IBPS Clerk 2016 preliminary examination of November 26, 27 and December 3 & 4, 2016 was easy to moderate with officials reporting all the testing slots glitch-free at exam centres across the country. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection regulates online examination for IBPS Clerk. The test paper carried a total of 100 questions from three sections-English Language, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability. Total duration of the preliminary examination for clerical recruitment was 60 minutes.
Careers360 here brings you IBPS Clerk 2016 preliminary exam analysis as shared by various coaching experts.
As per Bankers Adda, the online paper of IBPS Clerk 2016 preliminary examination was moderate in terms of difficultly level. The coaching institute also classified the questions in terms of difficulty level as below:
The questions were somewhat more difficult in English language section than the other two sections which, however, did not have any ‘fill in the blanks’, antonym and synonym types question. The table below mentions the type of questions in the English language section-
No. of Questions
Reasoning ability section was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level. The table below mentions the type of questions in the Reasoning ability section-
Difficulty level of the questions in Numerical ability section too was easy to moderate. The table below mentions the type of questions in the Numerical ability section-
Miscellaneous (SI, CI, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Spped & Time, Ages, etc.)
Overall Analysis by Bankers Adda
Attempts considered good
Time Alloted (minutes)
IBPS Clerk 2016 preliminary exam analysis by Career Launcher
Career Launcher, another coaching institute has also rated the paper to be of easy to moderate in difficulty level. Find below the section wise as well as overall analysis of IBPS Clerk 2016 preliminary exam by Career Launcher.
Overall exam analysis by Career Launcher
Level of difficulty
Approximate time taken (in minutes)
Number of questions
Reading Comprehension (Forest story about tree and animal)
Level of Difficulty
Linear Seating Arrangement (In 2 parallel rows- 4 people were facing North and 4 were facing South )
Circular Seating Arrangement (8 People)
Linear Seating Arrangement (8 Friends sitting in a row facing North)
Profit, Loss and Discount
Time & Work
Time, Speed and Distance
Miscellaneous (Quant Based)
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting IBPS Clerk 2016 examination for filling as many as 19243 vacancies of clerical positions in 19 public sector banks.
The exam had begun from November 26 and ended on December 4, 2016. The IBPS Clerk prelims result 2016 will be announced in December followed by declaration of IBPS Clerk cut off 2016.
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