IBPS Computer Awareness – Syllabus, Important Topics & Paper Pattern

IBPS Computer Knowledge- Reference books & tips with Important topics


IBPS, which is expanded as Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is the prestigious government recruiting agency for those talented candidates who are seeking jobs in banking, finance and insurance sectors.

For the assessment of such talented employees, IBPS. conducts various exams in a structured manner which consists of different difficulty levels that identify students’ capabilities and knowledge to be designated on offered positions.

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IBPS conducts a Common Written Examination in two phases, Preliminary and Mains for selection of Probationary Officers and Clerical Cadre. The candidates who qualify preliminary phase, only they can appear in mains.

But the selection process of IBPS is not only limited to the written test. To churn out the best of the talents the candidates are required to face two more rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview which are jointly conducted by IBPS score accepting institutes/companies and IBPS Clerk .

Marking Scheme and Number of Questions for IBPS Computer Awareness Section

IBPS exam is planned to recognize your potential of managing things. Which includes time, planning, consistency. So it is necessary to know how many questions for how much marks come in the CWE.

Paper Name Number of question Marks
IBPS Clerk Computer knowledge 40 40
IBPS PO Computer knowledge 40 20
IBPS SO Computer knowledge 50 75
IBPS RRB PO Computer knowledge 40 20
IBPS RRB Clerk Computer knowledge 40 40

Computer Awareness Syllabi Topics for various IBPS Exams



  • 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.

IBPS Clerk Mains

  • 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.

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  • History of computers

  • Introduction of computer

  • Basics of Hardware and software

  • Input /Output Devices

  • Number System

  • Operating System basics

  • Basic Internet Knowledge and Protocol

  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office

  • Networking and communication

  • Database Basics

  • Memory and storage device

  • Computer Shortcuts Key

  • Computer abbreviation


  • Basic Computer Fundamentals

  • Basic Software & Hardware and their Functionalities

  • History and Future of Computers

  • Networking

  • Computer Abbreviation

  • Microsoft-Office

  • Basic Knowledge of Internet Use

  • Shortcut Keyset

Important topics for Computer Knowledge Section


 Here are some important topics which are asked in IBPS PO exams for various posts.

Hardware and Software

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Windows operating system

  •  Operating system definition – Operating System is widely used, a very important software and runs on the computer system.

  •  Operating System is used to manage memory, processes of the computer and supports to computer’s hardware and software.

  •  Operating System is used to allow for communication between user and computer system, without the complexity of users to know about the language of the computer.

Internet terms and services

Flash: Flash is an embedded animation software/program that displays small animations on web pages; like the how many ducks can you shoot!

    URL: Uniform Resource Locater – is nothing but a web page’s address, or in other words URL specifies the address of every file on the internet.

  • The protocol to be used to access the file = {http://}

  • The IP address = {www.gmail}

  • The domain name = {.com} Intranet

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    Web Crawler: is a program that visits web sites and reads their pages and other information in order to create entries for a search engine index.

  • Extranet

  • Gateway

  • Firewall

  • DNS

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Basic Functionalities of MS-Office

  • MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint

  • Here are some key points about this topic which are asked in IBPS Computer awareness section.

  • DOC is a default file extension for all word documents.

  • To save an existing file with a new name or to a new location, you should use the “Save as” command.

  • Copy commands saves to the Clipboard.

  • Spread sheets are used because it does calculations automatically.

  • We use CTRL+E to center a paragraph.

  • FTP Stands for File Transfer Protocol.

Logic gates

  • A logic gate is an elementary building block of a digital circuit.

  • Most logic gates have two inputs and one output. Example: OR, AND, NAND, Ex-OR etc.

Logic Gate

History of computers

First Generation Computer

 Period: 1946-1959

Second Generation Computer

 Period: 1959-1965

Third Generation Computer

 Period: 1965-1971

Fourth Generation Computer

 Period: 1971-1980

Networking and Communication

 This is another important topic from which questions are asked. Here you can have a brief idea about this topic.

  The Network is a collection of computers and devices connected together.

Types of Networks:

  • Local Area Network

  • Wide Area Network

  • Internet

  • Intranet

  • Metropolitan Area Networks

  • Virtual Private Network

Multiplexing: it is a type of method through which multiple analog messages are combined into one signal over a shared medium.

 It involves one path and multiple channels.

Protocol: A set of rules that computer on a network use to communicate with each other are called protocol.


 Data Base Management System is one of the important topics asked in IBPS SO exam. It is simply a 'place' where all the data are collected and stored in an organized manner.

 Here are some basic key points which a student should know to score well in this section.

Data redundancy: It is like a normal dictionary, but containing metadata.

Data dictionary: A set of rules that computer on a network use to communicate with each other are called protocol.

Metadata: Contains information about all the data in the DBMS.

The Keys: Primary key is used to identify a particular or specific record (file). It is unique to a particular file.
Foreign Key makes a connection between a component (field) in one table with a component identified by a primary key.

Relational database:It is the kind of database model, where there are logical connections between the various files, which are kept in tables.

How to prepare for IBPS Computer Awareness Section?


Get the basic knowledge about the subject

  • First get the basic knowledge of this subject. Most of the questions in IBPS exam will be from basics of this subject. So go through the basics and start your preparation. Below the article you are given some topics which will help you to score well in IBPS Computer Awareness section.

Get the Mock Test Series and Practice

  • Practicing a variety of questions will give you confidence to face Computer Awareness section in main IBPS RRB exam confidently. So go through as many questions as you can.

Reference Books

  • Candidates may refer following books to start their preparation.
  • Objective Computer knowledge & Literacy Knowledge by Kiran Publication Computer Awareness by Arihant Publication (7th Edition)
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  • Here are the number of questions and marks for which the questions are asked in from this section.

Ask for Professional’s Advice

  • This section sometimes needs professional’s advice. Assistance will help you gain a better scenario about the subject. scenario of this subject.
  • Once you know the basics of computer that will automatically help to increase your interest in this subject.

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