IBPS – Clerk Preliminary Exam Call Letter 2017

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IBPS – Clerk Preliminary Exam Call Letter 2017

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* Note : Questions asked in December 2017, Previous year question paper &  it’s analysis, syllabus, pattern and other details available here (Start scroll towards down ) *

Name of Postings 

  • Clerk

Age Limit

  • 20 –  28 years (Not earlier than 02.09.1989 and not later than 01.09.1997)

Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST -> 5 years
  • OBC -> 3 years
  • Persons With Benchmark Disabilities -> 10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen  -> actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
  • Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried -> 9 years
  • Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 -> 5 years
  • Persons affected by 1984 riots -> 5 years
  • Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)  -> 5 years

Date to Note

  •  Date for Online Application & online payment  12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017

Qualification

  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.
  • Computer Literacy : Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

Questions Asked in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017

DECEMBER 2, 2017 – SHIFT 1

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Good Attempt – 18
  • Best Attempt – 20+
  • No New Pattern

Questions

  • 2 3 6 15 45 ? 

(Answer : *1.5, *2, *2.5, *3, *3.5)

  • 10 12 16 24 40 ? 

(Answer : +2….+4…+8…16…+32)

  • 310 220 148 92 50 20 ? 

(Answer : -90…….-72……-53….-42……-30……-20
18…….16…….14…….2……..10)

  • 221 ? 165 140 117 96

(Answer : -29….27….-25…..-23….-21)

  • 8, 4, 4, 8, 32, ?
  • 43,58,89,146 ?

(Answer : +15,…….+31…….+57………+93……….139
…+16………+26……….+36………+46)

  • Two  Items A and B cost price equal, item A sold at 40% profit and item B sold at 20%less than the selling price of item A, total profit is 189.find the cost price of A?
    a)440               b)420               c)480               d)485

 

 Quantitative
S.No Topics No.of Question
1 Data Interpretation Easy
2 Simplification 10
3 Miscellaneous 15
4 Number Series 5
 

Total 

35

Reasoning   

  • Good Attempt – 18
  • Best Attempt – 25+
  • Linear Arrangement (North sitting arrangement)
  • Circle arrangement (8 entities)
  • Floor puzzle
  • Syllogism (old pattern)
  • Alphanumeric number series

Questions

Statements: G = C ≥ T = S, K ≥ C, S < V

Conclusions:  I. K ≥ S II. T < V

Statements: B = R ≥ Q < U = P ≥ S

Conclusions:  I. B < U II. Q ≥ S

S.No Topics No.of Question
1 Seating Arrangement 10
2 Puzzles 5
3 Syllogism 5
4 Alpha Numeric Series 5
5 Number Series 5
6 Letter Pattern 1
7 MOT 3
8 Blood Relation 2
 

Total 

35

English  

  • Good Attempt – 15
  • Best Attempt – 18+
  • Filler Type (New Pattern)
  • No Synonym / Antonym Questions were asked

Questions

It has come to the notice of RBI that some Banks are illegally mobilising funds from the public by making false promise of ________ rates of return/interest under various schemes.

(A) extreme           (B) unreasonable      (C) illegal         (D) high  (E) exorbitant          (F) little

1) (A) and (B)       2) (B) and (C)             3) (C) and (D)              4) (C) and (E)       5) (B) and (E)

Defence Minister will meet two groups of people who will give him the ________ on the deteriorating law-and-order situation in Doklam.

(A) lowdown         (B) letter                 (C) dossier       

(D) details              (E) brochure          (F) information

1) (A) and (C)       2) (B) and (E)       3) (A) and (F)               

4) (C) and (D)       5) (C) and (F)

 

S.No Topics No.of Question
1 Reading Comprehension 5
2 Filler Type Questions 5
3 Phrase Replacement 10
4 Error Detection 10
 

Total 

30

DECEMBER 2, 2017 – SHIFT 2

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Series  

  • 84, 85, 89, 98, 114, ?                                           

(Answer : +12……..+22……..+32……….+42……..+52)

  • 195 , 220 , 200 , 215 , 205 , ?                                 

(Answer :….+25…….-20…….+15……..-10………+5)

  • 2 , 16 , 64 , 128 , 128 , ?                                             

(Answer : *8………*4…….*2………*1………*0.5)

  • 15 , 6.5 , 5 , 5.5 , ? , 18.25                                   

(Answer : *0.5 – 1, *1 – 1.5, *1.5  -2, *2 – 2.5, *2.5 – 3)

  • 10 , 12 , 17 , 27 , ? , 69                                         

(Answer : ….+2…..+5……+10…….+17……+26
                  ……+3……+5……..+7…….+9)

Miscellaneous 

  • (20/4 × ? ) 40% = 48
  • (2.5+1.5) (3.5+1.5)= ?
  • 160 + 10 × 45 ÷ 30 – 25 = ?
  • Sum of Money invested in two schemes, in scheme A, X principle with 8 % per annum and in scheme B with X+1400 principle for 2 years and difference is 189. Find the value of X?
  • Average age of A and B, 2 years ago was 26. If age of A 5 years hence is 40 yrs, and B is 5 year younger to C, then find difference between age of A and C?
  • Cost price of two articles is same. A trade man got profit of 40% on first article. The selling price of second article is 25% less than first article, then find overall profit percent?
  • Average of X, Y, Z is 24, X:Y = 2:3, X+Y = 60, then find X-Y=?

