The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) every year holds a clerical cadre exam for employment in the Public sector banks.
The IBPS clerk exam which takes place through the online medium has two parts: Preliminary and Mains.
IBPS Clerk Preliminary paper comprises three papers Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. The time allotted for the exam would be 1 hour. IBPS Clerk VIII Prelims Exam Pattern contains fewer objective type questions with shorter duration. Pre-examination have some short and multiple choice questions (MCQ) from the subjects Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude. IBPS online test syllabus will be uploaded on IBPS website and you can also download it from the attachment below.
First Section covers all logical reasoning questions which have to form judgments, conclusions from premises or facts. All questions in Reasoning “Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Exam” is based on Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Verbal Reasoning contains analogy, odd man out, syllogism, word formation, statement and conclusions, statement and assumptions, statement and arguments, passage and conclusions, coding-decoding, blood relations, alphabet test, series test , number, ranking and time sequence , direction sense test, sitting arrangement, decision making, input-output, assertion and reasoning, figure series.
Non-Verbal Reasoning contains series test, analogy, odd figures, miscellaneous test.
For Computer Aptitude or Computer Awareness, the syllabus covers two sections hardware and software. All candidates must have basic knowledge of computer and also have the skills to operate a computer for office purpose alongside knowledge about DBMS, MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Windows, Internet.
The second section of IBPS clerk syllabus is of extreme importance for all candidates. The selection committee closely follows the rule where all the selected clerks need to have the basic knowledge of English Language which is considered a common language internationally. The English syllabus covers vocabulary including homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, word formation and also comprehension where candidates have to derive conclusions, theme detection, passage completion and the topic. There are also questions on rearranging of passage, spelling, sentence, while the grammar part includes questions on active passive voice, indirect direct speech and there will also be a question on phrases and idioms.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Numerical ability or Quantitative Aptitude paper consists of 5 Multiple Choice Questions. The questions in this part are mainly focused around two subjects Arithmetic and Data Interpretation. Information (Data) Interpretation means visual diagrams, pie outlines, line charts and classification. Number-crunching (Arithmetic) means roots, average, ratio, time & work, time & separation, rate, benefit & loss, mixture, stocks & shares, partnership, clocks, volume & surface area, height & distances, logarithms, permutation & combination, simple & compound interest, in equations & equations and probability.
The General Knowledge Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Exam gives special emphasis on Current Affairs with special reference to Banking Industry. The topics that are included in the exam are Indian Economy, International Economy, UNO, Marketing, Awards & Honors Sports, Finance, Agriculture etc. One should also prepare the History of Banking, Social Function of Banks, current affairs of last 6 months, countries/currencies, Books & their Authors, Banking Terms, Reserve bank of India policies.