IBPS PO Prelims 2018 – 14th October – Exam analysis – All Shifts

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The much anticipated of IBPS PO Prelims 2018 was held today in four different shifts. A lot of aspirants appeared for the exam thus bringing them a step closer to the goal.

We interacted with many students throughout the day and these students helped us in analyzing the exam. We thereby have compiled for you all the details of today’s exam in this analysis. This analysis is going to help all those who have appeared for the exam, see where they stand in terms of good attempts. This will also benefit those aspirants whose exam is yet to come. You can analyze the difficulty level and the questions that were asked along with the marks distribution through this analysis.

Sectional timing has been introduced and each section has a sectional time of 20 minutes. The sequence of the exam was English, Reasoning and Quant. Overall the paper today was of easy to moderate level.

For the detailed analysis of all the shifts of IBPS PO Prelims 2018 – 14th October check,

                  Shift 1            Shift 2             Shift 3          Shift 4

Let’s check the shift-wise analysis of the exam:

Shift 1:

GOOD ATTEMPTS:

Sections No. of Questions Good Attempts Level
ENGLISH 30 19-22 Easy-Moderate
REASONING 35 22-25 Moderate
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 35 18-21 Moderate
TOTAL 100 56-65 Moderate

English (Easy-Moderate)

The English paper was of easy to moderate level. Six questions of Reading comprehension based on an article related to Global Economy were asked. Out of these, two questions were based on vocabulary i.e synonyms and antonyms. Unlike the other shifts, there was no question on cloze test.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 6 Moderate
Fillers 5 Moderate
Error Detection 4 Easy - Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 4 Moderate
Sentence Correction 4 Moderate
Word Replacement 4 Easy - Moderate
Math the Column 3 Easy - Moderate
Total 30 Easy - Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of this section was moderate. Surprisingly, there were no questions from inequalities and coding decoding. Four sets of puzzle and seating arrangement were asked.

  1. Box Based Puzzle (10 Boxes)
  2. Age-Based Puzzles
  3. Double Line-up (North-South, 6 Person each)
  4. Month Based Puzzle (January to August)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 21 Moderate
Direction Sense 4 Moderate
Syllogism 3 Easy - Moderate
Data sufficiency 3 Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Easy - Moderate
Miscellaneous (Alphabet,Number) 2 Easy - Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The paper was of moderate level. Quadratic equation questions were not asked. However there were questions on approximation. 2 sets of DI were asked and the questions were a little calculative.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate- calculative
Missing Number Series 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy - Moderate
Miscellaneous Word Problems 7 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 3 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Shift 2:

GOOD ATTEMPTS:

Sections No. of Questions Good Attempts Level
ENGLISH 30 19-22 Easy-Moderate
REASONING 35 21-24 Moderate
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 35 17-21 Moderate
TOTAL 100 54-61 Moderate

English (Easy-Moderate)

This section was of easy to moderate level. Eight questions of a Reading comprehension based on an article related to Global Economy were asked. Out of these, one question was based on vocabulary(synonyms)

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 8 Moderate
Fillers 5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 6 Easy - Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Word Replacement 6 Easy - Moderate
Total 30 Easy - Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of this section was moderate. Like shift 1, there were no questions from inequalities and coding decoding . Five sets of puzzle and seating arrangement were asked.

  1. Box Based Puzzle (11 Boxes)
  2. Circular Seating Arrangement (10 People facing inward)
  3. Double Line-up (North-South)
  4. Day Based Puzzle (Monday to Friday)
  5. Linear Seating Arrangement
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 26 Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Moderate
Syllogism 4 Easy - Moderate
Miscellaneous (Alphabet,Number) 2 Easy - Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The paper was of moderate level. There was no question on approximation. 2 sets of DI based on Tabular and Pie-Chart were asked in this shift.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 11 Moderate- calculative
Missing Number Series 6 Moderate
Quadratic Equations 5 Easy - Moderate
Miscellaneous Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 13 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Shift 3:

GOOD ATTEMPTS:

Sections No. of Questions Good Attempts Level
ENGLISH 30 18-23 Easy-Moderate
REASONING 35 23-26 Easy-Moderate
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 35 18-22 Moderate
TOTAL 100 57-63 Easy-Moderate

English (Easy-Moderate)

This section was of easy to moderate level. Reading comprehension was based on an article related to the Impact of technology and Artificial Intelligence on job markets. Out of the seven questions of RC, two questions were based on vocabulary(Antonyms and synonyms). With the introduction  of sectional time, students have ample time to solve all the questions in this section. However, you need to be very sure while attempting these questions.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 7 Moderate
Cloze Test 5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 4 Easy - Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Word Replacement 3 Easy - Moderate
Word Usages 3 Easy
Match the Column 3 Easy - Moderate
Total 30 Easy - Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of this section was moderate. Unlike shift 1 and shift 2, questions from inequalities and coding decoding were asked in the exam . Four sets of puzzle and seating arrangement were asked.

  1. Box Based Puzzle (9 Boxes)
  2. Circular Seating Arrangement (6 People)
  3. Double Line-up (North-South,  5 people each side with color)
  4. Miscellaneous Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 3 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Inequalities 5 Easy
Miscellaneous (Alphabet,Number) 2 Easy - Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The paper was of moderate level. There were few question on approximation. 3 sets of DI based on Tabular, Caselet and Bar Graph were asked in this shift.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate- calculative
Missing Number Series 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy - Moderate
Quantity-1, Quantity-2 3 Moderate
Miscellaneous Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 7 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Shift 4:

GOOD ATTEMPTS:

Sections No. of Questions Good Attempts Level
ENGLISH 30 19-23 Easy-Moderate
REASONING 35 21-25 Moderate
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 35 17-21 Moderate
TOTAL 100 55-64 Easy-Moderate

English (Easy-Moderate)

This section was of easy to moderate level. Reading comprehension was based on an article related to Global Warming. Out of the 8 questions of RC, two questions were based on vocabulary(Antonyms and synonyms). With the introduction  of sectional time, students have ample time to solve all the questions in this section. However, you need to be very sure while attempting these questions.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 8 Moderate
Fillers 6 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 6 Easy - Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Word Usages 5 Easy
Total 30 Easy - Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of this section was moderate. Like shift 1 and shift 2, there was no question from inequalities and coding decoding. Four sets of puzzle and seating arrangement were asked.

  1. Month Based Puzzle (5 Month)
  2. Circular Seating Arrangement (8 People)
  3. Double Line-up (North-South,  7 people each side)
  4. Random Puzzle (6 people, 6 colour)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 4 Moderate
Syllogism 4 Easy
Direction Sense 5 Easy
Miscellaneous (Alphabet,Number) 2 Easy - Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The paper was of moderate level.  3 sets of DI based on Pie-Chart, Caselet and Bar Graph were asked in this shift.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate- calculative
Missing Number Series 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 6 Easy - Moderate
Data Sufficiency 4 Moderate
Miscellaneous Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 5 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

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