IBPS PO Prelims 2018 – 14th October – Exam analysis – Shift 3

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IBPS PO prelims 2018 will be conducted on 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st October.  Many students all over India have applied for the post of a probationary officer in the prestigious PSBs. They have toiled for days only for this day

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 3 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 this year and each section has a sectional time of 20 minutes. The sequence of the exam was English, Reasoning and Quantitative aptitude.

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


SectionsNo. of QuestionsGood AttemptsLevel
ENGLISH 30 18-23 Easy-Moderate
REASONING 35 23-26 Easy-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.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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

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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