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IBPS PO Prelims 14 October Analysis (Shift 3): Detailed Paper Review

IBPS PO Prelims 14 October Analysis (Shift 3): The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has recently culminated the slot 3 exam of the day. The shortlisted candidates from the first phase will be called for the next round, Mains Examination.

Here we begin our IBPS PO Prelims 14 October Analysis, 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 14 October Analysis (Shift 3): Section-wise Difficulty Level

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, back to IBPS PO Exam Analysis for the paper conducted today. The overall difficulty level of IBPS PO Preliminary Examination was Moderate. Owing to the level of competition, it was evident that a rather challenging paper is the best way to shortlist the most deserving ones.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis: Reasoning Ability

  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Good Attempts: 22-23

Starting with Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO Preliminary Examination, the level of difficulty was quite moderate.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Puzzle & Sitting Arrangement 17 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 4 Moderate to Difficult
Syllogism 3 Easy to Moderate
Inequalities 4 Moderate
Miscellaneous( Blood Relation, Direction sense, Alphabets) 7 Moderate

  Although we do not brand Reasoning Section to be at all easy, it was easier compared to other sections.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate (Time-consuming)
  • Good Attempts: 17-18

The Quant Section of IBPS PO Prelims Examination was both challenging and full of calculations. There were no questions from quadratic equation instead there were questions from number series topic which was moderate in level. A number of questions from miscellaneous could be solved only if you have had a good amount of practice.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Data Interpretation (Line & Tabular Graph) 12 Moderate to Difficult
Number Series 6 Moderate
Approximation 6 Moderate
Miscellaneous 11 Moderate

  DI Questions were a bit calculative but a major score point for the ones equipped to answer those questions in time.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis: English Language

  • Level of Difficulty: Difficult
  • Good Attempts: 13-14

This year, IBPS PO Prelims 2017 posed a major threat to aspirants who relied heavily upon scoring well in English Section.There were some questions of Antonyms and synonyms with the passage.

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

  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 3rd slot, 52-55 will be the safest attempts with minimum 90% accuracy.

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  Needless to say, we will keep you posted on other exam shifts. Till then, stay connected for more information regarding IBPS PO Recruitment 2017.

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