IBPS Clerk 2018: Detailed Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk 2018: Detailed Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam will be conducted for the recruitment of Bank Clerk Post in the nationalized banks or PSB’s of India. In the year 2018, 19 of the 21 nationalized banks took part in the IBPS Clerk Recruitment exam.
The difficulty level of this exam is somewhat lower than Probationary Officer, but the competition is mind whopping. Last year there were nearly 45 lakh candidates, who applied for this exam.

The candidates who aim to achieve IBPS should be well-prepared for virtually all aspects of IBPS Clerk Syllabus (which covers each and every topic which may come in question paper).


Last year, the IBPS Clerk exam pattern was changed and updated. This year, no changes are available in the CWE VII 2018. So, keep yourself updated by visiting our page regularly. You can check the updated syllabus & exam pattern in the blog below.

Accomplishing IBPS is not an easy task! Every year lakhs of students appear in the exam but only a few of them get success due to limited seats.

In order to qualify this test, students are required to prepare a smart study plan which should be proceeded from IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018 and IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern to the self-assessment processes like – Mock Test Papers, Test Series and IBPS Clerk Previous Years Question Papers.

To ease out the candidates’ preparation, Eduncle has come up with the prescribed IBPS Clerk Syllabus which covers all the important topics having greater chances to come in the exam.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern

As per the New IBPS Clerk exam Pattern, the exam follows a two-tier pattern – Preliminary and Mains. Both the exams are conducted separately and contain different paper patterns. To understand it completely, please check below-

IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims ExamPattern

The exam pattern for the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 has no major changes till. Check the table below for section-wise breakage of the Clerk prelims exam. Candidates appearing in the IBPS Clerk exam 2018 are supposed to clear sectional & overall cutoff for these three sections.

S.No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1English Language303020 Minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

IBPS Clerk 2018 Main Exam Pattern

Last year, there was a significant change in the IBPS Clerk Main Pattern. There are fewer chances that the exam pattern for IBPS Clerk 2018 to be changed. We will update you if there will be any change in the exam pattern. Stay connected with us to keep yourself updated.

In the year 2017, following changes were made from the 2016 exam pattern.

  1. There will be only 4 sections in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. Computers knowledge & Reasoning are no longer separate sections. Instead, these will be considered as a single section namely –
  2. The marking weight-age of these 4 sections is updated.
  3. The time duration was changed from 135 minutes to 160 minutes for the Mains Paper of IBPS Clerk Exam.
S.No.Name of the TestsNo. of QuestionsMax MarksTime Allotted to Section
1.General/ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
2.General English404035 minutes
3.Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
4.Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Total190200160 minutes

After knowing the above useful information, candidates may proceed to further preparation plan that may also include the suitable IBPS Clerk Syllabus & study material.

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IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus in Detail

In the year 2017, IBPS changed the exam pattern. Therefore, there are fewer chances of any change in the exam pattern for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018. When you’re finished reading the blog, make sure to leave a quick comment to let us know which topic you find most difficult. The exam consists of following sections:
  1. English
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning
  4. General Awareness
  5. Computer Knowledge.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus for English

  • Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Word Formation
  • Spelling
  • Spotting Errors
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Direct and Indirect speech
  • Active/ Passive voice
Reading Comprehension
  • Theme Detection
  • Passage completion
  • Topic rearrangement of passage
  • Deriving Conclusion.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Time and work
  • Speed, Distance and time
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Stocks and shares
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and surface Area
  • Height and Distances
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Equations
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Data Interpretation
  • Pie charts
  • Tables
  • Bar & Graphs
  • Line charts.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus for Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word formation
  • Statement and conclusions
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and assumptions
  • Statement and arguments
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Passage and conclusions
  • Alphabet test
  • Series Test
  • Number, Ranking and time sequence
  • Direction sense Test
  • Decision making test
  • Figure series
  • Input/output, Assertion and reasoning
  • Sitting Arrangement
Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Series test
  • Odd figure Out
  • Analogy
  • Miscellaneous Test etc.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus for General Awareness

  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.
  • Overview of Indian Financial System
  • History of Indian banking system.
  • Recent credit and monetary policies
  • Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  • Banking Terms
  • Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for Computer Knowledge

  • Basics of Hardware and software
  • Windows operating system basics
  • Internet terms and services
  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  • History of computers
  • Networking and communication
  • Database basics
  • Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses.
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