IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis Shift 1 for 12th December 2020: Complete IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Review

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2020 (12 December): The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020 for the 2nd day today i.e. 12th December 2020. Earlier IBPS conducted the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam (Day1) on 5th December 2020. The first shift exam is over now and candidates are coming out of exam centers. All the aspirants who appeared in today’s first shift of the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam are keen to know about the Today IBPS Clerk Exam analysis. In this article, we will be sharing the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam analysis of Shift 1 conducted on 12th December 2020 (today). Let us first look at the highlights of today’s Exam:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: 1st Shift Highlights

  • The total time allowed: 60 Minutes 
  • Exam Pattern- Objective
  • Total question: 100 questions
  • Negative Marking- Yes
  • Sectional Cut Off- Yes
  • Exam level- Easy to Moderate

IBPS Clerk Prelims Analysis: Exam Pattern 2020

S No. Name of Tests
No. of Questions Maximum Marks    Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
  Total 100 100 60 minutes 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Overall Good Attempts: Shift 1, 12th December

We have collected the IBPS Clerk prelims exam analysis 2020 analysis and review from the students who appeared in Shift1 of the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam conducted today on 12th December 2020. Below is the table having information about overall good attempts in each section and the overall exam. Candidates can now check whether they have made enough attempts to score good marks in the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020. Overall, the exam in first shift of IBPS Clerk Prelims was Easy to moderate.



English Language 


Reasoning Ability


Quantitative Aptitude




The above good attempts are based on the review of those candidates who appeared in this exam today in the first shift. You can too share your review of the exam and the number of attempts you have made in the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020 in the comment section below.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Analysis: Section-Wise, Shift 1 (12th December 2020)

Candidates who appeared for the exam of IBPS Clerk prelims 2020 were given 20 minutes for each section. Now we will be discussing the detailed section-wise exam analysis of shift 1 of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020. Aspirants can also check this analysis on our official YouTube channel where our experts will be discussing every aspect of today’s exam.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 for English Language Section

TheEnglish language section consisted of 30 questions of 30 marks which the aspirants had to attempt in 20 minutes of duration. According to the candidates IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 1st shift  who appeared in the shift one exam today the overall difficulty level of the section was: Easy- Moderate

RC- Sweden, CO2

Questions Number of questions Difficulty
Passage-RC 8 Easy- Moderate
Para Jumble/Rearrangement 5 Easy- Moderate
Fillers 5 Easy- Moderate
Error Detection/Wrong Spelling 6 Easy- Moderate
Cloze Test 6 Easy- Moderate
 Total  30  

IBPS Clerk Prelims Reasoning Ability Analysis- 12th December 2020

Difficulty Level:

The reasoning ability section had 35 questions for which the aspirants were given 20 minutes of time duration. Below are some topics on which the questions in the reasoning ability section were based along with the difficulty levels.

Puzzle- 4 (4Floors & 2 flats)

Questions Number of questions Difficulty
Puzzle 20 Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Direction 3 Easy
Alphanumeric 5 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Easy
 Total  35 Easy-Moderate



IBPS Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Section Analysis: Prelims Exam 2020

The overall difficulty level of the quantitative aptitude section was: Moderate

A total of 35 questions was asked from this section, let us look at the topics and the difficulty levels on which the quantitative aptitude section was based.

DI- Table Based (No of Visitors in Park) and Line Based (Sales)

Arithmetic: profit & Loss, Percentage


Quantitative Aptitude
Questions Number of questions Difficulty
Simplification  10 Moderate (Lengthy)
Arithmetic 12 Easy
DI 10 Easy- Calculative
Missing No Series 3 Easy
 Total  35 Easy-Calculative

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IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2020 – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What was the overall difficulty level of the shift 1 exam conducted on 12th December?

Ans: Easy to Moderate

Q. What are the good attempts in the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 for 12th December?

Ans. 60-73

Q. Which section was the toughest amongst the three?

Ans. Quantitative Aptitude was a bit lengthy and calculative.

Q. Were there any changes from the earlier shifts that were conducted on 5th December 2020?

Ans. No

Q. How many questions can be attempted in the Quantitative Aptitude section of the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam, 12th December?

Ans: Candidates can attempt up to 21-24 questions.