IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis and Review – Shift 1, 19th October

The first shift (19th October 2019) of the IBPS PO Prelims 2019 is over now. We hope students have come outside the examination hall with the flying colours and had a really great experience of attempting the most sought after exam of the year 2019. Now its the time to pass on the relevant and important information to the students who must be eagerly waiting outside the examination hall for the upcoming shifts of the day. Students who are going to appear in next shifts and days to come must be waiting for the exam analysis and detailed review. Here is the complete IBPS PO Prelims exam analysis and review of the exam held on 19th October 2019. Check the section wise analysis and overall good attempt for today’s shift.

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IBPS PO Prelims Analysis: Overall  

The preliminary exam for IBPS PO was conducted online and had 100 questions for 60 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 60 minutes (20 minutes for each section) themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning (35 Ques), Quantitative Aptitude (35 Ques), and English (30 Ques).

Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 21-24 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 27-30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 23-26 20 minutes
Total 68-73 60 minutes

The order of occurrence of each section was as follows:

  • English language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

English Language (Easy-Moderate

The level of English Language was Easy-Moderate. The topic of reading comprehension was related to Solar-Pump. RC consisted of 8 questions out of which 3 questions were based on vocab & filler.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 08 Easy-Moderate
Single Word Filler 05 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 05 Easy-Moderate
Word Replacement 05 Easy
Error Detection 05 Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement 02 Easy
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude was Easy-Moderate. Three types of DI questions were asked:

Bar Graph
Double Pie-Chart
Caselet DI

Topic No. Of questions Level
DI 15 Easy-Moderate
Approximation 06 Easy
Quadratic Equation 06 Easy
Airthmetic Word Problem 08 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

The level of Reasoning Ability was Easy-Moderate. There were 4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Linear Seating Arrangement (6 People, North facing, Likes chocolate)
  • Rectangular Puzzle (8 People, 4 corner, 4 Side, facing inside/outside)
  • Square Based Puzzle (8 People, different places, single variable)
  • Random Puzzle (6 people, Different posts, post sequence was given, people also liked flowers)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding 05 Easy
Inequality 05 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation 03 Easy
Alphabet Based 02 Easy
Total 35     Easy-Moderate

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