IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis

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.

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 16-19 20
Reasoning Ability 19-22 20
Quantitative Aptitude 17-21 20
Total 53-58 60

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

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

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

English Language (Moderate)

English section was of moderate level. There were only 7 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 7 Moderate
Error Detection 7 Easy-Moderate
Filler 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 6 Moderate
Sentence Improvement 5 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate







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