IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis : 13th October 2018

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IBPS PO 2018 Prelims Exam has started on 13th October 2018 and it’s time to discuss the most awaited exam analysis and review of IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Exam. A lot of candidates appeared for this exam in order to fulfill their dream of joining the prestigious Public Sector Banks. 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, The level of IBPS PO Prelims Exam was Moderate to Difficult . There were 3 Sections in IBPS PO Prelims exam which are mentioned below:

English Language

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

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.

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis :

Sections

Good Attempts

Level

Reasoning Aptitude

18-22

Moderate

English Language

16-19

Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

18-22

Moderate

Total Marks: 100

57-61

Moderate

Exam Analysis: Reasoning Ability

The level of reasoning was also changes from Moderate in the first shift to Moderate- Difficult in the second shift. There were 5 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types

  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Linear seating arrangement, single line, undefined no. of people
  • Miscellaneous Puzzle Puzzle
  • Square Seating Arrangement
  • Linear seating Arrangement, single line, 6 people and books

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

23

Moderate-Difficult

Data Sufficiency

2

Moderate-Difficult

Alphabet (Transport, Underneath)

2

Moderate

Inequality

5

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relation

3

Easy-Moderate

Total

35

Moderate-Difficult

Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

The section was a bit easy for some while a bit moderate for the others. Data Interpretation Questions are based on Line Graph & Bar GraphNo Approximation Questions asked in the exam of 1st slot of 13th October.

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation (Line Graph, Bar Graph)

11

Moderate

Quadratic Equation

6

Easy-Moderate

Wrong Number Series

6

Moderate

Miscellaneous (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc)

12

Moderate

Total

35

Moderate

Exam Analysis: English Language

English Language section was of moderate level. There were only 5 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 1 question was of vocabulary. It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to placement of students in universities. There were 3 different types/pattern of Error Detection questions.

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension 

7

Moderate

Error Detection 

4

Moderate-Difficult

Word Usage

4

 Moderate-Difficult

Filler

5

Moderate

Cloze Test

5

Moderate

Sentence Improvement

5

Moderate

Total

30

Moderate