IBPS SO Exam Analysis: 31 December 2017

Dear Readers,
The first shift of IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 which is held on today is over now. This year, for the 1st time IBPS has conducted the Prelims exams for Specialist Officers exam. As per the information that we gained from the students, the exam pattern was same as yesterday's exam.
According to us, the ideal attempt for this exam would be 90-100. The overall exam was Moderate - Difficult.

This exam was basically cover three topics: English, Reasoning and General Awareness.
Total 150 questions(50 in each section) were given to be solved in 2 hours.

SectionsIdeal Attempts
English27-30
Reasoning31-35
General Awareness32-35
Total Attempts90-100

English (Moderate):-

This section was not very difficult as there was no change in pattern of question except for cloze test. Reading Comprehension was moderate and fillers were easy.
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Fillers (Single blank)
5
Easy
Sentence Rearrangement
5
Moderate
Phrase Replacement
5
Moderate
Reading Comprehension
20
Moderate
Error Detection
5
Moderate
Cloze Test (New Pattern)
10
Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate):-

5 puzzles and Seating Arrangement based on Circular (2 Variables), Stack Arrangement (1 Variable), Floor Based (2 Variables), Month Based (2 Variables), Linear were asked. Thus this section consumed more time
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
25
Moderate
Data Sufficiency
5
Easy-Moderate
Syllogism
5
Easy-Moderate
Inequality
5
Easy
Coding Decoding
2
Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous
8
Easy-Moderate
Total
50
Easy-Moderate

General Awareness (Moderate):-

As compared to the other sections, this section had some moderate questions. Some questions were asked from static awareness. Some of the questions were based on banking awareness and some were from current affairs.

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