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IBPS Clerk Main was conducted today and we are ready with its analysis. There were four sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English & General Awareness. Out of these, reasoning was the toughest section while Quantitative Aptitude was standard. The overall paper was of a moderate level.

English Language Overview

The English language section was moderate to difficult, however there were some new type of questions.

  • Reading Comprehension: 3 sets of RC: 15 questions
  • Identifying correct usage of word: 5 questions
  • Word Replacement: 5 questions
  • Sentence Connectors: 5 questions
  • Sentence Rearrangement: 5 questions
  • Double Fillers: 5 questions

Reasoning Overview

The Reasoning section was tough.

  • Puzzles: A total of 25 questions were asked
    • Puzzle 1: Seating arrangement
    • Puzzle 2: Month based puzzles (months, dates, events)
    • Puzzle 3: Year based puzzles 
    • Puzzle 4: Floor based (6 floors, 2 variables)
    • Puzzle 5: Box based puzzles
  • Coding-decoding: 3 questions
  • Direction sense: 4 questions
  • Syllogism: 3 questions
  • Blood Relation
  • Data Sufficiency: 5 questions
  • Input-Output: 4 questions
  • Logical Reasoning: 6 questions
  • Inequality: 3 questions

Quantitative Aptitude Overview

The Quantitative section was easy to moderate.

  • Data Interpretation: 20 questions
  • Data Sufficiency : 5 questions
  • Quantity 1, Quantity 2: 5 questions
  • Quadratic Equation: 5 questions
  • Word Problems: Arithmetic Word Problems
  • Data Sufficiency: 5 questions
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Probability
  • Time & Work

General/Financial Awareness Overview

General Awareness section was of moderate level and a total of 40 questions were asked. If we talk about this particular section then mostly it contained current affairs and the news from the months of July 2018 to Jan 2019. Sports related and government theme questions were there. Also, questions related to what all changed have been made from September to December’18 in RBI rules were also there.

According to the review shared by students not many questions were there from banking awareness and static banking.

Good Attempts:

  • English Language: 30-32
  • Reasoning Ability: 28-31
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 32-35
  • General Awareness: 30-34

Overall: 120-132

We wish the aspirants All the Best for their results. Are you appearing for IBPS PO as well?


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