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IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2017: Analysis and Expected Cut-Off

Jan 30, 2018 12:48 IST
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IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2017-18: A Detailed Exam Analysis
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2017-18: A Detailed Exam Analysis

IBPS Clerk Main exam was successfully conducted on 21st January 2018. The candidates who qualified in IBPS Clerk prelims are appeared in the mains exam. There were four sections in the examination which includes General/ Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude comprised of 190 questions with a composite time of 160 minutes. There was separate time allotted for each of the section. Negative marking was applicable for the exam.

Analysis of the Examination: As per the feedback received by the students, the level of difficulty for the IBPS Clerk mains exam was Moderate. The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with comprehensive analysis of the examination and the expected cut off for the examination.

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The section wise details are as follows:

IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2017-18

Name of the Section

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time allotted for each section

 Level of Difficulty

General/ Financial Awareness

50

50

35 Minutes

 Moderate

General English

40

40

35 Minutes

 Moderate

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 Minutes

 Moderate to Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 Minutes

 Moderate

Total

190

200

160 minutes

 

General English:  The difficulty level for this section was Moderate. There were two reading comprehension asked in the examination. One set of reading comprehension was based on corporate policy. Some questions based on new pattern were also asked in the section.

Topic

No. of Questions (40)

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension

12

 Moderate

Synonym/ Antonym (based on reading comprehension)

5

Easy to Moderate

Double fillers

5

 Easy

Sentence Rearrangement (based on new pattern)

5

  Moderate

Correct usage of word (candidates have to find the sentence with correct usage of word)

6

  Easy to Moderate

Phrasal Replacement

7

Easy to Moderate

 General Awareness Questions asked in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2017-18

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude:  The difficulty level for this section was Moderate to Difficult. The section was difficult as compared to other sections. The There were four sets of puzzle and seating arrangement asked in the section.  It is noticed that No question on Computer Aptitude was asked in the section.

Topic

No. of Questions (50)

Level

Syllogism

3

Easy

Seating arrangement (Linear)

5

Moderate to Difficult

Alphabet Series

5

Moderate

Puzzle (Floor based puzzle + Box based puzzle+ Blood relation based puzzle)

5+5+5=15

Difficult

Data Sufficiency

5

 Difficult

Input-Output

5

Moderate to Difficult

Order and Ranking

3

Moderate

Direction Sense

3

Moderate

Alpha-Numeric Series

3

Moderate

Miscellaneous

3

Moderate to Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude:  This section was Moderate. There were three sets of Data Interpretation with 5 questions in each set asked in this section. Candidates, who are good in the calculation can easily solve the DI questions.

Topic

No. of Questions (50)

Level

Data Interpretation (Caselet + 2 set of Tabular DI)

15

Moderate to difficult

Approximation/Simplification

5

Easy to Moderate

Number Series (based on missing pattern)

5

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Difficult

Quadratic Equation

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous  (Average, ages, Profit & loss, SI & CI, Ratio & Proportion, Parnership,Time & Work, Time and Distance, etc.)

15

 Moderate

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General Awareness: The difficulty level for this section was Moderate. Most of the questions were asked from current affairs of October month.  The questions of Banking Awareness were also based on current affairs. Questions on Static General Awareness were also asked in the exam.

 Expected Cutoff marks for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam: - As per our analysis and difficulty level of the examination, the following Cutoff marks are expected for a different category.

General

 102-107

SC

55-60

ST

53-58

OBC

96-101

Note: The candidates should note that the above cut offs may vary as it depends upon various factors hence, it is not possible to predict the exact cut off marks until IBPS declared it on its website. The IBPS will announce cut off marks, when the process of selection is over.

 All the best for upcoming bank exams!

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