IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis & Review 2017 | All Shifts

Ibps clerk Prelims 2017 analysis

 

 

Hello Aspirants!

 

The most anticipated IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam is being conducted in four shifts. The IBPS Clerk Exam is scheduled on 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th December. After the exam, you must be waiting to see the paper analysis.

 

We have come up with the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis for all shifts in the article below. The candidates who are going to appear for the IBPS Clerk Exam will get benefit from this IBPS Clerk Review 2017.

 

Check out the insight of the difficulty level, types of questions and no. of good attempts to secure a place for the next round. Go through the detailed IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2017 given in the blog below.

 

 

2nd December Shift 1 (8 AM)
2nd December Shift 2 (10:30 AM)
2nd December Shift 3 (1 PM)
2nd December Shift 4 (3:30 PM)
3rd December Shift 1 (8 AM)
3rd December Shift 2 (10:30 AM)
3rd December Shift 3 (1 PM)
3rd December Shift 4  (3:30 PM)
9th December Shift 1 (8 AM)
9th December Shift 2 (10:30 AM)
9th December Shift 3 (1 PM)
9th December Shift 4 (3:30 PM)
10th December Shift 1 (8 AM)
10th December Shift 2 (10:30 AM)
10th December Shift 3 (1 PM)
10th December Shift 4 (3:30 PM)

 

 

Highlights of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 – 2nd December (1st Shift)

 

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims comprises of three sections i.e. English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The exam consisted total 100 questions for one-hour time duration.

 

English section surprised the students due to some changes in the question pattern. Reasoning section was comparatively easy among all the sections.

 

The level of an overall exam was easy to moderate. The Reasoning Section was easiest while IBPS English section was the most difficult among all the three sections.

 

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 15-19
Quantitative Aptitude 22-26
Reasoning Ability 25-30
Total 70-80

 

 

Below we have presented the IBPS Clerk Exam Review 2017 based on the subjects. Please check out!

 

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Analysis for the English Language

 

The Reading Comprehension section was based on Hurricane & Jellyfish and does not consist questions related to Antonyms-Synonyms. This year, the new type of error detection questions were asked in which candidates were needed to find the error-free part of the given sentence.

 

English section was the toughest among all the sections. The Filler questions were also tricky. In such questions, the candidates had to find correct pairs among the given set of words for a single blank.

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Error Detection 10 Moderate
Single Fillers 5 Moderate-Difficult
Idioms & Phrases 10 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

 

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Analysis 2017 for Quantitative Aptitude

 

Only one set of Data Interpretation was asked in the IBPS Quantitative Aptitude section. This section was easy to moderate level. It consisted 15 questions from Simplification and 10 questions of Arithmetic (Word Problems).

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (Tabular) 5 Easy
Simplification/ Approximation 15 Easy
Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

 

Out of the three sections, level of this section was easiest.  There were three sets of Puzzles & Seating Arrangement based on one variable as follows:

 

Linear (North-South)

 Floor Based

 Circular Table (Facing center)

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Moderate
Numerical Series 5 Easy
Inequality 5 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Alphabetical series 5 Easy
Order & Ranking 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2017 | Questions asked in the Exam on 2nd December (1st Shift)

 

To provide a fair idea about the questions asked in the exam, we have come up with the detailed IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis based on the topic wise questions. Please have a look below.

 

 

 

1. Questions Asked of Number Series

 

 

 2 , 3 , 6 , 15 , 45 , ?

 

 10, 12, 16, 24, 40,?

 

 310, 220, 148, 92, 50, 20?

 

 221, ?, 165, 140, 117, 96

 

 8, 4, 4, 8, 32, ?

 

 

 

2. Questions Asked of Arithmetic Problems

 

 

 Two items A and B, whose cost price is equal, item A sold at 40% profit and item B sold at 20% less than the selling price of item A, total profit is 189. find the cost price of A?

 

 A shopkeeper sold a mobile phone for Rs.12000. if he had offered discount of 10% on the Selling Price, there would be a loss of 4%. What is the Cost Price of that mobile phone?

 

 The average age of a class is 19 years. While the average age of girls is 18 and the average age of boys is 21. If the number of girls is 16 then find the total number of students in the class.

 

 In a mixture of 60 liters, the ratio of milk and water is 2 : 1. If this ratio is to be 1 : 2, then the quantity of water to be further added is?

