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#### Analysis of IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 10th Oct 2020 (Slot 3)

Analysis of IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 10th Oct 2020 (Slot 3)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2020 Prelim exam held on the 10th of October 2020 (Slot 3) has been presented below.

Snapshot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above-mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as easy to moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions was asked in this slot of the exam.

There was no question on Quadratic Comparisons, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison.

There were fourteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions on Table, six questions on Pie Chart and three questions on Caselet). The data was easy to understand in all the sets. The questions were calculation based and were moderate in nature. There were five questions on Approximations and six questions on Missing number series. The questions on missing number series and Approximations were easy to solve.

There were no questions on Quadratic Comparisons.

Individual questions were ten in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate, and difficult ones. These questions were based on Ages, Simple Equation, Ratio, Profit and Loss, Averages, Time and Work, Boats and Streams, Mensuration, Simple Interest, etc..

A student could, therefore, have solved around 22 - 24 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Table, Pie Chart and Caselet) 14 Easy to Moderate
Approximations 5 Easy
Missing Number Series 6 Easy
Individual Questions:
Simple Equation 1 Easy to Moderate
Ages 1 Easy to Moderate
Ratio 2 Easy to Moderate
Profit and Loss 1 Easy to Moderate
Averages 1 Easy to Moderate
Mensuration 1 Easy to Moderate
Time and Work 1 Easy to Moderate
Boats and Streams 1 Easy to Moderate
Simple Interest 1 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning:

This section has been given an 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were twenty questions on Puzzles (Circular Arrangement (Eight persons; Four of them facing towards centre and four of them facing away from the centre), Distributions (6 persons bought six different things on different occasions), Linear Arrangement + QBR ( Six persons of different ages all facing North), Distribution ( 8 persons, 8 years), Comparisons ( 6 boxes with different weights)), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were four questions each on Syllogisms (Deductions) and Coding-Decoding. The questions on Syllogisms (Deductions) were moderate n nature whereas the questions on Coding – Decoding were easy to moderate.

About 23-25 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Blood Relations 1 Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense 1 Easy to Moderate
Syllogisms / Deductions (Only a few) 4 Moderate
Coding – Decoding 4 Easy
Miscellaneous (Meaningful word, Pair of letters) 2 Easy
Puzzles
Circular Arrangement (Eight persons; Four of them facing towards centre and four of them facing away from the centre) 5 Easy to Moderate
Distributions (Six persons bought six different things on different occasions) 5 Moderate
Linear Arrangement + QBR (Six persons of different ages all facing North) 5 Moderate
Distribution (8 persons, 8 years) 5 Moderate
Comparisons (6 boxes with different weights) 3 Easy

English Language:

This section has been tagged as 'Easy to Moderate' by our students

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised of eight questions, of which two were vocab questions (one each on Synonym and Antonym), and one was based on FIB. The passage was based on 'Machine Learning'.
• There were five questions each on
• Sentence Rearrangement (A statement has been divided into five segments, each of which is denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Rearrange all the segments to form a coherent statement)
• Word Interchange (One sentence with three words in bold was given, and the aspirant was expected to rearrange/interchange the given words to form a grammatically meaningful sentence. This model was earlier present in IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2019 Main exam.)
• Cloze Test
• There were four questions each on
• Error Identification (In each of the questions below, a sentence is split into four parts. Read the sentence and identify whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in ONE PART of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error' as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).
• There were three questions on Grammatically Correct Sentences (Given below are three statements, one has to identify the grammatically correct sentences. More than one sentence can be correct)
• There were four questions on Phrase Replacement (Which of the phrases given below each sentence should REPLACE THE PHRASE IN BOLD to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5), 'No correction required', as the answer)

Thus, about 20 - 21 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Cloze Test 5
Sentence Rearrangement 5
• Grammatically Correct Sentences (Given below are three statements, one has to identify the grammatically correct sentences. More than one sentence can be correct) 3
• Word Interchange (One sentence with three words in bold was given, and the aspirant was expected to rearrange/interchange the given words to form a grammatically meaningful sentence. This model was earlier present in IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2019 Main exam.) 5
Phrase Replacement 4

Overall, the paper was a combination of easy, moderate questions across all the three sections and can hence be rated as 'Easy to Moderate'.

