IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis & Statewise Expected Cutoff

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

In this article you will get IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Analysis and statewise expected Cutoff for IBPS CLERK MAINS 2015-16 EXAM

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2015-16 was conducted on 2nd & 3rd January 2016. Candidates who had cleared the IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam in Dec 2015 were eligible to sit for the IBPS Clerk Mains exam.

We have analysed the exam based on the attempts made by Studycopter’s students and we have presented an overall analysis of the exam, the section-wise analysis of the exam, and the statewise expected cutoff for clerk mains.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Overall Analysis

Overall, the IBPS Clerk Mains 2015-16 exam was easy to moderate. A good number of attempts in the exam were 135-145. A total of 160 questions were asked on the exam.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2015-16 Exam: Subject Wise Cutoff

Reasoning: Section Analysis 

Overall, the Reasoning section was easy to moderate. A good number of attempts in the exam were 33-38.  Section wise analysis is presented below

  • Syllogism – 5
  • Coding-Decoding -5
  • Data Sufficiency – 3
  • Sitting Arrangement – 5
  • Puzzle – 5
  • Direction – 2
  • Inequalities – 5
  • Series -5
  • Miscellaneous – 5

No question from Circular seating arrangement

Numerical Ability: Section Analysis 

Overall, the Numerical Ability section was moderate and a good number of attempts in this section were 30-35.

  • Number Series – 5
  • Data Interpretation –  5
  • Simplification – 15
  • Trains – 1
  • Time and Work – 1
  • Ratio & Proportion – 1
  • Profit and Loss – 2
  • Mixture – 1
  • Average – 1
  • Ages – 11
  • Squares and Rectangles (Mensuration/ 2D-Geometry) – 2
  • Number Series – 2
  • Boats and Streams – 1

Verbal Ability: Section Analysis 

English/ Verbal Ability section was easiest and a well prepared candidate could attempt 33-38 questions easily.

  • Reading Comprehension – 10
  • Parajumbles – 5
  • Cloze test – 10
  • Spotting Errors – 5
  • Sentence Improvement – 5
  • Fill in the blanks (dual) – 5
General Awareness: Section Analysis 

Overall, the GA section was moderate and a well prepared candidate could attempt 25-30 questions.

We will be releasing a separate blog-post with questions asked from the GA section.

Computer Knowledge: Section Analysis 

Overall, the Computers section was easy and a well prepared candidate could attempt 30-35 questions in this section.

We will be releasing a separate blog-post with questions asked from the GA section.


IBPS CLERK MAINS 2015 Statewise Expected Cutoffs

STATE Cutoff (General Candidates)
ANDHRA PRADESH 132-135
WEST BENGAL 130-133
ODISHA 128-132
KERALA 125-130
BIHAR 125-130
UTTARAKHAND 125-130
JAMMU & KASHMIR 122-127
NEW DELHI 122-127
CHANDIGARH 120-125
RAJASTHAN 120-126
JHARKHAND 119-123
MADHYA PRADESH 119-124
CHHATTISGARH 118-121
HARYANA 118-122
TELENGANA 118-123
HIMACHAL PRADESH 115-118
PUNJAB 114-117
UTTAR PRADESH 115-118
ASSAM 105-108
TAMIL NADU 102-105
MAHARASHTRA 91-93
GUJARAT 89-92
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR 83-86
ARUNACHAL PRADESH 82-85
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI NA 84-86
DAMAN & DIU 84-87
GOA 89-92
KARNATAKA 92-96
Do note that due to the recent decision by the Government to abolish interviews, the cutoffs could be higher than expected by the general population.

Do let us know how your exam went along with how many questions you attempted in comments section below. If you have any queries regarding cutoffs, do let us know.  We would be more than happy top answer them

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