IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis, Paper Review: 1 January 2017

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IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis, Paper Review: To complete the recruitment process, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has chosen the very first day of the year. The IBPS Clerk Mains Examination will be the final written paper in this recruitment session, after which, the merit list will be prepared.

We are now going to analyse IBPS Clerk Mains paper. In the mid way, we will also go through the section-wise difficulty level as well as the nature of questions asked in IBPS Clerk Mains Examination 2016-17.

 

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis: 1 January 2017

Like always, we start by re-introducing the exam pattern of the recruitment examination. The IBPS Clerk Mains Paper had a new exam pattern this year, with separate time slots for each section.

Name of the Section   Questions Asked  Time Allotted
 Reasoning Ability  40 30 mins
 English Language  40 30 mins
 Quantitative Aptitude  40 30 mins
 Computer Knowledge  40 20 mins
 General Knowledge  40 25 mins

The total time to solve the entire paper was 135 minutes. Speaking about IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis, lets begin by talking about the overall level of difficulty.

The paper had a Moderate to Hard Difficulty Level, which can be expected, being the final written paper for IBPS CWE Clerk VI Recruitment. Most questions carried a tricky tone and could be only solved if one has practised enough. The section-wise IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis has been mentioned in the section below.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability Section

Beginning our paper review, we will discuss about Reasoning Section. This year, Reasoning was the ultimate challenge. The difficulty level was high.

  • Sitting Arrangement/ Puzzles – 25 to 27 Qs
  • Coding Decoding – 5 to 7 Qs
  • Data Sufficiency –  3 to 5 Qs
  • Logical Reasoning – 3 to 5 Qs

Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 18 to 20 Questions. Let us move to the section section i.e. English.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for English Language Section

Our next section is English Language, which was again challenging in terms of level of difficulty. Both Sentence Fillers and reading comprehensions were tough.

  • Reading Comprehension – 15 to 17 Qs
  • Sentence Fillers – 4 to 6 Qs.
  • Parajumbles – 1 to 2 Qs.
  • Sentence Improvement – 3 to 5 Qs.
  • Spotting Error – 3 to 5 Qs.
  • Odd One Out – 7 to 9 Qs.

Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 20 to 22 Questions. Let us move to the section section i.e. Quant.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude Section

The third section was Quant, which lowered the difficulty level by a small margin. The quant section had a Moderate to slightly Hard Difficulty Level. Some candidates said the section was a bit calculative.

  • Number Series– 5 Qs.
  • Data Interpretation– 5 Qs.
  • Simplification– 10 Qs.
  • Miscellaneous– 20 Qs.

Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 16 to 18 Questions. Let us move to the section section i.e. Computers.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for Computer Knowledge Section

The difficulty level for the computer section was Easy. Even if you have a basic understanding of computer systems, a good score in this section is guaranteed. Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 25 to 27 Questions. Let us move to the section section i.e. General Knowledge.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for General Awareness Section

The final part of our paper review discusses about IBPS Clerk Mains GA Section. General Awareness had a number of questions on Books and Authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Ministers Schemes, Important Days etc. The overall difficulty level of questions was Easy to Moderate.

Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 23 to 25 Questions. This is our section-wise IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for 1st January 2017.

 

IBPS Clerk Mains Analysis: Good Attempts 

The overall paper was challenging. Based on the number of people appeared, difficulty level of paper etc., this is the estimated number of good attempts in each section of IBPS CWE Clerk VI Mains Examination.

Name of the Section   Questions Asked  No. of Good Attempts
 Reasoning Ability  40    18-20
 English Language  40   20-22
 Quantitative Aptitude  40   16-18
 Computer Knowledge  40   25-27
 General Knowledge  40   23-25

It can be concluded that a total number of 110+ questions with 90% accuracy will be a good score to crack IBPS Clerk Mains paper.

IBPS Clerk Mains Sectional and State-Wise Cutoff (Revised)

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8 COMMENTS

  1. attempted 128 Q in ibs clerk mains applied from west bengal but only 14 in maths bt overall with almost 90% accuracy .. is there any chance ?

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