IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis & Review 2020: IBPS had conducted IBPS Clerk Mains 2020 Exam on 19 January 2020. IBPS Clerk Exam is conducted every year by IBPS to recruit eligible candidates in various Public Sector Banks. Candidates who have gone through the IBPS Clerk Mains must be looking for the complete exam analysis and review.
 
 
 
IBPS Clerk Mains 2020 Exam had 5 sections: Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Reasoning, Computer Aptitude, and General/Financial Awareness for a duration of 160 minutes and each section had its allotted time limit.
 
 
The level of Today’s exam was of Moderate-Difficult level. Out of all the sections, Quantitative Aptitude was most tedious & calculative, and there were many good Puzzles in Seating & Arrangement Section.

 

The order of occurrence of section in IBPS Clerk Mains 2019 is as follows:

  • General Awareness
  • English Language
  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude
 
Read the detailed analysis provided below for more insight into what types of questions were asked in all the sections of IBPS Clerk Mains 2020
 

IBPS Clerk Mains 2020 Exam Analysis (OVER-ALL):

SECTIONS GOOD ATTEMPTS (Number of Questions)
General English 27-30
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 27-34
Quantitative Aptitude 35-39
General/ Financial Awareness 32-38
TOTAL 121-141


Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The Quantitative Aptitude section consisted of 50 questions. The level of data analysis and interpretation was moderate. There were a total of 4 sets of DI asked.  Following were the types on DI seen in this section:

 

  • Caselet DI
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart +Bar Graph
  • Tabular
The questions were:
 
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 20 Moderate-Difficult
Data Sufficiency 04 Moderate-Difficult
Quantity 1, Quantity 2 05 Moderate
Approximation 06 Easy
Miscellaneous- Arithmetic Word Problems 15 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate
 

English Language (Difficult)

There were 40 questions in English Language section. There were a total of 3 sets of Reading Comprehension and their themes were related to:

 

  • Coffee
  • Artificial Intelligence
Sentence Rearrangement:
4 sentences were given out of which 1st &  last were fixed. B & C (middle sentences) were divided into parts and had to be arranged among themselves. Finally, the whole paragraph was  required to be rearranged.

 

Cloze Test:
There were 6 words marked as bold. The words were required to be substituted with appropriate words.

Fillers:
3 Sentences were given with a blank in each. Candidates had to identify suitable word which will fit in all 3 blanks.

 
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 15 Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement
(new format)
05 Moderate-Difficult
Starters 04 Easy
Cloze Test 06 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 05 Moderate
 Fillers (Three blanks, one word) 05 Moderate
Total 40 Difficult


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Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (Moderate-Difficult)

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude section had some complex Puzzles & Seating Arrangement questions. No questions were asked from Computer Aptitude. Following are the types of Puzzles & Seating Arrangement questions asked in IBPS Clerk Mains 2019:

 

  • Circular Seating Arrangement 
  • Alphabet Based Puzzle (Letters were to be arranged in a linear fashion)
  • Linear Seating Arrangement (Single row)
  • Order & Ranking (11 people, buying something)
Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles
20
Moderate-Difficult
Syllogism 05 Moderate
Coded Inequality
05
Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense (in form of coding)
05
Moderate
Data Sufficiency
04
Moderate
Alphanumeric Symbol Series (new pattern)
05 Moderate
Coding Decoding 05 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 02 Moderate- Difficult
Total
50 Moderate-Difficult

General/Financial Awareness (Moderate)

 
This section had 50 questions and the level of the questions asked was moderate. In this section most of the questions, Banking Awareness related to current affairs & contemporary events of national & international importance of December/January.
 
There were also questions related to “RBI in news” of past 2-3 months & only 2-3  questions of static awareness. Some of the questions are as follows:
 
  • Joint Military Exercise Tiger Triumph between – India & USA
  • The Theme of New Delhi World Book Fair – ‘Suryodaya: Emerging voices from North East India’
  • National Science Congress 2020
  • Question related to Forest Cover of India
  • India’s first UNESCO Heritage City
  • Headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency – Vienna, Austria
  • Question related to MUDRA
  •  Full form of “MANI” app launched by RBI: Mobile Aided Note Identifier.
 

