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IBPS Clerk 2015 Exam Syllabus & Pattern for Perlims & Main

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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

SectionNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTime Duration
1 Hour

IBPS Clerk V Prelims Exam Syllabus

English Section

TopicExpected No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension10 (1 passage)
Para jumbles5
Error Spotting5
Cloze Test5

Quantitative Aptitude

TopicExpected No. of Questions
Data Interpretaion10 (2sets)
Quadratic Equations5
Miscellanous (Time & Work, SI/CI, Ages, Average, Profit/Loss, Time Speed Distance, etc.)10


TopicExpected No. of Questions
Coding and Decoding5
Circular Seating Arrangement5
Linear Seating Arrangement5
Miscellanous (Blood Relations, Direction Sense, etc.)10

IBPS Clerk V Main Exam Pattern

Sr. no.SubjectNo. of questionsMaximum marksDuration
2 hours
3Quantitative Aptitude4040
4General Awareness4040
5Computer Knowledge4040

IBPS Clerk V Main Exam Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

TopicNo. of Questions Expected
HCF & LCM, Number series, Problems based on numbers, Decimal fractions, Square root and cube root, Simplifications5 – 7
Number Systems3
Partnerships, Percentage, Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion4 – 6
Profit & Loss2
Mixtures & Alligations1 – 2
Profit & Loss, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Surds & Indices1- 2
Work & Time, Pipes & Cisterns2
Time & Distance2
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere1 – 2
Sequence & Series5
Permutation, Combination & Probability3 – 5
Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs)15


TopicNo. of Questions Expected
Seating Arrangement10
Logical Reasoning5 – 10
Blood Relations5
Input Output0-5
Coding Decoding5
Alphanumeric Series0-5
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test0-5
Data Sufficiency0-5
Coded Inequalities5
Puzzle5 – 7


TopicNo. of Questions Expected
Reading Comprehension10
Cloze Test10
Fill in the blanks0-5
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting0-5
Paragraph Complete/ Sentence Correction5
Para jumbles5

Computer Knowledge

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

SubjectMaximum MarksOBC/SC/ST/PwDGeneral
Quantitative Aptitude404-67-10
English Language406-98-13
General Awareness407-109-11
Computer Knowledge409-1210-13