IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 9th December 2017: (03rd Slot)

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 9th December 2017: (03rd Slot)

Dear Aspirants, Today is the second day of 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 9th December 2017: (03rd Slot)
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 9th December 2017: (03rd 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 

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 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. 
  • The Reading Comprehension was based on  "War on Poverty".
  • 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.
  • In sentence rearrangement, parts of a sentence were to be rearranged to make a meaningful 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 (Single line, North-South) 1 Variable
    • Day Based (8 Month)
    • Square Seating Arrangement (8 person)
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