Reasoning 

Seating Arrangements

8 person seating in row some facing north and some facing south. The left of R, only 3 persons are there, three person between R and Q, more than 2 person between B and S, D is second left of S. person side of R facing south, person side of p face in same direction. C is second right of A. A and P in opposite direction, B and Q face in opposite direction.

English 

  • Reading Comprehension – Health Research

 

DECEMBER 2, 2017 – SHIFT 3

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Series 

  • 524, 479, 439, 404, 374, ? 

(Answer : -45….-40…….-35…….-30….-25)

  • 4096, 256, 32, 8, ?, 4 

(Answer : /16……………/8……../4………/2……../1)

  • 3, 2, 3, 6, ?, 37.5 

(Answer : *0.5 + 0.5, *1 + 1, *1.5 + 1.5, *2 + 2, *2.5 + 2.5)

  • 72, 71, 75, 66, 82, ?

(Answer: …-1…..+4…..-9…..+19……-25)

  • 5, 3, 12, 52, ?, 1596 

(Answer : *2 + 2, *3 + 3, *4 + 4, *5 + 5)

Simplification

  • ?÷60-3/4= 3 1/3
  • ?% of (152÷19×45)=126
  • 46% of 600+ 44% of 225=?
  • 12×9÷?×15= 16+38
  • ?÷12×4/0.6=250
  • ?+0.4= (1.6+5.4)÷2.5
  • Two years hence the average age of A & B is 37. Three years ago the age of B is 36. If C is 11 years older than A then, find the sum of present ages of A & C?

Reasoning 

1) Statements: Z < B ≥ C ≥ D; G ≥ Z; E ≥ B; B ≤ F
    Conclusions: I. E ≥ D     II. Z < F     III. F > G     IV. Z < E
(A) None is true
(B) Only I and II are true
(C) Only III is true
(D) Only I, II and IV are true  
(E) All are true

2) Statements: A ≥ Q< R; T ≥ A ≤ U; S > T
    Conclusions: I. U ≤ T     II. S > Q     III. T ≥ R     IV. R < S
(A) Both I and II are true
(B) Only III is False
(C) Only II is true 
(D) Only II and IV are true
(E) None is true

3) Statements: Z < B ≥ C ≥ D; G ≥ Z; E ≥ B; B ≤ F
   Conclusions: I. E ≥ D     II. Z < F     III. F > G     IV. Z < E
(A) None is true
(B) Only I and II are true
(C) Only III is true
(D) Only I, II and IV are true  
(E) All are true

4) Which of the following will come in place of the question mark AC        BE        DH       ?          KQ
(A) FK  
(B) GK    
(C) HL  
(D) GL  
(E) HM

5)Which of the following will come in the place of question mark?
    ?      GJ    LO    QT    VY
(A) AZ
(B) BE 
(C) SV    
(D) WZ    
(E) AD

English 

  • Reading Comprehension –  “China’s contribution to the world regarding deforestation and its implications around the world”.

DECEMBER 2, 2017 – SHIFT 4

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Series 

  • 3.5, 21, 105, 420, 1260, ?

(Answer : *6, *5, *4, *3, *2)

  • 2.5, 3, 6, 20, 95, ?

Answer : *2 – 2, *3 – 3, *4 – 4, *5 – 5, *6 – 6)

  • 11, 5, 4, 4.5, 7, ?

(Answer : *0.5 – 0.5, *1 – 1, *1.5 – 1.5, *2 – 2, *2.5 – 2.5)

  • 54, 55, 51, 60, 44, ?

(Answer : +1, -4, +9, -16, +25)

  • 30, 40, 60, 100, 180, ?

(Answer : +10, +20, +40, +80, +160)

 Reasoning 

Puzzles 

  • Seating Arrangement based on – (All 8 persons facing North, 1 variable)
  • Square Puzzle base on (In and Out) – 1 Variable
  • Box Based Puzzlebase on (6 Box, 6 Chocolates)

DECEMBER 3, 2017 – SHIFT 1

English

  • Reading Comprehension – Old age & Corporate Sector.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • The average monthly income of P and Q is Rs. 5050. The average monthly income of Q and R is Rs. 6250 and the average monthly income of P and R is Rs. 5200. The monthly income of P is:
  •  A person’s present age is two-fifth of the age of his mother. After 8 years, he will be one-half of the age of his mother. How old is the mother at present?
  •  A boat running upstream takes 8 hours 48 minutes to cover a certain distance, while it takes 4 hours to cover the same distance running downstream. What is the ratio between the speed of the boat and speed of the water current respectively?
  •  A sum of Rs. 725 is lent in the beginning of a year at a certain rate of interest. After 8 months, a sum of Rs. 362.50 more is lent but at the rate twice the former. At the end of the year, Rs. 33.50 is earned as interest from both the loans. What was the original rate of interest?
  •  The salaries A, B, C are in the ratio 2 : 3 : 5. If the increments of 15%, 10% and 20% are allowed respectively in their salaries, then what will be new ratio of their salaries?
  •  A can do a work in 36 days & B is 20% more efficient than A, If A started working and worked for 8 daysand left then in how many days will B do the remaining work?
  • 129, 127, 112, ?, 69
  • 5, 6, 10, 17, 30, ?
  • 5, 1.5, 5, 18, 76, ?
  • 25, 8, 128, 1024, 8192, ?
  • 60, 89, 112, 131, ?, 161

