IBPS PO 2018 Exam Analysis for Prelims & Mains [All Slots]

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Analysis

 
IBPS PO Result 2018
 

Are you looking for the questions asked in the IBPS PO 2018 Exam?

 

Well! IBPS has successfully conducted the IBPS PO Recruitment Exam Prelims. The candidates, who are due to give the Clerk Exam, might be very eager to know the exam analysis of IBPS PO Prelims paper held on 13th & 14th October 2018.

 

In this article, Eduncle team has come up with the complete Exam Review with important topics, no. of good attempts, Expected IBPS PO 2018 Cut Off Marks and most asked questions in IBPS PO Prelims 2018.

 

 

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IBPS PO Prelims Overall Analysis – 13th October 2018 (All Shifts)

 

 

If you are going to appear in the upcoming sessions of IBPS PO 2018, go through the exam analysis of each section, we have intimated below.

 

It will help you to get an idea of how many questions you should attempt to secure minimum qualifying marks. Here are the good attempts to crack the IBPS PO Prelims Exam:

 

 

Section  Good Attempts
English Language 13-17
Reasoning Ability 16-20
Quantitative Aptitude 14-19
Total 55-60

 

 

 

Details of Questions Asked with Difficulty Level:

 

IBPS PO Exam Analysis for English Language

 

The difficulty level of the English Section was moderate to difficult. The questions from Error Detection were based on 3 different types/pattern.

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 7 Moderate-Difficult
Phrase/Word Replacement 5 Moderate
Error Detection 7 Moderate-Difficult
Fillers 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 6 Moderate

 

 

IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

 

There was the slight change in the pattern of the questions asked in different slots. Questions from Syllogism were asked in only 4th slot, while Coding Decoding questions were asked in the 1st and 3rd slot. The difficulty level was moderate.

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude

 

This section was of moderate to difficult level. Some changes were observed in all the shifts from the other. Data Interpretation questions were based on the Line, Caselate and Tabular.

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Quadratic Equation 6 Moderate
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate-Difficult
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc.) 9 Moderate
Wrong Number Series 5 Moderate

 

 

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IBPS PO Prelims Overall Analysis – 14th October 2018 (All Shifts)

 

 

Sections Good Attempts
English Language 19-22
Reasoning Ability 23-26
Quantitative Aptitude 17-21
Total 57-62

 

 

 

Details of Questions Asked about Their Difficulty Level:

 

 

IBPS PO Exam Analysis for English Language

 

The difficulty level of the English Section was easy to moderate. There were 8 questions from Reading Comprehension of which 2 questions were of vocabulary.

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Fillers 6 Easy-Moderate
Word Usages 5 Easy
Reading Comprehension 8 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 6 Easy-Moderate

 

 

IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

 

The difficulty level of the questions in this section was Moderate. There were 4 set of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement.

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Syllogism 4 Easy-Moderate
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 20 Moderate
Alphabets 2 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 5 Easy
Data Sufficiency 4 Easy-Moderate

 

 

IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude

 

This section was of moderate level. Some changes were observed in all the shifts from the other. Candidates can easily solve the questions if practiced well.

 

Data Interpretation questions were based on the Pie-Chart, Caselate and Bar Graph.

 

 

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Quadratic Equation 6 Moderate
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate-Difficult
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc.) 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 4 Easy-Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Moderate

 

Check the IBPS PO Memory Based Questions & try to solve these within given time duration.

 

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IBPS PO Exam Review 2018 – Highlights of Mains!

 

The IBPS PO Main Exam is now over and the verdict is out. The candidates who had qualified in the prelims exam appeared for the Mains examination on 18th November 2018. It has been reported that, the paper was lengthy, time-consuming and difficult as compared to 2017.

 

IBPS PO Mains 2018 Exam Analysis: Paper Moderate to Difficult

 

Candidates mentioned that, the English section can be rated as moderate to difficult and Reasoning section was difficult.

 

The Quant section was time-consuming and very difficult, whereas the General Awareness was of moderate difficulty level. Find the section wise exam analysis in the table given below.

 

Section Difficulty Level No. of Questions Good Attempts
Data Analysis and Interpretation Very Difficult 35 7-12
English Difficult 35 15-20
Reasoning Difficult 45 15-20
General Awareness Moderate 40 24 and above

 

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise details

 

 

To ease out your doubts regarding the difficulty level of the questions & most important topics with marking weightage, Eduncle team has come up with the detailed section-wise IBPS PO Mains 2018 analysis.

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2018: Data Analysis and Interpretation

 

 

According to the aspirant’s review, Data Analysis & Interpretation was the most difficult section in the exam. Many candidates and experts claimed that they have never seen such difficult question in any other Bank PO Recruitment exams before.

 

 

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation 18 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate (and Lengthy)
Number Series 3 Moderate to Difficult
Mensuration 1 Moderate
LCM and HCF 1 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Difficult
Speed, Distance and Time 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate to Difficult

 

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2018: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

 

 

The name of this section is Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, but not a single question was asked from computer aptitude. As per the candidates, this section was bit easy in comparison to Data Analysis and Interpretation section. Most of the questions were hard as compare to last year.

 

 

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 23 Difficult
Machine Input Output 3 Moderate-Difficult
Coding Decoding 3 Moderate to Difficult
Logical Reasoning 10 Difficult
Alphabet 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate- Difficult
Total 45 Difficult

 

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2018: English Language

 

 

This year, IBPS PO Mains has set a new trend for English language section and bring up the importance of reading and analytical ability.

 

Till last year candidates were asked, single big passage consists a set of 5-7 questions in reading comprehension. But in 2018, there were around 5 to 6 short passage accompanied by a set 2-3 questions each. All the passages were based on economy-related articles.

 

 

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 21 Moderate-Difficult
Cloze Test (New Pattern) 10 Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement 4 Difficult
Total 35 Difficult

 

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2018: General Awareness

 

 

This section had 40 questions and the level of the questions asked was moderate. Most of the questions in general awareness were asked from previous 6 to 7 months current affairs (May to November Months) and very less questions were from banking awareness and static GK.

 

 

IBPS PO Mains: Descriptive Test

 

The section comprised letter and essay writing. Both the letter and essay were to be written in 150 words.

 

Letter Writing:

 

Letter to editor on types of pollution

 

 Letter to municipality officer about street hawker’s encroachment

 

 Letter to neighbours thanking them for their timely help in admitting one of your family members to hospital.

 

Eassy Writing:

 

 Fake news and steps to prevent it

 

 Dizitization of magazines and journals

 

 Does India need universal health care

 

 Advantages of learning foreign language

 

Hope the above information regarding IBPS PO 2018 Exam Analysis and asked questions will help you to prepare for the next session. You can check the Exam Review blogs for all the IBPS Exams here:

 

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