IBPS PO Prelims 2018 – 14th October – Exam analysis – Shift 4

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IBPS PO prelims 2018 will be conducted on 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st October.  A lot of aspirants 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

Phew….!!!The final and fourth shift of Day 2 of IBPS PO Prelims 2018 is over. The exam was held today in four shifts. And here we bring forward the exam analysis for shift 4 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 19-23 Easy-Moderate
REASONING 35 21-25 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.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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)
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
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

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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