IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts IBPS Clerk examination every year. It is important that candidates check the syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2019 so that they can prepare for the exam well. IBPS Clerk 2019 will be conducted in two stages - prelims and mains. IBPS Clerk syllabus 2019 is prescribed for 3 sections of the prelims exam and 4 sections of the mains exam. IBPS Clerk 2019 syllabus includes topics from which the questions will appear in each section of the exam. Candidates must make sure that they do not miss any topic mentioned in the syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2019. Read the article below to know more about IBPS Clerk syllabus 2019. IBPS Clerk exam is conducted for the recruitment of candidates for the post of clerk in participant public sector banks. Last year, the exam was conducted for a total of 7883 vacancies. It is expected that IBPS Clerk 2019 will be conducted for approximately over 8000 vacancies.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019

There are two stages of IBPS Clerk examination - Prelims and Mains. The exam body prescribes syllabus of both stages of the examination separately. Given below is the stage wise syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2019.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Syllabus for Prelims Exam

There are three sections in the preliminary examination of IBPS Clerk - English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. Section-wise syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2019 is given below.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - English Language



Reading Comprehension



Spotting Errors

Theme Detection

Cloze Test


Phrases and idioms

Passage completion

Para Jumbles


Direct and Indirect speech

Topic rearrangement of passage

Sentence Improvement

Word Formation

Active/ Passive voice

Deriving Conclusion



Fill in the blanks

Sentence formation


One word substitution

IBPS Clerk 2019 Syllabus - Numerical Ability

Ratio and proportion


Time and work


Distance and time

Mixture and allegations

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

Simplifications/ Approximation

Surds & Indices

Number Systems

Sequence & Series

Data Sufficiency


IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

Non-verbal Reasoning




Statement and arguments

Word formation

Series test

Coding Decoding

Statement and conclusions Syllogism

Miscellaneous Test

Blood Relations

Statement and assumptions

Odd figure Out

Passage and conclusions

Decision making test

Alphabet test

Figure series

Input/ output

Assertion and reasoning

Sitting Arrangement

Series Test

Ranking and time sequence

Direction Sense Test

IBPS Clerk 2019 mains Syllabus

The syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2019 mains exam is prescribed for four sections - General/ Financial Awareness, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
Apart from General/ Financial Awareness and Computer Aptitude, the topics of the rest of the sections are the same as that of the prelims exam. However, the difficulty level for mains exam will be higher than IBPS Clerk 2019 prelims exam.

Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude questions from the same topic from IBPS Clerk prelims and mains exam are given below for comparison -

Question from Prelims - The difference between the Circumference of circle A and diameter is 90 cm . If Radius of Circle B is 7 cm less than circle A then find area of Circle B?

(a) 556 cm2

(b) 616 cm2

(c) 588 cm2

(d) 532 cm2

(e) 630 cm2

Question from Mains - There is a square field of area ‘X’ square meters. A cylindrical ditch of radius 7 meters and depth 2 meters is dug, and the earth is taken out and spread over the remaining part of the square field, the height of square field which goes up by 0.77 meters. What is the value of ‘X’ ?

(a) 548 m²

(b) 524 m²

(c) 518 m²

(d) 554 m²

(e) 504 m²

Syllabus of General/ Financial Awareness and Computer Aptitude is given below.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 - General/Financial Awareness

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

History of Indian banking system

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

Banking Terms

Overview of Indian Financial System

Recent credit and monetary policies

Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

Static Awareness

Books and Authors

Prizes & awards

Social functions of banks

Environment, sanctuaries, and disasters

International economy

IBPS Clerk 2019 Syllabus for 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)

Operating Systems

Names and Innovations

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

Both prelims and mains exam is conducted in online mode. As per the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2019, the exam will be bilingual except for the question paper of English Language. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers. Candidates can check the number of questions, distribution of marks, etc. from the table below.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern


Number of questions

Allotted Marks


English Language



20 minutes

Numerical Ability



20 minutes

Reasoning Ability



20 minutes




60 minutes

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

General/Financial Awareness



35 minutes

General English



35 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude


60 (1.2 marks for each question)

45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes




160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Questions Papers 2019

The question papers of IBPS Clerk is not released by the exam body. However, coaching institutes and appearing candidates provide IBPS Clerk question papers which come in handy while preparing for the exam. Candidates must check out IBPS Clerk question papers 2019 to get a clearer idea of the exam pattern, difficulty, and the kind of questions that appear in the 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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