IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis

The IBPS Clerk Mains Analysis for the Mains exam conducted on January 19, 2020, has been discussed in this article. Candidates who applied for the IBPS Clerk mains exam 2019-20 can refer to this page and analyse their performance.

IBPS conducted the Clerk Mains exam on 19th January 2020. Check this article for IBPS Mains exam analysis.

The candidates who qualify the IBPS Clerk mains exam will qualify for the Interview scheduled to be conducted in February and March 2020. For details on upcoming bank exams, refer to the linked article.

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 (January 19th, 2020)

As per the IBPS CWE Clerk Mains Exam analysis, the clerk mains exam was of moderate difficulty, with some sections harder than the rest.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis (January 19, 2020)
Total Questions 190
Level of Exam Moderate to Difficult
Good Attempts 110 to 130

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

The IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis is given below:

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 to Difficult
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 min 50 Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 45 min 50 Moderate to Difficult

Once IBPS releases the IBPS Clerk result for Mains exam conducted on January 19, 2020, candidates can check their result status at the linked article.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis: Section-Wise

As listed in the table above, two sections were of moderate difficulty while one section was easy and another was difficult.

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

Section-wise IBPS Clerk Mains Good Attempts
General Awareness 30-35
Reasoning Ability 25-28
English Language 24-26
Quantitative Aptitude 31-36

The detailed IBPS CWE Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2020 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. Only 5-6 questions were asked from Static GK and rest all were based on general and banking awareness.

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

  1. The theme of National Book Fair
  2. Joint Military Exercise Tiger Triumph between India and USA
  3. Reserve Bank of India Related Questions
  4. National Science Congress 2020
  5. India’s UNESCO Heritage City
  6. MUDRA Scheme
  7. Important Dates
  8. International Atomic Energy Agency
  9. Full-Form of MANI App launched by RBI
  • English Language

The IBPS CWE Clerk Mains exam analysis showed that the English Language section had a moderately difficult set of questions dominated by reading comprehension.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis – English Language
Reading Comprehension 15 questions
Cloze Test 6 questions
Error Spotting 5 questions
Sentence Rearrangement 6 questions
Fillers 5 questions
Miscellaneous  3 questions
  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude:

This section had a total of 50 questions. The question asked in this section were of moderate to difficult level. Given below is the distribution of questions in the Reasoning and Computer Aptitude section:

IBPS Clerk Mains Analysis – Reasoning Ability
Puzzles 20 questions
Syllogism 3 questions
Coded Inequality 5 questions
Data Sufficiency 4 questions
Logical Reasoning 2 questions
Order and Ranking 2 questions
Alphanumeric Symbol Series 5 questions
Direction Test 5 questions
Miscellaneous 4 questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude

This was the hardest part of the IBPS Clerk mains exam. This section included many questions that covered data interpretation and data sufficiency within the same question.

The questions asked in this section were lengthy and exhaustive. Given below is the distribution of questions in the quantitative aptitude section of the IBPC Clerk mains exam 2020:

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation 20 questions
Data Sufficiency 4 questions
Quantity 1 & 2 5 questions
Approximation 6 questions
Word Problems  15 questions

Preparation for the IBPS CWE 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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