IBPS Clerk Exam 2013 - 2014 Syllabus and pattern

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection every year conduct online test for clerk, po, specialist officer and other position. In this article we will provide you IBPS clerk exam syllabus for the year 2013 - 2014 with other important information.

For all those people who are intent to have a job in banking, then the IBPS Clerk Exam is an essential exam. Nineteen national banks all over the country hire applicants for clerical positions on the basis of IBPS Clerk Exam. The IBPS Clerk exam was held last year successfully. You can find additional details about registration for IBPS Clerk Written Exam 2013 beneath.

Like all other competitive tests in our country, IBPS Clerk Exam is also a difficult one to crack. Hundred thousands of applicants sit for the exam each year with the expectation to get employed by a reputable nationalized bank in our country.

It has got much more difficult this year as the IBPS Clerk Exam for the year 2013 will be taken online. In order to pass the exam with flying colors, it is imperative that you know the IBPS Clerk Exam syllabus and form of this exam to begin with.

About Syllabus & pattern for the year 2013 - 2014

Even though the exam will take place online this year; the syllabus and pattern for the IBPS Clerk Exam have stayed unaffected over the last few years. The test is basically a reasoning and aptitude test. It is primarily divided into five sections -
  1. Reasoning
  2. English language
  3. Numerical ability
  4. General awareness
  5. Computer knowledge

Each and every section has about 50 questions, and each question of one mark each. Therefore, the IBPS Clerk Written exam in total is of 250 marks.


Since it is an aptitude & reasoning test, the type of questions asked are of very basic nature. Although there is no well-defined syllabus for the exam, here is an outline of the topics you can anticipate in all sections.


The reasoning segment has verbal & non verbal reasoning questions. Normally, the kind of questions which can be allocated into decision making, analogy, blood relations, syllogismsitting arrangement, statement reasoning and series completion.

English language

English language expertise is tested in the IBPS Clerk Written Exam under the following grounds:
  • Passage correction
  • Reading comprehension
  • Rearrangement
  • Error detection
  • Idioms & phrases
  • Active& passive voice

Numerical ability

You will not be questioned graduate or postgraduate level stuff in the numerical capability section. You will be tested for your general ability. Therefore, getting your fundamentals right up to standard 10th should be sufficient whilst planning for IBPS Clerk Written Exam. Mostly, questions in this numerical ability section can be allocated into:
  • Arithmetic including permutation & combination, numbers, percentage, probability, time and distance, logs, etc.
  • Data interpretation involving interpreting charts & tables.

General awareness

This section assesses your general awareness level. The questions in the general awareness section are a mixture of banking knowledge & current events. Generally, the weightage of questions related to banking is greater than that of present-day event questions.

Computer Knowledge

In this section, questions are mostly linked to basic hardware & software related questions.

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