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IBPS SO Prelims & Mains Exam 2019 Analysis & Reviews by Experts

IBPS SO 2019 Exam Analysis

 

 

A huge no. of aspirants who appeared for the computer-based IBPS SO exam at various exam centres across India for 1500+ seats, must be waiting for the IBPS SO Exam Analysis. The IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019 has been successfully conducted on 28th & 29th December 2019.

 

Read the article and get complete section-wise analysis of IBPS SO Exam.

 

Highlights of IBPS SO Prelims 2019 Exam

29th December 2019 - Shift 1

29th December 2019 - Shift 2

28th December 2019 - Shift 1

28th December 2019 - Shift 2

 

 

 

Highlights of IBPS SO Prelims 2019 Exam

 

 This year IBPS SO Prelims was of Moderate level.

 Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude were calculative.

 The level of English Section was Easy to Moderate.

 Reasoning Ability and English Language sections were common for all posts of IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019.

 For the posts of Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer, the third section was General Awareness.

 For the posts of IT, Marketing, Agriculture and HR/ Personnel Officer, Quantitative Aptitude was asked as the third section.

To know more about the sectional and overall difficulty level of different sections, read IBPS SO pre-exam review below.

 

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019: 29th December- Shift 1

 

IBPS SO Prelims Shift-1 Exam was of Moderate level. Candidates can check IBPS SO section wise good attempts in the table below.

 

 

For IT, Marketing Officer, AFO & HR

 

Subject

Good Attempts

Time

English Language

35-41

40 min.

Reasoning Ability

24-31

40 min.

Quantitative Aptitude

28-36

40 min.

Total

87-108

120 minutes

 

 

For Law Officer & Rajbhasha

 

Subject

Good Attempt

Time

English Language

35-41

40 min.

Reasoning Ability

28-36

40 min.

General Awareness

36-42

40 min.

Total

99-119

120 minutes

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude (AFO, Marketing Officer, HR & IT)

 

The overall IBPS Quantitative Aptitude section was of Moderate level. 4 sets of DI (Tabular, Line, Pie Chart, Caselets) were asked in prelims exam. Below mentioned topics are asked in the exam.

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Quantity Based

3

Moderate

 Wrong Number Series

5

Moderate

Data Interpretation

20

Moderate

Quadratic Equation

5

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

17

Moderate

Total

50

Moderate

 

 

IBPS SO Analysis of Prelims Exam – English Language

 

The level of IBPS English section was Easy to Moderate in comparison with the rest of the exam. The maximum questions were asked from reading comprehension in the paper.

There were 2 sets of reading Comprehension, one was on Entrepreneurship and the other one was on wildlife. In Rajbhasha Adhikari there was only one Reading Comprehension.

 

 

For AFO, MKT, HR & IT:

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

20

Moderate

Error Spotting

5

Easy-Moderate

Word Swap

5

Easy-Moderate

Connectors

5

Easy

Cloze Test

5

Easy

Word Usage

5

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

5

Easy-Moderate

Total

50

Easy-Moderate

 

 

For Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer:

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

10

Moderate

Error Spotting

8

Moderate

Sentence Rearrangement

5

Easy-Moderate

Connectors

5

Easy

Cloze Test

7

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

15

Easy-Moderate

Total

50

Easy-Moderate

 

 

Prelims Analysis of IBPS SO Exam – Reasoning Ability

 

The overall IBPS Reasoning section was of Moderate level. Have a look at the analysis of this section below:

 

 

For AFO, MKT, HR & IT:

 

There were four Sets of puzzle & seating arrangement:

Floor Based Puzzle

Month Based Puzzle- 4 months, 2 days

Square Seating Arrangements

Linear Seating Arrangement, 9 people, single row

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Inequality

6

Moderate

Syllogism

5

Easy

Blood Relation

5

Easy

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

20

Moderate

Machine Input/Output

5

Easy-Moderate

Logical Reasoning

3

Moderate

Direction Sense

4

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

2

Moderate

Total

50

Moderate

 

 

For Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer:

 

Following were the sets of puzzles and seating arrangement asked in the Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Exam:

