IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 13th October- 1st Slot

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. 13th October is the first 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 pattern of questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. The examination held in this shift was of 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 16-19 20
Reasoning Ability 19-23 20
Quantitative Aptitude 17-21 20
Total 53-58 60

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate. One can easily attempt questions if they have practiced well. DI questions based on Line Graph and Bar Graph were there is this slot.

Number series asked in today exam:

141 156 147 162 153 165
2 3 8 31 154. 924 6460
251 252 254 227 243 118 154
2.5 1 1 4 32 512 16384
2 6 10 19 36 69 134

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 11 Moderate
Wrong Number Series 6 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 6 Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 12 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

English Language (Moderate)

English 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 printing press and history of newspapers. There were 3 different types/pattern of Error Detection questions.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Error Detection 9 Moderate-Difficult
Filler 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 6 Moderate
Sentence Improvement 5 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Moderate. There were 3 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Square seating arrangement
  • Miscellaneous Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate
Direction sense 3 Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet 1 Easy-Moderate
Comparison Based Questions 2 Moderate
Miscellaneous 4 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate
Keep up your calm and confidence and you’ll surely do well in the exam!

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