IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis: 28th February 2021

IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Mains Exam has been conducted on 28th February 2021 and it’s time to discuss the most awaited exam analysis & review of IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2020-21. A lot of candidates appeared for this exam in order to fulfill their dream of joining the prestigious Public Sector Banks as a clerk in India. At Career Power, we are providing IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Mains Exam Analysis, Review and questions asked in the exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2021: 28th February

This year, The difficulty level of IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Mains exam was Moderate. There were many new types of questions introduced in the reasoning and english section. IBPS Clerk Mains exam had 4 sections in the objective test comprising of 200 questions to be solved in 160 minutes whice are given below:

Let’s have a look at IBPS Clerk 2020 Mains Overall Exam Analysis for 28th February 2021:

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis: Overall

The level of the exam can be considered as Moderate.

Sections Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude27-30
Quantitative Aptitude24-27
General/ Financial Awareness30-35
English Language21-22

The average number of good attempts are 95 to 105, which makes the competition level a little higher. However, considering the level of exam to be moderate, one should not be too nervous for the results, if they have attempted properly.

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IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

This section had 50 questions. The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was Moderate. One can easily attempt questions if they have practised well. DI questions are based on Tabular + Bar DI, Caselet DI & Pie Chart in this slot. The arithmetic questions are asked from SI & CI, Profit & Loss, Train, Time & Work, Boat & Stream, Age etc.

Data Interpretation Questions:

Tabular + Bar (Mixed DI)- 5 Questions

Caselet DI (Speed/Time distance)- 5 Questions

Pie Chart- 5 Questions

Caselet DI- 5 Questions

The Quantitative Aptitude questions asked were:

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation (Line Graph)20Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency5Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems15Moderate

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis: Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

The level of reasoning was of Moderate. 4 Puzzles and Seating Arrangement questions were asked in the exam. The section did not come with any surprises whatsoever but the paper was lengthy. The topic of Substitutional Coding covered 2-3 questions.

Following were the types of Puzzles & Seating Arrangement asked in the exam:

The Reasoning Ability questions are:

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Moderate
Machine Input2Easy
Logical Reasoning6-7Easy-Moderate
Coaded Blood Relation2-3Moderate
Substitutional Coding2-3Easy
Step Based Alphanumeric4Easy

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis: English Language

This section had 40 questions and the overall level of difficulty was Easy-Moderate. There were three set of Reading Comprehension with 15 questions out of which 2 questions were of identifying the synonyms and antonyms. English Language was not difficult but it was lengthy.

Reading Comprehension Topics:

Artificial Intelligence

No. of Satellites


TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension (Obesity & Sleep)15Easy
Match the Column4Easy-Moderate
Fill in the Blanks2-3Easy
Synonyms & Antonyms2Easy
Replace the words5Easy-Moderate

General/ Financial Awareness Exam Analysis

General/ Financial Awareness section was of easy level as compare to other sections. Let's have a look at the General/ Financial Awareness questions asked in the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam.

1st Neculear Reactor on Moon
Mutual Fund is regulated by
Brand Finance- TCS
Fastag is based on which technology: RFID
WHich company closed their operation in India? Paypal
GDP Predicted by RBI for the year 2021-22?
Validity of Demand Draft
Bhawan Kanth related to which state
Headquarters of TWO
ISA Presidents
2020 Individual Wrestling World Cup? Belgrade, Serbia
T20 Player of the Decade
Representatice office of ICICI
GOvt. of India's stake in NABARD
Obituary of Diego Maradona: 25 November 2020
Where is tapovan hydro power plant?
PSB Re-capitalisation amount
Name of a pistol by DRDO
1st wetland conservation Center
NEFT (Remittance)- Nepal
Co-Founder & CEO of Twitter
National disaster management authority is headed by
How many Legislative Assembly in West Bengal?
Senior Citizen saving scheme meturity period
Shahid Parvez plays which instrument
A question on "the struggle of my life book"
RBI nationalised in which year?
Largest zoo in jamnagar

We may see that the pattern of exam has been consistent as expected. Also, our analysis says that the level of exam was tough as compared to the previous year exam. This brings us to the conclusion that the cutoff may decrease this time.

We hope the information provided was useful for the candidates to assess their performance.

We would like to wish all the candidates the very best for the results. You may refer to the previous year cut off through the given link.

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IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2021- FAQs

Q1. What was the difficulty level of IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Mains exam?

IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Mains exam was of Moderate level.

Q2. How many questions are asked from Seating Arrangement & Puzzles?

In this slot, 4 Seating Arrangement & Puzzles Set have been asked in the exam. The topics of puzzles are mentioned above.

Q3. How many DI questions asked in the IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Mains exam?

There were 20 questions of Data Interpretation (DI) asked in the IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Mains exam of 28th February, 2021.

Q4. What is the expected cut-off of IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Mains exam?

The level of IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Mains exam was moderate. The expected cut-off would be between 90 to 100 for General category (UR).

Q5. How much time does it take for the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam?

IBPS Clerk Mains exam is conducted for 160 minutes and the Mains Exam is conducted for 160 minutes.

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