The Institution of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has scheduled the preliminary exam on December 5, 12, and 13, 2020. Candidates appearing for the exam can go through the brief review of shift 1 here. Also, go through the previous year's IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Analysis to know the difficulty trend of the exam. 

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Prelims Exam Analysis 2020

The first shift is conducted from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Candidates are advised to know the IBPS Clerk Cut Off marks in order to get qualified for the next stage. As the shift gets over, we provide a detailed analysis of IBPS Clerk Shift 1 here. Based on the feedback received from students, we provide a complete review of the exam. 

Overall IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Exam Review 2020

Section Difficulty Level   Good Attempts
December 05, 2020 Easy to Moderate 74-78
December 12, 2020
December 13, 2020

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Analysis - 5th December 2020

  • Based on the candidate's feedback, the exam was an easy to moderate level of difficulty. 
  • Nothing was unexpected in the exam. All questions were asked from the syllabus. 
Section No. of Questions Difficulty Level   Good Attempts
English Language 30 Easy  23-25
Numerical Ability 35 Moderate 24-26
Reasoning Ability 35 Easy to Moderate 27-29
Total 100 Easy to Moderate 74-78

IBPS Clerk Slot 1 Analysis for English - 5th December

Topics No. of Questions
Error Detection 5
Synonyms 2
Antonyms 1
Reading Comprehension 8
Cloze Test 5
Para Jumbles 3
Phrase Replacement/Sentence Improvement 4
Word rearrangement 5
Total 35

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Prelims Analysis for Numerical Ability - 5th December

  • Arithmetic included 1 question from Time and work, 1 from Profit and Loss, 1 from Ages, 1 from Boat and Stream, 1 from mensuration
Topics No. of Questions
Simplification 15
Arithmetic 12
Quadratic Equations 5
DI (Line Graph) 5
Number Series -
Approximation -
Total 35

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Exam Analysis for Reasoning - 5th December

  • 2 scheduling based puzzle, 4 months based, and 5-month based puzzle.
Topics No. of Questions
Puzzle 10
Seating Arrangement -
Tabulation Puzzle 1 (7 people, no variable)
Floor Based Puzzle 1
Inequality 3
Order & ranking 3
Syllogism 3
Total 35
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IBPS Clerk Mains 1st Shift Exam Analysis for Previous Years

The table below gives you a gist of IBPS Clerk Mains 1st Shift Exam Analysis for 2018,2017 and 2016-

Sections

Good Attempt and Difficulty Level

2018

Good Attempt and Difficulty Level

2017

Good Attempt and Difficulty Level

2016

English Language 29-33, Easy-Moderate 30-33, Easy 30-33, Easy
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 27-32, Moderate 26-30,moderate-Difficult 28-31,Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 31-36,Moderate-Difficult 32-36,Difficult 30-35,Moderate-Difficult
General/Financial Awareness 28-32,Difficult 27-30,Difficult-Moderate 29-32,Moderate
Total 115-133,Moderate 115-129,Moderate-Difficult 117-131,Moderate

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Analysis for Prelims - 14th December 2019

Section No. of Questions Difficulty Level   Good Attempts
English Language 30 Easy-Moderate 22-26
Numerical Ability 35 Moderate-Difficult 24-28
Reasoning Ability 35 Moderate 25-29
Total 100 Moderate 71-83

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Questions Asked on December 8th, 2019

Check out the questions asked from each section of IBPS Clerk Exam. Go through the number of questions to know about IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Exam Review.

Topic wise Maths Questions Asked on 8th December

Topic-Wise Reasoning Questions Asked on 8th December

Topic-Wise English Questions Asked on 8th December

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Analysis Today - 8th December 2019

The following table displays good attempts in each section of the exam-

Section No. of Questions Difficulty Level   Good Attempts
English Language 30 Easy 23-25
Numerical Ability 35 Easy to Moderate 27-28
Reasoning Ability 35 Easy to Moderate 28-30
Total 100 Easy to Moderate 78-83

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Analysis 2019 (Maths Section) - 8th December

Following was the marks distribution in the clerk exam:-

  •  Missing Number Series - 5 Questions
  • Quadratic Equations- 5 Questions
  • DI- 1 Bar graph based
  • Simplification- 5 Questions
  • Word Problems- 15 Questions

Reasoning Review - IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Analysis 

  • Inequality - 5 questions
  • Alpha-numeric series - 5 Questions
  • Blood Relation- 3 questions
  • No Syllogism question was asked in the exam.
  • Coding-Decoding - 3 Questions

Puzzle-

Single Linear Puzzle & Square-based puzzle

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Analysis (English Section) - 8th December 2019

  • Reading Comprehension based on Coffee
  • Re-Arrangement- 5 Questions
  • Phrase replacement - 5 Questions
  • Spelling Errors - 5 Questions

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Analysis - 7th December 2019

Section No. of Questions Difficulty Level   Good Attempts
English Language 30 Easy 21-25
Numerical Ability 35 Easy to Moderate 26-30
Reasoning Ability 35 Easy to Moderate 22-26
Total 100 Easy to Moderate 72-78

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Questions Asked December 7, 2019

Here are the topic wise questions asked from each section. Go through the IBPS Clerk Slot 1 Analysis to know how many questions were asked from each topic. Candidates can check out these below tables to know how what is the difficulty level of the IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Exam. Check the IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Review to know-how was the examination. 

