IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF 2018 prelims & mains – Exam pattern

IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF 2018
IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF 2018

IBPS has released the notification for the recruitment of IBPS Clerk (CWE-VIII) Common written exam. The prelims exam is scheduled to be on conducted on 8th, 12th, 15th, 16th December 2018. You can start downloading your admit card in November 2018.

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF:

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Download the prelims & mains syllabus for IBPS PO 2018 exam PDF below. It covers the exam pattern and detailed syllabus for the 2018-19.

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IBPS Clerk Important Dates 2018:

Event Date
Registrations 18th September to 10th October 2018
Admit Card Download November 2018
Prelims exam date 8th, 12th, 15th, 16th December 2018
Prelims result December 2018/January 2019
Mains exam date 20th January 2019
Mains result February/March 2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019


IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2018:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern:

There are sectional time limits in IBPS Clerk prelims 2018 exam.

Section No. of Questions Marks Allotted Time (minutes)
English Language 30 30 20
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20
Quantitative Ability 35 35 20
Total 100 100 60 minutes (1 hour)

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IBPS Clerk Prelims English Syllabus:

IBPS Clerk English Important Topics

  • English Language:
  • Reading comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Direct and Indirect Speech,
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Miscellaneous
  • Para jumbles and Para completion
  • One word Substitution
  • Spotting errors/spellings
  • Sentence Correction
  • Synonyms/ Homonyms/Antonyms
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Active/ Passive Voice

IBPS Clerk Prelims – English Topic Weightage

Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 8
Cloze test 7
Fill in the Blanks 5
Para jumbles 5
Error Spotting / Correction 5

IBPS Clerk Prelims Reasoning Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Reasoning Important Topics:

  • Number Series
  • Input-Output
  • Blood relations
  • Syllogisms
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Inequalities
  • Ranking/ordering Test
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Directions
  • Grouping/arrangement
  • Analogy
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coding and de-coding
  • Logical reasoning
  • Einstein’s Puzzle

IBPS CLERK Reasoning Topic wise syllabus

Topic Qs Topic Q.s
Number Series/Alphabet test 5 Arrangement 5-10
Coding / Decoding 5 Puzzles 5-10
Syllogism 5
Inequalities 5
Ranking test 1-3
Blood relationship 2
Directions 2

IBPS CLERK Prelims Quantitative Ability Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Quantitative Ability Important Topics:

  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit, loss and Discount
  • Partnership
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Sequence and Series
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Simplification & approximation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Time, Distance and Work
  • Algebra (Equations, Surds, Indices, Graphs)
  • Geometry

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 IBPS Clerk Quant Topic wise syllabus

Topic Qs Topic Q.s
Number System 2-3 Simple & Compound Interest 1-2
Simplification 5-10 Probability 1-2
Ratio & Proportion 2-3 Averages & Mixtures 1-2
Time, Speed, Distance 1-2 Profit & Loss 1-2
Geometry 1-2 Percentages 2-3
Data Interpretation 6-10 Algebra 0-3

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus PDF

  • The Syllabus for Reasoning, English and Quant is same for both prelims and mains.
  • So, no extra preparation is need for these sections
  • General Awareness and Computer Knowledge sections are the two extra subjects in mains compared to the preliminary exam

General awareness is related to the awareness of what is happening around the world and the country we live in.


Current Affairs

Static General Knowledge

Banking knowledge

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IBPS Clerk mains Computer Aptitude Syllabus

Below are the important topics for IBPS Clerk computer knowledge

  • Computers history
  • MS-Office
  • Data base management systems
  • Memory & Storage
  • Fundamentals and Terms
  • Input & output devices
  • Software & Hardware
  • Shortcuts
  • Internet related knowledge
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Computer security (hacking, viruses)
  • Computer networks and communications

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IBPS Clerk Current Affairs Syllabus:

Below are the important topics for IBPS Clerk Current Affairs Questions

Last 6 months national and International important issues/news

  • Latest news on Indian laws & Policies
  • Finance
  • Economy
  • Government schemes
  • Latest appointments
  • Awards
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports
  • Inventions and discoveries
  • Science news
  • Cabinet ministers of India
  • Persons in news
  • Budget and taxes
  • Deals of India with other countries etc.,

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IBPS General Awareness Syllabus

Below are the important topics for IBPS Clerk GK Questions

  • Important dates
  • Capitals
  • Currencies
  • Awards and Trophies
  • Important nuclear, thermal plants
  • List of parks
  • Indian Constitution
  • National and International organizations
  • Important days
  • Indian History
  • Geography
  • 5 year plans
  • National & International boundaries
  • List of first in India and World
  • Dance forms in Indian states
  • Nicknames of cities
  • Rivers
  • Countries and their parliament names
  • Temples and mosques in India
  • Airports in India
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries in India
  • Stadium in India
  • Important places in India
  • World heritage sites in India etc.,

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IBPS Clerk Banking Knowledge/Awareness Syllabus:

Below are the important topics for IBPS Clerk Banking Awareness Questions

  • List of Banks in India, Headquarters, Chairmen’s and Taglines
  • History of Banking in India
  • Functions of RBI and Monetary policy
  • Money market in India
  • Capital Market in India
  • Abbreviations
  • Insurance Knowledge
  • Banking/Economic terms etc.,

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