IBPS SO PRELIMS EXAM 2017 REVIEW, ANALYSIS AND QUESTIONS ASKED IN EXAM – DECEMBER 30, 2017 – SLOT 1

Dear Banking Aspirant,

The final exam of this year , IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 has begun and we know you have been eagerly waiting for the review and analysis of the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017. Considering the level of difficulty of the exam, this exam has got a major attraction, since this Specialist Officer Exam is one of the prominent Exam of the year and since this is the last exam of the year, this has caught the major attraction among the other exams.

So here is the review and analysis of the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 and we have the indepth review of all the sections in the IBPS SO Prelims pertaining to the Slot 1 and Shift 1. Here goes the review in the bottom.

So the Exam was in the easier front and many candidates were able to attend multiple questions from all the sections. So we think all the aspirants would have attended more number of questions and only the English section had some new pattern questions, other than that quantitative and reasoning section contains some easier questions. So this would be a year end gift for all the aspirants, so if you are having the exams in the forthcoming batches, the questions asked in the exams are easier, so attend maximum number of questions. This review pertains to the IT Officer posts which comes under the Specialists Officer cadre.


Since this is a season of interview and many candidates who have been attending the interviews will also write this IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017, so this has got the major buzz among the candidates. Since this is the first time , the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 is happening with the changed exam pattern, so many of the candidates will be curious to know about the changes happened in the existing pattern of the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017. We can speculate about the Cutoff marks of the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017, once the exam is over.

If you have written the exam of IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017, you can help your fellow candidates and other aspirants with some of the queries like

(i) What are the topics asked in the different sections in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017

(ii) What is the difficulty level of the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 ?

(iii) Is any topics left from the main stream topics in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 ?

(iv) How much time did you take to attend the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 ?

(v) Which section is the toughest among the different ones in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 ?

(vi) Which can be considered as the scoring part in the recently held IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 ?

(vii) What is the good attempts in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 ?


 

Please attend poll which will be useful for the team and also for the others in determining the Total Questions attended by the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017


How many questions have you attempted in IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017

Below 50
50 – 60
60 – 70
70 – 80
80 – 90
90 – 100
100 -110
110 – 120
More than 120

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Quantitative Aptitude  – IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 – SLOT 1

Good Attempt – 30+

Best Attempt – 40+


Important Points about Quantitative Aptitude – IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017

  • 3 sets of Data Interpretation were asked
  • One Line Di, One Table DI and One Pie Chart Di were asked.
  • Apart from all the topics , case study questions was asked this time which was easier.
  • Number series question was asked and added to that quadratic equations were also asked.
  • Miscellaneous questions filled the next big spot in the quantitative aptitude section in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017.
  • Approximation questions were asked which were pretty simple.
  • Mostly many candidates would have attempted around 40+ questions in the exam , if they have prepared well.

Number Series Questions asked in IBPS SO PRELIMS EXAM 2017

  1. 7 11 18 34 77 ?
  2. 2. 4 13 41 106 232 ?

Quantitative Aptitude – Topics asked in IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017
S.NO Topics Total Number of Questions asked 
1 Data Interpretation 15
2 Quadratic Equation 6
3 Approximation 6
4 Number Series 5
5 Case Study 5
6 Miscellaneous 13
Total Number of Questions 50

Reasoning Section – IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 – Slot 1

Good Attempt – 35 – 40

Best Attempt – 40+


Puzzle Type Question asked in IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 – Slot 1

1. There are 8 floors of  which the lowest floor is numbered as one and so, on. There are eight floor colours which are arranged in the floor. The eight colours namely green, red, blue, violet, white, pink, orange, yellow.
Green colour box third from the bottom. There is only one box between green and red colour box. Three boxes between violet and blue colour box. Blue colour box is neither kept top most nor immediately above or below of green colour box. The pink colour box is kept above the white colour box as well as blue colour box. The no. of box between red and violet is same as the box between white and pink more than three box between pink and yellow. Orange is kept in odd number floor.


Important Points about Reasoning Ability section – IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017

  • One Floor based arrangement was asked which was different from the ones that are asked before. This Floor based question had some box based positions to determine the answers.
  • Two Linear arrangements were asked , one facing the North based questions consisting of 7 persons.
  • The other linear arrangement was based on puzzle format in which the number of persons were not revealed in the question itself.
  • One Circle Arrangement set was asked which consisted of persons facing inward – the format is 8 members having books.
  • Five Inequalities questions were asked in old pattern. This is a 3 statement inequalities questions.
  • 4 Syllogism questions were asked which were in the old pattern.
  • Surprisingly 5 calendar based questions were asked.
  • 2 Questions from Data Sufficiency were asked.
  • Only 1 questions from Coding and Decoding question was asked.
  • One set of Alphabet series was asked which was less in numbers.
  • Course of action questions were also asked.
  • Overall this is the scoring part in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017.

Reasoning Ability – Topics asked in IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017
S.NO Topics Total Number of Questions asked 
1 Floor Arrangement Questions 5
2 Linear Arrangement 10
3 Circular Arrangement 5
4 Inequalities 5
5 Syllogism 4
6 Calendar based Questions 5
7 Data Sufficiency 2
8 Course of Action 4
9 Miscellaneous 6
10 Alphabet Series 2
11 Coding and Decoding 1
12 Alphanumeric Series 1

  • English Language – IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 – Slot 1 
  • Good Attempt – 25
  • Best Attempt – 30+

Important Points about English Langauge section – IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017

  • 2 Sets of Reading Comprehension questions were asked.
  • One set consists of 10 questions and another one had 7 questions.
  • Single Fillers Questions were asked.
  • New Pattern phrasal Replacement questions were asked in which the total phrase has to be replaced by a new phrase.
  • New Pattern Cloze Test questions were asked which accounted for 10 questions.
  • The remaining questions were from Error Spotting questions and this section too had new pattern questions.

English Language- Topics asked in IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017
S.NO Topics Total Number of Questions asked 
1 Reading Comprehension 10
2 Reading Comprehension Passage 2 7
3 Single Fillers 8
4 Phrasal Replacements 5
5 Cloze Test 10
6 Error Spotting 12

So when comparing all the sections asked in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 – Slot 1 – we can come to conclusion that the exam was easier when compared to the other exams happened in the recent days. Reasoning and Quants section were easier and only English section had new pattern questions.

Moreover considering the number of questions , the candidates would have attempted maximum number of questions. So if you are having exams in the forthcoming batches please consider to attend maximum questions and don’t waste your time in certain questions.


So here is the preference list of the IBPS SO 2017 and you can check the same from the link below and can also download the same from the link below too.


Download – Bank Preference List for IBPS SO 2017


You can check the Exam Pattern of IBPS SO 2017 from the link below.

 


Exam Pattern of IBPS SO 2017 – Changes in Prelims and Mains


You can also check the official notification of the IBPS SO 2017 and also the common queries regarding the IBPS SO 2017 that are answered in another post in our website.  You can check the posts from the given links and get informed about the process of IBPS SO 2017.

 


IBPS SO 2017 – Common FAQ’s


IBPS SO 2017 NOTIFICATION RELEASED


 

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