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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern |Syllabus| Selection Process

IBPS CWE Clerical Cadre Exam Pattern| Detailed Syllabus| Selection Procedure: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written Examinations (CWE) every year for the recruitment of Clerks in various Indian Banks. .In this post all the latest exam pattern, complete syllabus as well as Selection Procedure of CWE for Clerks are mentioned in details.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern:

Written Examination: The
written exam conducted online is a 200 marks paper of objective type nature. The total time duration of written exam is 2 hours and the questions set are also available in Hindi language except English language section. There are 5 sections in Question Paper. The Structure of written exam is given below:








English Language



Numerical Ability



General Awareness



Computer Knowledge


Total Marks


Negative Marking for Wrong Answers:
There will be a negative marking for each wrong answer marked. For each wrong question, 0.25 o mark will be deducted as penalty. If a question is unattempted i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no negative marking for that question.

Cutoff Score: Candidate will need to obtain a minimum score in each section and also a minimum overall score in order to qualify themselves for interview. Cutoff score will be decided by the recruiting group depending upon number of vacancies available.
Interviews: The candidates who qualifies online test will be called for interview process

is the detailed syllabus of IBPS CLERK Exam:

1. Reasoning: In Reasoning section questions will be asked from:

  • Coding & Decoding,
  • Blood Relation
  • Alphabet Series
  • Number Series
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement & Tabulation
  • Figure Series
  • Statement & Assumptions
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Odd Man out

2. English Language: In this section questions will be asked from the following topics:

  • Comprehension
  • Common Errors
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Test
  • One Word Substitution
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Jumbled Sentences

3. Numerical Ability: In this section questions will be asked from the following topics:

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Percentage
  • Profit Loss
  • Averages & Ages
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Time & Work
  • HCF & LCM
  • Time & Distance
  • Probability
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Simple & Compound Interest

4. General Awareness: In this section questions will be asked from the following topics:

  • Banking Awareness like Banking Terms, RBI, Functions of Banks etc
  • Books & Authors
  • Countries & Currencies
  • Current Affairs from all areas such as:
  • National, International,
  • Sports, Business,
  • Awards etc.

Note: Maximum questions will asked from Current Affairs

5. Computer Knowledge: In this section questions will be asked from the following topics:

  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • History of Computers
  • Basic Software/Hardware Knowledge
  • Computer Abbreviations

Selection Process:
The selection process is carried out through 2 stages:

  • Online Common Written Exam
  • Interview

    Candidates who qualifies online exam will be shortlisted for interview process. Candidates need to clear exam as well as interview round in order to get themselves qualified for the respective post.

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