IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2017 of Prelims & Mains Exams

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2017: Hi friends! If you guys are reading this article we hope you people are going to write upcoming IBPS Clerk Exam. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), it is a familiar organization in conducting of competitive bank exams for recruitment. IBPS Clerk Exam is one among that. Last year more than 18000 candidates get placement opportunities in various banks within India, through this IBPS Clerk Exam. Based on requisition given by 19 banks like Dena, Canara, UCO, etc this year also IBPS has announced dates for Clerical exam. Nearly 7883 vacancies are going to be filled through upcoming IBPS Clerk exam. Do you want to know how exam questions are asked in previous year and will be asked in current year? Go through the following sections and read the details of IBPS Clerk exam analysis 2017.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2017 – Highlights
Exam Name IBPS CWE Clerk VII Exam 2017 Exam Type Objective
Information IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2017 Exam Category Clerical
Exam Date Prelims: 2,3,9 & 10th Dec 2017

Mains: 21st January 2018

Exam Phase Prelims & Mains
Authority IBPS Official Site www.ibps.in

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2017

IBPS started conducting Clerk exam from 2011 onwards. Common Written Exam for Clerical posts has two phases. One is preliminary and the other is main. Every year lot of citizens will register for this IBPS Clerical Exam. But only 60 to 70 percent of them will appear in it. Individuals should clear the prelims exam with good marks to attend the main examination. There will be no interview.

Usually exam questions can be categorized as Easy, Moderate and Difficult. As the number of applicants ratio increased year-to-year, IBPS has started changing the exam pattern to make the exam a tougher one. This year also IBPS has released the notification for Clerk exam by doing changes in exam pattern.

Comparing last year questions, we have just given information about how the upcoming IBPS Clerk Exam will be. Please go through it to know about IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2017.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis

For IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2017, questions will be asked from three varied topics like Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language. About 100 questions will display, but only 60 minutes will be given. Within this time, candidates have to find answers for questions as much as possible. After 60 minutes the link will automatically disable, because exam will be conducted in online mode.

Last year the prelims exam has been conducted on different slots. Candidates who had prepared well and appeared in exam said that, the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam is easy. Do you want to know how exam questions are asked from each section on 2016? Then look into the table given below.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam – Previous Year (2016)
Sections Total Marks/ Questions
Number of questions asked from each Topic Level of Exam
Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability 35
  • Miscellaneous – 10 questions
  • Data Interpretation – 5 questions
  • Series – 5 questions
  • Simplification – 15 questions
Easy to Moderate
English Language 30
  • Reading Comprehension – 10 questions
  • Error spotting – 10 questions
  • Cloze Test – 10 questions
Easy to Moderate
Reasoning Ability 35
  • Alphabet Coding – 5 questions
  • Miscellaneous – 5 questions
  • Inequalities – 5 questions
  • Alphanumeric Series – 5 questions
  • Seating Arrangement – 15 questions
Easy to Moderate

Aspirants can expect moderate or tough questions in upcoming IBPS prelims exam. Because this year vacancies are less andso competition will be high for Clerk posts.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis

Last year the IBPS Clerk main exam has been conducted with 200 questions drafted from Reasoning, English language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. Aspirants are asked to answer for the exam within 135 minutes. To know about how exam questions are asked in previous clerical exam (i.e. 2016), see the table given below.

IBPS Clerk Main Exam – Previous Year (2016)
Sections Total Questions Total Marks
Number of questions asked from each topic Level of Exam
Reasoning 40 50
  • Logical Reasoning – 4 questions
  • Sitting Arrangements and puzzles – 27 questions
  • Coding to Decoding – 5 questions
  • Data Sufficiency – 4 questions
English Language 40 40
  • Reading Comprehension – 16 questions
  • Sentence Fillers – 5 questions
  • Para-Jumbled – 1 questions
  • Errors – 4 questions
  • Sentence Correction – 4 questions
  • Word Formation/ Odd one out – 8 questions
  • Paragraphs Completion – 2 questions
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
  • Data Sufficiency – 5 questions
  • Quadratic Equations – 5 questions
  • Data Interpretation – 10 questions
  • Miscellaneous – 15 questions
  • Number Series – 5 questions
Moderate to Difficult
General Awareness 40 40
  • Banking
  • Static & Current Affairs
Easy to Moderate
Computer Knowledge 40 20
  • Information Technology
  • Basics of Computer
  • Internet
  • Operating Systems, etc.
Easy to Moderate

This year, the IBPS Clerk exam pattern has been totally changed i.e. topics are almost same but the number of questions and exam duration has been altered. Yes from General/ Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge and Quantitative Aptitude about 190 questions shall be asked. Within 160 minutes aspirants have to finish the main exam. For each section of questions, there is a separate timelimit.

The upcoming IBPS Clerk Main Exam is going to be more difficult than last year. So to mark your success in exam, work hard.

Overall Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims and Main Exam

Prelims exam is the screening test, so while comparing main exam usually the questions will be somewhat easy. Main exam marks shall only be taken into account for preparation of final merit list of appointment. So every year the main exam is a difficult attempt to all competitors.

Last year most of the candidates said that the questions were not that much difficult as expected, for prelims exam. But those aspirants while attending the main exam faced lot of struggles to answer questions. Most of them thought, the prelims exam topics and main exam topics are somewhat same, so questions will be easier to answer as like prelims. Here what, they committed mistakes.

Because in IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2016 most of the topics from which questions are drafted for prelims exam are not involved in main exam. Notable topics are simplification, inequality, miscellaneous, etc. Also some of the aspirants didn’t done proper preparation and came for exam. That’s why they have loosened marks. Other reasons said by examinees of IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 are,

  • There were lots of changes in questions asked on English section (especially fill in the blanks, para jumbles, etc).
  • Questions are tricky & and the options were too confusing.
  • No Syllogism questions are asked last year.
  • Sectional time allotted for main exam, etc.

Ofcourse, the exam questions were also tough for main exam. We didn’t ignore that. But if you see all the winners of previous exams, hardwork and practice are the secrets of their success. May be due to luck, some of the aspirants had also get qualified. So practice again and again, in all the exam sections equally. Success will be yours in upcoming IBPS Clerk Exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Prelims Exam Main Exam
Moderate Difficult

This year, questions may be moderate and difficult. But comparing last year, in 2017 IBPS Clerk exam aspirants will get more time to finish the main exam.

Cut-offs: After conducting Common Written Exam, IBPS will fix sectional as well as overall cut-offs based on the following criteria only. It should be remembered that, first for prelims exam IBPS will fix cut-off and later for mains.

  • Difficulty level of exam
  • State-wise vacancies in bank
  • Number of competitors, etc.

Click here to know more details about IBPS Clerk Cut Off 2017

Reference Links
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Official Site www.ibps.in

Aspirants might have got the IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis details from above section. Those who want to know more about upcoming exam can refer the notification.

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Updated: 2017-09-07 — 3:57 pm

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