IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2nd December 2017: (3rd Slot)

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2nd December 2017: (3rd Slot)

Dear Aspirants ! From today onwards, IBPS is start conducting the IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination and as the Third Shift is over now, here we are providing you the Detailed Exam Review of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2nd December 2017: (3rd 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. Lets have a look on the detailed review of this shift 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).
(in min.)
English Language14-1615
Reasoning Ability27-3020
Numerical Ability21-2425

English Language Analysis

The level of English Language was Moderate-Difficult. 
  • The topic of Reading Comprehension was based on "The strategy and actions of China's ecological"
  • 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 
Reading Comprehension5Moderate
Single Filler – New Pattern5Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection8Moderate
Phrase Replacement12Moderate-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 10 out of 35 questions were from the arithmetic portion. 
There was only 1 set of Tabular based DI 
TopicsNo. of
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 (Easy)

The level of Reasoning Ability Section was Easy. There were 03 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
  • Month Based (8 persons, 1 variable)
  • Circular (Towards the center) - 1 Variable
  • Floor Based (1 variable)
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Order and Ranking2Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement15Moderate
Numerical Series4Easy
Alphabet based1Easy
Alphabet Series5Easy
Total35 Easy

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