 

 

 

3. Questions Asked of Seating Arrangement

 

There are 8 people seating in a row, some facing north and some facing south. There are only 3 persons to the left of R.

Three persons sit between R and Q. More than 2 persons sit between B and S. D sits second to the left of S. Persons sitting to the side of R facing south.

The face of the persons sitting at the side of p, are in the same direction. C sits second right to A. A and P sits in opposite direction. The face of B and Q are in opposite direction.

 

 

 

4. Simplification:

 

1. ?÷60-3/4= 3 1/3

 

2. ?% of (152÷19×45)=126

 

3. 46% of 600+ 44% of 225=?

 

4. 12×9÷?×15= 16+38

 

5. ?÷12×4/0.6=250

 

6. ?+0.4= (1.6+5.4)÷2.5

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis- Overall Review for 2nd December 2017 (2nd Shift)              

 

 

The level of the overall exam was easy to moderate. Check the section-wise good attempts which are given below:

 

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 15-18
Quantitative Aptitude 21-26
Reasoning Ability 26-32
Total 75-80

 

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for the English Language

 

The Reading Comprehension section was based on ‘climate change & its adverse effect on health and no questions were asked related to vocabulary.

 

The Error Detection questions were same as asked in the first shift. In Error Detection questions, candidates were asked to find the error-free part of the given sentence.

 

The Phrase Replacement questions were based on the old pattern where bold part need to be replaced with one of the given options.

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Error Detection 10 Easy-Moderate
Single Fillers 10 Moderate-Difficult
Idioms & Phrases Replacement 5 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

 

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

One set of Data Interpretation was asked in Quantitative section. Total 35 questions asked in this section were easy to moderate level. It consisted 15 questions from Simplification.

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (Tabular Graph) 5 Easy
Simplification/ Approximation 15 Easy
Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 10 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Analysis for Reasoning Ability

 

The level of the IBPS Reasoning section was easy. There were two sets of Puzzle & Seating Arrangement based on one variable as follows:

 

 

Month Based

 Circular Table (Facing Center)

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 10 Moderate
Numerical Series 5 Easy
Inequality 3 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Alphabetical series 5 Easy
Order & Ranking 3 Easy
Coding-Decoding 4 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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Questions asked in IBPS Clerk Exam on 2nd December (2nd Shift)

 

Check out the questions asked in the 2nd Shift of IBPS Clerk Exam conducted on 2nd December 2017.

 

 

1. Questions asked from Number Series:  

 

 

 84 85 89 98 114 ?

 195 , 220 , 200 , 215 , 205 , ?

 2 , 16 , 64 , 128 , 128 , ?

 15 , 6.5 , 5 , 5.5 , ? , 18.25

 10 , 12 , 17 , 27 , ? , 69

 

 

Quantitative Aptitude (Miscellaneous)

 

1) Ratio of speed of boat downstream and speed of stream is 9:1, speed of current is 3 km per hr, find distance traveled upstream in 5 hours.

 

2) Sum of 4 consecutive even numbers are greater than three consecutive odd nos by 81. If sum of lost odd and even number is 59, then find the sum of largest odd and even number.

 

3) Sum of Money invested in two schemes, in scheme A, X principle with 8 % per annum and in scheme B with X+1400 principle for two years and difference is 189, then find value of X?

 

4) Average age of A and B, 2 years ago was 26. If age of A 5 years hence is 40 years, and B is 5 years younger to C, then find difference between age of A and C?

 

5) Average of X, Y, Z is 24, X:Y = 2:3, X+Y = 60, then find X-Y=?

 

6) Cost price of two articles is same, trade man got profit of 40% on first article, selling price of second article is 25% less than first article, then find overall profit percent.

 

7) Length of rectangle is 80% of diagonal of square of area 1225, then find area of rectangle if it’s perimeter is 94√2.

 

8) Annual salary of Arun is 7.68 lac. If he spends 12000 on his childrens, 1/13th of rest in food, 8000 in mutual funds, then find the monthly saving he is left with.

 

9) A can do a work in 24 days, B is 20% more efficient than A, if C can do the work in 10 more days than B, find days taken by A and C together to complete the work.

 

10) The ratio of Milk to water is 5:4, if two litres of water is added, ratio becomes 10:9, then find new amount of water in the mixture.

