How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam

How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2017

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How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2017

How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam –

IBPS Clerk 2017 being one of the most important banking exams. For the candidates who are aiming to appear for this exam for the year 2017 must be well aware of the IBPS Clerk syllabus and exam pattern 2017. Let’s read what all is expected to be covered in different sections of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. You must also check the IBPS Clerk 2016 Paper Analysis to have a better practice and knowledge of the syllabus and exam pattern for the upcoming IBPS Clerk 2017.

How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2017

Take a look here to understand the exam pattern of IBPS clerk prelims as it will help you prepare better-

S. No.Name of SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1.English Language3030Total 1 hour (60 minutes)
2.Reasoning Ability3535
3.Numerical Ability3535


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What will be the expected pattern in IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam?

Here we are talking about changes in the exam pattern and its level. Yes, it is expected that the level of the questions can be increased in IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam since the number of IBPS Clerk 2017 Vacancies are less this time. The level and pattern of the questions were totally changed.

In this article, we will provide you analysis of IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam pattern. Thus, we will provide analysis of expected change in the pattern of the questions in upcoming IBPS Clerk 2017.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2017 for Preliminary Exam

As per the IBPS Clerk latest exam pattern, following syllabus is covered in the exam. Let’s check out the different sections of the Syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam in detail:

IBPS Clerk English Language Syllabus (30 Questions)

Following are the important topics covered in the English Language section of the syllabus-

TopicsWeightageExam Type
Comprehension Passage (Story based)8-10 marksOne or two passages are asked with antonyms & synonyms which can be of easy to moderate level.
Spellings/Detecting miss-spelt words0-5 marksErrors are needed to be detected in the sentences. These are usually of Easy to Moderate level.
Fill in the Blanks0-5 marksUsually the questions are asked in double fillers form comprising a level of easy to moderate.
Spotting Errors0-5 marksIn this you have to spot the error & it is expected to be of easy to moderate level.
Para jumbles0-5 marks5-6 sentences of a paragraph are need to be rearranged. These are usually of easy to moderate level.
Cloze test5-10 marksIt is a test in which one is asked to supply words that has been removed from the passage.

Look up our page on English language to know more about the syllabus and Exam pattern of IBPS clerk 2017.

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IBPS Clerk Numerical Ability Syllabus (35 Questions)

Questions in this section will be asked from following topics of the syllabus –

TopicsWeightageExam Type
Number Series5 marksThese types of questions include complete the series or find the missing/wrong term.
Simplification/ Approximation5-10 marksThis topic deals with different sub topics which are Percentage and Average, ratio & proportions, partnerships, Profit & loss, calculations of simple & compound interests etc.
Data Interpretation5-10 marks1-2 sets of DI are asked comprising of Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Missing Data Type Caselets.
Quadratic Equations0-5 marksIn this you have to solve the given two variables to know the relation between both the variables.
Miscellaneous10-12 marksThis section includes questions from topics like Age-based problems, Time Work and Wages, Mixture and Alligations, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit Loss and Discount, Boats and Streams, Probability

IBPS Clerk Reasoning Ability Syllabus (35 Questions)

This section would comprise of questions from following topics of the syllabus –

TopicsWeightageExam Type
Inequality5 marksCoded or Direct Inequality based questions are asked.
Sitting Arrangement/Puzzles15-20 marksQuestions are usually based on Linear/Circular or square arrangement & puzzles are usually row & floor based etc with 2-3 parameters.
Alphanumeric/ Number Series5 marksA series of alphabets are combined with numbers.
Miscellaneous10 marksThis section includes the question from topics like Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Order and Ranking etc.

Take our quizzes on reasoning to see the exam pattern of the IBPS clerk exam. You can also go through our article on IBPS clerk job profile and salary for some inspiration.

Right strategy can make you a winner – It is not impossible to clear Prelims Exam. You just need to have the right plan and strategy to crack it. The three things are extremely important in your preparation. Must follow and implement it –

1. Plan: Make a plan to crack the IBPS clerk exam. How can you do this? You should be completely aware of the syllabus and the exam pattern. Know all the sections and areas where you need to work. Make a study plan and follow the same on a regular basis.

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2. Prepare – Prepare yourself to beat the competition. How can you do this? If you think, you need to join the coaching classes, and then join it. But always remember, coaching classes never work until you are not doing self-study at home. Without self-study, you cannot crack the IBPS clerk. Just collect all the required materials which are important in your preparation. Study according to your plan. You should know the IBPS clerk exam pattern and syllabus by heart.  You should also check out the eligibility criteria of IBPS clerk to know if you qualify or not.

3. Practice / Test – It is very important to test yourself. Where do you stand? Where you lack? What is your weakness? Buy two or three Online Mock Test and test yourself. Attempt the test and do the analysis. This analysis will make you aware of your mistakes and will help you to overcome your weak areas of the syllabus. Also, Practice previous year sample papers. These exercises will surely boost your confidence level to prepare for upcoming IBSP Clerk 2017 Exam!

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