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IBPS Clerk MAINS Exam Analysis Morning Shift – 3 January 2016

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Hello Readers,

With IBPS Clerk MAINS on 3 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.

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

SectionTotal Ques.Level of DifficultyGood Attempts
English Language40Easy to Moderate26-30
Reasoning40Easy 28-30
General Awareness40Easy to Moderate25-29


English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension-10
  • Cloze Test (Market Advertisement)-10
  • Sentence Rearrangement-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(Easy to Moderate):

Here are some questions asked in exam

In ASBA S stand for?- Applications Supported by Blocked Amount

Hdfc headquarter- Mumbai

PM suraksha bima yojna

Hawana is capital of Cuba

Saudi Arabia currency- Riyal

Justin Truder- Canada PM

Keoladeo national park- Rajasthan

Army day- 15 January

Hema Malini constitueny

First RRB- Prathma Bank

Batua Mobile App- SBI

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.