IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022: Prelims and Mains Paper Review, Good Attempts

IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022: Prelims and Mains Paper Review, Good Attempts

ByKanika Ralhan  |  Updated on: Dec 31, 2022
IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022 has been shared here for your reference. Candidates can check here the questions asked along with good attempts, expected cut off and memory-based questions of all shifts for IBPS SO Prelims and Mains exam.
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IIBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022: The Prelims phase of the IBPS SO exam is conducted on 31st December 2022. Our experts have provided you with the detailed IBPS SO prelims exam analysis 2022 conducted in a double shift in order to give you a clear picture of the exam. The IBPS SO exam analysis includes types of questions asked in the exam, section-wise weightage, good attempts, expected cut off, and memory-based questions.

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IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022

Check here the detailed IBPS SO exam analysis 2022 today to know the weightage of each topic asked in the exam. The overall level of the examination was easy to moderate. Moreover, you also check out the IBPS SO exam difficulty level along with IBPS SO exam good attempts. Let's go through the section-wise IBPS SO exam analysis 2022.

IBPS SO Exam Analysis - Agriculture Field Officer

Students were asked to solve 60 questions in 45 minutes in the IBPS SO exam. Students have encountered questions related to Agronomy, Horticulture, Agriculture engineering sericulture, entomology, Beekeeping, and other basic topics of agriculture. 4 to 5 current affairs questions were also asked. 1 formula-based question was asked where students need to solve a problem.

IBPS SO Prelims 2022 Exam Analysis : Key highlights

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.

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 have been asked. The table has included the asked questions and the types of puzzles and seating arrangements.

Name of the topic

Shift 1

Shift 2

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

20 Q

Direction & Distance3 Q (Passage Based)5Q
Coding-Decoding5 Q4Q
Blood Relation2 Q8Q

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

Shift 2

Data Interpretation

 

DI (Piechart+Table) - 5Q

DI Line Chart - 5Q

DI Table - 5Q

Caselet - 5Q

16Q
Wrong Number Series5Q6Q
Data Sufficiency3Q5Q

Arithmetic Questions

14-15Q20Q

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

Shift 2

Reading Comprehension

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

RC 2- Food related- 8Q

17Q
Error spotting8Q5Q
Sentence Rearrangement5Q4Q
Cloze Test8Q5Q

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 1Shift 2
English Language Moderate Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate  Moderate
Reasoning Ability Moderate to Difficult Moderate

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 1Shift 2
English Language 38-4122-24
Reasoning Ability 36-3833-35
Numerical Ability 32-3530-32

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021

IBPS SO prelims 2021 exam analysis can be found here. The IBPS SO Prelims 2021 exam took place on 26th December 2021 in two different shifts. The first shift of the IBPS SO Prelims 2021 exam is scheduled to be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm following the social distancing norms in all test centres across the country.

The overall level of IBPS SO Prelims exam analysis to be stood "moderate" as per the candidate’s feedback. Candidates can check here the detailed IBPS SO prelims exam analysis 2021 shared by our subject-matter experts to help you understand the difficulty level of the examination along with the topics asked.

In this post, we will provide you with the detailed IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2021 today for Law Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer post. The detailed IBPS SO Prelims exam analysis 2021 of the first shift will give a clear picture to the candidates going to appear in the next shift of the IBPS SO prelims 2021 exam.

IBPS SO Prelims 2021 Exam Pattern

Check out the detailed IBPS SO prelims exam pattern for various posts available under IBPS SO recruitment 2021.

IBPS SO Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Exam Pattern

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Timing (Minutes)

English Language

50

25

40

Reasoning Ability

50

50

40

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry

50

50

40

Total

150

125

120 mins.

