IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 10th December 2017: (4th Slot)

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 10th December 2017: (1st Slot)

Today is the last day of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam.The IBPS Prelims Exam was held on 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th December 2017. 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 today’s exam is over now and here we are providing you the Detailed Exam Review of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 10th December 2017: (4th Slot) 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 

All the three sections remained unchanged as previous shifts. English Section was equally difficult and challenging as observed in the IBPS Clerk Pre Examination on 2nd and 3rd and 9th of December

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).
(in min.)
English Language15-1715
Reasoning Ability27-3020
Numerical Ability24-2725

English Language Analysis

The level of English Language was Moderate-Difficult. 
  • There were no questions related to the vocabulary with Reading Comprehension. 
  • 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.
  • Sentence Rearrangement – A single sentence was divided into 5 different parts. You have to arrange the parts of the sentence to make it grammatically correct sentence.
TopicNo. of QuestionLevel
Reading Comprehension5Moderate
Double Fillers7Moderate
Idioms/ Phrases10Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement (New Pattern)8Moderate-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 12 out of 35 questions were from the arithmetic portion There was only 1 set of DI was Tabular (Month-based)
  • There was only 01 Set of DI: Monthly Based
    TopicsNo. of QuestionLevel
    Tabular DI5Moderate
    Number Series (Missing)5Easy-Moderate
    Profit & Loss1Easy
    Simple Interest and Compound Interest1Easy
    Problem on Ages1Easy
    Ratio and Proportion1Easy
    Time and Work1Moderate
    Boat and Stream1Moderate

    Reasoning Ability Analysis

    The level of Reasoning Ability Section was Easy. 
    There were 03 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
    • Linear Arrangement – 8 Students sitting in a single row & all of them are facing north.
    • Circular Arrangement – 8 People sitting in a circular row. All facing towards center.
    • Linear Arrangement – Persons sitting in two rows. Those sitting in Row 1st are facing north & those in row 2 are facing south.
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