Wednesday, 14 June 2017

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Notification- Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Application Procedure

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will release IBPS Clerk 2017 notification for recruitment in various nationalized and public-sector banks in August 2017. 

Candidates who are waiting for the clerk exam should start preparing for the clerk exam as there are almost two months left for the exam. To help for your preparation for clerk exam here we are providing IBPS clerk exam notification regarding syllabus, exam pattern and application procedure.

How to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2017 exam? 

Aspirants often asked this question. Candidate should be aware of the exam pattern, syllabus of the IBPS clerk exam to make the preparation strategy.

Here we will discuss all the queries candidates may have about IBPS Clerk 2017 exam syllabus, exam pattern and application procedure.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Pattern

It is important to know the syllabus and exam pattern for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam preparation. If you get familiar with syllabus and exam pattern, it will help you to score high in the clerk exam. 
IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two parts i.e. preliminary and main exam as follows:

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

In preliminary exam 100 questions given to be solved in one hour. There is negative marking of .25 marks for each wrong answer. It consists of three subjects:
  • English- 30 Questions
  • Quantitative aptitude- 35 Questions
  • Reasoning ability- 35 Questions

IBPS Clerk Main Exam Pattern

  • The main exam includes 200 questions of 200 marks to be solved.
  • These are individual time slot allotted to each subject. The time duration for the main exam is 135 minutes.
  • Negative marking of .25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
30 Minutes
Quantitative aptitude
30 Minutes
Reasoning Ability
30 Minutes
General Awareness
25 Minutes
Computer Knowledge
20 Minutes
135 Minutes

IBPS Clerk 2017 Syllabus

To boost your preparation be familiar with the IBPS clerk exam syllabus. IBPS clerk exam syllabus consists of five subjects as listed below:
  • English
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Computer Knowledge
Here we will discuss important topics of each subject in detailed:


It is the scoring subject if candidates prepare it carefully. Candidates should read newspaper and magazines daily to learn new words. work on your vocabulary important topic of English subjects are:
  • Vocabulary
  • Antonyms/ Synonyms
  • Grammar Rules
  • Spotting Errors
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active/ Passive voice
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Passage completion

Quantitative aptitude

If you like to play with numbers, you can score in quantitative aptitude test. 
Learn tables, squares, and cubes up to 30 for the fast calculation to solve questions from this section. important topics from this section are:
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Time and work
  • Speed, Distance and time
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Equations
  • Probability
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification

Reasoning Ability

This section is to test the ability of the candidates to solve the general aptitude, reasoning question. Questions related to decision making, sitting arrangement, analogy, alphabet test etc. are asked on this subject. Important topics from reasoning are:
  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and arguments
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Series Test
  • Number, Ranking and time sequence
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Sitting Arrangement

General Awareness:

To prepare for this section be aware of daily events, current affairs. Candidates can score in this section if they read the newspaper daily to be updated with current events.
  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.
  • Banking and Financial System
  • History of Indian banking system.
  • Banking Terms
  • Important Government Schemes on capital & money market
  • Events and affairs related to sports, awards, politics etc.

Computer Knowledge

It is mandatory for the aspirants to have computer knowledge. You should have basic knowledge of the computer for the IBPS Clerk 2017 exam. 
  • History of computers
  • Basics of Windows operating
  • Internet terms and services
  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office
  • Hardware and software

IBPS Clerk 2017 Application Form

IBPS Clerk 2017 exam notification will be released in August. Candidates can fill the application form through online mode only. Application form consists of four stages:
  • Registration
  • Photo & Signature Upload
  • Filling up basic detail
  • Fee submission
Fee submission can be made through online mode. The application fee for General and OBC category is 600 Rs. While 100 Rs. for SC/ST/PWD category.

Candidates are advised to check application form carefully before final submission. Keep your photo, signature and other documents ready at the time of filling online application form.

Above we have discussed IBPS Clerk 2017 exam syllabus, exam pattern and application procedure. Aspirants who want to apply for the clerk exam can use above mention IBPS Clerk 2017 exam notification before starting preparations for the exam.

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