IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus 2016

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus 2016 – Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk Preliminary and Mains:

It is started in 1975, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection also abbreviated as an IBPS, is an autonomous agency. It started its operation back in 1975 under Personnel Selection Services. In 2011, the IBPS announced as a single examination for an assessment of over 29 regional and public sectors banks. The examination is known Common Written Examination (CWE) which is mandatory to enrol in any listed Banks as an employee. Some of the Banks where IBPS CWE are mandatory are Bank of Baroda, Andhra Bank, IDBI Bank, EXIM Bank, Dena Bank, UCO Bank, United Bank of India, Canara Bank, Indian Overseas bank, Syndicate Bank, etc.

The URL of IBPS Official Site is www.ibps.in.

The Examination for the clerk are conducted every year since it was incorporated. All the candidates aspiring to be in the clerical cadre are required to qualify this exam before landing job as clerk of desired banks.

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process:

The Eligibility Criteria as per the IBPS recruitment is that the Candidate must have at least a Graduation Degree. The Age Limit varies from banks to posts of application. The CWE are considered to be the one of the most competitive examinations with a selection ratio of 1 of 1000 that is 0.10%. The questions of the CWE are designed with negative markings for every wrong answer. It is further divided into Tier I and Tier II categories depending on the degree of toughness and the posts.

The IBPS Clerk Exam Paper are designed by the board itself as it is an autonomous agency. IBPS Conducts Prelims and Mains exams.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus Pattern:

All the aspects of the Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Exam is given below.

The IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus 2016 for Prelims consists of three sections namely English Language test, Quantitative Approach, and Reasoning.

The Syllabus for English Language Test is as follows –

Idioms and Phrases Phrase Substitution
Spotting Errors Comprehension Passages
Synonyms Jumbled up Sentences
Antonyms One Word Substitution
Double blanks in a sentence Reconstruction of Sentence

The Syllabus for Reasoning for the Prelims is as follows –

Coding and Decoding Decision Making
Arguments Input-Output
Conclusions Syllogism
Sitting Arrangement Puzzle
Direction Sense Test Analogy
Assertion and Reasoning Word Formation
Blood Relations Number
Alphabet Test Series Test

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude for Prelims

Profit and Loss Partnerships
Data Tables Number Series
Square root HCF and LCM
Decimal Fractions Finding next number in series
Approx. Wrong Number Probability
Line Graphs Data Interpretation
Combinations and Permutations Average
Time and Distance Age Ratio
Simplifications Mensuration
Number System Cube Root

The IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus 2016 for Mains consists of five broad sections using which the ranks are decided after assessment of paper.

The Five Major Sections are –

  1. English
  2. Reasoning
  3. General Awareness
  4. Numerical Ability and
  5. Computer.

All the five sections consists of sub-sections. Below is the detailed elaboration of all the Sections and Sub-section in the Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Exam –

  1. IBPS Clerk Examination – Syllabus for English –

The English Section has been divided into multiple parts which will cumulate into the English Section of IBPS Clerk Exam.

English Syllabus
Antonyms Synonyms
Homonyms Word Formation
Sentence Completion Theme Detection
Passage Completion Spelling
Comprehension Active-Passive Voice
Rearrangement of Sentence Indirect-Direct Speech
Phrases and Idioms
  1. IBPS Clerk Examination – Syllabus for Computer –

It is also known Computer Awareness. The Papers consists of two section namely Software and Hardware. The candidate needs to answer the question and hence working knowledge of computer and its applications such as Internet, Windows, MS Office, Paint, etc.

  1. IBPS Clerk Examination – Syllabus for Numerical Ability –
Syllabus for Numerical Ability –
Pie Outlines Line charts and Classification
Simple Interest & Compound Interest Roots
Time and Work Visual Diagrams
Mixture Rate
Height and Distance Volume and Surface Area
Time and Separation Stocks and Share
Average Permutation and Combination
Partnerships
  1. IBPS Clerk Examination – Syllabus for the General Awareness.

This section covers the Current Affairs of India with reference to the Banking and the topics are broadly about the International Economy, Indian Economy, UNO, Awards, Finance, etc. The section contains questions regarding the currencies, countries, banking terms, Fiscal Policies, RBI, etc.

  1. IBPS Clerk Examination – Syllabus for the Reasoning

This section contains questions related to Logical reasoning. The section will ask the candidates about the facts, conclusion, and their judgement on case study or scenarios. The questions in this section are based on Verbal and Non-verbal Logical reasoning.

Following are the syllabus included in the Verbal Logical Reasoning –

  1. Input and Output
  2. Sitting Arrangement
  3. Direction Sense Test
  4. Odd Man Out
  5. Word Formation
  6. Analogy
  7. Coding-Decoding
  8. Alphabet Test
  9. Ranking and Time Sequence
  10. Assumptions
  11. Arguments
  12. Conclusions
  13. Serial Test
  14. Assertion and Reasoning
  15. Syllogism
  16. Blood Relation, etc.

The Syllabus for Non-Verbal Reasoning –

  1. Odd Figures
  2. Serial Test
  3. Miscellaneous Test
  4. Analogy

The candidate can visit the website → IBPS  to know more about IBPS Exams and the syllabus.

The pattern of the IBPS Clerk Examination 2016 ( CWE ) is as follows –

The Examinations have two Papers that is Prelims and Mains.

  • Following is the pattern for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 Prelims –
  1. English language Test consist of 30 question with each question containing one marks.
  2. The second part is Numerical Ability which consists of 35 questions and each of the question containing one marks.
  3. The last part is Reasoning Ability which is of 35 marks and 35 questions.

The Time frame available for the test to complete is 01 hours.

  • The Following Pattern is for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 Mains –
  1. The First section is Reasoning which contains 40 question, one marks for each.
  2. The Second Section is English Language which is a 40 question test with one marks for each question.
  3. The Third Section is Quantitative Aptitude which is of 40 questions with weightage of 40 marks.
  4. The fourth section is General Awareness which is of 40  questions with weightage of 40 marks.
  5. The last section is Computer Awareness which is of 40 Marks and 40 question.

The candidate will have 2 hours to solve the Mains paper and subject to negative marking of 0.25 marks for 1 incorrect answer.

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