IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review & Expected Cut Off: 8th Oct 2017 (Shift 4)

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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 (8th October'17) IBPS PO Pre exam 4th 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 4th shift had some changes in reasoning and quant section when compared to the previous 01st and 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 13-16 15
Reasoning Ability 18-22 20
Quantitative Aptitude 17-21 25
Total 53-56 60

English Language (Moderate- Difficult)

The level of English Language was Moderate- Difficult. The topic of reading comprehension was related to Global Warming and Paris Climate Pact. There were 4-5 questions of Antonyms and synonyms with the passage. Although it may seem that the error detection questions are totally from a new pattern but upon reading the directions carefully you will find that you can attempt them.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate- Difficult
Fillers (Phrase To Be Filled in The Blank) + Error Detection (new pattern) 20 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 
  •  Pie Chart

Topics No. of Question Level
Quadratic Equation 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 5 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
  • 2 Linear Puzzles
  • Square seating arrangement (1 variable, In and Out)
  • Persons and Months (3 variables)
  • Floor (3 variables)
      No. of Questions
      Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
      Direction Sense
      Blood Relation

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

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