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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 09th Dec – Shift 1

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IBPS‘s recruitment of Clerk is the much-anticipated opportunity for every banking aspirant and with the Preliminary exam, you are now a step closer to achieve your goal. Today’s (09 December’17) IBPS Clerk Pre exam 1st shift is over now, and it is the time for its Exam Analysis. All those aspirants who are yet to appear for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam can benefit from this exam analysis as here we provide you an insight on the types and levels of questions being asked in this year’s IBPS Clerk Prelims exam. The level of this shift’s examination was Moderate.

English Language Exam Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017

 

  • Level of the section: Moderate
  • Important Changes: The pattern of Phrase Replacement and Rearrangement was changed in today’s shift. We have shared the details of new pattern below.

Topic-wise breakup of Questions asked:

Name of the Topic Number of Questions asked
Reading Comprehension 5 Questions
Rearrangement 10 Questions
Phrase Replacement (Reverse) 5 Questions
Fill in the blanks 10 Questions

Details of Topics asked:

 

  • Reading Comprehension:
    The passage was not story based and there were no vocabulary based questions.
  • Rearrangement:
    A sentence was divided into 5 different parts and the students had to rearrange them properly to make a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence.
  • Phrase Replacement:
    Questions were based on Idioms & Phrases. A part of the sentence was given in bold and the students had to identify the correct idiom or phrase from the given options which could be used to replace it.
  • Fill in the blanks:
    Double filler based questions were asked.

 

Numerical Ability Exam Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017

 

  • Level of the section: Moderate
  • Important Changes: No major change was introduced in this section

 

Topic-wise breakup of Questions asked:

Name of the Topic Number of Questions asked
Data Interpretation 5 Questions
Number Series 5 Questions
Simplification/ Approximation 15 Questions
Miscellaneous Questions 10 Questions

Details of Topics asked:

 

  • Data Interpretation:
    Questions were asked from a tabular DI, where the information of 4-5 different people for different months was given.
  • Number Series:
    The questions were doable and based on basic arithmetic calculations. Following questions were asked:
  • Simplification/ Approximation:
    Proper knowledge of BODMAS rules will help you solve these questions easily.
  • Miscellaneous Questions:
    These questions were moderate and were asked from different topics like Age based problems, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Mensuration, Partnership etc.

 

Reasoning Ability Exam Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017

 

  • Level of the section: Moderate
  • Important Changes: There was no major change in this section.

 

Topic-wise breakup of Questions asked:

Name of the Topic Number of Questions asked
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement 10 Questions
Syllogism 5 Questions
Inequality 5 Questions
Series based Questions 5 Questions
Miscellaneous 10 Questions

Details of Topics asked:

 

  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangement:
    One floor based puzzle was asked (Single Parameter)
    Another was a linear arrangement where 12 people were sitting in 2 different rows, one row facing north and the other facing south.
  • Inequality
    Direct inequality questions were asked.
  • Syllogism
    Questions were direct and easily doable.
  • Series based Questions:
    Alphanumeric series was asked
  • Miscellaneous
    This included questions from Blood Relations (3), Direction (3), Ranking etc.

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017: Number of Good Attempts

Here are the section wise and overall good attempts of IBPS Clerk Prelims exam based on this shift of the exam:

Section Name Number of Good Attempts
English Language 15+ Questions
Numerical Ability 20+ Questions
Reasoning Ability 25+ Questions
Overall Exam 65+ Questions

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 09th Dec – Shift 2

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Analysis: Overall  

The preliminary exam for IBPS Clerk was conducted online and had 100 questions for 60 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 60 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning Ability (35 Ques), Numerical Ability (35 Ques), and English Language (30 Ques).

Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 14-17 15
Reasoning Ability 28-31 20
Numerical Ability 23-25 25
Total 78-82 60



English Language (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of English Language was Moderate-Difficult. There were new pattern questions on idiom and phrases where one had to choose an idiom/phrase the was similar to the word given in bold. There were questions of double fillers. In sentence rearrangement, parts of a sentence were to be rearranged to make a meaningful sentence.

Topic No. of Question Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Double Fillers 10 Moderate
Idioms/ Phrases 10 Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement (New Pattern) 5 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Numerical Ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of Numerical Ability section was Easy-Moderate. The number of questions from arithmetic (word problems) was significantly high as 12 out of 35 questions were from the arithmetic portion There was only 1 set of DI:

  • Tabular (Month-based)
Topics No. of Question Level
Tabular DI 5 Moderate
Simplification 13 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Average 1 Easy
Profit & Loss 1 Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 1 Easy
Discount 1 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 1 Easy
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 4 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy)

There were 3 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Linear (Single line, North-South) 1 Variable
  • Month Based (8 Month)
  • Circular Seating Arrangement (8 person)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Coding-Decoding 4 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate
Alphabet Series 5 Easy
Number Series 5 Easy
Inequality 3 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Total 35  Easy

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 09th Dec – Shift 3

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Analysis: Overall  

The preliminary exam for IBPS Clerk was conducted online and had 100 questions for 60 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 60 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning Ability (35 Ques), Numerical Ability (35 Ques), and English Language (30 Ques).

Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 15-18 15
Reasoning Ability 27-30 20
Numerical Ability 24-27 25
Total 77-81 60



English Language (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of English Language was Moderate-Difficult.The topic of Reading Comprehension was “War on Poverty”. There were new pattern questions on idiom and phrases where one had to choose an idiom/phrase the was similar to the words given in bold. There were questions of double fillers. In sentence rearrangement, parts of a sentence were to be rearranged to make a meaningful sentence.

Topic No. of Question Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Double Fillers 7 Moderate
Idioms/ Phrases 10 Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement (New Pattern) 8 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Numerical Ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of Numerical Ability section was Easy-Moderate. The number of questions from arithmetic (word problems) was 10 out of 35 questions. There was only 1 set of DI:

  • Tabular
Topics No. of Question Level
Tabular DI 5 Moderate
Simplification 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Simple Interest 1 Easy
Perecentage 2 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Easy
Mixture & Alligations 1 Easy
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Pipes and Cisterns 1 Moderate
Ratio 1 Moderate
Boats and Streams 1 Moderate
Mensuration 1 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy)

There were 3 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Linear (Single line, North) 1 Variable
  • Days Based Puzzle
  • Square Seating Arrangement
Topics No. of Questions Level
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate
Alphabets 5 Easy
Alpha-numeric Series 5 Easy
Inequality 3 Easy
Syllogism 2 Easy
Order and Ranking 2 Easy
Total 35  Easy

 

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 09th Dec – Shift 4

 

 

Numerical Ability Exam Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017

The overall level of the Numerical Ability section was Moderate. Here are the details of the topics asked from this section:

Topic Name No. of Questions Topic Details
Number Series 5 Questions
  • Basic calculation based questions were asked.
  • The patterns were not too tricky and could be easily recognized, if one has enough practice of this topic.
Simplification/ Approximation 15 Questions
  • A thorough practice of BODMAS rules based questions would certainly come in handy, while solving these questions.
  • One could easily do 12+ questions of this topic in the exam.
Data Interpretation 5 Questions
  • A tabular graph was given in the exam.
  • The data provided was not too complex and the questions were based on simple arithmetic calculations like percentages, difference/ addition, ratios, averages etc.
Miscellaneous 10 Questions
  • The miscellaneous arithmetic questions asked were slightly time-consuming.
  • Topics like Time & Work, Partnerships, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Mixtures, Time Speed & Distance, Percentages, Mensuration etc were asked.

Reasoning Ability Exam Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017

The overall level of the Reasoning ability section was Easy to Moderate. Check out the topic-wise questions asked in this section below:

Topic Name No. of Questions Topic Details
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement 15 Questions
  • One floor based puzzle of single parameter was asked.
  • Another was a linear arrangement where people were sitting in 2 different rows, both the rows facing north.
  • Another was a circular arrangement, where all the people were facing inside the circle.
Inequality 4 Questions
  • Questions of this topic were very easy and direct.
Syllogism 4 Questions
  • Old pattern based Syllogism was asked.
Series based questions 5 Questions
  • Alphanumeric series based questions were asked in this shift of the exam.
Miscellaneous 7 Questions
  • Miscellaneous questions of the reasoning section were also quite easy.
  • Questions were asked from topics like Direction sense, order, ranking, alphabet test etc.

English Language Exam Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017

The overall level of the English Language section was Moderate. Go through the questions asked from different topics in the English section below:

Topic Name No. of Questions Topic Details
Phrase Replacement 5 Questions
  • A part of the sentence was given in bold and the students had to pick the appropriate idiom/ phrase in the given options, which could be used to replace the bold part of the sentence.
Fill in the blanks 10 Questions
  • Questions of double fillers were asked from this topic.
Rearrangement 10 Questions
  • Students were required to rearrange a single sentence, which was divided into 4-5 parts.
  • From the given options, one had to select the correct sequence, which would result in a meaningful and a grammatically correct sentence.
Reading Comprehension 5 Questions
  • The passage was not story based.
  • Questions asked included theme of the passage etc.
  • There were no vocabulary based questions asked in this topic.

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017: Number of Good attempts

Based on the level of the exam conducted across different shifts today, here is the section-wise and overall good attempts for the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam 2017:

Section Name Number of Good Attempts
Overall Exam 65+ Questions
Reasoning Ability 25+ Questions
Numerical Ability 20+ Questions
English Language 15+ Questions

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