HIGHLIGHTS: IBPS PO prelims 2018 paper analysis

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 HIGHLIGHTS: The examination will be conducted on October 14, 20 and 21, admit cards of which is available for download till October 14, 2018

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IBPS PO Prelims 2018 HIGHLIGHTS: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has conducted the preliminary examination for recruitment to the posts of Probationary Officers on Saturday, October 13. The examination is scheduled to be conducted on October 14, 20 and 21 as well and admit cards will be available for download till October 14, 2018.

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It is mandatory for the candidates to carry their call letters to the examination centre, which contains details such as examination venue, exam duration, roll number, name and other information. Candidates should keep in mind that if they fail to carry the same, they will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

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18:36 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO Prelims 2018: Check analysis of English section

This section has been tagged as 'Moderate’ by our students.

The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised 5 questions, of which 1 was a vocab question.

Questions on Phrase Replacement comprised a sentence in which a part was in bold font. This was followed by three phrases numbered (I), (II) and (III), from which one of more could be picked from five choices listed below them.

There were 6 questions on the conventional Error Identification pattern.

There were 5 questions on single blank fillers and 6 questions on Cloze test.

A comparatively new question type was posed this year to our test takers. A sentence with four words in bold, and numbered A, B ,C and D was given. A candidate was expected to read and decide if the words in bold were correct per se, or needed any rearrangement. The correct choice was to be picked accordingly.

18:34 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO Prelims 2018: Expert's take on Reasoning section

This section has been given a 'Moderate' tag. There were 20 questions on Puzzles (Linear, Circular, Floor based and on persons sitting around a Rectangular table), which were of moderate level of difficulty. There were five questions each on Coding – Decoding and Symbols and Notations. These questions ranged from easy to moderate. The three questions on Direction Sense were moderate and time-consuming. About 20-22 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. 

18:32 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO Prelims 2018: How was Quantitative Aptitude, expert's take

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as moderate and was calculation based. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam.

There was no question on Simplifications, Approximations, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison. There were 10 to 12 questions (2 sets) on Data Interpretation (5-6 questions on Line Graph and 5-6 questions on Bar + Table). Questions on line graph were easy to moderate while questions on Bar+ Table were lengthy and calculation based. There were 5 questions each on Wrong number series and Quadratic Comparisons. Questions on Quadratic comparisons were easy to solve whereas questions on Wrong number series were moderate in nature.

Individual questions were 13 to 15 in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate and difficult ones.

A student could therefore, have solved around 17 - 19 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

18:29 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO slot III analysis: Check paper analysis of Reasoning Ability section

The Reasoning Ability section was dominated by questions based on Analytical Reasoning. There were four different sets of based on various kinds of Seating Arrangement and Data Arrangement. There were no questions based on Syllogism in this exam. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

18:27 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO Slot III paper analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

18:19 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO Prelims analysis slot III: How was the English paper

The Reading Comprehension was based on economy. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

16:14 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO Prelims slot two: Check paper analysis of Reasoning Ability

The Reasoning Ability section was dominated by questions based on Analytical Reasoning. There were five different sets of based on various kinds of Seating Arrangement and Data Arrangement. There were no questions based on Syllogism in this exam. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.

16:10 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO Prelims slot two analysis: How was Quantitative Aptitude section

The Quantitative Aptitude section saw questions from a variety of topics. Some commonly asked topics were Time Speed and Distance, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Partnership, Probability, Time and work, Percentage and Ratio & Proportion. There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate, since most of the questions were calculative and hence the questions asked for the approximate value for the answer.

16:04 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO Prelims slot two analysis: How was the English paper

The English Language section comprised of questions based on Reading Comprehension, Spot the Error, Phrase/Word replacement, Para jumbles, Word usage and Match the statements. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult

14:31 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO prelims 2018: Last minute tips before appearing for the examinations

Online mock tests: Do not try to attempt any new topic at the last moment. It will only create confusion and make you nervous. If you want to revise or check your preparation for the last time, just attempt one or two mock tests. They are the best in giving you a detailed result of where you stand along with highlighting your strong and weak points. This will give you enough confidence to sit for the final examination.

13:42 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO prelims 2018: Documents need to carry inside the exam hall

Identity proof: Candidates also have to bring one photo identity proof such as passport/Aadhaar/ PAN card/ driving license/ voter’s Id card/ bank passbook with duly attested photograph/identity card issued by school or college/gazetted officer in the official letterhead in original as well as a self-attested photocopy thereof. The same should be submitted along with the call letter to the invigilators.

13:32 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO Prelims 2018: Know these important things to carry in the examination hall

Call letter: It is mandatory for the candidates to carry their call letter at the examination centre. It will contain details such as examination venue, exam duration, roll number, name and other information. Candidates should keep in mind that if they fail to carry the same, they will not be allowed to enter the examination hall in any case.

13:09 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO Prelims 2018: Which items are prohibited to carry inside the exam hall

There are few items which are not allowed inside the hall such as mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices. Carrying the same will lead to disqualification of the candidates.

12:53 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO prelims 2018: Paper analysis of Reasoning Ability section

The Reasoning Ability section of IBPS PO Preliminary 2018 was dominated by questions based on Analytical Reasoning. There were two sets of Sitting Arrangement questions with persons facing in opposite direction. In Floor Arrangement, name and orders placed were to be arranged on 5 different floors. Directions based set was easy and requires no calculation. No questions based on Syllogism were there in the exam. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

12:45 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO prelims 2018: Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude section

The Quantitative Aptitude section of IBPS PO Preliminary 2018 saw questions from a variety of topics. Some commonly asked topics were Mensuration, Time Speed and Distance, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Partnership, Age, and Profit, Loss and Discount. This year data interpretation sets contain more number of questions than usual as one set has 6 question and the other one has 7 questions based on it. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult since most of the questions were calculative and hence the questions asked for the approximate value for the answer.

12:35 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO prelims 2018: How was the English paper

The English Language section of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2018 comprised of questions based on Reading Comprehension, Spot the Errors, Cloze test, fill in the blanks, interchange words and Phrase Replacement. The Reading Comprehension was based on information circulation. The interchanging words questions were having 5 to 6 bold words, which needs to be interchanged to make the sentence meaningful. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

12:28 (IST) 13 Oct 2018
IBPS PO prelims 2018: Difficult, easy; how was the paper of slot one

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS PO) recruitment examinations has started from today, October 13, the examinations will be held on October 14, 20, and 21 and the admit card will be available online till October 14. The first half of the examination has been concluded, and according to the analyst, the paper was moderate

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 HIGHLIGHTS: The examination is scheduled to be conducted till October 21

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 HIGHLIGHTS: Candidates also have to bring one photo identity proof such as passport/Aadhaar/ PAN card/ driving license/ voter’s Id card/ bank passbook with duly attested photograph/identity card issued by school or college/gazetted officer in the official letterhead in original as well as a self-attested photocopy thereof. The same should be submitted along with the call letter to the invigilators.