Changes Expected in English Section in IBPS PO 2017

Dear Bankersdaily Aspirant ,

The ever increasing demand for the banking sector is on the rise and the exams are getting more complex according to the demands, So to meet the demands the pattern of the exams and the questions asked varies from exam to exam. So inspite of learning new topics for each exams the level of complexity of the exam always remains a mystery and the candidates cannot predict the questions and the topics which will be asked in the exams.

English has been considered by many as a untameable horse and some candidates see it as a uncomplicated topic. So if you are still confused about what are the  changes you can expect in this year IBPS PO English section , then you have come to the right place, Don’t stop read ahead further.

What changes can be expected in this year IBPS PO 2017 English section and also in other section , the questions ponder the minds of the candidates , if the answer is known , the candidates can steer their preparations for the exams in a better way.

Clearly SBI PO Mains has set a benchmark for the other exams and IBPS PO and other exams will follow the leads of the SBI exam. The changes expected in the forthcoming exams will make the exams more complex and one has to prepare more to easily ace the English section particularly.

Major changes were expected in the pattern of the questions asked and also there were some new ones too. Always you should be prepared for the unexpected surprises. The candidates were in for a awe and shock when they saw the quantitative aptitude section in the SBI Mains and the english section was in no way lesser to that.

Changes you can expect in different topics in IBPS PO 2017

Sentence rearrangement

  • The sentence rearrangement or the Para Jumble topic , till now has been asked in the old format and in the recent exams , there has been a change in the types of questions asked.
  • The first and the last sentence of the paragraph is given and the remaining sentences have to be rearranged to get the correct formation of the paragraph.
  • This is usually time consuming as sentences are complex and if arranged correctly it will fetch you the marks correctly.

Inference from the Passage

  • Normally to make questions more complicated , questions were twisted and nowadays the questions are asked in the reverse manner. The best example accustomed to the candidates through the recent exam was Syllogism. Reverse syllogism questions were asked in some of the exams and you can expect the same reverse process in almost all unexpected topics.
  • The passage will be given in the question and the candidate have to select a answer from the given options after coming to a conclusion of the inferred sentence.
  • Now the process is absolutely the reverse. The passage which is an inferred one will be asked in the questions and the candidate have to find the correct sentence from which it is inferred.
  • Decoding the reverse is the trend , so get accustomed to it and practice this topic before hand.

Interpretation of the Phrase


  • A phrase will be provided in the question and the options will contain the interpretations of the phrase and the candidate has to find the one which is interpreted correctly.

Reading Comprehension

  • The change expected in this section is mostly important. Usually a passage will be given and the questions will be asked based on the passage and there will be questions based on the vocabulary and also about the title.
  • In the recent exam which was over a month back had questions from this section and it is was entirely different. This was an surprising to many candidates as it was entirely new.
  • Four Paragraphs were given which had partial connections between them , but definitely not connected within one passage. Questions were asked based on the paragraph and there was one question were the candidate have to find the sentence which logically connects another paragraph.
  • This question was basically like a sentence connector.

Click Here if you wish to know more about this and the tips and tricks to crack the reading comprehension .

Double Fillers

  • This topic is nowadays are predominantly asked and the question consist of two sentences (which are different) and there will be two blanks in each sentence.
  • The answer consists of two words and the candidate have to identify the correct filler which should suit both the blanks provided in the different sentences.

Error Spotting

  • This topic also had a new type of questions in the recent exams and the sentence was divided into three parts and the improvisation for those parts have also been given in the question itself.
  • The candidate have to find which part of the improved one has the error. This is something confusing and while attending error spotting in the exams , please read the question carefully and do not try to attend it before you know the question exactly.
  • Also you can expect the same old pattern too and there may be new ones in the cards( Always remember , you can expect unexpected questions in the exams).

These are the changes you can expect in the forthcoming exams and these topics were enlisted based on the recent questions asked in the SBI PO Mains exam. Dear aspirants you can also find twisted questions in the reverse process in some topics. So prepare in such a way that , even if a question of more complex level is asked , you can attend it efficiently without any hassles.

Always you should define your own ways for the preparation. Always you should decide whether you need accuracy or speed for the exams.

So make your preparations in an efficient way. Prepare for the unexpected.

Wish to Know more , Please read the articles below :

What to expect in IBPS PO 2017?

Why you should start preparing for IBPS PO right now?