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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd December 2017: (1st Slot)

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd December 2017: (1st Slot)

Dear Aspirants ! Tody is the second day of IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination and as the First Shift is over now, here we are providing you the Detailed Exam Review of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd December 2017: (1st Slot)

The exam is taking place in 04 Shifts i.e 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, 11:30 – 12:30, 2:00 – 3:00 PM and 4:30 – 5:30 PM. The first slot of IBPS Clerk exam is over now. Lets have a look on the detailed review given below.

Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims Exam: 

  • The Prelims Examination will consist of three sections namely 
    • Quantitative Aptitude - 35 Marks
    • Reasoning Ability - 30 Marks
    • English Language - 35 Marks
  • The Question paper is of 100 Marks and time allotted for the exam is 01 hour. 
  • Negative marking of 0.25 marks is applied on each wrong answer.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Overall  Exam Analysis 

The Level of this Shift’s Examination was Moderate.

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).

SubjectGood
Attempt
Time
(in min.)
English Language15-1715
Reasoning Ability24-2720
Numerical Ability20-2225
Total70-7560


English Language Analysis


The level of English Language was Moderate-Difficult. 
  • The topic of Reading Comprehension was based on "'Old age and corporate sector'. 
  • There were no questions related to the vocabulary with Reading Comprehension. 
  • The Error Detection Questions were of a new pattern where candidates were asked to find the part in the sentence that does not have any error. 
  • There were questions of (single) Fill in the blank where two words would fit one blank and candidate had to choose among given set of words and identify the two words that would fill in the blank appropriately.

TopicNo. of 
Question
Level
Reading Comprehension5Moderate
Single Filler – New Pattern5Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection8Moderate
Phrase Replacement12Moderate-Difficult
Total30Moderate-Difficult

Numerical Ability Analysis

The level of Numerical Ability section was Easy-Moderate. 
The number of questions from arithmetic (word problems) was significantly high as 15 out of 35 questions were from the arithmetic portion 
There was only 1 set of DI: Tabular
TopicsNo. of QuestionLevel
Tabular DI5Moderate
Simplification10Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing)5Easy-Moderate
Average1Easy
Profit & Loss1Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest2Easy
Discount1Easy
Problem on Ages1Easy
Ratio and Proportion1Easy
Time and Work2Moderate
Boat and Stream1Moderate
Miscellaneous5Easy
Total35Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability Analysis (Easy)

The level of Reasoning Ability Section was Easy
There were 3 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Scheduling puzzle : 8 people had to be arranged in different months. 
  • Circular arrangement:  where some people were sitting in a circle, all facing inside. there was no additional parameter. 
  • Linear Arrangement : where 10 people were sitting in 2 different rows (5 in each row) and all of them were facing north. 
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Order and Ranking2Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement15Moderate
Numerical Series5Easy
Alphabet based2Easy
Inequality3Easy
Syllogism3Easy
Alphabet Series5Easy
Total35 Easy


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