IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Exam Analysis (19th October)

IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Exam Analysis (19th October)

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducted the Probation officer Prelims exam on 12th, 13th and 19th October 2019, respectively. Thousands of aspirants have appeared for this exam in 2019. The questions set for the Prelims exam (19th October) are discussed in this article.

Knowing the Prelims exam topics-weightage helps understand the level of difficulty of the individual topics.

The major topics in this bank exam are :

  1. Reasoning Ability
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. English Language

Subject-wise Prelims Exam Analysis

Reasoning Ability

Topics Level of difficulty No of questions


Easy 5
Puzzles and arrangement Easy to moderate 20
Blood Relations Easy 3
Inequality Easy to moderate 5
Miscellaneous Easy to moderate 2

Reasoning Ability sections had questions in the moderate level. Therefore, aspirants who attempted this section can expect a good score.

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics Level of difficulty No of questions
Data Interpretation


Easy-moderate 15
Quadratic equation Easy to moderate 6
Approximation Easy 6
Profit & Loss, problems on Interest Easy to moderate 8

Quantitative Aptitude also had questions in the easy to moderate range. The maximum questions were asked from the Data Interpretation section.

English language

Topics Level of difficulty No of questions
Reading Comprehension Easy to moderate 7
Jumbles Easy 5
Error detection Easy to moderate 5
Phrase replacement Easy to moderate 5
Word replacement Easy 3

It is evident from the above information that the overall exam followed the easy to moderate trend.

Aspirants preparing for this bank exams should note that the Prelims section is comparatively easier than the Mains.

Points to Note from the Prelims Exam Analysis

  1. Aspirants should focus on the reasoning and Quantitative section as the maximum questions were asked from this section.
  2. Practising the previous year questions would also be helpful to score well in the exam.
  3. Taking mock tests helps improve solving speed and thereby increases efficiency.
  4. Aspirants are advised to allocate 2-3 hours for preparing the English section and strengthening their vocabulary and grammar.

Aspirants should give their best for scoring well in this exam. IBPS PO exam is one of the most sought-after exams that aspirants try to crack in the first attempt every year.

The salary for this post is very lucrative and the perks offered are many. A well-planned preparation strategy helps score well in the exam.

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