Hello dear students,

IBPS Clerk Prelim date is coming near day by day and you must be very busy in your preparations. But as they say “Work Smart not Hard”, it will be very beneficial for you to go through last year analysis for every subject.

Let us now get a quick look at last year analysis of Reasoning Ability for IBPS Clerk Prelim, 2017. Last year’s difficulty level of this section was Easy to Moderate. Each shift had a little deviation from others. But if you are looking at key topics then you should not miss this:-

  • Inequality / Syllogism
  • Puzzles
  • Sitting Arrangements
  • Coding Decoding
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Miscellaneous (Direction Sense, Blood Relation, Calendar, etc)

Though each shift had different pattern some topics were common. E.g.Inequality/syllogism ,Series, Puzzles and Sitting Arrangements.



No of questions Difficulty Level
Circular Seating Arrangement
(8 People)
5 Moderate
Linear Seating Arrangement
(8 people sitting in a row facing North)
5 Moderate
Linear Seating Arrangement
(In 2 parallel rows- 4 people were facing North and 4 were facing South )
5 Moderate
Alpha-numeric Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Mathematical Inequalities 5 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet Coding 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate


Level of this section was Easy to Moderate. Average attempt for this section was 20 to 25 last year. So keep this in mind and prepare accordingly.

Practice is the key to success! So keep practising and if you require any help or want some free demo tests you can contact us at dhruv.ias@gmail.com or fill inquiry form on this website.

All the best for your preparations!

-Ajinkya Jadhav

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