IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019
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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

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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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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