IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis & Expert Review Dec 2018 [All Slots]

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IBPS SO Exam 2018 was conducted on 29th and 30th December 2018. A huge no. of aspirants appeared for the computer-based exam at various exam centres across India for 1590+ seats and must be waiting for the IBPS SO Exam Analysis.

 

IBPS SO Result 2018 will be announced in the month of January 2019 and Mains Exam will be conducted on 27th January 2019. Read the article and get a complete section-wise analysis of IBPS SO Exam.

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights of IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2018

 

 

This year IBPS SO Prelims Exam little bit difficult as compared to last year. As the time limit for each section is fixed, the candidates were asked to answer within the time limit.

 

Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude were calculative.

 

The level of English Section was moderate.

 

Reasoning Ability and English Language sections were common for all posts of IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2018.

 

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 now!

 

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 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.

 

 

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

 

 

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 18-22 40 min.
Reasoning Ability 33-36 40 min.
Quantitative Aptitude 30-34 40 min.
Total 90-96 120 minutes

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis for Law & Rajbhasa

 

 

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 18-22 40 min.
Reasoning Ability 33-36 40 min.
General Awareness 23-29 40 min.
Total 82-88 120 minutes

 

 

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

 

The overall section was of Easy to Moderate level. 3-4 sets of DI (Tabular, Line, Pie Chart, Caselets) was asked in prelims exam. Below mentioned topics are asked in the exam.

 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Simplification and Approximation 5 Easy
 Number Series 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 4 Set (20-25 Questions) Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous 10-15 Easy
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Analysis – English Language

 

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

 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 12-15 Moderate
Error Spotting 5 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate-Difficult
Fill in the Blanks (New Pattern) 5 Moderate
Cloze Test (New Pattern) 10 Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Improvement 5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate-Difficult

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Analysis – Reasoning Ability

 

There were four Sets of puzzle & Sitting Arrangement (Circular & Linear) and puzzle on the arrangement of books of different colours. The overall section was of Easy to Moderate level.

 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Alphabetic Series 5 Easy
Inequality 5 Easy
Syllogism 5 Easy
Data Sufficiency 5 Easy
Sitting Arrangement/Puzzles 20-25 Easy-Moderate
Course of action 5 Easy
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Analysis – General Awareness (Law & Rajbhasa)

 

This is one of the most scoring section in the exam. The level of General Awareness was also Moderate. There are 50 Questions of General Awareness related to Banking, Current affairs, Static GK.

 

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 29th December- Shift 2

 

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Shift-2 Exam was of Moderate level. We will update soon the IBPS PO Prelims exam analysis of 29th December shift 2.

 

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 30th 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.

 

 

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

 

 

Subjects Good Attempts Time
Reasoning 27-34 40 min.
Quantitative Aptitude 23-29 40 min.
English Language 32-38 40 min.
Overall 89-102 120 minutes

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Analysis – Reasoning Section

 

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles Questions dominated the Reasoning section of IBPS SO Exam. The overall section was of Easy to Moderate level. Below mentioned topics are asked in the exam.

 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 18 Moderate
Syllogism 4 Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Coding Decoding 4 Easy-Moderate
Machine Input Output 5 Moderate
Order and Ranking 2 Easy
Logical Reasoning 3 Moderate
Alphabet Based 1 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy- Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude

 

The overall section was of Moderate level. In this, there were three types of Data Interpretation was asked.

 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Easy-Moderate
Quantity1, Quantity2 5 Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous Word Problems 15 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Analysis – English Language

 

The level of English section was Moderate level in comparison of the rest of the sections. Two sets of reading comprehension were asked in the paper.

 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 12 Moderate
Close Test 5 Easy-Moderate
Para Jumbles 5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5 Moderate
Double Fillers 5 Moderate
Error Detection 5 Moderate
Starters 5 Moderate
Word Usage 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous 3 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Analysis – General Awareness

 

This is one of the most scoring section in the exam. The level of General Awareness was also Moderate. Most of the current affair questions were asked from September to December Month 2018.

 

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 30th December- Shift 2

 

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Shift-2 Exam was of Moderate level. Candidates can check IBPS SO section wise good attempts in the table below.

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis for Law & Rajbhasa

 

 

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 27-32 40 min.
Reasoning Ability 29-36 40 min.
General Awareness 21-26 40min.
Total 77-88 120 minutes

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Analysis – Reasoning Section

 

There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, 2 questions from Circular Seating Arrangement and 2 Variable based Puzzle. The overall section was of easy to moderate level. Below mentioned topics are asked in the exam.

 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Syllogism 05 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 05 Easy- Moderate
Direction Sense 03 Easy
Blood Relation 02 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet Based 03 Easy
Coding Decoding 05 Easy
Miscellaneous 07 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Analysis – English Language

 

The level of English section was Easy to Moderate level in comparison with the rest of the exam. There were 3 sets of reading comprehensions that included around 4 vocabulary-based questions of synonyms and antonyms.

 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 15 Moderate
Connectors 05 Easy-Moderate
Column Based 05 Moderate
Word Replacement 05 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 05 Moderate
Double Fillers 05 Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement 05 Moderate
Error Detection 05 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

 

 

IBPS SO Prelims Analysis – General Awareness

 

This section was easy to moderate. Many questions were asked from last 3 month’s Banking Awareness and Current Affairs. Questions from static awareness were also asked in the examination.

 

 

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. However, if you have any queries or suggestions, let us know in the comment section below.

 

 

 

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