IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 14th October- 4th 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 Language16-2120
Reasoning Ability22-2620
Quantitative Aptitude19-2420
Total56-6260

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate.  One can easily attempt questions if they have practised well. DI questions based on Pie-Chart, Caselate and Bar Graph were there is this slot.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation15Moderate-Calculative
Missing Number Series05Moderate
Quadratic Equation06Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency04Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc)05Moderate
Total35Moderate


English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was of easy to moderate level. There were only 8 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 Warming.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension 08Moderate
Phrase Replacement06Easy-Moderate
Word Usages 05Easy
Sentence Rearrangement05Moderate
Fillers06Easy-Moderate
Total30Easy-Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Month Based Puzzle (5 Month)
  • Parallel Seating Arrangement (North-South, 7 people each side)
  • Circular Seating Arrangement (8 People)
  • Random Puzzle (6 people, 6 colour)
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Moderate
Syllogism04Easy
Data Sufficiency 04Moderate
Direction Sense05Easy
Alphabets02Easy-Moderate
Total35Easy-Moderate


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



All the best for results!!

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