Important Expected Topics for IBPS Clerk Prelims & Mains: Know the Topics for Preparation of Exam!

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : August 5th, 2021

Important Expected Topics for IBPS Clerk Prelims & Mains: The candidates should be well aware of the upcoming IBPS Clerk 2021 exam pattern. It is much needed to have in-depth knowledge about the IBPS Clerk 2021 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 2021 exam.

Table of Content

In this article first, we are discussing the section-wise exam analysis of the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam that was held in 2020.

Numerical Ability Exam Analysis

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

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 variable 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

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 2020: Number of Good Attempts


No. of Good Attempts

Reasoning Ability


Numerical Ability


English Language





  • Almost all the topics were asked in all the sections
  • Maximum questions were asked from the topics like Data Interpretations, Puzzles, and 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 2020, we are now discussing the expected exam topics for the upcoming IBPS Clerk exam 2021. This is only an expected exam pattern and 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 clear all the competitive exams.

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  • The exam pattern will remain the same for both (Prelims & Mains) IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam.

  • Practice these topics which can be asked in IBPS Clerk 2021 quantitative exam- Number Series, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Simplification/Approximation, etc. Read the article to know more.

  • The Reasoning Ability will have a weightage of 35 marks in IBPS Clerk 2021 prelims exam.

  • The candidates can expect 5 Quadratic Equation questions in IBPS Clerk 2021 exam.

  • The candidates will be given 60 minutes in prelims and 160 minutes in Mains which is briefed in the expected exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2021.

  • The expected topics in IBPS Clerk 2021 English exam are- Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting/Sentence Correction/Phrase Replacement, Parajumbles, etc. Read the article to know the Expected exam pattern of the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam.

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