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IBPS Clerk Prelim Syllabus Details

According to the latest notification, IBPS Clerk Exam pattern has been changed. We have covered updated IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam pattern on this page. Check out following subjects to study for prelim exams of IBPS Clerk 2018.

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language

IBPC Clerk Mains Syllabus Details

After passing prelims candidates qualify for IBPS Clerk Main Exam, this is the final exam of IBPS. Mains Exam Paper questions will be based on 5 sections such as:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Computer Aptitude
  • General Awareness

IBPS Clerk Syllabus Section Wise (2018)

  • A candidate can check previous year’s Exam question papers to know about the weightage of sub-topic of each section of prelims and mains exam. Let’s have a look at subtopics of each section/subject of IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus.

Section 1: English Language


  • Vocabulary – Homonyms, Antonyms, Synonyms
  • Word Formation, Spelling
  • Grammar – Direct & Indirect Speech, Active / Passive Voice
  • Spotting Errors, Phrases and Idioms
  • Reading Comprehension – Passage Completion, Theme Detection
  • Topic rearrangement of passage
  • Deriving conclusion

Section 2: Reasoning


  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Statement and Conclusions Syllogism
  • Statement and Assumptions, Arguments
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Passage and conclusions
  • Alphabet Test
  • Serious Test
  • Number, Raining and time sequence
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Decision Making
  • Input / Output
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Non Verbal Reasoning – Off figure out, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test

Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude


  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Time and Work
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Percentage
  • Clocks
  • Height and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Volume and Surface Are
  • Bar and Graphs
  • Profit Loss and Discount
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Line and charts, Pie Charts
  • Tables
  • Height and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Probability

Section 4: Computer Knowledge


  • Basics of Hardware and Software
  • Windows Operating System Basics
  • Basics of Hacking
  • Security Tools and Viruses
  • Internet Terms and Services
  • Basic Functionalities of MS Office (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel)
  • Networking and Communication

Section 5: General Awareness


  • Current Affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months
  • History of Indian Banking System
  • Recent Credit and Monetary Policies
  • Introduction to National Financial Institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC Etc and International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, Etc.
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Banking Terms
  • Important government schemes on capital & Money Market