IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2017 & Exam Pattern (Prelims | Mains)



IBPS Clerk Mains Result

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is an autonomous agency in India which is completely aimed at providing employment to young, talented and self-confident job seekers.


This self-governing institute conduct no. of exams for different posts in Indian nationalized or scheduled banks like IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2017,  IBPS PO exam, IBPS Specialist Officer & more.


For this purpose, IBPS administers several exams for recruitment of aspirants in India’s top most government banking sections. The candidates who aim to achieve IBPS should be well-prepared for virtually all aspects of IBPS Clerk Syllabus (which covers each and every topic which may come in question paper).



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Accomplishing IBPS is not an easy task! Every year lakhs of students appear in the exam but only few of them get success.


In order to qualify this test, students are required to prepare a smart study plan which should be proceeded from IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2017 and IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Pattern to the self-assessment processes like – Mock Test Papers, Test Series and IBPS Clerk Previous Years Question Papers.



To ease out the candidates’ preparation, Eduncle has come up with the prescribed IBPS Clerk Syllabus which covers all the important topics that may appear in the exam.


IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus



The exam consists of 5 sections –


Quantitative Aptitude


General Awareness

Computer Knowledge.



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IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for English








Word Formation






Spotting Errors

Phrases and idioms

Direct and Indirect speech

Active/ Passive voice



Reading Comprehension


Theme Detection

Passage completion

Topic rearrangement of passage

Deriving Conclusion.



IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude



Ratio and proportion


Time and work

Speed, Distance and time

Mixture and allegation

Stocks and shares




Volume and surface Area

Height and Distances


Permutation and combinations

Simple and compound interest




Profit, Loss and Discount


Elements of Algebra

Data Interpretation

Pie charts


Bar & Graphs

Line charts.



IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for Reasoning



Verbal Reasoning




Word formation

Statement and conclusions


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


Miscellaneous Test etc.



IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for General Awareness



Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.

Overview of Indian Financial System

History of Indian banking system.

Recent credit and monetary policies

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.



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IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for 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 and Viruses.



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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern


As per the New IBPS Clerk exam Pattern, the exam follows two-tier pattern – Preliminary and Mains. Both the exams are conducted separately and contains different paper pattern. To understand it completely, please check below-



IBPS Clerk Pattern for Prelims Exam



S. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100



IBPS Clerk Main Paper Pattern



S. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 30 Minutes
2 English Language 40 40 30 Minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 30 Minutes
4 General Awareness 40 40 25 Minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 20 Minutes
Total 200 200 135 Minutes



After knowing the above useful information, candidates may proceed to further preparation plan that may also include the suitable IBPS Clerk Preparation Study Material!



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4 thoughts on “IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2017 & Exam Pattern (Prelims | Mains)

  1. sony

    Thank You for the given Information.

  2. nidi

    Thank U For Information.

  3. Pooja

    Sir…i want to know about ….which topics ….i prepare to score more

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Pooja,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Kindly visit this blog for tips for IBPS Clerk 2016 CWE preparations.

      Good Luck for your Preparations!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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