What Was Asked In Last Year’s IBPS PO Prelims Exam?

Read this article to get the detailed analysis of Last year's IBPS PO Prelims.

As the time left for IBPS PO Prelims is limited, going through previous year’s exam analysis can help you in many way. We are providing you the complete IBPS PO Prelims exam analysis of 2019 of Shift-1 of 12th October 2019. The cut off last year was 59.75 for general Category which was comparatively higher than the 2018 prelims cut-off. Make sure to check the complete analysis of IBPS PO Prelims overall as well as sectional. This analysis is based on the feedback of the students who had appeared last year in the IBPS PO Prelims exam. Let’s check the analysis to gain better insight regarding it.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 :Overall  Exam Analysis

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).The order of occurrence in IBPS PO Prelims 2019 (Shift -1) was as follows:

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  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 21-25 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 27-32 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 19-23 20 minutes
Total 67-74 60 minutes

English Language (Easy-Moderate

In 2019, the level of English Language was Easy-Moderate. There was one passsage on the topic related to Chinese Education System. The topic of Cloze Test was Virtual Education.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test 05 Easy
Error Detection 05 Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement 05 Easy-Moderate
Word Replacement 05 Easy
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)
The level of quantitative aptitude was Moderate. There were 3 sets of DIs asked.

  • Caselet DI was asked (based on 4 hostels A,B,C,and D),
  • Line Graph (based on gender)
  • Tabular DI (Total Population W.R.T to male/female population)
Topic No. Of questions Level
DI 15 Easy-Moderate
Approximation 05 Easy
Quadratic Equation 05 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

There were 5 questions on Inequality and two questions on Alpha-numeric series. As usual, the whole Reasoning section was dominated by the Puzzle and Seating arrangement as  there were 4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Line Based Puzzle (Based on Age)
  • Box Based Puzzle (7 box)
  • Square Sitting Arrangement
  • Month Based Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
 Inequality 05 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy-Moderate
Alphanumeric Series 02 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation 03 Easy
Coding & Decoding 05 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

From the analysis given above, we can conclude that no major changes were seen in the last year IBPS PO Prelims exam and this year the same is expected though the chances are always there new type of questions can be asked. We advise you to prepare these topics as they will definitely be asked in the examination. 

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