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IBPS clerk prelims 2016 question paper analysis of exams held on Nov 26 and 27

education Updated: Nov 29, 2016 15:27 IST
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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) clerk preliminary examination was held on November 26 and November 27.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) clerk preliminary examination that was held on November 26 and November 27 was of an easy to moderate level this year.

There were 3 sections in the exam, which was held in four slots on both days, namely: English, reasoning ability and quantitative aptitude.

Here’s an analysis of these sections in all the four slots:

November 26

Slot 1

Quantitative aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude section was easy to moderate. There were one DI.

The questions were:

English language (Easy-Moderate)

The level of English was easy to moderate. There was no fill in the blanks in this section. The reading comprehension (RC) topic was a forest story about tree and animal.

The questions were:

Reasoning ability

The level of reasoning was easy to moderate. No questions from coding-decoding were asked and there were no questions from syllogism too.

There was 1 circular sitting arrangement (8 people) and another was linear seating (8 friends sitting in a line facing north). And one parallel seating arrangement in which 4 people were facing north and 4 were facing south.

The questions were:

Slot 2

This slot was almost similar to the first one and the paper was of an easy level.

Quantitative aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was easy to moderate. There were one DI.

The questions were:

English language (Easy-Moderate)

The level was easy to moderate. There was no fill in the blanks in this section. The RC topic was a forest story about tree and animal.

The questions were:

Reasoning ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was easy to moderate. No questions from coding-decoding were asked and there were no questions from syllogism too.

There was 1 circular sitting arrangement (8 people) and another was linear seating (8 friends sitting in a line facing north). And one parallel seating arrangement in which 4 people were facing north and 4 were facing south.

The questions were:

Slot 3

This slot was almost similar to the first two and the paper was of an easy level.

Quantitative aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was easy to moderate. There were one DI.

The questions were:

English (Easy-Moderate)

The level of English was easy to moderate. There was no fill in the blanks in this section. The RC topic was a forest story about tree and animal.

The questions were:

Reasoning ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was easy to moderate. No questions from coding-decoding were asked and there were no questions from syllogism too.

There was 1 circular sitting arrangement (8 people) and one linear seating (8 friends sitting in a line facing north). Another one had a one parallel seating arrangement in which 4 people were facing north and 4 were facing south.

The questions were:

Slot 4

This year the paper in the fourth slot was of easy level as well.

Quantitative aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude section was easy to moderate. There were one DI.

The questions were:

English (Easy-Moderate)

The level of English was easy to moderate. There was no fill in the blanks in this section. The RC topic was a forest story about tree and animal.

The questions were:

Reasoning ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was easy to moderate. No questions from coding-decoding were asked and there were no questions from syllogism too.

There was 1 circular sitting arrangement (8 people) and another was linear seating (8 friends sitting in a line facing north). And one parallel seating arrangement in which 4 people were facing north and 4 were facing south.

The questions were:

November 27 exam

Slot 1

This slot was almost similar to those in November 26th papers.

Here’s how the sections faired:

Quantitative aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was easy to moderate. There were one DI.

The questions were:

English language (Easy-Moderate)

The level this section was easy to moderate. There was no fill in the blanks in this section. The RC topic was story based.

The questions were:

Reasoning ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was easy to moderate. No questions from coding-decoding were asked and there were no questions from syllogism too.

There was 1 circular sitting arrangement (8 people) and another was linear seating (8 friends sitting in a line facing north). And one parallel seating arrangement in which 4 people were facing north and 4 were facing south.

The questions were:

Slot 2

It was similar to that in the first slot.

Quantitative aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was easy to moderate. There were one DI.

The questions were:

English language (Easy-Moderate)

The level of English was easy to moderate. There was no fill in the blanks in this section. The RC topic was story based.

The questions were:

Reasoning ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was easy to moderate. No questions from coding-decoding were asked and there were no questions from syllogism too.

There was 1 circular sitting arrangement (8 people) and another was linear seating (8 friends sitting in a line facing north). And one parallel seating arrangement in which 4 people were facing north and 4 were facing south.

The questions were:

Slot 3

There were no changes in the third slot.

Quantitative aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was easy to moderate. There were one DI.

The questions were:

English language (Easy-Moderate)

The level of English was easy to moderate. There was no fill in the blanks in this section. The RC topic was story based.

The questions were:

Reasoning ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was easy to moderate. No questions from coding-decoding were asked and there were no questions from syllogism too.

There was 1 circular sitting arrangement (8 people) and another was linear seating (8 friends sitting in a line facing north). And one parallel seating arrangement in which 4 people were facing north and 4 were facing south.

The questions were:

Slot 4

It was same as the third slot.

Quantitative aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was easy to moderate. There were one DI.

The questions were:

English language (Easy-Moderate)

The level of English was easy to moderate. There was no fill in the blanks in this section. The RC topic was story based.

The questions were:

Reasoning ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was easy to moderate. No questions from coding-decoding were asked and there were no questions from syllogism too.

There was 1 circular sitting arrangement (8 people) and another was linear seating (8 friends sitting in a line facing north). And one parallel seating arrangement in which 4 people were facing north and 4 were facing south.

The questions were:

(Mr Nagar is CEO and Co-founder of Career Power. Views expressed here are personal)