IBPS Clerical Examination Pattern

IBPS Clerical Examination Pattern is as important as the IBPS Clerical Examination Syllabus is so candidates when framework their strategies for the preparation of clerical examination, they should tend to perceive the important things about the pattern and the syllabus of the examination.

The pattern of IBPS Clerical Examination has two stages of the examination, the Preliminary Examination and the Main Examination.

The details of the pattern of both stages of the clerical examination have been given below and while studying the pattern of the examination all the candidates are recommended to envisage the subjects which they are quite strong in and the subjects which they need to work hard on.

Pattern of Preliminary Examination

S.No. Name of the Test/Subject No. of Questions Marks
1 English Language 30 30
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total Time duration-1 Hour 100 Questions 100 Marks

Important points about to be noted about Preliminary Examination

  • As mentioned in the above table, there will be 100 questions in the preliminary examination which will be given to be solved in time duration of 1 hour.
  • Each question has been assigned with 1 mark and this way the whole question paper will be of 100 marks.
  • All the minor topics of the subjects viz. English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability have been provided in IBPS Clerical Examination Syllabus.
  • The questions will be of objective nature and there will be multi-choice answers for every question which candidates will have to pick the one which is correct of all.

Pattern of Main Examination

S.No. Name of the Test/Subject No. of Questions Marks
1 English Language 40 40
2 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
3 Reasoning Ability 40 40
4 General Awareness 40 40
5 Computer Awareness 40 40
Total Time duration-2 Hours 200 Questions 200 Marks

Important details about Main Examination to be noted by all the candidates

  • Main Examination, the second stage of the clerical Examination is slightly tough as compared to the preliminary examination. It has more questions from more topics but off course there will be more marks and more time as well.
  • Candidates will have to solve 200 questions of different topics within time duration of 2 hours.
  • Candidates will be rewarded with 1 mark for every correct answer as every question has been with 1 mark.
  • All the questions will be of objective nature in the main examination as well which will have multi-choice answers. Candidates will have to choose the one which is most appropriate amongst all.

After having the details about the IBPS Clerical Examination Pattern, candidates will be able to boost up their preparation by making priorities of their preparation.

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