IBPS Clerk

IBPS Clerk

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  • Overview

    IBPS Clerk exam is held annually by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to recruit eligible candidates for the post of IBPS clerk in the nationalized banks throughout different locations in India. The exam has three stages - Prelims, Mains and Language exam and the candidate has to clear each round to be recruited as the same. The IBPS Clerk exam provides an opportunity for candidates to pursue a career in the banking sector and work as clerical staff in public sector banks.

    Eligibility Criteria

    POST NAMEAGE LIMITEDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
    IBPS Clerk20 - 28Graduation or equivalent qualification in any discipline.
    Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory
    Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT
    Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computeroperations/Language/ should have studied Computer /Information
    Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

    Age Relaxation for Different Categories

    CategoryAge Relaxation
    OBC3 years
    SC/ST5 years
    Persons With Benchmark Disabilities10 years
    Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-ServicemenThe actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years)
    Widows, divorced women and women legally
    separated from their husbands who have not remarried
    Age concession upto the age of 35 years for
    General/EWS, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates
    Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years

    Exam Pattern

    IBPS Clerk will be a two tier exam comprising Preliminary and Mains. Both the papers follow the online and objective mode of exam. Follow the tables mentioned below to get clear insight into the pattern of IBPS CLERK prelims and mains examination:

    IBPS CLERK Prelims (Objective)

    PARTSUBJECTSNO. OF QUESTIONS NO. OF MARKSNegative Marking TIME DURATION
    IEnglish Language30300.25 marks 20 minutes
    IIReasoning Ability35350.25 marks 20 minutes
    IIINumerical Ability35350.25 marks 20 minutes
    TOTAL10010060 minutes

    IBPS CLERK Mains(Objective)


    PART
    SUBJECTSNO. OF QUESTIONS NO. OF MARKSNEGATIVE MARKINGTIME DURATION
    IGeneral English40400.25 marks 35
    IIReasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude50600.25 marks 45
    IIIQuantitative Aptitude 50500.25 marks 45
    IVGeneral / Financial Awareness50500.25 marks 35
    Total190200 160 minutes

    Syllabus

    The exam syllabus For IBPS Clerk Prelims as follows:

    SubjectTopicSub-Topic
    English LanguageReading Comprehension
    Word Swap(3 words, 4 words)
    Word Rearrangement(3 Words, 4 Words)
    Sentence Rearrangement
    Parajumble
    Column Based

    FillersSingle
    Double Fillers
    Double Sentence
    Word UsageSingle
    Multiple

    Connectors/Starters
    Sentence Improvement

    Sentence Based Error
    1 Sentence Correct
    1 Sentence Incorrect

    Vocabulary
    Spelling Error
    Contextually Incorrect
    Synonyms/Antonyms

    Cloze Test
    Blank
    Replacement
    Error CorrectionIdentify The Correct Part
    Identify The Incorrect Part
    Sentence ImprovementSingle Option
    Multiple Option
    Idioms & PhrasesFillers
    Usage
    Replacement
    Reasoning AbilityPuzzles



    Box based puzzle
    Designation based puzzle
    Category based puzzle
    Floor / Flat-floor based puzzle
    Day / Month / Year based puzzle


    Seating Arrangement
    Circular Seating Arrangement (Uncertain)
    Square/Rectangle / Triangular seating Arrangement
    Linear seating arrangement
    Single row /Double row
    Uncertain
    MiscellaneousInequality (Direct and Indirect Statement
    Distance and Direction (Normal)
    Coding-Decoding (General)
    Blood Relation (Normal)
    Syllogism (2/3 statement + 2 conclusion)
    Series(Alpha-numeric-symbol based Alpha-numeric based
    Word based
    Number based
    Digit based series
    Letter based series
    Order -Ranking
    (Comparison)
    Word Pair / Number Pair
    Word formation
    Odd one out
    Word / Number based (Multiple operations).
    Numerical AbilitySimplification
    BODMAS
    Square & Cube
    Square & cube root Indices, fraction
    Percentage etc
    ApproximationBODMAS
    Square & Cube
    Square & cube root Indices, fraction
    Percentage etc
    Number SeriesMissing Number series Wrong number series
    InequalityLinear equation
    Quadratic equation
    Quantity comparison
    ArithmeticRatio and Proportion, Percentage
    Number System and HCF & LCM,
    Average
    Age
    Partnership
    Mixture and Alligation
    Simple Interest and Compound Interest
    Time and Word
    Pipe and Cistern
    Profit & Loss and Discount Speed Time Distance
    Boat And stream
    Train
    Mensuration 2D and 3D Probability and
    Permutation & combination etc.
    Data InterpretationTable DI
    Missing Table DI
    Single Pie chart DI and Multiple pie chart D
    Line chart DI
    Bar chart DI
    Mixed DI
    Caselet
    Data SufficiencyTwo Statement

    The exam syllabus For IBPS Clerk Mains as follows:

    SubjectTopicSub-Topic

    General English
    Reading comprehensionConventional
    Multiple Short RC
    Comprehensive RC
    FillersSingle
    Double Fillers
    Double Sentence
    Single blanks
    Triple blanks
    Multiple Options
    Sentence Completion
    Vocab+Fillers

    Sentence Rearrangement
    Conventional
    Mixed Rearrangement Sentence+Paragraph
    Phrase swapping
    Phrase rearrangement

    Error DetectionOld Pattern
    Jumbled Error
    Multiple Error
    Sentence Based Error
    Sentence Improvement single option
    Sentence Improvement multiple option similar
    Sentences

