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IBPS Clerk 2017 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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Dear Aspirants,

Here we are providing you the syllabus and exam pattern of IBPS Clerk for both Preliminary and Mains Exam. Mains Examination will have separate timing for each sections.

The IBPS Clerk 2017 syllabus is no different from any other Bank Exam. The major three sections on which a candidate needs complete command are:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language.

The IBPS Clerk Exam will be conducted in two phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam


  1. Preliminary Exam Pattern & Syllabus
Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks per section Duration
1. English Language 30 30 Composite time of 60 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35 35
3. Reasoning 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Serial No. Section 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 Awareness( with special reference to banking industry) 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Major changes has been observed in the exam pattern of the IBPS Clerk 2017. The total time duration and the number of questions asked in the MAIN Examination have been altered. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Awareness and Reasoning Ability were used to conducted separately and now they have been clubbed together which will have 50 questions carrying 60 marks and you have to complete the section in 45 minutes.

The detailed Syllabus For IBPS Clerk Preliminary as well as Mains Examination is as follows:

Exam Section Syllabus
English Language Vocabulary Grammar

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Error

Cloze Test

Phrasal Verb Replacement

Double Fillers

Fill in the blanks (Single Fillers)

Reasoning AnalogyStatements and Assumption


Coding and Decoding

Blood Relations

Direction Sense Test

Series Test

Miscellaneous Test

Quantitative Aptitude Ratio and ProportionTime, distance and speed

Time and work

Mixture and Allegations


Stocks and Shares

Ratio and Proportion



Volume and Surface Area


Permutation and Combination


Height and Distances


Simple Interest and Compound Interest

Profit and Loss



Data Interpretation

Charts, Bar and Graphs

General Awareness Current Affairs(National & International)Banking Awareness (Banking Related Terms)

Static General Knowledge

Computer Aptitude Basic of Hardware and SoftwareWindows Operating System

Internet Terms

Microsoft –Office

History of Computers

Networking and Communication

Database Basics

Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses


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