IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Analysis: Check Last 3 Years Exam Analysis of IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection recently released the results for the preliminary examination of IBPS RRB Clerk. Now IBPS is conducting the IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam 2020-21 on 20 February 2021. Candidates appearing for this examination must be wondering what could be the difficulty level of the paper this year. In this article, we will be looking at the exam analysis of the IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam of the last three years, which will help you in analyzing the difficulty level of the upcoming examination

IBPS RRB Clerk mains exam analysis 2019 

The difficulty level of IBPS RRB Clerk mains examination remained easy to moderate. The number of good attempts based on that is mentioned below:

                          SECTIONS            GOOD ATTEMPTS
**Hindi Language 21-26
**English Language 24-28
Reasoning 27-32
Quantitative Aptitude 12-16
Computer Knowledge 23-27
General Awareness 26-30
TOTAL 139-152
**Candidates need to attempt any one section.

Quantitative Aptitude
The difficulty level of the exam was overall an easy to moderate level. Starting with the quantitative section, this section was moderate and the questions which were asked from the DI topic consists of Caselet DI
Tabular DI
Double Pie chart DI
Caselet DI
Questions related to different topics are mentioned below:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 20 Moderate
Quantity 1: Quantity 2 05 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous (Train Based, Boat & Stream, CI and SI, Profit & Loss, Time and Work, Partnership, Age Based, Mensuration etc.) 15 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate

Hindi Language:
This section contained 40 qu9estions and the difficulty level of this section was Easy-moderate. Question asked from this section are:

Topic No. of Questions Level
गद्यांश 10 Moderate
रिक्त स्थान पूर्ति (Cloze Test) 10 Moderate
वाक्यों में त्रुटी चयन 04 Moderate
रिक्त स्थान 04 Moderate
पर्यायवाची / विलोम / समानार्थी 05 Easy-Moderate
अव्यवस्थित वाक्य खण्डों को सुव्यवस्थित करना 05 Easy-Moderate
विविध 02 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate

English Language: For students who have opted for the English language section, the difficulty level of this section was Easy-moderate. There was one set of Reading Comprehension having 10 questions, and out of 10 questions,1 was related to filler. The theme for RC was Dolphin and Human interaction, whereas the cloze test was based on Artificial Intelligence. The number of questions which were asked from this section was:

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Reading Comprehension
10
Easy-Moderate
Word Swapping
05
Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test
10
Easy-Moderate
Sentence Correction
05
Easy
Single Word Fillers
05
Easy
Sentence Rearrangement
05
Easy-Moderate
Total
40
Easy-Moderate

Reasoning ability: The level of this section was easy-moderate. The type of questions asked from this section was:

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles
24
Easy-Moderate
Direction Based
03
Easy
Alphabet Based
01 Easy
Number Based 01 Easy-Moderate
Coding Decoding 05 Easy
Order & Ranking (Based on Direction) 03 Easy
Blood Relation 03 Easy
Total
40
Easy

Computer Knowledge: From this section, the question asked were from basic knowledge of computer and its application. The difficulty level of this section was ( Easy-moderate).
General Awareness: Most of the questions asked from the current affair as well as the number of questions asked from static awareness, union budget, and economic survey.

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IBPS RRB Clerk mains exam analysis 2018
The IBPS RRB mains examination 2018 difficulty level remained at a moderate level. It consisted of 5 sections in the objective test of 200 marks for which 120 minutes were allotted to the candidates.
The number of good attempts is mentioned below:

SECTIONS GOOD ATTEMPTS
Hindi Language 27-32
English Language 24-29
Reasoning 23-27
Numerical Ability 17-22
Computer Knowledge 31-34
General Awareness 26-31
TOTAL 132-143