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Important Topics of Quantitative Aptitude Section:

  • Data Interpretation (Tabular Chart, Pie-chart, Bar graph & Radar Graph)
  • Arithmetic Based DI
  • Caselet DI
  • Quantity 1: Quantity 2
  • Date Sufficiency
  • Wrong Number Series

Important Topics of Reasoning Ability Section:

  • Circular Seating Arrangement with Blood Relation
  • Box Based Puzzle
  • Date & Month Based Puzzle
  • Floor Based Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement (Parallel row based)
  • Machine Input/Output
  • New Pattern Coding Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning

Important Topics of English language Section:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Multiple Sentence Based Fillers
  • Story Based Fillers
  • Error Detection

Important Topics of General Awareness Section:

  • Nobel Prize 2019
  • US China Relation
  • Newly elected CM in Jharkhand and Maharashtra
  • RBI 4th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy
  • 66th National Film Awards 2019
  • Global Risks Report 2020
  • India’s growth rate for FY2020
  • 1st Chief of Defence Staff
  • Wisden Cricketers of the Decade
  • National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI): 2019-2024
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S.No. Name of the Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
  Total 190 200 160 Minutes

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Direction (1-5): The following question consists of a sentence which is divided into three parts which contain grammatical errors in one or more than one part of the sentence. If there is an error in any part of the sentence, find the correct alternatives to replace those parts from the three options given below each question to make the sentence grammatically correct. If there is an error in any part of the sentence and none of the alternatives is correct to replace that part, then choose (d), i.e., None of the (I), (II) and (III) as your answer. If the given sentence is grammatically correct or does not require any correction, choose (e), i.e., No correction required as your answer.

Q1. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said if his party was voted to power (I)/ in the coming Assembly elections, “regional autonomy shall be (II)/ granted in J&K within 30 days of forming the government” (III).
(I) Farooq Abdullah in Thursday saying if his party were voted to power
(II) in the coming Assembly elections, “regional autonomy will be
(III) grant in J&K for 30 days of form the government
(a) Only (I) & (III)
(b) Only (II) & (III)
(c) Only (II)
(d) None of the (I), (II) and (III)
(e) No correction required

Q2. Young industrialist, Gunjan Khemka, was shot dead (I)/ on Thursday at the gate of (II)/ his factory at Hajipur near Patna (III).
(I) A young industrialist, Gunjan Khema, was shot dead
(II) in Thursday across the gate of
(III) his factory in Hajipur near Patna
(a) Only (I) & (III)
(b) Only (II)
(c) Only (II) & (III)
(d) None of the (I), (II) and (III)
(e) No correction required

Q3. The allegation against Mr. Chattopadhyay is that (I)/ he “took money from various chit fund companies (II)/ and divested it through M/s Disha Productions” (III).
(I) Allegation for Mr. Chattopadhyay was this
(II) he “taken money from various chit fund companies
(III) and has been divested it through M/s Disha Productions”
(a) Only (I)
(b) Only (II)
(c) Only (III)
(d) None of the (I), (II) and (III)
(e) No correction required

Q4. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are hided in (I)/ your food, not just for the meat, and fish, (II)/ but also in your tomatoes and apples (III).
(I) Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are hiding in
(II) your food, not just in the meat, and fish,
(III) but also for your tomatoes and apples
(a) Only (III)
(b) Only (I) & (II)
(c) Only (I)
(d) None of the (I), (II) and (III)
(e) No correction required

Q5. The SSLV promise on-demand access to space, (I)/ with the rocket assembly taking a (II)/ mere 15 days and minimum personnel to do it, VSSC officials said (III).
(I) The SSLV promising on-demand access to space,
(II) for the rocket assembly taking a
(III) mere 15 day and minimum personnels for do it, VSSC officials said
(a) Only (I) & (II)
(b) All of (I), (II) & (III)
(c) Only (III)
(d) None of the (I), (II) and (III)
(e) No correction required

