IBPS Clerk CWR VIII Examination 2019- Exam Pattern, Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam 2019: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS) conducts a common written exam(CWE) every year for the recruitment of clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. It is a great entry-level job for those who want to work in the banking sector. IBPS conducts the IBPS Clerk CWE exam in two stages, namely, Preliminary and Main. Candidates qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post. This year, a total of 7275 vacancies have been announced.


The IBPS has released its Clerk recruitment notification. Candidates who have applied for this post can check the exam dates. Now, when the exam dates are announced candidates should know the brief information about the Exam Pattern & syllabus also. Follow the paragraph given below for detailed information about the IBPS Clerk CWE exam both Preliminary & Main.


IBPS Clerk CWE Exam Dates

Exam Name – IBPS Cleark Exam
Conducting Body – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Mode Of Exam – Online
Preliminary Exam date – December 2019
Main Exam date – January 2020

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates should have a clear idea about the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern and the detailed selection process. The clerk exam is conducted in two phases, namely, Preliminary and Main. Candidates who will qualify Preliminary will be eligible to appear in IBPS Clerk 2019 Mains in the third week of January 2019.

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam
It will be conducted in the Computer-based mode of examination. The duration for the IBPS Clerk prelims exam is 1 hour. The three sections are timed separately. Candidates will have to finish each of the sections within 20 minutes. It will carry a total of 100 multiple-choice questions. Each question consists of 01 marks.

Subject Marks
English Language 30
Numerical Ability 35
Reasoning Ability 35
Total 100

IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2019
IBPS Clerk CWE VIII exam will also be an online exam. The question paper will contain 200 MCQs of one mark each. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The total time duration for this section will be 120 Minutes and each section has a separate timing, which means there is separate time allotted for each section and candidates must finish off each of these sections within the allotted time. The exam paper will be divided into five sections

subject Total question Marks
General/Financial Awareness 50 50
General English 40 40
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 190 200

IBPS Clerk CWE VII Exam Syllabus

The preliminary examination consists of three sections, they are Reasoning, English Language, and Numerical Ability. Each of these sections has multiple subheadings to focus on when preparing for Clerk CWE.

Mains Examination. In addition to these two, the other subjects are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. General Awareness is based on Banking Sector awareness. Candidates should prepare as per the syllabus.

English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability Computer General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements History and Generation of Computers Banking and Insurance Awareness
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality Introduction to Computer Organisation Financial Awareness
Fillers Quadratic Equations Syllogism Computer Hardware and I/O Devices Govt. Schemes and Policies
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding-Decoding Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS Current Affairs
Sentence Improvement Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Operating System, Internet Static Awareness
Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous Direction sense Computer Network & Security
Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Computer Memory, Computer Software
Number System and Conversions

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