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ibpsInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conduct a common written examination (CWE) for the recruitment of clerical staff in 19 public sector banks and Any other bank or financial institution. In this article we will discuss about IBPS exams syllabus, Pattern & Eligibility Criteria of Clerks.

IBPS Clerks Exam Pattern : IBPS Clerical CWE is a 2 hour (120 minutes) examination and will have 200 objective type Questions for you to solve. The examination will have the following 5 sections with 40 marks each for each section.

  • Type of Questions : Objective
  • No. of Questions : 200
  • Time Duration : 2 Hours (120 Minute)
  • Negative Marking : 0.25 Marks deducted for Wrong answer.

This time the exam is going to be online. This exam consists of the following sections.

  • Reasoning : 40 marks
  • English Language : 40 marks
  • Numerical Ability : 40 marks
  • General Awareness  : 40 marks
  • Computer Knowledge : 40 marks

The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

IBPS Exam Syllabus for Clerks CWE : The IBPS Clerks Exam is the most popular exam among the all exams conducted by IBPS . Now lets have a look at the detailed syllabus of Clerks Exam….

First Section – Test of Reasoning :
First section will be Logical Reasoning means the process of forming judgement conclusions from premises or facts. The question in this section may be based on Verbal and Non-Verbal.
Verbal means classification, analogy, decision making, word formation, series, decoding & coding, blood relation, symbol & notation, statement & conclusion, sitting arrangement and problem solving.
Non-Verbal means series completion, finding any missing figure and classification.

Second Section – English Language :
Second section of  is English language. It is one of the most important languages because it is wider and useful in all over the world, so the managing committee wants to select only those candidates who are capable of understand English. The questions in this section may be asked from the topic is vocabulary means homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, word formation and the topic comprehension means deriving conclusion, theme detection, passage completion and the topic Rearrangement of passage, spelling, sentence and the topic grammar means set of rules active passive voice, indirect direct speech and the topic General usage means phrases and idioms.

Third Section – Numerical Ability, Quantitative Aptitude :
Third section  is Quantitative Aptitude in this question will have five multiple-choice answers. The question in this selection may be based on two topics like as Arithmetic and Data Interpretation. Data Interpretation means bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs and tabulation. Arithmetic means roots, average, ratio, time & work, time & distance, percentage, profit & loss, mixture, stocks & shares, partnership, clocks, volume & surface area, height & distances, logarithms, permutation & combination, simple & compound interest, in equations & equations and probability.

Fourth Section – General Awareness :
Fourth section  is General Awareness. These questions are not based on any specific study but related to current affairs. Definition of the current affairs is recent activity of India, and its neighbor countries like as sports, constitution, politics, history, banking, culture, geography, economy, techniques and Finance.

Fifth Section – Computer Knowledge, Computer Awareness :
computer awareness means knowledge and ability to use computers. Questions are based on two topics like as hardware and software. The topics will be covered in this section are  MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, Windows, internet and how to operate well for official use. You can say that just basic knowledge of computers.That contains the following topics operating systems, computer networks, internet, E-commerce, the basic computer architecture, terminology, EFT systems, acronyms and MS Office 2003, 2007.

Eligibility Criteria : A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Age :  (As on 01.08.2014)

  • Minimum : 20 years
  • Maximum : 28 years