The subject wise detailed analysis of the examination is:
Numerical Ability: This section remained of moderate level, but this section as per the students who appeared in the mains examination was lengthy. The type of DI questions asked in the examination are:
Pie Chart
Caselet
Line Graph
Missing DI: Tabular
The question was:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 20 Moderate – Difficult
 Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Mensuration, Boat & Stream, CI and SI, Profit & Loss, Time and Work, Partnership etc.) 15 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate – Lengthy

Hindi Language(easy-moderate)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension गद्यांश (2 Sets) 10 Moderate
वाक्य में त्रुटी 5 Moderate
Cloze Test (2 Sets) 10 Easy-Moderate
Word Based Error 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 4 Moderate
Filler 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Easy-Moderate

English Language: The level of the English Language section was easy to moderate. The RC was based on a passage related to SOCIAL MEDIA.

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Reading Comprehension
10
Moderate
Error Detection
7
Moderate
Cloze Test
8
Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement
5
Moderate
Spell Check based Errors
5
Easy-Moderate
Identify correct use of word in sentences
5
Easy-Moderate
Total
40
Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability:
The level of reasoning ability remained moderate. Following were the types of puzzle asked :
Circular Seating Arrangement
Parallel Lines Seating Arrangement
Month Based Puzzle: 3 Variable
Linear Single Line
Comparison Based

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles
25
Moderate
Data Sufficiency
5
Moderate
Blood Relation
3 Moderate
Direction Sense 4 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 1 Easy
Coding Decoding 1 Easy-Moderate
Machine Input Output 1 Easy
Total
40
Moderate

General awareness: Same as the 2019 year’s paper, the question related to this section was mostly from current affairs, and the difficulty level remained moderate of this section.
Computer Knowledge: The questions asked from this section were very basic and the difficulty level of this section was easy.

IBPS RRB Clerk mains exam analysis 2017:

The exam level of IBPS RRB Clerk mains examination 2017 remains easy to moderate. The overall good attempt for the mains exams are:

SECTIONS GOOD ATTEMPTS
Hindi Language 23-27
Reasoning 21-25
Numerical Ability 18-21
Computer Knowledge 31-34
General Awareness 17-23
English Language 22-25
TOTAL 137-146

 

English Language: This section remained moderate in the mains examination, which consisted of 2 sets of reading comprehension.

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Reading Comprehension
14
Moderate
 2 Sets of Cloze Test ( One was on the conventional pattern and the other was Sentence/Phrase-Based)
10 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous- Fillers (Words based), Fillers (Idioms/Phrase-based), Identify the opposite pairs, Sentence Connectors (3 sentences) 16 Moderate
Total
40
Moderate

Reasoning: This section as well was easy to moderate. The types of puzzles asked in the examination are:

  • Circular Seating Arrangement (2 Variable)
  • Comparision Based (2 Variable)
  • Scheduling (Month, Date) Based Puzzle
  • Linear Seating Arrangement (3 Variable)
The questions were:
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles
20
Moderate
Data Sufficiency (2 statement)
3
Moderate
Syllogism
3
Moderate
Number Series
5 Moderate
Direction Sense 2 Moderate
 Alpha-Numeric Series

3 Easy
Coding-Decoding 1 Moderate
 Alphabet Position

1 Easy
Misc. 2 Moderate
Total
40
Easy-Moderate

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Quantitative Aptitude: This section’s difficulty level remained moderate and total 3 sets of DI were asked in the examination.

Following were the types of DI:
  • Bar Graph
  • Caselet
  • Tabular
The questions of Data Sufficiency were also there.
The questions were:
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
 Data Sufficency 5 Moderate
Probability 2 Modearate
Mixture and Allegation 1 Moderate
Time and Work 2 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Partnership 2 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 6 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Moderate

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE (Easy)
The level of this section was very basic most of the questions were from basics of Software, Internet, Network etc.

General Awareness : This section was moderate to difficult, most of the questions were from banking, Static and current affairs. There were also few questions from basic banking awareness and surprised students a bit as the level was a bit high.

We hope this information will be helpful for the students who are going to appear in the IBPS RRB Clerk mains examination 2021.

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