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Staff selection commission CGL Tier I Exam Pattern-Syllabus


The following detailed SSC CGL syllabus for Tier I exam will also give you a section-wise preparation strategy along with an overall look for all topics in the syllabus. It will tell you the mark distribution so that you can decide which topics to prepare first and how much time to devote to them.

Exam Pattern 

Subject Questions Marks Time
General Intelligence
& Reasoning
25 50 60 minutes (Total)For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
TOTAL 100 200

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General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Preliminary Exam

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 A composite time of 60 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that need to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are merged together and will constitute of 50 questions that need to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted  both in English and in Hindi.

No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning:

Analogy, Classification, Word formation, Statement and conclusions Syllogism, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Passage and conclusions, Alphabet test, Series Test, Number, Ranking and time sequence, Direction Sense Test, Decision making test, Figure series, Input/output, Assertion and reasoning, Sitting Arrangement.

Non-Verbal Reasoning:

Series test, Odd figure Out, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Ratio and proportion, Averages, Time and work, Speed, Distance and time, Mixture and allegation Stocks and shares, Percentages, Partnership, Clocks, Volume and Surface Area, Bar & Graphs, Line charts, Tables

Height and Distances, Logarithms, Permutation and combinations, Simple and compound interest, Equations, Probability, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss and Discount, Mensuration, Elements of Algebra, Data Interpretation, Pie charts.

Computer Knowledge:

Basics of Hardware and software, Windows operating system basics, Internet terms and services, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)

History of computers, Networking and communication, Database basics, Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses.

General Awareness:

Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months, Overview of Indian Financial System, History of Indian banking system, Recent credit and monetary policies introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc, abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Banking Terms, important Government Schemes on capital & money market.