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IBPS PO Prelims 2018: Analysis of October 14 Slot 1 examination

IBPS PO Prelims analysis : Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted the first shift of the second day of the PO preliminary examination 2018 on October 14.

education Updated: Oct 14, 2018 14:49 IST
Mohan Prasad
Mohan Prasad
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IBPS PO Prelims analysis : Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted the first shift of the second day of the PO preliminary examination 2018 on October 14.(HT file)

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted the first shift of the second day of the PO preliminary examination 2018 on October 14. The exam is being conducted in four time slots: 2 each in morning and evening.

A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while every incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.

The detailed break-up of IBPS PO Prelims 2018 exam is as follows:

The English Language section comprised questions based on Reading Comprehension, Spot the Error, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the blanks, Match the statements etc. The Reading Comprehension was based on economy. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

There were three sets of Data Interpretation. This year one data interpretation set has both line graph and table. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate, and most of the questions were calculative.

The Reasoning Ability section was dominated by questions based on analytical reasoning. There were four different sets of analytical reasoning based on various kinds of Seating Arrangement and Data Arrangement. Directions based set was moderate. Three questions based on Syllogism were there in the exam. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

(Author Mohan Prasad is mentor, Career Launcher. Views expressed here are personal. HT and Career Launcher do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.)

First Published: Oct 14, 2018 14:46 IST