IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019: Important topics and weightage


Those who wish to be a part of IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019 must know the syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly. IBPS Clerk is an exam that thousands of students wish to attempt and get into the recruitment procedure.

In the Prelims Exam, there will be a negative marking of 0.25. For every wrong attempt, marks will be cut.

There are a total of 2 stages of IBPS Clerk Exam 2019. The first phase is the Prelims Exam and the second is Mains Paper. There is no interview procedure, further, to be processed. The exam takes place in an online mode.

  • Only those students who crack Prelims Exam can sit in the Mains Paper
  • The subjects English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning will be in both Prelims and Mains Exam
  • Only those can fill the registration form who are eligible otherwise the officials will cancel their forms
  • The IBPS Clerk Application Form window has been closed on October 09, 2019
  • The best way to crack the IBPS Clerk Exam is to practice previous year question papers. It will make you understand the Exam Pattern and difficulty level of the exam throughout the years
  • The candidates can download their IBPS Clerk Admit Card for Prelims from the official website in the last week of November 2019
  • A total of 12075 were released this year for the post IBPS Clerk
  • The basic pay for the position of IBPS Clerk lies between Rs 11,765 – Rs 42,020
  • Students must be in between the age of 20-28 years to be eligible to apply

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 (Prelims)

The Prelims Exam of IBPS Clerk Syllabus consists of a total of 4 sections which are English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and Quantitative Ability. The exam will take place on December 07, 08, 14, 21, 2019.

The following content displays important topics and weightage for different sections and topics:

Quantitative Aptitude: Important Topics & Weightage

Important Topics Weightage
Simplification 10-15 Questions
Number Series 3-5 Questions
Average 1-3 Questions
Interest 1-3 Questions
Mensuration 2-4 Questions
Percentage 1-2 Questions
Ratio & Proportion 1-3 Questions
Algebra 3-5 Questions
Profit & Loss 1-3 Questions
Time, Speed & Distance 1-4 Questions
Data Interpretation 5-10 Questions (1-2 sets)
Time & Work 1-2 Questions
Permutation & Combination / Probability 0-1 Questions
Mixture Problems 0-2 Questions
Number System 0-1 Questions
Data Sufficiency 0-5 Questions

Reasoning Ability: Important Topics & Weightage

Important Topics Weightage
Arrangement & Pattern 5-8 Questions
Analogy 0-5 Questions
Classification 0-4 Questions
Coded Inequalities or Mathematical Inequalities 0-5 Questions (likely of Coded Inequalities)
Directions & Distances 0-2 Questions
Coding-Decoding 4-10 Questions
Blood Relations 1-5 Questions
Order & Ranking 0-5 Questions
Circular Seating Arrangement 5 Questions
Linear Seating Arrangement 5 Questions
Analytical Decision Making 0-5 Questions
Syllogisms 0-5 Questions
Data Sufficiency 0-5 Questions
Double Line-Up 0-5 Questions
Scheduling 0-5 Questions
Grouping & Selection Problems on teams and committees asked. 0-5 Questions
Series 0-2 Questions
Verbal Reasoning 0-5 Questions

English: Important Topics & Weightage

Important Topics Weightage
Reading Comprehension 10 Questions (1 Passage)
Grammar (Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks) 5 Questions
Vocabulary (Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement) 10 Questions
Verbal Ability (Para Jumbles) 5 Questions

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 (Mains)

The students who will crack the Prelims Exam will appear in the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam to proceed ahead in this process of recruitment. Check important topics from IBPS Clerk Mains and their weightage below:

  • The Mains Exam is a bit tougher than Prelims Exam
  • The Mains exam for IBPS Clerk will be conducted on January 19, 2020
  • Students who will clear Mains Paper will be shortlisted to be recruited for the post IBPS Clerk which will depend on the marks they have secured in Mains

Computer Aptitude: Important Topics & Weightage

Important Topics Weightage
MS Office 6 Questions
Computer Hardware 6 Questions
Computer Software 5 Questions
Computer Memory 5 Questions
Internet 5 Questions
Networking 3 Questions
Operating System 2 Questions
Data representation 1 Questions
Others 9 Questions

Quantitative Aptitude: Important Topics & Weightage

Important Topics Weightage
Simplification 15 Questions
Arithmetic and Geometry 15 Questions
Data Interpretation 5 Questions
Series 5 Questions

General Awareness: Important Topics

Important Topics
General Knowledge
Current Affairs
Banking Awareness