IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus | IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018


The IBPS Clerk 2018 is going to be conducted in the month of December 2018. Like every year, lakhs of candidates are expected to appear for the exam this year as well. If you want to get ahead of them then you need to study smart. The first step of the process is knowing what to study and for that, you have to know the IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018. In the following article, we would take a look at the IBPS Clerk Mains syllabus. So, let’s get straight to it.

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus – Knowing the Exam Pattern

Before we look at the IBPS Clerk Exam syllabus for the mains, we must know the exam pattern for IBPS Clerk. The IBPS Clerk Exam is a three-tiered process. The first stage is the Prelims. You have to pass your prelims exam to appear for in the second stage that is the mains exam. After you qualify in the mains, you have to appear for the interview, which is the final round.

The Mains exam would be an online, MCQ test. This means that you have to go to the venue of the exam, sit at a computer and give the exam. There would be multiple options for each questions and you need to click on the right answer. The following table, gives the details of the IBPS Clerk Mains 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

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Details of the IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus

Let us now take a look at the topics that are there in the IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for the mains exam. As you can see from the table above, there are four subjects in the syllabus

  • General Awareness
  • English
  • Reasoning and Computer (They are included together in one single paper)
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Let us take a look at the topics within each of the subjects.

Syllabus for General Awareness

  1. Science And Technology
  2. Economy
  3. Important Awards & Honors
  4. Current National And International Events or Issues
  5. Indian financial system
  6. Computer and IT Knowledge
  7. Recent Credit and monetary policies
  8. Banking Knowledge – Abbreviations and Economic Terminologies
  9. Commissions
  10. Information about National financial institutions like SEBI, IRDS, FSDC etc
  11. Information about International financial institutions like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc
  12. Appointments and Resignations
  13. Sports and Politics
  14. Prominent Personalities
  15. Important Govt. Schemes on money market, credit, capital, loans etc.


  1. Vocabulary: Homonyms, Antonyms, Synonyms, Word Formation, Spelling
  2. Grammar: Active/ Passive voice, Spotting Errors, Direct and Indirect speech, Phrases and idioms
  3. Reading Comprehension: Passage completion, Rearrangement of topics in a passage, Theme Detection, Deriving Conclusion.

Reasoning Ability and Computer Knowledge

Reasoning ability

  1. Verbal and figure classification
  2. Decision making
  3. Symbols and their relationships
  4. Analytical functions
  5. Arithmetical computation
  6. Verbal and non-verbal
  7. Observation, Arithmetical reasoning
  8. Analysis, Similarities, Analogies
  9. Space visualization, Judgment
  10. Arithmetical number series, Visual memory
  11. Relationship concepts, Differences
  12. Problem­ solving, Discrimination

Computer Knowledge

  1. Introduction of Computer and History
  2. PC and System Software
  3. Windows Operating System and DOS
  4. MS Excel, MS Word
  5. Networking and Communication
  6. Internet Programming Language
  7. Basics of Security Tools, Hacking and Viruses
  8. Security Aspects for PC
  9. Database Basics
  10. Basic functionalities of MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint, MS-Excel etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Ratio & Proportions
  2. Profit, Loss and Discount
  3. Time And Distance
  4. Stocks and Shares
  5. Data Interpretation and Approximate Values
  6. Logarithms
  7. Equations
  8. HCF & LCM, Simplification
  9. Percentage, Partnership
  10. Compound and Simple Interest
  11. Time And Work
  12. Relationship Between Numbers
  13. Whole Numbers
  14. Decimals And Fractions
  15. Number Series, Probability
  16. Permutations & Combination’s
  17. Trigonometry

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So, these were complete details about the IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus. Hope this article was of help to you. To know more about the IBPS Clerk Exam, you can click on the links below

IBPS Clerk Selection Process
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