IBPS PO 2017-18 Application Form, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus

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IBPS PO Exam 2018

Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS PO Bank Exam to select Probationary Officers in Public Sector banks. IBPS offers recruitment services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and regular member Banks of the IBPS society.

IBPS started Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination.

It is held at various locations throughout India. The mode of examination is online. In 2018, IBPS CWE-VII PO Pre-Exam is  held  on 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th  October.  IBPS PO Main Examination will be held on 26th November 2018.

IBPS Probationary Officers (PO) Pre-Exam Training 2018: Call letters released at ibps.in, steps to download

As per our expectation The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will hold pre-exam training from September . It has also released the call letters for Probationary Officer (PO)/management trainees CWE PO/MT VII. One can download from the official website of IBPS i.e www.ibps.in.

There will be a pre-exam training at various test centers across the country which will be held from september to october.

How to download IBPS PO Pre-Exam training call letters:

  • Visit official website, ibps.in
  • Connect to the link and download call letter (admit card) for PO/MT-VII
  • Now, enter your registration number and password in the space given for the purpose.
  • Carefully enter the captcha code given thereafter.
  • Now login your account where your admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and obtain a printout of the same for future use

Note: The download of call letters for PO/MT –VII can only be done until September 29.

Who can attend Pre-examination training and how?

Pre-examination training is arranged by the Nodal Banks or Participating organizations for a limited number of aspirants who belong to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Minority Communities at select centers. Expenses such as traveling, boarding, lodging, etc have to be borne by the aspirants who are attending this training.

Expected Significant dates:

  • Pre-exam training: September to October
  • Last date to download call letters for online examination-preliminary: September 2018
  • Exam date schedule for online pre-examination: October 2018
  • Result Declaration date of preliminary examination: October 2018
  • Expected date to download the call letter for online exam (main): November 2018
  • Expected date for Online main examination: November 2018
  • Result of Mains will be declared: December 2018
  • Expected date to download call letters for interview: January 2018
  • Expected date for the Conduct of interview: January/February 2018
  • Date for Provisional allotment: April 2018

IBPS PO Notification 2018

IBPS would official notification of  IBPS PO on  August. The Online Registration for IBPS PO is from  August to  September 2018. The mode of examination is online. Pre-Exam is  held  on  October. Main Examination will be held on  November 2018.
IBPS holds the entire recruitment process for the selection of candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) in various public sector banks. The selected candidates will be posted anywhere in India.

The candidates eligible and interested can register themselves online for the said post on the official IBPS website.www.ibps.in
The selection process has 3-levels consisting of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates have to pass each exam to get shortlisted and proceed to the next stage. Final selection will be on the basis of the rank scored in the Mains and Interview.

Click here to Download official Notification IBPS PO 2018-18 Notification

IBPS PO Vacancy 2018

Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination. The official notification of IBPS PO 2018 would be released. The Online Registration for IBPS PO 2018 will start from August 2018. There are 3562 vacancies for the post of probationary officer and management trainees (MT).

  • Available Posts: 3562 Vacant Posts
  • Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT)

Participating Banks and Category-wise Vacancies:

SC: Scheduled Caste

PWD: Person with disability

ST: Scheduled Tribe HI: Hearing Impaired
OBC: OtherBackward Castes OC: Orthopaedically Challenged
Gen: General VI: Visually Impaired




ParticipatingOrganization SC ST OBC UR Total             PWD
1 AllahabadBank 36 19 64 116 235 16 2 3 2
2 AndhraBank 93 46 168 318 625 0 8 9 8
3 BankofBaroda Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
4 BankofIndia 30 15 54 101 200 2 2 2 2
5 BankofMaharashtra 15 7 27 51 100 0 3 1 0
6 CanaraBank 203 108 364 675 1350 18 18 18 17
7 CentralBankofIndia 15 8 28 49 100 1 1 1 0
8 CorporationBank 28 22 0 50 100 1 1 1 1
10 IDBIBank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
11 IndianBank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
12 IndianOverseasBank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
13 OrientalBankofCommerce NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
14 PunjabNationalBank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
15 Punjab&SindBank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
16 SyndicateBank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
17 UCOBank 75 26 178 251 530 40 6 10 5
18 UnionBankofIndia 83 34 78 127 322 14 3 13 11
19 UnitedBankofIndia Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
20 VijayaBank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Total 578 285 961 1738 3562 92 44 58 46

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Dates

The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2018 are as follows:

Activity Date
IBPS PO Online Registration/ Edit/ Modification of Application August 2018
Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments August to September 2018
Download IBPS PO Training call letters September 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Training Conducted September to October
Download IBPS PO Preliminary Exam call letter September 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date October
Declaration of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result October 2018
Download IBPS PO Call Letter for Main Exam November 2018
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date November
Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result December 2018
Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter January 2018
Date of IBPS PO Interview January / February 2018
Allotment of Provisional Posting April 2018

IBPS PO Exam Centre

The IBPS PO exam (CWE) is held online at various centres all over India and the candidates can mention their options at the time of filling in the online application. Though there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues yet IBPS allots an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate.

