IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) releases the IBPS Clerk 2019 exam pattern along with the official notification. As per IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019, the exam is conducted in two stages – prelims and mains. The prelims exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2019 comprises three sections and total marks allotted for this stage is 100 marks. IBPS Clerk for the mains stage includes four sections and 200 marks are allotted to it. With the help of IBPS Clerk 2019 exam pattern, candidates can understand the marks distribution of sections, number of questions, exam duration, marking scheme and other relevant information related to the exam. For more details regarding IBPS Clerk Exam pattern 2019 read the article below.
Latest: IBPS Clerk Analysis 2019 for Prelims Exam on December 7, 8 in online mode.
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) might release the official notification of Clerk exam in first week of October, 2019. Though as per previously released IBPS calendar, prelims exam of IBPS Clerk 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on December 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2019.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2019 provides information pertaining to the stages of the exam along with number of questions, duration of the exam, total marks allotted to the exam. By knowing IBPS Clerk 2019 exam pattern candidates can compose their preparation strategy of the exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 for Prelims Exam

The prelim exam of IBPS contains three sections which includes English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. IBPS Clerk Prelims stage exam is conducted for 100 marks. Check complete details regarding IBPS clerk 2019 exam pattern for prelims stage in below given table.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam pattern for Prelims Stage

S. No.


Number of questions = Allotted Marks



English Language


20 minutes


Numerical Ability


20 minutes


Reasoning Ability


20 minutes



60 minutes

Candidates should note the fact that questions from each section will display to screen only for 20 Minutes Only.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern for Mains exam

Candidates who will secure the minimum or more IBPS clerk cut off in prelims stage will be shortlisted to appear for the mains exam. IBPS Clerk 2019 exam pattern for mains stage includes four sections – General/Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude. IBPS Clerk mains stage exam is conducted for 200 marks and candidates are given 160 minutes to complete the exam. As per IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2019 for mains stage, separate time is allotted by the conducting body for each section. Candidates can attempt the exam in both English and Hindi languages except the English Language section. One important facts regarding IBPS Clerk mains exam is that even candidates can switch from one question to another anytime while attempting the questions. Candidates can check section-wise marks distribution, number of questions, time allotment, etc. in the table below.


No. of questions/ Allotted Marks

Marks allotted to each question

Allotted Time

General/Financial Awareness



35 minutes

General English



35 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes



160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 - Marking Scheme

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 2019 Exam Pattern - Negative Marking

Candidates who are preparing for IBPS Clerk exam and learning nuances regarding IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2019 must know that negative marking is applicable in both prelims and mains stage of the exam. For each wrong question answered one-fourth negative marks will be deducted.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019

After Knowing the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2019, understanding of syllabus is also vital for the candidates. IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 for prelims stage includes English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude while for mains it in compasses General/Financial Awareness, English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS Clerk Question Papers 2019

IBPS Clerk question paper contains questions that have been asked in the exam for previous year sessions. Solving previous year papers will help the candidates in composing their strategy to qualify the exam. After candidates have covered all subjects and topics required for the exam, they should start practising previous year question papers of IBPS Clerk 2019 exam. By solving question and sample papers, candidates can get a fair idea regarding the type and standard of questions that can be asked in the prelims and mains.

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips

Solve previous year paper of IBPS Clerk exam. With the help of IBPS Clerk question papers, candidates can understand their level of preparedness and analyze their performances. By working on these weaker sections, candidates can improve on these areas thereby improving their chances of qualifying the exam stage. Candidates should also attempt mock tests before appearing in the final exam.

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i want to know about nimset and preparing for 2021

Hrisheekesh Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Hi Bibhas,

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET), is the national level entrance exam conducted every year by one of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) for taking admissions on merit basis to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme.

This exam works across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra.

The application form of NIMCET 2020 will be released soon through which the candidates can fill the form and appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released to be downloaded by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the result of the same will be declared on the official website of NIMCET 2020.

Total 809 seats are available and duration of exam is 2 hours.

NOTE:- NIMCET scores are used by many other universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.

You may refer to the source article for more information about NIMCET 2020 Exam.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!


What is the graduation percentage needed for taking admission?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 14th Feb, 2020

When it comes to IBPS Clerk, there's no specific aggregate required for graduation. One just needs to have passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university

Apart from this, it's imperative to have proficiency in official language of the state or union territory for which one has applied.

how do I check my result of ibps clerk IX ? please let me know the website?

Neha Tiwari 1st Jan, 2020


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has Recently Uploaded Pre Exam Result for the Post of Clerk IX Recruitment 2019. Those Candidates Who have Applied for this Recruitment Exam can Download Pre Exam Result from the  website www.ibps.in.

Hope this helps!!


how to do registration in website for ibps examination

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


Follow the below steps to register for ibps examination :-

1. Registration :-

  • You should first visit the official website of IBPS www.ibps.in and then s elect your post column from the left sidebar and enter .Now click on Apply Online link.
  • In the next window, you need to submit your new registration details to generate registration id and password. (It also sent to your registered email ID) .After getting registration id and password login to fill IBPS Online Application form.

2.Filling up Online Application

  • After login, choose the application form which you want to apply. Click on it. Now submit all required details carefully Specially Double Check (Name / DOB / Passing % / Passing Year / Exam Center)

3. Uploading of Scanned Docs

You need to upload Photo and signature scanned copy in the required size .(you must scan both photo and signature in required size and format before applying the form)

Step 4. Online Payment of Fee

After successfully uploading , you need to pay fees ,for paying fees online you can use your debit/credit/net banking.Now fill all necessary details which required paying fees online.

Step 5. Finalize the Application :-

  • After full payment process once again properly check your filled IBPS application form details .If required make changes in it. After properly check now click on submit button.

Step 6. Printing of Finalized Online Application Form

  • After successfully submitting the IBPS application form, you must  take print out of it .Also, save it on your computer as this is the proof of your filled application formKeep this form safe for future use.



Sharon Rose Student Expert 9th Nov, 2019
Hello Arti,
At the time of filling your application for IBPS PO CLERK exam you are not asked to provide caste certificate.You have to enter primary details like your name, email id contact number etc and upload a scanned passport size photo and signature and a written declaration note.
But at the time of counselling you need to carry your caste certificate along with other required. SC/ST/OBC candidates must provide caste certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format by Government of India.This is just enough.
I hope this is helpful to you.

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