IBPS 12th Dec 2020 Slot 3 Analysis

Analysis of IBPS Clerk 2020 Prelim Exam held on 12th Dec 2020 (Slot 3)

The analysis of IBPS Clerk 2020 Prelim exam held on 12th Dec 2020 (Slot 3) is presented below.

Snapshot of the Exam:

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

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 twelve questions on Simplifications were easy to moderate and time consuming. There were eight questions on Data Interpretation (five questions on Table and three questions on Caselet) which ranged from easy to moderate.

There were five questions on Number series (Missing Number). These questions can be rated as easy to moderate. Quant questions in this section were ten in number and pertained to – Ages, Percentages, Partnership, 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 24 to 26 questions in approximately 20 minutes provided he chose judiciously.

Topic No of Questions
Data Interpretation (Table and Caselet) 8
Number Series (Missing number) 5
Simplifications 12
Quant Questions: (Ages, Percentages, Partnership, Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance and Mensuration etc..) 10

Reasoning:

This section has tagged as 'Easy'.

In this slot, there were three questions each on Symbols and Notations (Inequalities), Blood Relations, and Deductions (Syllogisms). There were five questions on Coding-Decoding and four questions on Sequence.

The questions on puzzles include one each on Circular Arrangement (eight persons all facing towards centre), Distributions (Month based; 8 Months) and Floor based puzzle (Four floors and two flats)). 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 (Circular Arrangement (eight persons all facing towards centre), Distributions (Month based; 8 Months) and Floor based puzzle (Four floors and two flats)) 15
Coding – Decoding 5
Deductions (Syllogisms) (Model: Only a few) 3
Symbols & Notations (Inequalities) 3
Blood Relations 3
Sequence 4
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 'Bird's nest dynamics' was conventional in its presentation, and eight questions were posed from it. There were two questions on Synonyms.
• There were five questions each on Para Forming (5 sentences), wrongly spelt words / inappropriate usage, and Phrase Replacement.
• There were seven questions on Error Identification.

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
Para Forming (5 sentences) 5
Wrongly Spelt Words / Inappropriate usage 5
Error Identification 7
Phrase Replacement 5

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

Good Attempts:

Test Area Good Attempts
Numerical Ability 24-26
Reasoning Ability 28 - 30
English Language 25 - 27
Overall 77 - 83