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The IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 will going to take place 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th December 2018. The IBPS Clerk exam consist of two phases – Prelims and Mains. All of you must have begin your preparation for the exam. To make sure that you grab one of the 7275 vacant seats announced by IBPS this year, we are giving you a Detailed Syllabus & Study Material. This syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims with the study material will give you the list of topics, sub-topics, weightage, marks distribution, tips & tricks, shortcuts, etc. Moreover, you can also take IBPS Clerk online Test to evaluate your preparation tips.
Download this Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims as PDF and keep striking out topics as you cover them.

IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam Pattern 2018

Name of testNo. of QsMax. MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 Hour
  1. Bilingual Test: Every section (except English Language) in the paper will be available in Hindi as well.
  2. Negative marking: Each wrong answer deducts 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question from your total. In this case, since each question is worth 1 mark, you lose ¼ marks per wrong answer.
  3. Cut-Offs: Each section has an individual cut-off. Besides this, there is a minimum overall score decided by the IBPS after the results are tallied, that you need to cross to move to the next round. Qualifying the Prelims in this way gets you to the Main Exam. And securing the Mains cut-off qualifies you for the Interview round.
  4. Normalization: The scores will be normalized to equate the difficulty level of the papers in different slots.

How to Use this Detailed Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims

  1. Download the PDF from the link at the top.
  2. Decide which subject you want to study today – Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability or English.
  3. Pick up the first chapter of the subject (in the order in which it appears).
  4. Go through your notes to get the basics right. Then go through the tips and shortcuts given below.
  5. Once you’re ready, try the quizzes listed.
  6. Analyze your performance and work on your weak areas.

Detailed Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018

Here is a subject-wise list of the IBPS Clerk Prelims syllabus. The list is classified in order of priority – important chapters first. The Nature of Questions tells you whether it is a scoring chapter or a tricky topic or a time consuming one.

#1. Numerical Ability Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018

You need to ensure that you complete the quant section in 20-25 minutes. Since it won’t be possible for you to solve all 35 questions in 20-25 minutes, you need to ensure you pick the right questions. So the trick is to recognize patterns in questions that tell you how easy or tough it will be.
Here are the different chapters covered under Numerical Ability according to the Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims. Try to prepare these topics in the order mentioned.
Sr. No.TopicWeightage
1Simplification10 Qs
2Number Series5 Qs
3Data Interpretation5-10 Qs
4Average1-2 Qs
5Interest1-2 Qs
6Mensuration1-2 Qs
7Percentage0-1 Q
8Ratio & Proportion0-1 Q
9Algebra2-5 Qs
10Profit & Loss1-3 Qs
11Time, Speed & Distance1-3 Qs
12Time & Work1-2 Qs
13Permutation & Combination / Probability0-1 Q
14Mixture Problems0-1 Qs
15Number System0-1 Q

(1) Simplification

  • Weightage: 10 Qs
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types: BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages etc.
  • Tips: Simplification using BODMAS rule
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(2) Number Series

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Scoring, Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
  • Question Types: Complete the Series, Find the Missing Term, Find the Wrong Term etc.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1

(3) Data Interpretation

(4) Average

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types: Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(5) Interest

(6) Mensuration

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types: Area/Volume of Square, Rectangle, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid. Also, Moulding from one shape to another etc.
  • Tips: Quickest method for Mensuration.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(7) Percentage

  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types: Calculation-oriented basic percentage.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(8) Ratio & Proportion

  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types: Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Componendo and Dividendo, Direct & Indirect Proportions.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(9) Algebra

  • Weightage: 2-5 Qs
  • Scoring, Easy if Concepts Clear and Steps Followed, Could be Tricky, Time Consuming.
  • Question Types: Linear Equation with 1 Variable, Linear Equation with 2 or more variable, Quadratic Equation, Polynomials.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(10) Profit & Loss

  • Weightage: 1-3 Qs
  • Scoring, Easy if Proper Steps Followed, Moderately Time Consuming.
  • Question Types: Successive Selling type questions, Partnerships, Discount & MP, Dishonest Dealings.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(11) Time, Speed & Distance

  • Weightage: 1-3 Qs
  • Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
  • Question Types: Relative Speed, Average Speed, Problems on Train, Boat & Stream.
  • Tips: How to Calculate Average Speed.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2

(12) Time & Work

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
  • Question Types: Work Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns etc.
  • Tips: Shortcut for Time & Work.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(13) Permutation & Combination / Probability

