IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019
Supriya Kumari, 21 Jan 2019, #IBPS Clerk

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) determines the syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2019 for the aspiring candidates. Candidates must go through IBPS Clerk syllabus 2019 before they start preparing for the examination. The syllabus of IBPS Clerk contains all the topics from where the questions are expected to be asked in the examination. It is advised to the candidates to go through IBPS Clerk syllabus 2019 well before the examination so that they do not miss any important topic that can b asked in the exam. 

The exam authority will determine the syllabus of IBPS Clerk for both the phases - prelims and mains. IBPS Clerk syllabus 2019 for the prelims exam will contains topics from various sections - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability whereas the mains exam will contains questions from English, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Financial Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019

The exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted in two phases - prelims and mains. So the exam conducting authority will determines IBPS clerk syllabus 2019 for both phases separately. Candidates must go through the article below to know about the syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2019.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Preliminary Exam

The prelims exam of IBPS Clerk is the first stage in the selection process, The exam is conducted in online mode. As per IBPS Clerk syllabus 2019, the questions will be asked in the exam from the following sections:

  • English language

  • Numerical ability

  • Reasoning ability

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - English Language



Reading Comprehension


Spotting Errors

Theme Detection


Phrases and idioms

Passage completion


Direct and Indirect speech

Topic rearrangement of passage

Word Formation

Active/Passive voice

Deriving Conclusion


IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Numerical Ability

Ratio and proportion


Time and work


Distance and time

Mixture and allegation 

Stocks and shares




Volume and Surface Area

Bar & Graphs

Line charts


Height and Distances


Permutation and combinations

Simple and compound interest





Loss and Discount


Elements of Algebra

Data Interpretation

Pie charts

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

  • Analogy

  • Statement and arguments

  • Coding Decoding

  • Blood Relations

  • Passage and conclusions

  • Alphabet test

  • Classification

  • Word formation

  • Statement and conclusions Syllogism

  • Statement and assumptions

  • Decision making test

  • Figure series

  • Input/output Assertion and reasoning

  • Sitting Arrangement

  • Series Test

  • Number

  • Ranking and time sequence

  • Direction Sense Test

Non - Verbal Reasoning

  • Analogy

  • Series test

  • Miscellaneous Test

  • Odd figure Out

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Mains Exam

All those candidates who qualify the prelims examination will further have to appear for the mains exam. In the mains exam of IBPS Clerk 2019, candidates will be asked questions from the following sections:

  • General/Financial Awareness

  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • English Language

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - General/Financial Awareness

  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months

  • Overview of Indian Financial System

  • History of Indian banking system

  • Recent credit and monetary policies

  • Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc

  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

  • Banking Terms

  • Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Computer Aptitude

  • Basics of Hardware and software

  • History of computers

  • Networking and communication

  • Basics of Hacking

  • Security Tools and Viruses

  • Windows operating system basics

  • Database basics

  • Internet terms and services

  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

  • The IBPS Clerk exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi except for the test of English Language.

  • The prelims exam will be conducted for a total of 100 marks for which candidates will be given 1 hour.

  • In the prelims exam, candidates will be asked 100 questions of 1 mark each in the containing 30 questions from English language, and 35 questions each from Numerical ability and Reasoning.

  • The mains exam will be conducted for a total of 200 marks for which the candidates will be given 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • Candidates will be asked a total of 190 questions comprising 50 questions from Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, and General/Financial Awareness and 40 questions from English language. 

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