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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 02nd Dec - Shift 3

IBPS Clerk Prelims Analysis: Overall  

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 02nd Dec - Shift 3

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). 

SubjectGood AttemptTime (in min.)
English Language15-1815
Reasoning Ability26-2920
Numerical Ability21-2425

English Language (Moderate-Difficult)

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 QuestionLevel
Reading Comprehension5Moderate
Single Filler - New Pattern5Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection 8Moderate
Phrase Replacement12Moderate-Difficult

Numerical Ability (Easy-Moderate)

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 DI:
  • Tabular 
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
Miscellaneous 2Easy

    Reasoning Ability (Easy)

    There were 3 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
    • Linear (North-South, 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
    Direction Sense 2 Easy
    Coding-Decoding1 Easy

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