 

11) Two items A and B cost price equal, item A sold at 40% profit and item B sold at 20%less than the selling price of item A, total profit is 189.find the cost price of A?

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis for 3rd Shift of 2nd December 2017 Test

 

 

The overall level of the exam conducted was moderate. Again, English Section was the toughest one and Reasoning was easiest of them all.

 

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 16-19
Reasoning Ability 27-31
Quantitative Aptitude 24-27
Total 77-82

 

 

Below is the detailed IBPS Clerk Exam Review for each section:

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for the English Language

 

The level of this section was Moderate to Difficult. For this shift, the topic of Reading Comprehension was based on “The strategy and actions of China’s ecological”. No questions were asked on vocabulary.

 

Error Detection questions were of the new pattern, which asked candidates to find the error-free part of the given sentence. For Filler type questions, candidates were asked to find the right pairs for a single blank among the set of words given in the question.

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Error Detection 8 Moderate
Single Fillers 5 Moderate-Difficult
Phrase Replacement 12 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

 

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2017 for Quantitative Aptitude

 

This Section was Easy to Moderate Level. Total 10 questions out of 35 were asked from Arithmetic (Word Problems) and it had only 1 set of Data Interpretation.

 

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Tabular Data Interpretation 5 Moderate
Simplification 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Average 1 Easy
Profit & Loss 1 Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 1 Easy
Discount 1 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 1 Easy
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Analysis for Reasoning Ability

 

This section was the easiest among all the three sections. There were 3 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:

 

 

Linear (North-South)

 Circular (Towards the center)

 Floor Based

 

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Moderate
Numerical Series 4 Easy
Inequality 2 Easy
Alphabet based 1 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Alphabetical Series 5 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Coding-Decoding 1 Easy
Order and Ranking 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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Questions asked in IBPS Clerk Exam on 2nd December (3rd Shift)

 

 4096, 256, 32, 8, ?, 4

0.5, 3, 12, 52, ?

 3, 2, 3, 6, ?, 37.5

 72, 71, 75, 66, 82, ?

 

Reasoning Ability

 

1. Statements: Q ≥ P < N, R = N ≤ W

 

Conclusions: I. W > P II. Q ≥ R

 

(a) if only conclusion I is true.

 

(b) if only conclusion II is true.

 

(c) if either conclusion I or II is true.

 

(d) if neither conclusion I nor II is true.

 

(e) if both conclusion I and II are true

 

 

2. Statements: G = C ≥ T = S, K ≥ C, S < V

 

Conclusions: I. K ≥ S II. T < V

 

(a) if only conclusion I is true.

 

(b) if only conclusion II is true.

 

(c) if either conclusion I or II is true.

 

(d) if neither conclusion I nor II is true.

 

(e) if both conclusion I and II are true.

 

 

3. Statements: D ≥ W, R = T, S ≥ T, W ≤ R

 

Conclusions: I. D ≤ T II. S ≥ W

 

(a) if only conclusion I is true.

 

(b) if only conclusion II is true.

 

(c) if either conclusion I or II is true.

 

(d) if neither conclusion I nor II is true.

 

(e) if both conclusion I and II are true.

 

 

4. Statements: U ≤ X < Z, B ≥ C = A, U < B

 

Conclusions: I. B ≥ Z II. A ≤ U

 

(a) if only conclusion I is true.

 

(b) if only conclusion II is true.

 

(c) if either conclusion I or II is true.

 

(d) if neither conclusion I nor II is true.

 

(e) if both conclusion I and II are true.

 

 

5. Statements: B = R ≥ Q < U = P ≥ S

 

Conclusions: I. B < U II. Q ≥ S

 

(a) if only conclusion I is true.

 

(b) if only conclusion II is true.

 

(c) if either conclusion I or II is true.

 

(d) if neither conclusion I nor II is true.

 

(e) if both conclusion I and II are true.

 

 

Directions (Q6-7): Among A, B, C, D. B is richer than A and C, but C is smarter than him. D is not as smart as C, while A is the least smart. C is not as rich as A. D is richer than B but not smarter than him.

