,
History of Indian banking system, Recent credit and monetary policies
Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc,
Abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Banking Terms,
Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

Eligibility Criteria : A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Age : 

  • Minimum : 20 years
  • Maximum : 28 years
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