IBPS Clerk Exam 2013- Syllabus, Pattern and Question papers

A Comprehensive guide for every IBPS Clerk CWE Candidate

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducting its Common Written Examination CWE for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre staff in the participating Banks. Currently the following Banks are participating in IBPS CWE Clerk Exam 2013

IBPS CWE Clerk Exam 2013 Participating Banks
• Allahabad Bank
• Canara Bank
• Indian Overseas Bank
• UCO Bank
• Andhra Bank
• Central Bank of India
• Oriental Bank of Commerce
• Union Bank of India
• Bank of Baroda
• Corporation Bank
• Punjab National Bank
• United Bank of India
• Bank of India
• Dena Bank
• Punjab & Sind Bank
• Vijaya Bank
• Bank of Maharashtra
• Indian Bank
• Syndicate Bank

Eligibility for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment Examination 2013:
Candidate must be a graduate in any discipline with essential knowledge in computers. Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory. You have to be profiicent in the local language of the area you are applying for. The candidates applying for the examination should be between age group 20 years to 28 years.

IBPS CWE Clerk Exam 2013 Selection Procedure:

The exam takers are supposed to write an online written examination with a duration of  hours. (Detailed Syllabus and Pattern are given below). The online written examination of IBPS Clerical CWE 2013 is tentatively scheduled on
30 November 2013
1 December 2013
7 December 2013
8 December 2013
14 December 2013 and
5 December 2013

IBPS Interview
The successful Candidates who qualified the CWE Clerks examination will be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Banks

IBPS Clerical Cadre Allotment
As per the marks secured in the examination and the interview, candidates will be appointed according to the state/UT wise vacancies with due consideration to the reservation rules of the Central/ State Government.

IBPS Clerical CWE 2013 Question Pattern

IBPS Clerical CWE 2013 is a 2 hour (120 minutes) examination and will have 200 objective type Questions for you to solve. The examination will have the following 5 sections with 40 marks each for each section.

The main sections of the exam with maximum marks available for each section

  • Reasoning – 40 marks
  • English Language – 40 marks
  • Numerical Ability – 40 marks
  • General Awareness and  – 40 marks
  • Computer Knowledge.  – 40 marks

IBPS Clerical Grade Exam 2013 Syllabus

1. General Awareness : Questions are asked from geography, history, science, economics, sports, constitution, politics, history, banking, culture etc. Give due Consideration to Current Affairs especially the happenings in Banking arena

2. English Language – Reading comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Finding grammatical errors , Sentence completion, Para jumbles , Synonymous and Antonyms, word formation. In Comprehension questions are asked for deriving conclusion, theme detection, passage completion and the topic Rearrangement of passage

3. Numerical Ability & Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic & Data Interpretation, which includes bar graphs, pie-charts, line graphs & tabulation. Roots, Average, Ratio, Time & Work, Time and Distance, Percentage, Profit & loss etc. include the Arithmetic quotient. clocks, volume & surface area, height & distances, logarithms, permutation & combination, simple & compound interest and probability

4.  Reasoning can be verbal and non verbal. Verbal includes classification, analogy, decision making, word formation, series, decoding & coding, blood relation, symbol & notation, statement & conclusion, sitting arrangement and problem solving. Non Verbal includes series completion, finding any missing figure and classification.

5. Computer Knowledge, Computer Awareness – Basic questions in MS Office suite, Windows, internet, operating systems, computer networks, internet, E-commerce, the basic computer architecture, terminology, EFT systems, acronyms. Take a look at current affairs on Computer area.

The Strategies to Crack the IBPS Clerk recruitment examination 2013

In one of our  forum post Muneeshwar sir given a good article on “how to crack the IBPS Clerical Examination?” He says “As any competitive examination, IBPS Clerical selection test also requires constant, continuous and dedicated preparation. You may not get into the creamy selected layer for the first and second time, but constant efforts will definitely get you there. Don’t give up with one or two attempts.”  Read the full forum post here How to pass IBPS Clerical Exam ?

IBPS Clerk Exam 2013 Study Materials

We are providing Free study materials for IBPS Clerk Examination 2013 for Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Reasoning Ability section and for computer awareness. Please follow the links below for the materials

Online Model Examinations for IBPS Clerk Practice

We are also providing some online model examinations for General Awareness and English Language sections of IBPS Clerk Examination. These model exams are good for preparation, because it resembles the IBPS online Clerk examination to an extent. It is having about 25000 questions and your question paper is randomly made out of this question bank. You can also check and review your answers with the correct ones. Check the following links for respective online model exams

English Language online model exam for IBPS Clerks
General Awareness Free model examinations for IBPS Clerk CWE

Model Question papers for IBPS CWE for Clerk recruitment exam 2013

A good amount of Model Question papers are also available from our forums, different members collected and posted the model question papers for IBPS Clerk examination. Check the links below

Previous year question papers of IBPS Clerk Examination

Solving and Practicing with the previous year question papers of IBPS Clerical Grade examination is a great way to prepare for the examination. These question papers will make you familiar with the IBPS Question pattern, Difficulty, time restrictions etc., so that you can plan accordingly for the real IBPS CWE exam 2013.