IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 21 January 201\

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 21 January 2018

IBPS Clerk 2017 Mains exam has been completed successfully. Here with we have structured the Section Wise IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2017 Mains exam held on 21st Jan 2018. Candidates those who are preparing for the competitive examination can use this analysis.

The Overall Level of the Exam falls into Moderate Category.

This Exam review includes the topic-wise questions asked from different sections, the difficulty level of individual sections and overall exam as well as the number of good attempts and expected cutoff of IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2017.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 21 January 2018

IBPS Clerk Main 2017 exam had 4 sections in the objective test of 200 marks - Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Economy and Banking Awareness. Each section had its particular time limit and overall the IBPS Clerk Main Paper was for 160 minutes.

IBPS Clerk Main 2017-18:Over-All Exam Analysis

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude19-23
English Language18-21
Quantitative Aptitude29-34
General Economy and Banking Awareness30-34

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2017: Section wise

Keeping up with the trend of the changing pattern of the exams, IBPS Clerk did not fail to introduce surprises in the exam. Following are the major changes of the IBPS Clerk 2017 

Quantitative Aptitude Analysis ( Moderate )

This section had 50 questions for 50 marks with a time limit of 45 minutes. The Level of this section was not too difficult, an aspirant with good calculation speed and practice can easily score in this year's Clerk main's Quantitative Aptitude Section. 
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation15Moderate-Difficult
Data Sufficiency5Moderate-Difficult
Missing Number Series5Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Moderate
Miscellaneous - Arithematic Word Problems15Moderate

Details of the topic asked -

  • A tabular DI was asked. This was based on questions of Time , Speed and Distance
  • A Bar Graph DI was asked. This was not complex. Questions were based on simple concepts of Arithmetic.
  • A paragraph based DI was asked. This was very lengthy and calculative. Candidates found it time-consuming
  • Data Sufficiency questions were comparatively easy, based on statements.
  • Miscellaneous Questions were asked from topics likeMixture & Alligation, Ages, Time & Work, 2-D Mensuration etc.
  • Number series questions were easy to do and less time-consuming. They were based on basic series patterns.
  • Quadratic Equation question were also easy and factors were easily findable.

English Language Analysis (Moderate)

This section had 40 questions for 40 marks with a time limit of 35 minutes. In this year's IBPS Clerk Main Exam's English Language Section, a major proportion of questions were related to word usage or were vocabulary based. 

No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 12Moderate
Phrase Replacement5Moderate
Double Filler5Easy
Sentence Rearrangement5Moderate
Miscellaneous- Word Usage8Easy-Moderate

Details of the topic asked -

  1. There were 5 questions of Antonym and Synonym and around 8 questions related to word usage. With such a pattern it is best to stay calm and first invest time in reading the directions properly.
  2. Sentence Rearrangement questions were of a new pattern where (according to the review given by aspirants) 5 statements/sentences were given and out of which 3 were placed correctly and 2 were not in the correct place in the passage. The candidates had to identify those 2 incorrect/ incorrectly places sentences and identify their proper position in the given passage.
  3. There were 2 reading comprehensions (12 questions), one passage had 5 questions and another passage had 7 questions:
    1. One passage was related to IBM Company's Policies
    2. Another was based on hacking of social media accounts

Reasoning & Computer Analysis Aptitude (Difficult)

The level of reasoning was of a difficult level. No questions were asked from Computer Aptitude. 

No. of Questions
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 
Moderate- Difficulty
Data Sufficiency
Machine Input Output
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Alphabet Series
Direction Sense

Details of the topic asked -

There were 4 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement. Following were the types of puzzles asked:
  • Linear (North-South) - In this seating arrangement the direction in which people are sitting was not clearly mentioned and there were 8 people who were sitting in two parallel lines facing North and South.
  • Floor Based Puzzle- this puzzle had 3 variables- 3 floors, 3 flats and 9 persons
  • Box Based Puzzle- 2 Variables- Box and Colors
  • Blood Relation Based Puzzle
There were also 5 questions of Data Sufficiency where only 1 question had 3 statements whereas all the other 4 questions had 2 statements in each question.

General Economy & Banking Analysis (Easy-Moderate)

This section was also of a Moderate level, the maximum number of questions were from
  • Current Affairs of December 2017 and January 2018.
  • There were around 10-12 questions from Static Awareness, 
  • 10-12 questions from Banking (based on current affairs and news). 
  • One question was also asked from Nobel Prize 2017.

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