# IBPS PO 2018: All Shift Exam Analysis

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IBPS PO has released IBPS PO 2019 notification recently. IBPS PO prelims 2019 exam is scheduled on October 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2019. IBPS PO Prelims 2018 exam was conducted on October 13 & 14, 2018 in 4 different slots. As per the IBPS PO 2018 analysis, the level and the pattern of questions asked across different shifts was not the same. There was a huge difference in the nature of the questions asked. This came as a major surprise element for the aspirants. This year there is the sectional timing of 20 minutes in the Prelims Exam. The order of occurrence of sections was English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

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## IBPS PO 2018 Exam Analysis: Section-wise Good attempts

 Subject Good Attempt Time English Language 14-20 20 Reasoning Ability 17-23 20 Quantitative Aptitude 16-22 20 Total 57-65 60

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018: 13th Oct Slot 1: Section-wise Analysis

English Language (Moderate)

English section was of moderate level. Two new pattern Error detection Qs were asked in this shift. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to printing press and history of newspapers.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Reading Comprehension 7 Moderate Error Detection 7 Easy-Moderate Single Filler 5 Moderate Cloze Test 6 Moderate Sentence Improvement 5 Moderate Total 30 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate.  1 DI set was based on mixed (Line Graph + Table) and 1 set was based on Bar Graph in this slot.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Data Interpretation 11 (6+5) Moderate Wrong Number Series 6 Moderate Quadratic Equation 6 Moderate Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Time & Distance, Boat, SI & CI etc) 12 Moderate Total 35 Moderate

Reasoning (Easy- Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Easy- Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement as:

• Square seating arrangement
• Linear 2 rows N/S seating arrangement
• Comparison based Puzzle
• Floor Based Puzzle

 Topics No. of Questions Level Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate Direction sense 3 Moderate Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate Alphabet 1 Easy-Moderate Miscellaneous 4 Moderate Total 35 Moderate

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IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018: 13th Oct Slot 2: Section-wise Analysis

English Language (Moderate- Difficult)

In this shift, 2 sets of new pattern questions were asked. There were 5 questions of the match the column. The passage of RC was based on an article related to the placement of students in universities. There were also around 5 questions of Phrase or Word replacement.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Reading Comprehension 7 Moderate Error Detection 4 Moderate-Difficult Rearrangement of parts of a single sentence 6 Moderate Word Replacement (with each -other) 5 Moderate Word Usage 3 Moderate Match the Column 5 Moderate-Difficult Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section in the second shift was moderate to difficult. In the second shift there were three DI: Line Graph, Caselet and Tabular DI. Line graph Data Interpretation was do-able whereas the other two sets were lengthy. There were no questions of approximation or simplification.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Data Interpretation 17 Moderate – Difficult Wrong Number Series 5 Moderate Quadratic Equation 6 Moderate Arithmetic Word Problems 7 Moderate- Difficult Total 35 Moderate- Difficult

IBPS PO 2018 Reasoning (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of reasoning was Moderate- Difficult in the second shift. There were 5 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement as:

• Linear seating arrangement, single line, uncertain no. of people
• Box based Puzzle
• Square Seating Arrangement
• Linear seating Arrangement, single line, 6 people and books
• Year Based Puzzle

 Topics No. of Questions Level Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 23 Moderate-Difficult Data Sufficiency 2 Moderate-Difficult Alphabet (Transport, Underneath) 2 Moderate Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate Blood Relation 3 Easy-Moderate Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Analysis: October 13, 2018 Slot 3: Section-wise Analysis

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

In this shift the level of English was easy to moderate.  Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to a discussion on role of housewives in Indian GDP and Economy.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Reading Comprehension 6 Moderate Error Detection (2 different types) 8 Moderate Single Fillers 5 Easy-Moderate Cloze Test 6 Easy Sentence Improvement 5 Moderate Total 30 Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO 2018 Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate. DI questions were based on Tabular, Caselet and Bar Graph in this slot.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Data Interpretation 15 Moderate Missing Number Series 6 Moderate Quadratic Equation 5 Moderate Arithmetic Word Problems 9 Moderate Total 35 Moderate

IBPS PO 2018 Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Easy to Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types

• Floor Based Puzzle with Age
• Square seating arrangement
• Linear Seating Arrangement
• Month Based Puzzle
 Topics No. of Questions Level Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 21 Moderate Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate Alphabet 1 Easy-Moderate Number Based 1 Easy-Moderate Miscellaneous 2 Easy-Moderate Total 35 Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018: 13th Oct Slot 4: Section-wise Analysis

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section in the 4th shift was of Easy to Moderate level. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to work pressure on people in Japan.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Reading Comprehension 7 Moderate Error Detection (2 different types) 8 Moderate Sentence Correction 5 Easy-Moderate Single Fillers 5 Easy-Moderate Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy Total 30 Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO 2018 Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate- Lengthy)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate to lengthy.  One can easily attempt questions if they have practiced well. There were a total of 3 sets of data interpretation: 2 sets of Tabular+ Pie Chart, and one caselet.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Data Interpretation 16 Moderate-Lengthy Wrong Number Series 5 Moderate Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 9 Moderate Total 35 Moderate-Lengthy

