IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2022-23

The IBPS Clerk prelims exam analysis helps candidates understand the level of the exam, the exam pattern and also to apprehend which topics are important regarding the examination.

The IBPS Clerk prelims exam analysis helps candidates understand the level of the exam, the exam pattern and also to apprehend which topics are important regarding the examination.

IBPS or the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is the conducting body for all IBPS exams. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has successfully conducted the Prelims exam of the IBPS Clerk examination from 3rd September to 4th September 2022.

In this article, we bring to you the detailed exam analysis for the preliminary examination conducted for 2022-23 recruitment. Aspirants who skipped a chance to appear this year can refer to the review and prepare themselves for IBPS Clerk 2023.

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Given below is the IBPS Clerk prelims exam pattern:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern
Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

For aspirants willing to get the detailed IBPS Clerk exam pattern for prelims as well as mains exam, can refer to the linked article.

For detailed information on upcoming bank exams, refer to the linked article.

Analyses like these are useful for preparing for the next edition of the IBPS Clerk exam as they provide an overview of the exam and question pattern.

Review the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis and prepare yourself for the IBPS Clerk 2023.

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IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis – Prelims

The IBPS Clerk prelims exam analysis will help candidates in multiple ways:

  1. Analysing the level of examination
  2. Understanding the exact exam pattern
  3. Knowing the topics which are important with respect to the prelims examination

Given below is the overall IBPS Clerk Prelims exam analysis 2022-23 for the three days in which the phase 1 examination was conducted. The standard of the exam and the number of good attempts in each shift on all three days have been given below:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (3rd October 2022): Number of Good Attempts(General Category)
Name of Section Shift 1  Shift 2  Shift 3 Shift 4
English Language 24-27 23-26 25-27 23-27
Numerical Ability 28-31 28-32 27-30 29-30
Reasoning Ability 30-32 30-32 30-32 31-33
Overall 81-86 80-86 81-86 81-87
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (3rd October 2022): IBPS Clerk Exam Difficulty Level
Section Shift 1  Shift 2 Shift 3 Shift 4
Quantitative Aptitude Easy Easy Easy  Easy
Reasoning Ability Easy Easy Easy Easy
English Easy Easy Easy Easy
Overall  Easy Easy Easy Easy
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (4th October 2022): Number of Good Attempts(General Category)
Name of the Section Good Attempts [Shift 1] Shift 2 Shift 3 Shift 4
Quantitative Ability 25-30 28-32 26-29 26-29
Reasoning Ability 30-32 28-30 30-32 30-32
English Language 22-24 23-25 23-25 23-35
Overall  77-86 79-87 79-86 79-86
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis (4th October 2022): IBPS Clerk Exam Difficulty Level
Section [Shift 1] Shift 2 Shift 3 Shift 4
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate Easy to moderate Easy to Moderate Easy to Moderate
Reasoning Ability  Moderate Easy to moderate Easy to Moderate Easy to Moderate
English Language Easy to Moderate Easy to moderate Easy to Moderate Easy to Moderate
Overall Easy to Moderate Easy to moderate Easy to Moderate Easy to Moderate

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2021:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis – Overall(December 12, 2021) 

Shift Good Attempt

Level of Exam

Shift 1 76-79 Easy to Moderate
Shift 2 75-78 Easy to Moderate
Shift 3 74-78 Easy To Moderate
Shift 4 75-77 Easy To Moderate
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis – Overall(December 18, 2021) 
Shift Good Attempt Level of Exam
Shift 1 74-78 Easy To Moderate
Shift 2 72-76 Easy to Moderate
Shift 3 75-77 Easy To Moderate
Shift 4 73-75 Easy To Moderate
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis – Overall (December 19, 2021)
Shift Good Attempt Level of Exam
Shift 1 71-75 Easy To Moderate
Shift 2 72-77 Easy To Moderate
Shift 3 74-78 Easy To Moderate
Shift 4 73-77 Easy To Moderate

Candidates can also check the IBPS Clerk mains exam analysis and prepare themselves accordingly for the upcoming IBPS Clerk exam 2023.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Section-wise Exam Analysis

As it is known that a candidate needs to score the minimum qualifying marks both overall and for each section to qualify the IBPS Clerk prelims exam, equal time must be dedicated for the preparation of each section.

