IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 8th December- Shift 2

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 8th December- Shift 2

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. The 2nd slot of today’s exam is over now. 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
Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 18-24 20
Reasoning Ability 28-32 20
Quantitative Aptitude 19-24 20
Total 69-76 60

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was Easy to Moderate. In the first shift there was only 1 DI set but in this shift, there were two sets of Data Interpretation. One can easily attempt questions if they have practiced well. DI questions based on a Bar Graph and Caselet in this slot.  
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 10 Easy-Moderate
Number Series- Find the next term 5 Easy
Simplification 10 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 10 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was also of easy to moderate level. There was one set of Reading Comprehension with 7 questions out of which 2 questions were related to vocabulary. The passage of the RC was based on an article related to the first impression of leaders in politics and society.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  7 Moderate
Error Detection (5 Sentences were given) 4 Easy-Moderate
Single Filler 5 Easy
Word Usage 4 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 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
  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Month 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 5 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Easy
Alphabet Series 3 Easy-Moderate
Numeric Series 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate
 Click Here to Check Exam Analysis of 1st Shifts of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018


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