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IBPS Clerk MAINS Exam Analysis Evening Shift – 2 January 2016

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Hello Readers,
With IBPS Clerk MAINS on 2 January 2016 in two shifts on a single day, the most awaiting exam of the year is over with mixed reviews by the exam takers about the exam.
The second shift was similar to the first shift and the level was easy to moderate. Out of all the sections, the Reasoning and Computer section was easy and General Awareness, Mathematics & English Language section was easy to moderate.

Here we are posting the complete exam review section wise.

SectionTotal Ques.Level of DifficultyGood Attempts
English Language40Easy to Moderate26-30
Reasoning40Easy 25-30
General Awareness40Easy to Moderate24-28


English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension-10(Business Leaders)
  • Cloze Test (Marketing Strategy)-10
  • Sentence Rearrangement (Based on Water bottle)-5
  • Sentence Improvement-5
  • Error Spotting-5
  • Fill in the blanks(Double)-5


  • No Quadratic Equations
  • Simplification-15(Calculative)
  • Data Interpretation –5 Questions (Tabular) Based on Number of Gold Coins
  • Number series – 5 questions (Missing)
  • Questions from other topics including Partnership, Time and Work, SI, Averages, Boat n Stream, Profit/Loss, Mixture n Alligation – 15 questions (moderate)


  • Syllogism – 5 questions
  • Puzzles 3: 15 Questions

Linear Puzzle 12 persons facing north south

Square Puzzle: 8 persons(4 inside, 4 outside)

Floor: 8 people

  • Data Sufficiency-3
  • Number- Symbol Series-5
  • Inequalities-5
  • Miscellaneous-7

General Awareness Section(Moderate):

Here are some questions asked in exam

Russia Currency – Rubble

Turkey Capital – Ankara

David Cameron – PM of UK

IDFC Headquarters – Chennai

January 12 – Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

19th SAARC summit 2016 – Pakistan

IMO Headquarters – London

Kanha Tiger Reserve – MP

Subir Vithal Gokarn – ED of IMF

2015 Maccau open grandprix – PV Sindhu

Heena Sindhu related to – Shooting

Lakshmi vilas bank has recently introduced co-branded card in association with SBI

Prathama bank sponsored by syndicate bank

Bharatratna started – 1954

Guiness Book record for planting 10lakh tree – UP

Mahip Singh – writer and Journalist died

12th Jan is celebrated as National Youth Day in memory of-Swami Vivekanand

 Computer Section(Easy):

Computer section was very easy. One could attempt 30-35 questions easily.

Questions were asked from

H/w, S/w, Internet, Networking, Operating system, Binary Code, MS Office etc.