IBPS PO 2018 Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning in this shift was Easy to Moderate. 4 questions of syllogism were also asked in this shift, however there was no question of syllogism in today’s earlier shifts. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement as:

• Box based Puzzle
• Day Based Puzzle
• Circular seating arrangement
 Topics No. of Questions Level Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate Miscellaneous 4 Easy-Moderate Direction sense 2 Easy Blood Relation 2 Easy Inequality 3 Easy-Moderate Syllogism 4 Easy-Moderate Total 35 Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Analysis: October 14, 2018 Slot 1: Section-wise Analysis

IBPS PO 2018 English Language (Moderate)

English section was of easy- moderate level. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to Global Economy.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Reading Comprehension 7 Moderate Error Detection 4 Easy-Moderate Single Filler 5 Moderate Match the column 3 Moderate Rearrangement of parts of a single sentence 5 Word Replacement/ Sentence Improvement 6 Moderate Total 30 Moderate

IBPS PO 2018 Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate- Difficult)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate – Difficult.  DI questions based on (Line+Tabular), Tabular and caselet in this slot.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Data Interpretation 15 Moderate – Difficult Missing Number Series 5 Easy Data sufficiency 3 Moderate Approximation 5 Easy Arithmetic Word Problems 7 Moderate Total 35 Moderate

IBPS PO 2018 Reasoning (Easy- Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Easy- Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement as:

• Month based puzzle
• Linear 2 rows N/S (6 person in each) seating arrangement
• Box Puzzle
• Age Based Puzzle

 Topics No. of Questions Level Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate Syllogism 3 Easy-Moderate Direction sense 3 Moderate Miscellaneous 4 Easy-Moderate Blood relation 2 Easy-Moderate Data sufficiency 3 Moderate Total 35 Moderate

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018: October 14, 2018 Slot 2: Section-wise Analysis

IBPS PO 2018 English Language (Moderate- Difficult)

 Topic No. of Questions Level Reading Comprehension 8 Moderate Sentence Improvement 6 Moderate-Difficult Single filler 5 Moderate Word Replacement (with each -other) 6 Moderate Parajumbles 5 Moderate Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

IBPS PO 2018 Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section in the second shift was moderate to difficult. There were no questions of approximation or simplification.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Data Interpretation 12 Moderate – Difficult Missing Number Series 5 Moderate Quadratic Equation 5 Moderate Arithmetic Word Problems 13 Moderate- Difficult Total 35 Moderate- Difficult

IBPS PO 2018 Reasoning (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of reasoning was Moderate- Difficult in the second shift. There were 5 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement as:

• Day Based Puzzle
• 2 rows Seating Arrangement (North-South)
• Box Based Puzzle (11 Boxes)
• Circular Seating Arrangement (10 People facing inward)
• Linear Seating Arrangement
 Topics No. of Questions Level Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 24 Moderate-Difficult Syllogism 4 Moderate-Difficult Alphabet (Transport, Underneath) 2 Moderate Blood Relation/Direction sense 5 Easy-Moderate Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018: October 14, 2018 Slot 3: Section-wise Analysis

IBPS PO 2018 English Language (Easy-Moderate)

In this shift the level of English was easy to moderate.  Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to the Impact of technology and Artificial Intelligence on job markets.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Reading Comprehension 7 Moderate Phrase Replacement 4 Easy-Moderate Word Usages 5 Easy Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate Word Replacement 5 Easy-Moderate Match the Column 4 Easy-Moderate Total 30 Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO 2018 Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate. DI questions were based on Tabular, Caselet and Bar Graph in this slot.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Data Interpretation 15 Moderate Missing Number Series 5 Moderate Approximation 5 Easy Quantity based problems 3 Moderate Arithmetic Word Problems 7 Moderate Total 35 Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Easy to Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement as:

• Circular seating arrangement
• Linear Seating Arrangement
• Box Based Puzzle

 Topics No. of Questions Level Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate Miscellaneous 2 Easy-Moderate Data sufficiency 3 Easy-Moderate Total 35 Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018: October 14, 2018 Slot 4: Section-wise Analysis

IBPS PO 2018 English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was of easy to moderate level. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to Global Warming.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Reading Comprehension 8 Moderate Word Replacement 6 Easy-Moderate Word Usages 5 Easy Parajumbles 5 Moderate Single Fillers 6 Easy-Moderate Total 30 Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO 2018 Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate. DI questions based on Pie-Chart, Caselate and Bar Graph in this slot.

 Topic No. of Questions Level Data Interpretation 15 Moderate-Calculative Missing Number Series 5 Moderate Quadratic Equation 6 Easy-Moderate Data Sufficiency 4 Easy-Moderate Arithmetic Word Problems 5 Moderate Total 35 Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement as:

• Month Based Puzzle (5 Month)
• 2 Rows Seating Arrangement (North-South, 7 people each side)
• Circular Seating Arrangement (8 People)
• Random Puzzle (6 people, 6 colour)

 Topics No. of Questions Level Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate Syllogism 4 Easy Data Sufficiency 4 Moderate Direction Sense 3 Easy Miscllaneous 4 Easy-Moderate Total 35 Easy-Moderat

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