IBPS SO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis: 30th Dec (Shift-1)

Dear Readers, 


The first shift for IBPS SO Prelims 2017 is over, now it's time for exam analysis of IBPS SO Prelims for IT Officer, Marketing, HR and Agriculture Officer (1st Shift). 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. 

As IBPS SO Prelims is over, this review can help SO Aspirants (of Law and Rajbhasha Adhikari) to get an idea of what the can expect in tomorrow's IBPS SO Preliminary Exam. Overall the level of this exam was Moderate. Keep on reading to know all the details about types of questions asked in Quantitative Aptitude, 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), Quantitative Aptitude (50 Ques), and English (50 Ques). 

SubjectGood Attempt (IT Officer)
English Language26-28
Reasoning Ability38
Quantitative Aptitude32-35
Total 96-103 for IT Officer
91-100 for (HR/Agriculture/Marketing)

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 did not include question based on vocabulary) and the topics of RCs were - 1) Based on Bitcoin-Cryptocurrency, 2) Related to Driver less Cars.

This exam also added another new type of Word Usage questions and this time it was clubbed with the cloze test's concept. Where a number was assigned to (at the beginning of) various lines in a passage and 3-4 words were marked as bold. Candidates had to identify the one which doesn't fit in the context or is probably misspelled. The passage of this question set was based on technology.

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

Quantitative Aptitude ( Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude section was Easy-Moderate. If you are yet to appear for IBPS SO Prelims exam (tomorrow), 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 3 sets of DI and a Caselet:
  • Tabular 
  •  Pie Chart
  • Line Graph
  • Caselet
TopicsNo. of QuestionLevel
Number Series (Missing)5Moderate
Data Interpretation20Moderate
Miscellaneous- Arithmetic Word Problems (Average, Mixture and Allegation, CP and SP, Profit and Loss, Partnership etc.)15Easy-Moderate

    Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

    There were 5 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
    • Circular (2 Variables)
    • Stack Arrangement (1 Variable)
    • Floor Based (2 Variables)
    • Month Based (2 Variables)
    • Linear
        No. of Questions
        Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
        Direction Sense
        Coding Decoding
        Data Sufficiency5Easy-Moderate
        Logical Reasoning5Moderate

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

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