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IBPS PO Prelims 2017: Analysis of first exam held on October 7

The PO Prelims Exam will also be conducted on 8th, 14th and 15th October 2017.

education Updated: Oct 07, 2017 20:52 IST
IBPS conducted the Preliminary Examination for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection on Saturday.
IBPS conducted the Preliminary Examination for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection on Saturday.(HT File Photo)

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) PO preliminary examination were held on October 7. The PO Prelims Exam will also be conducted on 8th, 14th and 15th October 2017.

The IBPS PO Preliminary Examination that was conducted online had 100 questions. The time duration to solve the questions was 60 minutes. Candidates who will appear in the upcoming shifts have to manage those 60 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning (35 Ques), Quantitative Aptitude (35 Ques), and English (30 Ques). 

IBPS PO Prelims Analysis: Overall  

SubjectGood AttemptTime (in min.)

English Language

13-1515
Reasoning Ability15-2220
Quantitative Aptitude13-1625
Total51-5560

English Language (Moderate- Difficult)

The level of English Language was Moderate- Difficult. The reading comprehension was related to eCommerce in the 3rd shift. There were 2 questions of Antonyms and 1 question of synonym within the given passage. The level of Error Detection questions was Moderate. The maximum number of error related questions were on subject-verb agreement.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel

Reading Comprehension

10Moderate-Difficult
Phrase Replacement + Error Detection (new pattern)20Moderate-Difficult
Total30Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude ( Moderate-Difficult )

The pattern remained the same in 1st and 2nd shifts whereas variations were seen in the 3rd shift. Instead of Number Series there were questions on Quadratic Equation in this Section. The level of quantitative aptitude section was Moderate. If you are yet to appear for IBPS exam, then 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

Reasoning Ability (Moderate)

Reasoning section of Shift-1 and Shift-3 had same pattern but the second shift showed a little variation. Instead of Syllogism, there were questions on coding-decoding. There were 4 Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

• Linear (2 Variable)

• Circular (1 Variable - in and out arrangement) 

• Day and Color (2 Variable)

• Box and Floor (2 Variable)

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