Overall Analysis of IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017 & Types of Questions asked

Dear Banking Aspirant,

The Exams are happening in an enormous speed and the results are released and the astonishment for the questions and the cutoff marks for the aspirants continues till now. The exams like RBI Assistant Mains Examination and IBPS SO Preliminary Examination is happening in the forthcoming days and the IBPS CLERK Prelims Exam is over. When everyone of the aspirants is waiting for the results to be published and wants to know the expected cutoff marks of IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017, an analysis about the same is very important because this exam may become the base for the forthcoming exams.

This trend was set by the previous exams and now it may follow the same suit and we should be aware of that now. So we are here with the analysis of the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017 – All the Four days Exam (Some states had only three days of exam). Our team in this post discusses the level of questions asked and the difficulty level of the questions and the number of questions asked in each slots and the new pattern questions asked in each topic and the possibilities of the questions asked in the forthcoming exams.

The first two days of the exam was pretty much same and there weren’t much changes in the questions asked in the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017. The third day was entirely different and some of the aspirants had difficulties in the new pattern questions asked and the English section was in the moderate range. When easier level of the questions would have illuminated the chances of the aspirants, the moderate level questions dismissed the possibilities for the easier level.

Out of all the slots , the reasoning section was in the easier level and this was the scoring part for many of the aspirants. The puzzles and seating arrangement were easier and aspirants found it pretty much easier to solve these questions within a defined amount of time. Timing was the important factor as many questions have to attended within a limited amount of time, so this played an important part in the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017. So we shall check the detailed preview of the all the topics and the like of others in the one that is given below.

Read all the reviews of the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS Exam 2017 (all the four days) from the links that are mentioned below. This will give you a undeniable insight from a different angle which will useful for you in the forthcoming exams.

Click Here – Read the Review of All the Slots in Day 1

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Click Here – Read the Review of All the Slots in Day 3

The IBPS is conducting the exam for the clerk position of various banks for which the vacancies are released. The total number of vacancies available for the IBPS CLERK 2017 is 7883. The number of banks which are recruiting through IBPS CLERK Exam 2017 is 19.

The total number of vacancies available under each state can be found from the links given below and also the banks which are recruiting through IBPS Clerk Exam 2017. You can also check the comparison of the vacancies of IBPS Clerk for previous and this year also from the below link.

Check the Total Number of Vacancies – Statewise –  IBPS CLERK EXAM 2017

Reasoning Ability – IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017

This section was the easiest section out of all the other topics. The more the candidates have attempted in this section, the more the marks are. So we will have a short stint of the topics and the questions asked in the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM in the reasoning section.

  • The Puzzle and Seating arrangement questions were the ones that are asked in all the slots – It had changes in the numbers bu this was a definite topic and puzzle was mostly a floor based one. The seating arrangement questions were asked in a same one and one linear arrangement and circular arrangement was asked. The Square and rectangular arrangement were asked in a limited one, but mostly circular arrangement was asked.
  • A mix of Alphabet , Alphanumeric and Number Series questions were asked. This dominated the reasoning section in most of the slots. The number of questions asked in all the sections ranged from 5 to 10 questions.
  • Old Pattern Coding and decoding questions were asked and this topic was limited to certain slots in the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam.
  • Inequalities questions were also not asked in a greater number, when compared to the other topics this was the easy cake walk to score more marks.
  • Order Ranking was also in a limited number and mostly 3-4 questions were asked, this topic dominated the Day 3 slots but were asked meagerly in most of the other day slots.
  • Other Miscellaneous questions like Directions , Blood Relations and small puzzles were asked in little numbers and contributed to least percentage. This topics were easy and most of them would have attempted these type of questions.

Check the memory based questions which are asked in the Day 1 and Day 2 of the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017 from the links that are provided below. 

Memory Based Question Paper of IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017

English Language – IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017

This was the difficult section for the most of the candidates in general and this time too this was proved in the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017. Mostly the questions have to be studied carefully before answering the questions because most of the topics except the reading comprehension was new to the exam scenario with small changes to the existing pattern of the exams.

  • The Reading Comprehension had a simple topic with 5 questions from each set. The Questions were not direct ones and mostly and in-depth one like statements and arguments, analyzing the best statements out of the given ones.
  • Day 3 slots had sentence rearrangement questions dominated the English section. Moreover the first two days slots didn’t have the sentence rearrangement (except for the last slot in the day 2). This was in the easy to moderate range.
  • The next topic which was important in the last of the Exam was the Double Fillers, One slot had new pattern questions. Primarily 10 questions were asked from this topic. As said this was in the moderate range.
  • Idioms and Phrases questions were asked which was also asked in some of the previous exams but this was different. The particular idioms phrases has to obtained for the asked questions and this was difficult because these types of questions are new to the arena of Exams as reading comprehension , cloze test , double fillers and sentence rearrangement questions were asked.
  • Cloze Test, this topic was asked in very few slots because this was asked multiple times and this had various changes to the formats. It constituted for 5 questions (max) in this exam.

The 3rd day had different topics and those aspirants who have prepared for the Prelims exam would have got a big disappointment and astonishment as this was entirely different from the one that was asked in the other slots in the First two days. This followed for other slots also in the other days, so this section definitely tested the candidate of their preparations level and scoring from this section is a major blockade. This section might be the factor determing the fate of many candidates in the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017.

Quantitative Aptitude – IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017

The quantitative Aptitude section was the easier topic when correlated to the other sections in the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM. This section was not that easier in comparison to the reasoning section but definitely this will fetch more marks to the aspirants.

  • Standard Format was followed which contained Data Interpretation questions , Missing number series, Simplification and Miscellaneous questions.
  • The Data Interpretation questions were easy and this consist of 5 questions in total and majorly Table based Data Interpretation questions were asked. Averages, Ratio and simplification based questions constituted the quantitative aptitude section.
  • The Missing Number series was the next easiest topic where the missing number has to be found from the series of numbers and mostly the sum and multiplication based concepts filled the number series.
  • Miscellaneous section is the one section where candidates score less because each question may take more time when taken as a whole, but this time the topics asked in the questions were in the easier to moderate range and some of the questions were easier when compared to the others. Ratio & Proportions, Simple & Compound Interest, Averages, Time & Work , Train based problems, Boats and Streams topics were asked. As said some of the questions were easier and took less time, the candidates who have seen all the questions would have chose the easier ones.
  • Lastly the Simplification questions which will etch marks to the candidates from this section was a cake walk for the aspirants. This was really easier and mostly all the aspirants would have attempted all the questions form this particular topic. Some intricate questions were also asked in this section and even those questions were easier  to attend as those type of questions have been asked in previous exams.

Aspirants can also contribute to this post by telling the new pattern questions and also the different pattern questions that are asked in the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017 in the comments section. Also please tell in the comments the following, which will be useful for the other aspirants in getting the best attempts from each state.

  1. The Total number of attempts in IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017
  2. The State from which you have attended the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS Exam 2017
  3. What do you think the expected cutoff marks of the IBPS CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2017

If you still thinking of fixing a strategy to apply in the exam, please check this one and get an idea about the easiest section and choose the best section to attend in the exam. You can check that from the one that is give below. Check the topics that are easier to score and what are topics that has to be given preference in the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination 2017.

What is your strategy to crack the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2017

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You can also check the detailed statewise vacancy of all the states for the IBPS Clerk 2017 vacancies from listed link given below.

IBPS Clerk – State-wise Vacancy List

Alternately you can also check the official notification of the IBPS CLERK 2017 from the given links.