IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022, 31st December: Difficulty Level, Questions Asked

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022 shift 1 has been available here. The IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis shift 1 would be helpful to students who will be taking the upcoming shifts on 31st December 2022. The comprehensive exam review, questions asked topic-by-topic in each of the portions for various postings separately, can be viewed by candidates.

Candidates can determine the section-by-section and overall difficulty level of the test by looking at the IBPS SO prelims analysis. For more information on the IBPS SO exam analysis 2022, continue reading.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022, 31st December: Difficulty Level, Questions Asked

IBPS SO Prelims Shift Timings 2022 – 31st December 2022

The IBPS SO Exam Shift Timings 2022 for the Preliminary Exam are provided here. Please take note of it and get ready accordingly.

Shifts Timings
Shift 1 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Shift 2 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis Key Highlights (Shift 1)

The IBPS SO prelims 2022 exam has been updated here after getting feedback from students.

  • The overall level of the IBPS SO Prelims was Moderate.
  • The difficulty level of the English section was Moderate.
  • The difficulty level of the reasoning ability was Moderate to Difficult.

IBPS SO Prelims Section-wise Exam Analysis

Candidates can learn more about the section-wise and overall difficulty levels, topic-wise distribution of questions, and the number of good attempts by using the IBPS SO Prelims exam analysis 2022. Candidates who intend to take the IBPS SO exam in the future can use the exam analysis to determine the exam’s level of difficulty and adjust their preparation plan accordingly.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability

The IBPS SO prelims, Reasoning Ability section was moderate to difficult in nature. Puzzle and seating arrangement questions has been asked. The table has included the asked questions and the types of puzzles and seating arrangements.

Name of the topic

Shift 1

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements

5 Q – Square Based Arrangement With Variable 8 People 

5 Q – Week Based Puzzle With Variable 7 People 

5 Q – Linear Arrangement With Variable 9 People 

5 Q – Month And Date Based Puzzle With Variable 10 People 5 Months 2 Dates

5 Q – Tabular Puzzle 8 People 3 Categories With Variable

Direction & Distance 3 Q (Passage Based)
Coding-Decoding 5 Q
Blood Relation 2 Q
Inequality 3 Q
Word Pairing 1 Q
Logical Reasoning 4 Q
Data Sufficiency 3 Q
Meaningful Word 1 Q
Syllogism 3 Q

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude

Out of Caselet, Pie Chart, Line Graph, and Missing DI Tabular, 3 sets of DI are asked in the IBPS SO Prelims exam. A total of 50 questions will be asked, carrying 1 mark each.

Topic Name

Shift 1

Data Interpretation


DI (Piechart+Table) – 5Q

DI Line Chart – 5Q

DI Table – 5Q

Caselet – 5Q

Wrong Number Series 5Q
Data Sufficiency 3Q
Approximation 4Q
Quantity 1 & Quantity 2 Type 3-4Q

Arithmetic Questions


IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis – English Language

The English language section’s difficulty level has been updated here the comprehensive analysis and topic-by-topic difficulty rating are presented below. You may get a list of the specific topics covered in the exam, along with the number of questions from each area, here.

Name of the Topic

Shift 1

Reading Comprehension

RC 1- Malaria.. Declining rate and how countries managed to overcome  – 10Q

RC 2- Food related- 8Q

Error spotting 8Q
Sentence Rearrangement 5Q
Word Swapping 5Q
Phrase Replacement 5Q
Theme Based- Odd One Out 1Q
Cloze Test 8Q

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Difficulty Level 2022

We are presenting the overall and section-by-section IBPS SO exam analysis here to assist applicants in getting a sense of the exam format, level of difficulty, and successful attempts of the IBPS SO prelims. The exam’s difficulty level might be categorized and has been updated here. 

Name of Section

Shift 1
English Language  Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude  Moderate 
Reasoning Ability  Moderate to Difficult

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Good Attempts – 31st December 2022

As per the candidate’s feedback, the good attempts for each section under IBPS SO Prelims 2022 exam has been updated on 31st December 2022.

Name of Section

Shift 1
English Language  38-41
Reasoning Ability  36-38
Numerical Ability  32-35

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