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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Check Review, Difficulty Level of Question Paper & Good Attempts

Rupali Pruthi

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 exam was conducted online on 5th and 12th December 2020 for recruitment of 2557 vacancies under CRP Clerks X. Candidates who appeared for the exam shared their feedback about the difficulty level and the topics from which questions were asked in the IBPS Clerk 2020 preliminary exam. As per the candidates' feedback the overall difficulty level of the exam was 'Easy to Moderate'. On an average, candidates were able to make around 65-74 good attempts in the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 examination. Here we have shared the detailed IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2020 and review of each section individually.

In the IBPS Clerk 2020 Prelims examination, candidates are asked a total of 100 multiple choice questions from three sections - English Language, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability. Each question carries 1 mark and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer marked by candidates.

Let's look at the detailed exam analysis and review below:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 (12th December 2020)

Have a look at the overall exam analysis of the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam conducted on 12th December and know the difficulty level of question paper and average number of good attempts:

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Section

Total Marks

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

English Language

(30 MCQs)

30

22–25

Easy to Moderate

Reasoning Ability

(35 MCQs)

35

22-25

Easy to Moderate

Numerical Ability

(35 MCQs)

35

20-23

Easy to Moderate

Total

100

65-74

Easy to Moderate

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2020: Section-wise

Let's now look at the section-wise exam analysis of all three sections below:

English Language: In English Language section, the questions were asked from Reading Comprehensions, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, Error Detection, and Sentence Rearrangement:

Topics

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehensions

8

Easy to Moderate

Cloze Test

6

Easy

Error Detection

6

Easy

Sentence Rearrangement

5

Easy

Fill in the blanks

5

Easy

Total

30

Easy to Moderate

Reasoning Ability: In this section, the Easy to Moderate level questions were asked from puzzles, Direction, Blood Relation, Inequality, and others:

Topics

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Puzzles - Seating Arrangement

(Flat & Floor Based)

20

Moderate

Direction

3

Easy to Moderate

Inequality

5

Easy

Blood Relation

2

Easy to Moderate

Alphanumeric Series

5

Easy

Total

35

Easy to Moderate

Numerical Ability: In this section, Easy to Moderate level questions were asked from Data Interpretation, Simplification, Arithmetic problems and Number Series:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation - Tabular, Line Graph

10

Easy to Moderate

Number Series

3

Easy

Simplification

10

Easy to Moderate

Arithmetic Word Problems - Profit & Loss, Age, Percentage, Mensuration

12

Easy to Moderate

Total

35

Easy to Moderate

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 (5th December 2020)

Have a look at the overall exam analysis of the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam conducted on 5th December and know the difficulty level of question paper and average number of good attempts:

Section

Total Marks

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

English Language

(30 MCQs)

30

24–26

Easy to Moderate

Reasoning Ability

(35 MCQs)

35

22-26

Easy to Moderate

Numerical Ability

(35 MCQs)

35

21-24

Moderate

Total

100

69-76

Moderate

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2020: Section-wise

Let's now look at the section-wise exam analysis of all three sections below:

English Language: In English Language section, the questions were asked from English Grammar & Vocabulary, Reading Comprehensions, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, Error Detection, and Sentence Rearrangement:

Topics

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehensions

7

Easy to Moderate

Cloze Test

5

Easy

Error Detection

5

Easy

Sentence Rearrangement

3

Easy

Word Swap

5

Easy

Phrase Correction

5

Easy

Total

30

Easy to Moderate

Reasoning Ability: In this section, the Easy to Moderate level questions were asked from puzzles, Syllogism, Order Ranking, Inequality, and others:

Topics

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Puzzles - Seating Arrangement

(Floor Based, Month-based, Year Based, Sequence based)

20

Moderate

Order Ranking

3

Easy to Moderate

Inequality

3-5

Easy

Syllogism

2-3

Easy to Moderate

Alphanumeric Series

5

Easy

Miscellaneous 

1

Easy

Total

35

Easy to Moderate

Numerical Ability: In this section, Moderate to Difficult level questions were asked from Data Interpretation, Simplification, Arithmetic problems and Quadratic Equation:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation - Tabular, Line Graph

5

Moderate

Quadratic Equation

5

Easy

Simplification

13

Moderate

Arithmetic Word Problems - SI, Profit & Loss, Age, Boats & Stream, Mensuration, Train

12

Easy to Moderate

Total

35

Moderate

Watch this space for shift-wise exam analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 here.

FAQ

When will IBPS announce the result of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 exam?

IBPS is likely to announce the result of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 exam by the end of December 2020.

What was difficulty level of IBPS Clerk Prelims Question Paper 2020 of exam held on 5th December?

The difficulty level of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 exam was Easy to Moderate level.

When will IBPS conduct IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 exam next?

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 exam will now be held on 12th & 13th December 2020.

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