Monday, 16 November 2015

The New IBPS Clerks Exam Pattern and Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

Multi-level filtering is the new norm everywhere and the IBPS Clerks Exam is no exception to this. Till 2014, IBPS followed a single level exam, viz. Common Entrance Examination. But owing to the overwhelming applications, the Institute has decided to filter out applicants through a TWO-Level exam, the Preliminary and the Mains.



Candidates who qualify in Preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination. And those shortlisted in the Main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Banks. The list of the participating organizations is given at the end of this blog post.

But first take a look at the pattern. IBPS seems to have boiled down to just three important sections for the first level screening in Preliminary exam; Reasoning ability, Numerical ability and English language. Though English language has 5 marks lesser than the other two, we feel it is very important, considering the competition. The allocation of marks looks like this,

A) Preliminary Examination

S. No
Name of Test
No. of questions
Maximum Marks
Duration
1
English Language
30
30
Composite time of
1 hour
2
Numerical Ability
35
35
3
Reasoning Ability
35
35

Total
100
100

Even though Preliminary exam is touted to be an easier part, the fact that IBPS has chosen these sections in the Prelims, indicates that these are the sections they are hoping to eliminate the most. So do not neglect the Prelims.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both the Preliminary and the Main examination)
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at the corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question. So if you are absolutely unsure, you know how to bet your options.

Language Option:
Every section, except the English Language section, is available in both Hindi and English.

Is there a Cut-Off? Yes:
Every section has a minimum cut-off. Not only this, but there is a cut-off for the over-all score as well that is fixed by IBPS after the results are tallied. As a candidate, you need to clear both these cut-offs to enter the Mains exam.

B) Main Examination

After you qualify in the Prelims, you will be eligible to appear for the Mains exam. For the Main paper the old pattern of five sections and a composite time of 2 hours has been retained.

Now let us take a look at the Pattern for the 2015 IBPS Exam.

S.No.
Subject
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Duration
1
Reasoning
40
40



Composite time of 2 hours
2
English
40
40
3
Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability
40
40
4
General Awareness ( with special focus Banking Industry)
40
40
5
Computer Knowledge
40
40
Total
200
20

The Syllabus and the sub-topics in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning are given below.

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination:

  1. English Language
    1.   Finding errors
    2.   Vocabulary
    3.   Idioms and Phrases
    4.   Fill in the blanks
    5.   Sentence Completion
    6.   Jumbled Sentences
    7.   Cloze Passage
    8.   Reading Comprehension
  2. Numerical Ability
    1.   Speed Maths
    2.   Simplifications
    3.   Approximations
    4.   Number System
    5.   LCM and HCF
    6.   Average
    7.   Percentage
    8.   Profit and Loss
    9.   Simple and Compound Interest
    10. Ratio and Proportions
    11. Allegations and Mixtures
    12. Ages and Partnership
    13. Time and Work
    14. Time and Distance
    15. Data Interpretation
    16. Set Theory
    17. Caselet
    18. Data Sufficiency
    19. Mensuration
  3. Reasoning Ability
    1.   Coding and Decoding
    2.   Ranking
    3.   Element Series
    4.   Directions
    5.   Alphabet
    6.   Circular Arrangements
    7.   Linear Arrangements
    8.   Assignments
    9.   Blood Relations
    10. Coded Inequalities
    11. Syllogisms
Time is the most precious resource for you. Judiciously allocate it to study the topics above. There is no substitute for preparedness. As mentioned in the beginning, these exams are held in partnership with reputed Banks. Following is an impressive list of Banks that should inspire you to put in your best. We wish you all the best.

Calendar of Exams/Events:


Download of call letters for online exam - Preliminary
18.11.2015 onwards
Online exam – Preliminary  
05.12.2015, 06.12.2015,  
12.12.2015, 13.12.2015
Result of Online exam – Preliminary
December 2015
Download of Call letter for Online exam  - Main
December 2015
Online exam – Main  
02.01.2016, 03.01.2016
Declaration of Result – Main  
January 2016
Download of call letters for interview
January 2016
Conduct of interview  
February 2016
Provisional Allotment  
April 2016

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS

1.   Allahabad Bank
2.   Andhra Bank
3.   Bank of Baroda
4.   Bank of India
5.   Bank of Maharashtra
6.   Canara Bank
7.   Central Bank of India
8.   Corporation Bank
9.   Dena Bank
10. Indian Bank
11. Indian Overseas Bank
12. Oriental Bank of Commerce
13. Punjab National Bank
14. Punjab & Sind Bank
15. Syndicate Bank
16. UCO Bank
17. Union Bank of India
18. United Bank of India
19. Vijaya Bank
20. Any other bank or financial institution


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The New IBPS Clerks Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Multi-level filtering is the new norm everywhere and the IBPS Clerks Exam is no exception to this. Till 2014, IBPS followed a single level exam, viz. Common Entrance Examination. But owing to the overwhelming applications, the Institute has decided to filter out applicants through a TWO-Level exam, the Preliminary and the Mains.

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42 comments:

  1. thanks for the valuable information

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  2. It was very helpful and at a right time...
    Thanks a lot.

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  3. Thank you...

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  4. confusion cleared!!!
    System Unit and Motherboard difference..
    The system unit is the box in which the main components of a computer are stored.

    For a desktop computer, this is typically the box that contains everything except the keyboard, mouse,
    screen, printer and other peripherals.

    Some desktop computers, such as the iMac, do not have a system unit but instead house all the system
    unit components in the same case as the screen. The system unit for a notebook or tablet computer is the part beneath the keyboard. The typical system unit is the place where the following items are housed:
    motherboard
    main memory (RAM)
    hard drives
    Microprocessors
    optical drives
    power supply
    expansion cards
    various port connectors buses..

    Motherboard

    A PC motherboard is a printed circuit board used in notebook and desktop computers. It is also known as the mainboard or logic board.
    It contains places to attach the various components: CPU, memory, hard
    drive controller, graphics card, sound card, keyboard, and mouse. It
    probably also contains USB, firewire, serial, parallel and possibly
    other ports.
    so the basic differnence is that motherboard is part of the system unit!!( System unit is the Baap of All :D )

    System unit contains all the electronic components!!
    kudos!! :)))

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  5. thanks for the valuable information.

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  6. How much marks qualify Preliminary Examination sir

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  7. Thank You Very Much,also if possible kindly state the Qualifying Marks

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  8. Thank you Very much and also kindly say if known what would be the Qualifying Marks

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  9. Thnx alot for such a clear guidline.

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  13. thnq so much for this valueable information.can u plz tell us which topic of mental ability has more ques.compared to others

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  14. Thanks for your guidance and support.

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  15. thanq for our information

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  16. Thank you for the information

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  17. thank you sir for valuable information

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  18. Correct spelling:Alligation

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  19. nitesh bhardwaj20/11/2015, 11:03

    thnq sir

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  20. which is more scoring subject?? how many question must attend for passed the exams?

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  21. thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. how to identify errors in english

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