IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018 | Syllabus for IBPS Clerk


IBPS Clerk Exam is one of the popular bank exam conducted by IBPS – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection every year. IBPS released the notification about IBPS Clerk Exam which will be held in the month of December 2018 and result will be declared in January 2019. This Exam is conducted to recruit clerk in 19 Public Sector Banks. Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018 is released so that aspirants can refer to the syllabus and start preparing for the exam. Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018 includes 4 sections i.e Reasoning ability and Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, English and Quantitative Aptitude. Aspirants have to prepare for all sections of the syllabus to score best marks and clear the IBPS Clerk Exam 2018. The online Exam by IBPS will be conducted in two stages – Prelims Exam of 100 marks and Mains exam of 200 marks. Let us now take a look at IBPS Clerk Syllabus.

Details of IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018

Preliminary Exam of IBPS Clerk 2018 will consist of 3 sections and Mains Exam will consist of 4 sections across Computer Knowledge and Reasoning ability, English language, General awareness and Quantitative Aptitud. IBPS Clerk Syllabus details for both prelims and mains exams are as follows with respect to sections:

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.

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


  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.

Computer Knowledge and Reasoning Ability

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

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern

Now, that we know about IBPS Clerk Syllabus, let us know a bit about the exam pattern as well. IBPS Clerk exam comprises of 2 stages i.e Prelims and Mains Exam. Preliminary Exam consists of 3 sections: English language, Reasoning ability and Quantitative Aptitude. Mains Exam consists of 4 sections: English language, Reasoning ability & Computer Knowledge, General Awareness and Quantitative aptitude.

Prelims exam

S.No. Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
1 English Language 30 30 1 Hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Mains exam

Sr.No Section No. of Questions  Maximum Marks Time
1 Reasoning Ability and Computer Knowledge 50 50 35 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 35 minutes
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes
IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus will help students preparing for IBPS Clerical Exam which is conducted online by IBPS for a number of posts in different Public Sector Banks. This is a great opportunity for all the aspirants who want to become a clerk in a government bank.