IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 8th December- Shift 4

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2018:

IBPS Clerk is one of the most sought-after recruitment in the banking industry. Several aspirants are burning candles at both ends to get a seat for themselves in this prestigious bank. 8th December is the first day of the first phase of this exam, i.e., prelims. Many students appeared for this exam and the competition will be very tough this time. Therefore, it is necessary that one gets aware about the type of questions being asked in the exam so that you get an idea about how to plan your strategy to attempt the questions in the exam and manage your time accordingly.

This year there is the sectional timing of 20 minutes in the Prelims Exam, its important for all banking aspirants to go through the review once. Exam analysis and review can help the aspirants who are yet to appear in upcoming shifts of IBPS Clerk Prelims to get an idea of the difficulty level and expected pattern of questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. The examination held in this shift was of Easy to Moderate level. The order of occurrence of sections was English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis


Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 17-21 20
Reasoning Ability 26-32 20
Quantitative Aptitude 22-26 20
Total 67-73 60

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was Easy to Moderate.  One can easily attempt questions if they have practised well. Following were the types of DI in this slot:

  • Tabular
  • Caselet
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 10 Easy-Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Easy
Simplification 10 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 10 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was also of easy to moderate level. There was one set of Reading Comprehension with 7 questions out of which 2 questions were of vocabulary. The passage of the RC was based on an article related to friendship.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  7 Moderate
Error Detection 6 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test 6 Easy
Phrasal Replacement 6 Moderate
Word Usage 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was of Easy to Moderate. Following were the types of puzzles in this shift
  • Linear Seating Arrangement- 3ques
  • Month Based Puzzle
  • Puzzle on Uncertain number of people
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 12 Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate
Alpha Numeric Series 3 Easy-Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Moderate
Numeric Series 4 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet 1 Easy
Direction Sense 4 Easy
Number Based 1 Moderate
Total 35 Easy to Moderate

Keep up your calm and confidence and you’ll surely do well in the exam!

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All the best for the next slot !!