Sunday, 3 December 2017

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 03rd Dec - Shift 3

Dear Aspirants,

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2017: 03rd Dec - Shift 3

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis & Review: 

IBPS‘s recruitment of Clerk is the much-anticipated opportunity for every banking aspirant and with the Preliminary exam, you are now a step closer to achieve your goal. Today's (03rd December'17) of IBPS Clerk Pre exam 3rd shift of second day is over now, and it is the time for its Exam Analysis. All those aspirants who are yet to appear for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam can benefit from this exam analysis as here we provide you an insight on the types and levels of questions being asked in this year's IBPS Clerk Prelims exam. The level of this shift's examination was Moderate and there were not many changes observed in today's exam.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Analysis: Overall  


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 14-17 15
Reasoning Ability 27-30 20
Numerical Ability 24-27 25
Total 78-82 60


English Language (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of English Language was Moderate-Difficult. The topic of reading comprehension was based on Education. 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.

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


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 

Topics No. of Question Level
Tabular DI 5 Moderate
Simplification 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing)5Easy-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


Reasoning Ability (Easy)

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, 1 variable)
  • Floor Based (8 persons)
  • Circular (8 persons facing inward)



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