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IBPS SO Marketing Officer 2021: Prelims Exam Analysis and Expected Cut-off

Published on Monday, December 27, 2021
Dear Readers,
The IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2021 was held on 26th December 2021. The overall exam was Moderate - Difficult.

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

English (Shift 1) 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Word Swap 5 Easy
Match the following 4 Easy to Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5 Moderate
Reading Comprehension (2 RC Set Based on Indonesia and immunity) 10 Moderate
Error Detection 5 Easy
Para Jumbles 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous 15-16 Moderate

English (Shift 2)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Word Swap 5 Easy
Reading Comprehension (2 RC set based on American Exchange Commission, Archaeologists in Iraq) 18 Moderate
Error Detection 5 Easy
Para Jumbles 5 Moderate
Sentence Connectors 2 Moderate
Sentence Starters 2 Moderate
Cloze Test based on Artificial Intelligence 5 Moderate
Fillers 5 Moderate
Vocabulary 3 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Shift 1)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Approximation 5 Easy- Moderate
D.I (Caselet DI Based on Mensuration) 5 Moderate
D.I (Tabular) 5 Moderate
D.I (Pie Chart) 5 Moderate
D.I (Line Graph) 5 Moderate
Missing Number series 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous/ Arithmetic 20 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Shift 2)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Approximation 5 Easy- Moderate
D.I (Caselet DI Based on Mensuration) 3 Moderate
D.I (Tabular) 5 Moderate
D.I (Pie Chart) 6 Moderate
D.I (Line Graph) 6 Moderate
Missing Number series 5 Moderate
Inequality 6 Moderate
Quantity Comparision 4 Moderate
Miscellaneous/ Arithmetic 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Shift 1)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzles  (Age, Designation, Schedule ) 15 Moderate
Seating Arrangement (variable based) 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 3 Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Moderate
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Inequality 5 Moderate
Blood Relation 3 Moderate
Machine Input-Output 4 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 4 Moderate
Number Based Series 2 Moderate
Alphabetical Series 1 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Shift 2)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzles  (Floor Based, Age-Based ) 10 Moderate
Seating Arrangement (Double row, Circular, and variable based) 10 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 3 Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Moderate
Syllogism 4 Moderate
Inequality 3 Moderate
Blood Relation 4 Moderate
Coding decoding 5 Moderate
Statement and Assumption 4 Moderate
Statement and Arguments 1 Moderate
Odd one out 1 Moderate
Number Based Questions 2 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate
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