IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis - 07 October 2017 - Slot 1


IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis - 07 October 2017 - Slot 1

IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis : The first shift of IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam has been finally conducted at various centres across the country. Now it’s time to have a look at the much awaited IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis. The overall difficulty level of IBPS PO Prelims paper was Moderate. Questions were direct and formula based. IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam is next scheduled on 8th, 14th and 15th October 2017.
For now, let’s have a look at the detailed IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis - 07 October 2017 - Slot 1

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis Over-all: Moderate

Three sections in total were asked in IBPS PO Preliminary Examination: English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative AptitudeOverall level of the IBPS PO exam can be categorised as Moderate
Some of the questions like Inequality etc were easy to attempt while others like Puzzles and miscellaneous questions of quant section were comparatively difficult to attempt.

Based on the sectional and overall level of the exam of IBPS PO conducted in 1st slot, here is the number of good attempts:

English Language15-16 Questions
Quantitative Aptitude23-25 Questions
Reasoning Ability25-27 Questions
Overall Attempts53-55 Questions

IBPS PO Exam Analysis Quantitative Aptitude: Moderate

In Quantitative Aptitude Section, the level of paper was Moderate.
  • There were no questions asked from Quadratic Equations this year. 
  • Questions were asked from Number Series, DI, Line graph and from Tables.
Topic No. of
Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Simplification 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 10 Calculative & Difficult
Discount 1 Moderate
Compound Interest  1 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Time & Work 1 Moderate
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio & Proportion 1 Moderate-Difficult
Boat & Stream 1 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate

IBPS PO Exam Analysis English Language: Moderate-Difficult

As expected, English Language section was twisted and the level of paper was Moderate to Difficult compared to the other two sections asked in IBPS PO Prelims.
  • The level of the section was difficult as compared to last year. 
  • The pattern of Spotting Errors was slightly changed. 
  • Maximum Questions were asked from Reading Comprehension and Error Detection and Correction
  • There is no Cloze Test & Para-Jumbled.
Topic No. of
Reading Comprehension   10 Moderate - Difficult 
Phrasal Verb 5 Moderate - Difficult
Errors Correction 10 Moderate - Difficult
Total 30 Moderate - Difficult

IBPS PO Exam Analysis Reasoning Ability: Moderate

The level of Reasoning Ability section asked in IBPS PO Prelims 2017 was Moderate.
  • The number and level of the puzzles was increased this year. 
  • There were no major changes in this section. 
  • Maximum Questions were asked from Syllogism, Inequalities, Sitting Arrangement, and Puzzles.
The questions were:
Topic No. of Questions Level
Inequalities 5 Easy- Moderate
Syllogism 5 Easy-Moderate
Sitting Arrangement & Puzzles (Linear, Circular, Day and Color, Floor) 20 Moderate to Difficult
Oder Ranking 2 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 1 Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Moderate
Total 35 Easy to Moderate

IBPS PO Prelims Expected Cut Off 2017

You can check out the expected cutoff of IBPS PO Preliminary exam 2017, based on the level of the exam conducted today.
English Language8-9 marks
Reasoning Ability9-10 marks
Quantitative Aptitude9-10 marks
Overall Expected Cut Off50-52 marks
If you remember any question from the exam, do share it in the comments section. 

Note: Only recommendation for aspirants who are yet to attempt IBPS PO 2017 Exam in the upcoming days/shifts would be – “AVOID NEGATIVE MARKING”.

Questions Asked in IBPS PO Prelims 07 October 2017
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