Here are some detailed inputs from Mr Anil Nagar on the IBPS PO prelims exam held so far:
IBPS PO Prelims 2017: Exam Analysis And Review
IBPS PO Prelims Analysis: Overall
The IBPS PO Preliminary Examination that was conducted online had 100 questions. The time duration to solve the questions was 60 minutes. Candidates who will appear in the upcoming shifts have to manage those 60 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning (35 Ques), Quantitative Aptitude (35 Ques), and English (30 Ques).
|Subject||Good Attempt||Time (in min.)|
IBPS PO Prelims: English Language (Moderate- Difficult)
The level of English Language Section was Moderate- Difficult. The topics of reading comprehension were "Financial Literacy Worldwide", "American Economy", "Digitalization", and "Global Warming" respectively. The level of Error Detection questions was Difficult and they were asked in a different manner in every other paper. The maximum number of error related questions were based on subject-verb agreement.
|Topics||No. of Questions||Level|
|Fillers (Phrases to be filled up in the blanks) + Error Detection (new pattern)||20||Difficult|
IBPS PO Prelims: Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate-Difficult)
The pattern remained the same in 1st and 2nd shifts whereas variations were seen in the 3rd and 4th shifts. Instead of Quadratic Equations there were questions on Number Series in this Section. The level of quantitative aptitude section was Moderate. If you are yet to appear for IBPS exam, then the first and most basic tip to help you clear quantitative aptitude section's cut off is that you should work on your calculation speed. There were only 2 sets of DI:
|Topics||No. of Question||Level|
|Quadratic Equations/Number Series||5||Moderate|
|Data Interpretation||12||Calculative and Difficult|
|Profit & Loss||2||Moderate|
|Problem on Ages||1||Moderate|
|Ratio and Proportion||1||Moderate-Difficult|
|Time and Work||1||Moderate|
|Boat and Stream||1||Moderate-Difficult|
|Mixture and Allegation||2||Moderate-Difficult|
IBPS PO Prelims: Reasoning Ability (Moderate)
Reasoning section of Shift-1, Shift-2 and Shift-3 had the same pattern whereas the fourth shift showed a little variation. There were a total of 25 questions based on puzzle and seating arrangement in the fourth shift.
Linear (2 Variable)
Circular (1 Variable - in and out arrangement)
Day and Color (2 Variable)
Box and Floor (2 Variable)
|Topics||No. of Questions||Level|
|Puzzles and Seating Arrangement||20-25||Difficult|
|Order and Ranking||2||Moderate-Difficult|
"Go for the examination with a decent strategy so that you aren't barking the wrong trees while attempting the examination. Much of stress won't let you fathom out the questions asked in all four of the subjects so avoid anything that can stress you out, keep calm and stay focused," said Mr Anil Nagar.
"It is important for the students to have a positive mindset. The key is to put these nerves to positive use. Perform to the best of your ability," he added.
He also said that, by going through the memory based paper, you can work on your time management skills as well as the ability to deal with the changed pattern of questions, so that you are able to attempt maximum number of questions in a minimum time period.
All the best for IBPS PO prelims exam.
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