Go through the detailed information about IBPS SO Shift 1 Analysis in this post. Know the difficulty level and good attempts of the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019. As the Exam is conducted on December 28 & 29, 2019, candidates are suggested to go through the analysis to know-how was the exam. 

  • The IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019 is conducting in two shifts i.e., one is in the morning and another in the afternoon.
  • To help each candidate understand the difficulty level of the exam and which questions appeared in the exam, we provide a detailed analysis.
  • Candidates can check the IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 to get an overall review of the exam. 

IBPS SO Shift 1 Exam Analysis 2019

Candidates who are appearing for the IBPS Specialist Prelims Exam are suggested to have a look at the detailed IBPS SO Shift 1 exam analysis so that you can estimate the difficulty level of the paper. Candidates can check the IBPS SO Shift Timings to know their exam timings and at what time to report.  This IBPS SO Prelims Shift 1 Analysis explains the questions asked in the exam and difficulty level fo each subject.

IBPS SO Shift 1 Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 (December 29, 2019)

The table below will provide you with the analysis of all the Sections in the IBPS SO Shift 1-

Subject No. of Questions Difficulty Level No. of Good Attempts
Reasoning 50 moderate 28-32
English Language 50 easy-moderate 38-42
General Awareness (For Law Officer and Rajbahsha Adhikari) 50 moderate-difficult 28-32
Quantitative Aptitude (For IT officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer) 50 tough 34-39
Total 150 moderate 128-145

IBPS SO Shift 1 Reasoning Analysis (December 29, 2019)

The reasoning section had an easy to moderate difficulty level. In reasoning section,5 questions of 1 mark each came from  the Substitutional Coding topic,questions came from Inequality topic of total 3 marks, questions of 5 marks came from Syllogism topic, 3 marks from Blood Relation topic and 3 marks from Direction topic. 6 marks of questions came from the Logical Reasoning portion based assumption,arguement ,cause and effect statements , 1 question came on impose(+1-1)  and three puzzle with 5 questions for each puzzle also came.The first puzzle included was regarding 8 persons sitted on a square table ,the second puzzle was about six persons in an office and the third puzzle was regarding seven persons going in an event with 3 different gadget. And lastly, one direction based question was also asked. easy-moderate pattern.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 15 easy-moderate
Logical Reasoning 6 difficult
Coding-Decoding 5 moderate
Inequalities 3 easy
Syllogism 5 moderate-difficult
Blood Relation 3 moderate
Direction Sense 1 moderate
Miscellaneous 12 moderate -easy
Total 50 moderate

IBPS SO Shift 1 English Analysis (December 29, 2019)

For English Language Section,two reading comprehension came with overall 20 marks. It was based on entrepreneurship topic.There were Starters and Connecters questions of total 5 marks, Close Test questions of around 5 questions and Error Detection questions where correct and incorrect statements were asked to be chosen . Word Swap questions of 7 marks was there in the question paper.No sentence rearrangement question was present in the question paper.Statement based Word usage question was present of 6 marks.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 14 easy-moderate
Close Test 5 moderate
Word Replacement 3 tough
Word Swap 7 moderate
Error Detection easy-moderate
Word Usage 6 easy-moderate
Sentence Connectors 5 tough
Miscellaneous 5 easy-moderate
Total 50 easy-moderate

IBPS SO Shift 1 General Awareness Analysis (December 29, 2019)

The General Awareness Section can be considered to be on the moderate to difficult on the difficulty level.The topics from which questions came are as follows-

13th South Asian games PUMA's Brand Ambassador
COP 25 Gramin and Krishi Sammilan
FIFA's Player of the year Defence Exercise between US & India
NSE Defence Exercise between India & Russia
ASPIRE Scheme for MSME Nagarhole National Park
Cancer Day's theme in 2019 SWIFT Payment system
Famous personality-Pravin Jagnath Baroda Gramin Merge
Bharat Bonds ASEAN Summit
Gorewara Zoo -


IBPS SO Shift 1 Quantitative Aptitude Analysis (December 29, 2019)

In Quantitative Aptitude Section,15 marks were allotted to Data Interpretation topic related questions on pie Chart,Line Graph,Table with 5 marks each. There were three Data Interpretation Topics with 5 marks each.Five Questions came from Quadratic Equation,five mark questions from wrong Number Series  and Data Sufficiency questions of 5 marks was there.Around 20 questions were from Word Problem and 5 questions from Caselet .

Questions-

  •  x2+2x-24=0 , y2+13y+40=0
  • x2-6x=8=0 , 2y2-17y=36=0
  • 12x2-7x+1=0 , 12y2-11y=2=0
  • 2x2-9x+4=o , 3y2-13y+4=0

The table below will give you the basic analysis of the Quantitative Aptitude Section-

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation 15 moderate
Quadratic Equations 5 difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 moderate- difficult
Word Problem 20 moderate
Miscellaneous  5 moderate- difficult
Total 50 moderate

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IBPS SO Shift 1 Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 (December 28, 2019)

Subject No. of Questions Difficulty Level No. of Good Attempts
Reasoning 50 Moderate 28-38
English Language 50 Easy to Moderate 30-40
General Awareness (For Law Officer and Rajbahsha Adhikari) 50 Moderate 25-32
Quantitative Aptitude (For IT officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer) 50 Easy to Moderate 30-38
Total 150 Easy to Moderate 105-115

IBPS SO Shift 1 Reasoning Analysis (December 28, 2019)

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 5 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5 Moderate
Inequalities 5 Easy to Moderate
Syllogism 4 Moderate
Blood Relation 4 Easy
Alphabet Based 3 Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Miscellaneous 2 Easy to Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

IBPS SO Shift 1 English Analysis (December 28, 2019)

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 10-12 Moderate
Close Test 5 Moderate
Para Jumbles 5 Moderate
Word Replacement 5 Moderate
Double Fillers 5 Moderate
Error Detection 5 Moderate
Column Based 5 Moderate
Sentence Connectors 5 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous 3 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

IBPS SO Shift 1 General Awareness Analysis (December 28, 2019)

The General Awareness section was easy to moderate difficulty level. The questions were asked from Banking Awareness, Current Affairs, Static GK and latest events.

IBPS SO Shift 1 Quantitative Aptitude Analysis (December 28, 2019)

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Quadratic Equations 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous and Word Problems 25 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate


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FAQ's

When is the IBPS SO Prelims Exam conducted?

The IBPS SO Prelims Exam is conducted on December 28 & 29, 2019. 

How many shifts are there in IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019?

There are a total of 2 shifts each day in IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019. 

What is the IBPS SO Shift 1 timings?

The IBPS SO Shift 1 is conducted from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

When will the IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 done?

The IBPS SO Exam Analysis will be done after receiving the feedback about the question paper from students who had appeared for the exam.

What does the IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 include?

The IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 include difficulty level, good attempts, and which questions were asked in the exam.

What is the time duration for completing the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019?

The total time duration to complete the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019 is 120 minutes.