Check Previous Year’s Most Asked Questions in IBPS PO Prelims

Most Asked Topics in IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2020- With the release of IBPS PO notification, the time left for it is  is limited as it is scheduled to be conducted  in the month on 3rd, 10th and 11th October 2020. In this space, we have tried to give you a comprehensive analysis of past two years of “Most asked topics in IBPS PO Prelims exam”.  Here we will be giving you the complete list of topics based on the previous year’s analysis. The good news is that over the years there is not much change that we can see in the exam pattern or the type of questions that are asked in this exam which implies that the best source to know the type of questions that are asked in the exam is to go through the previous year’s analysis.

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The IBPS PO Prelims Exam in the years 2018 and 2019 was held over various shifts and here we are taking the reference of Shift-1 held on 12th October 2019 and Shift-1 held on 13th October 2018. Overall the difficulty level of exam held in both the years was Easy-moderate.

Subject Good Attempts 2019 Good Attempts 2018
English Language 21-25 16-19
Reasoning Ability 27-32 19-23
Quantitative Aptitude 19-23 17-21
Total 67-74 53-58

Most Asked Topics of English Language in IBPS PO Prelims Exams

The English Language section was similar to the trend and we didn’t see much changes. The maximum number of questions were from Reading Comprehensions and Grammar Section. The level of English language section in 2019 was Easy to Moderate just like in 2018.

Topics 2019 2018
Reading Comprehension 10 7
Cloze Test 05 6
Error Detection 05 7
Phrase Replacement 05 —-
Word Replacement 05 —-
Fillers —– 05
Sentence Improvement —– 05
Total 30 30

As you can see in 2019, there are 10 questions that were based on Reading Comprehensions while in 2018, there were only 7 questions. Similarly, Cloze test were there in both the years with 5 and 6 questions in the respective year.

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Most Asked Topics of Quantitative Aptitude in IBPS PO Prelims Exams

This section was also similar to the trend that is observed in banking exam and the section in both the years was dominated by Data Interpretation and Arithmetic questions. Topics like Simplification, quadratic equations were also there.

No. of Questions (2019)
No. of Questions (2018)
Data Interpretation
15- Moderate
11- Moderate – Calculative
Quadratic Equation
5- Easy-Moderate
6- Moderate
Number Series
6- (Wrong No. Series)- Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems
12- Moderate – Calculative
35- Moderate
35- Moderate

As we can see that in Shift 1 of 12th October 2019, Data interpretation dominated the section with 15 questions while in Shift-1 of 13rd October 2018, there were only 11 questions and they were of moderate level. In both the shifts Quadratic equation questions were asked, which makes it an important topic.

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Most Asked Topics of Reasoning Ability in IBPS PO Prelims Exams

This section again was in accordance with the trend of the Bank exam reasoning section where majority of the questions were from Puzzles and Seating Arrangement in both the years, that makes it an extremely important topic and there is no way you can give it a cold shoulder. The level of this section was Easy to Moderate in both the years.

Topics No. of Questions (2019) No. of Questions (2018)
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20- Easy-Moderate 27- Moderate-Difficult
Direction Sense —- 3- Easy
Blood Relation 03- Easy —–
Alphabetical Series 02- Easy-Moderate 1- Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 04
Total 35- Easy-Moderate 35- Easy-Moderate

In 2019, Given below are the types of puzzles which were asked in the exam:

  • Line Based Puzzle (Based on Age)
  • Box Based Puzzle (7 box)
  • Square Sitting Arrangement
  • Month Based Puzzle

In 2018, Given below are the types of Puzzles which were asked in the exam:

  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Square seating arrangement
  • Miscellaneous Puzzle

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It is very important that you adapt a smart approach along with the zeal to do hard work in order to succeed. The points given above will be very beneficial to you to plan your preparation strategy. Make sure you focus on all the topics that have been asked in both the years because it makes them important. Topics like Data Interpretation and Miscellaneous Arithmetic Word Problems and the reasoning section contains maximum number of questions from different types of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement must not be missed at any cost. We are also providing you the IBPS PO study plan to supplement your preparation, This study plan  will covered daily practice quiz that you can attempt free of cost on bankersadda and on adda247 app.

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