Square Seating Arrangement

Linear Seating Arrangement, 9 people

Puzzle- 7 people going to 7 events and buying any of the given 3 gadgets

Puzzle- 6 people, 6 posts/designations

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Inequality

5

Moderate

Alphabet Based

1

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relation

5

Easy

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

20

Moderate

Coding Decoding

5

Easy

Logical Reasoning

3

Moderate

Direction Sense

4

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

4

Moderate

Total

50

Moderate

 

 

IBPS SO Review of Prelims Exam – General Awareness (Law & Rajbhasha)

 

This is one of the most scoring section in the exam. The level of IBPS General Awareness was also Moderate. Majority of the questions were based on current affairs and static awareness. Here is the list of some questions asked in the exam:

35th ASEAN Summit 2019 was held in which city?

What is the name of the Kisan App Launched by the Bank of Baroda (BOB)?

Who is appointed as the brand ambassador of PUMA?

Who has been declared FIFA Player of the year award for the 6th time?

The fund transfers through the NEFT system occurs in how many batches?

 

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019: 29th December- Shift 2

 

IBPS SO Prelims Shift-2 Exam was of Moderate level. Candidates can check the detailed review of the exam for all the sections below.

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis for IT, MKT, AFO & HR

 

Subject

Good Attempts

Time

English Language

35-39

40 min.

Reasoning Ability

28-36

40 min.

Quantitative Aptitude

24-32

40 min.

Total

87-108

120 minutes

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Review – Quantitative Aptitude (AFO, MKT, HR & IT)

 

There were 5 sets of DI (Tabular, Tabular [Percentage Based], Bar Graph, Double Pie Chart, Caselet) were asked in prelims exam. 50% of the questions in this section were asked from Data Interpretation. The difficulty level of this section was Moderate.

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Quantity Based

5

Moderate

 Wrong Number Series

5

Moderate

Data Interpretation

25

Moderate

Approximation

5

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

10

Moderate

Total

50

Moderate

 

 

Prelims Analysis of IBPS SO – English Language

 

In this section, 20 questions were asked from the Reading Comprehension i.e. 2 sets were there, one was based on the agetation amongst Americans as Huawai is said to be bringing the 5G Technology in America and the other passage was related to banking- medium and small enterprises. The level of the questions asked in this section was Easy to Moderate.

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

20

Moderate

Error Spotting

5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Rearrangement

5

Easy-Moderate

Word Replacement

5

Easy

Match the Column

5

Easy

Miscellaneous

10

Easy-Moderate

Total

50

Easy-Moderate

 

 

IBPS Specialist Officer Prelims Analysis – Reasoning Ability

 

In this section more than 50% of the questions were asked from Puzzles & Seating Arrangement. The overall difficulty was Moderate and was a bit lengthy.

There were six sets of puzzles & seating arrangement:

Floor Based Puzzle

Box Based Puzzle

Year Based Puzzle

Linear Seating Arrangement Single Row

Linear Seating Arrangement (parallel Rows, 8 people)

Circular Seating Arrangements, 8 people and their hobbies

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Inequality

5

Moderate

Syllogism

5

Easy

Coding Decoding

5

Easy-Moderate

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

26

Moderate

Logical Reasoning

8

Moderate

Alphabet Based

1

Easy

Total

50

Moderate

 

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Review 2019: 28th December- Shift 1

 

Below is the detailed analysis of the IBPS SO Prelims Exam held on 28th December 2019. With this you will get an idea about the types of questions asked in the exam. This will also helps the candidates who are preparing for the 2020 exam.

The overall difficulty level of the questions in Shift 1 was Easy to Moderate.

Check the detailed analysis for all the sections below.

 

 

For (AFO, MKT, HR & IT)

 

Subject

Good Attempts

Time

English Language

30-40

40 min.

Reasoning Ability

28-38

40 min.

Quantitative Aptitude

30-38

40 min.

Total

88-116

120 minutes

 

 

For (Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer)

 

Subject

Good Attempts

Time

English Language

30-40

40 min.

Reasoning Ability

28-38

40 min.

General Awareness

25-32

40 min.

Total

83-110

120 minutes

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Review – Quantitative Aptitude (AFO, MKT, HR & IT)

 

This time there were more questions from Arithmetic Word Problems than in Data Interpretation. The overall level of the questions asked in this shift was Easy to Moderate.

