IBPS Clerk Analysis 2016: December 3rd


IBPS Clerk Analysis 2016 – Shift 1; December 3rd,

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IBPS Clerk Analysis 2016 – Dec 3rd

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) successfully conducted the first shift of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination 2016. The exam saw a spurt in the number of aspirants who attempted the paper today.

You will be glad to know that our experts went at several Exam centres to bring you a LIVE and an honest IBPS Clerk Analysis 2016.

Apart from asking the students directly about their stance on IBPS Clerk Analysis 2016, we have also made sure to include valuable inputs from previous year toppers.

We hope that all of you who attempted this shift as well as the ones who will give the IBPS Clerk Exam in the future will find our IBPS Clerk Analysis 2016 useful.

IBPS Clerk Analysis 2016 – Slot 1, December 3rd

Condition Status
Mode Online
Sectional Cutoff Yes
Negative Marking 0.25 marks
Complexity Level Easy
Doable Questions All
Time Crunch Yes, time management was a requisite

IBPS Clerk Analysis Slot 1- Attempts

Section Decent Attempts
English Language 16-19
Quantitative Aptitude 18-22
Reasoning 21-24
Total >> 55-65

IBPS Clerk Analysis Slot 1- Sectional

Section Level
English Language Easy but Tricky
Quantitative Aptitude Easy
Reasoning Moderate

IBPS Clerk Analysis Slot 1 – Detailed

English Language

English must have appeared simple on the surface but clearly wasn’t. Candidates were expected to be careful with this section and required smartness. The marks scored in English will surely make a difference on the overall performance in IBPS Clerk Exam 2016. No fill in the blank questions asked this time.

  • Reading Comprehension – 1 passage (10 questions) (story based)
  • Cloze test – 10 questions
  • Error spotting – 10 questions

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude was simple and quite doable in so far the complexity level was concerned. But it surely was calculative. Along with speed, precision was important. The marks that might have been lost in the English section should have been compensated here.

  • Simplification/Approximation – 15 questions
  • Number series – 5 questions
  • Data Interpretation  – 1 set
  • Questions from other topics including Partnership, Time and Work, SI, Averages, Profit/Loss, Mixture and Alligation, Mensuration


Reasoning was one of the most scoring sections today despite the complexity level. All that was required to crack this section was a little time management and great accuracy. The questions were quite doable and had the potential to fetch you good marks. The number of correct attempts in this section should be high.

  • Inequalities – 5 questions
  • Alphabet coding – 5 questions
  • Alphanumeric Series– 5 questions
  • Puzzles n Arrangements – 3 sets (15 questions)
  • Miscellaneous – 5 questions

IBPS Clerk Analysis Slot 1 – Surprises

Yes, the paper was a little unpredictable this time as far as the English Section was concerned. On the surface, the questions appeared simple but any smart aspirant would have known the underlying tricks that had to be carefully dealt.

There were no coding-decoding & Syllogism questions in Reasoning this time.

No fill in the blank questions in English this time.

View IBPS Clerk Expected Cutoff here

Benefits of IBPS Clerk Analysis 2016

  • It helps the aspirants who attempted the IBPS Clerk Exam to assess their overall performance in the exam.
  • It helps the aspirants who will attempt the IBPS Clerk Exam in the future to understand the nature and complexity of the exam.
  • It helps the aspirants to understand the different sections of the exam and also the level of accuracy expected from candidates.

IBPS Clerk Analysis 2016 – See What Toppers Have to Say

As per inputs from past year successful aspirants, IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 was quite doable and was of easier compared to last year. English was surely the tricky section this time. Therefore, past year aspirants and our team is on the same page with regards to IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2016.

If you have more inputs to contribute on IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis, do let us know.

IBPS Clerk Cutoff 2016

The competition will be stiff this time owing to the large number of vacancies and the number of aspirants who have filled in the form this year.

IBPS Clerk Cutoff Link
IBPS Clerk Cutoff – State Wise VIEW CUTOFF HERE
IBPS Clerk Cutoff – Overall VIEW CUTOFF HERE

State Wise IBPS Clerk Cutoff will be decided by IBPS. However, our experts will provide you with a logical range that will give you a rough estimate about the State Wise IBPS Clerk Cutoff 2016. Based on the cut off you can prepare to attempt questions. However, keep in mind that this is our range only so don’t over think. Just focus on your exam and keep putting in persistent efforts.

We hope that you attempted IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination 2016 with the best of your ability and this IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2016 benefits you in evaluating your performance. Best wishes.

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