IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus, Salary, Apply Now

Every year, The Institute for Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS Clerk test. The IBPS is the apex authority for evaluating candidates for jobs in India's public sector banks. In this essay, we will go over all of the main features of the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam, as well as the clerical cadre exam conducted by IBPS.

IBPS Clerk Overview

  • Exam Name - IBPS Clerk

  • Conducting Body - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

  • Exam Frequency - Annually

  • Mode of Exam - Online

  • No. of Papers - Prelims and Mains

  • Medium of Exam - English, Hindi and 13 regional languages

  • Marking scheme - 1 mark each for every correct answer in Online Test

  • Negative Marking - 0.25 marks are deducted

  • Eligibility : Graduation 

  • Salary : ₹11,765 - ₹31,540

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus

Along with English and Hindi, the IBPS Clerk Exam will be held in 13 languages. This is according to the Finance Ministry's most recent news statement. Along with the IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021 Notification, the IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Test Pattern 2021 has been announced, and the IBPS Clerk prelims exam is expected to be held soon. To effectively finish the selection process, candidates must pass each level. To do well in the final rounds of the entrance exam, they must have clear notions about the syllabus and parts.

  • The IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern for both the prelims and mains exams have been released by the regulatory body.

  • To determine the weightage of the sub-topics asked in each section of both the preliminary and mains exams, a candidate should consult previous years' papers and online test series.

  • Those who pass the preliminary examination are invited to take the main examination. Distinct portions of the exam have different mark distributions. Candidates must complete the paper in the time allotted to them.

The major three sections on which a candidate needs a complete command to ace IBPS Clerk 2021 Preliminary Exam are:

  • English Language

  • Numerical Ability

  • Reasoning Ability

The IBPS Clerk Mains Examination 2021 consists of 4 sections which are mentioned below:

  • General Awareness /Financial Awareness 

  • General English

  • Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 

  • Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2022

The three areas of this objective-based paper are English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning. This has been the pattern for a number of years. Aspirants will face the same challenges in 2021. The IBPS Clerk Prelims test syllabus is shown below.

English Language:

  • Reading comprehension, 

  • Tenses,

  • Rules, 

  • Cloze tests,

  • jumbling of paragraphs, 

  • Idioms and phrases,

  • Phrase replacement,

  • Detection of errors,

  • Vocabulary,

  • basic grammar, 

  • fill in the blanks,

  • conclusions,

  • inferences,

  • words usage, 

  • synonyms & antonyms,

  • words with multiple meanings,

  • using of words,

  • connectors,

  • prepositions,

  • rules. 


Numerical Ability :


  • Interpretation of Data (Bar graph, pie chart, Line Chart, Tabular),

  •  Number Series, 

  • Quadratic equations,

  •  Simplification and approximation, 

  • Ratio and Proportion, 

  • Percentage,

  • Partnership, 

  • Profit and loss, 

  • Sums on ages, 

  • data sufficiency, 

  • Time Distance and speed, 

  • work time and wage,

  • Mensuration,

  • Cone, Cylinder,

  •  Probability,

  •  Permutation,

  • Problems on boat and stream,

  •  pipes and cisterns,

  • sums on trains,

  •  Mixture, and allegation.


Reason Ability :

  • Logical Reasoning, 

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning,

  • alphanumeric series, 

  • alphabet series,

  •  ranking, 

  • data sufficiency,

  •  coding and decoding,

  • coded inequalities,

  • direction test,

  •  seating arrangements,

  •  puzzles,

  • jumbles, 

  • syllogism, 

  • input and output,

  •  blood relations, 

  • advance puzzles,

  • Chinese coding, 

  • Distance and direction,

  • figure series.

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus 2022

The sections of the IBPS Clerk Mains tests, such as English and numerical abilities, are comparable to those of the Prelims. 

This phase, however, has a substantially higher difficulty level. From this year, the reasoning segment has partnered with the computer efficiency department, according to an IBPS notice. The IBPS Clerk test syllabus for the Mains exam is now available


English Language

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Grammar

  • Para jumbles

  • Fill in the Blanks

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Idioms and Phrases

  • Sentence Correction

  • Error Spotting

  • Cloze Test

  • One Word Substitution

  • Sentence Rearrangement

  • Active & Passive Voice

Quantitative Aptitude


  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Time, Speed and Distance

  • Work and Time Equations

  • Mixtures and Alligations

  • Basic Statistics ( Mean, Average, Median and Variance etc.)

  • Stocks, Shares and Debentures

  • Percentages

  • Clock Ray Questions

  • Volume and Surface Area

  • Logarithms

  • Permutation 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

Reasoning Ability


  • Analogy

  • Assumptions and Statements

  • Syllogism

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Blood Relations

  • Sense of Direction and Distance

  • Alphanumeric Series

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Seating Arrangements

  • Puzzles

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

General/Financial Awareness


  • Current World and India

  • Geography Concepts

  • History Concepts

  • Political Science

  • India’s Financial and Banking System

  • Budget and Monetary Plans of the Government

  • Key National Institutions

  • Basics of Banking