IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus 2021 (Prelims+Main)

Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk 2021-22. Finally the most awaited notification of the year IBPS Clerk Notification 2021-22 OUT!!! The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the official IBPS Clerk notification 2021 on the official website. The notification was released to recruit 7855 vacancies to the Clerical cadre posts in 11 public sector banks. Earlier, IBPS Clerk tentative exam dates are disclosed as per which the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 exam is scheduled to be held in December 2021. On the other hand, the IBPS Clerk Mains exam will be conducted in January/February 2022 (Tentatively).

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus 2021: There are slight changes in the topics asked in the Prelims as well as in the Mains examinations under IBPS Clerk Syllabus. For instance, IBPS Clerk Prelims syllabus comprise of 3 subjects which are English, Reasoning & Quant. While IBPS Clerk Mains syllabus consists of English language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. Therefore, thoroughly go through the IBPS Clerk syllabus for prelims shared below.

English Language Syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2021

You can expect questions from the under-mentioned topics in the English section:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test (New + Old Pattern)
  • Error Detection/ Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spotting Errors (Special focus on new pattern based questions)
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Jumbles (New Pattern)
  • Fill in the Blanks / Double Fillers
  • Odd One Out/ Theme-based questions
  • Sentence Connectors
  • Paragraph/ Sentence Completion
  • Vocabulary based questions (especially Synonyms-Antonyms)

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude Syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2021

Questions from the following topics may be asked under the Reasoning section in the exam:

  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
  • Inequality (Both Direct and Coded)
  • Syllogism (Try to go through the new syllogism pattern)
  • Input-Output
  • Coding-Decoding (special emphasis on the New pattern)
  • Order and Ranking
  • Direction based problems (Direct as well as coded)
  • Blood Relations (Coded as well as Direct)
  • Series based questions (Alphanumeric/ Number Series)
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Flowchart based questions for Computer Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2021

Questions from the following topics can be expected in the exam:

  • Data Interpretation (Try to have a thorough practice of calculative sets)
  • Number Series
  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Quantity based Inequality questions (computation of quantities in both statements and then establishing the relationship between the two)
  • Arithmetic Topics including following -
    (a) Problem on Ages
    (b) Profit, Loss, and Discount
    (c) Averages
    (d) Ratio and Proportion
    (e) Percentages
    (f) Simple and Compound Interest
    (g) Time & Work
    (h) Mixture and Alligations
    (i) Pipes and Cisterns
    (j) Time, Speed and Distance
    (k) Partnership
    (l) Boats & Streams
    (m) Probability
    (n) Mensuration
  • A big chunk of questions was asked from Miscellaneous questions in last year’s IBPS Clerk Mains exam (15 questions). So, have a thorough practice of these topics in order to score well.

General Awareness Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Mains 2021

Questions in the GA section might be asked from the following topics:

  • Questions will be asked mainly from the Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics 
  • This section may also include questions on  Books & authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Minister's Schemes, Important Days, etc.
  • It would be advisable to go through the GK updates of at least the last 4-5 months.
  • Do not forget to prepare for static GK part as well, especially the countries, their capitals, and currencies (Try to focus especially on the countries that have been in news lately, for instance, the countries visited by our Prime Minister or President or with whom any major MoU has been signed).

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