IBPS Clerk Prelims Shift 2 Exam Analysis 12 December 2020: Questions Asked, Level, Good Attempts

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : December 12th, 2020

IBPS Clerk Prelims Shift 2 Exam Analysis 12th Dec 2020: The second shift of today's IBPS Clerk Prelims exam has been successfully conducted now. We have already provided you with IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis of shift-1, 12th December. We hope aspirants have come out of the examination hall with success. Many candidates who are planning to take the IBPS exam next year or are going to appear in other shifts or banking mains exam in due course of time must be looking for the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam analysis shift-2, 2020.


IBPS Clerk Prelims exam 2020 is the deciding stage for your career. Marks obtained in this exam will be considered for the final merit list. Thus we are sharing the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam review, topic-wise questions asked good attempts and difficulty level, and detailed analysis of the exam. The difficulty level of the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam 2020 was easy to moderate. The exam analysis provides useful insights to the aspirants which they can use to analyze the performance in the exam.

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Shift-1 Exam Analysis.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Shift-3 Exam Analysis


IBPS Clerk Prelims 2nd Shift Exam Analysis 12th December 2020: Key Highlights

1. Level of Exam - The level of the exam was 

2. Reasoning Ability -  Easy to Moderate

3. Numerical Ability -  Moderate

4. English Language - Easy

5. Toughest Section- Quantitative Aptitude

6. Easiest Section - English

7. Sequence of the exam- English>Quant>Reasoning

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 Shift 2 Exam 2020: Overall Difficulty level

SubjectDifficulty Level
English AbilityEasy 
Quantitative AptitudeModerate 
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 
Overall Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2nd Shift Exam Analysis 12 Dec: Good Attempts

SubjectGood Attempts
English Ability 24-27
Quantitative Aptitude 24-26
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 26-30
Overall Good Attempt 68-75

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Review 2020 (Shift 2): Quantitative Aptitude

Level: Easy to Moderate

S. no.Topics askedNumber of questions askedDifficulty Level
1Data Interpretation10 (2 sets) Easy to Moderate 
2Simplification10  Easy to Moderate
4Missing Number series5Easy
5Arithmetic10 Easy to Moderate 

Details of the topic

1. Data Interpretation:

Table DI and another was the Bar Graph

2. Simplification:

  • Total Questions: 10
  • The level was easy to moderate.
  • Questions were calculative and time-consuming.

3. Arithmetic:

  • Total Questions: 10
  • The questions were from speed and distance, time and work, boat and stream, mensuration,  Partnership, ages, etc.

4. Number Series:

  • There were 5 questions on Number series.
  • Level of the series was Easy.

There were 4 sets of data interpretation. 5 questions were asked from each set.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Review 2020 (Shift 2): Reasoning Ability 

Level: Easy to Moderate

S. no.Topics askedNumber of questions askedDifficulty Level
1Puzzles & Seating Arrangement 20Easy To Moderate 
4Coding-Decoding 1Easy 
5Direction sense 5Easy to Moderate 
6Miscellaneous 3Easy 

Details of the topic

1. Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

  • Scheduling Based, Age and Year were given.
  • Circular Arrangement, Facing inside (8 people)
  • Scheduling Month Based, 8 months Given
  • Order and ranking (8 people, purchasing gifts)

3. Coding-Decoding:

  • Total Questions: 1
  • Standard Type

3. Inequality:

  • Total Questions:3
  • The level was easy
  • One was based on Either or concept

4. Syllogism:

  • Total Questions: 3
  • The level was easy
  • Ony and a few types

5. Direction Sense:

  • There were a total of 5 questions
  • Level of the questions was easy.

6. Miscellaneous

  • There was a question on Number forward and backwards.
  • The number was: 5782694

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Review 2020: English Language


S. no.Topics askedNumber of questions askedDifficulty Level
1Reading Comprehension10Easy to Moderate 
2Para Jumble 5Easy to Moderate 
3Single  Fillers 5Easy 
4Sentence Correction 5Easy 
5Spelling Errors / Sentence Improvement Easy 

Details of the topic

1. Reading Comprehension:

  • Total Number of Questions: 10
  • Theme: Mount Everest (60 Years Completed), Deep sea exploitation
  • One was based on Synonym- Desolate/Desolation

2. Para Jumble:

  • Total Number of Question: 
  •  Para jumble topic Clothes Recycling

3. Fillers:

  • Single fillers were asked.
  • There were 5 questions on it.
  • Fillers were very easy

4. Spelling/sentence Improvement

  • There were two questions on Sentence Improvement
  • Rest three questions on Spelling Error

IBPS Clerk 2nd Shift Prelims Frequently Asked Questions:

 Q1. What was the difficulty level of IBPS Clerk Prelims, shift-2?

Ans: IBPS Clerk Prelims shift-2 exam was of easy to moderate level.

Q2. What is the expected cutoff for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020?

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

Q3. Which section was the easiest among all?

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

Q4. What is 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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