IBPS CLERK STRATEGY

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Pattern


A) IBPS Clerk 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern:


Sr.No.
Name of the Test
No.        
of Questions
Maximum Marks
Duration
 1
English Language
30
30

Composite time of 1 Hour
 2
Quantitative Aptitude
35
35
 3
Reasoning Ability
35
35

Total
100
100


IBPS clerk Exam Pattern consist of 100 questions & in 3 sections and 1 hour of time. The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination is just of qualifying nature for mains exam. The pattern of the Preliminary exam is given in the table above. The paper is of 1 hour where candidates have to themselves manage time in all three sections Reasoning, Quant and English. As per the trend in banking examination from past year, the preliminary exam is generally easier and with correct time and topic management candidates can get through this phase with ease.

B) IBPS Clerk 2017 Mains Exam Pattern:

IBPS Mains exam will contain 200 questions and time allotted will be 160 minutes. There is separate sectional timing for each test of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, G.A, Quant, and English. The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:


Sr. No
Name of Tests
(NOT BY SEQUENCE)
No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam
Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed)
1
General/ Financial Awareness 
50
50
English & Hindi
35 minutes
2
English Language
40
40
English
35 minutes
3
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
50
60
English & Hindi
45 minutes
4
Quantitative Aptitude
50
50
English & Hindi
45 minutes
Total
190 
200
160 minutes

Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for final merit list.
There will be negative marking for every wrong answers in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question. Mains examination of IBPS Clerk 2016 Recruitment did put up a very tough fight for all the candidates. To clear IBPS Clerk Mains candidates can prepare through Computer Based Test Series for IBPS Clerk. 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Syllabus

English Language 

  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Cloze Test 
  • Fillers 
  • Sentence Errors 
  • Vocabulary based questions 
  • Sentence Improvement 
  • Jumbled Paragraph 
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement) 

Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles 
  • Seating Arrangements 
  • Direction Sense 
  • Blood Relation 
  • Syllogism 
  • Order and Ranking 
  • Coding-Decoding 
  • Machine Input-Output 
  • Inequalities 
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart) 
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations) 
  • Number Series 
  • Approximation and Simplification 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

General / Financial Awareness

  • Banking  Awareness 
  • Financial Awareness 
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies 
  • Current Affairs 
  • Static Awareness

Computer Aptitude

  • History and Generation of Computers 
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation 
  • Computer Memory 
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices 
  • Computer Software 
  • Computer Languages 
  • Operating System 
  • Computer Network 
  • Internet 
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys 
  • Basics of DBMS 
  • Number System and Conversions 
  • Computer and Network Security

IBPS Clerk 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications:

A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess a certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.

Age : Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years

A candidate must have been born not  earlier than 02.09.1989 and not later than 01.09.1997 (both dates inclusive)

IBPS Clerk 2017 Online Application

The online application for IBPS 2017 exam will begin on 12th September 2017. The official notification is released. 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Application Fee

The fees is to be paid through online mode:
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Rs. 600 /- for all others