IBPS PO Prelims 2018: Exam Analysis, Review, Expected Cut-Off; Read Here

The IBPS PO and MT prelims recruitment exams will be held till October 21, 2018.

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IBPS PO Prelims 2018: Exam Analysis, Review, Expected Cut-Off; Read Here

The IBPS PO prelims exams will be held till October 21, 2108.

New Delhi: 

IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection began the IBPS PO prelims exam process today for the recruitment of Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in affiliated banks. The IBPS PO and MT prelims recruitment exams will be held till October 21, 2018. IBPS PO and MT main examinations, the second stage of the recruitment, will be held on November 18, 2018. This will be followed by an interview process where candidates who perform well in the main examinations will be selected for that.

IBPS PO prelims analysis

According to initial reports, overall difficulty level of this exam was moderate for the students who have attempted the first shift today.

A candidate who appeared the exam in the first shift in Chennai commented in a discussion forum that the Quantitative Aptitude part was difficult.  He said the section was calculative in nature and time consuming while the Reasoning Ability section's difficulty level was moderate to difficult and English was 'okay' in nature.

An aspirant who attempted the second shift today said the English section was easy while the difficulty level of Reasoning Ability section was easy to moderate. He also said Quantitative Aptitude section was difficult.

IBPS PO prelims exam consists of objective tests for 100 marks. This test is of one hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

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IBPS PO prelims exam consists of objective tests for 100 marks. 

The candidates shall be required to qualify in each test as per cut-off marks determined in each test.

As per the calculations of some candidates who appeared in the second shift on October 13, the cut-off will be over 50.

Each candidate will have to secure a minimum score on each of the tests as well as on the total to be considered to be shortlisted for Main Examination. 

Depending on the number of vacancies available for IBPS PO recruitment, cutoffs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for IBPS PO main examination.

The results of IBPS PO prelims examination will be released by end of this month or by November, before the main examination, which is scheduled for November 18.

IBPS PO main examination will consist of objective tests for 200 marks and descriptive test for 25 marks.

Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

IBPS PO Expert Analysis of Slot I and II of October 13, 2018

(All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher) 

English Language

Slot I: 

The English Language section of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2018 comprised of questions based on Reading Comprehension, Spot the Errors, Cloze test, fill in the blanks, interchange words and Phrase Replacement. The Reading Comprehension was based on information circulation. The interchanging words questions were having 5 to 6 bold words, which needs to be interchanged to make the sentence meaningful. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Slot II:

The English Language section comprised of questions based on Reading Comprehension, Spot the Error, Phrase/Word replacement, Parajumbles, Word usage and Match the statements. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.

Quantitative Aptitude

Slot I:

The Quantitative Aptitude section of IBPS PO Preliminary 2018 saw questions from a variety of topics. Some commonly asked topics were Mensuration, Time Speed and Distance, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Partnership, Age, and Profit, Loss and Discount. This year data interpretation sets contain more number of questions than usual as one set has 6 question and the other one has 7 questions based on it. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult, since most of the questions were calculative and hence the questions asked for the approximate value for the answer.

Slot II:

The Quantitative Aptitude section saw questions from a variety of topics. Some commonly asked topics were Time Speed and Distance, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Partnership, Probability, Time and work, Percentage and Ratio & Proportion. There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate, since most of the questions were calculative and hence the questions asked for the approximate value for the answer.

Reasoning Ability

Slot I:

The Reasoning Ability section of IBPS PO Preliminary 2018 was dominated by questions based on Analytical Reasoning. There were two sets of Sitting Arrangement questions with persons facing in opposite direction.. In Floor Arrangement, name and orders placed were to be arranged on 5 different floors. Directions based set was easy and requires no calculation. No questions based on Syllogism were there in the exam. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

Slot II:

The Reasoning Ability section was dominated by questions based on Analytical Reasoning. There were five 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 moderate to difficult.

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