IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 Prelims, Mains Exam Pattern, PDF Download


IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection [बैंकिंग कार्मिक चयन संस्थान (IBPS)] has released the CLERK X notification 2021 for 1500+ posts. IBPS Clerk Syllabus is for one of the major exam. Aspirants from all across India can apply for this job. In order to clear this exam, it's crucial to have knowledge of the correct and complete IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021.

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Selection Process (चयन प्रक्रिया)

  • Online Examination – Preliminary [05,12 and 13 December 2020]
  • Online Examination – Main [28 February 2021]

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021

IBPS Syllabus for Clerk Prelims and Mains exam. Both phases are equally important i.e Online Preliminary and Online Mains. Only Prelims qualified aspirants will be eligible to participate in Mains Exam. This IBPS Clerk 2021 Syllabus is for CRP CLERKS-X for Vacancies for the financial year 2021-21. A total of 12 Organisations is participating. Every organization will follow the same IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern & Syllabus.

Prelims Paper: [ Overview ]

[ Event ]  [ Details ]
Organization (संगठन) Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam Mode (परीक्षा मोड) Online
Exam Level (परीक्षा स्तर) 12th
Exam Type (परीक्षा का प्रकार) Objective (MCQ) Type
Paper Medium (पेपर माध्यम) English, & Local Language
Total Question (कुल प्रश्न) 100
Total Time (कुल समय) 60 मिनट
Total Marks (कुल अंक) 100
Correct Answer (सही उत्तर) 01 Marks
Negative Marking (नकारात्मक अंकन) Yes, (-1/4 Marks)
Subjects Name (विषय नाम) English, Numeric & Reasoning

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021: Prelims (Tier 1)

IBPS Clerk Prelims (Tier 1) exam has three parts i.e, English Language, Reasoning Ability & Numeric Ability. All questions will be objective type (MCQs). The total duration of time will be 60 minutes and 20 minutes for each section. The total number of questions will be 100. Numeric & Reasoning Ability has an equal number of questions. The total marks will be 100. For each correct answer, 1 Marks will be awarded. For each negative answer 0.25 of the marks assigned.

Prelims Exam Pattern

Question Type (प्रश्न प्रकार)

  • Objective (MCQs) Type

Total Questions (कुल सवाल): 100

Subject Total Question
English Language 30
Numerical Ability 35
Reasoning Ability 35

 Total Time (कुल समय): 60 Minutes

Subject Time (Minutes)
English Language 20
Numerical Ability 20
Reasoning Ability 20

 Total Marks (कुल मार्क) 100

Subject Marks
English Language 30
Numerical Ability 35
Reasoning Ability 35

 Marking Scheme (अंकन योजना)

Correct Answer  01 Marks Awarded
Wrong Answer  0.25 (1/4) Marks Deducted

 Candidates have to qualify minimum cut off marks for each section decided by IBPS. (उम्मीदवारों को IBPS द्वारा तय किए गए प्रत्येक खंड के लिए न्यूनतम कट ऑफ अंक प्राप्त करने होंगे)

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 PDF Download

Click on these links to download the IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF in Hindi & English Language.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2021: Subject Wise

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus is designed to check reaction time. In other words, it is a war between speed, accuracy, and time. For each question, only 01 minutes are given to solve. Most of the questions are added to check their mental ability. English comprehension has 6-8 questions. 

Subject Wise Topics:-

English Language (अंग्रेजी भाषा)

Detailed Topics for IBPS Clerk Syllabus English Language:

Reading comprehension (RC Passage)

Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers)

  • filler word is an apparently meaningless word, phrase, or sound that marks a pause or hesitation in speech

New Pattern Deletion test

  • Cloze Reading Test can be denoted as a "deletion test.

Phrase Replacement

  • Replace a phrase from a given sentence

Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles

  • Basically, you are given a paragraph - but the sentences are not in the proper order.

Inference, Sentence Completion

  • It's a class of semi-structured projective techniques.


  • They are words that link two similar elements in a given sentence

Paragraph Conclusion

  • It is somewhat similar to your introduction
  • Phrasal Verb Related Questions
  • It's basically a verb and a particle and/or a preposition together form a single semantic unit.

Error Recognition/Detection Questions  

  • Error correction is the ability to find the error and ways to correct it by using your knowledge.

Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions

  • It is the way a word, phrase, or concept is used in the English language.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Numerical Ability

Detailed Topics for IBPS Clerk Syllabus Numerical Ability:

Numerical Ability (संख्यात्मक क्षमता): Topics

Data Interpretation /DI (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Pie Chart)

  • It is the procedure through which data is reviewed to get the desired result.

Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)

Number Series

  • It is a form of numbers arranged in a certain sequence, where some numbers are mistakenly kept into the series of numbers. Some numbers are missing from their positions.

Approximation and Simplification

Data Sufficiency

  • It is basically a question is followed by two or three statements.


  • The Highest Common Factor (HCF) is found by multiplying all the factors which appear in both lists.


  • LCM is the smallest common multiple of two integers like a and b.

Profit and Loss

  • Profit =Selling Price (S.P.) -Cost price (C.P.), Loss = Cost price (C.P.) – Selling Price (S.P.) 

Simple Interest (SI)

  • Profit =Selling Price (S.P.) -Cost price (C.P.), Loss = Cost price (C.P.) – Selling Price (S.P.) 

Compound Interest (CI)

  • The formula for compound interest, including principal sum, is:A = P (1 + r/n) (nt)

Problem on Ages

  • Find the Age of different people in the different given conditions.

Work and Time

  • Calculate the work and time for various situations.

Number system

  • The number system is a system to represent numbers using digits and symbols.

Speed Distance and Time

  • Speed= Distance/Time, using this formula to solve the given problem.


  • Probability is the likelihood that events will occur.


  • It is a calculation result of Geometric shapes, their area, volume, and related parameters

Permutation and Combination

  •  Permutations are the various methods in which a collection of items can be arranged. Whereas, a combination is a selection of items from a collection


  • An average represents a single number taken as representative of a list of numbers.


  • It is a relation among two numbers indicating how many times the first number contains the second.


  • A proportion is simply a statement that two ratios are equal. Symbolic representation a/b = c/d; or using a colon, a:b = c:d


  • A partnership is a formal management by two or more terms with various operations.

Problems on Boats and Stream

  • This will contain the problems based on the Velocity, Upstream, and Downstream of the Boat.

Problems on Trains

  • Find the solutions/answers on the directional movement of the train.

Mixture and Allegation

  • It is the way to find a ratio in which two or more ingredients at the given price must be mixed to produce a mixture of the desired price.

Pipes and Cisterns

  • Problems with pipes and cisterns are very much similar to problems on time and work.

IBPS Bank Clerk Syllabus: Reasoning Ability

Detailed Topics for Reasoning Ability IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021:

Reasoning Ability (रीजनिंग एबिलिटी): Topics

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements

  • With the help of specific rules find out the desired products.

Direction Sense/Logical Sense

  • Logical sense test or direction sense test questions are made to examine the candidate's ability to sense direction


  • To find the relationship among various family members.

Syllogism / Logical Argument

  • Find the conclusion based assertion or hit and trial method.

Order and Ranking

  • Get the accurate result of the different arrangement left-right/top-bottom of a row/class.


  • Coding-Decoding is a method in which a number or a series of combinations of words and numbers is expressed in a particular code or pattern. Or have to find the next number based on given problems.

Machine Input-Output

  • Find the final arrangement based on the given inputs.

Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series

  • It is sequences that are a combination of the alphabet and numeric series are present.

Alphabet Related Questions/Alphabetical Understanding

  • Words are composed of letters that represent sounds.

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus 2021

The mains exam (paper 2/tier 2)has four parts i.e, General/ Financial Awareness, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General English & Quantitative Aptitude. All questions will be objective type (MCQs). The total duration of time will be 160 minutes and each section and different time duration. The total number of questions will be 190. Numeric & Reasoning Ability has an equal number of questions. The total marks will be 200. For each correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded. For each negative answer 0.25 of the marks assigned.

