IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis and Review: 20th January 2019

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IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2018-19:

IBPS Clerk Mains 2018-19 Examination 20th was conducted today (January). After the Phase-I (Prelims), this was the much-awaited exam for all the candidates aiming to become a clerk in a PSBs, and here is the complete exam analysis and review of today’s IBPS Clerk Mains 2018-19.
IBPS Clerk Mains 2018-19 exam had 4 sections Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, and General/Financial Awareness for a duration of 160 minutes and each section had its allotted time limit. The level of Today’s exam was of Moderate level. Out of all the sections, English was most time taking and calculative, and there were many puzzle in the section of Reasoning. Read the detailed analysis provided below for more insight into what types of questions were asked in all the sections of 2018-19’s IBPS Clerk Mains examination.



IBPS Clerk Mains 2019 Exam Analysis (OVER-ALL):

SECTIONS GOOD ATTEMPTS
General English  29-33
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude  27-32
Quantitative Aptitude  31-36
General/ Financial Awareness 28-34
TOTAL 117-129

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE (Moderate)
The level of data analysis and interpretation was moderate. There were a total of 4 sets of DI including Caselet. In IBPS PO Mains 2018 held on 18th Nov 2018, this section Data analysis and interpretation was most difficult among all but in CLERK MAINS 2018 exam this section was moderate and do-able. Following were the types on DI seen in this section:

  • Bar Graph
  • Caselet
  • Pie Chat
  • Tabular
The questions were:
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation  20 Moderate-Difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Quantity1, Quantity 2 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Miscellaneous- Arithmetic Word Problems 15 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate
GENERAL ENGLISH (Moderate-Difficult)
There were a total of 3 sets of Reading Comprehension and their themes were related to diet, wildlife conservation, and drinking water.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  15 Moderate-Difficult
Word Replacement 5 Moderate-Difficult
Word Usage 5 Moderate
Sentence Connectors 5 Moderate
Double Fillers (suitable words were given in A & B column form) 5 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate-Difficult

REASONING AND COMPUTER APTITUDE (Moderate-Difficult )

Following were the types of Puzzles & Seating Arrangement:

  • Circular- Two circular tables were given 
  • Month Based Puzzle (Dates, months, events were given to arrange)
  • Year based puzzle (year and colours were given to arrange)
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Floor Based Puzzle (2 variables, 6 floors)
  • Box based puzzle (Boxes and chocolates were given to arrange)
Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 
25
Moderate-Difficult
Direction Sense

4 Moderate
Alphabet 
2
Easy-Moderate
Inequality
3
Easy-Moderate
Logical Reasoning
6
Moderate
Machine Input Output
4
Moderate
Coding Decoding – Alphabet & Number based
3
Easy- Moderate
Syllogism
3
Easy
Total
50 Moderate-Difficult


GENERAL/FINANCIAL AWARENESS (Moderate)
This section had 50 questions and the level of the questions asked was moderate. Most of the questions in this section were covering the current affairs and news of July’18 – Jan’19 Months. As per the review shared by students who appeared for this exam, there were only a few questions from static and banking awareness.

          

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