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IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021: IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification is out and candidates can apply till 1st of August 2021. If you are scrapping the web for complete IBPS Clerk syllabus and where to start with, you have landed to the right page on Oliveboard website. This article will help you with complete details of the exam, starting with the IBPS Clerk Syllabus and its exam pattern. So, without any further ado, let’s start the article.


IBPS Clerk 2021 Latest Update

IBPS Clerk examination is put on hold by the Finance Ministry. The Finance Ministry on Tuesday directed IBPS to put on hold the examination for clerical cadre in public sector banks (PSBs) till a final view is taken on conducting tests in regional languages. In order to look into the demand for holding examination for clerical cadre in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) in local/regional languages, a Committee has been constituted to look into the matter in its entirety. The Committee will give its recommendations within 15 days. The ongoing process of holding the examination initiated by IBPS will be kept on hold until the recommendations of the Committee are made available.

IBPS had earlier released the recruitment notification for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021 on 11th July 2021. A total of 5830 vacancies have been released by the IBPS for 2021. As per the latest official notification, IBPS Clerk prelims is scheduled to be held on August 28th & 29th and September 4th 2021, and the mains examination is scheduled to be held on 31st October 2021. Check out all the latest news on IBPS Clerk exam like admit card, result, free mock test etc. Now with the release of the notification, it is important to prepare for the IBPS Clerk exam with the latest pattern mock test series and online courses on Oliveboard.

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IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 | Important Dates

Checkout the important dates of IBPS Clerk 2021 below.

August 2021Training of pre-exam – Admit Card
16.08.2021 onwardsTraining of pre-exam
August 2021IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam admit card
28, 29 Aug & 04 Sept 2021Preliminary exam dates
September/ October 2021Result of Preliminary Exam
October 2021Admit card of the main exam
31 Oct 2021Main Exam date
April 2022Provisional allotment

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam will be conducted in two phases:

(i) Preliminary Exam,
(i) Mains Exam and

 A candidate needs to clear the Prelims first so that they can progress to the Mains. However, the ultimate selection occurs based on the performance of the candidate in the Mains, and the marks secured in the prelims do not matter at this stage. There is no interview round at the end.

1.1 IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern 2021

  • The IBPS Clerk Prelims exam is of 100 marks
  • The Prelims exam of IBPS Clerk will have three sections of a total duration of 1 hour
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks
Sr. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum marksTime allotted for each test
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
 Total10010060 minutes

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

  • The IBPS Clerk mains exam is of 200 marks. The mains exam will have a total of 190 questions with a duration of 160 minutes.
  • The mains exam of IBPS Clerk will have four sections i.e Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Numerical Ability, General/ Financial Awareness, English Language.
Name of TestNo. of QuestionMaximum marksDuration
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
English Language404035 minutes
Total190200160 minutes

Detailed IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021

IBPS Clerk Syllabus For Prelims Exam

The IBPS Clerk Syllabus consists of three subjects.

The three main subjects of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination are as follows:

  1. English Language
  2. Reasoning Ability
  3. Numerical Ability

The Detailed Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Preliminary examination is as follows:

English Language

Reading ComprehensionSentence Improvement
Cloze TestsPara-jumbles
Fill in the blanksParagraph Based Questions
Sentence ErrorsInappropriate Usage
Vocabulary based questionsIdioms & Phrases

Reasoning Ability

PuzzlesMachine Input-Output
Seating ArrangementsInequalities
Direction SenseAlpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Blood RelationsData Sufficiency
SyllogismsNumber System and Conversions
Order and RankingLogical Reasoning

Numerical Ability

Data InterpretationSpeed Distance and Time
InequalitiesProbability, Permutation and Combination
Number SeriesMensuration
Approximation and SimplificationAverage, Ratio and Proportion
Data SufficiencyPartnership
HCF and LCMProblems on Boats and Streams
Profit and LossProblems on Trains
SI & CIMixture and Alligation
Problem on AgesPipes and Cisterns
Work and Time

IBPS Clerk Syllabus For Mains Exam

As per the IBPS Clerk mains syllabus, the paper is divided into four sections

The four subjects are as follows:

  1. English Language
  2. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  3. Numerical Ability
  4. General & Financial Awareness

English Language

Reading ComprehensionSentence Improvement
Cloze TestsPara-jumbles
Fill in the blanksParagraph Based Questions
Sentence ErrorsInappropriate Usage
Vocabulary based questionsIdioms & Phrases

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

PuzzlesNumber System and Conversions
Seating ArrangementsInput-Output
Direction SenseBasics of Hardware and software,
Blood RelationsWindows operating system basics,
SyllogismsInternet terms and services,
Order and RankingBasic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
Coding-DecodingHistory of computers,
Machine Input-OutputNetworking and communication,
InequalitiesDatabase basics,
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol SeriesBasics of Hacking,
Data SufficiencySecurity Tools and
Logical ReasoningViruses

Numerical Ability

Data InterpretationWork and Time
InequalitiesSpeed Distance and Time
Number SeriesProbability, Permutation and Combination
Approximation and SimplificationMensuration
Data SufficiencyAverage, Ratio and Proportion
HCF and LCMPartnership
Profit and LossProblems on Boats and Streams
SI & CIProblems on Trains
Problem on AgesMixture and Alligation
Pipes and Cisterns

General & Financial Awareness

Banking AwarenessBudget and Monetary Plans of the Government
Financial AwarenessKey National Institutions
Government Schemes and PoliciesBasics of Banking
Current AffairsStatic GK
Static AwarenessAwards & Honours
India’s Financial and Banking SystemLatest Appointments
Important Days

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus | FAQs

Is the IBPS Clerk syllabus tough?

The IBPS Clerk syllabus is comprehensive and candidates well aware of the topics included in the syllabus and the latest exam pattern will not find it tough.

How many stages are there in the IBPS clerk exam?

IBPS Clerk exam has two selection stages. IBPS Clerk Prelims exam and IBPS Clerk Mains exam.

Where can I find the detailed IBPS Clerk syllabus?

The IBPS clerk exam pattern is mentioned in the official notification and the syllabus for the same can be found on various online platforms like Oliveboard.

What are the subjects included in the IBPS clerk prelims syllabus?

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus consist of 3 section namely, English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.

Is IBPS clerk a permanent job?

All the candidates selected for IBPS Clerk will be on a probation period of six months. After this period, you will be confirmed as a permanent employee only after an assessment through a test or review of your performance in the probation period.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus | Summary

Exam Conducting BodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Name of ExamIBPS Clerk 2021
Selection ProcessPrelims
Marks in each stagePrelims: 100 Marks
Mains: 200 Marks
Duration of ExamPrelims: 1 Hour
Mains: 2 Hour 40 Minutes
Negative marking1/4th of the marks assigned to the question in MCQs
Language of examinationEnglish and  Hindi
English Language paper has to be attempted in English only.
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