IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019

PUBLISH DATE 14th October 2019

IBPS PO Prelims 2019 begins today. The first shift of the exam took place today, i.e. on Oct 12, 2019, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Like previous year, the paper of this year too had sectional timings, where 20 minutes were allotted to every section.
There were three sections in the exam, which were Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. No major changes were seen in the paper.

After talking to the aspirants and based on their feedback, it can be concluded that the overall level of the exam was easy to moderate.

IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Sectional Analysis

Name of the Section Number of Questions Difficulty Level Good Attempts
Numerical Ability 35 Moderate 24-28
English Language 30 Moderate to Tough 18-20
Reasoning Ability 35 Moderate 20-25

Numerical Ability ( Moderate)

The level of this section was moderate. You can easily get a good score in this section if you have practiced well. No number series questions were asked in this shift. The topics from which a major chunk of questions were asked included Data Interpretation and Arithmetic Word Problems.

Name of the Topic Number of Questions
Approximation 5
Quadratic Equations 5
Data Interpretation 15
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems 10

English Language ( Moderate to Tough)

Out of all the sections, this section was the toughest. The Reading Comprehension was based on the theme of Western Education and was the highlight of this section, as 7- 8 questions were asked from this topic. Other topics of importance were Error Spotting and Cloze Test. Para Jumble questions were not asked in this shift.

Following is the break-up of this section:

Name of the Topic Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 8
Cloze Test 6
Error Detection 7
Sentence Improvement 3
Phrase Replacement 3
Fill in the Blanks 3

Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate)

The section of Reasoning Ability was easy to moderate. As is observed in PO Prelims exams, this year too, puzzle sets dominated this section. There were 4 sets of puzzles in the paper and 5 questions of Inequality. This time, questions on Syllogism were not asked. Some miscellaneous questions such as Blood Relations, Direction sense, and Alphanumeric series were included.

Following is the break-up of this section:

Name of the Topic Number of Questions
Inequality 5
Coding-decoding 03 to 04
Alphanumeric Series 2
Puzzles 19
Blood Relations 3

The overall good attempt for the paper is predicted to be around 70-73. This was the detailed analysis of the first slot of IBPS PO Prelims 2019.

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