IBPS conducts clerk recruitment in India every year. This year also, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is going to conduct clerks online written examination in December 2015. A large number of candidates appears for this test every time it is organized but only a few are able to qualify it. However, most of the candidate tries their best in this exam to qualify this test.

IBPS Clerk Exam Date:


  • IBPS ClerkPreliminary Examination 2015 (CWE – V) will be held on following dates: 05.12.2015,12.2015, 12.12.2015, 13.12.2015.
  • IBPS ClerkMain Examination 2015 will be held on 02.01.2016 & 03.01.2016.

Those who qualify the online written examination will be called for Interview.
The complete syllabus and exam pattern of all these sections is provided below.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2015

IBPS had changed exam pattern of clerk exam 2015. Now there will be pre & main written exams.

IBPS Clerk 2015 Pre Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

It is as per official notice that IBPS Clerk Pre exam will be of 1 hour duration. The number of questions asked will be 100 from the basic sections of this exam given below. The difficulty level of these questions will be of easy to moderate while that of Main exam would be high.

IBPS Clerk Pre Exam
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of questions Max. Marks Duration
1 English language 30 30 1 hours
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2015:

IBPS Clerk Main exam paper consists of five sections i.e.


Quantitative Aptitude


Computer Knowledge

General Awareness with special reference to banking industry.

In the main exam there will be 200 questions that will be asked and their answer is to be given in 2 hours. 5 options will be given on the screen and candidates can select one answer.

IBPS Clerk Main Exam
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of questions Max. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 2 hours
2 English language 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
4 General Awareness (with special reference to banking industry) 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

Negative Marking: There is a panelty for giving wrong answer in IBPS Clerk exam. 0.25 marks out of 1 mark question will be reduced from candidate’s marks if any wrong answer has been given.

  1. IBPS Clerk Syllabus of Reasoning section:

Questions in this section will be asked from Analogy, Puzzle, Odd Man out, Syllogism, word formation, Statement and conclusions, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Passage and conclusions, Coding-decoding, Blood relations, Alphabet test, Series test, Number, ranking and time sequence , Direction sense test, Sitting arrangement, Decision making, Input output, Assertion and reasoning etc.


  1. IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2015 – Quantitative Aptitude Section:-

Data Interpretation, Profit and loss, Simple and compound interest problems, Time and work problems, Time and distance problems, Average problems, Simplifications, Partnerships, Percentage, Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion, Pie charts, Number system, HCF & LCM, Number series, Approximation Wrong Number, Finding next number in series, Decimal fractions, Square root and cube root, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Case study, Mensuration, Permutations and combinations, Data tables, Probability.


  1. English Language Section:-


  • Spotting errors
  • Fill in the blank Cloze Test
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Reconstruction of sentence & passage
  • One word substitution
  • Phrase substitution
  • Jumbled up sentences
  • Double blanks in a sentence
  • Commonly misspelled words
  • Comprehension passages
  1. General awareness with special reference to banking industry-Section

Abbreviations / full forms, Important days / dates, Currency and capital, Ministers and their departments, Indian Economy, International Economy, Budget, Census, Ministers and their ministry, important persons, head of the organizations, tag lines, Important days / dates, ministers and their departments, world countries and their capital and currencies, UNO, Marketing, Awards & Honors, Sports, Finance, Agriculture etc. History of Banking, current affairs of last 6 months, countries/currencies, Books & Their Authors, Banking Terms, RBI, Fiscal-Monetary Policies etc., Social Function of Banks


  1. IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2015 – Computer Knowledge Section:-

Basic computer fundamentals, History and Future of Computers, Computer abbreviation, Microsoft-office, Basic knowledge of Internet use, Shortcut keys, Basic Software & Hardware and their functionalities, History, and Future of Computers, Networking, etc.