IBPS Clerk 9 December Exam Analysis 2017 | Shift 1

IBPS Clerk 9 December Exam Analysis 2017 | Shift 1

IBPS Clerk 9 December Exam Analysis: Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) has continued the clerical recruitment process by conducting IBPS Clerk Prelims today. IBPS will be conducting IBPS Clerk Prelims exam today in various examination centres spread all over the country.

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Today’s initial shift (December, 9) has come to an end and the candidates are now coming out of their respective centres. Let us look into 9th December (Shift 1) IBPS Clerk Prelims exam and analyse each and every section in detail. After summing up exam analysis, we will also share the expected sectional and the overall good attempts for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017.


IBPS Clerk 9 December Exam Analysis 2017 (Shift 1)

Continuing our series, this article entails IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis, Paper Review and Level of Difficulty of each section asked in today’s preliminary examination i.e 9 December 2017 (Shift 1).

Before we begin our paper review, let us 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 a good number of attempts with maximum accuracy. As of today, IBPS Clerk Prelims paper’s overall level was Moderate.

Proceeding further into detailed IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis with Prelims section-wise paper review of each topic asked in today’s shift, we get-

IBPS Clerk 9 December Exam Analysis: English Language Section

  • Level of DifficultyModerate-Difficult
  • Good Attempts: 16-19
  • Optimal Time: 15 Minutes

Beginning with English Language section in our IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, the topic-wise review and distribution are as follows.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Parajumble/ Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Reading Comprehension (Technology) 5 Moderate
Fillers (2 Options) 10 Moderate-Difficult 
Words with Similar Meaning 8-10 Moderate-Difficult
  • Candidates found today’s Reading Comprehension difficult than that of previous days’ exam.
  • Topics like Spotting the error or cloze test were nowhere to be found.
  • 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 9 December Exam Analysis: 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 range. The topic-wise review and distribution are as follows.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Sitting Arrangements & Puzzles 15 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy-Moderate
Alphanumeric Symbol Sequence Series 5 Easy
Inequality (Direct) 4-5 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy-Moderate
Coding Decoding & Direction Sense 1+3 Easy-Moderate

Candidates found today’s reasoning section to be more attemptable. The difficulty level was easy to moderate. All the puzzles were easy to attempt.

IBPS Clerk 9 December Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude Section

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

Our final part of IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis and Review ends with Quant Section, which was moderate and filled with a bunch of easy but calculative questions. 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 (Partnership, SI/CI, Profit & Loss etc.) 10 Moderate

Questions on topic Partnership, SI/CI, Profit & Loss etc. were moderate to attempt.  Other topics were little calculative.

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Here we conclude our article. We hope this article on IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for 9 December Shift-1 helps you understand the paper better.

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