IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021: IBPS releases the IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern along with its official notification. You can check the updated IBPS Clerk syllabus & exam pattern in this post below. IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 is very much the same as any other Bank Exam. The major three sections on which a candidate needs a complete command to ace IBPS Clerk 2021 Preliminary Exam are:

  • • Reasoning
  • • Quantitative Aptitude
  • • English Language

When a candidate clears the Preliminary Exam, he/she must start preparing for the Mains Exam. The Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk exam 2021 consists of 4 sections which are mentioned below:

  • • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  • • Quantitative Aptitude
  • • English Language
  • • General/ Financial Awareness

IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern

A candidate must look into the IBPS Clerk Syllabus, Exam Pattern and previous years’ papers to know the weightage of the sub-topics asked in each section of both preliminary and mains exam of IBPS Clerk 2021. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern and Syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam. 

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Major changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam. The IBPS Clerk preliminary examination is conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour (20 minutes for each section) to complete the preliminary exam.

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for the Online Main examination.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2021
S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 Hour

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains Exam

In the latest update by IBPS, IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute 190 questions that need to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute 50 questions that need to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2021
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

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Now that we have seen the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Pattern. Let’s discuss the detailed syllabus of all the sections asked in the Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam:

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021

Let's now look at the section-wise (subject-wise) syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam. This will assist you in completely understanding the exam and formulating an impressive preparation strategy for yourself. The syllabus is provided for all subjects and depending on whether the candidate is appearing for the Prelims or Mains exam. IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 for Prelims and Mains examinations is given below:

IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims and Mains Exam

The syllabus for Numerical Ability / Quantitative Aptitude and English Language is the same for mains and preliminary exams. In addition to these two, the other subjects are General / Financial Awareness and Reasoning & Computer Knowledge. General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: English Language

English Language 
VocabularyGrammarReading Comprehension
  1. Homonyms
  2. Antonyms
  3. Synonyms
  4. Word Formation
  5. Spelling
  1. Spotting Errors
  2. Phrases and idioms
  3. Direct and Indirect speech
  4. Active/ Passive voice
  1. Theme Detection
  2. Passage completion
  3. Topic rearrangement of passage
  4. Deriving Conclusion

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Reasoning

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

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude
  1. Ratio and proportion
  2. Averages
  3. Time and work
  4. Speed
  5. Distance and time
  6. Mixture and allegation
  7. Stocks and shares
  8. Percentages
  9. Partnership
  10. Clocks
  11. Volume and surface Area
  12. Bar & Graphs
  13. Line charts
  14. Tables
  15. Height and Distances
  16. Logarithms
  17. Permutation and combinations
  18. Simple and compound interest
  19. Equations, Probability
  20. Trigonometry
  21. Profit
  22. Loss and Discount
  23. Mensuration
  24. Elements of Algebra
  25. Data Interpretation
  26. Pie charts

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Computer Knowledge

Computers
  1. Basics of Hardware and software
  2. Windows operating system basics
  3. Internet terms and services
  4. Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  5. History of computers
  6. Networking and communication
  7. Database basics
  8. Basics of Hacking
  9. Security Tools
  10. Viruses

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: General Awareness

General Awareness
Current AffairsBanking 
  1. Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months,
  2. Overview of Indian Financial System,
  3. History of the Indian banking system
  4. Recent credit and monetary policies
  1. Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc,
  2. Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  3. Banking Terms,
  4. Important Government Schemes on capital & money market
IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021: FAQs

Ans. Check the detailed IBPS Clerk Prelims & Mains Syllabus from the article.

Ans. There are 2 stages- Prelims & Mains in IBPS Clerk 2021.

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