Important Expected Topics for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2022 Exam

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

The candidates should be well aware of the upcoming IBPS Clerk 2022 exam pattern. It is much needed to have in-depth knowledge about the IBPS Clerk 2022 exam pattern. 

There are a total of 3 sections in the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam pattern, these are Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, and English Language.

But, before you start preparing for any competitive exam, you should be very well aware of its expected exam pattern and difficulty level In this article, the aspirants will be getting the required information to do up to the mark in the IBPS Clerk 2022 exam.

In this article first, we are discussing the section-wise exam analysis of the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam that was held in 2022.

Numerical Ability Exam 2021 Analysis

According to the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam analysis 2021 candidates can view the number of questions from each topic and the difficulty level of these questions in the Quantitative Aptitude portion. Five questions based on quadratic equations were asked during this shift. IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 included only 1 Tabular DI with 5 questions.

Topic Name

Number of questions


Total asked questions- 3

Based on the BODMAS rule.

Level: Easy

Quadratic Equation

Total asked questions- 5

Level: Easy to moderate.


Total asked questions- 10

Level: easy

Based on the BODMAS Rule

It was a bit calculative

Data Interpretation

Total asked questions – 5

DI was easy

1. Table DI was asked

Miscellaneous (Arithmetic)

 Total asked questions – 12

Here are the topics: Mensuration, time and work, probability, speed and distance, profit and loss, etc.

Level: easy to moderate

Reasoning Ability Exam Analysis

According to our IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2021, we will be offering the Reasoning Section analysis in this section. The Only a few style syllogism questions were asked. Two questions in the inequality section were Comma questions. Three questions from the Blood Relation category and one from the Simple Coding category were asked.

Topic Name

Number of Questions

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

Total number of questions: 20

1. Scheduling month based, two dates are given 15 and 28- (4 months given )

2. Square arrangement, 8 people, bi-direction people sitting at the corner were facing outside.

3. Box-based, 8 boxes, no variables were given.

4. scheduling day based- 7 people given (Monday to Sunday)


Total number of questions: 3

Level: easy

direct questions were asked

Direction sense

The total number of questions: 3

Paragraph-based questions were asked.

Alphanumeric series

Total number of questions: 3

Level: easy

The letter, symbols, and numbers were given.


Total number of questions: 3

Level: easy

Based on only and a few patterns


Total number of questions: 3

2 questions on meaningful words

English Language Exam Analysis

The number of questions on each English language topic that were asked in the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam in 2021 is listed in this section. During this shift, questions from the Cloze Test were asked. Shift-1’s reading comprehension lesson’s focus was on animal species. The premise for error detection was grammar.

Topic Name

Number of questions

Reading Comprehension

Total number of questions: 7

Theme: Work Environment

2 questions on antonym and synonym

Para Jumble

Total Questions: 5

Level: easy

Cloze test

Total questions: 5

Based on procrastination

level: easy

Fill in the blanks

Total questions: 3

Single fillers were asked.

Level: easy

Error Spotting

Total questions: 5

Four sentences were given out of which one sentence has an error.

Level: easy

Spelling Error

Total questions: 5

Four words were given

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2022: Number of Good Attempts

As you are all aware, there were three sections of the IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims exam English language, reasoning ability, and numerical ability. Given that the overall time is 1 hour (60 minutes), it is obvious that accuracy, speed, and planning are essential for successful efforts. IBPS Clerk Prelims exam was of Easy to Moderate Level, According to student reviews, and the overall good attempts assumed can be between 70-75.


No. of Good Attempts

Reasoning Ability


Numerical Ability


English Language





  • Almost all the topics were asked in all the sections.
  • Maximum questions were asked on the topics like Data Interpretations, Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Reading Comprehension, etc. So, to pass and score well in the overall exam, prepare at least these 3 topics in a robust manner
  • We also find that the exams covered almost all the topics of each subject in all the shifts altogether. So, you need to prepare all the topics giving equal importance

Based on the above observations of the IBPS Clerk exam, we are now discussing the expected exam topics for the upcoming IBPS Clerk exam 2022. This is only an expected exam pattern and the actual questions asked might differ.



Reasoning Ability


Quantitative Aptitude 

English Language


Puzzles and Seating Arrangements  Number Series  Reading Comprehension 


Inequality  Data Interpretation 

Cloze Test 


Coding-Decoding  Quadratic Equations  Fill in the blanks


Distance & Direction  Simplification/Approximation  Error Spotting/Sentence Correction/Phrase Replacement


Syllogism  Arithmetic Questions  Parajumbles


Alphabet/Numeric/Alphanumeric   Word Usage/Word Exchange


Miscellaneous    Match the column

Points To Remember:

  • This is just an expected exam pattern, the actual exam may differ from it.
  • Prepare all the topics of all the subjects and not just only the above-mentioned ones.
  • Given an equal proportion of preparation to all the subjects.
  • Attempt daily quizzes of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language to maintain your paper solving speed and accuracy IBPS Clerk Exam.
  • Attempt scoring topics like number series, quadratic equations, approximation, simplification, number series, alphabet series, blood relations, order and ranking, fillers, cloze test, sentence rearrangement, etc.
  • Practice as much as you can. Practice is the only key to clearing all the competitive exams.

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