IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020, Shift 3 (12 December): Section-wise Analysis, Good Attempts

By Akshay Khandelwal|Updated : December 12th, 2020

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020, Shift 3, 12th Dec 2020: The day second of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020 is today, i.e., 12 December 2020. As we are writing this article, the first and the second shifts are already over and we have provided the exam analysis for the same in the links below:

Now that the third shift of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020 is over, It is time to discuss the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam analysis for shift 3. All the students who have appeared in this shift and those who are going to appear in the fourth and final shift will find IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis Shift 3 helpful. Under the exam analysis, we'll be discussing the detailed section-wise analysis of all three sections.

In this article, we are providing you with the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020. In this post, we'll be looking at the good attempts, overall as well as section difficulty, topics asked, number of questions from any particular topics, etc. 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 12th December 2020: Key Highlights

1. The level of the exam was Easy to Moderate

2. The IBPS Clerk Prelims has the following three sections:

  1. Reasoning Ability
  2. Numerical Ability
  3. English Language

3. The order of the section in the third shift of the exam was - English>Quant>Reasoning

5. Toughest Section-  Quantitative Aptitude

6. Easiest Section - English Lnaguage

7. There is a sectional timer of 20 mins.

8. There is a 1/4th negative mark for every wrong attempt.

9. There is a sectional as well as an overall cut-off.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020: Exam Center Timings

ShiftReporting TimeExam Time
Shift-18 AM9 AM to 10 AM
Shift-210:30 AM11:30 AM to 12:30 pm
Shift-31 PM2 PM to 3 PM
Shift-43:30 PM4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Centre Guidelines

  1. Aspirants who are appearing in the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam are required to wear a mask during the examination. 
  2. Candidates are allowed to carry a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), gloves & a simple pen inside the IBPS Clerk exam centre.
  3. Candidates must have installed Arogya-Setu app on their smartphone and that app should show his/her COVID 19 risk profile.
  4. At the exam centre, the registration of the applicants will be done with the help of photo capture.
  5. In the exam hall, two separate dropbox will be provided for the rough sheets and call letters. Students are required to drop these in their designated boxes. 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020 Shift 3: Overall Difficulty level & Good Attempt

SubjectDifficulty LevelGood Attempts
English AbilityEasy 24-27
Quantitative AptitudeModerate 24-26
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 26-30
Overall Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate68-75

Now let's discuss each section in detail. 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Review 2020, Shift 3: Quantitative Aptitude

Level: Moderate

S. no.Topics askedNumber of questions askedDetails of the topic
1Data Interpretation10 Questions

1. Tabular DI (Days were given, the person attending classes were given)

2. Venn Diagram 

2Simplification 10 Questions

Questions were based on BODMAS Rule

Questions were calculative and time-consuming 

4Missing Number series 5 Questions

Questions were easy to moderate

Missing number series were asked 

5Arithmetic 10 Questions

Questions were asked from Partnership, Time and Work, Mensuration, Ages, Profit and loss, etc

Few questions were of easy to moderate level


IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2020, Shift 3: Reasoning Ability 

Level: Easy to Moderate

S. no.Topics askedNumber of questions askedDetails of the topic
1Puzzles & Seating Arrangement15 Questions 
  • Flat and floor-based  (4 floors and 2 flats)-Single variable
  • Circular Puzzle, facing inside, 8 persons
  • Scheduling Month based Puzzle (8 months-Janto September)-Single variable
2Syllogism3 Questions 

The level of the questions was easy

Syllogism was based on an only and a few patterns. 

3Alphabet series5 Questions 
  • Five words of three letters were given.
  • Level was easy
4Inequality3 questions
  • Standard Type questions were asked
  • Level was easy 
5Coding-Decoding4 Questions 
  • Chinese type Coding-Decoding
  • Level was easy 
6Blood Relation3 Questions

Family tree-based questions

level was easy

6Miscellaneous 2 Questions
  • Number backwards and forward
  • Meaningful word 


IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Review 2020, Shift 3: English Language

Level: Easy

S. no.Topics askedNumber of questions askedDetails of the topic
1Reading Comprehension 7 Questions

 Theme: How & Why birds built a nest

2 questions were synonym based



2Para Jumble5 QuestionsLevel was easy 
3Inappropriate words6 Questions 

4 words were given

Level was easy 

4Error Spotting6 Questions Questions were easy based on grammatical error.
5Phrase Replacement6 Questions 

Phrases and their options were given to be replaced with the correct phrase.

Level was easy 


IBPS Clerk Prelims Frequently Asked Questions:

 Q1. What was the difficulty level of the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam 2020, shift-3?

Ans: IBPS Clerk Prelims shift-3 the exam was of easy to moderate level.

Q2. What can be the possible cut-off for the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020?

Ans: Cut off for IBPS Clerk Prelims can be between 72-78.

Q3. Among all the three sections which were the easiest?

Ans: English section doable for those who had prepared it well.

Q4. What can be the safe number of attempts to clear IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020?

Ans: As per the feedback gathered from the aspirants, good attempts can be between 73-80 with 100% accuracy.

Q5. Do candidates require to wear a mask during the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020?

Ans: Yes, wearing a mask is mandatory. 

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