Mains Exam Pattern

Questions Type (प्रश्न प्रकार)

  • Objective (MCQs) Type

Total Questions (कुल सवाल): 190

  • General/ Financial Awareness -50 Questions
  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude-40 Questions
  • General English-50 Questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude-50 Questions

Total Time (कुल समय): 160 Minutes

  • General/ Financial Awareness -35 Minutes
  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude-35 Minutes
  • General English-45 Minutes
  • Quantitative Aptitude-45 Minutes

Total Marks (कुल मार्क): 200

  • General/ Financial Awareness -50 Marks
  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude-40 Marks
  • General English-60 Marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude-50 Marks

Marking Scheme (अंकन योजना)

  • Correct Answer: 01 Marks Awarded
  • Wrong Answer- 0.25 (1/4) Marks Deducted

The above tests except for the Test of English Language will be available bilingual, i.e. English and Hindi. (अंग्रेजी भाषा की परीक्षा को छोड़कर उपरोक्त परीक्षण द्विभाषी, अर्थात् अंग्रेजी और हिंदी में उपलब्ध होंगे।)

IBPS Clerk Mains Subject Wise Syllabus 2021

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus is designed to check an in-depth understanding of different topics. A number of questions are more than the prelims exam. This will help the selection of proper aspirants. Check all the details and download the IBPS Clerk Syllabus pdf.

General/ Financial Awareness

  • Banking and Insurance Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

General English

  • Reading comprehension
  • Double fillers
  • Multiple Sentence Fillers
  • Sentence Fillers
  • New Pattern Cloze Test
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles
  • Inference
  • Sentence Completion
  • Connectors
  • Paragraph Conclusion
  • Phrasal Verb Related Questions
  • Error Detection Questions
  • Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol
  • Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Computer and Network Security

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Number system
  • HCF and LCM
  • Profit and Loss
  • SI & CI, Problem on Ages
  • Work and Time
  • Work and Wages
  • Speed Distance and Time
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Problems on Boats and Stream
  • Problems on Trains
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Pipes and Cisterns

IBPS Clerk Mains Cut-off Score

An aspirant needs to secure minimum cut-off score marks in Mains Exam. Marks obtained in the mains online exam shall be added for final merit listing. Cut Off marks will be decided on the basis of total registration and vacancy of that particular location.

Candidate need to bring these documents to attend the IBPS Prelims & Mains Exam

  1. Valid Call Letter
  2. Photo-identity proof (as specified) in original bearing the same name as it appears on the call letter/ application form and
  3. Photocopy of photo-identity proof.

IBPS Clerk X Exam 2021 Provisional Exam Schedule:-

Organization Name -

  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Job Name-


Last date of submission -

  • 23.09.200

Registration Mode-

  • Online

Category -

  • Government Jobs

Selection Process-

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Document Verification

Call Letter Prelims Training-

  • 17/November/2020

Prelims Training Exam Date -

  • 21-28 November 2020

Call Letter Prelims Online Exam-

  • 18 November 2020 

Online Prelims Exam Date-

  • 05, 12,  and 13 December 2020

Prelims Result Date-

  • 31/December/2021

Call Letter Mains Exam-

  • February 2021

Online Mains Exam Date-

  • 28/February/2021

Provisional Allotment-

  • 01/April/2021

Job Location-

  • All Across India

The final Merit List/Selection list will be prepared on the basis of the Mains Examination. (अंतिम मेरिट सूची / चयन सूची मेन्स परीक्षा के आधार पर तैयार की जाएगी।)

IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF Download in Hind & English

IBPS Clerk question paper will be designed on the basis of the above pattern & subjects. You need to prepare for their exam with proper strategy. Practice more numeric & reasoning type of question. One major problem that most of the candidate usually faced. They don't get much knowledge of current happening. So, keep yourself up-to-date with the current affair and general awareness.


IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

⭐How many questions will be in IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam?

There will be 100 Objective (MCQs) Type Questions.

⭐What is the Marking Scheme of the IBPS Clerk Exam 2021?

Correct Answer- 01 Marks Awarded, Wrong Answer- 0.25 (1/4) Marks Deducted.

⭐What is the selection process?

The selection of the candidate will be done on the basis of the prelims and mains exam.

⭐What is the total exam duration time for the IBPS Clerk Prelims?

There will be a total of 60 minutes to solve the preliminary questions paper.



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Jatin- Good information IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020

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Jeevitha K- No they didn't ask any computer certificates to upload.

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Good, you fill this application form. Then join any computer course. You will get a computer course certificate within 30-45 days.

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Jeevitha K- Actually I have completed MA English but I neither have any diploma certificates of computer course nor studied computer science in school..am I eligible to attend this exam?

Sarkari Naukri Exams- Hi Jeevitha K,

Will you please tell us that, during registration time Computer Literacy related documents required to upload?

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