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IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Analysis held on 26 & 27 November 2016

Nov 28, 2016 14:21 IST

    IBPS has conducted the online preliminary examination for the post of the clerk on 26 and 27 November successfully. The exam was conducted for 100 marks comprised of 100 questions with a time of 1 hour.

    Pattern of Examination: The examination has 3 sections – Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, and English Language.  There were five alternatives in every question of a test. 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 the 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.

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

    Section

    Total Ques.

    Level of Difficulty

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    Easy

    Numerical Ability

    35

    Easy to Moderate

    English Language

    30

    Easy

    The section wise details are as follows: 

    Reasoning Ability

    The level of difficulty was Easy for this section. It is noticed that no Syllogisms questions were asked in this section.

    Topics

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Circular seating arrangement  

    5

    Easy

    Linear arrangement

    10

    Easy

    Alphanumeric Series

    5

    Easy

    Alphabet Coding

    5

    Easy

    Inequalities

    5

    Easy

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

    5

    Easy

    Total no. of question

    35

     

    Numerical Ability

    This overall difficulty level of this section was Easy to moderate.

    Topic

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Data Interpretation

    5

    Easy

    Approximation/ Simplification

    15

    Easy

    Number Series

    5

    East to Moderate

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

    10

    Easy to Moderate

    Total no. of question

    35

     

    English Language

    The difficulty level of this section was Easy.

    Topic

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Reading Comprehension (based on story)

    10

    Easy

    Cloze test

    10

    Easy

    Spotting error

    10

    Easy

    Total no. of question

    30

     

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

    General

    50-55

    SC

    28-34

    ST

    25—30

    OBC

    45-50

    Note: The candidates should note that the above cut-off 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 mark when the process of selection is over.

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