IBPS PO is the most awaited examination by all most all of the aspiring bankers who are waiting to be a part of banking sector. Here is the review of the first phase of IBPS PO examination conducted on October 11, 2014 & October 12, 2014.  Most of the candidates who attempted IBPS PO Examination felt the difficulty level and pattern of questions similar to CAT paper. All most all the questions in the sections of Aptitude and Reasoning are too lengthy.

Pattern of question paper include Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness as per the pattern mentioned in the scheme of the examination. The difficulty level of this examination is very high. The difficulty level of all the sections individually is mentioned below –

S. NoName of the SectionLevel of Difficulty Type of QuestionsNo. of Questions can be Answered  
1Quantitative AptitudeHigh – ModerateDI16+
3EnglishModerateEconomics based paragraphs22+
4Computer KnowledgeEasyBasics15+
5General AwarenessModerateCurrent Banking27+

Quantitative Aptitude: The questions in this section are mostly on

  • DI (Pie Charts, Column Graph and Line Graph and other)
  • Equations (5)
  • Quantitative include Series Completion, Time & Distance, Profit & Loss, Trains, Mixture and Allegations (15)
  • Sufficiency

The questions in this section are difficult and too lengthy. This section doesn’t get time to review the questions.

Reasoning: This section mostly concentrated on

  • Syllogism
  • Input Output
  • Puzzle Test
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Directions
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding Decoding

This difficulty level of this section is too high especially in the area of Data Sufficiency.

English: The questions in this section are too tricky. This section mostly concentrated on

  • Reading Comprehension (2)
  • Sentence Improvement (5)
  • Re – Arrangement (5)
  • Cloze Test (10)

Computer Awareness: In this section mostly the questions are from basics of computer. The topics include MS Office, Networking, Hardware and Software Basics, Windows Operating System. Candidates can get out of score with good preparation.

General Awareness:  Most of questions in this section are from banking awareness. The current affairs since 6 months are given in the examination. Even the upcoming events are also given.

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