IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis Second Shift – 7th October 2017

IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis


IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis 2nd Slot : Dear Aspirants ! From today onwards, IBPS is start conducting the IBPS PO Prelims Examination and as the Second shift is over now, here we are providing you the Detailed Exam Review of IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2017 conducted on 7th October 2017.

The Prelims Exam for IBPS PO will be held in total 4 slots. The time slots are as follows : 8:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm & 3.30 pm.


Exam Pattern of IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam : [ Exam Time – 60 minutes ]

The Prelims Examination will consist of three sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. The Question paper is of 100 marks and time allotted for the exam is 1 hour. Negative marking of 0.25 marks is applied on each wrong answer.

IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Pattern
Name of Tests No. of
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 60 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35
English Language 30 30
TOTAL 100 Questions 100 Marks


Day 1 - 2nd Slot Analysis (7th October 2017) : Read the detailed Exam analysis for IBPS PO Prelims 2017 held in Second shift on 7th October. The article consisting of the the topics and questions which were asked from all subjects.

Note : The only change seen in this shift is that questions from Coding Decoding section were asked in place of Syllogism. The coding Decoding questions was based on old Pattern.


Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate) 

Coding Decoding – 5 Questions (old pattern)

Inequality – 5 Questions (Easy)

Circular Arrangement - 5 Questions 

Linear Arrangement - 10 person (5 in each row facing North & South) – 5 Questions

Puzzle – 5 Questions (Week based & one variable)

Puzzle – 5 Question ( Box based )

Miscellaneous - 5 Questions (Blood Relations, Direction sense,  alphabet series, Ranking etc.)


Quantitative Aptitude (Level –Moderate)

Number Series – 5 Questions (moderate)

Approximation – 5 Questions

Data Interpretation (2 Sets) – 12 Questions  [ Line Graph and Tabular DI - Calculative]

Miscellaneous Questions – 10-12 Questions (Word Problems based on topics like Ages, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Time and Work, Partnership, Time, Speed & Distance etc)

Note : Quadratic Equations not asked.


Number Series asked in 2nd shift :

1 ) 3, 5, 3 ,43, 177, ?

2 ) 68, 117, 61, 124, 54, ?

3 ) 9 ,3.5, 2.5, 4, 15, ?

4 ) 7, 7, 13, 37, 97, ?

5 ) 3.25, 6.5, 19.5, 78, ?


Solution :

1 ) x1+2....x2+3....x3+4....x4+5

2 ) Alternate -7 and +7

3 ) x0.5-1.....x1-1.....x2-1.....x4-1....x8-1

4 ) 13-1...23-2......33-3..... 43-4.... 53-5

5 ) x2.....x3.....x4....x5....x6


English Language (Moderate- Difficult)

Reading Comprehension – 10 Questions (difficult)

Spotting Errors – 10 Questions (New Pattern : Moderate)

Phrasal Replacement - 10 Questions (difficult)

Note : Cloze Test & Parajumbles not asked.


The IBPS PO Prelim Exam is of Moderate level and due to less number of vacancies, the Overall Good Attempts for IBPS PO 2017 Prelims would be : 54-58


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  • RC asked in second Shift :

    Massa’s story would be familiar to many coffee farmers in Uganda, and around the world. Coffee is highly vulnerable to climate change. Rising temperatures and increasingly erratic rainfall are already exposing trees to more pests and diseases, and decreasing both the quantity and quality of the crop, according to a global survey of coffee research published in September. Overall, the survey found that climate pressure could reduce the area suitable worldwide for coffee production 50 percent by 2050. That would be a devastating blow to the global coffee supply, which is already struggling to keep pace with rising demand. A paper published in Nature in June made similar dire predictions for Ethiopia, driving home the point for East Africa.
    For coffee addicts in the U.S. and Europe, these impacts will likely manifest as a slightly higher bill for a slightly worse cup of coffee. But for the world’s 25 million coffee farmers, most of whom are smallholders like Massa whose fortunes rise and fall with the harvest, the consequences will be much more dire.
    Uganda is especially vulnerable, because coffee is the country’s economic cornerstone. Now, scientists, government officials, farmers, and entrepreneurs, from the top of Mount Elgon to downtown Kampala to remote areas still reeling from warlord Joseph Kony, are scrambling to save the industry from climate change.
    Uganda ranks number eight worldwide in coffee production by volume, on par with Peru, and second in Africa after Ethiopia. Uganda typically produces 3-4 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee each year, which accounts for only two to three percent of global production and is far below behemoths like Brazil (55 million bags) or Vietnam (25 million). The majority of what Ugandan farmers grow is Robusta, a relatively low-quality variety that is often used for mass production—think Folgers, rather than your local hipster roastery.
    Nevertheless, over the past century, coffee here has advanced into Uganda’s most important and valuable industry, worth more than $400 million. It’s responsible for at least 20 percent of the country’s export revenue, and according to the Uganda Coffee Federation, one in five Ugandans, nearly eight million people, derive most or all of their income from coffee. Roughly 90 percent of the country’s coffee is produced by smallholders like Massa.
    President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled Uganda since 1986 and cultivates a folky farmer-statesman persona, refers to coffee as an “anti-poverty crop” and is pushing an ambitious (and according to many experts here, completely unattainable) goal of increasing production five-fold, to 20 million bags by 2020. Coffee demand worldwide is projected to double by 2050, and Uganda wants in. It could be a solution to a variety of chronic social problems, particularly the rural poverty and food insecurity that afflict one-quarter of the population, and a $3.3 billion trade deficit (Uganda spends twice as much on petroleum imports as it earns from coffee).
    But challenges abound, even without climate change. Farmers often lack access to basic equipment like fertilizer, irrigation, and high-quality seeds; services like bank loans, agricultural training, and market data; and infrastructure like paved roads and processing facilities. Most farms are small—the larger ones no bigger than a football field—and with a rapidly growing rural population, the land is divided into ever-smaller pieces. Weak land rights laws leave small farmers exposed to land grabs by wealthy neighbors or foreign investors. Many young people would rather try their luck in Kampala than follow their parents onto the farm. Women are frequently sidelined because land and household finances are traditionally controlled by men.
    Overall, Uganda’s coffee farming practices have not advanced much since the time of Massa’s forebears, and farming incomes have stagnated among the lowest levels in Africa. As a result, farmers here are at a disadvantage to compete in a global market increasingly characterized by mechanization and unforgiving quality standards—and they’re entering the fight against climate change with one hand tied behind their backs.