# IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 31 December 2017 (Shift-1)

## IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 31st December 2017 (Shift-1)

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

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).

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
 Subjects Total 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 88-96

## IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude:

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
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation28Moderate
Simplification5Moderate
Probability1Modearate
Mixture and Allegation1Moderate
Time and Work1Moderate
Ratio and Proportion1Moderate
Partnership1Moderate
Number Series5Moderate
Miscellaneous2Easy-Moderate
Total50Moderate

## IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis of English Language:

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. Related to Corruption.
2. Related to Britain's Economy.
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.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Spotting Error5Moderate
Cloze Test (New Pattern)10Moderate
Fill in the Blanks (New Pattern)7Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement7Moderate
Sentence Improvement5Difficult
Total50Moderate-Difficult

## IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis of Reasoning Aptitude:

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
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Syllogism5Moderate
Data Sufficiency5Moderate
Inequality5Moderate
Puzzle & Sitting Arrangement25Moderate- Difficult
Misc (Cause & Effect) + Alphabetical10Moderate
Total
50Moderate- Difficult

So in today’s  IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017, the Reasoning section was the easiest and will be the scoring section and the english section was as usual in a different league with that section testing all the candidates to the core by introducing new pattern questions like that of  other exams.

The General awareness section for the Law Officer Posts and Rajabhasa Adhikari was easier. Most of the questions were from the recent current affairs section and a candidate who have studied the current affairs part of recent events would have attempted more number of questions. Static GK and Banking awareness questions accounted for half the number of questions in total and that too were asked from the recent events. So this section will be the score booster for the candidates.

The English section will decide the cutoff marks of the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 and we hope many aspirants have fared well in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017.