IBPS is the only authority to add or remove an exam center. The candidates can’t make any request for the change of the exam centre. Any indecent behaviour at the examination centre can lead to cancellation of the application.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

Every year Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) are recruited through a Common Written Examination (CWE), popularly known as the IBPS PO exam. The CWE started in the year 2011.  It will be conducted for the seventh time this year.  Therefore, it is officially termed as IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2018.

The selection process of IBPS PO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase.
The important steps of the IBPS PO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:
•Online Preliminary Examination:

Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by IBPS depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for interview.


The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview which will also be coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of candidate’s overall performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS allots Banks to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.
IBPS plays its role in the selection process till the provisional selection to different banks. Further the responsibility to inform the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

In the last few years, the IBPS exam (CWE 7) for hiring candidates will be held online. The exam will be in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by an interview but in this year a major change in the Mains Exam of  IBPS PO 2018.The Paper is same like SBI PO 2018, IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

This year the exam pattern of IBPS Mains is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam The IBPO PO Main exam is also held online, it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.
The IBPS exam will have 5 sections and the time limit for attempting each of the five sections is different, but the total time duration is 180 minutes for objective and 30 minutes for descriptive. The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.
The section-wise details are given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
                       Total 155 200 180 minutes


2 25 30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam will be called for an interview which will carry 100 marks. To qualify for the interview a candidate is required to score 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The interview round is conducted for not less than 15-20 minutes. It has a panel of bank officials who will raise questions to the candidates concerned themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well-dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.
The merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in main examination and interview. IBPS work out final score with the weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:
A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam:
There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated:
• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and Interview individually to be eligible for final worth.
• The ratio of marks between CWE Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with high merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

IBPS exam syllabus is similar to other bank exams except that IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further bifurcated into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2018

This year the exam pattern of IBPS MAINS is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.This exam consists of 5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descrptive Test(LetterWriting &Essay).

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria – 2018

Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE exam is graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. Candidate who possesses same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: 

Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam.
The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.
Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as IBPS PO exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Candidates applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination should be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
Age Eligibility of candidates applying for IBPS Bank PO Examination:

Candidates applying for the IBPS CWE examination should be of 20 years old but not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel) 5 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal
retrenched from service(for MP state Only) 5 years

IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training

The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organizations may organize pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the strategy issued by Government of India. This is a kind of training session where candidates are acquainted with the type of questions, common mistakes, and tips for time management, best practices, basic tricks and approaches by experts from training organizations. The purpose is to give a level playing field to students from weaker sections that can’t afford coaching and make them aware about general facet and recruitment procedure of the exam.

Candidates belonging to above-mentioned categories can undergo training by signifying the same against relevant column, at the time of applying on-line.
The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food and lodging expenses are incurred by the candidate. Generally, it is conducted for five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Balasore Aurangabad
Amritsar Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Bareilly Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore
Chandigarh Hyderabad Dhanbad Jabalpur
Dehradun Kavaratti Guwahati Jaipur
Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli Jodhpur
Jammu Madurai Kolkata Mumbai
Kanpur Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Karnal Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi Pune
Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur Raipur
New Delhi Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot
Patiala Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada Tirupati
Shimla Vishakhapatnam

IBPS will have some additional centres or remove some depending on requirement. The Candidates wha opt for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. Pre-Exam training call letter will not be sent by post.

IBPS PO Online Application

The registration for IBPS PO Exam 2018 will be done online. In order to avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the IBPS PO 2018 Application form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Fire Fox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above
  • Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction
  • The IBPS PO 2018 application form can only be filled on the official website.
  • Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS PO Online Application

IBPS PO Application Fee

The category wise application fees for IBPS PO exam is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more please check the complete guide for IBPS PO Application

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS PO 2018 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates can download the IBPS PO 2018 admit card from the official website IBPS because hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

  • Registration No/Roll No
  • Date of Birth/ Password
  • The admit card will be made available September 2018 IBPS PO  Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2018 will be issued in 3 phases:
  • Online Preliminary Examination
  • Online Mains Examination
  • Interview
  • The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

IBPS PO 2018 Results

The results of IBPS will be released after completion of each Phase of Examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.

IBPS PO Preparation

Candidates must prepare in a systematic manner for IBPS PO exam. The candidates should be aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus covers various topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practices a wide variety of questions as well.

IBPS PO 2016 left everyone worried with the surprising change in the exam pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams.

