IBPS PO 2022 Prelim Exam Analysis

#### SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam Analysis held on 19th Dec 2022 (Slot 3)

The analysis of the SBI PO 2022 Prelim exam held on the 19th Dec 2022 (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 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 moderate.

There were fifteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Pie Chart, Bar Graph and Caselet). Questions on Data Interpretation were time-consuming and lengthy. There were five questions each on Quadratic Comparisons and Wrong Number Series. The questions based on Quadratic Comparisons and Wrong Number Series were easy to moderate.

Individual Quant questions were ten in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate, and difficult ones.

A student could, therefore, have solved around 15 - 16 questions in 20 minutes if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of questions
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Pie Chart, Bar Graph and Caselet) 15
Wrong Number Series 5
Individual Quant questions 10

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Moderate' tag and is lengthy.

There were twenty-three questions on Puzzles which were of moderate level of difficulty. There were two questions each on Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Symbols and Notations (Inequalities). These questions ranged from easy to moderate. There were three questions each on Deductions / Syllogisms (Only a few model) and miscellaneous topics.

About 22 to 23 questions could be solved in 20 minutes. The topic-wise split, as reported by our students, is given below.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles:
Linear Arrangement (Uncertain number of persons) 4 Easy
Linear Arrangement + Distribution 5 Moderate
Circular Arrangement (8 persons; four persons facing the centre and four persons facing away from the centre) 5 Moderate
Month and Date based (3 Months, 2 Dates) + Distribution 5 Moderate
Box Arrangement (9 boxes) 4 Moderate
Blood Relations 2 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Easy to Moderate
Deductions / Syllogisms (Only a few model) 3 Easy
Symbols and Notations (Inequalities) 2 Easy
Miscellaneous (Meaningful word, Pair of letters, Odd Man Out) 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 nine questions.
• There were four questions on Phrase Replacement.
• There were six questions on Cloze Test.
• There were five questions each on Grammatically Correct Sentences.

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

Topic No. of questions
Cloze Test 6
Grammatically Correct Sentence 5
Sentence Rearrangement 5
Phrase Replacement 4
Word Usage 1

Overall, the paper can be rated as Moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 15-16
Reasoning Ability 22-23
English Language 20-21
Overall 57-60

#### SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam Analysis held on 20th Dec 2022 (Slot 4)

The analysis of the SBI PO 2022 Prelim exam held on the 20th Dec 2022 (Slot 4) 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 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 moderate.

There were fifteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Table, Pie Chart, and Caselet). Questions on Data Interpretation were time-consuming and lengthy. There were five questions each on Quadratic Comparisons and Missing Number Series. The questions based on Quadratic Comparisons and Wrong Number Series were easy to moderate.

Individual Quant questions were ten in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate, and difficult ones.

Individual questions were twelve in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate, and difficult ones. These questions were based on Ages, Simple Equations, Ratios, 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, Pie Chart, and Caselet) 15
Missing Number Series 5
Individual Quant Questions 10

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Moderate' tag and is lengthy.

There were twenty questions on Puzzles which were of moderate level of difficulty. There were three questions each on Direction Sense, and Deductions (Syllogisms). These questions ranged from easy to moderate. There were six questions on Coding-Decoding which were easy to solve.

About 20 to 21 questions could be solved in 20 minutes. The topic-wise split, as reported by our students, is given below.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles:
Linear Arrangement 5 Moderate
Month-based puzzle (9 Persons; 9 Months) 5 Moderate
Distributions (Seven persons; Three Departments) 5 Moderate
Box Arrangement + QBR (5 boxes) 5 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 6 (Five set-based questions and one individual question) Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy to Moderate
Deductions / Syllogisms (Only a few model) 3 Easy
Symbols and Notations (Inequalities) 2 Easy
Miscellaneous 1 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 ten questions, out of which two questions were based on Synonym and one question on Antonym. The passage was based on ‘Robots replacing employment’.
• There were four questions each on Error Identification and Fill in the Blanks (Two blanks).
• There were six questions on Para Forming Questions.
• There were three questions each on Word usage and Phrase Replacement.

Thus, about 18 - 19 questions could be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No. of questions
Para Forming Questions 6
Fill in the Blanks (Two Blanks) 4
Error Identification 4
Phrase Replacement 3
Word Usage 3

Overall, the paper can be rated as Moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 15-16
Reasoning Ability 20-21
English Language 18-19
Overall 53-56

#### IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam Analysis held on 15th Oct 2022 (Slot 2)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2022 Prelim exam held on the 15th of October 2022 (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 fifteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Table, Bar Chart and Caselet). The questions on the Table were lengthy and calculation based. The set on Bar Graph was moderate and the one-based Caselet was easy to moderate.

There were five questions each on Quadratic Comparisons and Approximations.

