IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam (December 08, 2018) Analysis – Slot III: Paper was moderate

Today was the first day of the . Spanning a period of one week (ending December 15, 2018), the exam is being conducted in four time slots: 2 each in the morning and evening.
A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while every incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25. This year there is sectional timing of 20 minutes.

The detailed break-up of 2018 is as follows:

Section Total
Level of
Time taken
(in minutes) English
Language 30 Easy- Moderate 20- 24 20 Reasoning
Ability 35 Easy- Moderate 28-30 20 Numerical
Ability 35 Easy- Moderate 21-24 20 Total 100 Easy- Moderate 69-78 60
Note: Section wise and overall cut-offs are not uniform for all states.

English Language

Topic Number of
Level of difficulty Reading Comprehension ? based
on introverts and extroverts
(There was one question based
on vocabulary.) 5 Moderate Spot the Error 10 Easy-Moderate Match the statements from
Column 1 with Column 2 5 Easy-Moderate Parajumble/Sentence
Rearrangement 10 Easy-Moderate
There was one set of Reading Comprehension. One question was from Vocabulary. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

Reasoning Ability

Topic Number of
Level of Difficulty AR (Circular Seating
Arrangement) 5 Moderate AR (Data Arrangement ? Height
based) 5 Moderate AR (Data Arrangement ? day
based) 5 Moderate AR (Data Arrangement) 5 Easy-Moderate Direction ? set based 5 Moderate Alphabet Series ? Rank based 5 Easy Alphabet based 2 Easy-Moderate Syllogism 3 Easy-Moderate

There were four sets of five questions each from Seating Arrangement and Data Arrangement. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

Numerical Ability

Topic Number of
Level of Difficulty Data Interpretation (Bar Graph) 5 Easy-Moderate Number Series (Wrong number
series) 3 Easy Number Series (Completion of
series) 2 Easy Simplification/Approximation 10 Easy Comparison of variables: Quadratic
Equations 5 Easy Time and work 1 Moderate Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate Mixture and Alligation 1 Moderate Simple Interest/Compound Interest 1 Moderate Profit, Loss and Discount 1 Moderate Miscellaneous (Quant based) 5 Moderate
There was one set of five questions from Data Interpretation (Bar Graph). The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

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