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IBPS CLERK Exam Pattern 2021:

The IBPS CLERK Exam Pattern 2021 is prepared by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection which is conducted by the board of clerical cadre. This examination is organized every year to recruit candidates for the post of clerks for major Public sector banks. The competition in this sector is very high and hence it is important for all the candidates to be familiar with IBPS CLERK Exam Pattern 2021. Along with the exam pattern, the candidate must be aware of the other aspects of the exam which include: syllabus, eligibility, exam dates, registration, etc.    

The IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2021 is divided into three sections: Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and Reasoning Ability. The overall exam will consist of 100 marks. Whereas the Mains examination is divided into four sections: General/ Financial Awareness, Reasoning Ability, and Computer Aptitude, General English, Quantitative Aptitude.

It is mandatory to pass both of these papers to crack the post. Both of these examinations have negative markings for incorrect answers. If a question is left unanswered there will be no penalty. For any competitive exam knowing the exam pattern is very important as well as knowing your strengths and weaknesses. According to this, you can plan your exam strategy well. So here are some clear and updated IBPS Preliminary and Mains Exam 2021. In the below, we have explained the exam pattern in 2 phases; Phase- 1 for Preliminary Exams of IBPS Clerk exam 2021 and Phase- 2 for Mains Exams of IBPS Clerk exam 2021.

Before preparing for the exam the candidate must go through the pattern carefully. The candidates must also be aware of the IBPS CLERK Syllabus 2021 before appearing in the exam. Below we have mentioned the IBPS CLERK Exam Pattern 2021 for the same, appearing candidates can go through the exam pattern and prepare accordingly.

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Phase- 1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exams 2021:-

  • In the prelims examinations, there are 3 sections that are the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability.
  • In the English Language Section, there will be 30 Questions with 20 minutes of sectional timing.
  • There will be a total number of 35 questions are available in the Reasoning Ability Section with 20 minutes of sectional timing.
  • And in the Quantitative section, there will be 35 questions with sectional timing of 20 minutes.
  • Also, there will be a maximum of 100 marks for the IBPS Preliminary Exams.
  • And, for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted as a penalty. 
IBPS Clerk 2021: Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sr. No.

Subject Name

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

1.

English Language

30

30

20 min.

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 min.

3.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 min.

Total 

100

100

1 Hour

Phase- 2: IBPS Clerk Mains Exams 2021:-

  • In the Mains Examination, there are 4 sections, and that is English Language, Reasoning Ability, General & Financial Awareness, Computer Aptitude, and Quantitative Aptitude. 
  • In the General & Financial Awareness Section, there will be 50 Questions with 35 minutes of sectional time. 
  • In the English Language Section, there will be 40 Questions, and with sectional timing of 35 minutes.
  • There will be a total number of 50 Questions are available in the  Computer Aptitude and Quantitative Aptitude section with 45 minutes of sectional time is given.
  • And in the Reasoning Ability section, there will be 50 questions and 45 minutes of time duration is given.
  • Same as the Prelims exam, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Also, there will be a maximum of 200 marks for the IBPS Mains Exams.
IBPS CLERK Exam Pattern 2021: Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No.

Subject Name

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

1

Quantitative Ability 

50

50

45 Min.

2

English Language

40

40

35 Min.

3

General/ Financial Awareness

50

50

35 Min.

4

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 Min.

Total 

190

200

160 Minutes

IBPS CLERK Exam Pattern 2021:

There will be a different exam pattern for the prelim exam and the main exam.

  • Languages: All the tests in both the exams are available bilingually (in English & Hindi) except for the English Language Test.
  • Negative marking:  0.25 marks assigned to the question will be deducted as discipline for wrong answers. There is no penalty for unanswered questions.
  • Score normalization: The scores will be normalized to equate the difficulty level of the papers in different slots.
  • IBPS CLERK Cutoff: You will be required to score a minimum overall cut-off in both Prelims and Mains exams and a minimum score in each of the sections.
  • Final merit listings: Only the score of the Main examination will be considered for the Final Merit Listing.
  • Final score Scale: The final score will be scaled to a maximum of 100.

 

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