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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

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IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern

For scoring high in the IBPS Clerk 2018 Recruitment Exam, you should be familiar with the exam pattern, exam syllabus and marking scheme. As per the latest notification, IBPS CLERK EXAM follows a two -tiered pattern: Preliminary exam and Main exam. 

Phase I - Preliminary Examination

The IBPS Clerk 2018 preliminary exam is expectyed to have 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) from English, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability.  

The date for Prelims exam are 08-09 & 15-16 December 2018. Check out other important dates here.

S.No.

 Section

 No. of Questions

Marks

 Time Allotted 

1.

  English Language

 30

30

 Total time of 1 Hour

2.

  Numerical Ability

 35

35

3.

  Reasoning Ability

 35

35

 

  Total

100

100

 

Plan your preparation as per the Exam Pattern and Syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2018. Check IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus Here

 

Phase II - Main Examination

In 2017, there was a change in the exam patterm for the mains exam. The main exam of IBPS Clerk 2017-had 190 objective questions divided into four sections, to be answered in 02 hours and 40 minutes. The Section on Computer Ability has been merged with Reasoning Ability. A similar Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk 2018 is expected as mentioned in the table below. Any change in the exam pattern will be updated after the release of official notification.

S. No.

Test Name

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Allotted

1.

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 Minutes

2.

 General English

40

40

35 Minutes

3.

 Quantitative Ability

50

50

45 Minutes

4.

 Reasoning Ability &  Computer Knowledge

50

60

45 Minutes

 

             Total

190

200

2 Hours 40 minutes


Marking Scheme for IBPS Clerk CWE VIII 2018

There is negative marking as mentioned below:

  • -0.25 mark for the wrong answer
  • 0 mark for the unattempted question
  • +1 mark for the correct answer

 

Language of the Exam

The IBPS Clerk examination is conducted in Hindi and English. A candidate can opt for either Hindi /English as the language medium in the examination. All questions except for General English will be in Hindi/ English.

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