IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017 analysis Dec 3- Shift 2

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The IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017 exam will be conducted on 2nd/3rd/9th/10th December 2017 in different shifts each day. The paper for shift 2 overall was of easy to moderate level. The prelims exam was conducted today on four different shifts.It was observed that the english section was tougher than the other sections .


This analysis will give you a detailed indepth knowledge about the questions that were asked, marks distribution, good attempts and weightage given to each chapter of every section

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017 Exam pattern


Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Good attempts
Reasoning Ability 35 35 60


English Language 30 30 15-18
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 21-25
Total 100 100 1 hour 74-81

The IBPS Clerk preliminary exam was conducted online and had 100 questions for a cumulative time of 60 minutes. Candidates have to deal with three sections

    1. Reasoning Ability (35 Qs)

    2. Quantitative Aptitude (35 Qs)

    3. English Language (30 Qs)

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017- English Language(Moderate)

1. Reading Comprehension – 5 Qs (Moderate)

It was based on a story.Surprisingly,there was no question related to the vocabulary from the passage.

2. Error Detection– 10 Qs(Moderate)

Error detection was totally of new pattern. A part of the sentence was given in bold which was grammatically correct and you have to find out where error is present in the rest part of the sentence.

3. Single Filler – 5 Qs(Moderate)

Single filler question was asked in a new pattern. A single blank was given in each sentence and candidate had two such a pair of words that would both be appropriate individually for the single blank.

4. Phrase Replacement -5 Qs(Moderate)

5. Sentence Improvement -5 Qs(Moderate)

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017- Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

1. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement -10 Qs (Moderate)

  • Linear Seating arrangement 
  • Scheduling

2. Syllogism – 3 Qs (Easy)

3. Inequalities– 3 Qs (Easy)

4. Alphanumeric series – 5 Qs (Easy)

5. Number series – 5 Qs (Easy)

6. Blood Relation– 3 Qs(Easy)

7. Order and Ranking – 3 Qs(Easy)

8.Miscellaneous – 3-4 Qs(Easy)

Questions were asked from distance and direction, position of alphabet and word creation.

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017- Quantitative Aptitude

1. Data Interpretation– 5 Qs (Easy- Moderate)

Only 1 set of DI was asked.

2. Simplification – 12 Qs (Easy- Moderate)

3. Number Series (Missing)- 5 Qs (Easy- Moderate)

4. Miscellaneous- 13 Qs(Easy- Moderate)

Arithmetic (Word problems) questions were asked from average, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest and Compound  Interest, Discount, Problem on Ages,Ratio and Proportion,Time and Work,Boat and Stream, etc


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