IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2023

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will release the IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2023. This exam aims to select eligible candidates for the post of clerk in public sector banks. The selection process includes two stages i.e. Preliminary, and Main exams. Those candidates who will clear the preliminary exam will be invited to the main exam. 

Candidates need to have a clear understanding of the IBPS Clerk syllabus to prepare effectively for the exam. By focusing on each section and practising regularly, candidates can increase their chances of success in the exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2023 

Aspiring candidates should know and understand the exam pattern before checking the syllabus. The exam patterns are different for preliminary and main exams. Check out the details below. 

Exam Pattern for IBPS Prelims 2023 

  • Mode of examination – Online (Computer based test)
  • Type of questions – Objective type multiple choice questions
  • Number of questions – 100
  • Duration of exam – 1 hour
  • Language of questions – English and Hindi
  • Negative marking – 0.25 marks will get deducted for every incorrect answer
SubjectsNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
English Language 30 (In 20 minutes)30
Reasoning Ability35 (In 20 minutes)35
Numerical Ability35 (In 20 minutes)35
Total100 Questions100 Marks 

Exam Pattern for IBPS Main 2023

  • Examination mode – Online (Computer based test)
  • Type of questions – Objective type multiple choice questions
  • Number of questions – 190
  • Duration of exam – 160 Minutes (2 hours and 40 minutes)
  • Maximum Marks – 200 marks 
  • Language of questions – English and Hindi
  • Negative marking – 0.25 marks will get deducted for every incorrect answer
SubjectsNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
General/ Financial Awareness 50 (In 35 minutes) 50
General English40 (In 35 minutes)40
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude50 (In 45 minutes)60
Quantitative Aptitude50 (In 45 minutes)50
Total190 Questions200 Marks 

Check: SBI Clerk syllabus

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Syllabus 

The syllabus for IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam includes the following three subjects. 

  • English Language 
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Numerical Ability

Let’s check out the details of subject-wise topics. 

English Language Reasoning Ability Numerical Ability 
Reading ComprehensionJumbled ParagraphsIdioms and PhrasesMultiple Meaning Error Spotting CorrectionTenses RulesCloze Test(Fill in the Blanks)Reading ComprehensionPreposition RulesLogical Reasoning Coded InequalitiesDirection TestSeating ArrangementsSyllogismInput/OutputCoding and DecodingPuzzlesAlphanumeric SeriesAlphabetic SeriesRankingData Sufficiency TestsTabulationBlood RelationsProfit, Loss and Discounts Data InterpretationQuadratic EquationsSurds and IndicesApproximation and SimplificationWork and Time Mixtures and AllegationsNumber SystemsSimple and Compound InterestSequences and SeriesRatio, Proportion and PercentageMensuration: Cone, Sphere, CylinderSpeed, Time and DistancePermutation, Combination and Probability

IBPS Clerk Main Exam Syllabus 2023

The syllabus of the IBPS Main exam covers topics from prelims in a detailed manner. The subjects included in the main examination are as follows. 

  • General English
  • General and Financial Awareness
  • Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Let’s take a look at the topics included in each subject. 

General And Financial AwarenessStatic GK – Static General Knowledge, Banking Awareness, India’s Financial and Banking System, Budget and Monetary Plans of the Government, Key National Institutions, Current Affairs, and Basics of Banking.
General EnglishTenses Rules, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Idioms & Phrases.
Reasoning Ability Verbal Reasoning – Analogy, Classification, Word formation, Statement and conclusions Syllogism, Decision-making test, Figure series, Input/output, Passage and conclusions, Alphabet test, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Series Test, Number, Ranking and time sequence,  Direction sense Test, Assertion, and reasoning, Sitting Arrangement.
Non Verbal Reasoning – Series test, Analogy, Odd figure Out, Miscellaneous Test.
Computer Aptitude Basics of Hardware and software, History of computers, Database basics, Networking and communication, Windows operating system basics, Security Tools, Basics of Hacking, Basic Functionalities of MS Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), Internet terms and services, Viruses.
Quantitative Aptitude Ratio and proportion, Mixture and allegation, Time and work, Averages, Speed, Distance and time, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss and Discount, Mensuration, Stocks and shares, Volume and surface Area, Bar & Graphs, Line charts, Percentages, Partnership, Clocks, Tables, Height and Distances, Logarithms, Permutation and combinations, Simple and compound interest, Equations, Probability, Elements of Algebra, Data Interpretation, Pie charts

Check: SBI PO syllabus

Tips to prepare for IBPS Clerk Exam  

Here are some tips that can help you prepare for the IBPS clerk examination. 

  1. Understand the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly – Make sure to go through the syllabus and understand the topics that you need to cover. 
  2. Practise – Solve previous years’ question papers and take mock tests to get a feel of the exam. This will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and work on them accordingly.
  3. Time Management – Time management is crucial during the exam, so make sure to practise solving questions within the given time limit.
  4. Stay Updated With Banking Awareness – Stay updated with current affairs and general knowledge. This will not only help in the General Awareness section but also in the other sections as well. Read newspapers, magazines, and online articles to stay informed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is IBPS Clerk a tough exam?

The exam is not tough. However, the competition level is extremely high.

Is there a descriptive English test in the IBPS Clerk exam?

There is no descriptive English test. 

Will there be an interview after the IBPS Clerk Main Exam?

No, there is no provision for an interview. 

What is the official website of IBPS?

The official website of IBPS is www.ibps.in/.

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