IBPS PO Prelims 2018 – 14th October – Exam analysis – Shift 2

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The most coveted exam IBPS PO prelims 2018 will be conducted on 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st October. IBPS is conducting this exam to fill 4252 probationary officer/ management trainee 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. 

Today is the second day of IBPS PO Prelims 2018. The exam will be held today in four shifts. And here we bring forward the exam analysis for shift 2 of 14th October 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.

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.

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


SectionsNo. of QuestionsGood AttemptsLevel
ENGLISH 30 19-22 Easy-Moderate
REASONING 35 21-24 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)

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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

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IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Question Paper with Solutions

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