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Dear Aspirants,
Here we are providing you the detailed syllabus & exam pattern for both preliminary and main examination of IBPS Clerk. Main Examination will have separate timing for every section and there will be no change in the pattern of Prelims.


Phase – I: The Preliminary Exam has 3 sections Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English.

Phase – II: Objective Test

The Main Exam has 4 sections – Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English and General/Financial Awareness

IBPS Clerk 2017: Prelims Exam Pattern


IBPS Clerk 2017: Main Exam Pattern


IBPS Clerk 2017: Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude:

The topics to be covered in this section are

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Time and Work
  • Partnership
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mensuration
  • Time, Distance and Speed – Trains, Boats n Streams
  • Simple and Compound interest
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages

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Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude:

The topics to be covered for Reasoning Ability are

  • Puzzles – Seating Arrangement(North – South, Circular, Rectangle, Square),Based on Floors,Hierarchy, Boxes, Months etc.,
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Inequalities
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Coding Decoding
  • Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Syllogism


The topics to be covered in this section are

  • Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles
  • Sentence Correction/ Error Finding
  • Spell Checks
  • Fillers(Sentence/word)
  • Cloze Test

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General Awareness/Financial Awareness

The syllabus for this section remains vast

The topics included are

  • Banking/Financial terms
  • Current Affairs – covers every current news including related to the banking industry, latest appointments, obituaries, awards and honors, books and authors, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.
  • Static GK – topics like headquarters of financial organizations , Country-capital, country-currency, constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, Superlatives of World and India, First in India & World, Places with surname, Palaces, International Lines/Boundaries, Important Monuments of India & World, Rivers, Parliament names of different countries, Important Temples, National Parks,Airports, Wildlife Sanctuary, Stadium, Important Days,memorial place / crematorium, etc.,

We will provide you with our GK capsule before some days of exam which will cover almost all topics.

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