Are you aspiring to become a bank employee in the public sector banks? How can you make sure that you are taking the right preparation for the upcoming exams? The IBPS Clerical exams follow a particular pattern. All you have to do is to crack the code and find out the pattern to follow and make your preparations more fruitful.
About IBPS Clerk Exam 2020
As time passed, the exams related to the bank posts have become tougher. The competition has also increased manifold. There is no place for any discrepancies. All you have is the syllabus and the information on the exam to be held. Let us begin with the information on the exam first.
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the exam conducting authority. Over the years, this authority has been redefining the way clerks and probationary officers are chosen for the respective banks. IBPS Clerk 2020 exam will provide excellent options to the youth. Here is a list of information you need to check before.
· The application window was open from 2nd September to 23rd September 2020
· The prelim exam date will start from 23rd November to 13th December 2020.
· The mains exam will be held on 24th January 2021.
· There will be two rounds of exams, prelims and mains.
· The prelims will have questions of 100 marks that have to be answered within an hour.
· The Mains exam will deliver a question paper of 200 marks. It has to be solved within a time limit of 2 hours 40 minutes.
· Each question will carry 1 mark.
· Answering a question wrong will deduct 0.25 marks from the aggregate.
· All the examinations will be conducted online in the certified centers.
· The medium of language is English or Hindi.
· The questions will be in multiple-choice format.
Syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2020 exam
Now that you have learned about the exam pattern and dates, here is what you should know about the syllabus.
The prelim syllabus contains the following subjects.
· English Language (reading comprehension, grammar, error detection, etc)
· Numerical Ability (data interpretation, data sufficiency, and other subjects related to mathematics)
· Reasoning Ability (subjects related to logical reasoning)
These are the broad subjects that will contain numerous small sections to be covered.
The IBPS main exam syllabus will cover the following subjects.
· General Awareness
· General English
· Reasoning Ability
· Computer Aptitude
· Quantitative Aptitude
The syllabus of these exams has not been changed for a few years. It means you will find many books and study material to support your preparation.
Exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2020
The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for this year is divided into two segments.
The prelim exam will follow this pattern this year.
· English Language (30 questions to be solved in 20 minutes)
· Numerical Efficiency (35 questions to be solved in 35 minutes)
· Reasoning Ability (35 questions to be solved in 35 minutes)
The total time allotted for this exam is 1 hour.
The main exam will follow this pattern.
· Computer efficiency and reasoning ability (50 questions to be solved in 45 minutes)
· Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions to be solved in 45 minutes)
· English Language (40 questions to be solved in 35 minutes)
· Financial knowledge and general awareness (50 questions to be solved in 35 minutes)
The examinees will get 2 hours 40 minutes to solve the questions.
What should an aspirant do?
The aspirants should be very intuitive regarding their preparations for the upcoming exams. They should learn the exam syllabus in detail. It is ideal to get good books from the top publishers. Remember to buy the latest versions so that you can add more knowledge to your preparation. You can also join the live classes taken by the mentors of different online study portals.
Prepare well and check your progress by availing of the mock test series offered online. Check your score and compare it with the IBPS Clerk Cut Off of the previous years. You will find out your progress and make the needful changes. This is how the successful candidates study and prepare themselves for the nationwide competitive exams for clerical positions in public-sector banks.