IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2016 November 26 and November 27  sessions were held throughout all the examination centre across the country. As per data available, approximately 10 lakh aspirants who appeared for the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 in two sessions. In total, 24 lakh candidates are appearing for IBPS Clerk CWE VI 2016. IBPS Clerk Recruitment Exam is most demanded banking exam among the graduates in this competitive era. The candidates who will successfully qualify Prelims Exam will be eligible to appear for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2016 on the basis of which final allotment will be made. The first two sessions were moderate in difficulty level as all the three sections were easily attempted. We have prepared the complete question paper analysis of first sessions of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2016.

The IBPS CWE Clerk Prelims 2016was conducted in four slots of 1 hour in a single day. The IBPS Clerk Prelims Question Paper 2016 comprised of  100 multiple choice questions. 30 questions were asked from English Language section, and 35 questions were asked from Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability Sections. Each and every question was one mark with negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. All the candidates who appeared for the exam have to score minimum cut-off marks for every section in order to qualify IBPS Clerk Prelims Exams. Let us discuss each day session one by one for helping the candidates in preparing for upcoming sessions of Preliminary Exam 2016. (ALSO READ: IBPS Clerk Prelims Question Paper 2016: Questions asked in November 26 and 27 all slots)

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam Review of Nov 26 Session

In November 26 session, question papers of all slots were easy that could be easily attempted by average grade candidates who had the basic idea of concepts and topics asked. Out of all three sessions, English language was easiest of all.

  1. There was one seating arrangement and 2 puzzles questions in Reasoning Section
  2. Quant sections included questions from Simplification, Number Series, Data Interpretation
  3. No fillers were asked in English Section
  4. Some questions based on Data Interpretation were challenging
Name of SectionGood AttemptsTime
English Language14-1710 min
Reasoning Ability17-2125 min
Quantitative Ability15-1725 min
Total57-6560 Min


IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Review of Nov 27 Session

In November 27 sessions, apart from Quantitative Aptitude, both English Language and Reasoning sections were easy. The candidates found the whole question paper moderate based on the response of difficulty faced by them in attempting the exam.

  1. English Language section included the question from reading comprehension, cloze test and error detection.
  2. Numerical (Quant) section consisted questions from Data Interpretation, Simplification, Number Series,  and Language problems
  3. Reasoning sections included comprising Puzzles, Inequality, Sitting Arrangement, Series and various other topics.
Name of SectionGood AttemptsTime
English Language14-1610 min
Reasoning Ability17-2025 min
Quantitative Ability15-1825 min
Total59-6360 Min

The overall review provided by the candidates interviewed by us depicted that IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2016 was easy. On the basis of difficulty faced by the candidates, the chances of qualifying the Preliminary Exam will be high if one has attempted 70-75 correct questions. Due to high competition, many aspirants who will attempt 60 question will find it tough to get in Mains Exam 2016.

Important Pointer for upcoming session of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2016 on Nov 3 and 4, 2016

The candidates who are going to appear for upcoming IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2016 session have to work upon quantitative aptitude. Candidates should keep their IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2016 Admit Card ready for the exam day.