IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern Syllabus Download

By | January 28, 2018

The IBPS Clerk 2018 will be held in two phase i.e Preliminary Exam and Main Exam. Candidate who will qualify the preliminary exam will be called for appearing in IBPS Main Exam. All the questions in exam will be bilingual except English questions. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of performance in written exam. The details regarding number of questions, maximum marks, subjects and duration of the exam are detailed in following charts:Candidates should know that the IBPS Clerk Prelims syllabus is based on the paper  pattern which consists mainly of 3 sections, which are as follows: –

1. Reasoning

2. English

3. Numerical Ability

The details of each section of the IBPS Prelims syllabus 2018 is as follows:

IBPS Clerk Prelims syllabus 2018(Reasoning):


  • Analogy
  • Pick the odd one out
  • Syllogism
  • Word Formation
  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Statement and Arguments
  • Input and Output
  • Alphabet Test
  • Number Series, Other Series
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Figure Series Etc.
  • Passages and Conclusions
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Sitting Arrangements
  • Decision Making
  • Ranking and Time Sequence
  • Direction Sense Test

Non Verbal Reasoning:

  • Analogy
  • Series, Odd Figures
  • Miscellaneous

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017 syllabus (English):

  • Spelling Corrections
  • Active Passive Voice
  • Homonyms, Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Detection of Theme
  • Passage Completion
  • Rearrangement of Passage
  • Sentence Completion
  • Word Formation
  • Comprehension and Deriving Conclusion
  • Indirect Direct Speech

IBPS Clerk Prelims syllabus 2017 (Numerical Ability):

  • Stocks & Shares
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Visual Diagrams
  • Pie Outlines
  • Line and Other Charts
  • Time & Separation
  • Rate
  • Benefit & Loss
  • Mixture
  • Mensuration
  • Height & Distances
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Roots
  • Average
  • Ratio
  • Time & Work

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam  Pattern

 IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam

Preliminary Examination for IBPS Clerk 2018 will consist of Objective Tests for 100 marks and will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows

Name of the Test No. of Questions Max Marks Durations
English 30 30
Reasoning Ability 35 35 Composite time of 1 hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Total  100 100

Candidates shall be required to qualify in each test as per cut-off marks determined in each test. Each candidate will have to secure a minimum score on each of the tests as well as on the Total to be considered to be shortlisted for IBPS Clerk Mains 2018. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cutoffs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for Main Examination. However, decision of IBPS in this regard shall be final and binding upon the candidates.

IBPS Clerk Main Exam Pattern

Name of the Test No.of Que Marks Durations
Reasoning 40 50 30 minutes
English Language 40 40 30 minutes
General Awareness  40 40 25 minutes
Computer Knowledge 40 20 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 30 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

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