IBPS PO Prelims 2018 – 14th October – Exam analysis – Shift 1

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The most coveted exam of the year is finally here. IBPS is conducting exam to fill 4252 probationary officer vacancies in the public sector banks. Every year, a lot of students PAN India apply for the post of a probationary officer in the prestigious PSBs. IBPS PO prelims 2018 will be conducted on 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st October

Today is the second day of IBPS PO Prelims 2018. The exam will be held today in four shifts. 

Many students have already appeared for the exam. Also, there are a lot of aspirants who are yet to appear for the exam. All of you must be eagerly waiting to know how the exam was, the questions asked and the difficulty level.

Worry no more!!!

We bring to you a detailed analysis of the exam along with the number of questions, marks distribution and questions asked in the exam after collecting information from the students who have appeared for the exam. Go through the analysis so that you can analyze your performance. If you are one among those, who are yet to appear in the exam, this analysis will give you an idea of the questions that will be asked in your shift. 

So, let’s see what was asked in the exam.


SectionsNo. of QuestionsGood AttemptsLevel
ENGLISH 30 19-22 Easy-Moderate
REASONING 35 22-25 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.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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)
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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. 3 sets of DI were asked and the questions were a little calculative.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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

Please let us know how your exam was in the comments section.

Questions will be updated soon.

All the best for your upcoming exam!!!!

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Question Paper with Solutions

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