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IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016: Exam Analysis - 3rd December, Slot 1

Published on Saturday, December 03, 2016
Hi Readers!!! The IBPS PO Clerk Prelim Slot 1 is over and as always we are here to present you the detailed exam analysis. The exam was quite easy and students did not find much trouble in solving questions. But the questions were bit confusing. Without taking much time, let's move to the exam analysis

The exam was divided into three sections viz. English, Reasoning and Quant.
English section did not consume a lot of time of the candidates but quantitive aptitude did have some time-consuming questions. Overall, the students were happy with their attempts and hope for a positive outcome.
Ideal Attempt
Time allotment
English Language15-20 15 mins
Reasoning Ability21-25 22-23 mins
Quantitative Aptitude15-19 22-23 mins
 Total61-6660 mins

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty level - Moderate

ChapterNo. of questions
Data interpretation
Miscellaneous (Time and distance, Profit & Loss, Time and work, Simple & Compound interest, Problems based on ages etc.
The DI questions were easy to moderate. According to the candidates, this section took less than half hour. 

English Language

Difficulty level - Easy to Moderate
The easy reading comprehension, cloze test and error spotting test made candidates happy as they are predicting to score well in this section. Error spotting questions were easy. 
ChapterNo. of questions
Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test

Reasoning Ability

Difficulty level - Easy

ChapterNo. of questions
Alphanumeric Series
Sitting Arrangement
Alphabet Coding

This section of the paper ate a bit of the total time as candidates got stuck in some inequality questions while some other faced difficulty in sitting arrangement.
If we summarise the whole exam, we can say that the exam has given hope to lots of students who did well as the paper was easy. 
We wish all the candidates best of luck!!!!
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