IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Preparation

Institute of banking personnel selection or IBPS have announced the preliminary exams for IBPS clerk 2017 and it is unknown to students. For students aspiring to give IBPS clerk exams in this year it is necessary to understand how important IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam is, as for being recruited as a CWE VI Clerk this IBPS have made this IBPS Clerk Prelim as a primary stage and only the qualified candidate are allowed to participate in the Main exam held after the IBPS Clerk Prelim Result is declared.

As this year for CWE VI, Clerk IBPS have announced around 17000 vacancies for the candidate looking forward to give the exam for IBPS Clerk, making IBPS Preliminary (Prelim) Exam very important for the candidate to focus and prepare for this year’s IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam.


This year the tentative dates for IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam are in the month of November and it is necessary to understand what IBPS Prelim Exam actually is? This examination is an objective type question- based paper in which the candidates have to answer problems from subjects like English, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. From all the mentioned subjects the candidates are asked 100 questions dividing the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam into 3 sections.

The Segregation of the IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam 2017

Section No. Of Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability 35 35   01 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English Language 30 30
Total 100 100

As shown in the table above every section carry some marks allocated to them and it is necessary to clear all three sections and also as IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam is an online test so only an hour’s time is allocated for attempting all three sections of this IBPS Prelim Paper.

So it becomes important for the candidate to manage their time effectively for attempting all the questions asked in the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination.

For attempting all the 100 questions in IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam the candidate should try and solve the sections by allocating time to each section and it is recommended that if the candidate is not able to finish a particular section in the allocated time then they should not utilize the time that should be utilized for solving some other section.

Sections Total Time For Each Section Overall Duration
Reasoning Ability 20 min. 01 hours
Quantitative Aptitude 25 min.
English 15 min.

The motive for letting the candidate know about the time that should be ideally be given for solving each section in IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam is that when the candidate is preparing for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam he/ she can practice and solve the questions as per the allocation and also it would make the candidate prepared for the IBPS Clerk Prelims that are supposed to be held in the month of November this year.