IBPS Mains Exam

Steve Pavalina has rightly said that, “When you live for a purpose, then HARD WORK isn’t an option. It becomes necessity.” The hard work put to clear one of the toughest and coveted examinations of India CWE, will result in successful candidate’s selection for IBPS. As everyone knows, IBPS has given ample time and efforts to devise the most fruitful strategies for students, therefore conducting CWE exams in two phases.

The Mains Exam is held after a time gap from the preliminary exams. The mains paper will be an extended version of prelims. Though all three sections from prelims will be asked too, load of subjects will increase. In the MAINS, aspirants will be assessed for not only their aptitude but also their general knowledge about the banking industry and computer literacy. Today, everyone uses a computer but questions related to software, hardware, or operating system will be asked in computer literacy section. A person has to know the basics of it.

Coming to the question pattern, the exam will have five sections, namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness (related to banking sector) and Computer proficiency.

Candidates have to note that only after qualifying both the prelims and mains exam, one will be able to attempt interview for IBPS recruitment. Therefore, lots of effort is required to clear the exams and attempt interview. Other than Quantitative aptitude, mains will include sections for General Awareness that contains knowledge regarding banking industry and Computer Literacy to test computer knowledge. We have marking scheme of mains too.

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Computer Knowledge:

Other than Aptitude, Reasoning, and English, there will be computer literacy test which includes common questionnaire based on basics of computer. The operations performed, operating system, networking, basics of database, office tools, and history. A person should know how to work upon a computer and handle system effectively.

Computer Knowledge



Basics of Computers

MS Office, abbreviations, Internet, Hardware, Networking


Questions on database knowledge

History of computers


Operating Systems


Questions related to operating systems

Software and Hardware

Basic questions on software and hardware

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It is very important to see the things that happen daily. Current affairs should be updated and candidate should know basic monetization policies of banks. The new policies, financial aspects of banking, and types of banks should be on finger tips. The newspapers and informative banks should be read regularly. The details of necessary applications and current scenarios for general awareness paper are:





Full form of Banking terms,

Banking Terms

Bank rate, Repo rate, Reverse repo rate

Currency & Capitals

Important details about currencies and capitals

Current Affairs

General news and affairs of the baking industry


Indian Economy, International Economy, Information related to Financial Institutions like IMF, UN, World Bank

Government schemes



RBI, Types of banks, GDP, Fiscal-Monetary policies, Social functions, Marketing trends, Awards & Honor, Budget

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These were areas which are covered in IBPS mains exam. A thorough preparation of all these topics will help you do paper easily. For any queries, feel free to ask and clarify your doubts!

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