IBPS Clerk Exam Prelims Analysis 2020 | All Days, All Shifts | Know Here

The first stage of IBPS Clerk 2020 Recruitment Preliminary Exam is being conducted on 5th, 12th & 13th December 2020. In this blog, we are going to provide you with the detailed section-wise IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam analysis 2020 of all the shifts being conducted in the upcoming days. Here we are providing you the overall & section-wise difficulty level of each shift, we will give you the question-type wise bifurcation of all the questions asked in each of the 3 sections – Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. Before moving onto the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam analysis of the first shift, let’s have a look at the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam pattern -:

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IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2020 | Exam Pattern

In the IBPS Clerk prelims exam, 100 questions divided into 3 sections are asked for 100 marks. 20 mins are allotted for each section. Candidates can move to the next section only after completion of the 20 minutes allotted to the current section.

Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allotted for each test (Separately timed)
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2020 | Day 2

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis Shift 2 (12 December 2020)

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate

Numerical Ability:

Difficulty Level: Difficult

  • Table DI: 5 questions
  • DI (Bar Graph): 5 questions
  • Missing Number Series: 5 questions 
  • Simplification: 10 questions
  • Arithmetic (Mensuration, Partnership, Percentage, Time & Distance, Boats & Streams, etc): 10 questions

Reasoning Ability:

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate

  • Syllogism: 5 questions
  • Inequality: 3 questions
  • Coding-Decoding: 2 questions
  • Direction: 5 questions
  • Circular Seating Arrangement: 5 questions
  • Month Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Year Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Stack Based Puzzle: 5 questions

English Language:

Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • Para jumbles: 5 questions
  • Reading Comprehension: 7-8 questions
  • Fill Ups: 5 questions
  • Misspelt Words: 5 questions
  • Error Detection: 4-5 questions
  • Miscellaneous: 2 questions

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis Shift 1 (12 December 2020)

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate

Reasoning Ability:

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

TopicNo of Qs
Inequality3-4 questions
Blood Relations3 questions
Direction Sense3 questions
Year Based Puzzle5 questions
Dual Row Seating Arrangement5 questions
Scheduling Based Puzzle (Monday to Sunday)5 questions
Flat & Floor Based Puzzle5 questions
Letter No Series5 questions

English Language:

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

TopicNo of Qs
Reading Comprehension (About Carbon Di Oxide Emission)7-8 questions
Cloze Test (Sleep Disorder)5-6 questions
Para jumbles5 questions
Misspelt Words5 questions
Error Detection5 questions

Numerical Ability:

Difficulty Level: Moderate

TopicNo of Qs
Simplification10 questions
DI (Line Graph)5 questions
DI (Table)5 questions
Missing No Series5 questions
Arithmetic10 questions

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2020 | Day 1, All Shifts

Overall Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate and sequence was English Language, Quant, followed by Reasoning.

Here is the IBPS Clerk section-wise number of difficulty level and good attempts for all shifts on conducted on December 5, 2020

ShiftReasoningQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageOverall Good Attempts
Shift 1Easy to Moderate (30-32)Easy to Moderate (30-32)Easy to Moderate (25-28)85-95
Shift 2Easy to Moderate (30-32)Easy to Moderate (30-32)Easy (30)85-92
Shift 3Easy to Moderate (30-31)Easy to Moderate (30)Easy to Moderate (26-28)85-90
Shift 4Easy to Moderate (30-31)Easy to Moderate (28-30)Easy to Moderate (30-32)87-92

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 – Reasoning Ability

The overall difficulty of the Reasoning Ability of Day 1, 2 Shifts section was easy to moderate.

The table here is the section based on the analysis of this section on day 1, all shifts.

TopicsQue – Shift 1Que – Shift 2Que – Shift 3Que – Shift 4
Puzzles (Floor based, Year Based, Sequence based, Height-wise comparison, Month based) | Circular Sitting, Parallel, Double Row, Single Row20202015
Syllogism (Only a few)4-52-335
Alpha-numeric Series | Numeric537-85
Blood Relations3  
Misc 617

Logical Reasoning section had more of puzzles. Overall, the puzzles and seating arrangement type questions were easy while the rest were of moderate difficulty.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 – Quantitative Aptitude

This section was of moderate difficulty.

The table given below gives the exam analysis for the quantitative aptitude section based on day 1, all shifts.

TopicsNo. Of Q Shift 1No. Of Q Shift 2No. Of Q Shift 3No. Of Q Shift 4
Data Interpretation (Line Graph) 5 publishers (Ratio Percentage) | Bar Chart | Table |55510
Arithmetic (Partnership, Profit loss, Time and Work, Mix-Alligation)1010106
Quadratic Equations455
Misc | Wrong Number Series | Missing No.155

This section was dominated by arithmetic word problems such as Partnership, Profit and loss, Time and Work, Mix-Alligation.

Simplification and data interpretation made up another major chunk of the question paper with the rest being shared equally by quadratic equations.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 – English Language

English Language section is not the strongest section for a lot of aspirants, the reason being a high number of aspirants from regional language background.

English Language section in the IBPS Clerk prelims exam this year was easy. Here is the topic-wise distribution of questions asked in IBPS Clerk prelims exam day 1, all shifts , Dec 5, 2020.

TopicsQ – Shift 1Q -Shift 2Q -Shift 3 Q -Shift 4
Reading Comprehension (Obesity) | Environment86810
Error Detection555
Word Swapping55 
Cloze Test56 
Rearrangement (5 sentences)5555
Word Replacement4  
Fillers + Fill in the blanks5 5 + 5
Sentence Correction5  
Total 30303030


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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis FAQs

What was the overall difficulty level of the question paper in the IBPS Clerk 1st Shift Exam of 05th December 2020?

Overall difficulty level was easy to moderate.

How many questions can be attempted in the IBPS Clerk 1st Shift in the Quantitative Aptitude Section?

Candidates could attempt 30-32 questions in quant.

What is overall good attempt in the IBPS Clerk 1st Shift Exam of 05th December 2020?

85-90 will be a good attempt for IBPS Clerk 1st Shift Exam of 05th December 2020

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