 

6. Who is second smartest?

 

(a) A

 

(b) B

 

(c) C

 

(d) D

 

(e) Can’t be determined

 

 

7. Who is the richest?

 

(a) A

 

(b) B

 

(c) C

 

(d) D

 

(e) Can’t be determined

 

 

8. Which of the following will come in place of the question mark?

AC BE DH ? KQ

 

(a) FK

 

(b) GK

 

(c) HL

 

(d) GL

 

(e) HM

 

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IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis- Overall (4th Shift)

 

This shift’s examination was also of moderate level. But candidates find English Section the toughest of them all and Reasoning the easiest one.

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 13-16
Reasoning Ability 28-32
Quantitative Aptitude 23-26
Total 79-83

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for English Language

 

The overall level of English Section was Moderate to Difficult. Reading Comprehension topic was based on “Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons are all tropical storms”. Not a single question was asked on vocabulary.

 

For Error Detection questions, candidates were asked to find the error free part of the given sentence. For Filler type questions, candidates have to find the right pairs for a single blank among the set of words given in the question.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Error Detection 8 Moderate
Single Fillers 5 Moderate-Difficult
Phrase Replacement 12 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

This shift again had only 1 set of Data Interpretation for this section. The level was Easy-Moderate. Out of 35 questions, 10 were asked from Arithmetic (Word Problems).

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Tabular Data Interpretation 5 Moderate
Simplification 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Average 1 Easy
Profit & Loss 1 Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 1 Easy
Discount 1 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 1 Easy
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for Reasoning Ability

 

Questions asked in this section were easier as compared to all the three sections. There were 3 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:

 

Linear (All 8 persons facing North)

 

Square (In and Out)

 

Box Based (6 Box, 6 Chocolates)

 

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Numerical Series 5 Easy
Alphabet based 1 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate
Inequality 3 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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Questions asked in IBPS Clerk Exam on 2nd December (4th Shift)

 

 195, 220, 200, 215, 205, ?

 84, 85, 89, 98, 114, 139, ?

 6.5, 5.5, 9, 24, 92,?

 2, 16, 64, 128, ?, 64

 15, 6.5, 5.5, ?, 18.25

 

In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/ Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

 

 

6. There is no cut and dried method for doing this.

 

a) simple

 

b) honest

 

c) ready made

 

d) understandable

 

e) New and innovative

 

 

7. Suddenly the man blacked out during the parade and had to be helped to a quiet place.

 

a) lost temper

 

b) lost control over himself

 

c) lost consciousness

 

d) lost balance

 

e) To fall down

 

 

7. Hold your horses for a moment while I make a phone call.

 

a) Be patient

 

b) Stay out

 

c) Be quiet

 

d) Wait

 

e) To maintain silence

 

 

8. Sachin Tendulkar’s batting skills make him a cut above the rest.

 

a) taller than

 

b) superior to

 

c) senior to

 

d) different from

 

e) Look elegant

 

 

9. I am very interested to know the outcome of the debate, kindly keep me in the loop.

 

a) out of it

 

b) informed about the fees

 

c) informed about the last date of joining

 

d) informed regularly

 

e) To keep considering someone for the position

 

 

10. Ram is very calculative and always has an axe to grind.

 

a) has no result

 

b) works for both sides

 

c) has a private agenda

 

d) fails to arouse interest

 

e) use a machine

 

 

11. The police looked all over for him but drew a blank.

 

a) did not find him

 

b) put him in prison

 

c) arrested him

 

d) took him to court

 

e) worn out by chase

 

 

12. On the issue of marriage, Sarita put her foot down.

 

a) stood up

 

b) was firm

 

c) got down

 

d) walked fast

 

e) run away

 

 

13. His investments helped him make a killing in the stock market.

 

a) lose money quickly

 

b) plan a murder quickly

 

c) murder someone quickly

 

d) make money quickly

 

e) work illegally

 

 

14. There is no gainsaying the fact that the country is in difficulties.

 

a) ignoring

 

b) hiding

 

c) forgetting

 

d) denying

 

e) confirm

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 – 3rd December (1st Shift)

 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims Exam was also conducted successfully on 3rd December 2017. The level of this shift’s exam was Moderate.

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 15-17
Reasoning Ability 29-32
Quantitative Aptitude 24-27
Total 79-84

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for English Language

 

This section was the toughest among all the three sections. Topics for Reading Comprehension was based on a story. Again, there were no questions on vocabulary.

