Search

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

IBPS has conducted the online preliminary examination for the post of clerk on 26 and 27 November successfully. The overall difficulty level of the examination was Easy.

Nov 28, 2016 14:21 IST
facebook IconTwitter IconWhatsapp Icon

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.

Related Stories