Topic-Wise Reasoning Questions

Topic Number of Questions Asked Difficulty Level
Uncertain 20 questions Moderate
Puzzle based question 3 questions Moderate
Syllogism 5 questions Easy
Alphanumerical 5 questions Moderate
Blood Relation 2 questions Easy
  • Uncertain - 20 questions (Easy)
  • Puzzle based question - 3 questions (Easy) (Month Based Puzzle, Square-based question, Direction Based)
  • Syllogism - 5 questions
  • Alphanumerical - 5 questions
  • Blood Relation - 2 questions

Topic-Wise Quantitative Questions

Topic No. of Questions Asked Difficulty Level
Simplification 8 questions Easy to Moderate
Approximation 5 questions Moderate
Wrong Series 5 questions Easy to Moderate
DI (Bar Graph) 5 questions Easy to Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 questions Easy to Moderate
Arithmetic 7 questions Moderate

Questions Asked in Quant

  • 1 question based on Boat & Stream
  • Percentage 
  • Age-based question
  • Average based question
  • SI/CI based question

Topic Wise English Questions

Topic No. of Questions Asked Difficulty Level
RC 10 questions based on Herbivorous topic (Moderate) Easy to Moderate
Error Detection 5 questions (Easy) Moderate
Fillers 3-4 questions Easy to Moderate
Cloze test 5 questions Easy
Rearrangement 4-5 questions (sentence-based) Easy
Para jumbles 5 questions Moderate
  • RC- 10 questions based on Herbivorous topic (Moderate)
  • Error Detection- 5 questions (Easy)
  • Fillers - 3-4 questions
  • Cloze test - 5 questions
  • Rearrangement - 4-5 questions (sentence-based)
  • Para jumbles - 5 questions

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Analysis - 14th December 2019

Section No. of Questions Difficulty Level   Good Attempts
English Language 30
Numerical Ability 35
Reasoning Ability 35
Total 100

IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Analysis - 21st December 2019

Section No. of Questions Difficulty Level   Good Attempts
English Language 30
Numerical Ability 35
Reasoning Ability 35
Total 100

Important Reasoning Questions 2019

Q1. 32 boys are standing in front of X in a queue. Y is standing in the 19th position from the back in the same queue. If the total number of boys is 45 then the number of boys standing in between X and Y is

A: 8

Q2. ( 23.1 )2 + ( 48.6 )2 - ( 39.8 )2 = ? + 1147.69

A: 163.84

Q3. Which of the given expressions indicates that M is daughter of D?

(a) L % R D + T * M

(b) L + RD+ M * T

(b) L % R % D + T / M

(c) D + LR + M * T

(e) LD / R % M / T 

If A + B means A is the father of B; If A × B means A is the sister of B; If A $ B means A is the wife of B; If A % B means A is the mother of B; If A ÷ B means A is the son of B

A: (b) L + RD+ M * T

Q4. Statements: Some pencils are houses, All houses are buses.

Conclusions: I. Some pencils are buses. II. Some buses are pencils. III. All the buses are pencils.

(a) All follow b) None follows c) Only II follows d) Only I and II follow e) None of these

A: (d) Only I and II follow 

Q5. Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: In a certain code language,

“paint your house red” is written as “ri fm ew cu”

"gate of red colour" is written as "lb ew op sa"

"house of your choice" is written as "sa cu ri nk"

"gate with red paint" is written as "gy op ew fm"

In the given code language, what does the code ‘cu’ stand for?

A: either 'house' or 'your'

Q6. In a class of 72 children, children are seated in rows and columns in such a way that the number of children in each row is 12.5% more than the number of children in each column. How many children are there in each row?

A: 9

Q7: Read the following

A– B means A is the father of B’;  A ÷ B means A is daughter of B; A+B means A is the son of B; A*B means 'A is the wife of B'.

Based on the above scenario, How is P related to T in the expression 'P ÷ S - T'?

A: Sister

Q8. In a certain code language, ‘+’ means ‘/’, ‘/’ means ‘*’, ‘*’ means ‘-‘, ‘-‘ means ‘+’.

