IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 14th October- 3rd 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


Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 19-23 20
Reasoning Ability 23-27 20
Quantitative Aptitude 17-21 20
Total 57-63 60

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 Tabular, Caselate and Bar Graph were there is this slot.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate-Calculative
Missing Number Series 05 Moderate
Approximation 05 Easy-Moderate
Quantity-1, Quantity-2 03 Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 07 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was of easy to moderate level. There were only 7 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 the Impact of technology and Artificial Intelligence on job markets.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  07 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 04 Easy-Moderate
Word Usages  03 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 05 Moderate
Word Replacement  03 Easy-Moderate
Match the Column  03 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test 05 Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Parallel Seating Arrangement (North-South, 5 people each side with color)
  • Box Based Puzzle (9 Boxes)
  • Circular Seating Arrangement (6 People)
  • Miscellaneous Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 05 Easy
Data Sufficiency  03 Moderate
Inequalities 05 Easy
Alphabets 01 Easy-Moderate
Number Based 01 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

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

All the best for the next slot !!