IBPS Clerical Exam Pattern 2019

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous body conducting multiple examinations on behalf of various nationalized banks. They are IBPS PO Exam, IBPS Clerical Exam, and IBPS Specialist Officer to name a few. Every year it invites applications to recruit candidates for clerical posts. The recruitment exam is conducted for different organizations like Public Sector Banks, Co-operative Banks, Private Banks, Central/ Financial institutions and other Financial Institutions.
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This year, the Common Written Exam (CWE) organized by IBPS for Clerk Recruitment is scheduled in the month of December-January. The preliminary exam will be held on 7th, 8th, 14th and 21st December, 2019 and the main exam will be conducted on 19th January, 2020. In order to qualify the exam, applicants should know the latest exam pattern and prepare an apt study plan.
IBPS Clerical Paper Pattern 2019
The paper follows a two-tier pattern:
  • Preliminary Examination- 100 Marks
  • Main Examination- 200 Marks
Both the exams are in online mode i.e. computer based and are objective in nature.
IBPS Clerical: Preliminary Examination
Sections Total Questions Total Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 1 hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100  
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. Each section is alloted a time limit of 20 minutes.
  • Preliminary Examination can be taken both in Hindi and English medium.
IBPS Clerical: Main Examination
Sections(not in sequence) Total Questions Total Marks Duration
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
General & Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes
  • The total duration of the main exam is 160 minutes i.e. 2 hour 40 minutes.
  • There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
  • Main Examination can be taken both in English and Hindi medium.
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The IBPS Clerical selection process entirely depends on the marks obtained in the Main Exam. There is no group exercise or personal interview in the recruitment process. Moreover, the marks obtained in prelims will not be added in the selection procedure of the candidate. For more details, visit the Official Website of IBPS: ibps.in
Work hard, stay focused, keep yourself updated and practice consistently to get your dream job.
Good Luck!