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IBPS PO Prelims Exam Paper Trend of Last 4 Years (2017-2020)

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Paper Trend of Last 4 Years: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released a notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers and the online registration will end on 10th November 2021. There are a total of 4135 vacancies and students must start their preparation now. In this article, we are discussing the IBPS PO Prelims Exam Trend of Last 4 years i.e. 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020.

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IBPS PO Prelims Exam Paper Trend of Last 4 Years (2017-2020)

Check the complete post to have an insight of the exam trend which means the types of questions asked or topics in the last 4 years. This will help you to understand the frequency of topics in each year and addition of new topics.

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Reasoning Ability

The given table shows the exam trend analysis of Reasoning Ability of last 4 years i.e. 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020. Students must prepare the Puzzles and Seating Arrangement section as 20 questions out of 35 are being asked from this section in 4 consecutive years.

REASONING ABILITY
Name of the Topic 2020 2019 2018 2017
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 (Month Based, Circular, Linear, & Classification Based Puzzle) 20 (Linear, Box Based, Square Sitting, Month Based) 20 (Linear, Square Arrangement, Floors Based, Data Arrange (3 Variables) 20 (Linear Based, Circular, Box Based, Day Based)
Syllogism 3 0 0 5
Blood Relation 1 3 0 1
Number based Coding 0 0 1 1
Alphabet Based (to make a meaningful word) 0 0 1 0
Alpha-Numeric Series 0 2 0 0
Coding-Decoding 5 5 5 1
Direction Sense 1 0 3 2
Inequalities 5 5 5 5
Total 35 35 35 35

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation is the most important topic as 15 questions were being asked in 2019 & 2020. You can expect at least 10 questions from DI in 2021. After that Arithmetic Question contains a minimum weightage of 10 marks.

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
Name of the Topic 2020 2019 2018 2017
Data Interpretation 15 (Tabluar, Caselet, Line Graph) 15 (Tabluar, Caselet, Line Graph) 13 (Line, Bar Graph, Table) 10 (Line & Tabular)
Quadratic Equation 5 5 6 0
Approximation 5 5 0 6
Arithmetic Questions 10 10 10 14
Missing/Wrong Number Series 0 0 6 5
Quantity Based (Q1-Q2) 0 0 0 0
Total 35 35 35 35

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English Language

Reading Comprehension contains 8-10 marks weightage. Students must practice article reading, newspaper reading for better preparation.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Name of the Topic 2020 2019 2018 2017
Reading Comprehension 8 10 5 7
Phrase and Idioms Replacement 0 5 6 8
Error Detection/Sentence Improvement 5 5 3 15 (New Pattern)
Word Rearrangement 4 0 5 0
Sentence Rearrangement (paragraph) 4 0 0 0
Word Replacement 0 5 0 0
Single Fillers 0 0 5 0
Find the Correct Sentence 4 0 0 0
Cloze Test 5 5 6 0
Total 30 30 30 30

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