IBPS Clerk (CWE)
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Sample Test Paper-1

  • 100 Questions
  • 100 Marks

The journey of IBPS is commenced with a major event in the economic arena of the country; the Nationalisation of 14 major Banks in 1969.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Written Exam (CWE) every year to the recruit eligible and dynamic candidates. The exam is conducted for clerical cadre, among others, in multiple banks all over the nation.IBPS Clerk Exam is a 2 tier process comprising of Prelims and the Main Online Exam. No interview is held for selection for this post. All public sector banks use CRP as a base to fill the vacancies for this post.

For further information regarding the sylllabus, exam pattern, important dates etc., aspirants can get all the information below. Log on to the official website to apply online or to check other important details.

IBPS Clerk (CWE) Conducting Body:

IBPS Clerk Common Written Exam (CWE) is organized by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The exam is conducted to select young professionals for the clerical posts in the Public Sector Banks across the country.The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), a recruitment body, have an aim to encourage the recruitment of candidates in Public Sector Banks in India. IBPS conducts this exam every year for the post of Clerk.

IBPS Clerk (CWE) Important Dates:



Registration Date

July 2024

Application Date

July 2024

Admit Card

Will be updated soon 

Preliminary Exam Date




Mains Exam Date


Result Date

Mode to apply


Link to apply

Click here

Official Notification

Check here

IBPS Clerk (CWE) Selection Procedure:

The IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure consists of two stages:-

  • Preliminary Examination

  • Mains Examination

The applicants have to qualify in both the stages to get selected for the post of Clerk. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks of the Mains exam.

IBPS Clerk (CWE) Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination:- The IBPS Clerk CWE is an Online examination that is held with an aim to test the intellect, aptitude, and standard of English language of the candidates. The Paper pattern of the prelims exam is as follows:-

Name of Tests (Objective Type)

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

English Language



20 min.

Numerical Ability



20 min.

Reasoning Ability



20 min.




01 hour


  • There is a provision of negative marking. 1/4th of the marks gets deducted.

  • Candidates need to solve each test section of the question paper in the stipulated time duration of 20 minutes

  • Candidates need to secure the minimum cut-off mark (to be decided by IBPS) in each section.

Mains Examination:- The Mains exam has 4 sections and a total of 190 questions. The total time duration of the mains exam is 180 minutes, but each section needs to be completed in a specific time duration. It is mendatory for the candidates to complete the questions with in given time period.

Name of Tests 

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

General/ Financial Awareness



35 min.

General English



40 min.

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



60 min.

Quantitative Aptitude



45 min.




180 min.

Letter Writing & Essay



30 min.

IBPS Clerk (CWE) Eligibility Criteria:-

  • Age Criteria:- 20 Years to 28 Years

  • Age Relaxation:


Age relaxation


5 years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

PwD (Persons With Disabilities)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Accurate period of service in the Defence forces and 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subjects to a maximum limit of 50 years.

Ex-servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs

(for the post of Officers) 5 years

Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated and not remarried

(only for the Office Assistants post) 9 years

Persons domiciled in the Kashmir of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years.

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Regular employees retrenched from service from the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal (for Madhya Pradesh state only)

5 years

IBPS Clerk (CWE) Educational Qualification

  • Graduation in any discipline or an equivalent qualification.

  • Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Computer/ IT as one of the subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.

  • Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/ UT(should know the language to read/write and speak the official language of that State/UT).

  • Ex servicemen, who do not possess the above qualifications, should at least be matriculated. Ex servicemen who have obtained corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force or the Army Special Certificate of Education after having completed minimum 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the union.

IBPS Clerk (CWE) Exam Syllabus:

The syllabus for the exam is as follows and candidates can prepare for the exam according to the given syllabus.


English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Cloze Test

  • Para jumbles

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Error Spotting

  • Paragraph Completion

Quantitative Ability :

  • Mixtures & Allegations

  • Profit & Loss

  • Simplification

  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest

  • Work & Time

  • Time & Distance

  • Mensuration

  • Data Interpretation

  • Number Systems

  • Sequence & Series

  • Combination &Probability

Reasoning :

  • Alphanumeric Series

  • Coded Inequalities

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Puzzle

  • Tabulation

  • Syllogism

  • Blood Relations

  • Coding Decoding


General/Financial Awareness

  • Financial Awareness

  • General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs

English Language 

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Grammar

  • Verbal Ability

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

  • Blood Relations

  • Code Inequalities

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Directions and Distances

  • Ordering and Ranking

  • Input Output

  • Seating Arrangement

  • Syllogism

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Internet

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Memory

  • Computer Abbreviation

  • Microsoft Office

  • Computer Hardware & Software

  • Operating System

  • Computer Terminologies

Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Average

  • Data Interpretation

  • Average

  • Ratio and Percentage

  • Mensuration and Geometry

  • Quadratic Equation

  • Interest

  • Problems of Ages

  • Profit and Loss

  • Number Series

  • Time and Work

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Speed, Distance and Time

  • Linear Equation

  • Probability

  • Mixture and Allegations

IBPS Clerk (CWE) FAQs:

Ques 1. From where can a applicant get the information regarding the IBPS Clerk exam?

Ans. A applicant can get the information from the official website.

Ques 2. How can a candidate apply for the exam?

Ans. A applicant can apply for a post Online from the official website.

Ques 3. What is the age limit required for the exam?

Ans. The candidate's age must not be less than 20 years and must not be more than 28 years.

Ques 4. What is the age limit for the Reserved category?

Ans. Yes, there is relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

Ques 5. What is the qualification required for the exam?

Ans. Applicants must have completed Graduation or equivalent from any recognised University.

Ques 6. Is there any provision of fee exemption for Reserved category?

Ans. No, there is no such provision.

Ques 7. Is there sectional timing for Pre exam?

Ans. Yes, 20 minutes are allotted for each section and candidate can not swap between the sections.

Ques 8. Is language of the exam English?

Ans. No, the exam is in Bilingual except the English language paper.

Ques 9. Is there a provision of negative marking for the exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a provision of negative marking in the Pre. 0.25 marks get deducted.

Ques 10. Which documents to be uploaded while filling the form?

Ans. Following are the documents:

  • Signature

  • Photograph

  • Left Thumb Impression

  • A Handwritten Declaration.

Ques 11. What should be the size of the photograph?

Ans. The size should be 4.5 cm by 3.5 cm.

Ques 12. From where can a applicant get the content of Handwritten Declaration?

Ans. The content is given below:

"I ____ (candidate's name) hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the documents as and when required."

The content must be written in Black pen.

Ques 13. How many times can a applicant appear for the Clerk exam?

Ans. There is no such restriction.

Ques 14. Is there Interview for the exam ?

Ans. No.

Ques 15. Is there any Language Proficiency Test?

Ans. Yes, the LPT is held for the Mains qualifier candidates.

Ques 16. What precautions should be taken by a candidate while filling up the Online Application Form?

Ans. Please read the instructions attentive before filling up the Online Application Form.

Conclusion: This exam offers a great chance for eligible and desiring applicants who want to join Banking services. There various posts all over the nation in various Public Sector Banks . It is an online 2 tier exam. The aspirants must take the benefit of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. We the team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your future.

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