IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 14th October- 2nd 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 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 Language17-2120
Reasoning Ability21-2520
Quantitative Aptitude16-1920
Total53-5960

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 Tabular and Pie-Chart were there is this slot.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation11Moderate-Calculative
Missing Number Series06Moderate
Quadratric Equation 05Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc)13Moderate
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 1 question was of vocabulary (Synonyms). It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to Bank and Its Technology. 

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension 08Moderate
Phrase Replacement06Easy-Moderate
Filler 05Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement05Moderate
Word Replacement 06Easy-Moderate
Total30Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Moderate. There were 5 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Day Based Puzzle (Monday to Friday)
  • Parreral Seating Arrangement (North-South)
  • Box Based Puzzle (11 Boxes)
  • Circular Seating Arrangement (10 People facing inward)
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement26Moderate
Syllogism04Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense03Moderate
Alphabets02Moderate
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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