IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2022: Mains, Prelims Syllabus PDF

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Clerk Exam 2022 ( IBPS Clerk )


Exam On: 28 Aug '22

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Updated on Jul 8, 2022 15:16 IST

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2022 plays an important part in exam preparation. IBPS syllabus help candidates in formulating a preparation strategy for each section of the exam. Going through IBPS Clerk syllabus, candidates can make out which topics are important for the prelims and mains exams. To do well in the exam, it is necessary to remain acquainted with the latest IBPS Clerk syllabus. IBPS Clerk 2022 syllabus mainly comprises topics and sub-topics from Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Aptitude, and General/ Financial Awareness. www.ibps.in recruitment 2022 will be conducted to select candidates for the posts of Clerks in 11 participating banks. Read below for more details on IBPS Clerk syllabus. 

What is IBPS Clerk Syllabus?

IBPS Clerk syllabus is divided into prelims and mains exams. The first step towards preparation is getting hold of IBPS Clerk syllabus. Bank Clerk syllabus is more or less similar to any other bank exam. The standard of the IBPS syllabus is of high school and graduation level. All the questions in both IBPS Clerk 2022 prelims and mains exam are objective types. With the help of IBPS Clerk syllabus, students can plan their studies and focus on topics that require more time. It also helps to master the concepts of topics. 

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Is IBPS Clerk Exam tough?

The overall difficulty level of IBPS Clerk prelims exam is moderate. IBPS Clerk Quantitative Aptitude syllabus is vast and comprises lots o topics. English Language section is easy and Reasoning section is moderate. The overall paper of IBPS Clerk mains is moderate in terms of difficulty level. The Reasoning section remains moderate to difficult, Quantitative Aptitude is moderate, General/Financial Awareness is moderate and English Language is moderate.

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus Overview

IBPS Clerk exam is conducted every year for recruitment to the post of Clerks. To prepare for the exam, candidates must know IBPS Clerk syllabus. Candidates can check below the overview of the ibps clerk 2021 syllabus.

Parameters Details

Exam Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Name of Exam

IBPS Clerk 2022



Selection Process



Marks Segregation for
IBPS Clerk Exam

Prelims: 100 Marks

Mains: 200 Marks

Duration of Exam

IBPS Clerk Prelims: 1 Hour

IBPS Clerk Mains: 2 Hour 40 Minutes

Marking scheme

1 mark each for every correct answer in Online Test

Negative marking

1/4th of the marks assigned to the question in MCQs

Mode of Examination


Language of examination

English, Hindi and 13 regional languages

IBPS Clerk syllabus 2022 for Preliminary Exam

IBPS Clerk prelims syllabus 2022 comprises topics from Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. According to IBPS Clerk exam pattern, the question paper comprises 100 questions. The maximum mark allotted for the test is 100. The duration of the test is 60 minutes. IBPS Clerk Quantitative Aptitude syllabus comprises topics from Data Interpretation, Number Series, Mesuration, Probability, Permutation and Combination and many more. IBPS prelims syllabus for different sections is given below.

Reasoning Ability

Seating Arrangements





Data Sufficiency

Blood Relations

Order and Ranking

Alphanumeric Series

Distance and Direction

Verbal Reasoning


English Language

Cloze Test

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Sentence Improvement

Sentence Correction

Para jumbles

Fill in the Blanks

Para/Sentence Completion

IBPS Clerk Maths Syllabus

Number Series

Data Interpretation

Simplification/ Approximation

Quadratic Equation

Data Sufficiency



Profit and Loss

Ratio and Proportion

Work, Time, and Energy

Time and Distance



Simple and Compound Interest

Permutation and Combination


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IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus 2022

After clearing the prelims exam, candidates need to prepare for the mains exam. IBPS Clerk syllabus 2022 of mains exam is divided into four sections: Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and General/ Financial Awareness. The test paper comprises a total of 190 questions. The total marks for the test are 200. The duration of the test is 160 minutes. Candidates can check below IBPS Clerk mains syllabus 2022.

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

The topics that candidates need to cover under the Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude section are given below along with its weightage.

