IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 14th October- 1st Slot

Dear Aspirants,


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IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018:

IBPS PO is the most sought-after recruitment in the banking industry. Several aspirants are burning candles at both ends to get a seat for themselves in this prestigious bank. 14th October is the second day of the first phase of this exam, i.e., prelims. Many students appeared for this exam and the competition will be very tough this time. Therefore, it is necessary that one gets aware about the type of questions being asked in the exam so that you get an idea about how to plan your strategy to attempt the questions in the exam and manage your time accordingly.

This year there is the sectional timing of 20 minutes in the Prelims Exam, its important for all banking aspirants to go through the review once. Exam analysis and review can help the aspirants who are yet to appear in upcoming shifts of IBPS PO Prelims to get an idea of the difficulty level and expected the pattern of questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. The examination held in this shift was of Easy to Moderate level. The order of occurrence of sections was English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis


SubjectGood AttemptTime
English Language19-2320
Reasoning Ability23-2620
Quantitative Aptitude18-2120
Total57-6260

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate.  One can easily attempt questions if they have practiced well. DI questions based on Line+Tabular, Tabular and caselate were there is this slot.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation16Moderate-Calculative
Missing Number Series05Moderate
Approximation05Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency 03Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc)06Moderate
Total35Moderate


English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was of easy to moderate level. There were only 6 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 2 question was of vocabulary (Antonyms and Synonyms). It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to Global Economy. 

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension 06Moderate
Error Detection 04Easy-Moderate
Filler 05Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement04Moderate
Math the Column03Easy-Moderate
Sentence Correction04Moderate
Word Replacement 04Easy-Moderate
Total30Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Easy to Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Month Based Puzzle (January to August)
  • Parreral Seating Arrangement (North-South, 6 Person each)
  • Box Based Puzzle (10 Boxes)
  • Age-Based Puzzles
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement21Moderate
Syllogism03Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense04Moderate
Blood Relation02Easy-Moderate
Alphabets02Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency 03Moderate
Total35Moderate


Keep up your calm and confidence and you'll surely do well in the exam!



All the best for next slot !!

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