 Reasoning

  • Puzzle – 8 people ( months.)
  • Circular all facing inside.
  • Linear – 2 different rows all facing north.
  • 8 People S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z facing centre S sits 3rd to right of u Same number of people between S and Z and S and X V sits 3rd left of Z and 3 people sit between W and V Y is not neighbour of W.

 DECEMBER 3, 2017 – SHIFT 2

Quantitative Aptitude

  • 4351685 – If 2 is subtracted from each even digit & 3 is added to every odd digit of the given no. Then how many numbers will be present twice in the new no. formed.
  • 139, 130, 119, 106, 89, ?
  • 5, 2, 6, 15, 34,?
  • 194, 194, 191, 183, 168, ?
  • 4, 7, 11, 19, ?
  • 4, 5, 7, 11, 19, ?
  • 1536, ?, 768, 192, 24, 1.5
  • A &B invest Rs. 116000 &144000 respectively. B invests for 6 months . At the end of the year B’s share 9000 find the overall profit?’
  • Length & speed of the train A is 170m &20m/s. Length of the train B is 180m both running at opposite direction & time taken by the trains to cross each other is 10sec.
    Find speed B’s speed
  • 4351685 – If 2 is subtracted from each even digit & 3 is added to every odd digit of the given no. Then how many numbers will be present twice in the new no. formed.

 Reasoning Ability

  • A is 10 km to the north of B. C is 5 Kms to the east of B. D is 2.5 Km to the north of C. E is north-west of point C & west of point D. Find the distance between point E & A. Answer – 7.5 km.
  •  Linear Sitting Arrangement – 12 people sitting in 2 parallel lines. Each row consisting of 6 persons. Those sitting in the first row are facing north & those in the second row facing south.
  •  Scheduling – Based on days of a week – Monday to Sunday.

DECEMBER 3, 2017 – SHIFT 3

English 

  • RC – Machinery reducing job opportunities

Quantitative Aptitude

  • A tabular graph (sold toys in different months)

Reasoning

  • circular arrangement ( facing inside)
  • Linear arrangement(7 people were sitting in a single row, 4 facing north and 3 facing south)
  • floor puzzle

DECEMBER 3, 2017 – SHIFT 4

Reasoning

  • Linear arrangement was asked where 7 people were sitting in a single row. People sitting and the extreme ends, as well as the middle, were facing south while the remaining were facing north. 
  • Circular arrangement
  • Floor based puzzle

English 

  • Reading Comprehension  –  the coffee rate in the market.
  • Spelling
  • eight – eat
  • roule-rule
  • assingment-assignment
  • ageanda- agenda
  • best motivational speaker- all are correct

 Previous Year Question Paper

Exam Syllabus

* Number denote : Number of questions*

Reasoning

  • Logical Reasoning : 5 – 10
  • Syllogism : 5
  • Blood Relations : 5
  • Input Output : 5
  • Coding Decoding : 5
  • Alphanumeric Series : 5
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test : 5
  • Data Sufficiency : 5
  • Coded Inequalities : 5
  • Seating Arrangement : 10
  • Puzzle : 5
  • Tabulation : 5

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification : 5
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage : 3
  • Number Systems : 3
  • Profit & Loss : 2
  • Mixtures & Alligations : 1-2
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices : 1-2
  • Work & Time : 2
  • Time & Distance : 2
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere : 1-2
  • Sequence & Series : 5
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability : 5
  • Data Interpretation : 15

English

  • Reading Comprehension : 10
  • Cloze Test : 10
  • Fill in the blanks : 5
  • Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting : 5
  • Paragraph Complete/ Sentence Correction : 5
  • Para jumbles : 5
  • Miscellaneous : 5

Computer

  • History and Generation of Computers 
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation 
  • Computer Memory 
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices 
  • Computer Software 
  • Computer Languages 
  • Operating System 
  • Computer Network 
  • Internet 
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys 
  • Basics of DBMS 
  • Number System and Conversions 
  • Computer and Network Security 

General / Financial Awareness

1)  General Awareness

  • Knowledge of Current Events
  • Sports
  • History
  • Geography
  • Culture
  • Indian Constitution
  • News about Technology & Research
  • News on India and its Neighbouring Countries

2) Financial Awareness 

  • Marketing Aptitude
  • Economy
  • Banking & Finance

Exam Patterns

*  Note : Final selection based on Mains score only *



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