Friday, 15 Mar 2019

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Slot I paper analysis released

IBPS Clerk preliminary exams 2018 are divided into four time slots

IBPS Clerk preliminary exam 2018 is divided into four time slots

BPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 first slot was conducted today. on December 08, 2018.

Spanning a period of one week (ending December 15, 2018), the exam is being conducted in four-time slots: two each in the morning and evening.

Break-up of marks

A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. All the sections, except the English language, were available in both English and Hindi.

Every correct answer will fetch one mark, while every incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.

This year there is sectional timing of 20 minutes.

The detailed break-up of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2018 is as follows:

SectionTotal QuestionsLevel of difficultyGood AttemptsTime taken (in minutes)
English Language30Easy- Moderate20- 2220
Reasoning Ability35Easy-Moderate28-3020
Numerical Ability35Easy-Moderate22-2520
Total100Easy-Moderate71-7860

Note: Section wise and overall cut-offs are not uniform for all states.

English Language:

TopicNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Reading Comprehension based on flexibility in jobs (There was one question based on synonyms.)6Moderate
Parajumbles /Sentence rearrangement based on craze of cricket.5Easy-Moderate
Fill in the blanks (Based on single FIB)4Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement5Easy-Moderate
Vocabulary based (Spelling)5Easy-Moderate
Match the following (Sentence Completion)5Moderate

Reading Comprehension was lengthy. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

Reasoning Ability:

TopicNumber of questionsLevel of Difficulty
AR (Data Arrangement 7 Persons/Location/Month)5Moderate
AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – in 2 parallel rows facing North/South)5Moderate
AR (Square Seating Arrangement facing in/out)5Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement Day based)5Moderate
Direction set based5Difficult
Alphabet Series (5 words was given)5Easy-Moderate
Word based (Pairs of letters)1Easy-Moderate
Syllogism4Easy-Moderate

There were four sets of five questions each from Seating Arrangement and Data Arrangement. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

Numerical Ability:

TopicNumber of questionsLevel of Difficulty
Data Interpretation (Table based)5Easy-Moderate
Simplification/Approximation10Easy
Number Series (Series Completion)5Easy
Comparison of variables: Quadratic Equations5Easy
Comparison of quantities: Quantity I and Quantity II5Moderate
Mensuration1Moderate
Ratio and Proportion1Moderate
Average1Moderate
Time, Speed and Distance1Moderate
Miscellaneous (Quant based)1Moderate

There was one set of five questions from Data Interpretation (table based). The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

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