IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 14th October- 2nd 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 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 17-21 20
Reasoning Ability 21-25 20
Quantitative Aptitude 16-19 20
Total 53-59 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 and Pie-Chart were there is this slot.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 11 Moderate-Calculative
Missing Number Series 06 Moderate
Quadratric Equation 05 Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 13 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was of easy to moderate level. There were only 8 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 1 question was of vocabulary (Synonyms). It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to Bank and Its Technology.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 08 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 06 Easy-Moderate
Filler 05 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 05 Moderate
Word Replacement 06 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Moderate. There were 5 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Day Based Puzzle (Monday to Friday)
  • Parreral Seating Arrangement (North-South)
  • Box Based Puzzle (11 Boxes)
  • Circular Seating Arrangement (10 People facing inward)
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 26 Moderate
Syllogism 04 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 03 Moderate
Alphabets 02 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

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


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