IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2020 (19 January – All Shifts): Questions Asked & Difficulty Level

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2020

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2020 is provided here of the exam held on 19th January in different shifts. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted the IBPS Clerk Mains 2019-20 exam across various exam centres of India. Lakhs of candidates appeared for the exam to fetch IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019. As per the feedback shared by the candidates, the difficulty level of the exam was ‘Moderate to Difficult’. Candidates were able to attempt around 115 – 130 questions out of the total 190 asked in the exam. Have a look at the detailed exam analysis and review of the IBPS Clerk Mains 2020 exam below and know the types of questions asked and their difficulty level.

In IBPS Clerk Mains 2019-20 exam, candidates were asked 190 multiple choice questions from four sections Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, General English and General/Financial Awareness. Candidates were allotted a total of 160 minutes to attempt the IBPS Clerk Question Paper 2020. There is a negative marking of 1/4th marks of each wrong answer marked by candidates. Those candidates who succeed in obtaining the IBPS Clerk Mains Cut off 2020 will be declared as pass in the exam.

Here is the detailed and subject-wise IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2019-20. Know the types of questions asked in the exam and their difficulty level.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2019-20 (Overall): 19 January 2020

Sections No. of MCQs Good Attempts Difficulty Level
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude  50 27-32 Moderate-Difficult
Quantitative Aptitude  50 31-36 Moderate
General English 40 29-33 Moderate-Difficult
General/Financial Awareness 50 28-34 Moderate
TOTAL 190 117-130 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation – Pie Chart + Tabular + Profit & Loss DI, Caselet 20 Moderate-Difficult
Arithmetic – Train, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Mensuration, Age, Average, Boat & Stream 20 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzles  – Blood Relation based, Circular based,  20 Moderate-Difficult
Alphanumeric Series 5 Moderate
Coded Direction 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate-Difficult
Coded Inequality 5 Moderate
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 3 – 5 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate-Difficult

General English

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  18 Moderate-Difficult
Fillers 5 Moderate
Error Detection 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 6 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 6 Moderate-Difficult
Total 40 Moderate-Difficult

General/Financial Awareness: Moderate Level

A total of 50 questions were asked from General-Financial Awareness section. Questions were based on Static GK and latest Current Affairs of national & international importance. The following questions were asked in the IBPS Clerk Mains exam:

Theme of National Book Fair

Bank Rate linked with Repo Rate

Important Days

Questions related to Reserve Bank of India

Military Exercise between India & USA– Tiger Triumph

National Science Congress 2020

Forest Cover of India

India’s UNESCO Heritage City

International Atomic Energy Agency

MUDRA Scheme