Given further below is the IBPS Clerk prelims section-wise exam analysis for the assistance of candidates.

The following tables show the shift-wise number of good attempts on all the days of the exam. Candidates can refer to the same to analyse their performance:

English Language Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 1))

Check out the English Language topic-by-topic IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis. (3rd September Shift 1).

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 1 – English language
Topics No. of Questions
Word Usage (Pore) 1
Sentence Arrangement 5
Reading Comprehension (Insularity Synonym, Infancy Antonym) {Travelling Based} 8
Phrase Replacement 5
Misspelt (4 spelling errors, 1 grammatical) 5
Cloze Test {Stages of Acting} 6
Total 30

Numerical Ability Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 1))

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 1 – Numerical Ability
Topics No. of Questions
Table DI 
Simplification 10-12
Quadratic Equation
Missing Number Series (Based on difference, product & addition) 5
DI (Line Graph) {Boat + Ship} 5
Caselet DI
Arithmetic Word Problems 12-13
Total 35

Reasoning Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 1))

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 1 – Reasoning
Topics No. of Questions
Uncertain No. Puzzle (11 persons facing North) 4
Syllogism 3-4
Square-Based Seating Arrangement  5
Puzzle (7 Person arrange, box-based concept) 5
Post (Designation) Wise Puzzle  5
Pair Formation (PAGINATES) 1
Number series (Digit Series) 4
Number Based
Miscellaneous 1
Meaningful Word (RACE) 1
Inequality 3-4
Blood Relation 3
Total 35

English Language Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 2))

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 2 – English language
Topics No. of Questions
Word Usage 2
Reading Comprehension (Fury, Supplement) 8
Para Jumble 5
Misspelt  5
Fillers 5
Error 5
Total 30

Numerical Ability Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 2))

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 2 – Numerical Ability
Topics No. of Questions
Wrong Number Series 5
Table DI 
Simplification 15
Quadratic Equation
DI (Bar Graph) {3 companies, agricultural product} 5
Caselet DI
Arithmetic Word Problems 10
Total 35

Reasoning Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 2))

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 2 – Reasoning
Topics No. of Questions
Syllogism 3
Square-Based Seating Arrangement  5
Puzzle (Flat Based) 5
Post (Designation) Wise Puzzle 
Pair Formation 1
Month Based Puzzle  5
Miscellaneous
Meaningful Word  1
Inequality 5
Direction & Distance 3
Blood Relation 4
Aplhanumeric series (Mix) 3
Total 35

English Language Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 3))

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 3 – English language
Topics No. of Questions
Sentence Arrangement 4
Reading Comprehension (Story Based) {Dental Antonym, Drawing Synonym} 8
Misspelt  5
Fillers 3
Error Detection 5
Cloze Test  5
Total 30

Numerical Ability Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 3))

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 3 – Numerical Ability
Topics No. of Questions
Table DI 
Simplification 15
Quadratic Equation
Missing Number Series (Difference Based) 5
DI (Bar Graph) {3 companies, 2016 & 2018 years} 5
Caselet DI
Arithmetic Word Problems 10
Total 35

Reasoning Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 3))

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 3 – Reasoning
Topics No. of Questions
Syllogism 5
Pair Formation (Tropical)  1
Number Based
Month Based Puzzle (7 or 8 months) 5
Miscellaneous
Inequality 3
Floor Based Puzzle (4 Floors)  5
Direction & Distance 3
Comparison Based Puzzle (Length of train) 3
Box Based Puzzle (7 boxes) 5
Blood Relation 1
Aphanumber series  4
Total 35

English Language Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 4))