New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don’t face issue in IBPS PO 2018.
Candidates must go through previous year IBPS questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in IBPS PO 2018.

We are providing you all study notes, quizzes and Video lectures for IBPS PO Exam 2018 with latest Pattern. It is advisable to  Follow Make My Exam to get all Study Material in New Pattern apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.

Salary of IBPS PO

In the majority of the public sector banks, Salary of PO is more or less the same. The latest revision of Bank PO’s salary as per 10th Bipartite settlement, took place on Nov 2012; nonetheless the final agreement was signed in May 2015. According to which the revised salary of Bank PO will come into effect from 1st January 2016.

The revised basic pay of PO thus becomes –
23700 – (980 x 7) – 30560 – (1145 x 2) – 32850 – (1310 x 7) – 42020

Here Rs. 23700 is the revised basic pay of Bank PO as applicable on 1stJanuary 2016. Thus the new entrant in a Bank as PO is liable to get Rs. 23,700 as basic pay.
Rs. 980 is the annual increment that a Bank PO will get and it will be applicable for a period of 7 years.


IBPS PO Coaching

IBT classroom programs are most comprehensive coaching Programme in Banking and SSC verticals across India. Out of every 5 classroom students of IBT, 3 got selected for Banking or SSC jobs in 2015-16.

IBPS PO Mock Tests and Online Test Series

IBT offers Online Test Series for various Bank & SSC exams (like IBPS PO, Clerk, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SBI, RBI, NABARD, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL etc), which are well-researched and closely follow the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared keeping in the mind the last year’s exam pattern and expected changed in the pattern and level of questions.

IBPS PO Cut off – 2016

IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

English Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Total
07.00 08.50 08.25 47.50

IBPS PO Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17

The cutoff for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

English Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Computer GA Total
04.75 05.25 06.50 08.50 12.50 52.50


  • Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual?
  • All tests conducted by IBPS are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi
  • Is there Negative Marking?
  • For every wrong answer, there is negative marking in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2018. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.
  • Are there fixed timings for different sections?
  • Not in Prelims, Yes in Mains

Exam Analysis IBPS PO PRELIMS 2017

The first phase of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 was conducted on 7th and 8th October 2017. It was held at All India level. The feedback given by aspirants who appeared in the written examination on these two days experienced that the difficulty level was from moderate to difficult. It was not an easy paper. We are discussing here the4 detailed analysis of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 so that the future aspirants can get some tips to appear in the exam at ease.

There is no actual access to the question paper by those who are not attending the exam; therefore, the given analysis is on the basis of the memory based questions retained by the candidates who appeared in the examination.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 has three sections and the expert analysis has given an overall analysis of the question paper as:


Subject Total Questions Good Attempt Time
English Language 30 Questions 11-14 Attempts  15
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 17 to 22 Attempts  20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 17 to 21 Attempts  25
Total 100 Questions 53 to 58  60 Minutes


Subject-wise Exam Analysis  

IBPS PO Prelims: English Language Section Analysis

(Moderate- Difficult)

English language section was from Moderate to difficult. Reading comprehension included the topics related to Economics. Spot the error questions were difficult and they were asked in a different pattern. Most of the questions were based on Subject Verb agreement rule.

S.No Topics No. Of Questions Level
1 Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate Difficult
2 Other question such as Fill in the blanks (phrases based questions) + Error Detection (new pattern) 20 Difficult
3 Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude Section Analysis

The pattern of Quantitative Aptitude section was same in two shifts and there were some variations in the other two shifts. There were number series questions instead of quadratic equations and the level was moderate. If you are preparing for the bank exams then it is better to devote more time in calculation. Build speed so that you calculate quickly. It had only 2 sets of DI. There was one question based on line chart and the other one was on tabular form. The level was from easy to moderate.

Topics No of Questions Level
Quadratic Equations/Number Series 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 12 Calculative and Difficult
Average 2 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Moderate-Difficult
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate-Difficult
Mixture and Allegation 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning Ability Analysis

Questions in reasoning section in all the shifts were of the same pattern except for the one which had a very little variation. Puzzles and seating arrangement questions were more in fourth shift. Other shifts had There were a total of 25 questions based on puzzle and seating arrangement in the fourth shift.
In general the pattern was as follows:

Topics  No. of Questions Level
Inequalities/Coding Decoding 5
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20-25
Direction Sense 1
Blood Relation 3
Order and Ranking 1 Moderate-Difficult
Syllogism 5 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate


This analysis will help aspirants to make a good and helpful strategy to attempt the question paper effectively. It will make the candidate stress free also as they will be having a good idea about the pattern and topics to be prepared. Even if you do not see the above said pattern in your exam does not loose heart because the questions will be asked from the syllabus only. Concentrate on the topics that you know and attempt those questions first based on the topics that you have mastered all the time long.