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IBPS Clerk Exam 2013 – New Syllabus & Pattern


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS): IBPS Exam is a gateway to Bank Jobs. Public Sector Banks give opportunity to both graduates and undergraduates to join the lucrative bank jobs. There are nineteen public sector banks which are providing written exam facilities to the desiring candidates. Jobs have been made available due to the efforts of Human Resources and Development.

Exam for the post of Clerk can be undertaken by students who have secured 60% marks from an institution which has been given government approval. Some banks have their own rules regarding recruitment.

People from India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet can sit for this particular exam. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has been accepted at National level. Mass level clerical exam has gained popularity down almost forty years of existence of this autonomous body. The body is registered under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. Through this channel candidates look forward to unbiased and efficient recruitment to a good position in the bank.

Desiring candidates should be at least 18 years of age and not above 28 years. SC candidates are given 5 year relaxation period and backward communities are allowed a 3 year period as relaxation offer. Candidates who are in some way disabled they are given a relaxation of ten years. Nine years of relaxation are given to widows.

More about IBPS Clerk Exam 2013

Common Bank Entrance Exams conducted for the candidates of IBPS called CWE. Score of Common written examination is used by banks to recruit candidates on various posts. Only candidates securing specified scores as mentioned by banks through notifications can apply for interviews or selection. However, no participating bank of IBPS exam will ask for any other qualification or specified percentage other than that asked at time of CWE.

Exam for the posts of Clerks in this banking sector is not everyone’s cup of tea. The exam is tough and not an easy thing which is to be taken lightly.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2013 Syllabus

IBPS clerk exam syllabus is similar to the syllabus that is given out for IBPS RRB Assistant Exam 2012. Only difference in both the exams is the number of questions that one has to answer. There is also a difference in total number of marks that are awarded.

Tests conducted for the post of clerk with IBPS are in reasoning, numerical aptitude, general awareness, English Language, Hindi Language and Computer Knowledge.

Pattern of IBPS 2013 examination

General Reasoning part of the IBPS paper is of 50 marks in which each question is of one mark each. Question in English Language paper are of 1/2 mark each. There are total of fifty questions to be answered by the candidate. In Quantitative Aptitude there are fifty questions of fifty marks. General Awareness paper is of fifty marks and has fifty questions in it. It is the same with Computer Knowledge paper.

An essay, précis or a letter is also part of this paper. This question carries twenty five marks. 210 minutes are awarded for this written test.

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