IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2020 Available, Check now Selection Process Details Here!

ibps clerk exam pattern

The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern has been released by the IBPS on its official website. The examination conducting body will release the notification for the various posts in the clerical cadre in September 2020. The expected vacancies for the year 2020 by different banks for various states are around 12,000+. The students who wish to fill the form or are preparing for the upcoming IBPS Clerk exam can read this post of IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern is based on three stages which are preliminary exam, Mains exam, and the LPT. The selection of the students for the post of clerk exam will be based on these three stages respectively. The students will have to appear for all of the exams successfully and clear the minimum cut-off decided by the authorities. The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern is available on the bottom page of the IBPS Clerk notification. The students should go through the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern thoroughly before starting their preparation for the examination to get a hold on the exam and get sure shot success.

Summary of IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

Recruiting OrganisationInstitute of Banking Personnel and Selection
Notified PostIBPS Clerk
Notification DateSeptember 2020
Registration DateMid September 2020
Preliminary Exam date for IBPS Clerk12-12-2020
Mains Exam date for IBPS Clerk24-01-2020
LPT for ClerkMay-June 2021
Final allotmentApril 2021
Application ProcessOnline
Total vacancies12,000+ Tentative
QualificationThe candidate needs to have completed his graduation/post-graduation from a recognised state/private board.
IBPS Clerk Exam PatternPreliminary Exam
Mains Exam
Language Proficiency Test
IBPS Clerk Admit Card LinkAvailable soon
Result Link for Preliminary ExamAvailable soon
Official notificationAvailable soon
Official Websitehttps://ibps.in/

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern is described in the table given below, go through it carefully. The preliminary exam will be a 1-hour exam comprising of 3 subjects viz Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude and English language. There are prescribed sectional timing for each subject and a total of 100 questions are asked at this level. The negative marking is applicable as 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.

SubjectNo of questionsTotal MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
English Language303020 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

Phase 2- Mains Exam

SubjectNo of questionsTotal MarksDuration
English Language404035 minutes
General Knowledge504035 minutes
Quantitiate Aptitude & Numerical Ability504045 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude505035 minutes

Phase 3- LPT

The candidate will be successful in the mains examination and clear the cut-off decided by the authority. They will be called in for the document verification and language test. The candidate will have to appear for the language test and they will have to pass the language test with efficiency. The students who will not be successful in the LPT will be disqualified or will be given a time of 3 months for learning the language.

Final Selection of IBPS Clerk

The selection of an IBPS Clerk is based on the three stages i.e. Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and the Language Test. A student who is an aspirant of IBPS Clerk has to pass all the three stages. The cut-off is decided by the IBPS authority for the student’s category wise. The cut-off is decided at the Preliminary, Mains, and the LPT stage. The students will have to clear the cut-off at all the stages according to their category. The students belonging to a particular state has to clear the cut-off of his state according to his category. The students who will be clear the final cut-off of the Langauge Proficiency test are given an appointment within the organization.

Syllabus of IBPS Clerk

The IBPS Clerk is conducted in two-phase viz one is Preliminary exam while second is Mains exam. The syllabus of IBPS Clerk is different for preliminary and different for Mains. The question asked in the preliminary exam is low level in difficulty meter while the question asked in Mains is high in difficulty level. The syllabus of the IBPS Clerk for both the phases is given below:

English LanguageReading Comprehension,  Cloze Test, Fillers Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, rearrangement, Match the Sentences grammatically
Quantitative AptitudeData Interpretation Time and Distance Time and Work HCF and LCM Simple and Compound Interest Problems on Trains Average Probability Permutation and Combination Pipes& Cistern Number System Mensuration Percentage
Reasoning AbilityPuzzle Seating Arrangement Blood Relations Analogy Odd Man Out Coding and Decoding Directions Based Concept Row Arrangements Critical Reasoning Input-Output.
Computer KnowledgeLanguages, Basic Hardware and Software, History of Computers, Devices, Viruses and Hacking
General Awareness6 months Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, Static Gk,

IBPS Clerk Growth Prospects

The IBPS Clerk job offers a wide range of growth prospects to the students selected as IBPS clerk within any nationalized bank of India. The students who get selected as IBPS Clerk have two options for promotions which is:

  • Fast-Track Promotions– The fast track promotions is the fastest way to get promoted from the clerical level to the higher or officer level. In this method, the students have to clear two exams i.e. JAIIB and CAIIB. Both of these exams offer the benefit of increment in the salary and merit-based points that can be used while seeking promotions. A clerk becomes eligible for promotion after 3 years of his service in the bank.
  • Age-based Promotions– This kind of promotion is given to the candidate based on his age or seniority level in the bank. If a clerk does not opt for fast-track promotion, then he receives only yearly increments like any other staff. A candidate has to complete 10 years in the banking services to seek age-based promotion.

IBPS Clerk Notification 2020

For further more information details read out the official notification, link is given above. If you have any queries, you can ask us through the comment section. Thanks!


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