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The IBPS Clerk Mains aspirants are all busy with their preparations to crack the examination. The examination was scheduled on 1st of January 2017 and will be conducted in a single slot. The shift of IBPS Clerk exam which commenced from 10: 00 AM and it has now come to an end.


IBPS Clerk Mains 2016 (1st January 2017): Exam Pattern


Name of Sections

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks
English Language
40
40
Reasoning Ability
40
40
Quantitative Aptitude
40
40
Computer Knowledge
40
40
General Awareness
40
40

Note: The total time duration of the exam would be 120 minutes. Marks obtained in the Main Examination only will Be considered for Final Merit Listing.

The total time to solve the entire paper was 135 minutes. Speaking about IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis, lets begin by talking about the overall level of difficulty.
The paper had a Moderate to Hard Difficulty Level
which can be expected, being the final written paper for IBPS CWE Clerk VI Recruitment. Most questions carried a tricky tone and could be only solved if one has practiced enough. The section-wise IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis has been mentioned in the section below.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

Beginning our paper review, we will discuss about Reasoning Section. This year, Reasoning was the ultimate challenge. The difficulty level was high.
  • Sitting Arrangement/ Puzzles – 25 to 27 Qs
  • Coding Decoding – 5 to 7 Qs
  • Data Sufficiency –  3 to 5 Qs
  • Logical Reasoning – 3 to 5 Qs
Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 18 to 20 Questions. Let us move to the section section i.e. English.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for English Language 

Our next section is English Language, which was again challenging in terms of level of difficulty. Both Sentence Fillers and reading comprehensions were tough.
  • Reading Comprehension – 15 to 17 Qs
  • Sentence Fillers – 4 to 6 Qs.
  • Parajumbles – 1 to 2 Qs.
  • Sentence Improvement – 3 to 5 Qs.
  • Spotting Error – 3 to 5 Qs.
  • Odd One Out – 7 to 9 Qs.
Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 20 to 22 Questions. Let us move to the section section i.e. Quant.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude 

The third section was Quant, which lowered the difficulty level by a small margin. The quant section had a Moderate to slightly Hard Difficulty Level. Some candidates said the section was a bit calculative.
  • Number Series– 5 Qs.
  • Data Interpretation– 5 Qs.
  • Simplification– 10 Qs.
  • Miscellaneous– 20 Qs.
Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 16 to 18 Questions. Let us move to the section section i.e. Computers.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for Computer Section

The difficulty level for the computer section was Easy. Even if you have a basic understanding of computer systems, a good score in this section is guaranteed. Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 25 to 27 Questions. Let us move to the section section i.e. General Knowledge.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for General Awareness Section

The final part of our paper review discusses about IBPS Clerk Mains GA Section. General Awareness had a number of questions on Books and Authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Ministers Schemes, Important Days etc. The overall difficulty level of questions was Easy to Moderate.
Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 23 to 25 Questions. This is our section-wise IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for 1st January 2017.

IBPS Clerk Mains Analysis: Good Attempts 

The overall paper was challenging. Based on the number of people appeared, difficulty level of paper etc., this is the estimated number of good attempts in each section of IBPS CWE Clerk VI Mains Examination.
Name of the Section  Questions Asked No. of Good Attempts
 Reasoning Ability 40   18-20
 English Language 40  20-22
 Quantitative Aptitude 40  16-18
 Computer Knowledge 40  25-27
 General Knowledge 40  23-25
It can be concluded that a total number of 110+ questions with 90% accuracy will be a good score to crack IBPS Clerk Mains paper.

Note : Cut off will be State wise in IBPS Clerk as per vacancies published by IBPS for CWE Clerk VI.

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We hope that this analysis helps you to perform better and score high. Stay tuned for more updates and job notifications. Till then, we wish you good luck!  Please share the your exam review in comment section..
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