Direction (6-15): Given below is a paragraph consisting of blanks. Identify the correct option among the five alternative pairs that should fill the blank against the number to make the paragraph contextually meaningful and grammatically correct.
President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria has predictably _____(6)_____ both the Washington establishment and America’s global allies. Within a day of the announcement, Secretary of Defense James Mattis quit, while allies say the move would affect the battle against the Islamic State in Syria. Mr. Trump, however, appears _____(7)_____. Bringing soldiers back to the U.S. was a campaign _____(8)_____. Earlier this year he had wanted to exit Syria but delayed the decision amid _____(9)_____ within his cabinet. Now he claims that the physical infrastructure of the IS caliphate is _____(10)_____ and the U.S. can leave the war against the _____(11)_____ of the jihadist group to the Syrian government and its main backers, Russia and Iran. On the face of it, there is a strategic argument in Mr. Trump’s decision. The caliphate is actually destroyed — the IS has lost 95% of the territory it once controlled and is now _____(12)_____ to narrow pockets on the Iraqi-Syrian border. The U.S. would also not like to get _____(13)_____ in Syria forever. It is basically Russia’s war. The U.S. is already _____(14)_____ in Afghanistan (for 17 years) and Iraq (over 15 years) without a way out. After these interventions, Presidents have been wary of deploying “boots on the ground” in West Asia. Barack Obama had pulled back most U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Trump wants to get out of the Syrian theatre. But the ground reality is too complex and _____(15)_____ Mr. Trump to be more patient and strategic in his policymaking.

Q6.
(a) reveal/disclose
(b) assert/maintain
(c) upset/perturb
(d) make/produce
(e) rise/ascend

Q7.
(a) restless/uneasy
(b) complicated/difficult
(c) apathetic/uninterested
(d) confusing/ambiguous
(e) unfazed/placid

Q8.
(a) hate/detestation
(b) bribe/inducement
(c) preference/weakness
(d) liking/fondness
(e) promise/pledge

Q9.
(a) resistance/aversion
(b) vigour/healthiness
(c) lethargy/inactivity
(d) rude/impertinent
(e) guilt/iniquity

Q10.
(a) marked/stained
(b) concealed/hide
(c) accepted/received
(d) destroyed/ruined
(e) characterized/distinguished

Q11.
(a) anger/annoyance
(b) remnants/leftovers
(c) breaches/violations
(d) remarks/comments
(e) platitude/banality

Q12.
(a) reprimanded/rebuked
(b) admitted/acknowledged
(c) confined/constricted
(d) mitigated/reduced
(e) reached/extended

Q13.
(a) Qualified/ counted
(b) stuck/ lingered
(c) blamed/ attributed
(d) sapped/ eroded
(e) risen/ascended

Q14.
(a) Stranded/grounded
(b) impudent/impertinent
(c) ambivalent/ equivocal
(d) prodigal/extravagant
(e) mysterious/vague

Q15.
(a) avoids/abstains
(b) surrenders/quits
(c) criticizes/condemns
(d) requires/ needs
(e) obscures/conceals

Solutions

S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. There is an error in the part (II). The helping verb ‘shall’ cannot be used with the subject ‘regional autonomy’. ‘Shall’ is only used with ‘I’ and/or ‘We’ under certain conditions. ‘shall’ should be replaced by ‘will’.
The statement (II) provides the correct corrections.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.

S2. Ans. (a)
Sol. There are errors in the parts (I) and (III).
In the part (I), ‘industrialist’ is an indefinite singular countable noun, which should be preceded by an indefinite article ‘a’. The part (I) provides the correct correction.
In the part (III), the usage of the preposition ‘at’ in front of ‘Hajipur’ is wrong as per the context of the sentence. The preposition ‘at’ has already been used in front of the noun phrase ‘the gate’. The correct preposition to be used is ‘in’. The part (III) provides the correct correction.
Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.

S3. Ans. (e)
Sol. The given sentence is grammatically and contextually correct and doesn’t require any correction.
Hence, option (e) is the correct answer.

S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. There are errors in the parts (I) and (II).
In the part (I), the form of the verb ‘hided’ is incorrect. The context of the sentence demands that the tense of the sentence is ‘Present Continuous’ and the finite verb ‘hide’ for the subject ‘Antibiotic-resistant bacteria’ should have the form ‘hiding’.
In the part (II), the preposition ‘for’ is incorrect as per the context of the sentence. The correct preposition to be used is ‘in’.
Hence, the correct answer is the option (b).

S5. Ans. (d)
Sol. There is an error in the part (I) of the sentence.
In the part (I) of the sentence, the usage of the verb ‘promise’ is incorrect. The correct form of verb to be used is ‘promises’ because the subject of the sentence is a singular countable noun.
The correct phrase should be ‘The SSLV promises on-demand access to space,’
Since the alternative (I) doesn’t provide correct corrections, option (d) is the correct answer.

