IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus | IBPS Clerk Exam 2018


IBPS Clerk 2018 is just around the corner! According to the official notification released by the IBPS, the IBPS clerk prelims exam would be conducted in the first week of December 2018. If you want to clear IBPS Clerk 2018, then you have to put your best effort now. One of the first things that you need to do is know the syllabus for the IBPS Clerk Prelims. In the following post, we would be talking about the IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus. We would be talking about the subjects as well as the individual topics that are there in the IBPS Clerk Pre Syllabus. So, let’s begin, shall we?

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus – Knowing the Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam is a three-stage process. The prelims exam is the first stage of the process. If you pass the prelims, you would have to sit for in the mains and then the interview. To know more about the IBPS Clerk Selection Process, click on the button below:

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The Process: In IBPS clerk prelims, the question paper would be MCQ based. This means that you would have to choose the right answer to a question from the list of given options. The exam would be computer-based as well. You would have to go to an examination center and you would be allotted a computer. You need to log in using your name and roll number. Then questions would appear and you would have to answer them on the computer.

The following table gives the details of the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Prelims

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

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus – The Details

Alright, let us now look at the IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Syllabus Details. As seen from the table above, there are three subjects in the IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for the prelims stage. They are:

  • English
  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability

Let us now look at the topics in the IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Syllabus for each of the topics.


  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

  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

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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These were all the details about the IBPS clerk prelims syllabus. Hope you found the article to be useful. For more information on IBPS Clerk 2018, click on the link below:

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