IBPS Clerk Mains was successfully conducted for the recruitment of clerk posts in public sector bank. A large number of aspirants applied and appeared for the examination which was held across various examination centers. OnlineTyari in association with Luminous Point will provide a detailed analysis of IBPS Clerk Mains 2015.
The Examination Paper consisted of 200 Questions comprising of 5 sections, which were, Mathematics, Reasoning, English, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. All the questions carried equal weightage. Each Section has 40 Questions each.
IBPS Clerk Mains 2015: Full Exam Review and Analysis
Overall the exam was Moderate. Out of all the sections, the Reasoning and Computer section was easy and scoring and General Awareness, Mathematics & English Language section were easy to moderate. Here is the detailed analysis of IBPS Clerk V 2015-16 Mains Exam.
|Name of the Section||Optimal Time during IBPS Clerk Mains Exam|
|Reasoning Ability||30-35 mins|
|English Language||20-25 mins|
|Quantitative Aptitude||40-45 mins|
|Computer Knowledge||10-15 mins|
|General Knowledge||10-15 mins|
1. IBPS Clerk Mains 2015: Reasoning Ability
This year, Reasoning Ability was an absolute scoring section. The level of difficulty was fairly easy. While Inequality-based questions needed a little time to solve, syllogism and linear arrangement questions could be solved by inspection alone. Coding and Decoding based questions were nowhere to be found.
Level – Easy to Moderate
- Syllogism – 5 Qs.
- Linear Arrangement – 5 Qs.
- Puzzle – 5 Qs.
- Alpha-numeric series – 5 Qs.
- Data Sufficiency – 5 Qs.
- Blood Relation and Direction Sense – 5 Qs.
- Inequality – 5 Qs.
- Seating Arrangement – 5 Qs.
Optimal Questions Attempt or Good Attempt Score: 28-33
2. IBPS Clerk Mains 2015: English Language
As usual, Cloze Test and Fill in the Blanks were easy. Reading Comprehension were a bit time consuming and the level of difficulty was moderate. Sentence Improvement and Parajumbles were comparatively easy. Overall, English Language Section of IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 was a little lengthy.
Level – Easy to Moderate
- Reading Comprehension – 10 Qs.
- Cloze Test – 10 Qs.
- Parajumbles – 5 Qs.
- Sentence Improvement – 5 Qs.
- Spotting Error – 5 Qs.
- Fill in the Blank – 5 Qs.
Optimal Questions Attempt or Good Attempt Score: 25-30
3. IBPS Clerk Mains 2015: Quantitative Aptitude
Keeping up with the General IBPS Trend, Quantitative Aptitude had a mixture of moderate to challenging questions. Simplification and Data Interpretation based questions were time-consuming. Number Series had a few questions which were confusing to a number of candidates. Arithmetic and Algebra based Questions were straightforward and surprisingly, no questions were asked on Quadratic Equations and Data Sufficiency.
Level – Moderate
- Number Series – 5 Qs.
- Data Interpretation – 5 Qs.
- Simplification – 10 Qs.
- Miscellaneous – 20 Qs.
Miscellaneous Questions consist of questions from different topics such as – Profit loss, Average, SI & CI, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, etc.
Optimal Questions Attempt or Good Attempt Score: 22-27
4. IBPS Clerk Mains 2015: Computer Knowledge
Computer Knowledge Section will help in improving overall score. The questions were mostly elementary. Even if you have a basic understanding of computer systems, you can score well in this section of IBPS Clerk Mains 2015.
Level – Easy
- Hardware – 6 Qs.
- Software – 5 Qs.
- Internet – 4 Qs.
- Networking – 3 Qs.
- Operating system – 2 Qs.
- Others – 9 Qs.
- Memory – 4 Qs.
- Binary Code – 1 Qs.
- MS Office – 6 Qs.
Optimal Questions Attempt or Good Attempt Score: 30-32
5. IBPS Clerk Mains 2015: General Awareness
If you are not confident with your level of preparation, perhaps ease down in this section. General Awareness had a number of questions on Books and Authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Ministers Schemes, Important Days etc. The overall difficulty level of questions was moderate.
Level – Moderate
- Banking – 15 Qs.
- General Awareness and Static GK – 25 Qs.
Optimal Questions Attempt or Good Attempt Score: 17-21
IBPS Clerk Mains Expected Cutoff 2015
Compiling data from previous years exams, we have come up with an expected cutoff score. This is not an official score. But we gather a candidate will require a score in this bracket in order to get recruited by IBPS.
We will discuss the IBPS Clerk Mains Expected Cutoff 2015 in the following sections.
- IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 Section-Wise Expected Cutoff
- IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 State-Wise Expected Cutoff
Let us have a look at it and see how much your scores add up to.
IBPS Clerk Mains Expected Section-wise Cutoff 2015
|Name of the Section||General||SC/ ST/ OBC|
IBPS Clerk Mains Expected State-wise Cutoff 2015
|Andaman & Nicobar||83-86||45-55||57-63||50-60|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||50-60||45-52||N.A.||N.A.|
|Daman & Diu||43-52||N.A.||N.A.||N.A.|
|Jammu & Kashmir||122-127||55-65||60-70||57-80|
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