Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting IBPS Clerk 2018 exam to select candidates for the clerical cadre in multiple Government as well as Public Sector banks all over the country. The notification for the IBPS Clerk exam 2018 has been released recently with a total of 7275 vacancies.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018 is very much same as any other Bank Exam, with a preliminary exam and a mains examination. Both these examinations will be conducted bilingually i.e, in both English and in Hindi.
IBPS Prelims 2018 Exam Pattern
As usual, the prelims exam will have three sections. The sections you need to be an expert on to ace IBPS Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam are:
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Language
The IBPS Clerk preliminary examination will be conducted online for a duration of 1 hour.
|Section||No: of questions||Maximum marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will constitute of 190 questions that need to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.
|Name of test||No of questions||Maximum marks||Duration|
|General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
|General English||40||40||35 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability & Computer|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
Penalty for wrong answers:
There will be negative marking in both prelims and mains examination. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. There will not be any penalty for unattended or unanswered questions.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus
Homonyms, Antonyms, Synonyms, Word Formation, Spelling.
Spotting Errors, Phrases and idioms, Direct and Indirect speech, Active/ Passive voice.
Theme Detection, Passage completion, Topic rearrangement of passage, Deriving Conclusion.
Analogy, Classification, Word formation, Statement and conclusions Syllogism, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Passage and conclusions, Alphabet test, Series Test, Number, Ranking and time sequence, Direction Sense Test, Decision making test, Figure series, Input/output, Assertion and reasoning, Sitting Arrangement.
Series test, Odd figure Out, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test
|Quantitative Aptitude||Ratio and proportion, Averages, Time and work, Speed, Distance and time, Mixture and allegation Stocks and shares, Percentages, Partnership, Clocks, Volume and Surface Area, Bar & Graphs, Line charts, Tables
Height and Distances, Logarithms, Permutation and combinations, Simple and compound interest, Equations, Probability, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss and Discount, Mensuration, Elements of Algebra, Data Interpretation, Pie charts
|Computer Knowledge||Basics of Hardware and software, Windows operating system basics, Internet terms and services, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
History of computers, Networking and communication, Database basics, Basics of Hacking, Security Tools, and Viruses
|General Awareness||Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months,
Overview of the Indian Financial System,
History of the 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.
The marks obtained for mains alone will be the criteria for the selection process.
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