IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 13th October- 1st Slot

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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. 13th October is the first 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 pattern of questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. The examination held in this shift was of 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 Language16-1920
Reasoning Ability19-2320
Quantitative Aptitude17-2120
Total53-5860

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 Graph and Bar Graph were there is this slot.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation11Moderate
Wrong Number Series6Moderate
Quadratic Equation6Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc)12Moderate
Total35Moderate


English Language (Moderate)

English section was of moderate level. There were only 7 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 1 question was of vocabulary. It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to printing press and history of newspapers. There were 3 different types/pattern of Error Detection questions.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension 7Moderate
Error Detection 7Easy-Moderate
Filler5Moderate
Cloze Test6Moderate
Sentence Improvement5Moderate
Total30Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Moderate. There were 3 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Square seating arrangement
  • Miscellaneous Puzzle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement15Moderate
Coding Decoding5Easy-Moderate
Direction sense3Moderate
Inequality5Easy-Moderate
Alphabet1Easy-Moderate
 Comparison Based Questions2Moderate
Miscellaneous4Moderate
Total35Moderate


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

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All the best for next slot !!


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