Selection Procedure:

IBPS department decided to takeOnline exam in two parts

  1. IBPS Preliminary Exam
  2. IBPS Mains Exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 

As per the New IBPS Clerk exam Pattern, the exam follows a two-tier pattern – Preliminary and Mains. Both the exams are conducted separately and contain different paper patterns. To understand it completely, please check below-


IBPS Clerk Pattern for Prelims Exam

The exam pattern for the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 has no major changes till. Check the table below for section-wise breakage of the Clerk prelims exam. Candidates appearing in the IBPS Clerk exam 2018 are supposed to clear sectional & overall cutoff for these three sections.


S. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100



IBPS Clerk Main Paper Pattern


Last year, there was a significant change in the IBPS Clerk Main Pattern. There are fewer chances that the exam pattern for IBPS Clerk 2018 to be changed. We will update you if there will be any change in the exam pattern. Stay connected with us to keep yourself updated.


In the year 2017, following changes were made from the 2016 exam pattern.


1.  There will be only 4 sections in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. Computers knowledge & Reasoning are no longer separate sections. Instead, these will be considered as a single section namely –


2. The marking weight-age of these 4 sections is updated.


3.The time duration was changed from 135 minutes to 160 minutes for the Mains Paper of IBPS Clerk Exam.


S.No. Name of the Tests No. of Questions Max Marks Time Allotted to Section
1. General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2. General English 40 40 35 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
  Total 190 200 160 minutes