IBPS Clerk 2 December Shift 3 Prelims Exam Analysis 2017

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 2 December 2017 (Shift 3)

IBPS Clerk 2 December Shift 3 Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has culminated the slot 3 exam of the day. The shortlisted candidates from the first phase will be called for the next round, Mains Examination.

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Here we begin our IBPS Clerk Prelims 2 December Exam Analysis for Shift-3, where will discuss the difficulty level of the paper as well as the number of good attempts essential for qualifying for mains exam.


IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis: 2nd December (Shift 3)

Today’s third shift (December, 2) has come to an end and the candidates are now coming out of their respective centres. We will look into 2nd December (Shift 3) IBPS Clerk Prelims exam and analyse each and every section in detail. Before we begin our paper review, lets get some basics out first. As we all know, the exam was composed of 3 sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. The exam pattern in details is as follows:

Section Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

The total time was 1 hour i.e. 60 minutes, hence, Speed, Accuracy and Planning are surely needed to have good number of attempts with maximum accuracy. As for IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for Shift-III, the paper’s overall level of difficulty ranged from Easy to Moderate.

Proceed further into detailed IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis with Prelims section-wise paper review of each topic asked in today’s slot.

IBPS Clerk 2 December Shift 3 Exam: English Section

This section was a bit Moderate-Difficult. This year, IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017 posed a major threat to aspirants who relied heavily upon scoring well in English Section. First, most scoring topics like Cloze Test were nowhere to be found and Fillers & Words with Similar Meaning questions were challenging to solve.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Spot the correct one 10 Moderate
Reading Comprehension (The strategy and actions of China’s ecological) 5 Difficult
Fillers (2 Options) 5 Moderate
Words with Similar Meaning 10 Moderate
  • Questions on Reading comprehension were based on “The strategy and actions of China’s ecological
  • This time, Instead of finding the error in the sentence, students were asked to find the correct part of the sentence.
  • In fillers, 2 options can be the possible answers.
  • In the topic, Words with similar meaning, students had to find the option which was similar to the word highlighted in the given question

IBPS Clerk 2 December Shift 3 Exam: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Good Attempts: 22-24
  • Optimal Time: 20 Minutes

Our next part of IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis and Review is Quant Section, which was Moderate and filled with a bunch of calculative simplifications. The topic-wise review and distribution are as follows:

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Data Interpretation 5 Moderate
Number Series 5 Easy
Simplification 15 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous (S.I & C.I, Partnership, Profit& loss etc.) 10 Moderate

Miscellaneous topic included the questions on S.I & C.I, Partnership, Profit & loss etc. Other topics were little calculative.

IBPS Clerk 2 December Shift 3 Exam: Reasoning Ability Section

  • Level of Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
  • Good Attempts: 26-28
  • Optimal Time: 25 Minutes

Moving to our next section, Reasoning Ability questions in today’s IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis had a bit of Easy to Moderate Difficulty Level rangeThe topic-wise review and distribution are as follows:

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Sitting Arrangements & Puzzles 15 Easy-Moderate
Operation on numerals 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Alphanumeric Symbol Sequence Series 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate

Candidates found today’s reasoning section to be more attemptable. A good attempt in this section would be 26-28 questions.

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We hope this article on IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis and Prelims Expected Cutoff 2017 for 3rd December Shift-3 helps you understand the paper better. We will be back soon with our next analysis and detailed paper review.

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