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IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017 - Syllabus & Topic Wise Split Up


IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims Exam Syllabus:

IBPS Clerk 2017:

The IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) Clerk CWE exam is conducted in two levels, Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. As per the IBPS official notification, this year the total number of vacancy is 7883. The IBPS Clerk prelims exam will happen on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th of December 2017 and the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will happen on 21st January 2018. Knowing the syllabus well before hand will help you strategize your study plan and hence clear the exam.

IBPS Clerk 2017 – Prelims Exam Pattern:

The IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam will have 3 sections: Numerical Ability, Logical Reasoning and English Language. The following gives you the number of questions and the total marks for each section:

Section

Total Number of Question

Maximum Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

Composite Time of 1 Hour

Numerical Ability

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

IBPS Clerk 2017 – Prelims Detailed Syllabus & Topic Wise Split Up:

Syllabus for the English Language – IBPS Clerk prelims 2017:

Topic

Expected Number of Questions

Type of Question

Reading Comprehension

5 to 10

Passages mainly on banking/ finance is usually asked. Questions on synonyms, antonyms, the main idea of the passage, tone of the passage and inferential questions can be asked.

The level is usually Easy-Moderate.

Para Jumbles

5

Jumbled sentences of a paragraph must be rearranged to a meaning paragraph. The level is generally Easy-Moderate

Cloze test

5 to 10

A cloze test is an exercise, consisting of a portion of text with certain words removed. You must fill in this blank with appropriate words from the given option. The level is usually easy-moderate.

Spot the Error

5 to 10

This section will have questions that will test your grammar knowledge. You must have very thorough knowledge in grammar to score well in this section. The level is generally easy-moderate.

Apart from this, questions on idioms, sentence replacement, sentence completion can also appear in the exam.

Syllabus for Numerical Ability – IBPS Clerk prelims 2017:

Topic

Expected Number of Questions

Type of Question

Simplification

5 to 10

Questions on BODMAS rule, fractions, Decimals, percentages can be asked. It is usually Easy-Moderate

Number Series

3 to 5

Questions on finding the missing term, find the odd one out, complete the series can be asked. The level is Easy-Moderate

Averages

1 to 2

Problems on Ages, Average marks etc.. can be asked. The level would be Easy-Moderate

SI, CI

1 to 2

Problems on Interest compounded annually, and the half could be asked.

Mensuration

1 to 2

Questions on Squares, Rectangles, Circle, Cones, Cylinder can be asked. The level is Moderate

Percentages

1 to 2

Percentage Increase, Decrease is usually asked. The level is Easy-Medium

Ratio & proportion

1 to 2

Basic questions on rations and proportion are usually asked. The level is easy.

Algebra

3 to 5

Problems with 2 to 3 statements and 2 - 3 conclusion is usually asked. Linear Equations can also appear in the exam. The level is Easy – Moderate.

Profit & Loss

0 to 2

Questions on Partnership, Discounts are usually asked. The level is Moderate

Time Speed & Distance

1 to 2

Problems on Relative speed, Effective Speed is usually asked. The level is Easy

Data Interpretation

0 to 5

Questions on Bar Graph, Line Chart, Pie Chart and Tables are generally asked. The level is Moderate.

Time & Work

1 to 2

Problems on Efficiency, Pipes & Cisterns are asked from this section. The Level is Easy – Moderate.

Permutation & Combination

1 to 2

Basic Arrangement and selection, counting principles questions are asked. The level of the question is Easy.

Mixture & Allegation

0 to 1

Basic questions on mixing two are more entities are usually asked. The level is Easy - Medium

Probability

0 to 1

Problems based on Dice, Cards etc.., are asked. The level is Moderate.

Number System

0 to 1

Questions on Divisibility Rule, LCM< HCF, Multiples and Factors are usually asked.  The level is Easy Moderate.

Data sufficiency

1 to 5

It can have questions based on all of the above topics. The level is usually Moderate.

Reasoning Ability – Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims:

Topic

Expected Number of Question

Type of Question

Inequalities

5

Coded or Direct Inequality questions are asked. The Level is Easy-Moderate.

Seating Arrangement (Linear and Circular)

15 to 20

Questions on Linear, Circular Arrangements are asked. The Level is Easy-Moderate.

Alphanumeric Number Series, Number series

5

Alphabets combined with Numbers are usually asked. The level is Moderate.

Miscellaneous Topics

10

Will include topics like syllogisms, Blood Relation, direction sense, Double Line Up, Order & Ranking, Grouping & Scheduling are usually asked. The level is Easy-Moderate.

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