IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019

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 subject-wise breakup of topics in the IBPS clerk main exam:

General And Financial Awareness: General and Financial Awareness Covers the following topics:

  • Current Affairs
  • India’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 years’ papers to be succesful in the bank clerk exam and make it to the final merit list. BYJU’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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