  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Less Time Consuming, Scoring, Easy if all cases considered.
  • Question Types: Basic Selection & Arrangement Problems, Very basic problems on Probability.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(14) Mixture Problems

  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Tricky, Time Consuming, Less likely to appear in paper.
  • Question Types: Problems on making a mixture of two or more entities/mixture.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(15) Number System

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#2. Reasoning Ability Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018

The Reasoning Ability section is always key. Your performance in this section can be the make or break section. Give this section about 20 minutes. DO NOT GET STUCK ON ANY PROBLEM. Just move on if you cannot figure out a problem. Here are the various topics covered under Reasoning Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018.
Sr. No.TopicWeightage
1Arrangement & Pattern10-12 Qs
2Mathematically Inequalities5 Qs
3Coding-Decoding3-5 Qs
4Directions & Distances1-3 Qs
5Blood Relations1-3 Qs
6Order & Ranking1-3 Qs
7Circular Seating Arrangement0-5 Q
8Linear Seating Arrangement0-5 Q
9Syllogisms2-5 Qs
10Double Line-Up0-5 Qs
11Scheduling0-5 Qs
12Classification0-3 Qs
13Series0-1 Q

(1) Arrangement & Pattern

  • Weightage: 10-12 Qs
  • Easy to Moderate in difficulty, Less time consuming, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Random Sequence of Alphabets (based on a group of 5 terms each of 3 alphabets OR series of alphabets), Number Arrangements (based on a group of 5 terms each of 3 digits or series of numbers), Mixed Series Dictionary or Alphabet based Arrangements etc.
  • Quizzes:Quiz 1, Quiz 2

(2) Mathematically Inequalities

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Scoring, Easy if Steps Followed properly, Moderately time consuming, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Coded relations between letters to be decoded and solved.
  • Tips: How to Solve Coded Inequality
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(3) Coding-Decoding

(4) Directions & Distances

  • Weightage: 1-3 Qs
  • Easy but could be tricky, Less time consuming, High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types: Route & Network based.
  • Tips: 3 Tricks for Directions & Distances
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1, Quiz 2

(5) Blood Relations

  • Weightage: 1-3 Qs
  • Moderate in difficulty, Low to Moderately time consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types: General Blood Relation Problem, Family Tree Problems, Coded Blood Relations.
  • Tips: General Understanding of Blood RelationsComplex Blood Relations
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(6) Order & Ranking

  • Weightage: 1-3 Qs
  • Easy to Moderate in difficulty, Less time consuming, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Persons sitting in a row, you have to find the position of a person from left or right or number of persons between them etc. Arranging people by age, height, weight, rank etc.
  • Tips: Tricks to Crack Ordering & Ranking
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(7) Circular Seating Arrangement

  • Weightage: 0-5 Qs
  • Moderate to Difficult, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types: Uni- & Bi-directional problems on circular, square, rectangular, hexagonal tables. Mostly Unidirectional problems.
  • Tips: How to Approach Circular ArrangementsCircular Arrangements Pt 2
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(8) Linear Seating Arrangement

  • Weightage: 0-5 Questions
  • Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types: Single or Double rows facing each other/ away from each other/ in the same direction.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(9) Syllogisms

  • Weightage: 2-5 Qs
  • Easy to Moderate in difficulty, Less time consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Very likely to appear.
  • Question Types: Direct questions with 2-3 statements & 2-3 conclusions, possibility based questions, negative information based questions.
  • Tips: Basic Concepts of Syllogisms
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(10) Double Line-Up

  • Weightage: 0-5 Qs
  • Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(11) Scheduling

  • Weightage: 0-5 Qs
  • Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types: Qs based on days of a week, Months
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(12) Classification

  • Weightage: 0-3 Qs
  • Easy to Moderate, Quick Solve, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Letter based, Meaningful Words based, GK based, Number based.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1Quiz 2

(13) Series

  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Easy to Moderate, Less Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy
  • Question Types: Complete the Alphabet Series, Number Series and Mixed Series.
  • Quizzes: Quiz 1

#3. English Language Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018

The English Syllabus for IBPS Clerk is pretty much the standard Banking exam fare, except for a few changes in question type here and there. You should not give more than 12-15 minutes for this section.
Sr. No.TopicWeightage
1Reading Comprehension5 Qs
2Grammar
(Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks)
5 Qs
3Vocabulary (Cloze Test)5-10 Qs
4Verbal Ability (Para Jumble)0-5 Qs

(1) Reading Comprehension

(2) Grammar (Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks)

(3) Vocabulary (Cloze Test)

(4) Verbal Ability (Para Jumble)

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