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

Dec 14, 2015 15:02 IST

    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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