IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: 8 October (Shift 2)

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: 8 October (Shift 2)

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis: Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) has continued the Probationary Officer recruitment process by conducting IBPS PO Prelims today. IBPS will be conducting IBPS PO Prelims exam today in various examination centers spread all over the country. We have already covered Shift-I of this examination in our previous article.

Today’s second shift (8 October) has come to an end and the candidates are now coming out of their respective centers. Let us look into it and analyze each and every section in detail. Along with the detailed exam analysis, we will also share the sectional and overall safe attempts for IBPS PO Prelims 2017. Candidates appearing for IBPS PO Preliminary Examination should really give this a thorough read.


IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis: 8 October (Slot 2)

The IBPS PO Prelims Exam has 3 sections i.e. English, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning. There are a total of 100 questions carrying 1 mark each. The total duration for all the three sections is 1 hour. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

Now, talking about the biggest question – “Was IBPS PO Prelims difficult?”

In a nutshell – the level of difficulty of IBPS PO Examination was Moderate. Now, since this is IBPS PO Exam Analysis, let us dig deeper into Section-Wise Exam Review.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Quant Section

In the quantitative aptitude section of IBPS PO Prelims, the questions had a Moderate  Difficulty Level. Questions were asked mostly from the following topics :

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Data Interpretation 12 Moderate to Difficult
Series 5 Moderate to Difficult
Approximation 6 Moderate
Miscellaneous 12 Moderate

Some of the questions asked are as under:

  • 6, 280, 410, 468, 490, ?
  • 11, 5, 4, 4.5, 7, ?
  • 104, 102, 96, 84, ?, 34
  • 3072, 192, 24, 6, ?, 3
  • 3, 4, 9, 28, 113, ?

Candidates found Data Interpretation questions to be moderate. Candidates having a good knowledge and practice can attempt 17-18 questions easily. 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

The level of the questions asked in reasoning section was Moderate. The questions asked in reasoning section were mostly Direct. This section included questions from Syllogism, Inequality & Coding-Decoding as well. The topic-wise breakdown is as follows:

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Sitting Arrangement 10 Moderate
Linear Puzzle 10 Moderate to Difficult
Coding Decoding 4 Moderate to Difficult
Syllogism 5 Easy to Moderate
Inequalities 2-3 Moderate
Miscellaneous 4-5 Moderate

Candidates having a good reasoning knowledge and practice can attempt 22-23 questions easily in this section.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis for English Language

This section was moderate. 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 (American Economy) 10 Moderate to Difficult
Sentence Improvement (New Pattern) 10 Difficult

Candidates having a good knowledge and practice can attempt 13-14 questions easily in this section.

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 2nd slot, 52-55 will be the safest attempts with minimum 90% accuracy.

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