IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 2 December 2017 (Shift 1)

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 2 December 2017 (Shift 1)

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection i.e. IBPS conducted IBPS CWE Clerk VII Preliminary Examination today i.e 2nd December 2017 in multiple slots/ shifts. The candidates who’ve successfully submitted their application form online will appear for the written examination as per the exam date and shift mentioned in their respective admit card.

This article entails IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis, Paper Review and Level of Difficulty of each section asked in today’s preliminary examination i.e 2 December 2017 (Shift 1) Morning Batch. If you have appeared for the paper or are yet to appear, read the exam analysis thoroughly.

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 2 December (Shift 1)

Before we begin our paper review, lets get some basics out first. As we all know, the exam was composed of 3 sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. The exam pattern in details is as follows.

Section Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

The total time was 1 hour i.e. 60 minutes, so clearly Speed, Accuracy and Planning is surely needed to have good number of attempts with maximum accuracy. The exam’s overall level of difficulty ranged from Easy to Moderate. Proceed further into detailed IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis with Prelims section-wise paper review of each topic asked in today’s slot.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for English Language Section

  • Level of DifficultyModerate-Difficult
  • Good Attempts: 16-19
  • Optimal Time: 15 Minutes

Beginning with English Language section in our IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, the section was difficult to attempt. The topic-wise review and distribution is as follows.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Spot the correct one 8-10 Moderate
Reading Comprehension 5 Difficult
Fillers (2 Options) 5 Moderate
Words with Similar Meaning 8-10 Moderate
  • Topics like Para jumble or cloze test were nowhere to be found.
  • Also, Questions on Reading comprehension are reduced than that of the previous year exam.
  • This time, Instead of finding the error in sentence, students were asked to find the correct part of the sentence.
  • In fillers, 2 options can be the possible answers.  
  • In the topic, Words with similar meaning, students had to find the option which was similar to the word highlighted in the given question.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability Section

  • Level of Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
  • Good Attempts: 26-28
  • Optimal Time: 25 Minutes

Moving to our next section, Reasoning Ability questions in today’s IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis had a bit of Easy to Moderate Difficulty Level range. The topic-wise review and distribution is as follows.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Sitting Arrangements & Puzzles 15 Easy-Moderate
Operation on numerals 5 Easy-Moderate
Alphanumeric Symbol Sequence Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 5 Easy-Moderate

Candidates found today’s reasoning section to be more attemptable. The difficulty level was easy to moderate. All the puzzles were easy to attempt.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude Section

  • Level of DifficultyModerate
  • Good Attempts: 22-24
  • Optimal Time: 20 Minutes

Our final part of IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis and Review ends with Quant Section, which was moderate and filled with a bunch of calculative and tricky questions. The topic-wise review and distribution is as follows.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Data Interpretation 5 Moderate
Number Series 5 Easy
Simplification 10 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous (Ages, Time and Work,Mixtures & Alligation, Boats & Streams etc.) 15 Moderate

Ages, Time and Work,Mixtures & Alligation, Boats & Streams etc.).  Other topics were little calculative.

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Here we conclude our article. We hope this article on IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for 2 December Shift-1 helps you understand the paper better. We will be back soon with our next analysis and detailed paper review.

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