IBPS Po Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: 8th Oct – Shift 3

Dear Aspirants,

Its time for exam analysis of IBPS PO Prelims (8th October 2017) Slot 3. 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:  8th Oct- Shift 3


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 12-14 15
Reasoning Ability 19-23 20
Quantitative Aptitude 16-19 25
Total 52-57 60

English Language (Moderate- Difficult)

The level of English Language was Moderate- Difficult. The topic of reading comprehension was related to Digitalisation of Education Sector in Worldwide. There were 4-5 questions of 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
Phrase Replacement + Error Detection (new pattern) 20 Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude ( Moderate-Difficult )

In this shift, there were no questions of number series instead there were questions of the quadratic equation which was moderate in level. 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
  •  Pie Chart
Topics No. of Question Level
Quadratic Equation 5 Moderate
Approximation 6 Moderate
Data Interpretation 12 Moderate-Difficult
Average 1 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 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 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Linear (1 Variable 15 persons sitting in a line and facing North)
  • Circular seating arrangement (1 variable, In and Out)
  • Persons and Months with two dates (3 variables)
  • Floor (3 variables)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Coding-Decoding 4 Moderate
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Direction Sense 1 Moderate
Blood Relation 1 Moderate
Inequality 3 Moderate
Machine Input Output 5 Moderate
Alphabets (word is YOURSELF) 1 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate



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