IBPS CLERK 2019 exam pattern

IBPS CLERK 2019 Exam Pattern

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 presenting some clear and updates of IBPS Preliminary and Mains Exam 2019. In the below, we are explained the exam pattern in 2 phases; Phase- 1 for Preliminary Exams of IBPS Clerk exam 2019 and Phase- 2 for Mains Exams of IBPS Clerk exam 2019.

Before preparing for the exam the candidate must go through the IBPS CLERK exam pattern carefully. The candidates must also be aware of the  IBPS CLERK 2018 syllabus before appearing in the exam. Below we have mentioned the exam pattern for the same, appearing candidates can go through the exam pattern and prepare accordingly:


Phase- 1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exams 2019:- 
  • 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 2019: 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 2019:- 
  • In the Mains Examination, there are 4 sections and that are 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 answers.
  • Also, there will be a maximum of 200 marks for the IBPS Mains Exams.
IBPS Clerk 2019: Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No.

Subject Name

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

  1.  

Quantitative Ability 

50

50

45 Min.

  1.  

English Language

40

40

35 Min.

  1.  

General/ Financial Awareness

50

50

35 Min.

  1.  

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 Min.

Total 

190

200

160 Minutes

IBPS CLERK 2019-20 Exam Pattern:

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 section.
    • Final merit listings: Only the score of the Main examination will be considered for Final Merit Listing.
    • Final score Scale: The final score will be scaled to a maximum of 100.
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