Today is the second day of the IBPS PO prelims exam 2018. The IBPS Probationary Officers and Management Trainees preliminary exam will be held till October 21, 2018 for recruitment in affiliated banks. The IBPS PO prelims exam is being conducted in four time slots; 2 each in the morning and the evening. A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while every incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis: Review Slot I
The quantitative aptitude section was moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam, said experts at TIME, Chennai. 'There were no questions on Simplifications, Approximations, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison. A student could therefore, have solved around 17 - 19 questions in 20 minutes, if chosen judiciously,' they added further.
For English language and reasoning section as well, the difficulty level has been said to be moderate by the TIME experts. The cut off can be expected within 48-50 marks.
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis: Review Slot II
'Though the quantitative aptitude section was not difficult, but it was time consuming,' said Mr Manoj Sethi, Course Director Bank Exam, T.I.M.E. The overall cut off can be within 48-50 marks, he said. 'Over all, the paper was a combination of easy, moderate and difficult questions across all the three sections and can hence be rated as 'Moderate',' he added.
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis: Review Slot III
Here is a detailed review from Career Launcher on the exam held today in the third slot:
The Reading Comprehension was based on economy. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.
There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.
The Reasoning Ability section was dominated by questions based on Analytical Reasoning. There were four different sets of based on various kinds of Seating Arrangement and Data Arrangement. There were no questions based on Syllogism in this exam. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.
The detailed break-up of IBPS PO Prelims 2018 exam is as follows:
|Section||Total Questions||Level of difficulty||Good Attempts||Time taken (in minutes)|
|English Language||30||Easy - Moderate||18-20||20|
Sectional and overall expected cut-off of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2018:
|English Language (Out of 30)||5-7.5||5-Mar|
|Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 35)||7.5-9.5||7-May|
|Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)||10-12.5||9-Jul|
|Overall Objective Test (Out of 100)||50.5-53.5||OBC: 49.5-52.5|
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