Hello Aspirants,

The IBPS PO prelims exam 2017 begins & the third shift of the first day is over. It is a qualifying test, candidates are required to pass in each section & score the necessary cutoffs to get shortlisted for the SBI PO main exam.

The overall exam is said to be moderate to difficult. Smart work will work in the game. The same Question Pattern is expected in the upcoming Shifts also. All the candidates are requested to do practice on the topics mentioned below. Let’s see today’s exam analysis also.

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Exam Pattern:

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Section-wise Analysis:

SectionLevel of DifficultyGood Attempts
Shift IIIIIIIV
QuantModerate to Difficult19 – 2118 – 2017 – 19 18 – 20
ReasoningModerate25 – 2724 – 2623 -27 22 – 25
EnglishModerate to Difficult16 – 1817 – 1915 -17 13 – 15

Overall Good Attempts:  (50 – 56)

Chapter-wise Analysis

English Section

English section was tricky. Questions are asked from the topics mentioned below. No Cloze test and Fill ups.

EnglishNo QuesDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension10Easy to Moderate
Cloze test(New Pattern)10Moderate
Sentence Correction / Phrase Replacement10Easy to Moderate
Shift –Wise Good AttemptsShift 1Shift 2Shift 3Shift 4
Reading Comprehension2 – 5 3 – 5 4 – 6 3 – 5
Error Spotting6 – 7 5 – 7 4 – 7 3 – 6
Sentence Correction / Phrase Replacement5 – 6 4 – 6 5 – 8 4 – 7
Over all good attempt16 – 18 17 -19 15 – 1713 – 15

Reasoning section

This section is little bit time-consuming with 4 puzzles. Questions are asked from the topics mentioned below.

Reasoning AptitudeNo QuesDifficulty Level
Puzzles and Arrangements20[ Floor, Month, Linear]Moderate to Difficult
Syllogism/Coding – Decoding(old Pattern)/Input Output5Moderate
Inequalities5Moderate
Miscellaneous5Easy
Shift –Wise Good AttemptsShift 1Shift 2Shift 3Shift 4
Puzzles and Arrangements10 – 15 10 – 15 10 – 15 10 – 15
Syllogism/Coding – Decoding(old Pattern)5 5 5 5
Inequalities5 5 5 5
Miscellaneous3 4 3 4
Over all Good attempts25 – 27 24 – 26 23 – 27 22 – 25

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant section is moderate. This section includes new type questions in Arithmetic. Questions are asked from the topics mentioned below.

Quantitative AptitudeNo QuesDifficulty Level
Number Series5Easy to Moderate
Data Interpretation10Easy to Moderate
Approximation5Easy
Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)10Moderate to Difficult
Shift – Wise Good AttemptsShift 1Shift 2Shift 3Shift 4
Number Series/Quadratic Equation 5 5 5 5
Data Interpretation 7 – 9 7 – 8 6 – 8 6 – 8
Approximation 5 5 5 5
Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.) 3 – 5 4 – 5 4 – 6 4 – 5
Over all Good attempts 19 – 21 18 – 20 17 – 19 18 – 20

Sectional & Overall Attempts by Candidates: (From Exam Centre)

CandidatesEnglishReasoningQuantOverall Attempts
Shift – 1 172218 57
Shift – 2 18 2619 63
Shift – 3 16 2518 59
Shift – 4 14 2319 56

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