IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019-20

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ibps clerk exam pattern 2019-20

Bank examinations are very popular among job seekers in India and with the advent of IBPS, it has undergone a change in the IBPS Clerk exam pattern and also the level of the examinations. Read the complete article for detail.

IBPS Clerk - Latest Exam Pattern

  • The IBPS Clerk Examination will be conducted in two phases – Prelims and Mains Examination. 
  • While the marks secured in the Prelims Examination will not be considered for final selection, the merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks secured in the Mains Examination only. 
  • There is a major change in the pattern of the IBPS Clerical Examination this year since sectional timing has been introduced from this year in IBPS Clerk. 
  • The negative marking will be there as before i.e. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. 

Prelims Exam Pattern-

Prelims exam is qualifying in nature and the marks achieved in it will not be considered for final selection.

Objective Tests

No. of Questions

Max. Marks Allotted

Time Allotted

English Language

30

30

20 minutes 

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability 

35

35

20 minutes 

Total 

100 Qs.

100 Marks

60 Minutes 


Mains Exam Pattern-

The candidates selected in the Prelims Examination will be called for the mains examination, the pattern of which is as follows:

Name of the Objective Tests

No. of Questions

Max. Marks Allotted

Time Allotted

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 

50

60

45 minutes 

English Language 

40

40

35 minutes 

Quantitative Aptitude 

50

50

45 minutes 

General / Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes 

Total

190 Qs.

200 Marks

160 Minutes  

  • The final selection of the candidates will be based on the total marks achieved in the mains exam only. 
  • The marks secured out of 200 will be converted to the normalized marks while preparing the final merit list under the IBPS Clerk Examination. 
  • The negative marking in the mains exam will be similar to the prelims exam.

Language Proficiency Test(LPT):

After successfully passing both the Prelims and Mains stages, candidates are required to pass a Language Proficiency Test (LPT) for the state from which they have applied. If you are applying from a different state, then the regional language of that state you should know to read and write well because after SBI Clerk Mains Exam, will be followed by Language Proficiency Test.

How will be the final marks calculated?

  • The final score for IBPS clerk exam is decided at certain points.
  • Marks scored in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-1) are not included in the final score. He is only for the purpose of qualifying for the Mains exam (Phase-2).
  • Candidates have to clear the mains exam and interview.
  • Aggregates of 100 marks are used for the final merit list of each category.

Preparation Tips -

  • The syllabus for the exam has been described above and your next job is to go through the syllabus, understand the requirements and also to go through the previous year memory based papers (in case you are a fresher) to get an idea regarding the pattern and level of difficulty of this examination. 
  • Once you are done with the syllabus, the next thing is to start with preparation by focusing on the basic rules in every subject. Learn them properly along with all the exceptions applicable to any rule. Also, learn the inferences of any rule of any subject very carefully so that you can attempt questions based on them. 
  • Revision is the most important part of your preparation since you should be well versed with the syllabus and exam pattern. You should have an idea regarding what you are going to face in the exam. Revise as much as possible before the actual examination. 
  • This is the last step of preparation since you need to test your preparation and also see where you stand at the moment. But take mocks only if you are done with the syllabus and also have revised the topics time and again.

Conclusion:

Hope this information will be useful for you. Now you can easily start your preparation of IBPS Clerk exam by understanding IBPS Clerk exam pattern and syllabus. As well as you can practice also with important Practice Tests and Mock Tests of IBPS Clerk Test Series.

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