Have a look at the table below to know the no. of questions asked from each topic.

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Quadratic Equation

5

Easy

Number Series

5

Easy

Data Interpretation

15

Easy-Moderate

Approximation/Simplification

5

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic Word Problems

20

Easy

Total

50

Easy-Moderate

 

 

Review of IBPS SO Prelims Exam – English Language

 

In this shift, the questions were Easy. The Reading Comprehension questions were 10 i.e. only a single set of RC was there. Check the no. of questions asked in Shift 1 for English section.

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

10

Moderate

Error Spotting

5

Easy

Sentence Correction

5

Easy-Moderate

Word Replacement

5

Easy

Cloze Test

5

Easy

Para Jumble/ Sentence Rearrangement

5

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy

Spell Correction

5

Easy

Single Fillers

5

Easy

Total

50

Easy

 

 

IBPS Specialist Officer Prelims Review – Reasoning Ability

 

The difficulty level of this section was Easy to Moderate. Candidates can check the no. of questions asked from this section below.

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Inequality

5

Easy-Moderate

Syllogism

4

Easy-Moderate

Coding Decoding

5

Moderate

Blood Relation

4

Easy-Moderate

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

20

Easy-Moderate

Direction & Distance

2

Easy

Alpha Numeric Series

4

Easy

Miscellaneous

3

Easy-Moderate

Arrangement (Three letters based)

3

Easy

Total

50

Easy-Moderate

 

 

IBPS Specialist Officer Prelims Review – General Awareness (Law & Rajbhasha)

 

In this section, questions were mainly based on Current Affairs and Static GK. The overall level of this section was Easy.

 

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Review 2019: 28th December- Shift 2

 

Checkout the prelims analysis of IBPS SO Exam conducted in second shift. Again the difficulty level of the questions was Easy to Moderate.

Candidates can check the complete analysis for all the sections below.

 

 

For (AFO, MKT, HR & IT)

 

Subject

Good Attempts

Time

English Language

31-35

40 min.

Reasoning Ability

30-36

40 min.

Quantitative Aptitude

29-36

40 min.

Total

90-107

120 minutes

 

 

For (Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer)

 

Subject

Good Attempts

Time

English Language

31-35

40 min.

Reasoning Ability

30-36

40 min.

General Awareness

29-38

40 min.

Total

90-109

120 minutes

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Review – Quantitative Aptitude (AFO, MKT, HR & IT)

 

In this shift as well, maximum no. of questions were asked from Arithmetic Word Problems. The overall level was Moderate.

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Quadratic Equation

7

Easy-Moderate

Number Series

5

Moderate

Data Interpretation

15

Easy-Moderate

Approximation/Simplification

5

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic Word Problems

18

Easy

Total

50

Easy-Moderate

 

 

Review of IBPS Specialist Officer Prelims – English Language

 

The level of the questions asked in this section was again Easy. There was only a single set of Reading Comprehension. You can check the no. of questions asked in this section from the table below.

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

10

Moderate

Error Spotting

5

Easy

Sentence Correction

4

Easy

Word Replacement

5

Easy

Cloze Test

5

Easy-Moderate

Para Jumble/ Sentence Rearrangement

8

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

7

Easy-Moderate

Spell Correction

3

Easy

Single Fillers

3

Easy

Total

50

Easy

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Review – Reasoning Ability

 

The difficulty level of the questions in this section was Moderate. Majority of the questions were asked from Puzzles & Seating Arrangement.

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Inequality

5

Moderate

Syllogism

4

Moderate

Coding Decoding

5

Moderate

Blood Relation

6

Easy-Moderate

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

15

Moderate

Direction & Distance

3

Moderate

Alpha Numeric Series

5

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

7

Easy-Moderate

Total

50

Moderate

 

Here, we have discussed the complete IBPS SO Prelims Exam analysis based on the expert’s review and feedback received from the students. We hope that IBPS SO Prelims Exam analysis will help you in starting preparation and make a strategy for the IBPS SO Preparation.

 

The aspirant can get an idea about the paper difficulty level and questions asked in the paper through the IBPS SO Exam Analysis discussed in the above article. We will add the IBPS SO Main Exam Analysis once the exam is conducted. The Main exam will be conducted on 25th January 2020.

 

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