IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 14th 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. 14th October is the second 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 the pattern of questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. The examination held in this shift was of Easy to 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 19-23 20
Reasoning Ability 23-26 20
Quantitative Aptitude 18-21 20
Total 57-62 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+Tabular, Tabular and caselate were there is this slot.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 16 Moderate-Calculative
Missing Number Series 05 Moderate
Approximation 05 Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency 03 Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 06 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was of easy to moderate level. There were only 6 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 2 question was of vocabulary (Antonyms and Synonyms). It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to Global Economy.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 06 Moderate
Error Detection 04 Easy-Moderate
Filler 05 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 04 Moderate
Math the Column 03 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Correction 04 Moderate
Word Replacement 04 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Easy to Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Month Based Puzzle (January to August)
  • Parreral Seating Arrangement (North-South, 6 Person each)
  • Box Based Puzzle (10 Boxes)
  • Age-Based Puzzles
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 21 Moderate
Syllogism 03 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 04 Moderate
Blood Relation 02 Easy-Moderate
Alphabets 02 Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency 03 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Keep up your calm and confidence and you’ll surely do well in the exam!


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