IBPS Clerk 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS Prelims Exam is of 100 marks of 1-hour duration with 20 minutes for each section.

  • The Prelims Stage of IBPS PO will have three sections of a total duration of 1 Hour.
  • There will be a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks individually for each section to be decided by IBPS.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 
Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (in minutes)
English Language 30 30 20
Numerical Ability 35 35 20
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20
Total 100 100 60

IBPS Clerk 2023 Main Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk Mains Exam has 190 questions that need to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

  • The IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will have a total of 190 questions with a duration of 160 Minutes.
  • There will be four sections in the IBPS Clerk Exam for Mains with different sectional timings.
  • Earlier, the Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Sections used to be conducted separately. But, as per the recent update by IBPS, both these sections have been amalgamated together constituting a total of 50 Marks.
IBPS Mains Exam Pattern
Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (in minutes)
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45
English Language 40 40 35
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35
Total 190 200 160
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