IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis (Mains) 2019-20

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 20 Jan, 2020 13:53 IST

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Being one of the important recruitment entrance exams, IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019 has been successfully conducted by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) on January 19, 2020 across various exam centers in India. Since the exam is now conducted, therefore, to get an insight of the IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019, we have shared a detailed analysis of the entrance examination here on this page.

Candidates who have qualified the IBPS Clerk (Prelims) exam appeared for the Mains exam. The exam has been held in a single slot within a duration of 160 minutes. In comparison with that of last year, IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019 exam was moderate in terms of the overall difficulty level. There were also no surprise elements in terms of the question paper pattern. As per the experts’ opinion and reviews shared by the candidates, the questions in the Quantitative Aptitude section were a bit lengthy and difficult to attempt, however, questions from General/Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude were moderate to attempt. To know further details regarding IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019 exam analysis scroll below.

IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019-20 Section-wise Exam Analysis

Lets’ take a look at the section-wise exam analysis of IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019 to get an idea about how the exam was conducted.

IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019 English Section Analysis

  • In this section, most of the questions were from the Reading Comprehension.

  • The overall level of English Language section was easy to moderate.

Topic

No. of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension 

18

Moderate-Difficult

Fillers

5

Moderate

Cloze Test

6

Moderate

Sentence Rearrangement

6

Moderate-Difficult

Error Detection

5

Moderate

Total

40

Moderate-Difficult

IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Section Analysis

  • In this section, most of the questions were based on Puzzles, Blood Relations etc.

  • As per candidates’ reviews, questions from this section were moderate to attempt. 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Puzzles  - Blood Relation based, Circular based, 

20

Moderate-Difficult

Alphanumeric Series

5

Moderate

Coded Direction

5

Moderate

Coded Inequality

5

Moderate

Syllogism

5

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate-Difficult

Coding-Decoding

3 - 5

Moderate

Total

50

Moderate-Difficult

IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019 Quantitative Section Analysis

  • In this section, questions were asked from various topics such as Number Series, Simplification and Data Interpretation, etc.

  • In terms of the overall difficulty level of the exam, candidates found this section moderate to attempt. 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Data Interpretation - Pie Chart + Tabular + Profit & Loss DI, Caselet

20

Moderate-Difficult

Arithmetic - Train, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Mensuration, Age, Average, Boat & Stream

20

Moderate

Approximation

5

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate

Total

50

Moderate

IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019 General Awareness/Financial Awareness Analysis

  • In this section, questions were based on Static GK and the latest Current Affairs of national & international importance.

  • Overall, the questions in this section were easy to moderate. 

Overall Exam Analysis of IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019-20

Check out the overall exam analysis of IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019 to know the overall level of difficulty and the number of good attempts in the exam:

  • IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019 had 190 questions in total which were objective type in nature.

  • Candidates were given 160 minutes to complete all the four sections having sectional timings. It was mandatory for the candidates to attempt the questions within the specified time. 

  • There was a negative marking of 1/4th mark for each wrong answer. 

  • In the exam, the maximum marks allotted were 200. 

  • Candidates will have to clear their IBPS Clerk (Mains ) cut off 2020 to be considered as qualified.

Sections

Good Attempts

Level of Difficulty

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 

27-32

Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude 

31-36

Moderate

General/Financial Awareness

28-34

Moderate

General English

29-33

Moderate-Difficult

Total 

117-130

Moderate

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) Exam 2019 (December 07 & 08, 2019)

The live exam analysis and review of IBPS Clerk (Prelims) exam that is to be conducted on December 08, 2019, is available here. The candidates can check the shift-wise analysis of IBPS Clerk (Prelims) Dec 2019 exam here.

IBPS Clerk Exam Overall Analysis (All Shifts - Dec 07 & 08)

As per the analysis of all the shifts of IBPS Clerk exam that was held on Dec 07 & 08, 2019, the difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. The exam was neither easy nor tough in all the shifts, and IBPS maintained equal difficulty level in all the shifts of the Prelims exam for Clerks. 