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 4 – English language
Topics No. of Questions
Word Usage 2-3
Sentence Improvement 3
Reading Comprehension {Jewellery Based Story Telling} 9
Others 3
Misspelt  3
Error Detection 4
Cloze Test  5
Total 30

Numerical Ability Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 4))

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 4 – Numerical Ability
Topics No. of Questions
Table DI 
Simplification 15
Quadratic Equation
Missing Number Series 5
DI (Bar Graph) {3 members & 3 subjects} 5
Caselet DI
Arithmetic Word Problems 10
Total 35

Reasoning Prelims Exam Analysis (September 3, 2022 (Shift 4))

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd September 2022 Shift 4 – Reasoning
Topics No. of Questions
Word Formation  1
Syllogism 3
Order and Ranking 3
Meaningful Word 
Linear Uncertain No of Persons Puzzle  4
Inequality 3
Day Based Puzzle (7 persons Monday to sunday) 5
Date & Month Based Puzzle  5
Coding & Decoding 1
Box Based Puzzle (7 boxes) 5
Blood Relation
Alphanumeric series  5
Total 35

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis for the English Language Test on September 4, 2022

The English Language section of the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam consists of 30 questions. For all shifts on September 4, 2022, a topic-by-topic update of the questions asked has been made.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 4th September 2022 Shift 1 – English
Topic No. Of Questions 
Cloze Test 5
Correct Sentence 4
Phrase Replacement 5
Reading Comprehension 8
Sentence Arrangement 3
Word Swap 5
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 4th September 2022 Shift 2 – English
Topic No. Of Questions 
Cloze Test
Correct Sentence 5
Phrase Replacement 3
Reading Comprehension 9
Sentence Arrangement
Word Swap
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 4th September 2022 Shift 3 – English
Topic No. Of Questions
Cloze Test
Correct Sentence 5
Phrase Replacement 3
Reading Comprehension 9
Sentence Arrangement
Word Swap

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis for the Numerical Ability Test on September 4, 2022

There are 35 questions from the part on numerical ability in the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam. For all shifts on September 4, 2022, a topic-by-topic update of the queries asked has been made.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 4th September 2022 Shift 1 – Numerical Ability
Topic No. Of Questions
Arithmetic 10
DI 5
Simplification 15
Total 35
Wrong Number Series 5
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 4th September 2022 Shift 2 – Numerical Ability
Topic No. Of Questions
Arithmetic 12
DI 5
Simplification 13
Total 35
Wrong Number Series 5
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 4th September 2022 Shift 3 – Numerical Ability
Topic No. Of Questions 
Arithmetic 12
DI 5
Simplification 13
Total 35
Wrong Number Series 5

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis for the Reasoning Test on September 4, 2022

There will be 35 questions in the reasoning section of the IBPS Clerk Prelims, carrying a total of 35 marks. See the table below for a thorough analysis.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 4th September 2022 Shift 1 –Reasoning
Topic No. Of Questions
3 Letter Based series 5
Circular Seating Arrangement (7 Persons) 5
Coding Decoding
Comparison Based 3
Direction & Distance 3
Inequality 4
Number Series
Odd One Out 1
Parallel Row Seating Arrangement 5
Puzzles 5
Syllogism 3
Word Pairing 1
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 4th September 2022 Shift 2 –Reasoning
Topic No. Of Questions 
3 Letter Based series
Circular Seating Arrangement (7 Persons)
Coding Decoding 1
Comparison Based
Direction & Distance
Inequality
Number Series 5
Odd One Out
Parallel Row Seating Arrangement
Puzzles 13
Syllogism 3
Word Pairing
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 4th September 2022 Shift 3 –Reasoning
Topic No. Of Questions 
3 Letter Based series 5
Circular Seating Arrangement (7 Persons)
Coding Decoding 1
Comparison Based
Direction & Distance
Inequality 3
Number Series
Odd One Out
Parallel Row Seating Arrangement
Puzzles 13
Syllogism 3
Word Pairing 1

