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IBPS CWE Clerk exam was announced in 2011, for the recruitment of officers and Clerks in Indian banks. IBPS CWE CLERK is mandatory for those who seek an employment in public sector and regional rural banks. Exams are organized at various locations in the country only in online mode. Aspirants have to go through an interview process after passing the online test. 

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IBPS CWE Clerk Syllabus

The IBPS CWE Clerk syllabus consists of two-phase one is the Preliminary examination and other is the Main Examination. 100 percent weightage will be given to the score obtained by the candidate in the online main examination. No interview will be conducted under CWE Clerks – V.

Preliminary Examination

Sr. No. Name of sections No. of questions Max. Marks Total Duration
1 English Language 30 30 1 Hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
  Total 100 100  

Note: There is a negative mark of 1/4th for every incorrect question. Candidates have to qualify each section decided by the IBPS.  For the Main examination, the candidate must be cleared IBPS CWE Clerk Preliminary examination.

Main Examination

Sr. No. Name of sections No. of questions Max. Marks Total Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 30 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 30 minutes
4 General awareness 40 40 25 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 20 minutes
  Total 200 200  

Note: There is a negative mark of 1/4th for every incorrect question.

IBPS CWE Clerk Exam Syllabus for different sections


Quantitative Aptitude


General Awareness

Computer Knowledge

Homonyms Ratio and proportion Classification Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months. Basics of Hardware and software
Antonyms Averages  Word formation Overview of Indian Financial System Windows operating system basics
Synonyms Time and work  Statement and conclusions History of Indian banking system. Internet terms and services
Word Formation Speed, Distance and time  Statement and assumptions Recent credit and monetary policies Basic Functionalities of MS-Office
Spelling Mixture and allegation Syllogism Introduction to National financial institutions and International organizations History of computers
Spotting Errors Stocks and shares Coding Decoding Abbreviations and Economic terminologies Networking and communication
Phrases and Percentages Blood Relations Banking Terms Database basics
Idioms Partnership Series Test Government Schemes on capital & money market. Basics of Hacking, Security Tools, and Viruses.
Direct and Indirect speech Clocks Direction sense Test    
Active/ Passive voice Volume and surface Area Sitting Arrangement    
Reading Comprehension Height and Distances Series test    
  Logarithms Odd figure Out    
  Permutation and combinations Analogy    
  Simple and compound interest Input/output    
  Trigonometry Assertion and reasoning    
  Probability Decision making test    
  Profit, Loss and Discount, etc. Statement and arguments    
  Data Interpretation Alphabet test    

IBPS CWE Clerk Online Registration

IBPS provide only online registration with the online payment

step I. Register will give you the provisional registration number and password generated.

Step II. Pay using online mode only. The candidates can make the payment by using their Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards or Mobile Wallets.