Themes of Reading Comprehension (Dec 07 & 08, 2019)

Relationship between Employer and Employee
Stress
Coffee Production
Travel
Herbivorous.

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 3rd Shift Overall Analysis (December 08, 2019)

Similar to the previous shifts of the IBPS Clerk (Prelims) exam, the 2nd shift of December 08, 2019, the exam is moderate to easy in terms of difficulty. 

Name of the Section Expected Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 32
Quantitative Aptitude 23
English Language 25
Total No. of Good Attempts 80

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) English Language 3rd Shift Analysis (December 08, 2019) - Moderate

The Reading Comprehension section is based on a passage on the relationship between employers and employees. There were two-three questions on Vocabulary. The topic-wise analysis can be checked below -

Name of the Topic Total No. of Questions
Phrase Replacement 05
Single Errors 05
Error Detection 05
Word Rearrangement 04
Reading Comprehension 07
Para Jumbles 05

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 3rd Shift Quantitative Aptitude Analysis (December 08, 2019)

The overall difficulty level of this section is moderate. There was only one set of Tabular Data Interpretation. The topic wise analysis can be checked below -

Name of the Topic Total No. of Questions
Word Problems 10
Quadratic Equation 05
Missing Number Series 05
Simplification 10
DI 05

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 3rd Shift Reasoning Ability Analysis (December 08, 2019)

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy. There was a Floor-Based Puzzle. There were also questions on square seating arrangement and linear seating arrangement. There were 20 questions on Puzzles and Seating Arrangement. There was also a puzzle on Random Seating Arrangement.

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2nd Shift Overall Analysis (December 08, 2019)

Similar to the previous shifts of the IBPS Clerk (Prelims) exam, the 2nd shift of December 08, 2019, the exam is easy to moderate in terms of difficulty. 

Name of the Section Expected Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 34
Quantitative Aptitude 24
English Language 27
Expected Total No. of Good Attempts 87

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) English Language 2nd Shift Analysis (December 08, 2019) - Easy

The Reading Comprehension section is based on a passage on Stress. There were two-three questions on Vocabulary. The topic wise analysis can be checked below -

Name of the Topic Total No. of Questions
Phrase Replacement 05
Single Fillers 05
Error Detection 05
Sentence Rearrangement 05
Reading Comprehension 10

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2nd Shift Quantitative Aptitude Analysis (December 08, 2019)

The overall difficulty level of this section is moderate. There was only one set of Tabular Data Interpretation (Name of the Companies P & Q and its annual data). The topic wise analysis can be checked below -

Name of the Topic Total No. of Questions
Word Problems 10
Quadratic Equation 05
Missing Number Series 05
Simplification 10
DI 05

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2nd Shift Reasoning Ability Analysis (December 08, 2019)

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. There was a Puzzle based on Months. There were also questions on Circular seating arrangement and parallel seating arrangement.

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 1st Shift Overall Analysis (December 08, 2019)

Similar to the previous shifts of the IBPS Clerk (Prelims) exam, the 1st shift of December 08, 2019, the exam is easy to moderate in terms of difficulty. 

Name of the Section Expected Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 28-31
Quantitative Aptitude 24-28
English Language 24-26
Expected Total No. of Good Attempts 78-83

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) English Language 1st Shift Analysis (December 08, 2019) - Easy

The Reading Comprehension section is based on a passage on Coffee Production. There were two-three questions on Vocabulary. The topic wise analysis can be checked below -

Name of the Topic Total No. of Questions
Spelling Errors 05
Single Fillers 05
Para Jumble 05
Sentence Correction 05
Reading Comprehension 10

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 1st Shift Quantitative Aptitude Analysis (December 08, 2019)

The overall difficulty level of this section is moderate. There was only one set of Tabular Data Interpretation. The topic wise analysis can be checked below -

Name of the Topic Total No. of Questions
Word Problems 10
Quadratic Equation 05
Missing Number Series 05
Simplification 10
DI 05


IBPS Clerk Exam Highlights (December 07, 2019 - All Shifts)

The highlights of all the shifts of December 07, 2019, can be checked below.

