IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017 Analysis, Question Paper & Cut off

IBPS Clerk Prelims is scheduled on 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th December 2017. All those aspirants who are yet to appear for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam can benefit from this exam analysis as here we provide you with an insight on the types and levels of questions being asked in this year's IBPS Clerk Prelims exam.

Questions Asked in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017

Seating Arrangements –

8 People S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z facing centre S sits 3rd to the 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 the neighbour of W.


Number Series –

Q1. 129, 127, 112, ?, 69

Q2. 3.5, 6, 10, 17, 30, ?

Q3. 0.5, 1.5, 5, 18, 76, ?

Q4. 0.25, 8, 128, 1024, 8192, ?

Q5. 60, 89, 112, 131, ?, 161


Simplification & Approximation

Q. 83% of 2350 = ?


83/100 x 2350

=8.3 x 235


Q. 32.25 × 2.4 × 1.6 = ?




Q. 4.3 + 43.34 + 34.43 + 43.43 + 3.4 = ?


?=128.9 = 129 approx



Q. 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:

Q. 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?

Q. 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?

Q. 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.

IBPS Clerk Prelims – Sectional Analysis



Quantitative Aptitude

Good Attempt – 15

Best Attempt – 20+

The Tabular DI was moderate.

The Simplification and Number series were in the easier section.

Some of the questions were in the moderate range, but majority of the questions were simple.

The miscellaneous sections that are asked in this slot are Discount, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Ages, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work and Profit and Loss

Reasoning Ability

Good Attempt – 18+

Best Attempt –  25+

In this one puzzle set was asked and 2 sets of arrangements were asked.

Linear arrangement – 1st, Last and Centre south based.

Circle – Facing the centre based – 8 Members.

Puzzle – 7 Floors Based.

Old Pattern Syllogism Question set was asked.

Inequalities were asked in fewer amounts.

English Language

Good Attempt – 10

Best Attempt – 15+

Small Changes in the English Section where Double fillers were asked.

Spot the Errors and Different set of Spelling Errors were asked when compared with the previous pattern slots.

Reading Comprehension was based on Economy of different countries.

Sentence Rearrangement questions were asked which was totally surprising for the candidates.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Expected Cut off 2017

Expected Sectional IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut Off

Although the cut off vary from state to state but the sectional cut off variation is very small.


Maximum Marks



English Language




Reasoning Ability




Quantitative Aptitude




Expected Overall IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut Off


Prelims Cut off (Out of 100)