IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 & Exam Pattern – For Prelims & Mains

Knowing the scheme of examination gives an aspirant a fair idea as to how one should go about the preparation for any Exam. This blog is intended to enlighten you about the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 & IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 for both Prelims & Mains. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection on its official website released the IBPS Clerk Notification 2019 with a total of 12075 Vacancies, which a quite huge. Online Applications for the same have also begun from 17th of September 2019. If you are a Banking Exam aspirant and want to pursue a career in the Banking Industry, it is a great opportunity.

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 – For Prelims & Mains

  • The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 comprises of two phases that are Prelims & Mains
  • There will be three sections in the prelims phase having a separate timing of 20 minutes each for each section. 
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the three tests i.e. English Language, Numerical AbilityReasoning Ability by securing sectional cut-off marks as well as overall Cut off marks, to be decided by IBPS.
  • Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main examination.
  • Then selected candidates who will be taking Mains Exam, will be tested in four subjects namely, General/ Financial AwarenessGeneral EnglishReasoning Ability & Computer AptitudeQuantitative Aptitude, each test having a separate timing amounting to a total time of 160 minutes.

1. IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2019



Name of Tests

No. of




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 60 minutes

2. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2019

Sr.No. Name of Tests (Not by Sequence) 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 each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

3. Provisional Allotment

The total marks allotted for Online Main Examination are 200. Marks will be converted out of 100 for Provisional allotment. A candidate should qualify in the Online Main Examination and be sufficiently high in the merit to be considered for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on authorized IBPS website.

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Important Events


Commencement of on-line registration of application 17/09/2019
Closure of registration of application 09/10/2019


IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 – Topic-Wise

1. IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 – For Prelims Exam 

English Language

Logical Reasoning

Numerical Ability

Vocabulary (Synonyms/ Antonyms) Syllogisms Simplification/Approximation
Basic English Grammar Blood Relations Percentage
Comprehension Puzzles & Seating arrangement (Linear and Circular) Averages; 

Mixtures & Alligations

Spotting Errors Alphanumeric Series & Letter Arrangement Ratio & Proportion
Fillers- Single and Double Coding-Decoding Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Cloze Test Distance and Directions Profit & Loss;

Time & Work

Idioms and Phrases Coded and Mathematical inequalities Time, Speed & Distance (Boats & Streams)
Phrase Replacement Analogy / Classification Quadratic Equations
One word substitution Ordering and Ranking Number Series (Missing & Wrong Series)
Odd One Out Double line up Number System
Sentence Improvement Input-Output Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

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2. IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 – For Mains Exam 

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

General/Financial awareness

Logical Reasoning

Computer Aptitude

Simplification Reading Comprehension Static Awareness Syllogisms Basics of Computer
Number Series Para-jumbles Banking and financial awareness Blood Relations Operating System
Data Sufficiency Synonyms and Antonyms Banking/Financial Terms Puzzles Networking
Data Interpretation Sentence Correction Current Affairs Seating arrangement (Linear and Circular) MS Office applications
Quadratic Equations Cloze Test   Coding-Decoding Internet and E-mail
Time, Distance & Work Fillers   Distance and Directions Keyboard Shortcuts
Partnership Sentence Improvement   Coded and mathematical inequalities Computer Hacking
Profit &Loss Idioms and Phrases   Analogy / Classification Computer Abbreviations
Simple Interest and Compound Interest Vocabulary based questions   Input/Output Computer Virus
Mixture & Allegations Word/phrase Replacement   Statement and Assumptions Computer abbreviations
Percentage Odd one out   Statement-Course of Action Computer Network-Types and Topology

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  • This is a 2-month course starting from 14th October 2019 which will equip you with the requisite understanding on topics from Quant, Reasoning and English for the IBPS Clerk exam. 
  • There will be daily classes on subjects, interspersed with practice sessions will give your preparation the boost needed to jump over the fence of the prelims exam. 
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