The Mains phase of one of the most anticipated banking exams of the country is now over. IBPS PO exam was scheduled from 9:30 am – 11:50 am. Here is the detailed analysis of this exam.

The overall level of the Exam was Moderate to Difficult. IBPS followed the pattern of SBI Mains exam. We take utmost care of providing the right analysis based on the feedback shared by our readers. Please let us know in case of any anomaly in comments section, we will update it.

Let’s now delve into the detailed analysis of each individual section.

Reasoning Ability

Number of Question – 50
Overall Level – Moderate to Difficult

  • Syllogism – 5 Questions
    The questions asked were tricky. Most questions had the case of possibility. You had to identify the conclusion which did not follow logically.
  • Seating Arrangement/ Puzzles – 4 sets (20 questions)
    (a) Based on meeting of 8 different people in 4 different months on 2 days – 13th and 22nd. Different cases were given for this.
    (b) Based on 9 people who belonged to 3 different departments – HR, IT and Marketing with positions of Manager and Senior Manager in each. The questions was tricky.
    (c) One Puzzle was row based.
    (d) Floor based puzzle – 10 people living on 4 different floors with 3 flats on each floor. 2 were unoccupied.
  • Logical Reasoning- 10 Questions (Based on Statement assumption, selection procedure based)
  • Coding Decoding –  5 Questions (Sentence coding)
  • Miscellaneous – 10 Questions (Distance and distance – 5 Questions)

Quantitative Aptitude

Number of Questions – 50
Overall Level – Moderate to Difficult

  • Data Interpretation – 4 sets (20 Questions)
    (a) Paragraph DI -Based on Production and Consumption of 3 different cereals in different Years
    (b) Missing DI – Based on Investment and Profit.
    (c) Pie Chart – Based on 2 product brands A, B sold on different shops.
    (d) Line Graph – Based on number of visitors in 2 different theatres in different months
  • Number Series – 5 Questions (The wrong number out of the given series had to be identified)
    (a) 3   6   15   45   113   243
    (b) 33   39   56   85   127   178
    (c) 13   27   45   117   333   981   2925
    (d) 7   4   9   21   52.5   160.5
    (e) 7   9   21   67   275
  • Simplification/Approximation – 5 Questions (These questions were doable)
  • Data Sufficiency – 10 questions
  • Miscellaneous – 10 Questions (Probability – 1 question, Partnership – 2 question, Average – 1 question, Mensuration – 1 question, Mixture and Alligation – 1 question, Boats and Streams – 1 question, Time and Work – 1 question)

English Language

Number of Questions – 40
Overall Level – Moderate to Difficult

  • Reading Comprehension – 2 sets (15 Questions)
    (a) RC was based on Economy. Informal vs. Formal Economy.
  • Phrase Starter based questions – 5 Questions
  • Para Completion – 5 Questions (A short paragraph was given with 5 statements in the options. The most appropriate sentence had to be selected)
  • Synonym / Antonym Questions – 5 Questions
  • Sentence Improvement – 5 Questions (2 parts of the sentence were highlighted here )
  • Identifying the correct sentence among the given options – 5 Questions

General Awareness

Number of Questions – 40
Overall Level – Easy to Moderate

The section was doable. Questions asked included –
NATO Summit 2017 – Name of City and Country where it will take place
Which Bank not regulated by RBI
Typhoon HAIMA recently came in which country.
Nobel Price in Economy awarded for work on which topic

Computer Knowledge

Number of Questions – 20
Overall Level – Easy to Moderate

This section was easy to attempt. Questions asked included –
1 nibble = 4 bits
Name of IBM supercomputer – WATSON
Rename Functions in MS Word etc.