IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 10th Dec

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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). 

Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 15-18 15
Reasoning Ability 29-32 20
Numerical Ability 24-27 25
Total 78-82 60

English Language (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of English Language was Moderate-Difficult. 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.

Topic No. of Question Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Double Fillers 7 Moderate
Idioms/ Phrases 10 Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement (New Pattern) 8 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-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 (Different shopkeer selling mobiles on different days)
Topics No. of Question Level
Tabular DI 5 Moderate
Simplification/Approximation 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Partnership 2 Easy
Mensuration 1 Easy
Simple Interest 1 Easy
Time, Speed and Distance 1 Easy
Problem on Ages 2 Easy
Time and Work 1 Easy
Miscellaneous  2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy)

There were 3 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Linear (Double line, Both North) 1 Variable
  • Square(8 person sitting, Four at cornor and four at middle of the side)
  • Months based Puzzle(2 Variable)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Coding Decoding  4 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate
Alphabet Series 5 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Inequality 4 Easy
Syllogism  4 Easy
Total 35  Easy

 

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