IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 Exam Analysis

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 Exam Analysis

IBPS Clerk  Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018 Prelims: Shifts 1st

IBPS Clerk  Prelims Exam Analysis 2018

Dear Students,

The IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Exam is being conducted today, At DreamBigInstitution.com , we are providing IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Exam Analysis of 1st shifts.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2018:

IBPS Clerk is one of the most sought-after recruitment in the banking industry. Several aspirants are burning candles at both ends to get a seat for themselves in this prestigious bank. 8th December is the first day of the first phase of this exam, i.e., prelims. Many students appeared for this exam and the competition will be very tough this time. Therefore, it is necessary that one gets aware about the type of questions being asked in the exam so that you get an idea about how to plan your strategy to attempt the questions in the exam and manage your time accordingly.

This year there is the sectional timing of 20 minutes in the Prelims Exam, its important for all banking aspirants to go through the review once. Exam analysis and review can help the aspirants who are yet to appear in upcoming shifts of IBPS Clerk Prelims to get an idea of the difficulty level and expected a pattern of questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. The examination held in this shift was of Easy to Moderate level. The order of occurrence of sections was English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

 Section  Good Attempts
 English Language  21-25
 Reasoning Ability  28-33
 Quantitative Aptitude 25-30
 Total  72-80


Quantitative Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was Easy to Moderate.  One can easily attempt questions if they have practiced well. DI questions based on a Tabular DI in this slot.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 5 Easy-Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Easy
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Simplification 10 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 10 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate
Series Question in Slot-1:
200, 192, 179, 158, ?, 95
3, 43, 81, 115, 143, ?
1, 6, 35, 76, 153, ?
50, 59, 45, 61, 36, ?
9, 45, 180, 540, ?, 1080

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was also of easy to moderate level. There was one set of Reading Comprehension with 6 questions out of which 1 question was of identifying the synonym. The passage of the RC was based on an article related to flexibility in jobs and the availability of working from any remote location.

The questions of para jumble or sentence rearrangement were related to a paragraph on the theme of the craze of cricket and it was do-able as well. There were also 5 questions of sentence completion in a match the following format.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  6 Moderate
Error Detection (Spelling & Grammatical) 5 Easy-Moderate
Single Filler 4 Easy
Phrasal Verb or Sentence Correction 5 Moderate
Sentence Reangement 5 Easy-Moderate
Match the Following (Sentence Completion) 5 Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was of Easy to Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Square seating arrangement
  • Day Based Puzzle
  • Linear Seating Arrangement, Parallel Line, 12 no of people 
  • Random Arrangement based puzzle, 7 persons, 7 cities
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Syllogism 4 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Moderate
Alphabet Series 4 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet 1 Easy-Moderate
Order and Ranking 3 Moderate
Total 35 Easy to Moderate

Keep up your calm and confidence and you’ll surely do well in the exam!


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