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|
|Direction Sense Test||Analogy|
|Assertion and Reasoning||Word Formation|
|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|
|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 –
- General Awareness
- Numerical Ability and
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 –
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.
|Sentence Completion||Theme Detection|
|Rearrangement of Sentence||Indirect-Direct Speech|
|Phrases and Idioms|
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.
- 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|
|Height and Distance||Volume and Surface Area|
|Time and Separation||Stocks and Share|
|Average||Permutation and Combination|
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.
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 –
- Input and Output
- Sitting Arrangement
- Direction Sense Test
- Odd Man Out
- Word Formation
- Alphabet Test
- Ranking and Time Sequence
- Serial Test
- Assertion and Reasoning
- Blood Relation, etc.
The Syllabus for Non-Verbal Reasoning –
- Odd Figures
- Serial Test
- Miscellaneous Test
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 –
- English language Test consist of 30 question with each question containing one marks.
- The second part is Numerical Ability which consists of 35 questions and each of the question containing one marks.
- 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 –
- The First section is Reasoning which contains 40 question, one marks for each.
- The Second Section is English Language which is a 40 question test with one marks for each question.
- The Third Section is Quantitative Aptitude which is of 40 questions with weightage of 40 marks.
- The fourth section is General Awareness which is of 40 questions with weightage of 40 marks.
- 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.