Paper analysis of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2018 (Slot- 1) conducted on October 13, 2018
The exam is being conducted in four time slots, two each in morning and evening. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.
Today was the first day of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) PO Preliminary Exam 2018. The exam is being conducted in four time slots, two each in morning and evening.
A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes.
All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while every incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.
The detailed break-up of IBPS PO Prelims 2018 exam is as follows:
Sectional and overall expected cut-off of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2018:
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.
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 questions 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.
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.