 

Error Detection questions were of new type and candidates have to find the error- free part of the given sentence. For Filler type questions, candidates were asked to find the right pairs for a single blank among the set of words given in the question.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Error Detection 8 Moderate
Single Fillers 5 Moderate-Difficult
Phrase Replacement 12 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate- Difficult

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

Questions asked in this section was of Easy to Moderate Level. It had only 1 set of Data Interpretation, and out of 35 questions, 10 were asked from Arithmetic (Word Problems).

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Tabular Data Interpretation 5 Moderate
Simplification 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Average 1 Easy
Profit & Loss 1 Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 1 Easy
Discount 1 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 1 Easy
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for Reasoning Ability

 

This was the easiest section. There were 3 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:

 

Linear (North-South)

 

Circular

 

Floor Based

 

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Moderate
Inequality 3 Easy
Alphabet based 2 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Alphabetical Series 5 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 – 3rd December (2nd Shift)

 

Candidates find the overall level of this shift’s exam Moderate. This shift also had English the most difficult section among all.

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 16-18
Reasoning Ability 28-31
Quantitative Aptitude 23-26
Total 77-81

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for English Language

 

The level of this section was Moderate to Difficult. The topic for Reading Comprehension was based on a story. No questions were related to vocabulary.

 

For Error Detection, new type of questions were introduced in which candidates have to find the error free part in the given sentence. For Filler type questions, candidates were asked to find the right pairs for a single blank among the set of words given in the question.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Error Detection 8 Moderate
Single Fillers 5 Moderate-Difficult
Phrase Replacement 12 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate- Difficult

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

Questions came in this section was of Easy to Moderate Level. Total 10 questions out of 35 were asked from Arithmetic (Word Problems). It again had only 1 set of Data Interpretation.

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Tabular Data Interpretation 5 Moderate
Simplification 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Average 1 Easy
Profit & Loss 1 Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 1 Easy
Discount 1 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 1 Easy
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boats and Streams 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Review for Reasoning Ability

 

This was the easiest section among all the three. But this time there were only 2 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:

 

Linear (6 persons facing North while 6 are facing south)

 

Day Based (Sunday to Saturday)

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 10 Moderate
Inequality 3 Easy
Numerical Series 5 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Alphabetic-Numeric-Symbol Series 5 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Coding-Decoding 1 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Miscellaneous 3 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 – 3rd December (3rd Shift)

 

The overall level of the exam held in this shift was Moderate. Candidates found English Section the toughest of all.

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 14-17
Reasoning Ability 27-30
Quantitative Aptitude 24-27
Total 78-82

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for English Language

 

In this section, the topic for Reading Comprehension was based on Education. No questions were asked on vocabulary. This section was the toughest in this shift’s exam.

 

Error Detection questions were of new type and candidates have to find the error free part of the given sentence. For Filler type questions, candidates were asked to find the right pairs for a single blank among the set of words given in the question.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Error Detection 8 Moderate
Single Fillers 5 Moderate-Difficult
Phrase Replacement 12 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate- Difficult

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

The level of Quantitative Aptitude Section was Easy to Moderate and had only 1 set of Data Interpretation. Total 10 questions out of 35 were asked from Arithmetic (Word Problems).

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Tabular Data Interpretation 5 Moderate
Simplification 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Average 1 Easy
Profit & Loss 1 Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 1 Easy
Discount 1 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 1 Easy
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for Reasoning Ability

 

This section contains the easiest questions compared to the other two sections. There were 3 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:

 

Linear (7 persons, 4 are facing North while 3 are facing south)

 

Floor Based (8 persons)

 

Circular (8 persons facing inward)

 

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Moderate
Inequality 2 Easy
Syllogism 4 Easy
Alphabetic Series 5 Easy
Direction Sense 5 Easy
Alphabets 2 Easy
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 – 3rd December (4th Shift)

 

The exam held in this section was also of the Moderate level. None of the three sections were difficult.

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 18-21
Reasoning Ability 28-33
Quantitative Aptitude 23-25
Total 77-82

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for English Language

 

In this section, the topic for Reading Comprehension was based on a story. There were no questions asked from the vocabulary. For the first time, the level of English Section was Easy to Moderate.