S6. Ans. (c)
Sol. Perturb [verb] means ‘make (someone) anxious or unsettled; upset’;
The hint for the answer can be derived from understanding the context of the second sentence ‘Within a day of the announcement, Secretary of Defense James Mattis quit, while allies say the move would affect the battle against the Islamic State in Syria’. The presence of the words ‘quit’ and ‘affect’, both of which have a negative connotation suggests that the decision of Donald Trump to pull U.S. troops out of Syria would have negatively impacted the Washington establishment and America’s global allies.
Among the given alternatives, the words ‘upset/perturb’ provides the correct contextual sense to the blank and also satisfy the grammatical requirement imposed on the blank.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.

S7. Ans. (e)
Sol. Unfazed [adjective] means ‘not worried or perturbed; placid’;
Apathetic [adjective] means ‘showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern; uninterested’;
The hint for the words filling the blank can be derived from understanding preceding sentences and the presence of ‘however’ in the sentence where the blank appears.
The presence of ‘however’ suggests that Mr. Trump is not bothered with the Washington establishment and America’s global allies expressing their disapproval over his decision.
Among the given words, the words ‘unfazed/placid’ provides the correct contextual and grammatical sense to the blank.
Hence, option (e) is the correct answer.

S8. Ans. (e)
Sol. The preceding sentences suggest that Mr. Trump has called for bringing the U.S. soldiers back from Syria. The current sentence where the blank attempts to relate ‘bringing the U.S. soldiers back to the U.S.’ with a ‘campaign __________’. Among the given options, the words ‘promise/pledge’ provide the correct contextual and grammatical sense to the blank.
Hence, option (e) is the correct answer.

S9. Ans. (a)
Sol. Vigour [noun] means ‘physical strength and good health; healthiness’;
Lethargy [noun] means ‘a lack of energy and enthusiasm; inactivity’;
Guilt [noun] means ‘the fact of having committed a specified or implied offence or crime; iniquity’;
The sentence where the blank appears has two clauses connected by ‘but’. The first clause suggests that ‘Mr. Trump had wanted to exit Syria earlier’. The next clause, preceded by ‘but’ and where the blank appears, suggests that Mr. Trump had to delay his decision because of _______ within his cabinet.
Among the given alternatives, the words ‘resistance/aversion’ provide the correct contextual and grammatical sense to the blank.
Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.

S10. Ans. (d)
Sol. Mr. Trump, the U.S. President, is moving the U.S. soldiers, fighting against the IS caliphate, out of Syria. What plausible argument could Mr. Trump give? The hint for the answer is given in a later sentence ‘The caliphate is actually destroyed…’ Among the given alternatives, the words ‘destroyed/ruined’ provide the correct grammatical and contextual sense to the blank.
Hence, option (d) is the correct answer.

S11. Ans. (b)
Sol. Platitude [noun] means ‘a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful; banality’;
Remnant [noun] means ‘a part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed or destroyed; leftover’;
The preceding clause mentions that the physical infrastructure of the IS caliphate is destroyed and now, the U.S. want to leave the war against the leftovers of the jihadist group to the Syrian government.
Among the given alternatives, the words ‘remnants/leftovers’ provide the correct contextual and grammatical sense to the blank.
Hence, option (b) is the correct answer.

S12. Ans. (c)
Sol. Constrict [verb] means ‘make narrower, especially by encircling pressure’;
The clause where the blank appears is preceded by another clause connected by ‘and’. The preceded clause says that the IS has lost 95% of the territory it once occupied and is now ________ to narrow pockets on the…’. Among the given alternatives, the word ‘confined/constricted’ provides the best grammatical and contextual sense to the blank.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.

S13. Ans. (b)
Sol. Sapped [sap, verb] means ‘gradually weaken or destroy (a person’s strength or power); erode’;
Blamed [blame, verb] means ‘assign the responsibility for a bad or unfortunate situation or phenomenon to (someone or something)’;
Qualified [qualify, verb] means ‘be or make properly entitled to be classed in a particular way; counted’;
Stuck [stick, verb] means ‘be fixed in a particular position or unable to move or be moved’;
Linger [linger, verb] means ‘stay in a place longer than necessary because of a reluctance to leave’;
From the context of the preceding sentences, it can be understood that the U.S. does not wish to remain in Syria forever. Among the given alternatives, the words ‘stuck/lingered’ provide the correct grammatical and contextual sense to the blank.
Hence, option (b) is the correct answer.