IBPS Clerk Section-wise Exam Analysis 2021

IBPS Clerk Section-wise Exam Analysis (December 12, 2021)

Section-wise Good Attempts
English Language Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Shift 1 22-25 28-29 26-28
Shift 2 20-22 28-29 27-28
Shift 3 21-24 27-28 26-29
Shift 4 21-22 25-29 29-30
IBPS Clerk Section-wise Exam Analysis (December 18, 2021)
Section-wise Good Attempts
English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Shift 1 22-24 26-27 26-27
Shift 2 21-22 25-27 26-27
Shift 3 23-24 27-28 26-28
Shift 4 21-22 25-29 27-28
IBPS Clerk Section-wise Exam Analysis (December 19, 2021)
Section-wise Good Attempts
English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Shift 1 23-24 26-27 26-29
Shift 2 21-22 25-27 26-28
Shift 3 23-25 27-30 27-29
Shift 4 21-22 25-27 27-28

Candidates can further check the IBPS Clerk cut off to analyse the minimum qualifying marks overall and section-wise for the previous years.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis – English Language

The English language section is one where candidates tend to lose maximum marks. It is because the options in this section are almost the same which confuses the candidates and they pick wrong answers.

Overall the English language section in the IBPS Clerk prelims exam combined in all the shifts held on December 5, 12 and 13, 2020, was moderately easy. An overall comprehensive distribution of questions based a detailed analsis of the IBPS Clerk prelims exam analysis 2020 is given below:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 – English Langauge 
Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension  8-9
Word Swap 5
Rearrangement of Sentences 3-5
Phrase Correction 5
Error Detection 5-6
Cloze Test 4-6

The reading comprehensions were based on the following themes:

  • Obesity and Sleep
  • Office Work Culture
  • Student Anxiety and Stress
  • Environment
  • Exploitation of Deep Sea
  • Space Projects of the United States

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude

This section was of easy to moderate in terms of its level.

The table given below gives the exam analysis for the quantitative aptitude section based on the overall review of the prelims exam conducted on December 5, 12 and 13, 2020, in all the shifts combined together:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 – Quantitative Aptitude 
Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation 5-10
Simplification and Approximation 13-15
Quadratic Equation 5
Arithmetic Questions  12-13
Missing Number Series 5

Work problems were asked based on boat and stream, profit and loss, speed and distance, mensuration, time and work, simple and compound interest, etc.

To know the detailed syllabus and the important topics in the Quantitative Aptitude section, candidates can visit the linked article.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability

The Reasoning Ability section was easy.

Given below is a detailed distribution of questions for the reasoning section, as asked on all three days of IBPS Clerk prelims exam in all the shifts combined together:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 – Reasoning Ability
Topics No. of Questions
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15-25
Syllogism 3-5
Order Ranking / Sequence 3
Alphanumeric series 4-5
Inequality 3
Miscellaneous 2

The types of reasoning puzzles and seating arrangement questions asked in the prelims exam are as follows:

  • Linear Arrangement – 8 people
  • 8 Floor based Puzzle
  • Month and Year based Puzzle
  • Parallel Rows Seating Arrangement
  • Square Seating Arrangement
  • Dual Row Arrangement – 10 people
  • 8 Months based puzzle
  • Flat and Floor Based – 4 floors & 2 flats on each floor

As per the IBPS Clerk Prelims Analysis, this Logical Reasoning section was dominated by puzzles and seating arrangement type questions.

While preparing for the examination, candidates should study the previous years’ question papers along with IBPS Clerk Prelims exam analysis. This would help them understand the type of questions which carry the most important for the exam.

Related Links:
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IBPS Clerk Eligibility SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis
English Language for IBPS Clerk Direction Test
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Preparation strategy can them be geared towards emphasising those parts of the IBPS Clerk syllabus which carry the most marks.

Preparation should be focussed on IBPS books, previous years’ papers and mock tests.

This builds up adequate knowledge and confidence to clear the exam and secure the job of a bank clerk.

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