IBPS PO III Exam Analysis - 26th & 27th October 2013 (Both Shifts)

Dont Worry Be Happy !! Exam is over and its time to get relaxed. The pattern of questions in the exam was more or less same as last week’s exams but the bar got raised in terms of overall difficulty level and the length of paper. Questions were lengthy and time consuming. Students need not worry and dont get dis-heartened, as paper was difficult for all and as far as comparison among different shifts are concerned it will get moderated  as the cut-offs will be decided on the basis of equi-percentile method. Do not worry, you hard work will not go waste. Certainly, for a difficult paper, cut-offs are accordingly lesser and similarly cut-off is high for a difficult paper. So, be positive. You have done your bit and its time to wait for the result.
It is apparent that IBPS is focusing more on time management skills of the candidates.  The difficulty level of the paper on the whole ranged from moderate to hard.  Reasoning, General Awareness and English sections were moderate; and Computer knowledge section was comparatively easy while Numerical Ability section was hard and lengthy.

The pattern of test was as follows:
Section
Total
Questions
Max.
Marks
Level of
Difficulty
Possible
Attempts
Reasoning
50
50
Moderate
21-22
Numerical Ability
50
50
Hard
16-17
General Awareness
40
40
Moderate
20-21
English Language
40
40
Moderate
19-20
Computer Knowledge
20
20
Easy-Moderate
12-13
Total
200
200
 88-93

Reasoning 
This section primarily saw moderate level of questions. Input output questions tricked most of the candidates. Syllogism questions were easy. Inequality and puzzle questions were easy but lengthy. No question from Non Verbal Reasoning as usual.
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)
10
Direction Test, Ranking, Blood relation, Alphanumeric Series, Word Arrangement etc.
10
Inequality
5
Input Output
5
Data Sufficiency
5

English Language
English Language Section that came into sight as a panic among the candidates after last week’s exam gave a sigh of relief to the candidates who appeared for the examination this week. This section was comparatively easier than previous exams. There was one Reading Comprehension passage with 15 questions. Rest of the section consisted of Rearrangement of sentences, Error spotting and Cloze test and Phrases.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic
Number of Questions
Reading Comprehensions
15/20
Rearrangement
5
Cloze test
10
Error Spotting
5/0
Phrases
5

Numerical Ability
Following the last week’s pattern, there were no questions from Simplification and Approximation. The questions were calculation based. Questions from DI were lengthy and time consuming.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic
Number of Question
Data Interpretation
15
Data Interpretation(Language)
5
Arithmetic (Profit and loss, Average, CI and SI, Pipe and Cistern, Time and Distance etc.)
10
Mensuration
5
Data Sufficiency
5
Number Series
5
Quadratic Equations
5


General Awareness
The maximum number of questions from this section were from Banking and Economy. These questions ranged from easy to moderate difficulty level. A few questions were new-fangled, but were easy to attempt.

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