S14. Ans. (a)
Sol. Ambivalent [adjective] means ‘having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone; equivocal’;
Prodigal [adjective] means ‘spending money or using resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant; extravagant’;
Impudent [adjective] means ‘not showing due respect for another person; impertinent’;
Stranded [adjective] means ‘left aground on a shore’; grounded;
The context of the preceding sentence provides hint for the words which would fill the blank. The U.S. would not like to get stuck in Syria. The presence of the ‘already’ in the sentence where the blank appears suggests that the U.S. is currently reluctantly present in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Among the given alternatives, the words ‘stranded/grounded’ provide the correct contextual and grammatical sense to the blank.
Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.

S15. Ans. (d)
Sol. Among the given words, the words ‘requires/needs’ provide the correct contextual and grammatical sense to the blank.
Hence, option (d) is the correct answer.

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Sr. No Name of Tests No. of

Questions

Maximum

Marks

Medium of Exam Sectional Timing
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 English & Hindi 35 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes
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Date Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English General Awareness
December 18 Simplification, Quadratic Inequalities, Missing series Circular puzzle, input-output, logical Miscellaneous Quiz Current Affairs (July)
December 19 Misc. DI, Approximation, Wrong Series square puzzle, coding-decoding, direction Cloze test(Phrase replacement), Error detection (Jumbled) Current Affairs (July) with Quiz
December 20 Caselet, profit & Loss, Number System floor puzzle, blood relation, data sufficiency Error detection(sentence based), Reading Comprehension Current Affairs (August)
December 21 Practice set Practice set Practice set Current Affairs (August) with Quiz
December 22 Practice set Practice set Practice set Quiz of July
December 23 Partnership, Average, Ages, Simplification circular puzzle, direction, miscellaneous Word Usage, Paragraph completion Current Affairs (September)
December 24 Mixture & Allegation, SI & CI, Approximation month based puzzle, input-output, coding-decoding Starters, Cloze test (New pattern) Current Affairs (September) with Quiz
December 25 Time & Work, Pipes & Cistern, Wrong Series Floor based  puzzle, Input-output, logical Cloze test(phrase filler), Anto-Syno(Statements) Current Affairs (October)
December 26 Boat & Stream, Trains, Caselet linear puzzle, blood relation, short puzzle Double Sentence-Single Filler, Sentence Improvement Current Affairs (October) with Quiz
December 27 Mensuration, Missing Series, Misc. DI designation based puzzle, Syllogism, Miscellaneous Reading Comprehension, Word Swap+Replacement Quiz of September & October
December 28 Practice set Practice set Practice set RBI & Its Policy
December 29 Practice set Practice set Practice set Nationalisation of Banks
December 30 Probability, Permutation & Combination, Approximation floor puzzle, data sufficiency, coding-decoding Connectors, Cloze test (two words each option ) Current Affairs (November)
December 31 Speed Time Distance, Quantity Based, Quadratic Inequalities linear puzzle, input-output, direction Idiom Fillers, Error Detection (Column  Based) RBI’s Monetary policy
January 1 Data Sufficiency, Misc. DI, Simplification Mix puzzle, Syllogism, logical Column Based Double Filler, Cloze test HQs & Chairman of PSBs
January 2 Partnership, Time & Work, Wrong Series circular puzzle, inequality, Blood relation Column Based(word replacement), Phrase replacement (multiple) Taglines of PSBs
January 3 Mixture & Allegation, Caselet, Missing Series month based puzzle, coding-decoding, syllogism Coherent Paragraph, Sentence Rearrangement Quiz
January 4 Practice set Practice set Practice set International Financial Organisations
January 5 Practice set Practice set Practice set Negotiable Instruments
January 6 Average, Ages, Profit & Loss, Wrong Series box puzzle, alphanumeric series, direction Double Filler, Error Detection Current Affairs (December)
January 7 SI & CI, Pipes & Cistern, Simplification Square puzzle, blood relation, short puzzle Reading Comprehension, Idiom(Correct usage) Indian States Capital/CM/Governor
January 8 Mensuration, Missing Series, Caselet linear puzzle, input-output, coding-decoding Misspelt, Para Jumble(One sentence Fixed) Quiz of November and December
January 9 Probability, Permutation & Combination, Quantity Based, Quadratic Inequalities Circular puzzle, data sufficiency, logical Cloze Test(four highlighted words), Error (Fixed one part) Revision of July & August Current Affairs
January 10 Data Sufficiency, Approximation, Misc. DI month based puzzle, miscellaneous, short puzzle Starters, Phrase Replacement(Column Based) Foreign Countries Capital/Currency/PM/President
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IBPS Clerk Mains Preparation Tips

IBPS Clerk Exam demands focus and consistency. Here are some tips that will help you in sailing through the examination:

Go through the syllabus and pattern: When you are going to plan a strategy or even thinking about attempting banking examinations, the first and foremost thing you can do is understanding the syllabus and pattern of the bank exam. This will make you analyze the topics and the type of question targeted by specific bank exam. Click here to know all about IBPS Clerk 2019.

