IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021: IBPS Clerk is one of the popular banking exams in the country. Every year IBPS conducts recruitment exams for clerical cadre positions for vacancies under various PSU Banks. IBPS Clerk 2021 notification will release the notification in July(Tentatively). The syllabus is an important part of knowing the exam for a candidate. It will help the candidates to prepare well for the upcoming Examination. To start preparation for IBPS Clerk candidates must be aware of the IBPS Clerk Syllabus and IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern.
IBPS has released IBPS Clerk 2021-22 exam dates for the Prelims & Mains exam and this is the right time, to begin with, your exam preparation. In this article, we have provided a detailed subject-wise syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims & Mains exam. Scroll down to check the syllabus.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021
Before we move on to the detailed IBPS Clerk Syllabus for each section, let’s have an overview of the exam:
|Exam Name||Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Clerks in Participating Organisations or CRP Clerks-IX|
|Commonly Known As||IBPS Clerk|
|Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Exam Stages||Preliminary and Mains|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk exam is no different from any other bank exam. First look at the IBPS Clerk exam pattern.
The IBPS Clerk syllabus has two papers and there is no interview for the IBPS Clerk Exam.
(i) IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam: This comprises Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.
(ii) IBPS Clerk Mains Exam: This comprises Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and an additional section of Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.
IBPS Clerk Prelims consists of 100 questions whereas, 190 questions are asked in the Mains exam. There is a negative marking and for every wrong answer, 1/4th of the marks allocated for that question is deducted from the total score in both stages. Given below are the subjects asked in the exam.
IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2021: Section-wise Questions & Marks
|Sections||No. of Questions/Maximum Marks|
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus 2021: Section-wise Questions & Marks
|Sections||No. of Questions/Maximum Marks|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50/60|
The IBPS Clerk Syllabus for the English Language & Reasoning Ability is the same for both Prelims and Mains. Moreover, the section of Quantitative Aptitude of IBPS Clerk Mains is almost the same as the Numerical Ability section of IBPS Clerk Prelims. However, the difficulty level and exam pattern will vary for the Prelims & Mains exam. You can find the complete IBPS Clerk exam pattern from the link given below.
Subject-Wise IBPS Clerk 2021 Syllabus
Let us now look at the section-wise syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam. This will assist you in completely understanding the exam and formulate an impressive preparation strategy for yourself. The syllabus is provided for all subjects and depending on whether the candidate is appearing for Prelims or Mains exam, he/ she can check the respective subject-wise syllabus from below.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus For English Language (Prelims & Mains)
This section tests your command of the English language. The questions are based on grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension. The time duration for the English section is 20 minutes and 35 minutes for Prelims and Mains respectively. The syllabus for the English Language is given below:
|1. Reading Comprehension|
3. Para jumbles
4. Fill in the Blanks
5. Synonyms and Antonyms
6. Idioms and Phrases
7. Sentence Correction
8. Error Spotting
9. Cloze Test
10. One Word Substitution
11. Sentence Rearrangement
12. Active & Passive Voice
IBPS Clerk Syllabus For Quantitative Aptitude (Prelims & Mains)
Quantitative Aptitude evaluates the numerical ability and problem-solving skills of the candidates. Make sure you don’t leave out any concept and regular practice is the key to master this section. You can find the IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude as under:
|1. Ratio and Proportion|
2. Time, Speed and Distance
3. Work and Time Equations
4. Mixtures and Alligations
5. Basic Statistics ( Mean, Average, Median and Variance etc.)
6. Stocks, Shares and Debentures
8. Clock Ray Questions
9. Volume and Surface Area
11. Permutation and Combination
13. Heights and Distances
15. Simple and Compound Interest
16. Profit, Loss and Discounts
17. Basic Algebra
18. Basic Trigonometry
19. Charts, Bars and Graphs
20. Data Interpretation
IBPS Clerk Syllabus For Reasoning Ability (Prelims & Mains)
This section tests your mental and analytical ability. The following are the important topics as prescribed in the syllabus for Reasoning Ability which is asked in both the IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains exam:
2. Assumptions and Statements
4. Coding and Decoding
5. Blood Relations
6. Sense of Direction and Distance
7. Alphanumeric Series
8. Non-Verbal Reasoning
9. Seating Arrangements
IBPS Clerk Syllabus For Computer Aptitude (Mains)
You can find the IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Computer Aptitude below. This section is important for your Mains exam.
|1. Basics of Hardware and Software|
2. Operating Systems
3. Internet and associated topics
4. Microsoft Office and other word processing software
5. History of Computing
6. Basic Computer Networking
7. Basics of Databases
8. Basics of Cyber Security Tools and Processes
IBPS Clerk Syllabus For General/Financial Awareness (Mains)
Here are the important topics covered under the General Awareness section of the IBPS Clerk Mains exam:
|1. Current World and India|
2. Geography Concepts
3. History Concepts
4. Political Science
5. India’s Financial and Banking System
6. Budget and Monetary Plans of the Government
7. Key National Institutions
8. Basics of Banking
We advise you to spend at least one hour every day reading the newspaper and go through daily or weekly current affairs in order to prepare well for this section.
IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips & Tricks
Some of the preparation tips are given below. You can also check out the in-depth section-wise IBPS Clerk Preparation strategies.
- Create a study plan so that you can finish the syllabus on time.
- For English sections, read newspapers and magazines regularly and note down new words.
- For Quantitative Aptitude, remember the formulas of each topic by heart. Practice regularly to master the application of the formulas to solve the problems faster.
- For Reasoning, understand the complete question, jot down the data provided, and then try solving it.
- Take full-length mock tests once you have completed the syllabus.
It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam to go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS Clerk 2021 notification released by IBPS to prepare well for the exam.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the frequently asked questions are provided below:
|Q. What is the syllabus of the IBPS Clerk?|
A. IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus consists of topics from English language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. Whereas for Mains exam General/ Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, and Quantitative Aptitude are included.
|Q. Will the IBPS Clerk syllabus be the same for this year?|
A. Yes, the syllabus is likely to remain the same for this year. If there are any announcements made in this regard, we will let you know about the complete changes.
|Q. How many stages are there in the IBPS clerk exam?|
A. IBPS Clerk exam has two selection stages. IBPS Clerk Prelims exam and IBPS Clerk Mains exam.
|Q. What are the subjects included in the IBPS clerk syllabus for prelims?|
A. IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus consists of 3 subjects/sections namely, English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability.
|Q. Who prescribes the IBPS Clerk syllabus?|
A. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection prescribes IBPS Clerk 2021 syllabus.
|Q. Is the syllabus of IBPS Clerk the same as other banking exams?|
A. The syllabus for the IBPS Clerk exam is similar to other banking exams. However, the difficulty level and exam pattern will vary for different banking exams.
Now you have the detailed IBPS Clerk 2021 Syllabus. We hope that it helps you. Start your preparation early and get ahead of others. Take the free IBPS Clerk Mock Tests on Embibe. With Embibe’s Advanced Feedback Analysis, you can improve your test-taking skills. These tests will point out your weaknesses and mistakes so that you can work on them and improve your performance.
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