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

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.

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)