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

A student could, therefore, have solved around 16 - 17 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Table, Bar Chart and Caselet) 15 Easy to Moderate
Approximations 5 Easy
Individual Quant Questions 10 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Moderate' tag.

Out of the thirty-five questions in this section, twenty-four questions were on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons – 19 persons), Two Row Arrangement (Seven persons each), Distribution (One after the other five persons; purchasing items), Distribution (Nine Persons; three countries), Floor Arrangement (Three floors; two flats; Distribution)), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty.

There were three questions each on Direction Sense, Symbols Notations (Inequalities) and Syllogisms (Deductions) – ‘Only a few’ question type. The questions on Syllogisms (Deductions) were moderate, whereas the questions on Direction Sense and Symbols Notations (Inequalities) were easy to solve.

About 24 – 25 questions could be solved in 20 minutes. The topic-wise split, as reported by our students, is given below.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Symbols Notations (Inequalities) 3 Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Syllogisms / Deductions (Only a few) 3 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Word Arrangement, Word Formation) 2 Easy
Puzzles
Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons – 19 persons 4 Easy
Two Row Arrangements (Seven persons each) 5 Easy to Moderate
Distribution (Nine Persons; three countries) 5 Easy
Distribution (One after the other five persons; purchasing items) 5 Easy to Moderate
Floor Arrangement (Three floors; two flats; Distribution) 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 ten questions, of which two were vocab questions (one on Antonym and one on FIB).
• There were five questions on Para Forming Questions (Six statements were given).
• There were three questions each on identifying ‘Grammatically Correct Sentences’, ‘Phrase Replacement’, ‘Match the Column’ and ‘Wrongly/Misspelt words.
• There were four questions on ‘Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank)’.

Thus, about 22 - 23 questions could 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 10 Easy to Moderate
Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank) 4 Easy
Match the Column 3 Easy
Wrongly/Misspelt Words 3 Easy
Para Forming Questions 5 Moderate
Grammatically Correct Sentence 3 Easy
Phrase Replacement 3 Easy to Moderate

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

Good Attempts:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 16-17
Reasoning Ability 24-25
English Language 23 – 23
Overall 62-65

#### IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam Analysis held on 15th Oct 2022 (Slot 3)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2022 Prelim exam held on the 15th of October 2022 (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 were twelve questions (2 sets) on Data Interpretation (six questions each on Bar charts and Pie charts). The questions on the Bar Chart were lengthy and calculation based. The set on Pie Charts was easy to moderate.

There were six questions on Quadratic Comparisons and five questions on Wrong Number Series. The questions based on Quadratic Comparisons were easy whereas the questions based on the Wrong Number Series can be rated as easy to moderate.

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

A student could, therefore, have solved around 16 - 17 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (2 sets. Bar Charts and Pie Charts) 12 Easy to Moderate
Wrong Number Series 5 Easy to Moderate
Individual Quant Questions 12 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Moderate' tag.

Out of the thirty-five questions in this section, twenty-five questions were on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons – 12 persons), Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons), Distribution (Designations based – five persons; five designations; five things), Distribution (Six Persons; three months; two dates; 6 cities), Distribution (Year based), Distribution (9 Persons; 3 cities), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty.

There were four questions on Coding-Decoding which were easy to solve. There were three questions on Syllogisms (Deductions) – ‘Only a few’ question type. The questions based on Syllogisms (Deductions) were moderate in nature.

About 24 – 25 questions could be solved in 20 minutes. The topic-wise split, as reported by our students, is given below.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Coding - Decoding 4 Easy
Syllogisms / Deductions (Only a few) 3 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Word Arrangement, Meaningful word, Pairs of Letters) 3 Easy
Puzzles
(Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons – 12 persons) 5 Easy
Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons) 2 Easy
Distribution (Designations based – five persons; five designations; five things) 4 Easy to Moderate
Distribution (Six Persons; three months; two dates; 6 cities) 5 Easy to Moderate
Distribution (Year based) 4 Easy to Moderate
Distribution (9 Persons; 3 cities) 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 nine questions, of which five were vocab questions (two each on Synonyms, Antonyms and one on FIB). The passage was based on WHO SARS COV 2. The questions were easy to moderate to solve.
• The five questions based on Cloze Test were moderate in nature.
• There were three questions each on identifying ‘Fill in the Blanks’, ‘Word Interchange’, ‘Grammatically Correct Sentences’ and ‘Phrase Replacement’.

Thus, about 23 - 24 questions could 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
Cloze Test 5 Moderate
Fill in the Blanks (Double Blank) 3 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 2 Easy
Word Interchange 3 Easy
Word Usage 2 Easy
Grammatically Correct Sentence 3 Easy to Moderate
Phrase Replacement 3 Easy to Moderate

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

Good Attempts:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 16-17
Reasoning Ability 24-25
English Language 23 – 24
Overall 63-66

#### IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam Analysis held on 16th Oct 2022 (Slot 1)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2022 Prelim exam held on the 16th of October 2022 (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 (2 sets) on Data Interpretation (six questions each on the Table and Bar Chart). The questions based on the Table were lengthy and calculation based. The set on Bar Graph was easy to solve.

There were six questions on Approximations and five questions were based on Missing Series.

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

A student could, therefore, have solved around 17 - 18 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (2 sets. Table and Bar Chart) 12 Easy to Moderate
Number Series (Missing Number) 5 Easy to Moderate
Approximations 6 Easy
Individual Quant Questions 12 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Moderate' tag.

Out of the thirty-five questions in this section, twenty-four questions were on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (6 persons; Distribution), Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons – 14 persons), Circular Arrangement (7 persons; Some persons facing towards the centre and some persons are facing away from the centre), Box Arrangement (9 boxes), Distribution (Year based – five persons, five colours, five years) which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty.

There were three questions each on Direction Sense, Symbols Notations (Inequalities) and Syllogisms (Deductions) – ‘Only a few’ question type. The questions on Syllogisms (Deductions) and Symbols and Notations were moderate in nature, whereas the questions on Direction Sense were easy to solve.

About 25 – 26 questions could be solved in 20 minutes. The topic-wise split, as reported by our students, is given below.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Symbols Notations (Inequalities) 3 Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Syllogisms / Deductions (Only a few) 3 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Word Arrangement, Word Formation) 2 Easy
Puzzles
Linear Arrangement (6 persons; Distribution) 5 Easy to Moderate
Linear Arrangement (Unknown number of persons – 14 persons) 5 Easy
Circular Arrangement (7 persons; Some persons facing towards the centre and some persons are facing away from the centre) 5 Easy to Moderate
Box Arrangement (9 boxes) 4 Moderate
Distribution (Year based – on five persons, five colours, and five years) 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 eight questions, of which three were vocab questions (one each on Synonym, Antonym and FIB).
• There were five questions each on
• Cloze Test
• Phrase Replacement
• Error identification
• Word Interchange (Four words given in bold. Interchange the given words to form a meaningful sentence)
• There were two questions on identifying ‘Sentence Rearrangement’.

Thus, about 23 - 24 questions could 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
Cloze Test 5 Easy to Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 2 Easy
Word Interchange 5 Easy
Error Identification 5 Easy to Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5 Easy to Moderate

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

Good Attempts:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 17-18
Reasoning Ability 25-26
English Language 23 – 24
Overall 65 - 68

#### IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam Analysis held on 16th Oct 2022 (Slot 3)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2022 Prelim exam held on the 16th of October 2022 (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 were ten questions (2 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on the Table and Line Chart). The questions based on the Table were lengthy and calculation based. The set on the Line chart was easy to solve.

There were six questions each on Quadratic Comparisons and Missing Number Series.

Individual questions were thirteen in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate, and difficult ones. These questions were based on Ages, Simple Equations, Ratios, 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 (2 sets. Table and Bar Chart) 10 Easy to Moderate
Number Series (Missing Number) 6 Easy to Moderate
Individual Quant Questions 13 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Moderate' tag.

Out of the thirty-five questions in this section, twenty-three questions were on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (5 persons; Distribution), Two Row Arrangement (Four persons each with distribution), Circular Arrangement (7 persons; Three persons facing towards the centre and four persons are facing away from the centre), Distribution (Year based – six persons, six years), Comparisons which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty.

There were three questions on Direction Sense and four questions on Coding-Decoding which were easy to solve.

About 24 – 25 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic-wise split, as reported by our students, is given below.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Coding - Decoding 4 Easy
Blood Relations 3 Easy
Miscellaneous (Word Arrangement, Word Formation, Number Arrangement, Pair of Digits, Letter Odd Man Out) 5 Easy
Puzzles
Linear Arrangement (5 persons; Distribution) 5 Easy to Moderate
Two Row Arrangement (Four persons each with distribution) 5 Moderate
Circular Arrangement (7 persons; Three persons facing towards the centre and four persons facing away from the centre) 5 Moderate
Distribution (Year based – on six persons, six years) 5 Easy
Comparisons 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 nine questions, of which three were vocab questions (two questions each on Synonyms, FIB and one question on Word Replacement).
• There were five questions each on Cloze Test and Word Interchange which were easy to solve.
• There were four questions each on Para Forming and Error Identification. These questions were moderate in nature.
• There were three questions on ‘Match the Column’.

Thus, about 23 - 24 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
Cloze Test 5 Easy
Para Forming Questions 4 Moderate
Word Interchange 5 Easy
Error Identification 4 Moderate
Match the Column 5 Easy

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

Good Attempts:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 15 - 16
Reasoning Ability 24 - 25
English Language 23 – 24
Overall 62 - 65