IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2nd December 2017: (1st Slot)

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2nd December 2017: (1st Slot)

Dear Aspirants ! From today onwards, IBPS is start conducting the 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 2nd 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).

Subject Good
(in min.)
English Language 16-19 15
Reasoning Ability 27-31 20
Numerical Ability 21-25 25
Total 77-82 60

English Language Analysis

The level of English Language was Moderate-Difficult. 
  • The topic of Reading Comprehension was based on " the impact of pollution in the ocean and on the aquatic animals." 
  • 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.
Topic No. of 
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Single Filler – New Pattern 5 Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection 8 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 12 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-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
Topics No. of Question Level
Tabular DI 5 Moderate
Simplification 10 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Average 1 Easy
Profit & Loss 1 Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 2 Easy
Discount 1 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 1 Easy
Time and Work 2 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy-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:-
  • Linear (Single line North-South) 1 Variable
  • Floor (8 floors) 1 Variable
  • Circular (Towards the centre) – 1 Variable
Topics No. of Questions Level
Order and Ranking 2 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate
Numerical Series 5 Easy
Alphabet based 2 Easy
Inequality 3 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Alphabet Series 5 Easy
Total 35  Easy

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