 

There was a slight change in the pattern of this section. The section was of conventional type. Questions from Double Fillers, Error detection, Spelling Correction, Cloze Test and Para jumble were asked.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Error Detection 5 Easy-Moderate
Double Fillers 5 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test 5 Easy-Moderate
Spelling Correction 5 Easy
Para jumble 5 Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

This section follows the same pattern as it was in all the other three shifts. It had only 1 set of Data Interpretation. Total 10 questions were asked from Arithmetic (Word Problems). The level of this section was Easy to Moderate.

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Tabular Data Interpretation 5 Moderate
Simplification 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Average 1 Easy
Profit & Loss 1 Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 1 Easy
Discount 1 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 1 Easy
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for Reasoning Ability

 

This section was the easiest among all the three sections. There were 3 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:

 

Circular Seating Arrangement (8 persons, facing inward).

 

Floor Based

 

Day Based

 

 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 4 Easy
Syllogism 4 Easy
Alphabetic-Numeric-Symbol Series 5 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Blood Relation 2 Easy
Miscellaneous 3 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 – 9th December (1st Shift)

 

The IBPS Clerk exam was conducted successfully on 9th and 10th December 2017.

The level of IBPS Clerk Exam conducted on 9th Dec. (1st Shift) was moderate compared to previous week exams (i.e. 2nd & 3rd Dec. 2017). Let’s have a look at overall IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Review below:

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 13-16
Quantitative Aptitude 22-26
Reasoning Ability 25-30
Total 70-78

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for English Language

 

The English section was moderate-difficult for this shift. The pattern of Phrase Replacement and Sentence Rearrangement questions was changed.

 

There was no vocabulary based questions in Reading Comprehension. Fill in the Blanks were based on Double Fillers.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Fill in the blanks (Double Fillers) 10 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangements 5 Moderate-Difficult
Idioms & Phrases 10 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

The level of this section was easy to moderate. More weightage was given to Arithmetic. There were 5 Tabular DI based questions.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (Tabular) 5 Moderate
Simplification/ Approximation 13 Easy
Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Time & Work 1 Moderate
Boat & Stream 1 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 10 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

 

Reasoning Section was easy out of all three sections. There were two sets of Puzzles & Seating Arrangement:

 

Linear (North-South)

 

Floor Based

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 10 Moderate
Inequality 3 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Alpha-Numerical-Symbol Series 5 Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Order & Ranking 3 Easy
Miscellaneous 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Overall Review – 9th December (2nd Shift)

 

The level of 2nd shift exam was moderate. Check the overall IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Analysis below:

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 15-17
Quantitative Aptitude 25-27
Reasoning Ability 28-32
Total 72-80

 

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for English Language

 

The English section was moderate-difficult as previous shift. The pattern of Phrase Replacement and Sentence Rearrangement questions was changed. The Reading Comprehension was not story based.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Fill in the blanks (Double Fillers) 10 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangements 5 Moderate-Difficult
Idioms & Phrases 10 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was easy-moderate. One Tabular form DI was given.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (Tabular) 5 Moderate
Simplification/ Approximation 13 Easy-Moderate
Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Time & Work 1 Moderate
Boat & Stream 1 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 10 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

 

The Reasoning Section was easy. There were three sets of Puzzles & Seating Arrangement asked based on one variable as follows:

 

Linear (North-South)

 

Circular Table

 

Month based Puzzle

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Moderate
Inequality 3 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Coding-Decoding 4 Easy
Numerical series 5 Easy
Alphabetical Series 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims Review – Overall Analysis 9th December (3rd Shift)

 

The level of the exam was moderate overall. The section wise good attempts are given below:

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 15-18
Quantitative Aptitude 25-28
Reasoning Ability 28-32
Total 75-82

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis for English Language

 

The English section was moderate-difficult similar to previous shifts. The Reading Comprehension was based on the topic “War on Poverty”.

