IBPS PO Exam Analysis

IBPS PO 2018 Exam has been conducted for 13th & 14th October 2018 for all shifts. What we noticed in the exam pattern was a series of varied questions from different sections. Every shift had something new to offer. The overall level of difficulty of paper was moderate-difficult throughout all the shifts in these two days. Candidates can benefit from the IBPS PO Exam Analysis and fare really well in the upcoming shifts by studying the exam analysis carefully and understanding the pattern.

IBPS PO Overall Analysis

The overall level of difficulty of IBPS PO 2018 Paper was Moderate-Difficult. All the shifts witnessed some changes or the other. While syllogism was asked in one shift, the other shift had questions from odd-one-out. Let’s have a look at the overall analysis of IBPS PO 2018 for 13th & 14th October 2018.

Sections Good Attempts Duration
English Language 13-15 15
Reasoning 15-22 20
Quantitative Aptitude 13-16 25
Total 51-55 60

IBPS PO Sectional Analysis

English Language: This section was throughout moderate-difficult. Reading Comprehension was asked from very general to current topics. Comprehension was based on e-commerce, Global warming, Digitalizing of Education Sector, American Economy, Financial Literacy, Pollution, Consumption of Coffee etc. Questions were asked from synonyms-antonyms and error detection and correction. The questions asked from these two topics were difficult and the number of questions from multiple topics varied from shift to shift.

Topics Number of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate-Difficult
Synonyms-Antonyms + Error Detection & Correction 20 Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning:4 Puzzles and Seating Arrangement Questions were asked from this section. Variations were seen in the type of Puzzles asked in various shifts. While linear arrangement was given more importance in one shift, the other shift gave importance to questions from circular arrangement. The overall difficulty level of this section was Moderate.

Let’s have a look at the average number of questions asked from multiple topics in Reasoning section:

Topics Number of Questions Duration
Syllogism 3 Moderate
Direction- Sense 2 Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Moderate
Order & Ranking 2 Moderate
Inequalities 3 Moderate
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 3 Moderate
Machine Input-Output 5 Moderate
Alphabets 1 Easy

Quantitative Aptitude: The overall section of Quantitative Aptitude was Moderate-Difficult. A minimum of 2 questions were put up in each shift from Data Interpretation. Charts and Graphs were also given a lot of importance in this section.

Let’s have a look at the average number of questions asked from various topics in Quantitative Aptitude Section:

Topics Number of Questions Level
Number Series 5 Moderate
Approximation 6 Moderate
Data Interpretation 12 Moderate-Difficult
Average 1 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Moderate
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Time & Work 1 Moderate-Difficult
Boat & Stream 1 Moderate
Mixture & Allegation 2 Moderate-Difficult
Quadratic Equation 5 Moderate

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