IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis

The IBPS Clerk Mains Analysis for the phase II exam conducted on February 28, 2021, has been discussed in this article. Candidates who applied for the IBPS Clerk mains exam 2020-21 can refer to this page and analyse their performance.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the body responsible for conducting the clerical cadre exam for various participating Public Sector Banks.

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Reviewing the IBPS Clerk mains question paper will not only help the candidates appearing for the ongoing recruitment but also assist the aspirants who shall be appearing for the exam in the coming years.

This article provides a detailed IBPS Clerk mains exam analysis for use by aspirants preparing for the next edition of the exam. The overall section-wise detail on the IBPS Clerk exam analysis for the Mains exam is given below.

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IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis (February 28, 2021)

Given below is an overall analysis of the IBPS Clerk Mains question paper, along with the level of exam and the good number of attempts:

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis (February 28, 2021)
Total Questions 190
Level of Exam Moderate to Difficult
Good Attempts 92-104

The IBPS Clerk exam paper was divided into four sections. The sequence of the sections was determined by the server of the exam.

Given below is the CRP Clerk-X exam pattern for the mains phase of the examination, and the IBPS Clerk exam analysis based on each section’s difficulty level:

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis- Section-wise Time Limit Number of Questions Level of Exam
General, Economy and Banking Awareness 35 min 50 Moderate
English Language 35 min 40 Moderate
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 min 50 Moderate to Difficult
Quantitative Aptitude 45 min 50 Moderate to Difficult

Candidates shall be able to check the status of their IBPS Clerk result for the Mains exam conducted on February 28, 2021, at the linked article.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis: Section-Wise

As listed in the table above, two sections were of moderate difficulty while the other two sections were moderate and not too difficult.

Section-wise good attempts in the IBPS Clerk mains exam are given below:

Section-wise IBPS Clerk Mains Good Attempts
General Awareness 27-29
Reasoning Ability 19-24
English Language 21-23
Quantitative Aptitude 25-28

The detailed IBPS CRP Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2021 is given below:

  • General, Economy and Banking Awareness

This section questions your general awareness, banking awareness and knowledge of Static GK. The total number of questions in this section were 50. The maximum part of this section was covered with current affairs, especially for the month of January/ February 2021. There also were questions on Static GK and Banking Awareness.

Given below are a few questions that were asked in the exam:

  1. When was the Reserve Bank of India nationalised?
  2. What is the predicted GDP for 2021-22 by RBI?
  3. What is the stake of the government of India and RBI in NABARD?
  4. The validity of a demand draft
  5. Who is the CEO of Ayushman Bharat?
  6. PayPal closing their operation in India
  7. Which state does the first women fighter pilot to take part in the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) tableau at the Republic Day parade, Bhawana Kanth belongs to?
  8. Where are the headquarters of WTO?
  9. Who is the President of ISA?
  10. Who regulates mutual funds?
  11. First wetland conservation centre
  12. Which was the first Hollywood movie of Irfan Khan?
  13. Which instrument is played by Shahid Parwez?
  14. Who is the author of the book “The Struggle of My Life”?
  15. Who was announced the T-20 Player of the decade?

Given below are the preparation related articles for the General Awareness section:

  • English Language

The IBPS CRP Clerk Mains exam analysis showed that the English Language section was easy to moderate and not very complex questions were asked in this section.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis – English Language
Reading Comprehension 15 questions
Synonyms and Antonyms 2 questions
Fill in the blanks 4 questions
Para Jumbles  5 questions
Match the Columns 4 questions
Replace the words 4 questions
  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude:

This section had a total of 50 questions. The level of this section was moderately difficult. However, the questions and puzzles were lengthy and time taking to solve:

IBPS Clerk Mains Analysis – Reasoning Ability
Puzzles 20 questions
Machine Input 1 question
Substitution Coding  3 questions
Coded Blood Relations 4 questions
Logical Reasoning 7 questions
Data Sufficiency 4 questions
Coding-Decoding (Step-wise) 1 question
Miscellaneous 10 questions

The puzzle and seating arrangement based questions were of the following types:

  1. Puzzle based on Days and Months – 9 people & 3 variables
  2. Circular seating arrangement – mixed direction – uncertain number of people
  3. Puzzle Based on Rows – 3 rows and 6 people per row
  4. Day based puzzle – 6 people and 2 variables
  • Quantitative Aptitude:

This was the hardest part of the IBPS Clerk mains exam as suggested by maximum applicants. A major part of this section was covered by Data Interpretation based questions.

The questions asked in this section were lengthy and time-consuming. Given below is the distribution of questions in the quantitative aptitude section of the IBPS Clerk mains exam 2021:

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation 20 questions
Data Sufficiency 5 questions
Quadratic Equations 5 questions
Approximation 5 questions
Word Problems  15 questions

The pattern and types of DIs asked in the CRP Clerk Mains included:

  1. Tabular DI – 5 companies
  2. Double Pie Charts
  3. Speed, Time & Distance-based Caselet
  4. Caselet DI

Aspirants can check the 10 Simple Maths Shortcut Tricks to solve the Quantitative aptitude section quicker and more efficiently at the linked article.

Preparation for the IBPS CRP Clerk mains exam requires candidates to be familiar with the format of the exam. The IBPS Clerk syllabus should be mastered first and then candidates should solve previous years’ question papers.

Aspirants should check IBPS Clerk mains exam analysis for at least the past two years to get an idea of the pattern of questions asked most frequently.

This would enable them to focus their preparation on the important parts of the syllabus. A disciplined and analytical approach would help candidates become successful in the exam.

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