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IBPS Clerk 2015 Exam Syllabus & Pattern for Perlims & Main

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

From this year 2015 IBPS has changed the pattern of Clerks Exam. The exam will be written in two phases – PRELIMS and MAINS (different days). Though the marks of PRELIMS exam will not be added in final counting of the marks, but it is necessary to clear the PRELIMS exam to sit in the MAINS exam.

The prelims exam will have a total of 100 questions and it will be easy as compared to the MAINS exam. A candidate has to clear the overall cutoff along with sectional cutoff as decided by IBPS after the exam.

IBPS Clerk 2015 Exam Syllabus & pattern for Perlims & Main

IBPS Clerk V Prelims Exam Pattern

Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Time Duration
English 30 30
1 Hour
Quants 35 35
Reasoning 35 35
Total 100 100  

IBPS Clerk V Prelims Exam Syllabus

English Section

Topic Expected No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10 (1 passage)
Para jumbles 5
Error Spotting 5
Fillers 5
Cloze Test 5
Total 30

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic Expected No. of Questions
Series 5
Simplification 5
Data Interpretaion 10 (2sets)
Quadratic Equations 5
Miscellanous (Time & Work, SI/CI, Ages, Average, Profit/Loss, Time Speed Distance, etc.) 10
Total 35

Reasoning

Topic Expected No. of Questions
Syllogism 5
Inequalities 5
Coding and Decoding 5
Circular Seating Arrangement 5
Linear Seating Arrangement 5
Miscellanous (Blood Relations, Direction Sense, etc.) 10
Total 35

IBPS Clerk V Main Exam Pattern

Sr. no. Subject No. of questions Maximum marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40
2 hours
2 English 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
4 General Awareness 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

IBPS Clerk V Main Exam Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic No. of Questions Expected
HCF & LCM, Number series, Problems based on numbers, Decimal fractions, Square root and cube root, Simplifications 5 – 7
Number Systems 3
Partnerships, Percentage, Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion 4 – 6
Profit & Loss 2
Mixtures & Alligations 1 – 2
Profit & Loss, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Surds & Indices 1- 2
Work & Time, Pipes & Cisterns 2
Time & Distance 2
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere 1 – 2
Sequence & Series 5
Permutation, Combination & Probability 3 – 5
Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs) 15

Reasoning

Topic No. of Questions Expected
Seating Arrangement 10
Tabulation 5
Logical Reasoning 5 – 10
Syllogism 5
Blood Relations 5
Input Output 0-5
Coding Decoding 5
Alphanumeric Series 0-5
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test 0-5
Data Sufficiency 0-5
Coded Inequalities 5
Puzzle 5 – 7

English

Topic No. of Questions Expected
Reading Comprehension 10
Cloze Test 10
Fill in the blanks 0-5
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting 0-5
Paragraph Complete/ Sentence Correction 5
Para jumbles 5
Miscellaneous 5

Computer Knowledge

Module No. Details
1 Number System
2 History of Computers
3 Hardware
4 Software
5 Database (introduction)
6 Communication (Basic Introduction)
7 Networking (LAN, WAN)
8 Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application)
9 Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
10 MS Windows & MS Office
11 Logic Gates

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs  & Static GK
  • Banking Awareness
    • Monetary & Credit Policies
    • Indian Financial System
    • Budget Basics and Current Union Budget
    • History of Indian Banking Industry
    • Government Schemes
    • International Organisations/ Financial Institutions
    • Capital Market & Money Market
    • Regulatory Bodies 
    • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
    • Other important concepts like – BASEL, Micro Finance, Base Rate, Negotiable Instruments, Credit Rating Agencies, Financial Inclusions, Teaser Rates, GAAR, Priority Sector Lending and all other important concepts.

Previous Year’s Cut-off Marks for IBPS Clerk IV

Section-wise Cut-off (Approximation):

Subject Maximum Marks OBC/SC/ST/PwD General
Quantitative Aptitude 40 4-6 7-10
Reasoning 40 6-8 10-12
English Language 40 6-9 8-13
General Awareness 40 7-10 9-11
Computer Knowledge 40 9-12 10-13