Shift Difficulty Level Expected Total Good Attempts
Shift 1 Easy to Moderate 78
Shift 2 Easy to Moderate 76-80
Shift 3 Easy to Moderate 75-78
Shift 4 Easy to Moderate 78-80

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) Shift 3 exam is over now, and the candidates can check the detailed analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 3rd shift here now. The below analysis is prepared on the basis of response received from students. 

Overall Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 (4th Shift)

IBPS Clerk 4th shift exam (Day 1) was successfully conducted on December 07, 2019, and the overall difficulty level of the exam remained easy to moderate. The overall analysis of IBPS Clerk 4th shift exam (Prelims) can be checked below -

Name of the Section Difficulty Level
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate
Numerical Ability Easy
English Language Easy to Moderate
Expected Total No. of Good Attempts Easy to Moderate

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) Numerical Ability Analysis (Shift 4)

The overall difficulty level of this section in the 4th shift is moderate. The topic-wise analysis

Name of the Topic Total No. of Questions
Quadratic Equations 05
Arithmetic Questions 07
Data Interpretation  (2 Seats - Tabular Based and Time and Work Based) 07
Simplification 10

Overall Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 (3rd Shift)

The overall analysis of IBPS Clerk 3rd shift exam (Prelims) can be checked below -

Name of the Section Expected Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 28
Numerical Ability 30
English Language 25
Expected Total No. of Good Attempts 78


Overall Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 (Shift 2) - December 07

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) Shift 2 was successfully conducted on December 07, 2019, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Based on the response received from students, we have come up with a detailed analysis of Shift 2 exam of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019. Similar to Shift 1, the shit 2 exam was also easy to moderate, and there are no surprises. The overall difficulty level of the exam is easy to moderate. The section-wise total number of good attempts are as follows -

Name of the Section Expected Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 28
Numerical Ability 30
English Language 26

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) English Language Analysis 2019 (Shift 2)

This section had 30 questions and the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. The passage from Reading Comprehension was based on Travel Theme. The topic-wise number of questions can be checked below -

Name of the Topic Total No. of Questions
RC 08
Cloze Test 05
Para Jumbles 05
Spelling Error 06
Single Filler 00
Error Detection 06

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) Reasoning Aptitude Analysis 2019 (Shift 2)

The level of difficulty of the Reasoning section of IBPS Clerk (Prelims) exam was Easy to Moderate. There were questions on 3 Puzzles and Seating Arrangement. The topic-wise analysis can be checked below -

Name of the Topic Total No. of Questions
Order & Ranking 03
Alpha-Numeric Series 05
Direction Sense 04
Syllogism 03
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 19
Others 01
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IBPS Clerk (Prelims) Quantitative Aptitude Analysis 2019 (Shift 2)

The level of difficulty of Quantitative Aptitude was easy to moderate. The Data Interpretation questions in the Slot 2 exam were based on Bar Data Interpretation. The questions were asked from the following topics -

Name of the Section Total Questions 
Arithmetic 05
Quadratic Equation 05
Simplification 10
Approximation 00
Wrong Number Series 05
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph) 10

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) exam 2019 Shift 1 & 2 was successfully conducted on December 07, 2019. The shift 1 exam took place on December 07 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, and based on the response received from the candidates, we have come up with an analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims Question Paper 2019 (Shift 1). According to some of the candidates, the question paper of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 is easy to moderate. The new type of questions was introduced in English and Reasoning section. The exam had three sections comprising of 100 questions, and the candidates were given 60 minutes to answer the questions.

Overall Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 (Shift 1) - December 07

The overall difficulty level of the exam is easy to moderate. The section-wise total number of good attempts are as follows -

Name of the Section Expected Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 29-30
Numerical Ability 22-24
English Language 21-22

In all, the expected number of good attempts should be around 73-76. 

