IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd December 2017: (4th Slot)

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd December 2017: (4th Slot)

Dear Aspirants ! Today is the Second day of IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination and as the Forth Shift is over now, here we are providing you the Detailed Exam Review of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd December 2017: (4th 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).

(in min.)
English Language15-1715
Reasoning Ability24-2720
Numerical Ability20-2225

English Language Analysis

The level of English Language was Moderate-Difficult. 
  • The topic of Reading Comprehension was based on the coffee rate in the market.
  • 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 Pattern10Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection10Moderate
Phrase Replacement5Moderate-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
Number Series (Missing)5Easy-Moderate
Profit & Loss1Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest2Easy
Problem on Ages1Easy
Ratio and Proportion1Easy
Time and Work2Moderate
Boat and Stream1Moderate

Reasoning Ability Analysis (Easy)

The level of Reasoning Ability Section was Easy
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
  1. Linear arrangement was asked where 7 people were sitting in a single row. People sitting and the extreme ends, as well as the middle, were facing south while the remaining were facing north. 
  2. Circular arrangement was asked without any additional parameter. 
  3. Floor based puzzle was asked in a single variable.
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Order and Ranking2Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement15Moderate
Numerical Series5Easy
Alphabet based2Easy
Alphabet Series5Easy
Total35 Easy
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