IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam - Dates, Pattern, Syllabus
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS Clerk exam for recruitment of candidates in the Clerical cadre at 17 participatory banks. IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two stages - prelims and mains. IBPS Clerk prelims exam is the first stage in the selection process. As per the IBPS Clerk selection process, candidates qualifying in the prelims stage will only be able to proceed to the further stage. The prelims exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted for a total of 100 questions of 1 mark each. As per the IBPS Clerk exam pattern, the questions will be asked from English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability. Only those candidates will be able to qualify the IBPS Clerk prelims exam, who will secure the prelims cut off. However, the marks secured in the prelims exam are not added while preparing the final IBPS Clerk result. To know more about the IBPS Clerk prelims exam, go through the article below.
IBPS Clerk 2020 prelims exam is scheduled to be held on December 12, 13 and 19, 2020. The test is qualifying in nature and is conducted at various CTET exam centres across 34 states/UTs across the country.
IBPS Clerk Dates 2020
The table below contains the IBPS Clerk exam dates along with various other related dates:
IBPS Clerk Important Dates
IBPS Clerk notification
September 12, 2020 (Tentative)
Start date of online registration
September 17, 2020 (Tentative)
Last date to fill IBPS Clerk application form
October 9, 2020 (Tentative)
IBPS Clerk admit card for prelims
November 26, 2020 (Tentative)
Dates of IBPS Clerk Prelims exam
December 12, 13 and 19, 2020
Declaration of prelims result
To be announced
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern For Prelims
Before appearing for the IBPS Clerk prelims exam, it is very important for the candidates to know the exam pattern. The exam pattern of IBPS Clerk contains the name of sections from where the questions are asked, duration of the test, total questions and the marking scheme. The table below contains the IBPS Clerk prelims exam pattern.
IBPS Clerk exam pattern for prelims
Number of questions
Correct answer: +1
Wrong answer: - 0.25
English and Hindi (Except English section)
Type of questions
IBPS Clerk Exam Prelims Syllabus
In order to prepare for the IBPS Clerk prelims exam, candidates must go through the syllabus first. IBPS Clerk syllabus for the prelims exam will help to know the topics and the chapters from where the questions will be asked in the exam.
IBPS PO Syllabus for Prelims - English Language
Direct and Indirect speech
Topic rearrangement of passage
Phrases and idioms
IBPS Clerk prelims exam syllabus 2020 - Numerical Ability
Ratio and proportion
Time and work
Distance and time
Mixture and alligation
Stocks and shares
Height and Distances
Bar & Graphs
Permutation and combinations
Simple and compound interest
Volume and Surface Area
Loss and Discount
Elements of Algebra
IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020 - Reasoning
The reasoning sections will contain verbal and non-verbal reasoning topics:
Statement and arguments
Statement and conclusions Syllogism
Passage and conclusions
Input/output Assertion and reasoning
Ranking and time sequence
Direction Sense Test
Statement and assumptions
Decision making test
Non - Verbal Reasoning
Odd figure Out
IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut off
To get an idea of IBPS Clerk cut off 2020, candidates must go through the previous years cut off of the prelims stage of the exam.
IBPS Clerk Cut off for Prelims Exam - 2018
IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut off for 2017 & 2016
Overall Prelims Cut-Off 2017
Overall Prelims Cut-Off 2016
Daman & Diu
Jammu and Kashmir
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Questions related to IBPS Clerk
i cleared ibps clerk exam in ews category .the notification comes of the exam in oct 2019 and result comes may 2020 and i have ews certificate of the financial year 2020-21 is this valid for DV or not please let me know i am very confused.
As per you have mentioned that you cleared IBPS examination e w s category. You should have a ews certificate for interview. As the result will come out at 2020 I think ews certificate for 2020-21 is enough. Best of luck for your future. hope this will help you
Recently i m sellectd for ibps clerk mains.while applying for the exam i mentioned my work experiance in application form but i did not get noc from my employer.Is there any problem for document verification if i didnt submitted my noc n work experience ???
I would like to say that you should try to get the NOC as fast as possible because not in the first day but within 6 weeks of joining the position you will be asked to submit all the certificates for authentication, failing to which can hamper your credits being added to your profile. Please try and get the NOC and submit in your office.
Congratulations on your achievement!
Im appearing in last year of graduation. can i face ibps clerck exam?
Candidates who are in final year of their graduation appearing in qualifying exam in 2020 must obtain their results on or by August 28, 2020.You are eligible to apply.If you qualify in the exam your bachelor's degree results must be declared by the above mentioned date.If not you will be not eligible for further stage of recruitment process even if you qualify.
I gave ibps clerk mains exam in January IN EWS category, and my EWS certificate issued in February , will I face any problem at the tym of document verification?
No, you won't face any problem at the time of document verification if your EWS certificate is issued after the examination date.As long as it is valid and issued by a competent authority you can provide your EWS certificate to claim EWS reservations.
What will be the overall and sectional cut off marks for ex servicemen for ibps clerk mains 2019 for assam ?
Hello Aspirant !
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Recruitment Process (CRP) every year to select candidates for the clerical cadre posts in 17 public sector banks.
IBPS Clerk mains 2019 cut off for assam is :
- SC : 41.79
- ST : 37.16
- OBC : 44.43
- UR : 48.17
Hope it helps !