IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus

IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus

ibps clerk 2018 syllabus

Last updated on April 19th, 2018 at 03:37 pm

The article describes the IBPS Clerk 2018 syllabus in great detail. Candidates can also read about the bank clerical exam syllabus and pattern through this article. IBPS Clerk 2018 (Preliminary) examination is expected to be held on the 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th December 2018. IBPS Clerk 2018 official notification is expected to release in August 2018. For more detail on IBPS Clerk 2018, follow the link https://edupadhai.com/ibps-clerk-2018/.

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IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus

Preliminary Examination

The IBPS Clerk (Preliminary) test will be 1-hour long comprising of 3 sections. A total of 100 MCQs will be presented in this duration. The pattern of the preliminary test is tabulated below.

Subjects/SectionNo of QuestionsMaximum Marks
English Language3030
Numerical Ability3535
Reasoning Ability3535

Every correct answer will result in addition of 1 mark.

For every incorrect answer, a deduction of 0.25 marks will be made.

Preliminary Test Syllabus

English Language

Bank Clerical exam syllabus comprises of the following topics.

  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Spotting Error,
  • Fill in the Blanks,
  • Cloze Test,
  • Homonyms (Words with similar spelling but different meaning),
  • Synonyms,
  • Antonyms,
  • Para-jumbles.
  • Phrases/Idioms.
  • Voices – Active & Passive,
  • Speech – Direct & Indirect.

  • Analogy – Semantic, Figure and Symbolic/Number,
  • Classification – Semantic, Symbolic/Number and Figural,
  • Statement and Conclusion (Syllogism),
  • Word Building,
  • Coding & decoding,
  • Blood Relations,
  • Odd One Out (Figures),
  • Series Completion (both verbal & Non-verbal)
  • Direction Test,
  • Assertion & reasoning,
  • Alphabet Test,
  • Sitting Arrangement problems,
  • Ranking & Sequencing Problems.
Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Percentage.
  • Ratio & Proportion.
  • Averages.
  • Simple & Compound Interest.
  • Profit, Discount and Loss.
  • Mixture and Alligation.
  • Speed, Time and distance.
  • Time & Work.
  • Clocks.
  • Height & Distances.
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation & Combinations.
  • Probability.
  • Trigonometry.
  • Algebra
  • Problems on Stocks & Shares.
  • Mensuration (Volumes & Surface Areas)
  • Data Interpretation – Bar diagram, Pie chart, Lines, Tables.

Main Test Syllabus

IBPS Clerk 2018 (Main Exam) shall comprise of 190 MCQs divided over 4 sections/subjects. The duration of the IBPS Main test will be 160 minutes or 2 hours & 40 mins. A specific amount of time shall be allotted to each section. 

Subjects/SectionNo of QuestionsMaximum Marks Time Allotted for the section
General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
English Language404035 minutes
Reasoning & Computer ability506045 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Total190200160 minutes


Similar to the Preliminary Test, a negative marking of 0.25 is observed for every wrong answer.

General & Financial Awareness

Current Affairs (National & International issues)
Static G.K

Includes terminologies, facts such as National Parks, Sanctuaries, States, Culture etc.

Banking/Financial G.K
  • Information on Indian financial system, World Bank Reports, Economic/Financial Terminology, Monetary Policies.
  • Financial Institutions such as SEBI, RBI, IMF, World Bank, UN etc.
  • Credit Schemes, Stock Market, Government Schemes etc.

English Language 

Same as IBPS Preliminary Test Syllabus.


Same as IBPS Preliminary Test Syllabus.

Computer Awareness

  • History of Computers,
  • Software and Hardware,
  • Windows OS,
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint),
  • Networking,
  • Basic Understanding of Database,
  • Security – Viruses and Tools,
  • Internet – Terminologies, Working and Services.

Quantitative Aptitude 

Same as IBPS Preliminary Test Syllabus.

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