IBPS Clerk Mains Sectional and State-Wise Cutoff (Revised): A few days ago, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection made the lives of many IBPS aspirants a whole lot easier by finally putting all speculations to an end. In an official notification, IBPS clearly specified that No Interviews will be conducted for the post of IBPS Clerk this year.
Hence, the final merit list is being prepared on the basis of performance in IBPS Mains Examination for Bank Clerk. Owing to the fact that the selection procedure has been changed, the final IBPS Clerk Mains Sectional and State-Wise Cutoff has been revised accordingly.
IBPS Clerk Mains Sectional and State-Wise Cutoff (Revised)
Since only the marks secured in IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 will be taken into consideration, we expect the cutoff to go a little higher than last year. The Revised Cutoff for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam has been provided below.
IBPS Clerk Mains Sectional Cutoff
|Name of the Section||General||SC/ ST/ OBC|
IBPS Clerk Mains State-Wise Cutoff
|Andaman & Nicobar||83-86|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||80-90|
|Daman & Diu||83-92|
|Jammu & Kashmir||122-127|
Now, let us revisit the earlier exam review of IBPS Clerk Mains.
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis/ Review 2015
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.
2. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for 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.
3. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for 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.
4. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for 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
5. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis for 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.
We expect IBPS Clerk Mains Sectional and State-Wise Cutoff Marks around these projected scores. How much are you expecting to score in IBPS Clerk Mains? Let us know in the comments section below.
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