IBPS SO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis: 31st December

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Today's IBPS SO Prelims 2017 is over, now it's time for exam analysis of IBPS SO Prelims for Law/ Rajbhasha Adhikari. This is for the first time when IBPS has conducted a Preliminary Test for IBPS SO Recruitment. And this Preliminary Exam had a new pattern when compared to conventional Banking Recruitment's Prelims Test; IBPS SO Prelims was of 2 hours with 150 questions for 125 marks. This new pattern gave heebie jeebies to many Specialist Officer aspirants but the yesterday's shifts of SO Prelims exam was a sigh of relief to aspirants. 

Overall the level of this exam was Moderate. Keep on reading to know all the details about types of questions asked in General Awareness, Reasoning and English Language of IBPS SO Prelims

The preliminary exam for IBPS SO was conducted online and had 150 questions for 120 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 120 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning (50 Ques), G.A (50 Ques), and English (50 Ques). 


SubjectGood Attempt 
English Language22-24
Reasoning Ability33-37
General Awareness32-34
Total 88-96 


English Language (Moderate)

The level of English Language was Moderate. Much to the surprise and relief to students, this section was not too over the board, with the recently set "conventional pattern" questions ruling the majority; aspirants who have done adequate practice can score in the English Language section of this exam. There were 2 sets of Reading Comprehension (which also had 1-2 questions based on vocabulary). The topic of RCs were- 1) Curroption related 2) Related to Britain's Economy

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension20Moderate- Difficult
Fillers (Double Fillers- Single Word)5Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement5Moderate
Cloze Test (New Pattern)10Moderate
Error Detection5Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement5Moderate
Total50Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

There were 4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement and the pattern bore resemblance from yesterday's SO Prelims Exam.
      Topics
      No. of Questions
      Level
      Syllogism
      5
      Easy-Moderate
      Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
      20
      Moderate
      Direction Sense
      1
      Easy
      Coding Decoding
      3
      Easy-Moderate
      Inequality
      5
      Easy
      Alphabet
      1
      Easy
      Data Sufficiency5Easy-Moderate
      Logical Reasoning5Moderate
      Blood Relation5Easy-Moderate
      Total
      50
      Easy-Moderate

      General Awareness ( Moderate)

      This section was also not too tough on candidates as with proper preparation aspirants could score in this section as well. Current Affairs question dominated G.A. section and majority of current affairs were related to news of September-October. There were around 10 questions of Banking and 10 question of Static Awareness.


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


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