IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2020

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 22 Jan, 2021 09:52

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IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 Exam Pattern

Knowing the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 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. 

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2020 - Overview

  • 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.

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.

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      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

      IBPS Clerk 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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