IBPS PO III Exam Analysis - 19th Evening Shift & 20th Both Shift

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Please find below the analysis of all other shifts of IBPS PO III Exam. viz Evening 19th October and both shifts of 20th October. The subsequent shifts were comparatively tricky as compared to the first shift of 19th October

19th Evening Analysis 

Overall the examination was of difficult level. Even more difficult than last year’s examination. The questions in Numerical Ability, Reasoning and English were lengthy and time consuming. Most of the questions were asked in a different manner and the options were tricky. General awareness and Computer Knowledge sections were moderate.


The pattern of test was as follows:

Section
Total
Questions
Max.
Marks
Level of Difficulty
Possible
Attempts
Reasoning
50
50
Hard
22-24
Numerical Ability
50
50
Hard
21-22
General Awareness
40
40
Easy-Moderate
24-25
English Language
40
40
Hard
20-21
Computer Knowledge
20
20
Easy-Moderate
14-15
Total
200
200

 101-107

Reasoning 
It was difficult as compared to previous year’s questions. There was no question from Non-Verbal Reasoning. Syllogism, Sitting Arrangement, Puzzles and Input-Output were time consuming. The details of the section are as follows:


Topic
Number of
Questions
Direction Test, Ranking, Blood relation, Alphanumeric Series, Word Arrangement etc.
10
Sitting Arrangement(Circular)
5
Puzzle
5
Syllogism
5
Analytical Reasoning (Assumption, Inference, Cause and effect)
10-15
Inequality
5
Input-Output
5

English Language
Questions on Comprehension were tricky and time consuming. There was one Reading Comprehension passage with 15 questions. Idioms and phrases were not trouble-free. Rest of the section consisted of Rearrangement of sentences, Error spotting and cloze test.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic
Number of Questions
Reading Comprehensions
10
Rearrangement
5
Cloze test
10
Error Spotting
5
Phrases
5

Numerical Ability
Questions on Arithmetic and Data Interpretation dominated this section. The language of DI was tough. The tables and pie charts were lengthy. Two out of four DIs were quite complicated.  Just like the morning shift exam, there were no questions from Simplification and Approximation. Rest of the questions, i.e. Mensuration, Profit and loss, Average, time and distance etc were of moderate difficulty level.  There were no questions from Probability or Permutations and Combinations.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic
Section
Number Series
5
Data Interpretation(Pie-Chart, Table)
15
Data Interpretation(Language)
5
Arithmetic
12
Mensuration
3
Data Sufficiency
5
Quadratic Equations
5

General Awareness
This section was of moderate difficulty level as compared to the other sections. Banking and Economy dominated this section. Questions in Current Affairs were asked from International affairs as well as Indian Economy Questions related to RBI were given a special attention. Questions on currencies, capitals and days were not asked.

Computer Knowledge 
This section comprised questions of easy-moderate difficulty level based on basic knowledge of computers. The main areas from which questions were asked are: Windows, Networking, Hardware, Software, and History of Computers.




20th Morning Analysis
Following the pattern of the previous day examination, the difficulty level of the questions ranged from moderate to complicated. Reasoning questions were moderate but time consuming. Numerical aptitude section was lengthy. General Knowledge, English, and Computer Knowledge sections were of moderate difficulty level.


The pattern of test was as follows:
Section
Total
Questions
Max.
Marks
Level of
Difficulty
Possible
Attempts
Reasoning
50
50
Moderate-Difficult
25-27
Numerical Ability
50
50
Moderate-Difficult
20-22
General Awareness
40
40
Easy-Moderate
23-25
English Language
40
40
Moderate
22-24
Computer Knowledge
20
20
Easy-Moderate
15-16
Total
200
200
 105-114

Reasoning 
Analytical reasoning dominated this section. Syllogisms and verbal questions were easy. Sitting arrangement was time consuming.  There was no question from Non-Verbal Reasoning. This section primarily saw moderate level of questions.
The details of the section are as follows:
Topic
Number of Questions
Alphanumeric Series
2
Sitting Arrangement
5
Puzzle
5
Syllogism
5
Analytical Reasoning (Assumption, Inference, Cause and effect)
20
Direction Test
1
Ranking
2
Inequality
5
Input-Output
5

