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Sunday, 6 December 2015

IBPS Clerk Preliminary 2015 Analysis (1st shift, 5th December 2015)


IBPS Clerk (Preliminary) Exam - 2015 flagged off on December 5, 2015. This exam is being conducted for the first time. It is being held in four time slots from morning to evening. The exam will span over a period of two weeks, ending December 20, 2015. A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark while each incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.
The detailed break up of the paper is as follows:
Section
Total Questions
Level of difficulty
Good Attempts
Good Score
Approximate time taken (in minutes)
English Language
30
Easy-Moderate
20-22
17-20
15
Reasoning Ability
35
Easy-Moderate
22-24
19-21
20
Numerical Ability
35
Easy-Moderate

18-20
15-18
25
Total
100
Easy-Moderate
60-66
51-59
60

IBPS Clerk V(2015) English Language Analysis:

Topic
Number of questions
Level of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension (Story based: King and his sons)
10
Easy
Sentence Improvement
5
Moderate
Para-jumbles
5
Easy to Moderate
Sentence Correction
5
Easy to Moderate
Cloze Test (Story based)
5
Easy
The 10 questions on Reading Comprehension were story based involving a king and his sons. The questions were easy. Even the Cloze Test was story based and most likely, taken from a fairy tale. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

IBPS Clerk V(2015) Reasoning Ability Analysis:

Topic
Number of questions
Level of Difficulty
Blood Relation
2
Easy to Moderate
Ranking Arrangement
2
Easy to Moderate
Coding-Decoding (Single question)
2
Easy
Pair of Letters
1
Easy
Row Arrangement (12 persons)
1
Easy
Number Arrangement (Ascending order)
1
Easy
Letter Arrangement
1
Easy
Circular Arrangement (8 persons)
5
Easy
Row Arrangement (8 persons in single row)
5
Easy
Number/Symbol Coding
5
Easy to Moderate
Number Arrangement (5 numbers comprising of 3 digits)
5
Easy
Mathematical Inequalities
5
Easy
One thing has to be noted in the question paper. Syllogism and other forms of Verbal Reasoning questions did not feature in the Reasoning Ability section. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. 

IBPS Clerk V(2015) Numerical Ability Analysis:

Topic
Number of questions
Level of Difficulty
Simplification/Approximation
10
Moderate
Numbers
1
Easy
Percentage
1
Easy
Profit, Loss and Discount
2
Easy
Simple Interest/Compound Interest
1
Moderate
Ratio
1
Easy to Moderate
Mixture
1
Easy
Partnership
1
Easy to Moderate
Average
1
Easy
Ages
1
Easy to Moderate
Time and Work
1
Easy to Moderate
Time, Speed and Distance (Boat and Steam based)
1
Moderate
Time, Speed and Distance (Train based)
1
Easy
Geometry
1
Easy
Mensuration
1
Easy
Number Series
5
Moderate
Data Interpretation (Table based)
5
Easy
There was 1 set of table based Data Interpretation which was easy. Furthermore, the questions on Number Series were a little tricky. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.
Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information. 

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