IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern And Syllabus 2020 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 2020 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 2020: 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 1500+ 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 2020 Prelims exam for the post of Clerical Cadre on 05.12.2020, 12.12.2020 and 13.12.2020. The Mains Exam is scheduled on 24th January 2021.

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020 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

Events Dates
IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 September 1, 2020
Online Applicaion Starts From September 2, 2020
Online Applicaion Ends On September 23, 2020
call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 17, 2020
IBPS Clerk Online Pre-Exam Training November 23 to 28, 2020
Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 5th, 12th & 13th December 2020
Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam December 31, 2021
Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main January 12, 2021
Conduct of Online Examination – Main January 24, 2021
Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2021

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2020: 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.