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IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis - 1 January 2017

Published on Sunday, January 01, 2017

Exam Analysis

Sections Ideal Attempt
English Language 20-21
Reasoning Ability 16-18
Quantitative Aptitude 16-18
Computer Awareness 23-24
General Awareness 23-24
Total 125-135


 As expected, Data interpretation sets were difficult. Series questions were easy.

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Missing Number Series 5 Easy
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equations 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 10 Difficult
Miscellaneous(SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.) 15 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate


This year Reading Comprehensions were surprisingly difficult.

Level of difficulty is increasing in this section. Para jumbles and RCs were difficult.

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  16 Difficult
Sentence fillers 5 Moderate
Para-Jumbled(odd one types) 4 Moderate
Spotting Errors 4 Difficult
Words replacement 8 Moderate
Sentence completion/correction 8Difficult
Total 40 Difficult


The level of reasoning was moderate to difficult.Syllogism and Data Sufficiency was relatively easy.

The questions asked were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement
(1 Circular set and 1 Linear set )
10 difficult
Puzzles 17 difficult
Coding-decoding 5 difficult
Logical reasoning  4 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 4 Easy
Total 40 Moderate


General Awareness section was easy. Most of the questions were asked from our GK Digest and various articles published on our portal from last 4 month.


Computer Awareness part was bit tricky this time, most of the questions were asked from our Computer Awareness Notes. Few questions were asked from our IT Officers notes.
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