IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2020: IBPS Clerk Prelims Shift 1st Exam Analysis and Review (5th December)

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Analysis: IBPS has successfully conducted the first shift of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020. Aspirants who appeared for the first shift a keenly waiting for the exam analysis to have an overview of the exam they appeared for. Also, candidates who are appearing in the upcoming shifts will be benefited from this exam analysis as they can shape up their final preparations accordingly. 

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

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020- Key Highlights

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

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020: Exam Pattern

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 Exam Review 2020: Overall Good Attempts

As per IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 Shift 1 directly from students information collected has come out from the exam center. As per some of the students who have appeared in this exam, the IBPS Clerk prelims exam was of Easy Level. Below are the section-wise good attempts and the difficulty level in the Shift-1 Exam of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020.



English Language 


Reasoning Ability


Quantitative Aptitude




The above given good attempts are based on the review we received from some of the students. We’ll keep modifying it based on the reviews of more students and experts. You can also share with us your good attempts through below comment section.

Also Check, IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis Shift 2: IBPS Clerk Exam Review for 5th December 2020

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 Shift 1 Section-Wise Exam Analysis

For all the sections mentioned below, candidates were given 20 minutes for each section. Let us look at the detailed section-wise exam analysis. You can also watch our IBPS Clerk Prelims Analysis on our official YouTube channel. In the video, our experts will take you through all the nuances of Question Paper analysis and review.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for English Language

Difficulty Level : Easy

This section comprises of reading comprehension and different topics like Word arrangement, fillers, inference based questions, passage-based questions, etc. Following are some questions and important topics on which the questions were based in the English language section of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020.

A total of 30 Questions were asked from the English Language Section:

Obesity & Sleep Based RC

Antonym/synonym- Induce, Evolution

Questions Number of questions Difficulty
Passage-RC 6 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy
Phrase Correction 5 Easy
Word Swap 4 Easy
Error Detection 5 Easy
Cloze Test 5 Easy
 Total  30 Easy


IBPS Clerk Reasoning Ability Exam Analysis Section

Difficulty Level: Easy- Moderate

This section had 35 questions for which the aspirants were given 20 minutes of time duration. following are some topics on which the questions were based in the Reasoning Ability Section of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020 Shift-1 held on 5th December 2020: 

Box Based Puzzle, Sequence-Based (No of things purchased by 8 people), Year and month based puzzle, Weight-based arrangement puzzle and short puzzle

Questions Number of questions Difficulty
Puzzle 20 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 3 Easy
Inequality 3 Easy
Alphabet Based 3 Easy
Numeric series 5 Easy
Number based 1 Easy
 Total  35 Easy-Moderate

IBPS Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Exam Analysis 

Difficulty Level: Easy- Moderate

According to the aspirants who appeared for the exam today in the 1st shift this section was time-consuming. Following are the topic on which the questions of Quantitative Aptitude Section was based.


Quantitative Aptitude
Questions Number of questions Difficulty
Simplification  14 Easy
Arithmetic 10 Easy-Moderate
Quadratic 5 Easy
DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Probability 1 Easy
 Total  35 Easy-Moderate

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What was the overall difficulty level of the exam in Shit-1?

Ans. The Level was Easy-Moderate. The Quant section was a bit lengthy.

Q. Which section was the toughest of all?

Ans. Quantitative Aptitude was calculative and lengthy.

Q. What is the Good Attempt for 1st Shift in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020?

Ans: IBPS Clerk Prelims good attempt for shift 1 is 62-73.

Q. How many shifts are there for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020?

Ans: The IBPS Clerk Prelims is conducted in 4 shifts a day.