IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis Third Slot – 8th October 2017


IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd Shift : Dear Aspirants ! IBPS is start conducting the IBPS PO Prelims Examination and as the third shift is over now, here we are providing you the Detailed Exam Review of IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2017 conducted on 8th 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 TestsNo. of
Quantitative Aptitude353560 Minutes
Reasoning Ability3535
English Language3030
TOTAL100 Questions100 Marks


Day 2 - 3rd Slot Analysis (8th October) : Read the detailed Exam analysis for IBPS PO Prelims 2017 held in second shift on 8th October. The article consisting of the the topics and questions which were asked from all subjects.

Note : The only change seen in this shift was the questions of Machine Input-Output were asked in place of Syllogism.


Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate) 

Inequality - 4 Questions

Coding-decoding – 3 Questions (Easy)

Machine Input-Output - 5 Questions

Floor Puzzle  - 5 Questions 

Linear Arrangement - 5 Questions (Easy) [People facing North with one variable]

Circular Arrangement  – 5 Questions [4 people facing Inside and 4 facing Outside] (Moderate)

Puzzle – 5 Questions ( Month Based)

Miscellaneous - 3 Questions (1 Blood Relations, 1 Direction sense, 1 Alphabet Test etc.)


Q.  In the word YOURSELF, first arrange all vowels in alphabetically , then all consonants in alphabetically and then then replace all letters to its next letter alphabet.What 5th letter from the right end?


Quantitative Aptitude (Level –Moderate)

Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions (moderate)

Approximation – 6 Questions

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

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

Note : Number Series not asked in this shift.



English Language (Moderate- Difficult)

Reading Comprehension – 10 Questions (difficult) [based on American Economy]

  • 4 Synonyms & Antonyms asked 

Spotting Errors – 10 Questions (New Pattern : Moderate)

Fillers - 10 Questions (difficult)

Note : Cloze Test & Parajumbles were 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 : 51-54


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