IBPS 12th Dec 2020 Slot 1 Analysis

Analysis of IBPS Clerk 2020 Prelim Exam held on 12th Dec 2020 (Slot 1)

The analysis of IBPS Clerk 2020 Prelim exam held on 12th Dec 2020 (Slot 1) is presented below.

Snapshot of the Exam:

Test Area No of Questions Max Marks Duration
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Min
English Language 30 30 20 Min
Total 100 100 60 Min

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above-mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Numerical Ability:

According to the feedback received from students who appeared for this exam, this section can be rated as 'easy to moderate'.

The 10 questions on Simplifications were easy. There were 10 questions on Data Interpretation (5 questions each Table and Line Graph) which ranged from easy to moderate.

There were 5 questions on Number series (Missing Number). These questions can be rated as easy to moderate. Quant questions in this section were 10 in number and pertained to – Ages, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance and Mensuration etc. These questions were a combination of easy and moderate.

A student could, therefore, solve around 23 to 25 questions in approximately 20 minutes provided he chose judiciously.

Topic No of Questions
Data Interpretation (Table and Line Graph) 10
Number Series (Missing number) 5
Simplifications 10
Quant Questions: (Ages, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance and Mensuration etc..) 10

Reasoning:

This section has tagged as 'Easy'.

In this slot, there were 4 - 5 questions on Sequence, three questions each on Blood Relations, 2 – 3 questions on Direction Sense and four questions on Symbols & Notations (Inequalities).

The questions on puzzles include one each on Two Row arrangement (10 Persons – Five persons facing North and five persons facing South), Floor Arrangement (4 floors and 2 flats), Distributions (Days related) and Year based puzzle. Puzzles were easy to moderate but lengthier than other questions in the same section.

Thus, almost 28 to 30 questions could possibly be solved in about 20 minutes in this section.

The topic -wise split, as per feedback received from our students, is as given below:

Topic No of Questions
Analytical Puzzles (Two Row arrangement (10 Persons – Five persons facing North and five persons facing South), Floor Arrangement (4 floors and 2 flats), Distributions (Days related) and Year based puzzle) 19
Blood Relations 3
Symbols & Notations (Inequalities) 4
Direction Sense 2-3
Sequence 4-5
Miscellaneous (Letter Arrangement and Meaningful word) 2

English Language:

This section too was predictable and was rated as easy to moderate.

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage on 'CO2 emission – Environment of Sweden' was conventional in its presentation, and eight questions were posed from it. There were two questions on Synonym, and one questions on Antonym.
• There were seven questions on Cloze Test. The cloze test is based on the topic 'Sleeping Disorder'
• There were five questions each on Sentence Rearrangement, Wrongly spelt words / inappropriate usage and Grammatically Correct Sentences.

We can deduce that about 25 - 27 questions could possibly be solved in the given 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Cloze Passage 7
Sentence Rearrangement 5
Wrongly Spelt Words / Inappropriate usage 5
Grammatically Correct Sentence 5

Overall, the difficulty level of the paper in this particular slot can be pegged between Easy to Moderate.

Good Attempts:

Test Area Good Attempts
Numerical Ability 23-25
Reasoning Ability 28-30
English Language 25-27
Overall 76-82