English Language
Questions on Comprehension dominated this section. There were two Reading Comprehension passage with 10 questions each. The questions in this section were quite time consuming. Rest of the section consisted of Rearrangement of sentences, which was easiest in the entire section, Error spotting and Cloze test.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic
Number of Questions
Reading Comprehensions
20
Rearrangement
5
Cloze test
10
Error Spotting
5

Numerical Ability
This section was as tough as previous year’s exam. Questions were tricky and time consuming. Questions on Arithmetic and Data Interpretation dominated this section. There were no questions from Simplification and Approximation even in this exam. Questions on Number series were complex. Mensuration questions were easier as compared to the rest of the section.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic
Section
Number Series
5
Data Interpretation
15
Data Interpretation(Language)
5
Arithmetic
11-12
Mensuration
3-4
Data Sufficiency
5
Quadratic Equation
5

General Awareness 
Banking and Economy dominated this section. This section was tough and the questions were not direct. It included questions from Current Affairs, Social Responsibility, Monitory Policy etc.
.
Computer Knowledge 
This section comprised questions of moderate difficulty level based on basic knowledge of computers. The main areas from which questions were asked are: DBMS, Networking, Internet, MS-Office, Hardware and Software.



20th Evening Analysis

The difficulty level of the paper overall ranged from moderate to hard. Comparatively more difficult than previous year’s exam. Reasoning and Computer knowledge sections were moderate while Numerical Ability, English and General Awareness sections were hard and lengthy. Time management has emerged as a key concern for candidates appearing for IBPS PO III exam in this shift.

The pattern of test was as follows:
Section
Total
Questions
Max.
Marks
Level of
Difficulty
Possible
Attempts
Reasoning
50
50
Moderate
26-28
Numerical Ability
50
50
Moderate
18-20
General Awareness
40
40
Easy-Moderate
22-24
English Language
40
40
Hard
20-23
Computer Knowledge
20
20
Easy-Moderate
15-18
Total
200
200

 101-113

Reasoning 
This section primarily saw moderate level of questions. Puzzle and Syllogism questions were easy. Input output questions were easy but time consuming. No question from Non Verbal Reasoning.
The details of the section are as follows:

Topic
Number of Questions
Sitting Arrangement
5
Puzzle
5
Syllogism
5
Analytical Reasoning (Assumption, Inference, Cause and effect)
15
Direction Test, Ranking, Blood relation, Alphanumeric Series, Word Arrangement etc.
10
Inequality
5
Input-Output
5

English Language
There was one Reading Comprehension passage with 15 questions and was lengthy and confusing. A strong vocabulary was a requirement to attempt the answers to these questions. Rest of the section consisted of Rearrangement of sentences, Error spotting and cloze test and fill ups.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic
Number of Questions
Reading Comprehensions
15
Rearrangement
5
Cloze test
10
Error Spotting
5
Fill ups
5

Numerical Ability
Again, there were no questions from Simplification and Approximation. The level of the questions was difficult. The questions were more calculative. Questions from DI as well were more calculation oriented.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic
Section
Data Interpretation
15
Data Interpretation(Language)
5
Arithmetic(Profit and loss, Average, CI and SI, Pipe and Cistern, Time and Distance etc.)
15
Mensuration
5
Data Sufficiency
5
Inequality
5

General Awareness
The maximum number of questions from this section were from Banking and Economy. These questions ranged from moderate to hard difficulty level.  Questions on current affairs were comparatively easy. This section was of easy-moderate difficulty level. Questions were asked about RBI, Monitory policy, schemes, Abbreviations etc.

Computer Knowledge
This section was comparatively easy. The questions had their main focus on the topics: Operating System, Networking, Hardware, Software, internet and DBMS.


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