IBPS Clerk syllabus 2020-21: Detailed syllabus and exam pattern

In this article, we will discuss the complete syllabus of IBPS clerk and Exam pattern of 2020-21. IBPS clerk exam is conducted every year to select a suitable candidate for the Junior Associate post.  Candidates need to qualify both the IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains exams to be eligible for this position.

IBPS Clerk Exam Comprises of two stages for the selection as IBPS clerk

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

The IBPS Clerk Syllabus comprises of the topics for the two phases of the exam. The IBPS Clerk syllabus for both stages is almost similar with a slight change in the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam with the addition of an extra section of General Awareness. The IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam comprises of 100 Marks with a duration of 1 hour. Whereas the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam comprises of 200 Marks with a duration of 2 hours 40 minutes.

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S.NOSUBJECTSYLLABUS
1.English LanguageReading comprehension, Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers), New Pattern Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles, Inference, Sentence Completion, Connectors, Paragraph Conclusion, Phrasal Verb Related Questions, Error Detection Questions, Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions.
2.Reasoning AbilityPuzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood-Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Alphabet Related Questions.
3.Numerical AbilityData Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, 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, Work and Wages, Number system, 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).

IBPS CLERK MAINS SYLLABUS 2020

S.NO.SUBJECTSYLLABUS
1.Reasoning and Computer AptitudePuzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol, Series, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning , Introduction to Computer Organisation, Computer Memory, Computer Hardware and I/O Devices, Computer Software, Operating System, Computer Network, Internet, MS Office Suit and Short cut keys, Basics of DBMS, Computer and Network Security.
2.General/ Financial AwarenessBanking and Insurance Awareness, Financial Awareness, Govt. Schemes and Policies, Current Affairs, Static Awareness.
3.Quantitative AptitudeData Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart), Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2), Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Number system, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Work and Wages, 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).
4.General EnglishReading comprehension, Fillers( Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers), New Pattern Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles, Inference, Sentence Completion, Connectors, Paragraph Conclusion, Phrasal Verb Related Questions, Error Detection Questions, Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions.
  IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern 2020-21
S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1.English Language303020 minutes
2.Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3.Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes
 IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2020-21
Sr. NoName of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
1.English Language4040English35 minutes
2.General/ Financial Awareness5050English & Hindi35 minutes
3.Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude5060English & Hindi35 minutes
4.Quantitative Aptitude5050English & Hindi35 minutes
Total190200160 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions on IBPS Clerk Syllabus

 What is the process of selection 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.

What all subjects are included in the IBPS Clerk Syllabus?

Ans. Five major subjects are a part of the IBPS Clerk syllabus for prelims and mains combined together:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Banking and Financial Awareness/ Static GK/ Current Affairs
  • Computer Knowledge

What will be the language of the question in the IBPS Clerk?

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.

 What is the distribution of marks in the IBPS Clerk prelims exam pattern?

Ans. The IBPS Clerk prelims exam is of 100 marks. The Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude sections are of 35 marks each and the English Language section is of 30 marks. 20 minutes are allotted to answer questions from each section.

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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