Updated IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus and Exam pattern

Attention Aspirants, the much-awaited notification of IBPS Clerk recruitment notification 2020 has been released a few days before by IBPS. The advertisement is made to fill near about 12075 Clerical Cadre Posts in the Participating Organisations. From past couple of days, many of you had been pouring in requests to publish IBPS Clerk Mains syllabus and exam pattern. So in this article, we will discuss the detailed info on IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Mains Examination along with the topics to be covered.

IBPS Syllabus
IBPS Syllabus

In our last article, we have shared the information on IBPS Clerk Preliminary Syllabus 2020. Aspirants are advised to check the preliminary syllabus and exam pattern before going to Mains Exam.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020 (Mains Exam)

Before we talk about the Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2020, let us first have a look at the pattern of the Exam.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Successful candidates who have cleared the Preliminary cut off will be called for Mains examination. It is to be noted that only those candidate who will clear the respective cutoff made by the board will be called for Mains examination. Let us have a look at the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern.

Sr. No. Subjects No. of 
Max Marks Time allotted
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Basic Guidelines

  • Total Question: 190
  • Maximum Marks: 200
  • Time Duration: 160 Minutes
  • Marking scheme: 1(one) mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1/4th marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • The medium of Instruction: Hindi/English

**Updated IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus

As mentioned above, the Mains exam will consist of a total of 190 questions divided into four segments. The Reasoning  & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude and General/ Financial Awareness segment will consist of a total 50 questions each carrying 1 marks. Whereas the English segment will consist of a total of 40 questions of one marks each. Let us now have a look at the detailed IBPS Clerk syllabus for the Mains exam.

English Language Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam (40 marks)

The English language segment will consist of Reading comprehension, Basics of Grammar and Vocabulary. Let us see the topics to be covered in the English language of IBPS Clerk Mains Exam.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude (50 Marks)

The Numerical Ability is often considered as the most difficult but scoring topic in any exam. In IBPS Clerk exam a total of 50 questions is asked and the toughness level is up to the intermediate level of Math. All you need is speed and accuracy to score great in the Numerical Ability Segment of IBPS Mains Exam.

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Average
  • Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Algebra
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time, Speed & Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time & Work
  • Permutation & Combination / Probability
  • Mixture Problems
  • Number System
  • Data Sufficiency

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus for Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude (50 Marks)

The Reasoning is one of the most confusing and time taking segments in any exam. If you have practised a lot and possess a strong command over the tips and tricks used in Reasoning then you can surely score high in the Reasoning. A total of 50 questions each carrying 1 marks is being asked in the Reasoning and Computer Awareness segment of IBPS Clerk Mains Exam.

Reasoning Ability Computer Awareness
  • Arrangement & Pattern
  • Analogy
  •  Classification
  • Coded Inequalities or Mathematical Inequalities
  • Directions & Distances
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Order & Ranking
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Analytical Decision Making
  • Syllogisms
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Double Line-Up
  • Scheduling
  • Grouping & Selection Problems
  • Series
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Questions on Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Different Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suite and Shortcut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security

General/ Financial Awareness Syllabus for  IBPS Clerk Mains Exam (50 Marks)

This is the segment where you can score high in comparatively less time. All you need to do is to keep an eye on the current events. Reading newspapers can be very helpful. For static GK you can refer to any good books like Lucent. For banking awareness, you can subscribe to monthly magazines like BSC that provide Finacial awareness.

  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

Important Links

Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to 2020 IBPS Clerk Recruitment Notification.

Subject Description
Download IBPS CWE VIII 2020 Official Bulletin (PDF) Click Here
Read Complete IBPS Clerk CWE VIII 2020 Notification Click Here
Download IBPS Clerk CWE 2020 Admit card  Click Here
IBPS Clerk Cut-off (Expected and Previous Year) Click Here
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure 2020 (Updated) Click Here
Download Latest Updated IBPS Clerk 2020 Prelims Syllabus Click Here
IBPS Clerk Previous Year Question Paper (2011 to 2016) in PDF Click Here
Detailed Salary, Job Profile and Promotions as an IBPS Clerk Click Here
IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria, Age, Nationality and Qualification Click Here
Highly Recommended Books for IBPS Clerk 2020 Examination Click Here

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