IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2016 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Clerk 2015 Syllabus, IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern - IBPS conducts clerk recruitment in india every year. This year also, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is going to conduct clerks online written examination in December 2016. Large number of candidates appears for this test every time it is organised but only a few are able to qualify it. However, most of the aspirants tries their best in this exam to qualify this test. Here, you can check IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus as well as download it in pdf format for offline use. Also you can see the exam pattern to get fully familiar with IBPS clerk exam.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2016

  • IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination 2015 (CWE - V) will be held in December 2016.
Those who qualify the online written examination will be called for Interview.
Check IBPS Calendar
The complete syllabus and exam pattern of all these sections is provided below.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2016

IBPS Clerk have Pre & main written exams.

IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam Pattern & Syllabus: 
It is as per official notice that IBPS Clerk Pre exam will be of 1 hour duration. The number of questions asked will be 100 from the basic sections of this exam given below. The difficulty level of these questions will be of easy to moderate while that of Main exam would be high. The syllabus of this section will be same as that of mains. Only the difficulty level varies.
IBPS Clerk Pre Exam
Sr. No.Name of TestsNo. of questionsMax. MarksDuration
1English language30301 hours
2Numerical Ability3535
3Reasoning Ability3535
The syllabus of these sections is provided below.
IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2016: 
IBPS Clerk Main exam paper consists of five sections i.e. Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness with special reference to banking industry.
The Online CWE for clerks consists of 5 sections. The test will be carried out online. A computer will be provided to appeared candi. and questions will appear on the screen of that computer. There will be 200 questions that will be asked and their answer is to be given in 2 hours. 5 options will be given on the screen and candidates can select one answer.
IBPS Clerk Main Exam
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of questions Max. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 2 hours
2 English language 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
4 General Awareness (with special reference to banking industry) 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

Negative Marking: There is a panelty for giving wrong answer in IBPS Clerk exam. 0.25 marks out of 1 mark question will be reduced from candidate’s marks if any wrong answer has been given.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2016 for Pre & main exam

1. Reasoning section:

Questions in this section will be asked from Analogy, Puzzle, Odd Man out, Syllogism, word formation, Statement and conclusions, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Passage and conclusions, Coding decoding, Blood relations, Alphabet test, Series test, Number, ranking and time sequence , Direction sense test, Sitting arrangement, Decision making, Input output, Assertion and reasoning etc.

2. Quantitative Aptitude Section:-

Data Interpretation, Profit and loss, Simple and compound interest problems, Time and work problems, Time and distance problems, Average problems, Simplifications, Partnerships, Percentage, Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion, Pie charts, Number system, HCF & LCM, Number series, Approximation Wrong Number, Finding next number in series, Decimal fractions, Square root and cube root, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Case study, Mensuration, Permutations and combinations, Data tables, Probability.

3. English Language Section:-

  • Spotting errors 
  • Fill in the blank Cloze Test 
  • Idioms & Phrases 
  • Synonyms and antonyms 
  • Reconstruction of sentence & passage 
  • One word substitution 
  • Phrase substitution 
  • Jumbled up sentences 
  • Double blanks in a sentence 
  • Commonly misspelled words 
  • Comprehension passages

4. General awareness with special reference to banking industry-Section

Abbreviations / full forms, Important days / dates, Currency and capital, Ministers and their departments, Indian Economy, International Economy, Budget, Census, Ministers and their ministry, important persons, head of the organizations, tag lines, Important days / dates, ministers and their departments, world countries and their capital and currencies, UNO, Marketing, Awards & Honors, Sports, Finance, Agriculture etc. History of Banking, current affairs of last 6 months, countries/currencies, Books & Their Authors, Banking Terms, RBI, Fiscal Monetary Policies etc., Social Function of Banks

5. Computer Knowledge Section:-

Basic computer fundamentals, History and Future of Computers, Computer abreviation, Microsoft-office, Basic knowledge of Internet use, Shortcut keys, Basic Software & Hardware and their functionalities, History and Future of Computers, Networking, etc.
You can download the PDF from the link given above.

Tips on how to qualify for IBPS Clerk Exam:
1. There are a few things you need, to prepare better.
These are:
IBPS Clerk Syllabus & Exam pattern
Cut off marks
Time Management
Knowledge of Important Topics / Questions / Exam Analysis

2.  In the online exam, always start from a section which is your strength. Then move on to the tougher sections. Divide the time slot for each section and each question of the exam according to their toughness and easiness.but it should be done before the exam.
3. Always do the easy questions first in any section you are.
4. Always prepare to the maximum.
5. Never stuck on any question. If you are not able to give a question's answer within its time slot as decided by you, then move on to the next one.
6. Do as many questions as you can answer correctly. If you are confused about a question's answer, leave it.
7. Stay calm while solving paper.
8. Always make a plan of how you will solve your paper on the examination date before the exam.
9. Time management is the key to solve maximum no. of questions.
10. Make shortcuts of mathematical problems for the exam and apply those shortcuts in the exam to solve quickly.
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