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IBPS CWE Clerks-IV Exam Analysis - 2014

  • IBPS CWE Clerks-IV Exam Analysis - 2014

    The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted its first slot of online examination for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre Posts in the Participating Organizations, across the country on December 6, 2014. 

    There were 200 questions in the paper, which had to be answered in 2 hours. There were five sections in all - Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry), and Computer Knowledge.  All the sections, except English Language, were available bilingually, that is, in both English and Hindi.Each question had 5 options.There was negative marking of one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to any given question.

    The pattern of the test was as follows:
    Section Total Questions Max. Marks Level of Difficulty Good Attempts Good Score Time Taken (in Minutes)
    Reasoning 40 40 Moderate 28-32 25-28 30
    English Language 40 40 Easy 30-32 25-28 25
    Numerical Ability 40 40 Easy to Moderate 24-27 20-23 35
    General Awareness ( with special reference to Banking Industry) 40 40 Easy to Moderate 25-28 19-20 15
    Computer Knowledge 40 40 Easy 28-31 21-26 15
    Total 200 200   135 - 150 110-125 120

    This section primarily saw moderate level of questions. A candidate could have easily attempted at least 30 questions. There were questions on Number Sequence, Directions, Coding-Decoding, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Analytical Reasoning, Statement-Conclusion and Data Sufficiency. 

    The details of the section are as follows:

    Topic Number of Questions
    Syllogism 5
    Statement-Conclusion 2
    Data Sufficiency 5
    Coding Arrangement 5
    AR (Linear Arrangement) (Set) 5
    AR (Circular Arrangement) (Set) 5
    Number based arrangement 5
    Symbol based arrangement 5
    Miscellaneous 3

    Grammar dominated this section. The questions were based onPhrase Replacement, Para Jumble (5 sentence), Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Cloze Test and Reading Comprehension Passage. The questions were easy in nature. 

    The details of the section are as follows:

    Topic Number of Questions
    Reading Comprehension 10
    Spot the Error 5
    Phrase Replacement 5
    Fill one word in 2 blanks 5
    Para Jumble 5
    Cloze Test 10

    The questions in this section were of easy to moderate level of difficulty.There were questions from topics like Simplification (Calculation based), Data Interpretation, Simple and Compound Interest, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Profit and Loss and Number.

    The details of the section are as follows:
    Topic Number of Questions
    Simplification 10
    DI (Pie-chart, Table) 5
    Number Series 3
    Arithmetic (Numbers, Simple Interest & Compound Interest/Speed & Distance / Time & Work / Profit & Loss) 22

    GENERAL AWARENESS (with special reference to Banking Industry)
    The questions in this section were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. They were based on Banking, Economy and Current Affairs.

    This section comprised questions of easy to moderate difficulty level. The questions tested candidates’basic knowledge of computers. The questions were based on Windows, Microsoft Office, Networking, Hardware and Software. A candidate who has basic knowledge of computers could have easily attempted 30 questions. 

    Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.  

    All the best! 
    Team CL