IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis Shift-1: 7th December

| Updated On December 9th, 2019 at 01:01 pm

IBPS Clerk Prelims first shift is over. Today is the first day of IBPS Clerk prelims exam 2019 and students participated in the exam very enthusiastically. We hope those who have taken the IBPS Clerk prelims exam today must have given their best. Now, students appearing for other shifts must be waiting for the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam analysis and review so that they can prepare themselves for the upcoming challenges. As per the analysis given by the students, the exam remained of Easy-Moderate level and no new changes in the exam pattern were observed. Those who have good hold on the speed can easily attempt 90 questions in the IBPS Clerk exam 2019.


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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019: Overall Good Attempts

The preliminary exam for IBPS Clerk was conducted online and had 100 questions for 60 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 60 minutes (20 minutes for each section) themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning (35 Ques), Quantitative Aptitude (35 Ques), and English (30 Ques).

Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 21-25 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 27-32 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 22-26 20 minutes
Total 76-83 60 minutes

English Language ( 
Moderate )

The level of English Language was Moderate. The topic of reading comprehension was related to an article on animals, predators and environment. There were 2-3 questions of vocabulary in RC.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 8 Easy-Moderate
Fillers 5 Easy-Moderate
Words Rearrangement in a Sentence 6 Easy
Cloze Test 6 Easy
 Spelling Errors, Word Replacement 5 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 examination’s Shift 1 was also Moderate. There was only 1 set of Data Interpretation – Bar Graph.

Topic No. Of questions Level
DI 5 Moderate
Simplification 10 Easy-Moderate
Wrong Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous (Word Problems) 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy)

There were 4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Square Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement with parallel rows
  • Linear Seating Arrangement (no. of people was not mentioned- all facing north)
  • Month based puzzle- 7 months and 7 persons
Topics No. of Questions Level
 Alpha-Numeric Series 5 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Blood Relation 3 Moderate
Alphabet 2 Easy
Syllogism (also included few questions of “only few” type) 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy

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