IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 – Know Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern Details

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 – Know Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern Details

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Jul 2, 2021IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification PDF released in the month of July 2021 officially by IBPS. IBPS has already revealed the IBPS Clerk exam date for prelims and mains along with the IBPS Calendar 2021-22. Stay tuned for latest updates of IBPS Clerk.
IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification PDF released in the month of July 2021 officially by IBPS. IBPS has already revealed the IBPS Clerk exam date for prelims and mains along with the IBPS Calendar 2021-22. Stay tuned for latest updates of IBPS Clerk.
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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2021

Knowing IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 is the first step to begin your preparation. The official IBPS Clerk exam pattern is released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, the conducting body of the examination with the notification PDF.

IBPS Clerk exam pattern is separately defined for prelims and mains examination. As we know, IBPS Clerk is a highly competitive exam, therefore candidates should commence their preparation timely to score well.

Before beginning with the preparation, candidates need to understand the IBPS Clerk exam pattern in detail. Going through the exam pattern of the IBPS Clerk will give you an estimate regarding the marking scheme, sections asked in the exams, duration allotted, etc.

Thus, in this post, you will find the detailed IBPS Clerk prelims exam pattern, as well as the IBPS Clerk mains exam pattern to bring a clear picture of the exam structure and help you prepare accordingly.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

Let's understand the IBPS Clerk prelims exam pattern in detail. IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 exam consist of 3 different sections which are as follows:

  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Numerical Ability

Attempt each section within the time frame in order to secure the cut off. However, IBPS Clerk prelims is of qualifying in nature, thus no marks will be added to the merit list. You can check the IBPS Clerk pre exam pattern in the tabulated form below:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

This is all about the IBPS Clerk Prelims marking scheme and exam pattern. Now let's understand the IBPS Clerk Mains exam pattern 2021. 

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS Clerk Mains exam pattern 2021 consists of 4 sections namely General/Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, and Quantitative Aptitude. There is a sectional time limit for each of the sections. Thus, you may go through the latest exam pattern of the IBPS Clerk Mains 2021 exam below:

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Sectional time allotted

General/ Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

General English

40

40

35 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

Total

190

200

160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Marking Scheme 2021

  • 1 mark will be allotted for every correct answer in IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains exam.
  • IBPS Clerk mains reasoning section consists of 1.2 marks for every question.
  • There is a negative marking of 1/4th or 0.25 marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
  • No marks will be deducted for questions untouched questions.

Key Takeaways of IBPS Clerk 2021

  • Each section of IBPS Clerk prelims has a section-time limit of 20 minutes.
  • IBPS Clerk prelims is of qualifying in nature. However, candidates still need to crack the sectional cut off in order to get selected for mains.
  • The overall time given for the IBPS clerk prelim exam is 60 minutes.
  • It is important to crack IBPS Clerk mains sectional as well as overall cutoff to get on the merit list.
  • No overall choice over the sections will be provided however internal choice over questions will be there.

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IBPS Clerk Vacancy State WiseIBPS Clerk Salary
IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 PDFIBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk Cut OffIBPS Clerk Books
IBPS Clerk Mock TestIBPS Clerk Online Coaching

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  • The official authorities of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection releases the IBPS clerk exam pattern along with the official notification PDF.

  • Only objective-type questions are asked in the IBPS clerk exam.

  • A total of 100 marks are distributed for 100 questions in the IBPS Clerk prelims exam pattern and 200 marks for 190 questions in the IBPS Clerk mains exam pattern.

  • Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong attempted question in the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam pattern as well as in mains.

  • Yes, IBPS Clerk 2021 exam is bilingual i.e. available in both Hindi and English languages except for the English language section.

  • IBPS Clerk 2021 exam will be conducted in an online mode for both prelims as well as for the mains exam.

  • Yes, there is a sectional time limit and both IBPS clerk prelims exam pattern as well as in mains exam pattern.

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