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IBPS Clerk Memory Based Paper 2019 (December): Know Questions asked in Prelims Exam

Rupali Pruthi

IBPS Clerk 2019: Get Memory Based Paper and questions of the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2019 here of all the three sections Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English LanguageCandidates who are yet to appear for the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 exam should go through these questions and prepare accordingly. These memory-based questions are listed after taking in the feedback shared by the candidates who appeared for the exam on 7th & 8th December 2019. As per the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam analysis, the IBPS Clerk Prelims difficulty level was 'Easy to Moderate'. Candidates were able to attempt around 78 to 82 questions. 

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will now be conducting the Clerk Prelims exam on 14th December 2019. Before appearing for the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019, check here memory based questions from all three sections. Know the important topics from which the questions were asked along with the type of questions asked. 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 (7 & 8 December): Check Review of All Shifts and Sections

IBPS Clerk Prelims Memory Based Paper 2019

Reasoning Ability – Questions in this section were asked from Puzzles, Direction, Coding-Decoding, Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Alphanumeric series and other topics. Have a look at memory based questions from the Reasoning Ability section of IBPS Clerk Prelims exam:

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Questions Asked


Square Seating Arrangement

Linear Seating Arrangement with parallel rows

Month based puzzle- 7 months and 7 persons

Linear Seating Arrangement (All facing North)


Box Based Puzzle


Linear Arrangement – Double Row





If Only


Blood Relations, Direction sense, Inequality, Alphanumeric Series, Order-Ranking, Odd Man out

 Numerical Ability – Questions asked in this section were from Data Interpretation, Quadratic, Simplification, Approximation, Number series and others. Have a look at the memory-based questions from the Numerical Ability section of IBPS Clerk Prelims exam:


Questions Asked

Quadratic Equation

x2-7x+12=0, 2y2-3y+1=0

x2=42, y2-4y+4=0

x2-x-42=0, y2+y-30=0

Data Interpretation

Bar Graph DI - Cake sold by 5 Bakeries

Tabular DI

Caselet – 4 Hostels

Line Graph – Double Line

Caselet - Partnership


√(124+?+169) = 18

360÷? = 12×6 – 33



Milk & Water

Simple Interest

Ratio & Proportion

Boat & Streams

Pipe & Cistern

Time & Work

Profit & Loss


Number Series

Missing Number, Wrong Number

100, 68, 39, 23, 14, 10, 9

0.5, 4, 8, 32, 128, 512, 2048

420, 429, 426, 437, 432, 443, 438

English Language – Questions were asked from reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, cloze test, spell check, error detection, rearrangement of sentence and others. Have a look at memory-based questions from the English Language section of IBPS Clerk Prelims exam:


Questions Asked

Reading Comprehension

Animals, Predators and Environment

Economy based


Spelling error

Whatever, enough,


Single Fillers, double fillers, Synonym & Antonym, Rearrangement of Sentences, error detection, word replacement


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