Analysis of IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelim Exam

#### 18th Dec 2021 (Slot 4)

The analysis of IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelim exam held on 18th Dec 2020 (Slot 4) 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.

The 14 questions on Simplifications were easy. There were five questions on Data Interpretation (Table) which were easy to solve.

There were 5 questions on Number series (Missing Number). Quant questions in this section were eleven 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) 5
Number Series (Missing number) 5
Simplifications 14
Quant Questions: (Ages, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance and Mensuration etc..) 11

Reasoning:

This section has been tagged as 'Easy'.

In this slot, there were 5 questions each on Alpha Numeric Series and Coding-Decoding and four questions each on Symbols & Notations (Inequalities) and Syllogisms (Deductions).

The questions on puzzles include one each on Single Row arrangement (Seven Persons – all facing) and Distribution. Puzzles were easy to solve.

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) 10
Blood Relations 3
Symbols & Notations (Inequalities) 4
Direction Sense 1
Alpha Numeric Series 5
Coding-Decoding 5
Syllogisms (Deductions) (Model: ‘Only a few’) 4
Miscellaneous (How many such pairs, Meaningful order and Letter Arrangement) 3

English Language:

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

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage on ‘Temperature change and Heat wave’ was conventional in its presentation, and ten questions were posed from it. There were two questions on vocab – one on Synonym, and another on Antonym.
• There were five questions each on Para Forming Questions, Grammatically Correct Sentence and Word Interchange. PFQ had five sentences to be arranged to form a meaningful paragraph. Word Interchange had five words given in bold. One need to interchange the given words to form a grammatically correct sentence.
• There were four questions on Sentence Rearrangement.

We can deduce that about 23 - 25 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 Sentences 5
Sentence Rearrangement 4
Word Interchange 5
Grammatically Correct Sentence 5
Word Usage 1

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 23 - 25
Reasoning Ability 28 - 30
English Language 23 - 25
Overall 74 - 80

#### 18th Dec 2021 (Slot 3)

The analysis of IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelim exam held on 18th 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.

The fifteen questions on Simplifications were easy. There were six questions on Data Interpretation (Table) which were easy to solve.

There were five questions on Number series (Wrong Number). Quant questions in this section were nine 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) 6
Number Series (Wrong number) 5
Simplifications 15
Quant Questions: (Ages, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance and Mensuration etc..) 9

Reasoning:

This section has been tagged as 'Easy'.

In this slot, there were five questions each on Set of Numbers and three questions each on Symbols & Notations (Inequalities) and Syllogisms (Deductions).

The questions on puzzles include one each on Square Arrangement (Eight persons; persons sitting at the corners facing away from the centre and the persons sitting in the middle facing towards centre), Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons), Comparisons (Heights), Box arrangement (Seven boxes) and Distribution (Designation based; seven designations). Puzzles were easy to solve.

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
Square Arrangement (Eight persons; persons sitting at the corners facing away from the centre and the persons sitting in the middle facing towards centre)
5
Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons) 4
Comparisons (Heights) 3
Box arrangement (Seven boxes) 5
Distribution (Designation based; seven designations) 5
Symbols & Notations (Inequalities) 3
Set of Numbers 5
Syllogisms (Deductions) (Model: ‘Only a few’) 3
Miscellaneous (How many such pairs and Meaningful order) 2

English Language:

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

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage on ‘Animal Migration’ was conventional in its presentation, and ten questions were posed from it. There were three questions on vocab – two on Synonym, and another on Antonym.
• There were five questions each on Para Forming Questions, Error Identification and Phrase Replacement. PFQ contains five sentences to be arranged to form a meaningful paragraph.
• There were three questions on Word Interchange. The question contains three words given in bold. Interchange the given words to form a grammatically correct sentence.

We can deduce that about 23 - 25 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 Sentences 5
Word Interchange 5
Error Identification 5
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 23 - 25
Reasoning Ability 28 - 30
English Language 23 - 25
Overall 74 - 80