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IBPS Po Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: 14th Oct – Shift 3

Dear Aspirants,

Its time for exam analysis of IBPS PO Prelims (14th October 2017) Slot III. A lot of students have appeared for their preliminary exam today and it will continue till 15th October, 2017. Without wasting any moment, let’s get straight to the analysis which you all are interested in.
There are 3 Sections in IBPS PO Pre exam namely English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. This year the paper was of moderate level.

IBPS Po Memory Based Questions (Prelims) 2017:  14th Oct- Shift 3





IBPS ‘s recruitment of Probationary Officer is the much-anticipated opportunity for every banking aspirant and with the Preliminary exam, you are now a step closer to achieve your goal. Today’s (14th October’17) IBPS PO Pre exam 3rd shift is over now, and it is the time for its Exam Analysis. All those aspirants who are yet to appear for IBPS PO Prelims Exam can benefit from this exam analysis as here we provide you an insight on the types and levels of questions being asked in this year’s IBPS PO Pre exam. The level of this shift’s examination was Moderate-Difficult. 

IBPS PO Prelims Analysis: Overall  

The preliminary exam for IBPS PO was conducted online and had 100 questions for 60 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 60 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning (35 Ques), Quantitative Aptitude (35 Ques), and English (30 Ques).

Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 11-14 15
Reasoning Ability 19-24 20
Quantitative Aptitude 14-20 25
Total 53-56 60

English Language (Moderate- Difficult)

The level of English Language remained the same as previous shifts and it was Moderate- Difficult. The topic of reading comprehension was related to Economy of Myanmar and ASEAN Countries. There were 4 questions on Antonyms and synonyms with the passage. Although it may seem that the error detection questions are totally from a new pattern but upon reading the directions carefully you will find that you can attempt them.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection 10 Moderate-Difficult
Phrase replacement 10 Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude ( Moderate-Difficult )

The level of quantitative aptitude section was Moderate. If you are yet to appear for IBPS exam, The first and most basic tip to help you clear quantitative aptitude section’s cut off is that you should work on your calculation speed. There were only 2 sets of DI:

  • Tabular
  •  Bar
Topics No. of Question Level
Number Series (Missing) 6 Moderate
Approximation 6 Moderate
Data Interpretation 12 Moderate-Difficult
Average 1 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 1 Moderate
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Moderate-Difficult
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate
Mixture and Allegation 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning Ability (Moderate)

There were 4 sets of puzzles Seating Arrangements which are given below:-

  • Circular Seating Arrangement (2 variables)
  • Box based Puzzle (1 variable)
  • Scheduling (Month, Professors, Dates, Colors)
  • Allocation based puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
Syllogism 3 Moderate
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 17 Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Esay-Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet 2 Moderate
Inequality 4 Easy-Moderate
Coding Decoding 4 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Moderate





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