IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2017

Oct. 7, 2017 6249 Isha
IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2017

IBPS PO Exam AnalysisIBPS PO Exam Analysis 2017: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has commenced with the preliminary examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers on October 7. The IBPS PO 2017 prelims will be held on October 7, 8, 14 and 15 in different shifts. The IBPS PO exam analysis for all the slots has been made available on this page for the reference of candidates. The analysis of IBPS PO 2017 preliminary exam helps the candidates to understand the overall difficulty of the exam, sectional difficulty, number of questions asked as per topics sections, expected cutoff etc. The IBPS PO 2017 exam analysis shows that this year, the English section remained tough. However, the Quantitative Aptitude section and Reasoning section remained to be easy. All those aspirants who are yet to appear for IBPS PO prelims exam can benefit from this exam analysis to know types and levels of questions being asked in this year's IBPS PO exam. The level of examination was moderate-difficult. The IBPS PO cutoff for this year is expected to be lower in comparison to last year's IBPS PO prelims cut off. Due to the difficulty level of paper many aspirants couldn't even go through all the questions asked in paper. Read the complete IBPS PO exam analysis for all shifts of day 1 here.

 

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2017 – Day 1 (Shift 1)

Overall Analysis

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 17-22 20
Quantitative Aptitude 13-17 25
Total 51-54 60

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2017 – Shift Wise Analysis for all sections

English Language

The level of English Language was Moderate- Difficult. The topic of reading comprehension was related to the impact of the recession (2008) on US Economy. There were 2 questions of Antonyms and 1 question of synonym with the passage.

Shift 1

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate- Difficult
Phrase Replacement + Error Detection (new pattern) 20 Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Shift 2

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 15 Moderate- Difficult
Phrase Replacement + Error Detection (new pattern) 15 Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Shift 3

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 12 Moderate- Difficult
Phrase Replacement + Error Detection (new pattern) 18 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
  • Line Graph

Shift 1

Topics No. of Questions Level
Series (Missing) 5 Moderate-Difficult
Approximation 6 Moderate
Data Interpretation 12 Calculative and Difficult
Average 1 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Moderate-Difficult
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate-Difficult
Miscellaneous 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

Shift 2

Topics No. of Questions Level
Series (Missing) 4 Moderate-Difficult
Approximation 7 Moderate
Data Interpretation 10 Calculative and Difficult
Average 1 Moderate
Profit & Loss 4 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Moderate-Difficult
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate-Difficult
Miscellaneous 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

Shift 3

Topics No. of Questions Level
Series (Missing) 5 Moderate-Difficult
Approximation 6 Moderate
Data Interpretation 12 Calculative and Difficult
Average 1 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Moderate-Difficult
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate-Difficult
Miscellaneous 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning Ability (Moderate)

There were 4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Linear
  • Circular
  • Day and Color
  • Floor

Shift 1

Topics No. of Questions Level
Inequalities 5 Moderate
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Difficult
Direction Sense 1 Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Moderate
Order and Ranking 2 Moderate-Difficult
Syllogism 5 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate

Shift 2

Topics No. of Questions Level
Inequalities 8 Moderate
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 17 Difficult
Direction Sense 1 Moderate
Blood Relation 3 Moderate
Order and Ranking 2 Moderate-Difficult
Syllogism 4 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate

Shift 3

Topics No. of Questions Level
Inequalities 7 Moderate
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 18 Difficult
Direction Sense 1 Moderate
Blood Relation 1 Moderate
Order and Ranking 3 Moderate-Difficult
Syllogism 5 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate

 

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