IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis You Might Want to Know

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis:

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is responsible for conducting the IBPS Clerk Recruitment examination. The IBPS Clerk Mains exam was conducted on 19th January 2020 across India. The mains exam was attempted by all those candidates who passed in the preliminary examination held earlier. The IBPS Mains Exam analysis stated that the exam was similar to the one held in the previous year in 2019. The difficulty level of the exam can be categorized between easy to moderate.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis

The IBPS Mains Exam carries questions on English Language, Reasoning and Computer aptitude, Quantitative aptitude, general / financial awareness. The exam carries 190 multiple choice questions in all with various sections and the duration of the exam is 160 minutes. The time limit for each section is fixed so the candidates have to attempt the questions in each section within the stipulated time. The total marks allotted for the test are 200. The exam also has negative marking of 1/4th marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.

Sections No. of MCQs Good Attempts Difficulty Level
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude  50 27-32 Moderate-Difficult
Quantitative Aptitude  50 31-36 Moderate
General English 40 29-33 Moderate-Difficult
General/Financial Awareness 50 28-34 Moderate
TOTAL 190 117-130 Moderate-Difficult

Here is a section wise breakdown of the questions asked and their difficulty level: 

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation – Pie Chart + Tabular + Profit & Loss DI, Case let 20 Moderate-Difficult
Arithmetic – Train, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Mensuration, Age, Average, Boat & Stream 20 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzles  – Blood Relation based, Circular based,  20 Moderate-Difficult
Alphanumeric Series 5 Moderate
Coded Direction 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate-Difficult
Coded Inequality 5 Moderate
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 3 – 5 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate-Difficult

General English

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  18 Moderate-Difficult
Fillers 5 Moderate
Error Detection 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 6 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 6 Moderate-Difficult
Total 40 Moderate-Difficult

General/Financial Awareness: Moderate Level

This section comprised of a total of 50 questions based on Static GK and latest Current Affairs of national & international importance. The questions were on the following topics:

  • Theme of National Book Fair
  • Bank Rate linked with Repo Rate
  • Important Days
  • Questions related to Reserve Bank of India
  • Military Exercise between India & USA– Tiger Triumph
  • National Science Congress 2020
  • Forest Cover of India
  • India’s UNESCO Heritage City
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • MUDRA Scheme

The IBPS Clerk Mains Exam analysis is based on the output given by candidates who appeared in the exam and previous year’s exam papers.

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