IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern | IBPS Clerk Exam 2018


When you are looking to apply for IBPS Clerk exam, you need to know about the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus for the Exam. IBPS might hold regional proficiency test after clearing the mains exam. Therefore, candidates should be aware of local or regional language. In this article, we are going to talk about IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam pattern is different for both exams i.e prelims and mains. The prelims consist of 3 sections-English, Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning ability with 100 questions and 100 marks in total whereas mains exam consists of 4 sections – English, Computer Knowledge & Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness with 190 questions and 200 marks.

IBPS Clerk  Exam Pattern 2018 details

As said before, IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two stages i.e Prelims and Mains both having different Exam pattern. You must be aware of the differences in pattern as that would help you in better preparation. Let us check the IBPS clerk 2018 exam pattern for both the stages

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern 2018

Given below is the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 for the Preliminary Stage

Subjects Total Questions Marks Time
English 30 30 1 Hour
Quantitative Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100 1 Hour

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Now, let us take a look at IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern for 2018. The following table gives all the details about the exam pattern

Subjects Total Questions Marks Exam Language Total Time Allotted
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 English & Hindi 35 Minutes
English 40 40 English only 35 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge 50 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 45 Minutes
Total 190 200 160 Minutes

Few Facts About IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

Let us take a quick look at some of the facts that you should know about IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern.

What is the structure of the questions?

All the questions as in both the prelims and the mains are MCQ type. The test would be an online computer based. You would have to click and choose the right answer.

Is there any negative marking?

Yes, there is! For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks would be deducted from the total score. That comes to around 1 mark deducted for every four wrong answers.

Are the marks in the prelims included in the final score?

Yes. Both the prelims and mains marks would be considered when calculating your final score. However, you have to clear the cutoff for prelims to sit in IBPS clerk mains. So, not any mark would help you get you past prelims.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus :

Candidates who have applied for IBPS clerk 2018 exam should be well versed with the syllabus for both Prelims and Mains Exam. Aspirants should study according to the topics in the syllabus for all types of sections i.e English, Reasoning ability & Computer knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude and General awareness.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus

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