IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review & Expected Cut Off: 7th Oct 2017 (Shift 3)

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IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis & Review: 

IBPS ‘s recruitment of Probationary Officer is the much-anticipated opportunity for every banking aspirant and with the Preliminary exam, you are now a step closer to achieve your goal. Today's (7th October'17) IBPS PO Pre exam 3rd shift is over now, and it is the time for its Exam Analysis. All those aspirants who are yet to appear for IBPS PO Prelims Exam can benefit from this exam analysis as here we provide you an insight on the types and levels of questions being asked in this year's IBPS PO Pre exam. The level of this shift's examination was Moderate-Difficult. The 3rd shift had some changes in reasoning and quant section when compared to the previous 2nd shift.

IBPS PO Prelims Analysis: Overall  

The preliminary exam for IBPS PO was conducted online and had 100 questions for 60 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 60 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning (35 Ques), Quantitative Aptitude (35 Ques), and English (30 Ques). 

Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 13-15 15
Reasoning Ability 15-22 20
Quantitative Aptitude 13-16 25
Total 51-55 60

English Language (Moderate- Difficult)

The level of English Language was Moderate- Difficult. The topic of reading comprehension was related to eCommerce. There were 2 questions of Antonyms and 1 question of synonym with the passage. The level of Error Detection questions is Moderate, maximum error related questions were from the subject-verb agreement.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate-Difficult
Phrase Replacement + Error Detection (new pattern) 20 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude ( Moderate-Difficult )

In this shift, there were no questions of number series instead there were questions of the quadratic equation which was moderate in level. The level of quantitative aptitude section was Moderate. If you are yet to appear for IBPS exam, The first and most basic tip to help you clear quantitative aptitude section’s cut off is that you should work on your calculation speed. There were only 2 sets of DI:

  • Tabular 
  •  Line Graph

Topics No. of Question Level
Quadratic Equations 5 Moderate
Approximation 6 Moderate
Data Interpretation12Calculative and Difficult
Average 1 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Moderate-Difficult
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate-Difficult
Mixture and Allegation 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning Ability (Moderate)

The pattern of reasoning section of this shift was similar to the 1st shift of today's IBPS PO Prelims exam. There were 4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
  • Linear (2 Variable)
  • Circular (1 Variable - in and out arrangement) 
  • Day and Color (2 Variable)
  • Box and Floor (2 Variable)
      No. of Questions
      Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
      Direction Sense
      Blood Relation
      Order and Ranking

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      Stay confidence and you'll surely do well in the exam!
      All the best for next shift !!

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