IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims & Mains – Study Material

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When it comes to making a good and secure career, most of the aspirants opt for a career in banking, as it gives the required security, growth opportunities, good salary with various perks and facilities throughout the career. Keep reading further to know about IBPS CLERK PRELIMS Exam Pattern, IBPS CLERK MAINS Exam Pattern and some useful information about IBPS CLERK Study Material.

There are two main ways to enter into the banking field:

– By becoming an officer

– By becoming a clerk

An officer is a post for which every aspirant dreams of, but even if you are not successful in clearing the IBPS PO exam, you may also land up being a clerk, which will open your doors for becoming an officer eventually.

You will get numerous opportunities both ways, and therefore you should be opting for both the posts. Here, we will be covering the IBPS CLERK EXAM PATTERN 2018.

IBPS conducts the exam for the post of clerk in two phases- PRELIMS & MAINS. As it is for the post of clerk, there will not be any interview round and the mains exam will be the final round for selection according to the final cut-off that will be released after the exam, depending on the vacancies.

The candidate needs to qualify ‘prelims’ in order to be eligible to appear in the mains exam. IBPS CLERK PRELIMS exam is of a qualifying nature and these marks will not matter in your final selection. It is just a step to move forward in the journey of becoming a clerk.

IBPS CLERK EXAM PATTERN 2018 FOR PRELIMS:

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted (Separately Timed)
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasonability Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

 

IBPS will release the total cut-off and sectional cut-offs. The candidates will have to clear the total cut-off along with the cut-off of each section.

IBPS CLERK EXAM PATTERN 2018 FOR MAINS:

Subject (Not by sequence) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted (Separately Timed)
General / Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Both the phases will provide the tests both in English and Hindi, except the test of English Language.

Also, there will be negative marking in both the phases, and your score in the mains exam will ensure your selection. Merely qualifying the exam won’t prove useful in mains.

IBPS CLERK STUDY MATERIAL 2018

After getting a fair idea about the exam pattern, the next step is to start preparing and that will need good study material. Though this is a digital era and every student prefers studying online, but there is always a need of books which you can refer to at any point of time, as and when required. Therefore, we are providing a list of books which may prove quite beneficial in your preparation and will help giving you an edge against other candidates.

IBPC CLERK 2018 BOOKS FOR QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

NAME OF THE BOOK NAME OF THE AUTHOR/Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams R.S.Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude Test N.K.Singh
Magical Book on Quicker Maths M. Tyra

 

IBPS CLERK 2018 BOOKS FOR REASONING ABILITY

NAME OF THE BOOK NAME OF THE AUTHOR/Publication
Bank Clerk Preliminary Examination Arihant
Test of Reasoning Edgar Thorpe
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S.Aggarwal

 

IBPS CLERK 2018 BOOKS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE

NAME OF THE BOOK NAME OF THE AUTHOR/Publication
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren& Martin
Objective English Edgar Thorpe
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Essential Grammar in Use (3rd edition) Raymond Murphy

 

IBPS CLERK 2018 BOOKS FOR COMPUTER APTITUDE

NAME OF THE BOOK NAME OF THE AUTHOR/Publication
Computer Awareness Arihant

 

IBPS CLERK 2018 BOOKS FOR GENERAL AWARENESS

NAME OF THE BOOK NAME OF THE AUTHOR/Publication
Lucent’s General Knowledge (4th edition) Lucent
The Pearson General Knowledge Manual Edgar Thorpe
Pratiyogita Darpan  
Banking Awareness Javed Siddiqui

 

Besides opting for good books, you can ace your exam preparation by going online for few hours and practicing mock tests and watching some helpful YouTube videos.

To practice FREE mock tests, visit www.ixamBee.com and for some more helpful content, visit the following link – https://www.ixambee.com/free-mock-test/ibps-clerk

 

                                 “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits”.

                                        ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR PREPARATION!

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