# IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis - 08 October 2017 - Slot 4

## IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis - 08 October 2017 - Slot 4

IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis : The Second 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 - 08 October 2017 - Slot 4
The Prelims Exam for IBPS PO will be held in total 4 slots.
The Time slots are as follows : 8:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm & 3.30 pm.

## Exam Pattern of IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam :

The Prelims Examination will consist of three sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language.
• The Question paper is of 100 marks and time allotted for the exam is 1 hour.
• Negative marking of 0.25 marks is applied on each wrong answer.

## IBPS PO Prelims Over-all Exam Analysis:  Moderate-Difficult

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 4th slot, here is the number of good attempts:

• There were no questions from Number Series in this shift.
• Number of puzzles was more as compared to previous slots

 English Language 15-16 Questions Quantitative Aptitude 20-22 Questions Reasoning Ability 21-23 Questions Overall Attempts 52-55 Questions

## IBPS PO Exam Analysis Quantitative Aptitude: Moderate

In Quantitative Aptitude Section, the level of paper was Moderate.
• The only change seen in this shift is that questions from Number Series were asked in place of Quadratic Equations.
• There were only 2 sets of DI:
1. Tabular DI was quite time-consuming and the data was difficult to comprehend. (Data of people working in 3 departments of 5 different companies was given).
2. Pie Chart included data of students appeared and qualified
TopicNo. of
Questions
Level
5
Easy-Moderate
Average
1
Moderate
Approximation
6
Moderate
Data Interpretation
12
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.
• Reading Comprehension: Related to  Global Warming and Paris Climate Pact
• There were 4-5 questions of Antonyms and synonyms with the passage.
• The only change seen in this shift was the questions of Machine Input-Output were asked in place of Syllogism.
• Although it may seem that the error detection questions are totally from a new pattern but upon reading the directions carefully you will find that you can attempt them.
TopicNo. of
Questions
Level
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.
• There were no major changes in this section.
• Maximum Questions were asked from Syllogism, Inequalities, Sitting Arrangement, and Puzzles.
• There were 04 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
1. Square puzzle, with 4 people facing inside and 4 facing outside.
2. One linear arrangement
3. One box based puzzle, 6 boxes were given and weight of 2 of them was provided.
4. Scheduling based puzzle, with people working in different organisations.
The questions were:
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
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 Language 8-9 marks Reasoning Ability 9-10 marks Quantitative Aptitude 9-10 marks Overall Expected Cut Off 50-52 marks
If you remember any question from the exam, do share it in the comments section.