The IBPS Clerk Pattern 2016 consists of 2 online exams, they are, the Prelims exam and the Mains exam. The IBPS Prelims exam has 3 sections i.e., English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The exam has a total of 100 questions and each question carries 1 mark. The IBPS Mains Exam has 5 sections. The two new sections of the Mains exam are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The Mains exam consists of 200 questions, each section containing 40 questions. Each section is allotted a separate timeframe within which the questions need to be answered. Both these exams have negative marking. For every wrong answer, the candidate will lose 0.25 marks.