IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 13th October- 3rd 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 and in this article we will discuss today’s 3rd shift’s analysis. 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 in comparison with the previous shifts. The sections of Reasoning and English language were easy in 3rd shift of today’s exam when compared with the previous two shifts of IBPS PO Prelims. 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 18-23 20
Reasoning Ability 21-26 20
Quantitative Aptitude 16-19 20
Total 56-61 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 Tabular, Caselet and Bar Graph were there is this slot.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Missing Number Series 6 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 9 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

In this shift the level of English was comparatively easier from the last shift, overall it was easy to moderate. There were only 6 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 2 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 a discussion on role of housewives in Indian GDP and Economy.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 6 Moderate
Error Detection 8 Moderate
Filler 6 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test 5 Easy
Sentence Improvement 5 Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Easy to Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Floor Based Puzzle with Age
  • Square seating arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Month Based Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 21 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet 1 Easy-Moderate
Number Based 1 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate
Keep up your calm and confidence and you’ll surely do well in the exam!

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