IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis, Prelims Cut off: 3 December 2016 (Shift 3)

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis, Prelims Cut off: 3 December 2016 (Shift 3)

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis: 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.

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IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis: 3rd December (Shift 3)

Today’s third shift (December, 3) has come to an end and the candidates are now coming out of their respective centres. We will look into 3rd 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 is 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 Exam Analysis for English Language Section

  • Good Attempts: 16-19 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy

We begin our IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis with the English Section. This section was the easiest to attempt with most questions being quite direct application based. The topic-wise review and distribution is as follows.

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

Most candidates secured marks in this section by solving Cloze Test questions. A good attempt in this section would be 16-19 questions.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability Section

  • Good Attempts: 18-22 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
  • Alphabet Coding – 5 Questions
  • Mathematical Inequalities – 5 Questions
  • Sitting Arrangements and Puzzles (Linear and Circular) – 15 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 5 Questions

Reasoning Section has followed the same pattern again as we can see that Puzzles and Siting arrangement topics occupied a major portion of questions. A good attempt in this section would be 18-22 questions.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude Section

  • Good Attempts: 18-20 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

The Quant Section in today’s IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination had a mixed number of Easy to Moderate Questions. The topic-wise review and distribution is as follows.

  • Simplification – 15 Questions
  • Data Interpretation – 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 major score point in this paper. A good attempt in this section would be 18-20 questions. We conclude our section-wise IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis for 3rd December Shift 3 here.

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 and the analysis of 3rd December paper, 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

There were only marginal changes, which ultimately did not affect the expected cutoff score generated previously. Hence, the cutoff margin remains the same.

We hope this article on IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis and Prelims Expected Cutoff 2016 for 3rd December Shift-3 helps you understand the paper better. We will be back soon with our next analysis and detailed paper review. Till then, go through:

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