IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis, Prelims Cut off: 26 November 2016 (Shift 1)

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 26 November Shift 1

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis, Prelims Cut off 2016: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection i.e. IBPS will conduct IBPS CWE Clerk VI Preliminary Examination on 26, 27 November and 3, 4 December in multiple slots/ shifts. The candidates who’ve successfully submitted their application form online will appear for the written examination as per the exam date and shift mentioned in their respective admit card.

This article entails IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis, Paper Review and Level of Difficulty of each section asked in today’s preliminary examination i.e 26 November 2016 (Shift 1) Morning Batch. If you have appeared for the paper or are yet to appear, read the exam analysis thoroughly.


IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis: 26 November (Shift 1)

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, so clearly Speed, Accuracy and Planning is surely needed to have good number of attempts with maximum accuracy. As for IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis, it was mainly based on the same pattern as it came in previous year 2015. The exam’s overall level of difficulty ranged from Easy to Moderate. Most questions had a familiar language and could be solved with the help of direct methods. Some needed a little bit of brainstorming from your end. 

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

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for English Language Section

  • Good Attempts: 15-18 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

Beginning with English Language section in our IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, the section was the most easiest to attempt. The topic-wise review and distribution is as follows.

  • Reading Comprehension- 10 Questions 
  • Cloze Test- 10 Questions
  • Spotting the errors – 10 Questions 

Only a handful candidates said RC questions required a little bit of speed reading, thats it. A good attempt in this section would be 15-18 questions.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability Section

  • Good Attempts: 19-22 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

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 is as follows.

  • Alphabetical or Number Series –  5 Questions
  • Coding Decoding – 5 Questions
  • Mathematical Inequalities – 5 Questions
  • Sitting Arrangements and Puzzles (Linear and Circular) – 10 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 10 Questions

Most of the misc. questions were from Ranking, Direction Test, Blood Relationships etc. For someone who’s not good at reasoning questions, Coding Decoding and Number Series were the winners in Shift 1, being super easy to solve. A good attempt in this section would be 19-22 questions.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude Section

  • Good Attempts: 18-20 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate (Calculate, Slightly Tricky)

Our final part of IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis and Review ends with Quant Section, which was moderate and filled with a bunch of calculative and tricky questions. The topic-wise review and distribution is as follows.

  • Simplification – 15 Questions
  • Data Interpretation (Tables and Tabular chart) – 5 Questions
  • Series – 5 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 10 Questions

The misc. questions consists of Simple and Compound Interest, Time Speed and Distance, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ratio, Mensuration etc. DI Questions were quite easy to solve. A good attempt in this section would be 18-20 questions. We conclude our section-wise IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis here.

To read about IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis for Shift II & III, refer to the links below.

Expected IBPS Clerk Cut off 2016

For IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination, there will be both sectional and overall cutoff. The cutoff marks usually vary according to a number of factors, like

  • Number of vacancies
  • Total number of applicants
  • Level of Difficulty of the paper

Keeping in mind all the factors, here is the expected sectional and overall cut-off for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016.

Sectional IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut off 2016 (Expected)

Section Name Total Marks General OBC SC/ST PWD
Reasoning Ability 35 12-14 10-12 8-10 5-7
English Language 30 10-12 7-9 6-8 3-5
Quantitative Aptitude 35 9-11 10-12 7-9 3-5

Overall IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut off 2016 (Expected)

 GEN  52-55
 OBC  45-48
 SC  32-35
 ST  28-34

We hope this article on IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis and Prelims Expected Cutoff 2016 for 26 November Shift-1 helps you understand the paper better. We will be back soon with our next analysis and detailed paper review.

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