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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