Good Attempts:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 22 - 24
Reasoning Ability 23 - 25
English Language 20 – 21
Overall 65 - 70

#### Analysis of IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 10th Oct 2020 (Slot 2)

Analysis of IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 10th Oct 2020 (Slot 2)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2020 Prelim exam held on the 10th of October 2020 (Slot 2) has been presented below.

Snapshot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above-mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as easy to moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions was asked in this slot of the exam.

There was no question on Approximations, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison.

There were fifteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Bar graph, Line graph and Pie Chart). The data is easy, but the questions were calculation based and were moderate in nature. The questions based on Line graph were lengthy compared to bar graph and pie chart. There were five questions each on Missing Number Series and Quadratic Comparisons. Questions on Quadratic comparisons and Missing Number Series were easy to solve.

Individual questions were ten in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate, and difficult ones. These questions were based on Ages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Alligations, Time and Work, Time & Distance, Compound Interest etc...

A student could, therefore, have solved around 19 - 21 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Bar graph, Line graph and Pie Chart) 15 Easy to Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Easy
Quadratic Comparisons 5 Easy
Individual Questions: 10 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning:

This section has been given an 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were twenty questions on Puzzles (Floor Arrangement + Distribution – (10 persons; 10 colours – 5 floors and 2 flats), Circular Arrangement + Distribution ( 8 Persons, four of them facing towards centre and four of them facing towards outside + Colours), Box Arrangement(6 boxes), Designation based puzzle), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were three questions each on Syllogisms (Deductions), Blood Relations, Direction Sense and Symbols and Notations. The questions on Symbols and Notations and Blood Relations were easy to solve whereas the questions on Direction sense can be classified as easy to moderate. The three questions on Syllogisms (Only a few model) which were moderate in nature.

About 24-26 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Symbol and Notations (Inequalities) 5 Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Easy to Moderate
Blood Relations 3 Easy
Coding – Decoding 1 Easy
Miscellaneous (Pairs of letters, Meaningful word etc.) 3 Easy
Puzzles
Designation based puzzle 5 Easy
Circular Arrangement + Distribution (8 Persons, four of them facing towards centre and four of them facing towards outside + Colours) 5 Moderate
(Floor Arrangement + Distribution – (10 persons; 10 colours – 5 floors and 2 flats) 5 Moderate
Box Arrangement (6 boxes) 5 Easy

English Language:

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

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised of 8 questions, of which two were vocab questions (Synonyms), and one was based on FIB. The passage was based on 'Artificial Intelligence Vs Human Intelligence'.
• There were five questions each on
• Word Interchange (five words) (Each of the following questions has five underlined parts that may or may not be in their correct places in the sentences. Identify which of the given pairs correctly indicate the PAIRS OF WORDS WHICH SHOULD BE INTERCHANGED to make the sentences grammatically and meaningfully correct without changing the meaning of the sentences. If any of the given sentences is correct as it is and no interchange is required, choose (5) i.e. No interchange required' as your answer.)
• Para Forming Questions (Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below.)
• Error Identification (In each of the questions below, a sentence is split into four parts. Read the sentence and identify whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in ONE PART of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error' as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).
• There were seven questions on Fill in the blanks (Two fillers). Thus, about 21 - 23 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Thus, about 20 - 21 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Fill in the blanks (Two blanks) 7
Para Forming (5 sentences) 5
Error Identification 5
Word Interchange (five words) 5

Overall, the paper was a combination of easy, moderate questions across all the three sections and can hence be rated as 'Easy to Moderate'.

Good Attempts:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 19 - 21
Reasoning Ability 24 - 26
English Language 21 – 23
Overall 64 - 70