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IBPS PO Prelim Exam Analysis (Shift III) – 23 Oct 2016

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Hello Readers,
Today is the third day of IBPS PO Prelim exam 2016. The same pattern is observed today also. The same type of questions are asked. The same pattern will be there tomorrow also, so prepare accordingly who have their exam tomorrow. So lets see today’s exam analysis also.

Here we are posting the complete exam review section wise.


Total Ques.Max. MarksLevel of DifficultyGood Attempts
Quant3535Moderate18 – 23
Reasoning3535Moderate18 – 25
English3030Easy to Moderate11 – 14

Quant Section

Quant section was easy to moderate carrying good questions. DI is easy, out of 10 questions 6-7 questions can be attempted easily. The topics were

  • Simplification/Approximation – 5 questions (easy)
  • Number series – 5 questions (easy)
  • Quadratic Equation – 5 questions (easy)
  • Data Interpretation (Line graph and Table) – 2 set (5 questions each – easy to moderate)
  • Questions from other topics including Partnership, Time and Work, SI, Averages, Profit/Loss, Mixture and Alligation, Mensuration – 10 questions (easy to moderate)

Reasoning Section

This section was time consuming with 3 puzzles. Today there was no coding decoding questions. But yes like SBI, IBPS did not excluded syllogism. A big relief. Also solving 1 puzzle out of 3 plus all other questions in Reasoning section is just enough.

  • Inequalities – 5 questions (easy)
  • Syllogism – 5 questions(easy)
  • Blood relations – 3 questions (easy)
  • Directions – 3 questions (easy)
  • Ranking – 3 questions (easy)
  • Puzzles n Arrangements – 3 sets (16 questions) (easy to moderate)

English Section

English section was moderate. There were no antonyms and synonyms in the RC this time. RC is time consuming, so try not to get indulge in RC. Attempt other questions with accuracy.

  • Reading Comprehension – 1 passage (7 questions) (moderate)
  • Cloze test – 8 questions (moderate)
  • Error spotting – 10 questions (easy to moderate)
  • Parajumbles – 5 questions (moderate)