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IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 – Prelims Exam – 29 Dec 2019 – Read Here

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting the Specialist Officer Exam for the posts of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer; Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer in multiple shifts today. As always we at Oliveboard are coming up with the detailed section-wise IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 for the Prelims Paper today. In this blog-post, we will be covering the list of topics that were asked and also the number of questions being asked around those topics for the sections of English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. Here is the exact and timely analysis of the IBPS SO Prelims paper for 2019 for Shift 1 and Shift 2.

Shift 1

1. IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 – Quantitative Aptitude

Level of Difficulty – Easy to Moderate

Traditional Questions were asked of easy to moderate level. No new type questions were seen in this shift.

• Data Interpretation (Pie Chart based, Line Graph-based, Tabular Based, Caselet Based) – 20 Questions
• Data Sufficiency – 5 Questions
• Quadratic Equations – 5 Questions
• Quantity Comparison (Q1 & Q2) – 5 Questions
• Wrong Number Series – 5 Questions
• Arithmetic Word Based Problems – 10 Questions

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2. IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 – Reasoning Ability

Level of Difficulty – Easy to Moderate

Mostly traditional type questions were seen. Logical Reasoning questions were a bit tricky, otherwise, the reasoning paper was on the easier side.

For Agriculture Field Officer

• Alphabet based question – 1 Question (Word – IMPOSE)
• Blood Relations – 5 Questions
• Machine Input-Output – 5 Questions
• Direction Sense – 4 Questions
• Inequality – 6 Questions
• Logical Reasoning (Assumption, Arguments, Cause & Effect) – 3 Questions
• Syllogisms – 5 Questions
• Seating Arrangements (8 persons square sitting arrangement) – 5 Questions
• Puzzle (6 persons and their posts) – 5 Questions
• Puzzle (7 Persons having 3 gadgets) – 5 Questions
• Linear Seating Arrangement (People facing North and South) – 5 Questions
• Miscellaneous – 2 Questions

• Seating Arrangement & Puzzles – 20 Questions
• Coding-Decoding – 5 Questions
• Blood Relations – 5 Questions
• Directions Sense – 4 Questions
• Logical Reasoning – 3 Questions
• Inequality – 5 Questions
• Miscellaneous – 4 Questions

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3. IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 – English Language

Level of Difficulty – Easy to Moderate

No sentence rearrangement questions were seen. RCs were given maximum importance with 20 questions from 2 Rcs.

For AFO (Agriculture Field Officer)

• Reading Comprehension – 20 Questions
• Cloze Test – 5 Questions
• Sentence Rearrangement (Para-jumbles) – 5 Questions
• Error Detection – 5 Questions
• Starters (Fillers) – 5 Questions
• Miscellaneous questions – 10 Questions

• Reading Comprehension (On the topic of Entrepreneurship) – 10 Questions
• Sentence Rearrangement (Para-jumbles) – 5 Questions
• Cloze Test – 7 Questions
• Connectors – 5 Questions
• Correct Word Usage – 8 Questions
• Error Detection – 8 Questions
• Word Replacement (Word Swap) – 7 Questions

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Shift 2

For IT Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

1. IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 – Quantitative Aptitude

Level of Difficulty – Easy to Moderate

• Data Interpretation (Tabular) – 4 Questions
• Data Interpretation (Bar graph) – 6 Questions
• Data Interpretation (Pie-chart) – 6 Questions
• Data Interpretation (Caselet) – 5 Questions
• Approximations – 6 Questions
• Wrong number series – 6 Questions
• Quantity comparison (Q1 & Q2) – 3 Questions
• Miscellaneous (Arithmetic Word Problems) – 14 Questions

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2. IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 – Reasoning Ability

Level of Difficulty – Easy to Moderate

• Puzzles & Seating Arrangement – 29 Questions
• Critical Reasoning (Logical Reasoning) – 3 Questions
• Syllogisms – 3 Questions
• Two statements Data Sufficiency – 3 Questions
• Inequality – 4 Questions
• Coding-decoding – 5 Questions
• Miscellaneous – 3 Questions

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3. IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2019 – English Language

Level of Difficulty – Easy to Moderate

• Error Detection – 8 Questions
• Para Jumbles (Sentence Rearrangement) – 5 Questions
• Reading Comprehension – 16 Questions
• Fill in the blanks (Fillers)- 5 Questions
• Phrase Replacement – 5 Questions
• Match the Following – 4 Questions
• Correct order of words – 5 Questions
• Antonyms/Synonyms – 1 Questions
• Fill in the Blank in passage (Cloze Test) – 1 Questions

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