Post Exam Analysis – IBPS PO III Held on Nov 9th and 10th 2013


Analysis of IBPS PO III Exam Nov 9-10, 2013
It has been ascertained from candidate’s assessment that overall the level of the exam by and large ranged from moderate to difficult. The pattern of the question paper compared to the IBPS-PO III exams held in the previous month was relatively same.

Yet again, the Quantitative Aptitude Section turned out as a tough nut to crack.  Questions were lengthy and time consuming. The candidates had a tough time working against the clock to attempt all the sections. English Section was reported to be a lengthy one as Reading Comprehension questions, which students dread, dominated this section. Reasoning and General Awareness were moderate; and Computer knowledge section was comparatively easy.

The pattern of test was as follows:
Section
Total
Questions
Max.
Marks
Level of
Difficulty
Possible
Attempts
Reasoning
50
50
Moderate
18-22
Numerical Ability
50
50
Hard
16-19
General Awareness
40
40
Moderate
22-24
English Language
40
40
Moderate-Hard
18-20
Computer Knowledge
20
20
Easy-Moderate
13-15
Total
200
200
 96-103
Reasoning 

Overall this section had moderate level of difficulty. Sitting Arrangement questions tricky. Inequality and puzzle questions were easy but time consuming. Questions on decision making were lengthy enough to make students run out of time. No question from Non Verbal Reasoning as usual.
The details of the section are as follows:
Topic
Number of Questions
Sitting Arrangement
5
Puzzle
5
Syllogism
5
Analytical Reasoning (Assumption, Inference, Cause and effect)
10-12
Direction Test, Ranking, Blood relation, Alphanumeric Series, Word Arrangement etc.
8-10
Inequality
5
Input Output
5
Decision Making
5
English Language
The difficulty level of this section can be ranged from moderate to hard. There were two reading comprehensions with 10 questions each. Understanding the comprehensions took quite some time. In the previous exams of IBPS PO-III, the level of  both the comprehensions was reported to be tough but this time, one of the passage in every slot was comparatively easy but lengthy, while the other being tough. Rest of the section consisted of Rearrangement of sentences, Cloze test and Sentence Improvement. Cloze test was reported to be comparatively easy on both the dates.

The details of the section are as follows:

Topic
Number of Questions
Reading Comprehensions
20
Rearrangement
5
Cloze test
10
Sentence Improvement
5
Numerical Ability
The topics covered and the pattern of the questions was in line with the ones which have appeared in previous exams of IBPS PO-III. The level of the questions was hard. DI was time consuming and calculative. Number series questions were tricky.

The details of the section are as follows:
Topic
Section
Data Interpretation
15
Data Interpretation(Language)
5
Arithmetic (Profit and loss, Average, CI and SI, Pipe and Cistern, Time and Distance etc.)
13-14
Mensuration
2-3
Data Sufficiency
5
Number Series
5
Quadratic Equations
5

General Awareness
There were almost an equal number of questions from Banking, Economy and Current Affairs. This section saw moderate level of questions. The questions covered a wide range of topics including banking awareness and economy, current and international affairs, awards, books and authors etc. Majority of the questions this time on banking and awareness were statement based unlike previous exams of IBPS PO-III, where most of the questions were direct.

Computer Knowledge

The computer section again was a savior as the level of the questions was comparatively easy. The questions had their main focus on the topics: Operating System, Networking, Hardware, Software, and internet. Evening slot of 9th November skipped questions from DBMS and MS-Office.

Disclaimer: All information provide above are based on independent analysis made by iBankPO.CoM and Career Power. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information

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