IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019
Piyush.Dixit, 17 Sep 2019, #

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 has released Application Form of IBPS Clerk 2019 on September 17 in online mode. Candidatse can apply till October 9, 2019.
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 Stages


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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

Marking Scheme in IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

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, 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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if i scored 60 marks in ibps clerk prelims 2019, what will be the actual score i can get after normalisation

Piyush Dixit 15th Oct, 2019

It is very difficult to predict the score after normalization as it depends on the difficulty level of exam and the average marks scored by other candidates hence it won't be possible to calculate the marks


what is link of the application form for IBPS clerk exam

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

Dear Ankur, IBPS applications started on 17th September and ended on 9th October. The official notification was released on 12th September. Now unfortunately you cannot apply. For more information, please visit their official website at: : www.ibps.in (https://www.adda247.com/jobs/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/IBPS-CRP-Clerk.pdf)


how to fill the form of IBPC clerk

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

Hey there

Last date to apply for IBPS clerk was 9th of October 2019. Online registration started from 17th of September.

Check the link for complete information regarding ibps clerk 2019


Good luck


I have 20 years completed.My dob is 17/09/1999. but in ibps clerk eligibility criteria,there is clearly mentioned that candidate born later than 1 sep,1999 will not be considered eligible. so i want to know that can i eligible for the ibps clerk 2019 exam??

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello aspirant,

As per the IBPS website

Age Eligibility : (As on 01.09.2019):

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years

So you can apply for the exam if you are twenty years old.

Hope the above information provided helped you with your query.

All the best!

Thank you!


hello, m perusing sem 6 of bcom am i eligible for ibps clerk or not ??

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 9th Oct, 2019

As per official statement of IBPS Clerk regarding educational eligibility, it states the following-

The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/ she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the final result should have been declared on or before 09.10.2019 .

Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 09.10.2019 has to be submitted at the time of joining. The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark-sheet or provisional certificate issued by University/ Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute and web based certificate is issued then proper document/certificate in original issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the University/ Institute indicating the date of passing properly mentioned thereon will be reckoned for verification and further process.

As you can see clearly that all eligibility are to be met on or before 9th october, and you're in 6th sem and yet to give finals and results to be declared afterwards, you can try next year.

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