IBPS SO PRELIMS EXAM 2017 REVIEW, ANALYSIS AND QUESTIONS ASKED IN EXAM – DECEMBER 31, 2017 – SLOT 1

Dear Banking Aspirant,

The last day of the year has arrived and even the last exam of the year too had arrived and we know you have been eagerly waiting for the last exam review of the year which is the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017. Yesterday’s exam was in the easy to moderate range, so we can expect the same in today’s exam also. No one can surely say the level of the exam as there were surprising elements added for some of the exams in some of the batches, so it is merely unpredictable to define the level of the questions and the firmness of the questions and level of difficulty.

The review of the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 – Day 2 -Slot 1 is here and as usual the level of difficulty level of the exam was the same as that of the previous day. The English Language and Reasoning sections constitutes for the maximum marks in the IBPS SO Law Officer Exam and Rajabhasha Adhikari. For the Other posts like IT Officer and Agricultural and HR Officer , the exam pattern consists of Quantitative Aptitude instead of the General Awareness section.

We have shared the review of today’s exam down and if you have attended the exam, please give us your opinion about the exam and what is the best attempt.


We have posted the review and analysis of the IBPS SO Prelims Exam that happened on 30th December, 2017 and also the questions asked in the Exam in the specific posts and if you haven’t visited that , please check them now.


SLOT 1 – REVIEW & ANALYSIS OF IBPS SO PRELIMS EXAM 2017 


SLOT 2 – REVIEW & ANALYSIS OF IBPS SO PRELIMS EXAM 2017 


The Specialists Officer exam is conducted for various posts and every posts has it’s own prelims exam according to the newly changed prelims Exam pattern. The IT Officer , HR and Marketing and Agricultural Field Officer postings has the same format of exam and the Law officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari has a different pattern when considering with the other posts.


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

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English Language  – IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 – SLOT 1

Good Attempt – 20 – 25

Best Attempt – 30+


  • Two sets of Reading Comprehension was asked which was same as that of yesterday’s 1st slot one.
  • Double Fillers Questions were asked which had same words for both the fillers.
  • The absolute stunner was the Sentence rearrangement as this topic is asked only in the last segment of yesterday’s exam.
  • New Pattern Cloze Test was asked which was similar to that already asked.
  • Also New Pattern Error Spotting and Phrasal Replacement were asked and this section is the time taking one.
  • Since new pattern questions are asked only in the English Section, this will decide the overall score of the candidates because of the questions and the difficulty level.
  • On considering the difficulty level of the English section , this was definitely in the moderate side because of the questions asked in the new pattern and it took time to interpret the answers according to the given questions and conditions.

English Language- Topics asked in IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017
S.NO Topics Total Number of Questions asked 
1 Reading Comprehension 20
2 Double Fillers 5
3 Sentence Rearrangement 5
4 Cloze Test 10
5 Error Spotting 10
6 Phrasal Replacement 5

Reasoning Section – IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 – Slot 1

Good Attempt – 30+

Best Attempt – 40+


  • The Puzzle and Arrangement questions grabbed the most number of questions in the reasoning section.
  • No new pattern questions were  asked in the reasoning section in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam.
  • Coding and Decoding questions were asked which was way less when compared to the previous slots.
  • Inequalities and Syllogism were asked which was in the old pattern.
  • Data Sufficiency was asked since to make the section with some level of difficulty but this section was also doable.
  • The Reasoning section was the easiest when compared to the other sections and this forms the scoring part for many candidates.
  • This section will also be a score booster apart from the General awareness section.

Reasoning Ability – Topics asked in IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017
S.NO Topics Total Number of Questions asked 
1 Puzzles 10
2 Linear Arrangement 10
3 Directions based Question 5
4 Inequalities 5
5 Syllogism 5
6 Data Sufficiency 5
7 Course of Action 4
8 Miscellaneous 2
9 Blood Relations 2
10 Coding and Decoding 2

So in today’s  IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017, the Reasoning section was the easiest and will be the scoring section and the english section was as usual in a different league with that section testing all the candidates to the core by introducing new pattern questions like that of  other exams.

The General awareness section for the Law Officer Posts and Rajabhasa Adhikari was easier. Most of the questions were from the recent current affairs section and a candidate who have studied the current affairs part of recent events would have attempted more number of questions. Static GK and Banking awareness questions accounted for half the number of questions in total and that too were asked from the recent events. So this section will be the score booster for the candidates.

The English section will decide the cutoff marks of the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017 and we hope many aspirants have fared well in the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2017.


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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