IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis & Review: All Shifts, 2nd Dec & 3rd Dec

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2017 for 2nd & 3rd Dec has been conducted. For the aspirants yet to appear for the exam, i.e. on 9th & 10th Dec, here’s a detailed review and analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims All Shifts, 2nd Dec & 3rd Dec. The analysis gives you an insight about difficulty level of each section and the number of good attempts. Moreover, it also entails the topics asked and the number of questions from each. Here’s it:

Overall Analysis: Moderate

IBPS Clerk Prelims exam for 2nd & 3rd Dec was not too difficult. Questions in most of the sections were of Moderate level.

Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 16-19 15
Reasoning Ability 27-31 20
Numerical Ability 21-25 25
Total 77-82 60

English Language: Moderately-Difficult

The section was of moderate difficulty level. New type of questions - Single filler i.e. two words for 1 filler were asked. There were 5 such questions. Error Detection (Find the part in the sentence that does not have an error) based questions were 8. And, there were 12 questions on Phrase Replacement which were moderately difficult.

Topic No. of Question Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Single Filler - New Pattern 5 Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection  8 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 12 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Some questions in the English section were twisted, which doesn’t mean the section was tough to attempt. Twist in the question checks the presence of mind of candidates so stay calm and solve the questions.

Reasoning - Easy

This section was easy to solve. There were 3 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are mentioned below:-

  • Linear (Single line North-South) 1Variable
  • Floor (8 floors) 1 Variable
  • Circular (Towards the centre) - 1 Variable
Topics No. of Questions Level
Order and Ranking 2 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate
Numerical Series 5 Easy
Alphabet based 2 Easy
Inequality 3 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Alphabet Series 5 Easy
Total 35  Easy

Numerical Ability - Easy to moderate

This section was of easy to moderate level. The number of questions from arithmetic (word problems) were high and kept on changing with every shift. Comparatively less questions from DI were asked compared to last year. Miscellaneous questions from topics such as Modern Mathematics and Set were also asked.

Topics No. of Question Level
Tabular DI 5 Moderate
Simplification 10 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Average 1 Easy
Profit & Loss 1 Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 2 Easy
Discount 1 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 1 Easy
Time and Work 2 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

The exam analysis of the first two days of IBPS Clerk Prelims will help candidates to get an insight into the upcoming shift of the exam to be conducted on 9th and 10th December, 2017. We wish all the aspirants best of luck for their IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017.

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