# IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 30 December 2017 (Shift-1)

## IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 30 December 2017 (Shift-1)

Dear Readers, IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis exam has been completed successfully. Here with we have structured the Section Wise Detailed Exam Analysis on IBPS SO 2017 Prelims exam – Detailed Exam Analysis Held on 30th Dec 2017 –1st Slot. Candidates those who are yet to attend the examination can use this analysis.

## Overall IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017-18:

Overall the level of this exam was Moderate.
Keep on reading to know all the details about types of questions asked in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English Language of IBPS SO Prelims

The preliminary exam for IBPS SO was conducted online and had 150 questions for 120 minutes. Candidates have to manage those 120 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning (50 Ques), Quantitative Aptitude (50 Ques), and English (50 Ques).
 Subjects Number of Questions Shift 1st Level Good Attempts Reasoning 50 Moderate 29-33 English 50 Moderate-Difficult 17-20 Quantitative Aptitude 50 Moderate-Difficult 27-29 Overall 150 Moderate-Difficult 81-86

## Quantitative Aptitude Analysis:

The level of quantitative aptitude section was Easy-Moderate. If you are yet to appear for IBPS SO Prelims exam (tomorrow), The first and most basic tip to help you clear quantitative aptitude section’s cut off is that you should work on your calculation speed.
There were 3 sets of DI and a Caselet:
• Tabular
• Pie Chart
• Line Graph
• Caselet
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 28 Moderate
Simplification 5 Moderate
Probability 1 Modearate
Mixture and Allegation 1 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Partnership 1 Moderate
Number Series 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

## English Language Analysis :

The level of English Language was Moderate. Much to the surprise and relief to students this section was not too over the board, with the recently set "conventional pattern" questions ruling the majority; aspirants who have done adequate practice can score in the English Language section of this exam.

There were 2 sets of Reading Comprehension (which did not include question based on vocabulary) and the topics of RCs were -
1. Based on Bitcoin-Cryptocurrency,
2. Related to Driver less Cars.
This exam also added another new type of Word Usage questions and this time it was clubbed with the cloze test's concept. Where a number was assigned to (at the beginning of) various lines in a passage and 3-4 words were marked as bold. Candidates had to identify the one which doesn't fit in the context or is probably misspelled. The passage of this question set was based on technology.

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
20
Difficult
Spotting Error 5
Moderate
Cloze Test (New Pattern)
10
Moderate
Fill in the Blanks (New Pattern)
7
Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement
7 Moderate
Sentence Improvement 5 Difficult
Total
50
Moderate-Difficult

## Reasoning Aptitude Analysis :

There were 5 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
• Circular (2 Variables)
• Stack Arrangement (1 Variable)
• Floor Based (2 Variables)
• Month Based (2 Variables)
• Linear
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Syllogism
5
Moderate
Data Sufficiency
5
Moderate
Inequality
5
Moderate
Puzzle & Sitting Arrangement
25 Moderate- Difficult
Misc (Cause & Effect) + Alphabetical 10 Moderate
Total
50
Moderate- Difficult