IBPS PO Prelims exam started today. As we all know this year IBPS Changed the recruitment process by including Prelims Exam. The pattern of IBPS PO Prelims exam is similar to SBI PO Prelims.IBPS-Logo

Pattern of Preliminary Exam:100 Questions, 100 Marks, 1 Hour

  • English Language (30 questions, 30 marks)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (35 questions, 35 marks)
  • Reasoning (35 questions, 35 marks)

We present here the detailed section wise exam Analysis of IBPS PO Prelims Exam.


Overall, the exam was moderate. A good number of attempts in the exam were 49 – 58.


Overall, the Reasoning section was easy. Candidates who have done good amount of practice before exam can easily attempt 17 + Questions. There were no questions from Input Output Machine.

This section had questions from following topics

  • Coding Decoding : 5
  • Puzzle: 10
  • Inequalities: 5
  • Syllogism :5
  • Seating Arrangement :5
  • Miscellaneous  :5

Quantitative Aptitude
As expected this section was moderate as well as time consuming in nature and a good number of attempts in this section were 16-25. Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Profit Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Mixture, Age : 10
  • Series : 5
  • Simplification: 5
  • Quadratic Equations: 5
  • Data Interpretation: 10

Overall, the English section was easy to moderate and a well prepared candidate could attempt 18-25 questions. Topic wise break up of the section:

  • Reading Comprehension: 10
  • Jumble Sentences: 5
  • Spotting the error : 5
  • Cloze Passage: 5
  • Fill in the blanks : 5

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