IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2023: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will conduct the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam on August 26, August 27 & September 2, 2023. In this article, we have posted the updated IBPS Clerk syllabus & exam pattern.

You should be good in Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language and General Awareness to ace the IBPS Clerk Exam

IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern

You must know the IBPS Clerk Syllabus, Exam Pattern and IBPS Clerk previous years’ papers to have an idea about the preliminary and mains exams of IBPS Clerk 2023. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern and Syllabus for the IBPS Clerk 2023 Exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2023

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam

The IBPS Clerk preliminary examination is administered online for 1 hour. There are 3 sections in the exam and 20 Minutes is allocated for each section.

You have to qualify in each of the three tests by reaching the cut-off marks set by IBPS. If you clear the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam, then you need to clear the IBPS Clerk Main Exams.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2023
S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 Hour

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains Exam

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2023
S.No.Name of Tests (Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
2English Language404035 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
4General/ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Total190200160 minutes

Now that we have seen the IBPS Clerk 2023 Exam Pattern. Let’s discuss the detailed syllabus of all the sections asked in the Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS Clerk 2023 Exam:

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2023

 IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2023 for Prelims and Mains examinations is given below:

IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims and Mains Exam

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: English Language

English Language 
VocabularyGrammarReading Comprehension
Word Formation
Spotting Errors
Phrases and idioms
Direct and Indirect speech
Active/ Passive voice
Theme Detection
Passage completion
Topic rearrangement of passage
Deriving Conclusion

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Reasoning

Reasoning Ability 
Verbal ReasoningNon-Verbal Reasoning
2. Classification
3. Word formation
4. Statement and conclusions
5. Syllogism
6. Statement and assumptions
7. Statement and arguments
8. Coding-Decoding
9. Blood Relations
10. Passage and conclusions
11. Alphabet test
12. Series Test
13. Number, Ranking and time sequence Direction sense Test
14. Decision-making test
15. Figure series
16. Input/output
17. Assertion and reasoning
18. Sitting Arrangement
1. Series test Odd figure Out Analogy
2. Miscellaneous Test

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude
Ratio and proportion
Time and work
Distance and time
Mixture and allegation
Stocks and shares
Volume and surface Area
Bar & Graphs
Line charts
Height and Distances
Permutation and combinations
Simple and compound interest
Equations, Probability
Loss and Discount
Elements of Algebra
Data Interpretation
Pie charts

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Computer Knowledge

Basics of Hardware and software
Windows operating system basics
Internet terms and services
Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
History of computers
Networking and communication
Database basics
Basics of Hacking
Security ToolsViruses

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: General Awareness

General Awareness
Current AffairsBanking 
Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months, Overview of Indian Financial System, History of the Indian banking system
Recent credit and monetary policies
Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc, Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
Banking Terms, Important Government Schemes on capital & money market