IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis, Paper Review: To complete the recruitment process, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection i.e IBPS held the mains examination for CWE Clerk VIII today i.e 20th Jan 2018. The IBPS Clerk Mains Examination will be the final written paper in this recruitment session, after which, the merit list will be prepared.
We are now going to analyze IBPS Clerk Mains paper. In a midway, we will also go through the section-wise difficulty level as well as the nature of questions asked in IBPS Clerk Mains Examination 2018-19.
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis: 20th January 2019
Like always, we start by re-introducing the exam pattern of the recruitment examination. The IBPS Clerk Mains Paper had a new exam pattern this year, with separate time slots for each section.
The Examination was divided into 4 sections i.e. Reasoning & Computer Section, English, Quantitative Aptitude & General/ Financial Awareness. The total time to solve the written examination was 160 minutes. Owing to a major restructuring in the selection procedure of Bank Clerks, the Final Merit List is prepared on the basis of marks secured in the Mains Examination only.
The paper had a Moderate to Hard Difficulty Level, which can be expected, being the final written paper for IBPS CWE Clerk VIII Recruitment. Most questions carried a tricky tone and could be only solved if one has practiced enough. The section-wise IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis has been mentioned in the section below.
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability & Computer Section
Beginning our paper review, we will discuss the Reasoning & Computer Section. This year, Reasoning & computer were merged together. The Surprising part was that there we no questions from the computer section. The difficulty level was Hard.
- Sitting Arrangement/ Puzzles: 20 Qs
- Syllogism: 3 Qs
- Data Sufficiency: 5 Qs
- Direction Sense: 4-5 Qs
- Alphabet Series: 2 Qs
- Machine Input Output: 4 Qs
- Logical Reasoning: 6 Qs
- Coding Decoding: 3 Qs
Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 29 to 31 Questions. Let us move to the section i.e. English.
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for English Language Section
Our next section is the English Language, which was again challenging in terms of the level of difficulty. Both Sentence Fillers and reading comprehensions were tough.
- Reading Comprehension: 15 Qs
- Sentence Rearrangement: 4-5 Qs
- Sentence Connectors: 5 Qs
- Double Fillers: 5 Qs
- Phrase Replacement: 5 Qs
- Word Usage: 5 Qs
Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 31 to 33 Questions. Let us move to the section i.e. Quant.
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude Section
The third section was Quant, which lowered the difficulty level by a small margin. The quant section had a Moderate to slightly Hard Difficulty Level. Some candidates said the section was a bit calculative.
- Quadratic Equation: 5 Qs.
- Data Interpretation: 20 Qs.
- Data Sufficiency: 5 Qs.
- Quantity1, Quantity 2: 10 Qs.
- Miscellaneous: 15 Qs.
Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 33 to 35 Questions. Let us move to the section i.e. Computers.
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for General Awareness Section
The final part of our paper review discusses the IBPS Clerk Mains GA 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 Easy to Moderate.
Based on the level of the paper, we expect the number of good attempts to be around 30 to 32 Questions. This is our section-wise IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for 21st January 2018.
It can be concluded that a total number of 106+ questions with 90% accuracy will be a good score to crack IBPS Clerk Mains paper.
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We will update you with the exam analysis on Sunday i.e 20th January. Stay connected and we’ll be providing real-time updates regarding all government examinations.