(11 – 2 * 3) / (4 – 5 * 8) * (3 – 3) / 2

A: -2

Q9. In Number coding type of questions, either numerical code values are assigned to a word or alphabetical code letters are assigned to the numbers. The candidate is required to analyze the code as per the directions.

If DANGER  is coded as 10-7-20-13-11-24, how will you code MACHINE?

A: 19-7-9-14-15-20-11

Q10. A dice is numbered from 1 to 6 in different ways. If 1 is adjacent to 2, 4 and 6, then which of the following statements is necessarily true?

A: 3 is adjacent to 5

Important Quantitative Aptitude Questions 2019

Q1. An electric pump can fill a tank in 3 hours. Because of a leak in the tank, it took 3 ½ hours to fill the tank. The leak can drain out of all the water of the tank in:

A: 21 Hours

Q2. Find the approximate value which should replace (?) in the following question :

72.3 X 494.7 X 633.4 X 815.85 = 63?

A: 15.1

Q3. If 9x4 – 12x3 +10x2 + Kx +1 is a perfect square, find the value of K?

A: -4

Q4. The ratio of present ages of Deependra and Subendu is 3 : 5 respectively. 5 years ago the ratio of their ages was 10 : 25 respectively. What will be Subendu’s age after 7 years?

A: 22 years

Q5. The salaries of A, B, C are in the ratio 2 : 3 : 5. If the increments of 15%, 10% and 20% are allowed respectively in their salaries, than what will be the new ratio of their salaries?

A: 23:33:60

Q6. 12 buckets of water fill a taken when the capacity of each bucked is 13.5 liter. How many buckets will be needed to fill the same tank, if the capacity of each bucket is 9 litres ?

A: 18

Q7: The population of a variety of tiny bush in an experimental field increased by 10% in the first year, increased by 8% in the second year but decreased by 10% in the third year. If the present number of bushes in the experimental field is 26730, then the number of bushes in the beginning was:

A: 25000

Q8. If the numerator of a certain fraction is increased by 200% and the denominator is increased by 150% the new fraction thus formed is 9/10, what is the original fraction?

A: 3/4

Q9. A thief is noticed by a policeman from a distance of 200 m. The thief starts running and the policeman chases him. The thief and the policeman run at the rate of 10 km and 11 km per hour respectively. What is the distance between them after 6 minutes?

A: 100 m

Q10. A can lay railway track between two given stations in 16 days and B can do the same job in 12 days. With help of C, they did the job in 4 days only. Then, C alone can do the job in:

A: 48/5 days

Important English Language Questions 2019

Q1. One Word Substitution for - The study of the origin and physical and cultural development of mankind

A: Anthropology

Q2. Find the Idiom or Phrase for "She went home from the play all singing all dancing. It was one of the liveliest performances that she had ever witnessed"

A: Amazing

Q3. Find the Idiom or Phrase for "Tell him you’re using the car that weekend – that should put a spoke in his wheel"

A: thwarted in the execution of the plan

Q4. Fill in the blank "If you smuggle goods into the country, they may be …… by the customs authority"

A: confiscated

Q5. Fill in the Blank "With the changing times, most of the students have become business-like; they are ______ and want to take only those courses which they find rewarding"

A: pragmatic

Q6. Find the error "In world of ours (1) / one has to compete (2) / for almost everything. (3) / No error. (4)"

A: (1)

Q7: Find the error "You must list in detail(1)/ all your qualifications and(2)/ experiences in your application.(3)/ No error.(4)"

A: (3)

Q8. Antonym of Terrible :

A: Delectable

Q9. Synonym of AUGURY:

A: Future

Q10. In questions given below, a part of the sentence is underlined, Choose the correct alternative.

No one could explain how a calm and balanced person like him could penetrate such a mindless act on his friends.

A: precipitate

FAQ's

When is the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020 conducted?

The IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam is conducted on December 5, 12 & 13, 2020.

How can IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2020 help in clearing the exam?

By following the IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2020, you can know what is the difficulty level of the question paper, what is the number of good attempts, and which questions are asked from each section.

How many sections are there in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020?

There are totally three sections in IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam which include English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability.

For how much marks is IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020 conducted?

The IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam is conducted for a total of 100 marks out of which, English Language is for 30 Marks, Numerical Ability is for 35 Marks, and Reasoning Ability is for 35 Marks.

What is the time duration for completing IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2020?

The total time duration for completing IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam is 1 hour.

Does difficulty level of the IBPS Clerk Prelims Question Paper affect the cut off marks?

Yes, the cut off marks for IBPS Clerk Prelims depends on the difficulty level of the paper, number of vacancies, and number of candidates appearing for the exam.

How many shifts are there in IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020?

There are totally four shifts in the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020. Check the IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Analysis to know the individual shift timings.

What is the shift timing for IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Exam 2020?

The IBPS Clerk Shift 1 Exam is conducted from 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM