IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26th November 2017

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IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26th November 2017 – Get complete exam analysis and review of good attempts, questions asked and difficulty level of exam.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26th November 2017

IBPS PO Mains 2017 Recruitment Exam is over. Now its time to analyze the Examination held today and go through the questions asked. Several Students appeared for the exam bringing them closer to their dreams of becoming a probationary officer in a Public sector bank.

Check Out the IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018 below:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018 

Without wasting time, let’s get to analyzing the paper.

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Examination Paper Pattern for IBPS PO Mains 2017: 

Level II – Main Examination: During this time, IBPS PO Question paper has merged two papers viz. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude. Therefore, there are only 4 sections instead of the erstwhile 5 sections.



Name of Tests 


No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each test  (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
TOTAL 155 200 3 hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

IBPS PO Mains 2017-18 Exam ANALYSIS (OVER-ALL):

The Exam was difficult and there were no questions on computer aptitude section. There were new questions on reasoning and English section. The Reasoning section was very difficult for most students. With the limited time, most students had difficulty solving the paper given its difficult nature.

Name of Tests 


Good Attempts
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude  16-19
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness  12-14
English Language  19-21
Data Analysis & Interpretation  24-28
TOTAL  74-78
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)  Subjective paper

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26th November 2017: Data Analysis and Interpretation

Data Analysis and Interpretation:  Moderate-Difficult Level

This section had 35 questions for 60 marks with a time limit of 45 minutes.  The inequality questions were based on “Quantity 1 and Quantity 2 Pattern and among the set of 5 questions of inequality 2 questions were based on diagrams. There were 3 sets of DI with 4 questions in each of the set. Following were the types of DI:

  • Tabular (Missing) +Bar
  • Tabular
  • Caselet

The questions were as follows:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15  Difficult
Data Sufficiency 5  Difficult
Wrong Number Series 5 Moderate-Difficult
Inequality (Q1, Q2 Type) 5 Moderate-Difficult
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

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IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26th November 2017: English

English Language – Difficult Level

This section had 35 questions for 40 marks with a time limit of 40 minutes. There were many new introductions in new pattern questions in English Section of this exam. The cloze test questions were from an entirely new pattern, where there were two possible answers against a blank. There were new types of connector questions where 2 words were given, and five sentences and students had to identify the combination of sentences that can be connected using the given two connecting words. Error Detection questions too were confusing, as in a sentence there was a part marked in bold which was grammatically correct, and in the rest of the sentence, the student had to identify the erroneous part. There were 2 reading comprehensions with 5 questions in each set. It is best to stay calm under such circumstances owing to the difficulty level.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Difficult
Cloze Test 5 Moderate
Error Detection 5 Moderate-Difficult
Rephrasing Sentence to correct grammatical form 4 Difficult
Connector Usage 5 Moderate-Difficult
Double Filler 2 Moderate
Para Jumble (New Pattern) 4 Difficult
Total 35 Difficult

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26th November 2017: Reasoning and Computer
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude – Difficult Level

The Reasoning section was unexpectedly very difficult. Most students assume that Quantitative aptitude to be difficult in an exam. However, the reasoning section was difficult this time. There were around 10 questions on the logical reasoning that included questions on course of action, cause, and effect, conclusion, and inference, 1-2 small para puzzles. The questions were tricky and lengthy to solve. There were no questions on Computer aptitude.

The following types of puzzles were asked:

  1. Linear (North-South) 2 Variable
  2. Small-Para Puzzles
  3. Circular (with uncertain information as the number of people in the seating arrangement was not given e.g. more than 10 people are sitting on a circular table)
  4. Figure Based Puzzle

The questions were as follows :

Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 15 Difficult
Logical Reasoning 10 Difficult
Coded Blood Relation 4 Difficult
Coded Direction Sense 5 Difficult
Input-Output 5 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 2 Difficult
Micellaneous 4 Difficult
Total 45 Difficult

 IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26th November 2017: General Economy and Banking Awareness

General Economy and Banking Awareness:  Moderate Level
The level of this question was Moderate when compared to the rest of the exam. There were around 3 questions from Budget and 3-4 questions from static awareness.

  • Full Form of SWIFT.
  • Full form of AMRUT
  • Maximum Deposit allowed in IPPB Savings Account
  • Fugli is the dance form of which state?
  • Question-based on WEO Survey
  • Who is the writer of India 2017 Yearbook?
  • Question-based on G7 Summit 2018
  • Question-based on Commonwealth Games 2018
  • Question-based on function of RBI
  • Which body introduced Kisan Vikas Patra?
  • Question related to Panna National Park
  • Winner of FIFA U-17
  • Full form of LTV
  • Bandhan bank provides a loan under which major loan segment?
  • M.V. Sridhar is related to which field?
  • 12th November is observed as which day?

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IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26th November 2017: Descriptive Writing Test in English

Descriptive Writing Test in English – Subjective Paper
English Language (Letter & Essay Writing) for 25 marks, time limit 30 minutes. There were 3 Essays and 3 Letter Writing Topics from which a candidate can choose from. This was a subjective paper and hence it depends on the candidate’s ability to write Essays and letters. The purpose is to judge the communication skills and writing ability.

Essay topic:

  1. Which reform in Indian education can be compared with International level
  2. Advantages & Disadvantages of Cashless Payment Modes.
  3. Is use of Technology & Gadgets making people incompetent?

 Letter Writing:
1. Write a Letter to you friend encouraging and advising him to plan his own start-up
2. Letter to your office colleague
3. Write a letter to the branch manager requesting him to block your credit card as you’ve lost it and ask him to issue you a new card.

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    1. Good Attempts are number of questions that can be answered correctly in the given time which is why they are known as good attempts.

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