IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam (December 08, 2019) Analysis - Slot III

Today was the second day of the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2019. The exam is being conducted in four time slots: 2 each in the morning and evening.

A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while every incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25. There is sectional timing of 20 minutes.

The detailed break-up of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2019 is as follows:

Section Total Questions Level of difficulty Good Attempts Time taken (in minutes)
English Language 30 Moderate 20-22 20
Reasoning Ability 35 Easy-Moderate 28-30 20
Numerical Ability 35 Moderate 22-25 20
Total 100 Moderate 75-83 60

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

English Language:

Topic Number of questions Level of difficulty
Reading Comprehension – based on employee – employer relationship. 8 Moderate
Para jumbles 5 Moderate
Spot the Error (bold words based) 5 Easy
Sentence Jumbles  5 Easy
Phrase Replacement 3 Easy
Spot the Error – Find the grammatical correct sentence. 4 Easy

Reading Comprehension was based on employee-employer relationship. There were 2/3 questions of vocabulary in RC. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Reasoning Ability:

Topic Number of questions Level of Difficulty
AR (Square Seating Arrangement ) 5 Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement – Arrangement of people in a building) 5 Moderate
AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – Single row) 4 Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement – Bag based) 3 Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement – Arrangement of people buying cars on different days.) 3 Easy
Direction – set based 3 Easy
Puzzle – 5 three digits numbers were given. Find the product of the digits of the second largest number.  5 Easy
Alphabet based – Arrangement of letters in a word (One word per question – MONTHS and MISADJUSTED) 2 Easy
Arrangements of digits   3 Easy
Syllogism  2 Moderate

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

Numerical Ability:

Topic Number of questions Level of Difficulty
Data Interpretation (Table – with food apps and orders placed in different months) 5 Moderate
Simplification/Approximation            10 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Series Completion) 5 Easy-Moderate
Comparison of variables: Quadratic Equations 5 Easy-Moderate
Percentage 2 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Time, Speed and Distance – Boat and Stream 2 Moderate
Ages 1 Moderate
Profit, Loss and Discount 1 Moderate
Mensuration (Area based) 1 Moderate
Average 1 Moderate
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 1 Moderate

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

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Team CL