IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam Analysis

IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam Analysis

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.

 

IBPS Clerk 2016 preliminary exam analysis by Bankers Adda

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:

 

English Language

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-

 

English Language

Topic

No. of Questions

Reading Comprehension

10

Errors

10

Cloze Test

10

Reasoning Ability

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-

 

Reasoning Ability

Topic

No. of Questions

Alphabet coding

5

Alphanumeric Series

5

Inequalities

5

Sitting Arrangement

15

Miscellaneous

5

Numerical Ability

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-

 

Numerical Ability

Topic

No. of Questions

Data Interpretation

5

Series

5

Simplification

15

Miscellaneous (SI, CI, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Spped & Time, Ages, etc.)

10

Overall Analysis by Bankers Adda

Subjects

Attempts considered good

Time Alloted (minutes)

English Language

14-16

15

Numerical Ability

15-18

25

Reasoning Ability

17-20

25

Total

59-63

60

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

Section

Total Questions

Level of difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Approximate time taken (in minutes)

Numerical Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

19-22

18-20

25

English Language

30

Easy-Moderate

18-20

15-18

15

Reasoning Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

20-22

18-20

20

Total

100

Easy-Moderate

58-65

55-62

60

English Language

Topic

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Error Spotting

10

Moderate

Cloze Test

10

Easy

Reading Comprehension (Forest story about tree and animal)

10

Easy

Reasoning Ability

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Linear Seating Arrangement (In 2 parallel rows- 4 people were facing North and 4 were facing South )

5

Moderate

Circular Seating Arrangement (8 People)

5

Moderate

Linear Seating Arrangement (8 Friends sitting in a row facing North)

5

Moderate

Alphabet Coding

5

Moderate

Alpha-numeric Series

5

Easy-Moderate

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate

Numerical Ability

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series

5

Moderate

Average

1

Easy- Moderate

Percentage

1

Easy- Moderate

SI/CI

1

Easy- Moderate

Simplification/Approximation

15

Easy- Moderate

Ages

1

Easy- Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Easy- Moderate

Time & Work

1

Easy- Moderate

Time, Speed and Distance

1

Easy- Moderate

Data Interpretation

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous (Quant Based)

3

Easy- Moderate

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.

 

Stay tuned to competition.careers360.com for more updates in IBPS Clerk exam

First Published On : 26 Nov 2016 12:17 PM IST

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