IBPS Clerk Syllabus And Exam Pattern 2016 – Prelims & Mains
The Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) will be conducting the IBPS Common Recruitment Process (CWE) for the recruitment of Clerks in different Public Sector Units of the country. This year, IBPS has announced a total of 19242 Post Vacancies for clerical cadre.
The online application portal for IBPS Clerk will be open from 22 August to 12 September 2016. All the interested candidates must check the Eligibility Criteria before applying for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment Exam.
As the exam is nearly a few months away, it is time for the candidates to start the preparation. This year,IBPS Clerk exam will be conducted online and will follow the same selection process i.e 2 Tier Process. In this article, we will be giving complete information regarding the IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern for 2016.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2016
The IBPS Clerk Recruitment Examination is tentatively scheduled in between the months of November to January. The Exam is divided into three phases i.e. Preliminary Examination and Mains Examination and Interview. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern for all the stages:
IBPS Clerk Phase I: Preliminary Exam
The Online Computer-Based Test (CBT) for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 will be conducted in objective MCQ pattern. There will be 100 questions in total and 3 sections – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.
|Name of the Test||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
Some of the essential details related to IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 are as follows.
- The total number of questions will be 100.
- The Paper mode will be English/ Hindi.
- Each question carries 1 mark.
- The total time to solve the entire paper is 60 minutes.
- There will be sectional and overall cutoff.
Marks secured in IBPS Clerk Prelims will be taken into consideration while selecting candidates for Mains.
IBPS Clerk Phase II: Mains Exam
In the Mains examination, there will be 5 sections and 200 questions in total. Each question will carry 1 mark.
|General Awareness (with special reference to Banking)||40||40|
Each section of the mains exam will have a separate time slot. The total time to solve the written examination is 135 minutes.
|Section Name||Questions||Time (in mins.)|
|General Awareness (with special reference to Banking)||40||25|
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. The paper will be bilingual in nature i.e. Hindi and English.
IBPS Clerk Phase III: Interview
The candidates who are shortlisted on the basis on their performance in the Common Written Examination will be called for the final round i.e. Interview. The Final Merit List will be based on the scores secured in Written Examination and Interview Round.
Once you are familiar with the exam pattern for IBPS Clerk, move to our next section of the article viz. IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2016.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2016
Since there is a predefined time slot for each section, you need to be well informed regarding all the topics specific to each section of IBPS Clerk 2016. We have mentioned the entire IBPS Clerk syllabus 2016 in a constructive format for both the examinations.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims
The Preliminary stage of IBPS Clerk consists of three sections viz. English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning. Have a look at the syllabus for each of the topic.
- Reading Comprehension
- Cloze Test
- Fill in the Blanks
- Para Jumbles
- Spotting the Errors
- Number Series
- Data Interpretation
- Miscellaneous – Distance & Time, Work & Time, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Partnerships, Boats & Streams
- Circular Seating Arrangement
- Linear Seating Arrangement
- Blood Relations
IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Mains
The mains examination consists of 5 sections having a separate time slot for each. Have a look at the syllabus for each topic.
- Science And Technology
- Important Awards & Honors
- Current National And International Events
- Computer Knowledge
- Banking Knowledge
- Prominent Personalities
- General Grammar
- Comprehension of a Passage
- Sentence Completion
- Decimals And Fractions
- Whole Numbers
- Relationship Between Numbers
- Ratio & Proportion
- HCF & LCM
- Profit & Loss
- Time And Work
- Simple Interest
- Time And Distance
- Compound Interest
- Permutations & Combination’s
- Number Series
- Approximate Values
- Data Interpretation
- Data Sufficiency
- Symbols and their relationships
- Arithmetical computation
- Decision making
- Verbal and figure classification
- Verbal and non-verbal
- Analytical functions
- Space visualization
- Problem solving
- Arithmetical number series
- Visual memory
- Arithmetical reasoning
- Relationship concepts
- Operating and DOS
- Introduction of Computer and History
- Computer Device
- Security Aspects for PC
- PC and System Software
- Advanced Technology Regarding Computer
- MS Excel, MS Word
- Various Uses of Computer
- Internet Programming Language
- Computer Net work
- Computer of Future
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