Dear Friends,

Now its time for exam analysis of IBPS PO Prelims (22nd October 2016) Last Slot. A lot of students have appeared for their preliminary exam today and it will continue till 27th October, 2016. Without wasting any moment, let's get straight to the analysis which you all are interested in.

There are 3 Sections in IBPS PO Pre exam namely English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. This year the paper was of moderate level. There were 2 seating arrangements and 2 puzzles in reasoning. No Fillers were asked in English Language and Quant was of Easy-Moderate level. The level was same as the previous Shift or Slot (16th October 2016)

Over-all Analysis

 Subject Good Attempt Time English Language 16-18 15 min. Reasoning Ability 20-24 20 min. Quantitative Aptitude 18-21 25 min. 54-58 60 Minutes

Lets discuss how were the sections in the exam?

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was easy to moderate just as it was in the first three slots. There were two sets of DI, one was of Bar graph and another was of Table.

The questions were:

 Topic No. of Questions Level Series 5 Easy-Moderate Quadratic Equation 5 Easy Approximation 5 Easy-Moderate Data Interpretation 10 Moderate Miscellaneous(SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.) 10 Moderate - Difficult Total 35 Easy-Moderate

English Language (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of English was a bit difficult as compared to other two sections and the pattern was same as that of previous slot. There were no Fill in the blanks in this section and also no question of antonym and synonym were asked in the Reading Comprehension.

The questions were:

 Topic No. of Questions Level Reading Comprehension 8 Moderate - Difficult Close Test (Based on Education System in USA) 7 Moderate Para-Jumbled (Based on traffic Problem) 5 Moderate Errors 10 Moderate to Difficult Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning Ability (Easy - Moderate)

The level of reasoning was easy to moderate. No questions from coding decoding were asked. Questions from Syllogism were direct and of easy to moderate level with one question with a statement of possibility. There was 1 circular sitting arrangement (8 people from different places of city sitting around a circle) and another was linear seating (8 friends sitting in a line facing north and south directions). Among 2 puzzles one was comparison based and another was floor based puzzle.

The questions were:

 Topic No. of Questions Level Inequalities 5 Easy- Moderate Syllogism 5 Easy-Moderate Sitting Arrangement (Circular and Linear) 10 Moderate Puzzles (Floors puzzle) 10 Moderate to Difficult Miscellaneous ( Ranking, Direction Sense, Blood Relations etc. ) 5 Easy Total 35 Easy to Moderate

Today's shift's all four slots are completed and many of you must be waiting for the Memory Based Paper. Just few more hours and the wait will be over. We will be providing The Memory Based Paper based on today's exam, which will help you to get the idea of the exam before facing the real one.

All the best for Tomorrow's Shift