IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review & Expected Cut Off: 14th Oct 2017 (Shift 1)

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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 (14th October'17) IBPS PO Pre exam 1st 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. 

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 11-13 15
Reasoning Ability 19-24 20
Quantitative Aptitude 15-20 25
Total 53-56 60

English Language (Moderate- Difficult)

The level of English Language remained the same as previous shifts and it was Moderate- Difficult. The topic of reading comprehension was related to Doctors and medicines. There were 4 questions on Antonyms and synonyms with the passage.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate- Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement 10 Moderate- Difficult
Phrase replacement 10 Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude ( Moderate-Difficult )

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 
  •  Bar

Topics No. of Question Level
Quadratic Equations 5 Moderate
Approximation 6 Moderate
Data Interpretation12Moderate-Difficult
Average 1 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Moderate
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Moderate-Difficult
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Mixture and Allegation 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning Ability (Moderate)

There were 4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
  • Linear (North facing 2 variable)
  • Square Seating Arrangement (1 Variable)
  • Persons and Months (3 Variable)
  • Department allocation related (3 Variable)
      No. of Questions
      Coding Decoding
      Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
      Blood Relation (passage based)
      Machine input-output

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


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