IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 26 Nov, 2018 11:55 IST

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IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam is organised in online mode by means of CWE (short for Common Written Test).

  • IBPS Clerk exam is organised in two stages – Preliminary and Mains. Candidates qualifying Preliminary round are eligible for Mains round.
  • Both the exams will be of Objective type.
  • Candidates will have the option of answering the questions in Hindi or English according to their preference.

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 is 100.

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

1 hour

Numerical Ability

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

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.

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

Reasoning

40

50

30 Minutes

English Language

40

40

30 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

30 Minutes

General Awareness (with special

reference to Banking)

40

40

25 Minutes

Computer Knowledge

40

20

20 Minutes

Total

200

200

135 minutes

Marking System:

  • There will be negative marking for each incorrect answer. 1/4 or 0.25 will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • If a question is left blank, or no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no negative marking for that question.

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