Indian Bank PO Prelims 2018 Exam Analysis – 6th October

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Indian Bank had released the notification for recruitment of probationary officers(PO) through PGDBF. Candidates will be selected through a selection process consisting of an online Exam (Preliminary & Main Examination) followed by Personal Interview. Admission to PGDBF at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB) comes with the assurance of a full-fledged Banking career with Indian Bank as a Probationary Officer on successful completion of the course.

Hence, a lot of candidates have applied for the post and the exam will be held today in different shifts throughout India.

We bring you a detailed analysis of the exam along with the number of questions, marks distribution and questions asked in the exam after a thorough conversation with a lot of students. This analysis will help you to evaluate not only your competition but also, yourself thereby gearing up your preparation for your next exam.

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

GOOD ATTEMPTS:

Section No. of Questions Shift 1 - Good Attempts Shift 1-Level Shift 2 - Good Attempts Shift 2-Level Shift 3- Good Attempts Shift 3-Level
English Language 30 20-24 Easy-Moderate 19-23 Easy-Moderate 21-24 Easy-Moderate
Reasoning Ability 35 22-26 Moderate 23-27 Easy-Moderate 24-28 Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 35 18-22 Moderate 19-21 Moderate 17-21 Moderate
Total 100 71-76 Moderate 73-77 Easy-Moderate 72-76 Easy-Moderate

Exam analysis- Shift 1

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

This section was of moderate level. The simplification questions were easy. Two sets of DI(Pie chart and line graph) were asked and the questions were not very difficult.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 10 Moderate
Wrong Number Series 5 Moderate
Simplification 5 Easy- Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems-CI & SI, Partnership, Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages etc 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

Four sets of puzzles and seating arrangement questions were asked based on.

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear (Parallel Rows) Seating Arrangement
  • Box Based Puzzle
  • Month Based Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 19 Moderate
Syllogism 4 Easy-Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation 3 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet Series 2 Easy
Alphabet 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

English (Easy-Moderate)

A Reading Comprehension consisting of 10 questions based on an article related to Company Bill. Out of these, 4 questions were based on vocabulary(Antonym/synonym). In Fill in the blanks questions, each question had a pair of sentences with two blanks and one same word from the given set of options had to be filled in both the blanks.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy-Moderate
Vocabulary Based Questions 5 Easy
Fillers 5 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Exam analysis- Shift 2

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

This section was of moderate level. There were no questions from simplification. Two sets of DI(Tabular DI and Bar graph) were asked.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 10 Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy- Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems-CI & SI, Partnership, Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages etc 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

Four sets of puzzles and seating arrangement questions were asked based on.

  • Year-Age Based Puzzle
  • Day Based Puzzle – Mon to Sunday, 7 Cities
  • Random Arrangement Based Puzzle- Persons, Profession and Color
  • Linear Seating Arrangement- All facing north, 6 people
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Syllogism 5 Easy-Moderate
Order and Ranking 2 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation 4 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet/number based question 2 Easy
Miscellaneous 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

English (Easy-Moderate)

A Reading Comprehension consisting of 10 questions based on an article related to Agriculture and Poverty. Out of these, 4 questions were based on vocabulary(Antonym/synonym).

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy-Moderate
Vocabulary Based Questions 5 Easy
Double Fillers 3 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 7 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Exam analysis- Shift 3

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

This section was of moderate level. There were no questions from simplification in this shift as well. Unlike the other shifts, three sets of DI(Caselet, Tabular DI and Bar Graph) were asked.

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

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

Five sets of puzzles and seating arrangement questions were asked based on.

  • Square Seating Arrangement
  • Random Arrangement Puzzle -House, colors
  • Linear Seating Arrangement- uncertain number of people
  • Linear Seating Arrangement- 9 people
  • Floor Based Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Inequality 4 Easy-Moderate
Direction 3 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet/number based question 3 Easy
Coding Decoding 3 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

English (Easy-Moderate)

A Reading Comprehension consisting of 8 questions based on an article related to bitcoin cryptocurrency. Out of these, 3 questions were based on vocabulary(Antonym/synonym).

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 8 Easy-Moderate
Vocabulary Based Question 5 Easy
Double Fillers 5 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 5 Easy-Moderate
Cloze test 7 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

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