January 19, 2019


IBPS Clerk

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a common written exam (CWE) every year for the recruitment of clerical cadre in various banks all across the country. All public sector banks will use the written exam – IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam to recruit candidates for the number of vacancies to be published in the official notification.

IBPS will conduct the vendor exam for the eighth time this year and, therefore, will be called IBPS Clerk CWE VIII. The IBPS Clerk CWE exam will be carried out in two levels: preliminary and main. Students who qualify both phases will eventually be selected for recruitment.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

A) IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern:


 Sr.No.  Name of the Test  No.
of Questions
 Maximum Marks Duration
 1.  English Language  30  30 20 minutes
 2.  Quantitative Aptitude  35  35 20 minutes
 3.  Reasoning Ability  35  35 20 minutes
   Total  100  100 60 minutes

IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut Off Marks

Reasoning Ability 14.5
English Language 9.5
Quantitative Aptitude 13.5

B) IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern:

Sr. No Name of Tests
No. of
Medium of Exam Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed)
1. General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 English & Hindi 35 minutes
2. English Language 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 45 minutes
  Total 190 200   160

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus:

English Language

-Reading Comprehension
-Cloze Test
-Sentence Errors
-Vocabulary based questions
-Sentence Improvement
-Jumbled Paragraph
-Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

Reasoning Ability

-Seating Arrangements
-Direction Sense
-Blood Relation
-Order and Ranking
-Machine Input-Output
-Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
-Data Sufficiency
-Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

Quantitative Aptitude

-Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
-Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
-Number Series
-Approximation and Simplification
-Data Sufficiency
-Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

General / Financial Awareness

-Banking Awareness
-Financial Awareness
-Govt. Schemes and Policies
-Current Affairs
-Static Awareness

Computer Aptitude

-History and Generation of Computers
-Introduction to Computer Organisation
-Computer Memory
-Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
-Computer Software
-Computer Languages
-Operating System
-Computer Network
-MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
-Basics of DBMS
-Number System and Conversions
-Computer and Network Security