Dear Aspirants,

IBPS PO Main Exam 2018 has been completed successfully. Here with we have structured the Section Wise IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018 Mains exam held on 18th Nov 2018. As you know, the Paper consisted of four sections in the Objective test of 200 marks, Data Analysis & Interpretation , Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General Economy & banking Awareness and English Language and there was also a test of Descriptive writing after objective test. Overall, the exam was of Difficult level.

Over-All Analysis

Subject Good Attempt
English Language 13-16
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 15-18
Data Analysis & Interpretation 07-10
General Economy & Banking Awareness 21-23
Total 66-74

Data Analysis & Interpretation:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 18 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 Difficult
New Pattern Number Series 3 Moderate to difficult
Miscellaneous 9 Moderate to Difficult
Total 35 Moderate to difficult

DI: This section had 35 questions for 60 marks with a time limit of 45 minutes. 

  • There were 4 sets of DI with different no. of questions in each of the set. Following were the types of DI:

         1. Line and Tabular

         2. Caselet

         3. Radar

English Language

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 21 Moderate - Difficult
Cloze Test 10 Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement 4 Difficult
Total 35 Moderate - Difficult

This Section had 35 Questions for 40 Marks with a time limit 40 minutes. There were 6 Reading Comperehensions with different no. of questions in each set.

Reasoning Ability

Topic No. of Questions Level
Logical Reasoning 10 Difficult
Seating Arrangement and Puzzles 23 Difficult
Input Output 3 Difficult
Coded Direction Sense 3 Difficult
Alphabet 1 Difficult
Micellaneous 5 Difficult
Total 45 Difficul

Puzzle & Seating arrangement: There were 4 Set of puzzle & Seating Arrangement

1. Triangular Seating Arrangement

2. Rectangular Seating Arrangement

3. Linear Seating Arrangement

General Economy and Banking Awareness

The Level of this Section was Moderate. there were 2-3 question from Static Awareness or 2-3 questions from Budget. Most of the Questions asked from Banking & Current affairs. The Level of this section was moderate.

Descriptive Writing test

Letter & Essay writing for 25 marks with time limit 30 minutes.


1. Letter to the Editor of Newspaper regarding different types of pollution on Festival.

2. Letter to your neighbor thanking them for their help in the hour of need


1. Advantages of Learning foreign Languages.

2. Does India needs a universal health care system

3. Magazine and Journals have switched to digital media

4. Fake-News

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