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IBPS Clerk/PO Mains Preparation

How to qualify mains exam for Clerk/PO

IBPS conducts the exams for the clerk, PO, SO, RRBs on a large scale but this time IBPS change the exam pattern for clerk and PO. The pattern of clerk and PO exam will be two phase Tier 1 & Tier 2.In this article, we give the information about Tier 2 i.e. Mains Exam for the clerk as well as PO.Here we inform you pattern of mains exam,syllabus and others.

Date for mains exam through IBPS clerk for  31.12.2016 & 01.01.2017 and for PO mains exam 20.11.2016

What is IBPS Mains Exam?

IBPS Mains have 5 subjects within time 2 hours.There are 5 subjects as follows: Reasoning Ability Test,English Language,Qualitative Aptitude,Computer Knowledge and General Awareness. For the interview, you must have to clear this exam.

Exam pattern of Mains

 Serial No. Subject Questions Marks Duration
 1 Reasoning Ability Test 50 50
 2  English Language 40  40
 3  Qualitative Aptitude  50  50  2 Hours
 4  Computer Knowledge  20 20
 5  General Awareness  40 40
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Detailed syllabus for mains exam for clerk/PO

There are five subjects for the mains exam of clerk/PO as detailed :

  1. Reasoning – This topic mainly checks you mental skill and reflexes so that you can show off your presence of mind. This set of questions consists mainly of logical reasoning, Syllogisms, Blood relation questions, Input output, coding relations, alphanumeric series, ranking and direction test, data sufficiency, coded inequalities and much more.
  2. English Language – This set of questions is in the IBPS Syllabus to check your language skills as most of the official documentation is done in the English language. It consists of comprehension reading and writing, cloze test, fill in the blanks questions, multiple meaning or error spotting questions, para jumbles and some other questions from various categories.
  3. Quantitative Aptitude – It checks you calculations skills and is consisting these topics as mentioned – Simplification, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number Systems, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Sequence & Series, Permutation, Combination & Probability, Data Interpretation.
  4. General Awareness – This section consists of general questions about geography, history and present day laws about banking and more. It also talks about current affairs and what is happening around in India and the world these days.
  5. Computer Knowledge – Some of the main topics that this section covers are – Hardware, Software, Database, Communication, Networking (LAN, WAN, MAN), Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application), Security Tools, Virus, Hacker, MS Windows & MS Office, Logic Gates,  Number System,  History of Computers etc.
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Distribution of question with topics

 

Qualitative Aptitude

 Topic Expected number of questions
 NUMBER SYSTEMS  3
 RATIO & PROPORTION, PERCENTAGE & AVERAGES  3
 PROFIT & LOSS  2
 MIXTURES & ALLEGATION 1
 SIMPLE INTEREST & COMPOUND INTEREST & SURDS & INDICES  1
 TIME & DISTANCE  2
 MENSURATION – CYLINDER, CONE, SPHERE  1
 SEQUENCE & SERIES  5
 PERMUTATION COMBINATION & PROBABILITY  5
 QUADRATIC EQUATIONS  5
 DATA INTERPRETATION  20

 

Reasoning

 Topic Expected number of questions
 SITTING ARRANGEMENT  10
 TABULATION  5
 LOGICAL REASONING  5-10
 SYLLOGISM  5
 INPUT OUTPUT  0-5
 CODING DECODING 5
 ALPHANUMERIC SERIES  0-5
 RANKING/DIRECTION/ALPHABET TEST  0-5
 DATA SUFFICIENCY  0-5
 CODED INEQUALITIES  5
 NON VERBAL REASONING  5-7

English

 Topic Expected number of questions
READING COMPREHENSION 10
CLOZE TEST 10
MULTIPLE MEANING WORDS/ERROR SPOTTING 0-5
PARAGRAPH COMPLETION/SENTENCE CORRECTION 5
PARAJUMBLES 5
MISCELLANEOUS 5
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General Awareness

  • Current Affairs of last six months especially reference to Banking Industry.
  • Questions on Indian Economy
  • International Economy
  • UNO
  • Indian Constitution Questions
  • Marketing
  • Awards & Honors Sports
  • Finance
  • Agriculture
  • History of Banking
  • Countries / currencies
  • Books & Their Authors
  • Banking Terms
  • RBI Functions, Fiscal-Monetary Policies, etc

Computer Topic

Serial No. Topic Name
1 Number System
2 History of Computers
3 Hardware
4 Software
5 Database (introduction)
6 Communication (Basic Introduction)
7 Networking (LAN, WAN)
8 Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application)
9 Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
10 MS Windows & MS Office
11 Logic Gates

How to boost your score

 S.No. Topic name No. of questions to be attempted with 90-99% accuracy Time allocation for each section Expected score
 1  General Awareness  25-30 15 min.  23-26
 2 Computer Knowledge 16-18 10 min. 14-16
 3 English Language 20-25 25 min. 15-20
 4 Reasoning Ability 26-30 30 min. 23-27
 5 Qualitative Aptitude 18-22 40 min. 16-20
Total 105-125 120 min=2 hrs 91-109
Updated: August 25, 2016 — 9:17 am

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