Tips for IBPS Clerk-X Exam 2020

Syllabus | Pattern | Tricks | Cut Off – IBPS Clerk-X Exam

Institute of banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has announced the notification of Clerk-X examination 2020-2021 in the Clerical Cadre. The vacancies are in the public sector Banks. Many candidates have filled the Online Application Form and it is estimated that more than 20 lakhs of candidates have filled the online application.

The vacancies are announced state-wise. This means that the respective states have the respective vacancies. The list of states and the vacancies have been posted in our previous article which you can find on our website.

Best Tricks & Tips for IBPS Clerk-X Exam 2020

Here we will discuss the syllabus of the examination, the pattern, and how to prepare for the examination. We are also here to help you to focus on the major portion and the portion of least importance. The list comprises of the sequence which you can avail by reading the article from the top to bottom.

Exam Pattern – IBPS Clerk-X Exam

IBPS has announced for the Online Examination for the Clerical Grade Posts. This examination has to be done in two phases i.e. the Preliminary Examination and the Mains Examination. The total marks allotted for Preliminary Examination is 100 Marks and the duration is of 1 Hour. The questions in the Pre-Examination will be Objective Type, means you have to select any one option from the five options. The total marks allotted for the Mains Examination is 200 Marks and the duration is of 2 Hours (Objective Type). The questions will be of bilingual nature except the questions of English Test.

Computer Based Examination (CBE) Structure

The basic structure of the Examination will be as follows:

  • Preliminary Examination:
Sr. NoSubjectsNo of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1.English Language3030Composite Time of 1 Hour
2.Numerical Ability3535
3.Reasoning Ability3535
  • Mains Examination:
Sr. NoSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted for Each Subject Separately
1.General English404035 Minutes
2.Computer Ability & Reasoning Ability506045 Minutes
3.Quantitative Aptitude505045 Minutes
4.General/Financial Awareness505035 Minutes

Marks Score Calculation – IBPS Clerk-X Exam

The correct marks obtained by each of the candidate in different sessions of the examination will be normalized using the formula of equiv-percentile method. There will be also a penalty of wrong answers chosen by the candidate in each of the examination. For an incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the correct answer. This means that if you got four incorrect answers, then 1 mark would be deducted from the correct answer. If you left the question blank without answering it, then no penalty would be entertained.

Cut-off Score (Mains Examination)

The cutoff score is fixed by the normalizing the total number of candidates appeared in the examination with the highest marks scored by the candidates. One has to get minimum cut-off score to be in the race. The marks should be on the higher side for the smooth recruitment without any hurdles being faced.

Major Topics to Prepare: More Focused Topics

Here we will give you the tips of how to prepare for the IBPS Examination and we will focus to the Preliminary Examination as it is regarded as the first step towards the success. We are giving you the detailed analysis of the topics which has been asked in the previous IBPS Examinations.

  • Numerical Ability and Reasoning: Profit & Loss (Marked Price and Selling Price Questions), Time & Distance (Mostly on Speed=Distance/Time: Simple Questions), Compound Interest, Time & Work (Questions Based on Tanks, Pipes, & Cistern), Mixtures and Allegation (Very Important: Milk and Water Mixture in Ratios), Discount, Questions on Boats & Streams (Least Important). Blood Relation, Sitting Arrangement, Syllogism, Directions, Venn Diagram (Most Important), Arithmetical Reasoning, Analogy and Word Based Problem.
  • English Language: Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Error Selection, Questions related to Passage, Questions based on Pie-Charts or Histograms, Para-jumbles, Vocabulary, Paragraph Completion.

Now hope you find the syllabus and the questions of most importance and least importance with ease. Now it depends on you how to crack the examination with full of energy and determination. Let us discuss some basics of the examination.

The Candidates can choose either Hindi/English language as per their convenience. The difficulty level of Reasoning will be similar to the quantitative aptitude of secondary level. It is a Clerk-Grade examination, so you don’t have to worry about the questions as they will be easy. The questions which you have studied in your secondary school will be based on that. So, there is no need to panic


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