Section Wise Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims (Shift 1) - December 07, 2019

The section wise analysis of IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 (Prelims) can be checked below. The below analysis is only for Shift 1, i.e., the exam that was conducted on December 07, 2019.

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) Quantitative Aptitude Analysis 2019

The level of difficulty of Quantitative Aptitude was easy to moderate. The Data Interpretation questions in the Slot 1 exam were based on Bar Data Interpretation. The questions were asked from the following topics -

Name of the Section Total Questions 
Arithmetic 07 
Quadratic Equation 05
Simplification 08
Approximation 05
Wrong Number Series 05
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph) 05

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) English Language Analysis 2019

This section had 30 questions and the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. The passage from Reading Comprehension was based on Herbivorous. The topic-wise number of questions can be checked below -

Name of the Topic Total No. of Questions
RC 10
Cloze Test 05
Sentence Rearrangement 4-5
Spelling Error 04
Single Filler 3-4
Error Detection 05

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) Reasoning Aptitude Analysis 2019 (Shift 1)

The level of difficulty of the Reasoning section of IBPS Clerk (Prelims) exam was Easy to Moderate. There were questions on 3 Puzzles and Seating Arrangement. The topic-wise analysis can be checked below -

Name of the Topic Total No. of Questions
Coding & Decoding 02
Alpha-Numeric Series 05
Blood Relation 03
Syllogism 05
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15
Others 02
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IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Analysis (Prelims) 2019

The pre-exam analysis of IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2019 exam, prepared with vital inputs from the CollegeDekho experts, will prepare the candidates for the upcoming preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk 2019. With the help of the pre-exam analysis of IBPS Clerk 2019 exam, the candidates will have a fair bit of idea regarding the overall difficulty of each section and the type of questions that will be asked in the question paper. The pre-exam analysis of IBPS Prelims 2019 paper will also enlighten the candidates about the weighatge to be given on each topic. The pre-exam analysis of the IBPS clerk (Mains) exam 2019 will also be available shortly after the conclusion of the preliminary examination and declaration of result. 

The IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2019 exam paper will be divided into three sections - Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language. The entire prelims paper will comprise of 100 questions in an objective format. The maximum marks of the IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2019 exam will be 100 and the test-takers will have 60 minutes to attempt all of them. 

Based on the scores obtained by the candidates in the IBPS Clerk (Prelims) exam of 2019, a list of shortlisted candidates will be prepared who will be eligible to take part in the IBPS Clerk (Mains) 2019 exam. 

Note:  The aspirants must make sure that they go through the pre-exam analysis of IBPS Clerk (Prelims) in a detailed fashion which will assist them with various important information regarding the exam.

Pre-Analysis of IBPS Clerk (Prelims) Exam 2019: Section-Wise Analysis

Check out the section-wise pre-analysis of IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2019 exam given below:

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2019 Exam: Pre-Analysis of Reasoning Ability Section

  • This section will comprise of 35 questions

  • The maximum marks of this section will be 35

  • The candidates are advised against spending more than 20 minutes in this section

  • Questions will be based on topics like Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Linear Seating Arrangement, Inequality, Economy and Analogy

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2019 Exam: Pre-Analysis of Numerical Ability Section

  • This section will also comprise of 35 questions

  • Each question will carry 1 mark

  • The candidates have to try and solve as many possible questions in this section within 20 minutes

  • Questions in this section will be asked from topics such as Simple Interest, Number Series, Simplification, Distance & Time, Profit & Loss and Data Interpretation

IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2019 Exam: Pre-Analysis of English Language Section

  • There will be a total of 30 questions in this section of IBPS Clerk 2019 (Prelims) exam

  • The test-takers will have 20 minutes to attempt all the 30 questions

  • This section will carry a total of 30 marks

  • Questions based on Synonyms, Antonyms, Error Detection, Reading Comprehension, Close Analysis, Word Formation, Blank Filling Homonyms, Jumbled Paragraph Organizing and Sentence Completion will feature in this section

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