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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2022: Question Paper, Marking Scheme, Important Topics

Updated By Shipra Sharma on 04 Jul, 2022 14:09

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IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 Exam Pattern

Knowing the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 is crucial for candidates aspiring to crack it. Through the exam pattern, aspirants will be able to know major or minor details about the question paper like time duration to complete the paper, the total number of questions asked, maximum marks, minimum marks, types of questions asked, important topics, marking scheme and many more. 

Also Read: IBPS Clerk Three Month Study Plan

    IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2022 Highlights

    ParticularsDetails
    Job NameIBPS, Bank Clerk
    Type of the JobClerical Job
    IBPS Clerk Exam PartsTwo Parts
    IBPS Clerk Exam StagesPreliminary and Main exam
    Name of the Conducting BodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection
    Mode of ExamOnline
    Exam Mode Type Computer Based Test (CBT)
    Exam TypeObjective
    Medium of ExamHindi, or English
    Duration of Preliminary Exam1 hour
    Duration of Mains Exam2 hours and 40 minutes
    IBPS Official Websiteibps. in

    Check Out: IBPS Clerk Model Papers (Prelims & Main)

    IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

    Candidates appearing for IBPS Clerk must first go through this stage. This is a qualifying examination, as candidates clearing IBPS Prelims are then eligible to appear for Mains.

    • There are 3 sections in the examination.
    • There are a total of 100 objective type questions.
    • The total duration of the exam is 1 hour (60 minutes).
    • The total marks of the exam are 100.

    Sections

    No. of Questions

    Marks

    Duration

    English Language

    30

    30

    1 hour

    Numerical Ability

    35

    35

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    35

    Total

    100

    100

      IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

      Candidates qualifying the preliminary examination will then have to appear for IBPS Clerk Mains.

      • There are 5 sections in the examination.
      • There are a total of 200 objective type questions.
      • The total duration of the exam is 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes).
      • The total marks of the exam is 200.

      Also Read: IBPS Clerk Preparation Strategy

      Section

      No. of Questions

      Marks

      Duration(Minutes)

      Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

      506045 Minutes

      General English

      404035 Minutes

      Quantitative Aptitude

      505045 Minutes

      General and Financial Awareness

      505035 Minutes

      Total

      190200160 Minutes

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        IBPS Clerk Marking System

        • There will be a negative marking for each incorrect answer. 1/4 or 0.25 will be deducted for each incorrect answer. This is applicable for both Pre and Mains Exam.
        • If a question is left blank, or no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no negative marking for that question.
        • IBPS Clerk 2022 Preliminary question paper will comprise 100 Marks.
        • Each question will be of 1 mark and there will be negative marking of 0.25 mark for every wrong question.
        • IBPS Clerk 2022 Main question paper will comprise 200 Marks.
        • Each question from the section General English, General/ Financial Awareness, and Aptitude sections will be carrying 1 Mark while there will be negative marking of 0.25 Marks for every wrong question.
        • Each question from the Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude section will comprise 1.30 marks and the negative marking will be of 0.30 Marks for every wrong question.
        • Candidates are required to attain the cut off marks differently for both Pre and Mains exams.
        • The merit list will be based on the Mains exam marks only.

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        FAQs about IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

        How many sections will be there in IBPS Clerk prelims exam?

        There will be three sections in IBPS Clerk prelims exam: English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Numerical Ability.

        How many sections are there in IBPS Clerk Mains 2022 exam?

        There are four sections in IBPS Clerk Mains 2022 exam:General/ Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude, and Quantitative Aptitude.

        What are the total marks for IBPS Pre and Mains exam 2022?

        IBPS Preliminary exam will consist of 100 marks while Mains exam will consist of 200 marks. The cut off list will be different for both the exams.

        How many marks are deducted for every wrong answer in IBPS clerk exam 2022?

        In IBPS clerk exam 2022, 1/4th or 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

        IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in how many regional languages?

        There are 13 regional languages other than hindi and english.

        How many total questions are there in IBPS Clerk Exam?

        In the IBPS Exam, there will be a total of 100 multiple-choice questions.

        Is IBPS Clerk Exam conducted in online mode?

        Yes, IBPS Clerk Exam is conducted in online mode for both Preliminary and Mains Exam.

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