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IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2024, Check Paper 1 and Paper 2 Exam Scheme

IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Scheme

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Recruitment Process (CRP) every year for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre (CRP Clerk) vacancies. Under this, an examination is organized to select eligible candidates for the Clerk post in various banks nationwide.

The IBPS Clerk Written Test is taken in two stages: Preliminary and Main examinations. To succeed in the examination, candidates must prepare well for various subjects. In both of the subjects, the topics that are given special attention are:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language

Once candidates pass the Preliminary Test, they can sit for the Mains Exam. The IBPS Clerk Mains Examination is composed of four sections, detailed as follows:

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

IBPS CRP Clerk Exam Scheme 2024

IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Scheme

Exam Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam Name IBPS Clerk
Category Syllabus & Exam Pattern
No. of Questions Prelims- 100
Mains- 190
Maximum Marks Prelims- 100
Mains- 200
Negative Marking 0.25 (1/4th) marks
Official website www.ibps.in

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Scheme

The IBPS Clerk preliminary examination is held online, with candidates given 1 hour (20 minutes per section) to finish the exam. Candidates must pass the three tests by achieving cut-off marks set by IBPS. A sufficient number of candidates from each category, as determined by IBPS based on requirements, will be shortlisted for the Online Main examination.

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Understanding the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam pattern is crucial for candidates. The preliminary exam consists of three sections totalling 100 marks. It is an objective-type online test for one hour for the candidates. Those who pass this stage by meeting the IBPS-specified cut-off are qualified to take the mains exam. The prelims are divided into English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability.

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks    Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

IBPS Clerk Main Exam Scheme

According to the latest update, the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now include 190 questions on different subjects. The candidates will be given 160 minutes to complete this exam. The scheme of this examination will be as follows:

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

IBPS CRP Clerical Cadre Syllabus 2024


  • Vocabulary
    • Homonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Synonyms
    • Word Formation
    • Spelling
  • Grammar
    • Spotting Errors
    • Phrases and idioms
    • Direct and Indirect speech
    • Active and Passive Voices
  • Reading Comprehension
    • Theme Detection
    • Passage completion
    • Topic rearrangement of passage
    • Deriving Conclusion

Reasoning Ability

  • Verbal Reasoning
    • Analogy
    • Classification
    • Word formation
    • Statement and Conclusions Syllogism
    • Statement and assumptions
    • Statement and arguments
    • Coding-Decoding
    • Blood Relations
    • Passage and conclusions
    • Alphabet test
    • Series Test
    • Number, Ranking and time sequence
    • Direction sense Test
    • Decision-making test
    • Figure series
    • Input/output
    • Assertion and reasoning
    • Sitting Arrangement
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
    • Series test
    • Odd figure Out
    • Analogy
    • Miscellaneous Test
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Quantitative Aptitude

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Time and work
  • Speed
  • Distance and time
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Stocks and shares
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Bar & Graphs
  • Line charts
  • Tables
  • Height and Distances
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Equations, Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Profit
  • Loss and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Data Interpretation
  • Pie charts

Computer Knowledge

  • Basics of Hardware and software
  • Windows operating system basics
  • Internet terms and services
  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  • History of computers
  • Networking and communication
  • Database basics
  • Basics of Hacking
  • Security Tools
  • Viruses

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
    • Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months
    • Overview of the Indian Financial System
    • History of the Indian banking system
    • Recent credit and monetary policies
  • Banking
    • Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC, etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc,
    • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
    • Banking Terms,
    • Important Government Schemes on capital & money market