Sunday, 23 October 2016

IBPS PO Prelims 2016: Exam Analysis - 23rd October, Slot IV

Dear Friends,



Now its time for exam analysis of IBPS PO Prelims (23rd October 2016) Slot IV. 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 and 22nd October 2016)

Over-all Analysis

Subject
Good Attempt
Time
English Language
 12-15
 15 min.
Reasoning Ability
 19-23
 20 min.
Quantitative Aptitude
 20-23
 25 min.
 53-57
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 slot. There were two sets of DI, one was of Line graph and another was of Table.

The questions were:

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Series
5
Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation
5
Easy
Approximation
5
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
7
Moderate
Para-Jumbled
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

All the best for 27th October


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