Practice mocks and previous year’s paper: Practice is the key to success especially when it is about banking examination. Solve as many mock test as possible. Go through all the previous year paper and solve them religiously. Focus on your weak as well as strong areas. Try to solve question paper mains in 160 minutes. Sticking to the time is very important aspect for cracking bank examination. Assess yourself from time to time to get the best results. Bankersadda has comprehensive test series for enhancing your practice skills and acing the examination.

Time table: Planning a strategy directs you to make a study time table. Fix time for every subject. Read general awareness and dedicate more time to the important topics. Quants and reasoning has more weightage in prelims and mains so focus on polishing it as much as you can. Here is a rough plan you can use to make a time table:

  • Make a sheet of daily schedule.
  • Set two type of task: short term plan and long term plan
  • Short term will include setting task for a week and long term will include completing major syllabus.
  •  Look for the topics which are carrying more marks and focus on them.
  • Decide time for every subjects and read them daily.
  • Solve a mock test daily with keeping time in mind. When exams are just 10-15 days away, try to solve 2-3 mock test and revise them thorougly.
  • Stick to the plan as consistency will help you in succeeding easily.

Keep yourself updated: Keep visiting the official website of IBPS to check for the details and changes made by the conducting agency. Read newspaper and general economics related information as they are helpful in mains. Also, keep on visiting our website bankersadda.com.

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English Quiz for IBPS Clerk Mains 1st January 

IBPS had conducted the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam a few weeks ago and the result will be out shortly. Now the next step is to clear the mains exam Thus, the English Language can be an impetus for their success by helping them save crucial time and score good points in lesser time and effort. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz on English Language being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of the latest pattern English Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam.

Directions (1-8): In each of the following questions, a statement is given with two blanks. Followed by two columns, Column (A) contains words that might fill in the first blank and Column (B) contains words that might fill in the second blank. Choose among the options, the right pair of words that can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. If none of the options could fill in the blanks, mark your answer, “None of the above; (e)”.

Q1. Although the BJP government had _________________ withdrawn its move to amend the Acts under public pressure, ___________________ protests had taken place across Jharkhand.
Column (A)
(1) Deliberately
(2) Subsequently
(3) Knowingly
Column (B)
(4) Spreading
(5) Prevailed
(6) Widespread
(a) 1-5
(b) 2-6
(c) 3-4
(d) 2-5
(e) None of the above

Q2. The ________________ of “exemplary damages” for property destroyed in incidents of __________________ should be based on electronic media/private video evidence.
Column (A)
(1) Assessment
(2) Examining
(3) Check-ups
Column (B)
(4) Unsettled
(5) Violence
(6) Passion
(a) 1-5
(b) 2-6
(c) 3-4
(d) 2-5
(e) None of the above

Q3. The Ministry of External Affairs ____________ to comment on the development until the meeting was officially _________________ by the OIC.
Column (A)
(1) Renounced
(2) Welcoming
(3) Declined
Column (B)
(4) Announced
(5) Declaration
(6) Pronouncing
(a) 1-5
(b) 2-6
(c) 3-4
(d) 2-5
(e) None of the above

Q4. Pakistan PM Imran Khan, who had agreed to ______________ the summit, pulled out at the last minute, after the Saudi Crown Prince ________________ advised him to.
Column (A)
(1) Appear
(2) Attend
(3) Present
Column (B)
(4) Alleged
(5) Reportedly
(6) Wildly
(a) 1-5
(b) 2-6
(c) 3-4
(d) 2-5
(e) None of the above

Q5. ________________ in section 21 of the CNT Act and section 13 of the SPT Act would have _________________ the government to allow use of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes.
Column (A)
(1) Fluctuations
(2) Instabilities
(3) Changes
Column (B)
(4) Certified
(5) Enabled
(6) Calmed
(a) 1-6
(b) 3-5
(c) 2-4
(d) 2-6
(e) None of the above

