IBPS Clerk Study Plan and Syllabus

IBPS clerk exam is coming closer and students are excited about this. Last year it was seen that many students who prepared for just few weeks scored very good marks whereas students with wrong approach and preparation methods failed. Today I am going to share proven study plan and syllabus of clerk exam. Before reading this study plan read IBPS clerk books list. Some of you haven't started yet, read then read this plan twice :-

Read IBPS Clerk 12 days study plan

Quantitative aptitude

Most of the students fails because of quantitative section. Syllabus of this section is very vast. I have already shared IBPS quantitative section syllabus in my previous article.

It is a well known fact that there is a lack of time to solve every question. One thing that I found common in winners is that they find and discover shortcuts and tricks to solve questions quickly, In my maths tricks series, I tried to share every shortcut I discovered.
I highly recommend RS Aggarwal's Quantitative aptitude, this is the Bible of quantitative aptitude. In this book you will find wide range of questions from various papers, but this book doesn't teach basic fundamentals. If you want to learn basic fundamentals then buy Quicker Maths by M. Tyra. This book will teach you all he basic concepts.


This section takes few days for preparation. All you need to do is practice all kind of questions. There are merely a dozen type of questions in this section. As the difficulty level is moderate, you don't need to go in depth.
  • Mirror images questions
  • Sitting arrangement 
  • Round table sitting arrangement 
  • Series

For reasoning section there is just one complete book, that is A modern approach to verbal and non-verbal reasoning. This is a big book, you need not to solve every question but solving 15-20 questions of every chapter.


It is very difficult to score in this section within a month but to crack IBPS clerk exam you don't need to be an expert in English. You just need to know tricks to attempt certain types of questions. Various types of questions that appears in IBPS Clerk exam frequently :-
  • Reading comprehension 
  • Sentence completion 
  • Para jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks 
  • Finding grammatical errors 
  • Synonymous and Antonyms

You need just one book for this section, this is Essential English in use. This book is published by Cambridge university press and the best grammar book in the world. Don't buy any other book. Read newspaper or a good blog online to improve your online reading speed.

General awareness

Syllabus of general awareness is very vast. Questions can be asked from geography, history, science, economics etc. It is clearly mentioned in every notification by IBPS that special attention will be given to banking and financial services sector. You can read my general awareness series to prepare for this section.

I highly recommend you to buy India Book, this book is published by Government of India. It is hard to find this book in the market. Test setters use this book to make questions. Don't buy any private publishers book for this section.

Computer section

Most of the students pass this section, only a few with limited knowledge of computers fails to pass in this section. You need basic proficiency in computers to clear this section. You can download computer ebooks from my previous post. Don't buy any book for this section.

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  2. Sorry for very late reply.

    I have updating this blog regularly this lots of tricks and techniques.

    Last time me and a friend of mine prepared for IBPS PO for 2 weeks. He was good at english and Quantitative was my strong part. At the end we scored 177 and I scored 166.
    We score really bad in Reasoning section. If there were 3 there friends and a Reasoning freak in in the team, I am sure we all would have scored 190+

    You can get some books here http://www.bankexamstoday.com/2013/04/Best-IBPS-Books-for-Preparation.html

    I have shared all the previous questions papers I have. Uploaded many notes and still trying to find time to post more.

    Stay updated. You can subscribe by email if you don't want to miss anything :)

    1. Mr.raman how u scored 166.. Give me some tips by the way of answering in exam. Me preparing for clerk.

    2. I am doing this from past many weeks
      please check http://www.bankexamstoday.com/2013/07/quantitative-aptitude-preparation.html

  3. Bandari Santosh ReddyOctober 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    what should i do to improve quantitative apptitude section as in many exams i failed because of this section .suggest me the books.does coaching help ;upload complete strategy to adopt ibps 2013 within these 2months .and present exam cutoffs and some inspirational stories ,,,howmuch time a day should one dedicate to crack ibps pos (for average student)....i thank u if complete information to above mentioned concerns are uploaded at the earliest.

    1. 1) I have already shared many articles reagarding IBPS strategies.
      2) Finf list of best books for IBPS PO here

      3) Find notes and techniques here


  4. Hi Raman,,Please help me in GK section ..Do prescribe me with a magazine or book,so that i can score good in coming clerk exam.I have very less time and really very confused!!

    1. Hi Monalisha,
      Read an English newspaper everyday. This will help you to increase your score in English and GK.
      I highly recommend you to purchase India Book, here is purchase link :-

      Warm Regards and Best of luck
      Ramandeep Singh

  5. Replies
    1. Read this

    2. You can buy IBPSClerk exam notes here

  6. Hell Ramandeep Ji.... Firstly thanks for sharing good links for preparation IBPS Clerk. Can u give me any link for Quantitative aptitude shortcut tips.....?

    1. Hi Hansraj,
      Here are link



  7. Hiii.,......ramandeep sir....I like ur post very much....I want to talk to u personally... Can I have ur phone no...

  8. Hello sir ....this is Shashank.... I like ur post very much .....can I have ur mob no.....thanks

    1. Yes sure, send me an email to monty.exe@gmail.com
      Will you my number via email.

  9. Hi where can i get solved quantitative ap questions for po for practice and i am really bad at math, how can i make this right?

  10. sir how many marks should at least we have to get selection in clerk 3 as you have any idea about the vacant vacancies in psu for the sc catagory .. kindly give some tips to score higher and higher marks so that i can do well in examination .................

  11. sir, While practicing I am gud in quantitative aptitude, but at ibps online exam I can't able to pick the easiest questions while navigating, so I get nervous at last time... How to overcome these situation and choose questions? Maximum how much time should I take to solve one data interpretation questions?
    plz help..

  12. sir,i prepare the exam very well.but during exam i get the fear...so how can avoid this plm?

  13. Ramandeep singh ji......can u help me to prepare for IBPS SPL officer exam :)

  14. sir am haritha... waiting 4 your reply... i attended 145 in ibps clerk with 95% accuracy. any chance.....????

  15. plz send me the general awareness material in use the sbi clerk & ibps rrb of my email ac/ nehal_makwana94@yaho.com plz plz plz

  16. thanks for the detailed info about the syllabus

  17. Sir am confuse when seen sitting arrangement qustn like t sitting 4th right of a ..that mean how to take ....like that am confuse please tell me

  18. Sir please help in sitting arrangement like a sitting 3liftof s ....like that am confuse so what am do to get clarity in that

  19. i want buy a ebook
    but send me index of all topic

  20. Sir,
    2014 officer scale 1 score 104 obc................. in hindi speaking states
    2013 officer scale 1 score 111 obc .................. received call from karntaka and bengal........
    do reply sir as your suggestion have been fruitful.....

  21. sir how many current affairs will be there out of 40 in ibps clerk?


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