    Spelling Error, Idioms and Phrases
    Paragraph Based
    Sentence Based
    Word Based
    Coherent Paragraph
    Paragraph Completion Starters
    Word Swap
    Word Rearrangement
    Match The Columns:3 columns
    2 columns based,
    Column based fillers
    Cloze Test: Blank
    Replacement
    Phrase
    Pair Words
    Phrase Swapping
    Word UsageSingle
    Multiple


    Quantitative Aptitude





    SimplificationBODMAS
    Square & Cube
    Square & cube root Indices, fraction
    Percentage etc
    Approximation:BODMAS
    Square & Cube
    Square & cube root Indices, fraction
    Percentage etc
    Number SeriesMissing Number series Wrong number series

    Inequality
    Linear equation
    Quadratic equation
    Quantity comparison
    ArithmeticRatio and Proportion, Percentage
    Number System and HCF & LCM,
    Average
    Age
    Partnership
    Mixture and Alligation
    Simple Interest and Compound Interest
    Time and Word
    Pipe and Cistern
    Profit & Loss and Discount Speed Time Distance
    Boat And stream
    Train
    Mensuration 2D and 3D Probability and
    Permutation & combination etc.


    Data Interpretation
    Table DI
    Missing Table DI
    Single Pie chart DI and Multiple pie chart D
    Line chart DI
    Bar chart DI
    Mixed DI
    Caselet
    Data Sufficiency
    Two Statement

    Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude
    Seating Arrangement
    Circular Seating Arrangement (Uncertain)
    Square/Rectangle / Triangular seating Arrangement
    Linear seating arrangement
    Single row /Double row
    Uncertain
    Triple row
    Blood Relation Based Seating Arrangement
    MiscellaneousInequality (Coded)
    Distance and Direction (Normal)
    Coding-Decoding (Coded)
    Blood Relation (Coded)
    Input – Output (Arrangement / Shifting)
    Syllogism (Normal, Reverse)
    Series(Alpha-numeric-symbol based Coded Series
    Digit based series
    Letter based series
    Order -Ranking
    Ranking Mains (Comparison)
    Word formation
    Odd one out
    Word / Number based (Multiple operations).
    (2 / 3 statement); Word / Number Based
    Logical ReasoningStatement +
    Assumption
    Statement + Inference
    Statement+Conclusion



    General/ Financial Awareness
    National Current Affairs,
    International Current Affairs
    State Current Affairs, Sports News
    Central Government Schemes
    Agreements/MoU
    Books & Authors
    Summits & Conferences
    Defense News
    Science & Technology News
    Banking and Financial Awareness
    Static Awareness
    Recent RBI Circulars Based Questions Business & Economy related News
    Important Days, Obituaries
    Important Appointments
    Important Awards & Honors
    Union Budget 2023-24
    Economic Survey 2022-23
    Ranks/Reports/Indexes

    Registration Process

    • Visit the website https://ssc.nic.in/ and click 'New Registration'.
    • Now enter your Name, Mobile Number, Email ID and Security pin in the registration form.
    • Attach all the necessary documents required during registration.
    • Upload Signature and Photos.

    Next, candidates need to pay the Application Fee which is different for each category

    CATEGORYFEE
    General 850 INR
    OBC 850 INR
    SC/ST 175 INR
    PwD 175 INR
    EXSM 175 INR

    After submission of the Application fee. A registration number and password will be sent via SMS or Mail .

    Your Application form is completely filled.

    Previous Year Cut Offs

    State/UTCategory
    SCSTOBCEWSUR
    Andaman and NicobarNANANANA40.63
    Andhra Pradesh48.7536.2547.1341.6361.13
    Arunachal PradeshNA37.75NANA41.75
    Assam40.6341.0044.1343.0052.88
    Bihar38.7536.3853.2546.1357.38
    Chattisgarh37.50NA41.2538.8848.88
    Chattisgarh41.8840.3840.5041.7552.38
    Dadra Nagar Haveli Daman & DiuNANA28.00NA31.38
    New Delhi43.6345.1351.8847.3861.00
    Goa34.1337.8843.8839.2546.00
    Gujarat43.7541.1344.1344.0053.13
    Haryana44.38NA51.7544.3860.50
    Himachal Pradesh44.1337.7549.1343.2554.63
    Jammu & kashmir37.2530.7540.8836.2552.38
    Jharkhand34.1342.5043.8843.6351.13
    Karnataka42.1341.6344.1344.0063.00
    Kerala39.3829.0046.6344.7554.25
    LadakhNANANANA28.75
    LakshadweepNANANANA39.25
    Madhya Pradesh42.8844.7545.7544.8851.63
    Maharashtra45.5039.1351.3845.3857.88
    Manipur33.8837.5049.13NA50.25
    MeghalayaNANANANA37.88
    MizoramNANANANA31.88
    NagalandNA36.38NANA41.75
    Odisha41.1338.3845.8844.0053.38
    Puducherry31.88NA41.3831.8844.38
    Punjab45.00NA45.7551.6354.13
    Rajasthan43.1335.0044.6351.1354.00
    Sikkim NA32.6338.25NA41.25
    Tamil Nadu46.2536.1348.6345.5054.75
    Telangana38.2537.0041.7540.1349.63
    Tripura46.2538.13NANA45.50
    Uttar Pradesh44.5052.7547.6345.1357.75
    Uttarakhand38.6339.8839.8841.8852.25
    West Bengal47.2540.1346.8845.7558.50