 

In Idioms & Phrases questions, candidates were asked to find out an Idiom/Phrases that have the same meaning to the given Idioms/Phrases in bold.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Fill in the blanks (Double Fillers) 10 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangements 5 Moderate-Difficult
Idioms & Phrases 10 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

The quantitative section had easy-moderate level questions. One set of DI was given based on Tabular form.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (Tabular) 5 Moderate
Simplification/ Approximation 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Time & Work 1 Moderate
Boat & Stream 1 Easy-Moderate
Pipes & Cisterns 1 Moderate
Mensuration 1 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 6 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

 

The Reasoning Section was easier comparative to other two sections. There were three sets of Puzzles & Seating Arrangement:

 

Linear (North-South)

 

Days based puzzle

 

Seating Arrangement around Square Table

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Moderate
Inequality 3 Easy
Syllogism 2 Easy
Order & Ranking 2 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Alpha-Numerical series 5 Easy
Alphabetical Series 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis – Overall Review 9th December (4th Shift)

 

The level of this shift exam also was moderate similar to the previous shifts. Check the details below:

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 15-17
Quantitative Aptitude 25-27
Reasoning Ability 28-32
Total 75-80

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Review for English Language

 

The English section was moderate-difficult as previous shift. The Reading comprehension was based on the topic “Brics Nation”.

 

In the given sentences, parts of a sentence need to be arranged to make a meaningful sentence in Sentence Rearrangements.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Fill in the blanks (Double Fillers) 10 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangements 5 Moderate-Difficult
Idioms & Phrases 10 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

The level of this section was easy-moderate. Miscellaneous questions were asked from Work and Time, Boat and Stream, and Pipe & Cisterns topics.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (Tabular) 5 Moderate
Simplification/ Approximation 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Time & Work 1 Moderate
Boat & Stream 1 Easy-Moderate
Pipes & Cisterns 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 10 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

 

The Reasoning Section was easy. The topics with higher weightage were Inequality, Order & Ranking, and Alphabetic Series:

 

Linear (North-South)

 

Seating Arrangement around Circular Table

 

Floor-based puzzle

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Moderate
Inequality 3 Easy
Syllogism 2 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Inequality 2 Easy
Order & Ranking 5 Easy
Alphabetical Series 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 – 10th December (1st Shift)

 

The level was moderate. The quantitative section was calculative and time-consuming while reasoning section was easiest.  Have a look at exam analysis in detail below:

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 13-17
Quantitative Aptitude 22-26
Reasoning Ability 28-33
Total 70-78

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Review for English Language

 

The level of English language was Moderate-difficult for this shift. Phrase Replacement and Sentence Rearrangement questions were based on the new pattern.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Fill in the blanks (Double Fillers) 10 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangements 5 Moderate-Difficult
Idioms & Phrases 10 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

The level of this section was easy to moderate. There were 10 questions based on Arithmetic (word problems) out of total 35 questions.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (Tabular) 5 Moderate
Simplification/ Approximation 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 10 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

 

Reasoning Section was easy out of all three sections. Three sets of Puzzles & Seating Arrangement were asked in this section as follows:

 

Linear (Double line, North-South)

 

Linear(Single line, facing North)

 

Days based Puzzle

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Moderate
Inequality 2 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Alpha-Numerical-Symbol Series 5 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Number Series 3 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Overall Review – 10th December (2nd Shift)

 

The level of 2nd Shift was easy-moderate. Check the overall IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Analysis below:

 

Sections Good Attempts
English 15-20
Quantitative Aptitude 25-30
Reasoning Ability 30-32
Total 77-82

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for English Language

 

The difficulty level of English section was Moderate. There were new pattern questions on Phrase Replacement and Sentence Rearrangement.

 

The Reasoning Comprehension did not had Synonyms-Antonyms questions. In earlier IBPS CWE Exams, there were 3 Synonyms-Antonyms based questions in the RC.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Fill in the blanks (Double Fillers) 10 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangements 5 Easy-Moderate
Idioms & Phrases 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Review for Quantitative Aptitude

 

The level of this section was Easy-moderate. Only one set of DI questions was given based on Tabular form (Different shopkeepers selling mobiles on different days).

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (Tabular) 5 Moderate
Simplification/ Approximation 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 10 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

 

The Reasoning Section was easy. There were three sets of Puzzles & Seating Arrangement asked as given below:

 

Linear (Double Line, Both North)

 

Seating Arrangement Around Square Table (Facing opposite directions)

 

Month based Puzzle (2 variable)

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Moderate
Inequality 4 Easy
Syllogism 4 Easy
Coding-Decoding 4 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Alphabetical Series 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy

 

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So, here we have given the complete IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Analysis for the tests conducted in different shifts. The candidates who are yet to appear in the upcoming Prelims Exams may take help from this IBPS Clerk Exam Review.

 

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