IBPS Clerk Notification 2022 – Exam Date, Syllabus for Main Exam

IBPS exams are commonly conducted on two levels namely the preliminary exam and the main exam. The main exam is the second stage of the IBPS Clerk exam 2022. The IBPS syllabus plays an important role in knowing the exam, a candidate is appearing for the exam. Candidates check the IBPS syllabus and Exam pattern for the main exam in a detailed manner below.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2022  – Overview

The overview of the IBPS Clerk Examination 2022,

Exam Conducting By Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Name of Exam IBPS Clerk 2022
Post Name Clerk
Selection Process Prelims and Mains
Marks Segregation
  1. For Prelims: 100 Marks
  2. For Mains: 200 Marks
Duration of Exam
  1. For IBPS Clerk Prelims: 1 Hour
  2. For IBPS Clerk Mains: 2 Hour 40 Minutes
Marking scheme 1 mark each for every correct answer in Online Test
Negative mark 1/4th of the marks assigned to the wrong answer in MCQs
Mode of Examination Online
Language of examination English OR Hindi

IBPS Clerk Main Exam Pattern

  • The IBPS Clerk Main Exam is conducted for 200 marks(MCQ type).
  • The total duration of the exam is 160 minutes.
  • The IBPS Clerk Mains Exam has 190 questions that need to be completed in 160 minutes.
  • The Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, as per the recent update by IBPS, both these sections have been amalgamated together constituting a total of 50 Marks.
  • candidates will have to qualify for each section with minimum cut-off marks.
  • The candidates are shortlisted depending on the Online Examination.
Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (in minutes)
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45
English Language 40 40 35
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35
Total 190 200 160

IBPS Clerk Main Exam Syllabus

The main exam consists of  Four sections,

  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • General/ Financial Awareness

IBPS Clerk Main Syllabus – Computer Aptitude

  1. Basics of Hardware and software
  2. Windows operating system basics
  3. Internet terms and services
  4. Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  5. History of computers
  6. Networking and communication
  7. Database basics
  8. Basics of Hacking
  9. Security Tools
  10. Viruses

IBPS Clerk Main Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Averages
  2. Time and work
  3. Speed
  4. Distance and time
  5. Mixture and allegation
  6. Stocks and shares
  7. Percentages
  8. Partnership
  9. Clocks
  10. Volume and Surface Area
  11. Bar & Graphs
  12. Line charts
  13. Tables
  14. Height and Distances
  15. Logarithms
  16. Permutation and combinations
  17. Simple and compound interest
  18. Equations, Probability
  19. Trigonometry
  20. Profit
  21. Loss and Discount
  22. Data Interpretation
  23. Pie charts

IBPS Clerk Main Syllabus – English Language


  1. Homonyms
  2. Antonyms
  3. Synonyms
  4. Word Formation
  5. Spelling


  1. Spotting Errors
  2. Phrases and idioms
  3. Direct and Indirect speech
  4. Active/ Passive voice

 Reading Comprehension

  1. Theme Detection
  2. Passage completion
  3. Topic rearrangement of passage
  4. Deriving Conclusion

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: General Awareness

Current Affairs

  1. Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months,
  2. Overview of Indian Financial System,
  3. History of the Indian banking system
  4. Recent credit and monetary policies


  1. Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC, etc and to International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, etc,
  2. Economic terminologies
  3. Banking Terms,
  4. Important Government Schemes on capital & money market

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 FAQs

Q 1. What is the Selection Procedure for the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam?

Ans. The candidates will be selected based on two stages: Prelims and Mains Exams. The candidates who score secured marks in the Mains Exam will be taken for final selection.

Q 2. What will be the language of the question in the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam?
Ans. IBPS exams are conducted in 11 languages including English and Hindi. The English paper was conducted only in English.

Q 3. Will there be any negative marking in the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam?
Ans. Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer in both IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains Exam.