Q6. The liability will be __________________ by the actual perpetrators of the crime as well as organisers and their shares would be ________________ by the court.
Column (A)
(1) Bear
(2) Borne
(3) Suffice
Column (B)
(4) Determination
(5) Provided
(6) Decided
(a) 1-6
(b) 3-5
(c) 2-4
(d) 2-6
(e) None of the above

Q7. The government has not cleared the air in __________________ terms that it has no plans for an elaborate plan to ________________ citizens.
Column (A)
(1) Clarity
(2) Unambiguous
(3) Indisputable
Column (B)
(4) Tabulate
(5) Organizes
(6) Arranging
(a) 1-6
(b) 3-5
(c) 2-4
(d) 2-6
(e) None of the above

Q8. The principles of absolute _________________ shall apply once the nexus with the event that __________________ the damage is established.
Column (A)
(1) Priority
(2) Responsible
(3) Liability
Column (B)
(4) Hasten
(5) Precipitated
(6) Triggering
(a) 1-6
(b) 3-5
(c) 2-4
(d) 2-6
(e) None of the above

Directions (9-15): In the following given passage, certain words are highlighted which may or may not be fit in the sentence either grammatically or contextually. Each word is numbered followed by four possible replacements. If none of the possible replacements could replace the highlighted word, mark your answer, (e); “None of the above”.
The government has acted with reasonable possible (9) to create the post of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), who will head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA). It was only four months ago, on August 15, that the Prime Minister pointing (10) the importance of creating this post, whereas two Defence Ministers came and went after Manohar Parrikar promised that this move was very much on the government’s agenda. To be fair, the lately(11) has been more a result of fears in the minds of the three services — the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force — of how such a development could impact on the role and functioning of the three arms of the armed forces, in terms of restriction(12) their importance. There must have been a parallelism (13) thought in the bureaucracy how such a shift would affect them too. This move will install the CDS, in the rank of a four star general, as Secretary, DMA.
There is no doubt that the job of the CDS will be exceedingly cooler (14), a task which is easier set than done. The job calls for total transformation of traditional military mindset. The CDS has to restructure the military commands into appropriate theatre or joint commands for which a critical essentially (15) is ‘jointness’ — a term that envisions the various arms of the armed forces working in unison towards a goal. This is a very tall order, considering India’s experience. Since Independence, the armed forces have been working separately, with no concept of jointness.

Q9.
(a) Enthusiastic
(b) Alacrity
(c) Eager
(d) Zealous
(e) None of the above

Q10.
(a) Stressed
(b) Forcibly
(c) Pressurized
(d) Compelling
(e) None of the above

Q11.
(a) Postponing
(b) Adjourned
(c) Suspend
(d) Delay
(e) None of the above

Q12.
(a) Curb
(b) Prevailing
(c) Curtailing
(d) Continuing
(e) None of the above

Q13.
(a) Similarity
(b) Parallel
(c) Matching
(d) Comparing
(e) None of the above

Q14.
(a) Challenging
(b) Fearsome
(c) Deadly
(d) Stimulation
(e) None of the above

Q15.
(a) Mandatory
(b) Requiring
(c) Prerequisite
(d) Essential
(e) None of the above

Solutions

S1. Ans. (b)
Sol. Subsequently and Widespread can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S2. Ans. (a)
Sol. Assessment and Violence can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S3. Ans. (c)
Sol. Declined and Announced can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S4. Ans. (d)
Sol. Attend and Reportedly can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S5. Ans. (b)
Sol. Changes and Enabled can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S6. Ans. (d)
Sol. Borne and Decided can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S7. Ans. (c)
Sol. Unambiguous and Tabulate can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. Liability and Precipitated can fill in the blanks consecutively to make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S9. Ans. (b)
Sol. Alacrity can replace the highlighted word numbed (9). Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S10. Ans. (a)
Sol. Stressed can replace the highlighted word numbed (10). Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S11. Ans. (d)
Sol. Delay can replace the highlighted word numbed (11). Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice

S12. Ans. (c)
Sol. curtailing can replace the highlighted word numbed (12). Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S13. Ans. (b)
Sol. Parallel can replace the highlighted word numbed (13). Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S14. Ans. (a)
Sol. Challenging can replace the highlighted word numbed (14). Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S15. Ans. (c)
Sol. Prerequisite can replace the highlighted word numbed (15). Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

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