Important Topics IBPS Clerk Topic Wise Weightage 2022

Linear Seating Arrangement

5 Questions

Circular Seating Arrangement

5 Questions

Number series

5 Questions

Coding and Decoding

5 Questions

Math Inequalities

5 Questions


5 Questions

Data Sufficiency

3 Questions

Direction Sense

2 Questions

Arrangement & Pattern

5 Questions

MS Office

6 Questions

Computer Hardware

6 Questions

Computer Software

5 Questions

Computer Memory

5 Questions


5 Questions


3 Questions

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IBPS Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Quantitative Aptitude syllabus comprises the topics that are included in the Numerical Ability section of IBPS Clerk syllabus of prelims exam. In addition to that, candidates in the mains exam should study the following topics.

Topics IBPS Clerk Topic Wise Weightage 2022


15 Questions

Arithmetic and Geometry

15 Questions

Data Interpretation

5 Questions


5 Questions

IBPS Clerk Syllabus for English Language

The topics to be covered under English Language section of IBPS Clerk along with their weightages are given below:

Topics IBPS Clerk Topic Wise Weightage 2022

Reading Comprehension

10 Questions (1 Passage)

Grammar (Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks)

5 Questions

Vocabulary (Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement)

10 Questions

Verbal Ability (Para Jumbles)

5 Questions

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF for General/ Financial Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Monetary Plans
  • Indian Financial System
  • Introduction to National Institutions
  • Indian Banking System
  • Banking Terms

Candidates must look into previous years’ IBPS Clerk question papers to know the weightage of sub-topics under each section of the prelims and mains exam.

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Best Books for IBPS Clerk 2022

Candidates may find many books in the market to prepare for IBPS Clerk. But they should choose the books that cover the entire IBPS Clerk syllabus 2022. Here are few books for IBPS Clerk which candidates can refer for the exam.

Subjects Books for IBPS Clerk

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude Test by NK Singh
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Agarwal
  • Quickest Mathematics by Kiran Publications

Reasoning Ability

  • Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal 
  • Bank Clerk Preliminary Examination by Arihant

English Language

  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin 
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

General Awareness

  • The Pearson General Knowledge Manual by Edgar Thorpe 
  • Banking Awareness by Javed Siddiqui


  • Computer Awareness by Arihant

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2022 FAQs

Q. Does IBPS prescribes the syllabus for Clerk?

A. No, the syllabus is not prescribed by IBPS. 

Q. How is IBPS Clerk syllabus formulated?

A. IBPS Clerk syllabus is formulated by the experts based on the previous years' question papers. 

Q. What is IBPS Clerk prelims syllabus 2022?

A. The syllabus of IBPS Clerk prelims exam comprises topics from Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.

Q. What is the syllabus for IBPS Clerk mains exam?

A. IBPS Clerk syllabus for the mains exam comprises topics from Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General/ Financial Awareness.

Q. Which are the important topics for IBPS Clerk English section?

A. The important topics for IBPS Clerk English section are Fill in the Blanks, Rearrangement, Spotting Errors, Reading Comprehension and Synonyms, Antonyms for English. 

Q. What are the important topics for the IBPS Clerk Quantitative Aptitude section?

A. In Quantitative Aptitude section of IBPS Clerk, candidates need to focus on Simplification, Number Systems, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Sequence and Series, etc. 

Q. What are the important topics for IBPS Clerk Reasoning section?

A. In the Reasoning section of the IBPS Clerk exam, candidates need to focus on Seating Arrangements, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, etc. 

Q. How can I prepare for IBPS Clerk GK section?

A. To prepare IBPS Clerk GK section, candidates should read newspapers and watch news channels. 

Q. How can I prepare for IBPS Clerk exam?

A. To prepare for IBPS Clerk exam, candidates should practice previous years' question papers, clear their basics and concepts, attempt mock tests, etc. 

Q. How can I prepare IBPS Clerk Seating Arrangement topics?

A. With practice, candidates will be able to master their skills in solving Seating Arrangement questions. 

Q. Is there any negative marking in IBPS Clerk exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking in IBPS Clerk exam. 0.25 marks are deducted as a penalty for wrong answers.

Q. Is it useful to solve mock test for IBPS Clerk exam?

A. Yes, it is important to solve the mock tests for IBPS Clerk exam. The mock tests help candidates to improve speed and accuracy. Also, it gives candidates idea about the overall structure of the exam.

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