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# IBPS PO Prelims : Exam Analysis

IBPS PO prelims exam analysis for exam held on 3 October 2015 (Morning shift).

### Quantitative Aptitude

Except a double diagram Data interpretation set and 2 quadratic equation questions, this section was fairly easy.

Series and Simplification were the easiest part of the exam.

Topic
No. of Questions
Difficulty Level
5
Easy
Series
5
Easy

Simplification
5
Easy
Arithmetic
10
Easy to moderate
Data Interpretation
10
1 set was easy another was moderate
Total
35
Easy

### English Language

Reading comprehensions were picked from fiancial topics. This section was fairly easy.

As expected Para jumbles were difficult.
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
(Financial topics)
10
Moderate
Fill in the blanks
5
Easy
Cloze test
5
Easy
Para-Jumbles
5
Hard
Error spotting
5
Moderate
Total
30
Moderate

### Reasoning Ability

As expected this section was time consuming. Puzzles were hard.

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Syllogism
5
Easy
Coding & Decoding
5
Easy
Inequalities
5
Easy
Circular Sitting Arrangement
5
Moderate
Blood relations and Direction sense
5
Easy
Puzzles(5 variables) Syllogism
10
Hard
Total
35
Hard

### Ideal attempt

Quantitative aptitude - 21-23
Reasoning - 17-18
English - 18-19

### Lessons learnt

1) Skip para jumbles and difficult Reading comprehensions in English language section
2) Skip difficult puzzles in Reasoning
3) Skip complex DI sets

### Important and easy to solve chapters

1. Series (5 marks)
2. Coding-decoding (5 marks)
3. Inequalities (5 marks)
4. Syllogism (5 marks)
5. Cloze tests (5 marks)
6. Simplifications (5 marks)
7. Blood relations (2 marks)
8. Direction sense test (3 marks)
9. Arithmetic (5 marks) (Few questions were difficult from this part)

You can solve these questions very quickly and they carry 40 marks.

#### Tips of the Day

Skip Puzzle in Reasoning section

Expected cutoff - For General category, cutoff should be around 41-43 (on the higher end)