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IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Analysis held in December (Second week) 2015

IBPS has successfully conducted the online preliminary examination (CWE Clerks-V) for recruitment of Clerical cadre in participating organisation on December 12 and December 13. The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with comprehensive analysis of the question paper and the expected cut off for the examination.

Dec 14, 2015 15:02 IST
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IBPS has successfully conducted the online preliminary examination (CWE Clerks-V) for recruitment of Clerical cadre in participating organisation on December 12 and December 13. The exam was conducted for 100 marks comprised of 100 objective types questions with a time of 120 minutes.  There were five alternatives in every question of a test.

Pattern of Examination: The examination has 3 sections – Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, and English Language.  There was no change in the pattern and the paper was almost has same level of difficulty as that the examination held in first week of Decemeber.  The candidates shall be required to qualify in each section as per cut-off marks determined on the basis of performance in each section and also on total weighted score. Negative marking is applicable for the Objective Test. For every wrong answer, one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

Analysis of Examination: The overall difficulty level of the examination was Easy to Moderate.

The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with comprehensive analysis of the question paper and the expected cut off for the examination.

Section

Total Ques.

Level of Difficulty

Reasoning Ability

35

Moderate

Numerical Ability

35

Easy to Moderate

English Language

30

Easy

The section wise details are as follows:

Reasoning Ability

The level of difficulty was Moderate for this section. It is noticed that no Syllogism question were asked in this section.

Topics

Number of question

Level of difficulty

Circular seating arrangement  

5

Easy

Linear arrangement

5

Moderate

Alphabetical Series

5

Easy

Puzzle

5

Easy

Coding-decoding

5

Moderate

Inequalities

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous (Blood relation, Direction, series, Ranking etc.)

5

Moderate

Total no. of question

35

 

Numerical Ability

This overall difficulty level of this section was Easy to Moderate but some question was calculative. Quadratic equation was missing in this section.

Topic

Number of question

Level of difficulty

Data Interpretation (Table chart)

5

Easy

Approximation/ Simplification

10

Easy

Number Series

5

East to Moderate

Arithmetic- Simple & compound interest, Time and work, Ration and proportion, profit and loss , percentage, Averages, Ages

15

Moderate

Total no. of question

35

 

English Language

The section was Easy.

Topic

Number of question

Level of difficulty

Reading Comprehension(Based on story)

10

Easy

Cloze test

5

Easy

Spotting error

5

Easy

Sentence Improvement

5

Moderate

Para jumble

5

Moderate

Total no. question

30

 

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

General

50-55

SC

30-35

ST

22-25

OBC

48-54

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.

Click here to read analysis of first week

 

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