IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: 8 October (Shift 1)

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: 8 October (Shift 1)

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 | 8 October (Shift 1): The first day of IBPS PO Prelims exam was full of surprises, with the questions varying in each shift. As of now, IBPS has now commenced the second day of PO Preliminary Examination. Just like yesterday, the IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be conducted in multiple shifts. At the end of each slot, OnlineTyari will provide a detailed review and analysis of the written examination.

Here we begin our IBPS PO 8th October Prelims Exam Analysis with Shift-1, where will discuss the difficulty level of the paper as well as the number of good attempts essential for qualifying for mains exam.


IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 | 8 October (1st Slot)

To give a little preface to new users, the IBPS PO Prelims Exam was composed of 3 sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language.

Section Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

The total time was 1 hour i.e. 60 minutes. Hence, Speed, Accuracy, and Planning are surely needed to have a good number of attempts with maximum accuracy.

THE OVERALL DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF IBPS PO Prelims Exam (Shift-I) was Moderate. Let us dig a bit deeper and understand the construct of the paper section-wise.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: Reasoning Ability

  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Good Attempts: 22-23
  • Optimal Time: 20 Minutes

Just like yesterday, we begin our review of IBPS PO Prelims Paper with Reasoning Ability. The table below tells about the number of questions from each topic asked in prelims 2017:

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Sitting Arrangements & Puzzles 20 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5 Moderate
Syllogism 3-5 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5-6 Moderate

There were no questions from Inequality in today’s first shift. Compared to yesterday, candidates found today’s reasoning section to be more attemptable. The difficulty level was more or less similar.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate (Calculative)
  • Good Attempts: 17-18
  • Optimal Time: 25 Minutes

Similar to yesterday, the quant section had a proper mix of moderate to challenging questions. The level of difficulty of Quant Section in IBPS PO Prelims (Slot 1) was slightly Moderate.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Data Interpretation (Line & Tabular Graph) 12 Moderate to Difficult
Number Series 5 Moderate to Difficult
Approximation 6 Moderate
Miscellaneous 12 Moderate to Difficult

Some of the questions asked in I shift are as under:

  • 1, 20, 58, 134, ?, 590
  • 8, 7, 13, 38, 151, ?
  • 9, 5, 6, 10.5, 23, ?
  • 18, 20, 26, 38, ?, 88
  • 2, ?, 256, 1024, 2048, 2048

Questions based on Profit and Loss, Simple Interest, Ages, Partnership, Time and Work & DI were a bit challenging. In today’s first slot, there were no questions from the quadratic equation.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: English Language 

  • Level of Difficulty: Difficult
  • Good Attempts: 13-14
  • Optimal Time: 15 Minutes

This year, IBPS PO Prelims 2017 posed a major threat to aspirants who relied heavily upon scoring well in English Section. First, most scoring topics like Cloze Test were nowhere to be found and Sentence Improvement & spotting error questions were challenging to solve.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Spot the Errors 10 Difficult
Reading Comprehension (Based on Financial Literacy) 10 Moderate to Difficult
Sentence Improvement (New Pattern) 10 Difficult

The options marked for error spotting were quite close and RC was a bit too confusing. This is where we conclude our section-wise IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Prelims Paper.

Based on the sectional and overall level of IBPS PO exam conducted in the 1st slot, 52-55 will be the safest attempts with minimum 90% accuracy.

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