IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 (Prelims & Mains) | Download Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts clerk examinations every year. More than 10 lakhs applicants register for the said examination every year, and the competition is getting higher year by year. To clear the examination, applicants require to prepare well for the examination. And for better preparation and a perfect understanding of the examination, candidates must have IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 and exam pattern.

Here in this article, we provide the detailed IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 and IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2021 for prelims and mains examination. You are recommended to check out the details below and prepare for your examination as per the updated examination syllabus. 


Organization NameThe Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) 
Post NameClerk
Page CategoryIBPS Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021
Official Websiteibps.in

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 (Prelims)

  • The IBPS clerk examination contains three sections that are English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability.
  • There will be 100 questions, and all the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • There will total of 100 marks that mean one question of one mark each.
  • The total duration of the IBPS clerk preliminary examination will be of 60 minutes (20 minutes for each section).
SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 Minutes
Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 (Mains)

  • The main examination consists of four sections: Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General/ Financial Awareness.
  • The IBPS clerk preliminary examination consist of 190 questions.
  • The total Duration of the IBPS clerk prelims examination will be of 160 Minutes.
  • The total number of marks will be 200.
SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 Minutes
English Language404035 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 Minutes
General/ Financial Awareness505035 Minutes
Total190200160 Minutes

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2021

The detailed syllabus of IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 has been provided by us here. You are suggested to go through the below table and check the detailed topic wise syllabus.

English Language 

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Tenses
  • Rules, Cloze Tests
  • Jumbling Of Paragraphs
  • Idioms And Phrases
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Detection Of Errors
  • Vocabulary
  • Basic Grammar
  • Fill In The Blanks
  • Conclusions
  • Inferences
  • Words Usage
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Words With Multiple Meanings
  • Using Of Words
  • Connectors
  • Prepositions
  • Rules.

Numerical Ability 

  • Interpretation Of Data (Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Line Chart, Tabular)
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Simplification And Approximation
  • Ratio And Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Partnership
  • Profit And Loss
  • Sums On Ages
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Time Distance And Speed
  • Work Time And Wage
  • Mensuration
  • Cone
  • Cylinder
  • Probability
  • Permutation
  • Combination
  • Problems On Boat And Stream
  • Pipes And Cisterns
  • Sums On Trains
  • Mixture
  • And Allegation.

Reasoning Ability 

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal And Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding And Decoding
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Direction Test
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Jumbles
  • Syllogism
  • Input And Output
  • Blood Relations
  • Advance Puzzles
  • Chinese Coding
  • Distance And Direction
  • Figure Series.

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus 2021

The IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 for main examination of all the subjects has been given here.

General Awareness /Financial Awareness 

  • Static GK
  • Current Affairs
  • International And National Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Budget And Monetary Plans By The Government
  • National Institutions, Basic Banking
  • GDP
  • Repo Rate
  • Economic And Financial Sector
  • Financial Institutes Such As RBI, SEBI, IRDA, World Bank And IMF
  • Headquarters
  • Locations
  • Acronyms
  • Abbreviations
  • Terminologies
  • Government Schemes
  • And Policies. 

General English

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Idioms And Phrases
  • Tenses And Rules
  • Substitution With One Word
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Paraphrase
  • Cloze Test
  • Jumbling Of Paragraphs
  • Formation And Reconstruction
  • Fill In The Blanks
  • Matchups.

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

  • Analogy
  • Assumptions And Statements
  • Syllogism
  • Coding And Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Passages And Conclusions
  • Statements And Conclusions
  • Verbal And Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Direction And Distance
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Direction And Distance
  • Computer Aptitude: Operating system, basics of hardware and software, Internet and related topics, networking, history of computing, hacking, security and tools, database, viruses, MS office, processing software.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Pie Charts
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Tables
  • Mixtures And Allegations
  • Profit Loss
  • Discounts
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Ratio And Proportion
  • Average
  • Simple And Compound Interest
  • Equations
  • Time Work And Speed
  • Distance And Time
  • Clocks
  • Volume And Surfaces
  • Permutation
  • Combination
  • Probability
  • Basic Trigonometry
  • Basic Mensuration.

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