IBPS Clerk Mains 2018 Exam Analysis: Paper difficult than last year, check details here

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IBPS Clerk Mains 2018 Exam Analysis: Paper difficult than last year, check details here


The IBPS Clerk 2018 Mains exam has begun. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has conducted the exam at various centres in 72 cities across the country. This year the IPBS Main Clerk Exam is being conducted in online mode.

IBPS had released the CWE CLERKS-VIII notification for recruitment. The result will be declared on the official website of IBPS. The preliminary exam was held on December 8, 9, 15, and 16. The candidates who had qualified for the preliminary examination have appeared in the mains exam of IBPS clerk. 

The IBPS exam was conducted to fill in over 7260 vacant posts in 19 banks across the country. 

Students are required to qualify both these exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in most of the premier Public Sector Banks. The main thing to note here is that there is no interview process required for the selection of candidate after the mains exam. 100% weight is given to the result of mains exam result.

Main Exam Analysis

The exam contained a total of 190 questions all objective type. The candidates were required to complete the exam in a maximum time limit of 160 minutes i.e 2 hours 40 minutes. The students had to answer the questions within a stipulated time frame as there was a fixed time limit. The time frame of the individual section was set under the default setting by the server. 

Through the mains exam, candidates were being tested on their knowledge about General/Financial Awareness, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude and command over General English. Candidates who will score the minimum qualifying marks in the mains exam and stand high on merit will only be shortlisted for the final recruitment. 

The level of the English Language section was moderate to difficult. The Quantitative Aptitude Section was the most difficult section of the exam. There were not single questions from  Number Series and Simplification topics. The most lengthy section of the exam was the Reasoning and Computer Aptitude section.

General Awareness section was one of the easiest sections of the exam. Many questions asked from Current Affairs of the past 6 months were asked. 



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