The IBPS Clerk exam is conducted every year by the Institute of Banking Personnel selection to recruit clerks for Public Sector Banks. The exam consists of two stages, the Prelims and the Mains examinations. In this article, we will discuss the IBPS Clerk syllabus 2019 for both stages of the examination.
IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus
The IBPS Clerk Prelims syllabus consists of three subjects making up the objective type paper. The paper is divided into three sections according to the subjects which are:
 English Language
 Reasoning Ability
 Numerical Ability
The following are the topics are covered in the bank clerk Prelims syllabus in each subject:
English Language: The English language section consists of the following topics:
 Reading Comprehension
 Cloze Test(Fill in the Blanks)
 Jumbled Paragraphs
 Multiple Meaning
 Error Spotting Correction
 Paragraph Comprehension
Reasoning Ability: This section covers topics which test the problem solving and reasoning abilities of the candidates:
 Logical Reasoning
 Alphanumeric Series
 Direction Test, Alphabetic Series and Ranking
 Data Sufficiency Tests
 Coded Inequalities
 Seating Arrangements
 Puzzles
 Tabulation
 Syllogism
 Blood Relations
 Input/Output
 Coding and Decoding
Quantitative Aptitude: This section covers the following topics:
 Profit, Loss and Discounts
 Mixtures and Alligations
 Simple and Compound Interest
 Surds and Indices
 Work and Time Equations
 Time and Distance Equations
 Mensuration: Cone, Sphere, Cylinder
 Data Interpretation
 Ratio, Proportion and Percentage
 Number Systems
 Sequences and Series
 Permutation, Combination and Probability
IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus
The IBPS clerk mains syllabus covers the topics from prelims in a detailed manner. Additionally, the paper is divided into four sections which cover the following subjects:
 General and Financial Awareness
 General English
 Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude
 Quantitative Aptitude
The following is the subjectwise breakup of topics in the IBPS clerk main exam:
General And Financial Awareness: General and Financial Awareness Covers the following topics:
 Current Affairs
 Indiaâ€™s Financial and Banking System
 Budget and Monetary Plans of the Government
 Key National Institutions
 Basics of Banking
General English: This subject covers the topics from prelims as well as the following in detail:
 Vocabulary
 Grammar
 Reading Comprehension
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude: The section contains questions from both Reasoning and Basic Computer subjects. They cover the following topics:
 Reasoning Ability:
 Analogy
 Assumptions and Statements
 Syllogism
 Coding and Decoding
 Blood Relations
 Sense of Direction and Distance
 Alphanumeric Series
 Non Verbal Reasoning
 Computer Aptitude:
 Basics of Hardware and Software
 Operating Systems
 Internet and associated topics
 Microsoft office and other word processing software
 History of Computing
 Basic Computer Networking
 Basics of Databases
 Basics of Cyber Security Tools and Processes
Quantitative Aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude is also called Data Interpretation and Analysis by the institute. This section consists of the following topics:
 Ratio and Proportion
 Time, Speed and Distance
 Work and Time Equations
 Mixtures and Alligations
 Measures of Central Tenednecy and Basic Statistics( Mean, Average, Median and Variance etc.)
 Stocks, Shares and Debentures
 Percentages
 Clock Ray Questions
 Volume and Surface Area
 Logarithms
 Permutaion and Combination
 Partnerships
 Heights and Distances
 Probability
 Simple and compound Interest
 Profit, Loss and Discounts
 Basic Algebra
 Basic Trigonometry
 Charts, Bars and Graphs
 Data Interpretation
Familiarity with the syllabus is an important aspect of success in the IBPS Clerk exam. Aspirants should cover all topics thoroughly and practice previous yearsâ€™ papers to be succesful in the bank clerk exam and make it to the final merit list. BYJUâ€™S has developed focussed study material and tests to help aspirants with their preparation. These are absolutely free and would guarantee that candidates clear the exam with flying colours.
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