IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) prescribes the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk along with the notification. According to IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019, the exam is conducted in two stages – prelims and mains. The prelims exam comprises three sections and total marks allotted for the exam stage is 100. The mains exam has four sections, carrying 200 marks in total. With the help of IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2019, candidates can understand the marks distribution of sections, number of questions, exam duration, marking scheme and other relevant information related to the exam. IBPS Clerk 2019 prelims is scheduled to be held on December 7, 8, 14 and 15.
The exam pattern provides information pertaining to the stage of the exam including number of questions, duration, mode, total marks of the exam. The exam pattern of both stages of the exam has been explained in details in the sections below.
The prelim exam contains three sections from English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. IBPS Clerk prelims exam is held for total 100 marks. The number of questions asked in prelims is 100. Candidates will be allotted 60 minutes to complete the exam. Check complete details regarding prelims exam below.
Number of questions
Candidates who secure the minimum cut off in prelims or more will be shortlisted to appear in mains exam. The main exam for IBPS Clerk consist of four sections – General/Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude. The exam is conducted for 200 marks and candidates have to complete the exam within 160 minutes. However, separate time has been alloted by the conducting body for each section. Candidates can attempt the exam in both English and Hindi except the section on English Language. Candidates can check section-wise marks distribution, number of questions, time allotment, etc. in the table below.
No. of questions
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
As per the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2019, candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer marked in the exam. If candidates are not confident regarding the answer, they should not attempt the same as negative marking is also applicable for the exam and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response provided by candidates in the exam. Therefore, candidates should answer those questions to which they know the answer.
IBPS Clerk question papers contains questions that have been asked in the exam during previous years. Candidates can also attempt mock tests before taking the exam. After candidates have covered all subjects and topics required for the exam, they should start practising previous years’ question papers. With the help of IBPS Clerk question papers, candidates can understand their level of preparedness and learn about the sections they are weak in. By working on these weaker sections, they can improve on these areas thereby improving their chances of qualifying the exam stage. However, question papers of IBPS Clerk 2019 will not be publish officially as the exam is conducted online. By solving question and sample, candidates can get a fair idea regarding the type and standard of questions that can be asked in the prelims and mains.
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