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IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk 2019 is one of the most popular Banking exams in India. It gives a fair opportunity to all those who are interested in working in the Banking sector. You can easily get promoted to higher positions after serving as a Bank Clerk for few years. This is one of the best opportunities for candidates willing to get a stable job for themselves. As a large number of candidates apply for this job, the competition has been increasing with every passing year. Therefore, it has become very necessary to be well prepared for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam. The most important step in your preparation is knowing the exam pattern which gives you an idea about what to study and what will the real examination be like. IBPS Clerk 2019 will consist of two phases: 

  • Phase I : Prelims (Preliminary Exam)
  • Phase II : Mains (Main Exam)

Candidates need to qualify the first phase of Prelims in order to be able to appear for Mains. There will not be any Interview stage in IBPS Clerk 2019 Examination process. The scores obtained in Mains will decide if you will appear in the final shortlist of selected candidates. 

IBPS Clerk Phase I (Prelims) Exam Pattern

All the candidates who will apply for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam will be called for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam. Only when you qualify Phase I, you will be able to appear for Phase II of IBPS Clerk Exam. Phase I (Prelims) will be an online objective test which will consist of three sections: English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. There will be sectional timing of 20 minutes each in all the three sections and you will not be able to switch between the sections unless the timing gets exhausted. You need to therefore plan your strategy in a way that you are able to attempt more number of questions in the stipulated time. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in IBPS Clerk Exam. The total number of marks and total questions will be 100. Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in every subject/section along with the overall cut-off to ensure that they qualify Phase I and are able to appear for Mains.

 

Check out tentative exam dates here.

S.No.

  Section

  No. of Questions

Marks

  Time Allotted 

1.

  English Language

  30

30

20 Minutes

2.

  Numerical Ability

  35

35

         20 Minutes

3.

  Reasoning Ability

  35

35

        20 Minutes

 

  Total

100

100

  Total time of  1 Hour

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IBPS Clerk Phase II (Mains) Exam Pattern

The candidates who are able to qualify Phase I (Prelims) will be called for IBPS Clerk 2019 Phase II (Mains). IBPS Clerk Mains will also be an online objective test with multiple choice questions. Phase II (Mains) of IBPS Clerk consists of four sections: General / Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Ability, Reasoning Ability& Computer Knowledge.  There will be a total of 190 questions which will be of 200 marks. Total time allotted will be 2 hours 40 minutes which will be divided into fixed sectional timings for each section. The sections will be differently timed and the candidates will have to score the sectional cut-off of each section along with the overall cut-off. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks and therefore attempting maximum number of questions in the fixed timing will be a challenge. All the candidates sould take care of all these points before they start their exam.  

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


 

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