IBPS PO 2018 Prelims Exam Analysis

IBPS PO 2018 prelims will be held next on 20 and 21 October 2018.

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IBPS PO 2018 Prelims Exam Analysis

IBPS PO prelims exam will be conducted in four time slots till October 21 in four days


New Delhi: 

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:

English Language: 

The Reading Comprehension was based on economy. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

Quantitative Aptitude: 

There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Reasoning Ability: 

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.

IBPS PO Prelims 2018: Read Exam Analysis, Review, Expected Cut-Off for slots I and II of October 13, 2018

The detailed break-up of IBPS PO Prelims 2018 exam is as follows:

SectionTotal QuestionsLevel of difficultyGood AttemptsTime taken (in minutes)
English Language30Easy - Moderate18-2020
Quantitative Aptitude 35Moderate17-2020
Reasoning Ability35Easy-Moderate 20
20-22
Total100Moderate55-6260

Sectional and overall expected cut-off of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2018:

SubjectGeneralSC/ST/OBC
English Language (Out of 30)5-7.55-Mar
Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 35)7.5-9.57-May
Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)10-12.59-Jul
Overall Objective Test (Out of 100)50.5-53.5OBC: 49.5-52.5

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