IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2017 for both the prelims and mains exam. Also get details of IBPS Clerk 2017 exam pattern, selection process, topic wise syllabus and recommended books for with preparation tips.
IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus topic wise IBPS clerk syllabus
100 objective type questions will be given in IBPS clerk prelims exam for 100 marks and the the total allotted time is 1 hour. All questions will come from English language,numerical ability and reasoning ability sections. (see the following table for further details)
|Sr No||Name of Section||Questions||Marks||Duration|
|1.||English Language||30||30||20 min|
|2.||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 min|
|3.||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 min|
IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus topic wise IBPS clerk syllabus
190 questions will be asked for 200 marks in IBPS clerk mains exam and allotted time is 2 hours 45 minutes to finish the exam.
|Sr. No||Section||No. of Qs.||Max. Marks||Time|
|2.||English Language||40||40||30 minutes|
|3.||Quantitative Aptitude||40||50||30 minutes|
|4.||General Awareness||40||40||25 minutes|
|5.||Computer Knowledge||40||20||20 minutes|
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017
- All questions in both the IBPS Clerk prelims and exams will be available bilingually (in English and Hindi) except for English Language section.
- There will be negative marking for wrong answers. One fourth (0.25) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty for wrong answers.
- If a question is left blank, in other words, no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
- The scores will be normalized to equate the difficulty level of the papers in different slots based on the difficulty level of question paper.
- You will be required to score a minimum overall cut off (decided by institute of banking and personnel selection at the time of result declaration) in both Prelims and Mains exams.
- Aspirant should score minimum cut off scores in each of the sections in both IBPS clerk prelims and mains exams.
- IBPS Clerk Prelims score not considered for final selection.However, only the score of the Main examination will be considered for Final Merit Listing.
IBPS Clerk Selection Process
IBPS Clerk 2017 selection process has 2 stages called Phase-1 (prelims exam) and Phase-2(main exam).Based on the candidates performance and cut off marks, the result will be released at ibps.in with merit list.
1. Phase I: IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam is an online test and objective in nature, conducted for 100 Marks. This exam to be conducted to eliminate aspirants by setting cut off marks.
2. Phase II: IBPS Clerk Mains Exam consist of 190 objective type questions for 200 marks with time duration of 2 hours 40 minutes.
IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips:
These 6 IBPS Clerk Preparation tips will help you to crack both prelims and mains exams easily.
- Time management plays key role to clear IBPS clerk exam.Manage your time in such a way that you are able to go through all the questions at least once in the exam instead of stick on specific unknown question.
- Accuracy is the most important aspect.Try to give best answer to get the best score and minimize wrong answers.
- Speed matters a lot while giving answer to each question but often it may cost you negative result.
- Take IBPS clerk online test and refer the best books to practice and prepare for the exam.
- Try to solve known questions faster in each section then have an look for critical and consuming questions.
- Never try and waste your time attempting the questions, if you are not confident.
Best Books to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017
Refer some of the best IBPS Clerk books to easily crack the exam.Below you can see the list of IBPS clerk preparation books 2016-17.
- IBPS Bank Clerk Preliminary Exam MegaBook by Disha Experts
- Bank Clerical Cadre by R Gupta
- Lakshya IBPS Bank Preliminary & Main PO/ MT Exam by Disha Experts
- Banking Awareness: The Complete Book for IBPS Bank PO and Clerk Examination by Arihant Publishers
- Computer literacy & Knowledge by Kiran Prakashan
- Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
- A Modern approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
- Quantitative Aptitude Made Easy by Singh