Analysis of IBPS PO 2021 Prelim Exam

#### IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam Analysis held on 4th Dec 2021 (Slot 1)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2021 Prelim exam held on the 4th of December 2021 (Slot 1) 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 were fifteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Table, Table + Pie Chart and on Caselet). The questions on Table, Table + Pie were calculation based and were moderate in nature. The set on Caselet was difficult. There were five questions each on Quadratic Comparisons and Missing number series. The questions on missing number series and Quadratic Comparisons 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, Simple Equation, Ratio, Profit and Loss, Averages, Time and Work, Boats and Streams, Mensuration, Simple Interest, etc.

A student could, therefore, have solved around 16 - 18 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Table, Table + Pie Chart and Caselet) 15 Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Easy
Individual Quant Questions 10 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning:

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

Out of the thirty-five questions in this section, twenty-five questions were on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons – 14 persons, Two Row Arrangement (Seven persons each), Distribution (9 Persons + 3 Cities), Distribution (One after the other five persons; colours), Floor Arrangement (Three floors; two flats; cities)), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were two questions each on Direction Sense and Symbols Notations (Inequalities). There were three questions on Syllogisms (Deductions) – 'Only a few' question type. The questions on Syllogisms (Deductions) and Direction Sense were moderate in nature whereas the questions on Symbols Notations (Inequalities) were easy to solve.

About 26 – 27 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Symbols Notations (Inequalities) 2 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Moderate
Syllogisms / Deductions (Only a few) 3 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Letter Arrangement, Number Arrangement, Pair of letters) 3 Easy
Puzzles
Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons – 14 persons 5 Easy
Two Row Arrangement (Seven persons each) 5 Easy to Moderate
Distribution (9 Persons + 3 Cities) 5 Easy
Distribution (One after the other five persons; colours) 5 Easy to Moderate
Floor Arrangement (Three floors; two flats; cities) 5 Moderate

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 nine questions, of which three were vocab questions (one on Synonym and two on Antonym). The passage was based on 'Phone Addiction'.
• There were five questions each on
• Para Forming Questions (Six statements were given and 5th statement is fixed.
• Error Identification (A sentence is split into four parts and the student is supposed to identify whether there is any grammatical error in any ONE PART of the sentence.
• There were three questions each on Word Usage ('One word - three usages question type')
• There were four questions on
• 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 and IBPS PO 2020 Prelim exam.
• Phrase Replacement REPLACE THE PHRASE IN BOLD in the given sentence to make it grammatically correct.

Thus, about 22 - 23 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 Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 9 Easy to Moderate
Word Interchange 4 Easy
Word Usage 3 Easy
Para Forming Questions 5 Moderate
Error Identification 5 Easy
Phrase Replacement 4 Moderate

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

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 16 - 17
Reasoning Ability 26 - 27
English Language 22 – 23
Overall 64 - 67

#### IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam Analysis held on 4th Dec 2021 (Slot 2)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2021 Prelim exam held on the 4th of December 2021 (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 were sixteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Table, Line Graph and six questions on Caselet). The questions on Data Interpretation were calculation based and were moderate in nature. There were six questions on Quadratic Comparisons and five on Missing number series. The questions on missing number series and Quadratic Comparisons were easy to solve.

Individual questions were eight 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 15 - 16 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Table, Line Graph and Caselet) 16 Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Easy
Individual Quant Questions 8 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning:

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

Out of thirty-five questions in this section, twenty-four questions were on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (Seven Persons; Three facing North and four facing South), Year based puzzle (Eight years), Comparisons (six persons and their heights), Scheduling based puzzle (Six persons; Three months; Two dates + Distribution (Jam), Floor Arrangement (Five floors + Distribution (Fruits)), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were three questions on Blood Relations and four questions on Coding-Decoding. The questions on Blood Relations and Coding-Decoding were easy to solve.

About 25 – 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 questions Difficulty Level
Blood Relations 3 Easy
Coding-Decoding 4 Easy
Miscellaneous (Letter Arrangement, Number Arrangement, Pair of letters) 4 Easy
Puzzles
Linear Arrangement (Seven persons; Three facing North and four facing South) 5 Moderate
Year based puzzle (Eight years) 5 Easy to Moderate
Comparisons (six persons and their heights) 4 Easy
Scheduling based puzzle (Six persons; Three months; Two dates + Distribution (Jam) 5 Moderate
Floor Arrangement (Five floors + Distribution (Fruits) 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 ten questions, of which two were vocab questions (Synonyms) and one question on Fill in the Blank. The passage was based on ‘Boredom’.
• There were six questions on Cloze Test. The passage was based on ‘As pandemic restrictions and lock down are coming to an end’. The questions on Cloze test can be classified as ‘Easy to Moderate’.
• There were two questions each on ‘Sentence Rearrangement’.
• There were three questions on Fill in the Blank (Single Blank).
• There were three questions on 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 and IBPS PO 2020 Prelim exam.
• There were four questions on ‘Phrase Replacement’ REPLACE THE PHRASE IN BOLD in the given sentence to make it grammatically correct.

Thus, about 22 - 23 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 Difficulty Level
Word Interchange 5 Easy
Cloze Test 6 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 2 Easy
Fill in the Blank (Single Blank) 3 Easy
Phrase Replacement 4 Easy to Moderate

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 15 - 16
Reasoning Ability 25 - 26
English Language 22 – 23
Overall 62 - 65