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IBPS Clerk MAINS Exam Analysis Evening Shift – 3 January 2016

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With IBPS Clerk MAINS on 3rd January 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.

If we talk about the overall paper, it was Moderate. Out of all the sections, the Reasoning, Computer section and General Awareness was easy and Mathematics & English Language section was easy to moderate.

Here we are posting the complete exam review section wise.

Section Total Ques. Level of Difficulty Good Attempts
English Language 40 Easy to Moderate 28-30
Aptitude 40 Moderate 24-26
Reasoning 40 Easy 30-32
General Awareness 40 Easy to Moderate 25-29
Computer 40 Easy 33-35
Total 200 Moderate 140-152


English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension(leadership)-10
  • Cloze Test-10
  • Sentence Rearrangement(Mineral Water)-5
  • Sentence Improvement-5
  • Error Spotting-5
  • Fill in the blanks(Double)-5


  • No Quadratic Equations
  • Simplification-15(Calculative)
  • Data Interpretation –5 Questions (Tabular)
  • 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)


  • No Input Output
  • 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

Santiago is capital of- Chile

Rupiyah is currency of -Indonesia (options are Bangladesh etc)

ECS ‘E’ represents? – Electronic

Swami Vivekananda statue inaugurated by Modi in which country?- Malaysia

NBFC comes under whict act- Companies act,1956

Pradhan mantri gram sadak yojana reduces deadline of that project from 2022 to – 2019

Black buck national park- Gujarat

 Computer Section(Easy):

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

Questions were asked from

Among 5 options which is OS– Android

Order of Functions of Computer — Input – Process – Output – Store

Temporary Storage of Programs– RAM

Keyboard, printers, Scanners Connected to Computer — Peripheral Devices

Worms, Trojan horse, virus is subset of — Malware

Among 5 Options which is an Browser — Internet Explorer

Linux is an — Open Source Software

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