IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern And Syllabus 2019 For Prelims And Mains Exam, Get Detailed Selection Process For IBPS Clerk, You can check the updated IBPS Clerk syllabus & exam pattern in this post below. IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018 is very much the same as any other Bank Exam.


IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains Exam- Check Dteial Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has come out with more number of vacancies to recruit most intellectual candidates. Here we are providing the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 to appear The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Exam for the post of Clerk. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is going to fill 7000+ vacancies in various Banks in IBPS. This IBPS Clerk Exam pattern will provide you with a basic idea to appear for the exam with more confidence.

IBPS will be organizing IBPS CLERK 2019 Prelims exam for the post of Clerical Cadre on 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th of December 2019. The Mains Exam is scheduled on 19th of January 2020.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Important Highlights

Organization Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IPBS)
Name of the posts Clerk Posts
No of Vacancies 7000+ Posts
IBPS Clerk Admit Card for Prelims Exam Available Soon
Official Website www.ibps.in

Official Notification for IBPS Clerk Recruitment


IBPS Clerk Selection Process 2019

IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two phases, namely, Preliminary and Main. The prelims is conducted only to shortlist candidates for the Mains exam. Final selection is based on a candidate’s performance in the Mains examination.

Stage Mode
Prelims Online
Mains Online

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

A. Preliminary Examination for IBPS Clerk

Name of Tests No. of Questions/ Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
  1. English Language
30/ 30 20 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35/ 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35/ 35 20 minutes
Total 100/ 100 1 hour

Please Note – IBPS has introduced sectional timings in Prelims Exam this year!

IBPS Clerk Syllabus Topic wise for Prelims & Mains Exam

A. Main Examination for IBPS Clerk

Name of Tests No. of Questions/ Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1. General/ Financial Awareness 50/ 50 35 minutes
2. General English 40/ 40 35 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50/ 60 45 minutes
4. Quantitative Aptitude 50/ 50 45 minutes
Total 190/ 200 160 minutes

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

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both Prelims as well as Mains. A wrong answer will lead to a penalty of 1/4th of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for unanswered question.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:

The final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:

• Marks obtained in the Prelims will not be considered for final selection.

• You must qualify Mains to be eligible in the final merit.

• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the making of final merit list for each category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

Click this link to check detailed – IBPS Clerk 2019 Notification

The major three sections on which a candidate needs complete command to ace IBPS Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam are:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language

When a candidate clears the Preliminary Exam, he/she must start preparing for the Mains Exam. The Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk exam 2019 consists of 4 sections which are mentioned below:

  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • General/ Financial Awareness

IBPS Clerk Recruitment: Important Dates

Start Of Online Application September 2019
End Of Online Application October 2019
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) September to October 2019
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 2019
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training November 2019
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary November 2019
Preliminary Exam Dates 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th of December 2019.
Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2019/ January 2020
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2020
Mains Examination 19th of January 2020
Provisional Allotment April 2020


No. of Vacancies: There were 7275 vacancies were in 2018-19, We are expecting again more than 7000+ Vacancies in 2019-20.

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019: Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern:

Q: Can I appear for the Mains exam without clearing the Prelims Exam?

A: No, you have to clear the Prelims exam to appear for the Mains exam.

Q: Is the marks of Prelims considered for final merit listing?

A: No, only the marks of Mains will be considered for the final merit listing. Prelims are conducted only to shortlist candidates for the Mains.

Q: Is the exam conducted bilingually?

A: Yes, except the English language section, all other sections will be available bilingually – English and Hindi.

Q: Is there any negative marking in IBPS Clerk exam?

A: Yes, for every incorrect answer, a student will lose 1/4th of the allotted marks for that question.

Q: Is there a separate cut-off score for each section?

A: Yes, each section has a separate cut-off score. Candidates must clear the cut-off score of each section in order to qualify for the next phase of the exam.

Q: Is there any interview for IBPS clerk?

A: There is no interview round in IBPS Clerk, a candidate should get qualified mark in Prelims & Mains to clear the examinstion.