IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 - Check Prelims & Mains Syllabus Here

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 - Check Prelims & Mains Syllabus Here

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 Syllabus 2021

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 is the primary resource that is followed by the candidates to know the subjects and their important topics. With the release of the official syllabus, candidates can know which section and topics have a good weightage of the questions to be asked in the Prelims & Mains exam. To ease in the preparation, one must know each and every aspect of the IBPS Clerk syllabus and the latest pattern. Knowing the syllabus is the key element before going deep into the preparation for the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam.

In this post, candidates can get a deliberate knowledge about the syllabus for both Prelims as well as for Mains. 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.

To get you started with your preparation, we have covered every topic asked in the Prelims and Mains syllabus of the IBPS Clerk examination. Let's get started.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2021

IBPS Clerk Prelims syllabus consists of three different sections: the English language, Reasoning Ability, and Numerical Ability. Below you can have a look at the detailed subject-wise syllabus:

IBPS Clerk English Syllabus 2021

The English section carries a total of 30 marks. Since the sectional timing is already last year, you have to complete the English section in just 20 minutes.

Topics

Type of Questions Asked

Weightage

Reading Comprehension 

One or two passages can be asked with antonyms & synonyms that can be easy to moderate.

7 Questions

Error Detection/ Sentence Correction

Errors are needed to be detected in the sentences. These are usually of Easy to Moderate level.

5 Questions

Fill in the Blanks

Usually, the questions are asked in a double filler form comprising a level of easy to moderate.

3 Questions

Error Correction

In this, you have to correct the error & it is expected to be of easy to moderate level.

5 Questions

Para jumbles

5-6 sentences of a paragraph need to be rearranged. These are usually of easy to moderate level.

5 Questions

Cloze test

It is a test in which one is asked to supply words that have been removed from the passage.

5 Questions

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IBPS Clerk Numerical Ability Syllabus 2021

The Numerical Ability section carries a total of 35 marks. There will a total of 35 questions to be asked in this section. The time duration of Numerical Ability is 20 minutes.

Topics

Type of Questions Asked

Weightage

Number Series

These types of questions include complete the series or find the missing/wrong term.

5 Questions

Simplification/ Approximation

This topic deals with different sub-topics which are Percentage and Average, ratio & proportions, partnerships, Profit & loss, calculations of simple & compound interests, etc.

15 Questions

Data Interpretation

1-2 sets of DI are asked comprising Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Missing Data Type Caselets.

5 Questions

Quadratic Equations

In this, you have to solve the given two variables to know the relation between both the variables.

2 Questions

Miscellaneous

This section includes questions from topics like Age-based problems, Time Work and Wages, Mixture and Alligations, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit Loss and Discount, Boats, and Streams, Probability

5 Questions

Simple interest & Compound Interest  

In this, you have to find out the simple interest and compound interest.

3 Questions

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IBPS Clerk Reasoning Syllabus 2021

The Reasoning section carries a total of 35 marks. The time duration of the Reasoning section is 20 marks. 

Topics

Type of Questions Asked

Weightage

Inequality

Coded or Direct Inequality based questions are asked.

5 Questions

Sitting Arrangement/Puzzles

Questions are usually based on Linear/Circular or square arrangement & puzzles are usually rows & floor-based etc with 2-3 parameters.

  • Circular-5 Questions
  • Linear-5 Questions

Alphanumeric/ Number Series

A series of alphabets are combined with numbers.

5 Questions

Miscellaneous

This section includes the question from topics like Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Order and Ranking, etc.

2 Questions

Syllogism

You can expect 4-5 direct questions in the prelims exam. Questions based on Reverse Syllogism may be asked in the Mains phase. 

5 Questions

Coding-Decoding

Questions from this topic may be based on simple word coding, sentence coding, or the new pattern-based coding questions. 

5 Questions

Data Sufficiency

The level of these questions is expected to be of a moderate level. 

3 Questions

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IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus 2021

You can go through the detailed IBPS Clerk Mains exam syllabus of General Awareness, English Language, Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude below. Knowing the syllabus for Mains prior will help you to know the topics asked in the exam and prepare accordingly.

1. Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Mains

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.

2. English Language Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Mains

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

  • Reading Comprehension ( at least 2 sets)
  • Cloze Test (New + Old Pattern)
  • 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)

3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Mains

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

  • Puzzles (High level with at least 2 parameters)
  • Seating Arrangement (Both Circular and Linear, in combination with other parameters)
  • 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
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Flowchart based questions for Computer Aptitude

4. General Awareness Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Mains

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).
  • We will publish a GK Tornado to help you prepare for the IBPS Clerk Mains exam more efficiently. Meanwhile, you can follow the links below to prepare for this section:
    (a) Current Affairs Notes
    (b) GK Updates
    (c) Static Awareness Notes

Key Takeaways of IBPS Clerk 2021

  • The Preliminary phase is merely qualifying.
  • The marks of the mains exam will be included in the final result. So, make sure you make as many attempts as possible.
  • However, do not compromise with the accuracy with which you attempt the questions.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. So make sure that you answer the questions accurately.
  • Maintain proper speed while attempting the questions.

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Candidates preparing for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam, can download here the free IBPS Clerk syllabus pdf to drive the preparation swiftly and enhance your exam strategy. Below is the direct link to download the free IBPS Clerk syllabus pdf to prepare offline and remove distractions.

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  • IBPS Clerk syllabus for prelims and mains is formulated on the basis of the previous year question papers.

  • The official authorities of IBPS decide the IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims and Mains.

  • The syllabus of the IBPS Clerk prelims exam comprises 3 different sections which are English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude.

  • The syllabus of the IBPS Clerk mains exam comprises 4 different sections which are English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness.

  • No, there is no interview in IBPS Clerk.

  • BYJU'S Exam Prep has provided the free IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF for your convenience. The direct link to download the IBPS Clerk syllabus pdf is shared above.

  • The  IBPS Clerk prelims reasoning syllabus is as follows -

    InequalitySitting Arrangement/PuzzlesAlphanumeric/ Number SeriesMiscellaneous, Syllogism, etc. Read the article to know more.

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