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IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis: 15 October 2017

Published on Sunday, October 15, 2017
Hi Students,
The first slot of IBPS PO Prelims exam which was scheduled to be held today i.e. 15 October 2017 is over. According the information that we collected from our contacts, the exam varied between moderate to difficult questions and there were some questions that took a lot of time of the students. Here is the complete exam analysis of the exam. 

According to the exam patter, the paper had 100 questions divided into three sections that are:
English Language: 30 Questions
Reasoning Ability: 35 Questions
Quantitative Aptitude: 35 Questions.

Ideal Attempts

As stated above, the exam varied between moderate to difficult questions, the ideal attempt for the exam will be 55-65. 
Subject Ideal Attempt Difficulty level
English Language 12-14 Moderate to Difficult
Reasoning Ability 16-24 Moderate to difficult
Quantitative Aptitude 19-23 Moderate 

English Language

This section had just three sets. RC, Sentence Rearrangement and Phrase Replacement though students find it difficult because the reading comprehension passage was of very high level and the questions were tricky. Students who were weak in English faced problem in comprehending the passage. While some students find phrase replacement not so difficult, some said it was quite confusing. Similarly in sentence rearrangement, the 10 questions were time consuming. 
Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Difficult
Sentence Arrangement 10 Moderate-Difficult
Phrase replacement 10 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

This section was not too tough for the students who had their concepts cleared and their speed in calculation. Data Interpretation was difficult but the other questions in this section did not consume much time. But still this section was not easy to attempt. The questions were tricky and required speed to complete the paper on time.
Topics No. of Question Level
Quadratic Equations 5 Moderate to difficult
Approximation 6 Moderate to difficult
Data Interpretation 12 Difficult
Average 2 Moderate
Profit & Loss 3 Moderate to difficult
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Moderate to difficult
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate to difficult
Ratio and Proportion 2 Moderate to difficult
Time and Work 1 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning Ability 

This section had 2 sets of puzzles and seating arrangement each. Thus the whole section revolved around this these 4 sets. Other questions like syllogism, inequality and coding decoding were quite moderate and students did not take much time to solve them.
Topics No. of Questions Level
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate-Difficult
Blood Relation 1 Moderate
Coding-decoding 3 Moderate
Inequality 3 Moderate
Machine input-output 3 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Overall, we can say that the paper was moderate to difficult. We wish the aspirant Good Luck for the results and All the best to the candidates who are going to appear in the next slots.
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