# IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis: 9 December 2017

The first slot of IBPS Clerk 2017 held on 9 December 2017 has been over and with the help of students' review, we are here with the complete exam analysis.
The exam pattern was same as it was in the slots held on 2nd and 3rd December. English Language paper gave a headache to the students and challenged their reading and comprehensive skills.
All the three sections remained unchanged as previous shifts. English Section was equally difficult and challenging as observed in the IBPS Clerk Pre Examination on 2nd and 3rd of December.

### Ideal Attempts

Considering the difficulty of the exam we can say that the ideal attempt should be between 75-80.
Section-wise ideal attempt is as follows
SubjectGood Attempt
English Language14-16
Reasoning Ability28-31
Numerical Ability25-27
Total 75-80

### Numerical Ability (Easy-Moderate)

This section did not bother the candidates as the there were 12questions were based on arithmetic problems out of 35 questions.There was only 1 set of tabular Data interpretation. T
TopicsNo. of QuestionLevel
Tabular DI5Moderate
Simplification13Easy-Moderate
Number Series5Easy-Moderate
Average1Easy
Simple Interest and Compound Interest1Easy
Profit & Loss 1Easy
Problem on Ages1Easy
Discount 1Easy
Boat and Stream1Easy
Time and Work1Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1Moderate
Miscellaneous4Easy
Total35Easy-Moderate

### English Language ( Moderate-Difficult )

This section had moderate to difficult questions. There were double fillers and sentence rearrangement. But the questions based on idioms and phrases were new. Students were asked to choose an idiom/phrase the was similar to the word given in bold. There were questions of double fillers. In sentence rearrangement, parts of a sentence were to be rearranged to make a meaningful sentence.
Topics No. of Question Level
Double Fillers 10 Moderate
Idioms/ Phrases 10 Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement (New Pattern) 5 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

### Reasoning Ability (Easy)

This section was the easiest as there were 2 sets of linear puzzles and two sets of floor-based seating arrangement
Topics No. of Questions Level
Order and Ranking based puzzle 3 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 10 Moderate
Alpha-numerical-symbol Series 5 Easy
Blood relation 3 Easy
Syllogism  3 Easy
Inequality 3 Easy
Alphabet-based 2 Easy
Direction sense  3 Easy
Miscellaneous 3 Easy
Total 35 Easy

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