IBPS SO IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer Exam Pattern

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Timing (Minutes)

English Language

50

25

40

Reasoning Ability

50

50

40

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

40

Total

150

125

120

IBPS SO Prelims 2021 Exam: Key highlights

  • The overall difficulty level of the IBPS SO prelims 2021 exam was moderate.
  • Quantitative Aptitude is the 3rd subject for the posts of IT, Agriculture, Marketing, and HR/Personnel Officer and is moderate in nature.
  • English Language & Reasoning Ability is the common section asked in IBPS SO prelims 2021 exam for all posts and were also moderate.
  • Whereas Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari posts include general awareness as the 3rd subject.
  • Candidates are requested to wear a mask and maintain social distancing while appearing for the exam.
  • Questions were mostly based on the standard pattern with no new surprises.
  • Overall no major changes were introduced, candidates with the complete clarity of the topics can easily perform well.

IBPS SO Prelims 2021 Detailed Analysis

Candidates can now go through the detailed subject-wise IBPS SO Prelims exam analysis after the examination to know the number of questions asked in each section along with the difficulty level.

1) English Language

The level of the English language section was easy, below we have the detailed analysis shared along with the topic-wise difficulty level. Here you will get the detailed topics asked in the exam consisting of the number of questions asked from each topic as well.

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Difficulty level

Reading Comprehension

 Scientific Report on Indonesia: 7

 Immune system: 7

 Moderate
Fill in the blank 4QEasy to Moderate
Para Jumble 5QEasy to Moderate
Word swap 5QEasy to Moderate
Connector 2-3QEasy to Moderate
Error Detection 5QEasy to Moderate
Match the column

 3-4Q

Easy to Moderate
Phrase replacement

 5Q

Easy to Moderate

2) Reasoning Ability

The reasoning is the common section in the IBPS SO Prelims exam for all posts to determine the candidate’s ability to analyse a variety of logical thinking skills and implement the same in problem-solving.

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Difficulty level

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements

  • Scheduling: 5Q
  • Age-based: 5Q
  • linear seating arrangement: 5Q
  • Designation based: 5Q
 Easy to moderate

Syllogism

 4Q Easy

Blood Relation

 3Q Easy

Inequality

 2Q Easy

Direction & Distance

 3Q Easy
Coding-decoding 2Q Easy
Statement-assumption 8-9QModerate
Data sufficiency 4-5QEasy to Moderate

3) 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 are asked, carrying 1 mark each.

Topic Name

Topic Details

Difficulty level

Data Interpretation

 Pi chart+Table: 5Q

Tabular: 5Q

Line graph: 5Q

 Easy to Moderate

Missing Number Series

 5 Easy
Approximation 6 Easy

Arithmetic Questions

 18-19 Q Moderate

Caselet

5 Moderate

4) General Awareness

A total of 50 questions were asked from this section. As per the previous year analysis, most of the questions were asked from current affairs and static awareness. The level of questions was moderate. Students reported that there were around 3-4 questions of static awareness asked in the IBPS SO Prelims Rajbhasha Adhikari Exam.

IBPS SO Prelims 2021 Exam: Good Attempts

As per the candidate's feedback, the good attempts for each section under IBPS SO Prelims 2021 exam are as follows:

Name of Section

Number of Good Attempts(General Category)

English Language 27-34
Reasoning Ability 25-30
Numerical Ability 24-29

Overall

 77-92

IBPS SO Prelims Memory Based Paper PDF 2021

The IBPS SO Prelims Memory-based paper PDF is now available after the exam is conducted by the officials of IBPS. BYJU'S Exam Prep experts have released the IBPS SO Prelims memory-based paper PDF to have a clear vision of the IBPS SO prelims 2021 exam pattern.

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IBPS PO Prelims 2021 Expected Cut Off

IBPS SO Prelims 2021 exam cut off will be decided by the officials of IBPS. Only the candidates cracking the IBPS PO prelims cut off will be eligible to appear for the IBPS SO mains examination.

IBPS SO Prelims cut off is decided on various factors such as the number of aspirants participating in the competition, the difficulty level of the examination, number of vacancies available, etc.

IBPS SO Analysis FAQs

  • IBPS SO Prelims 2022 exam is scheduled to be held only on 31st December 2022.

  • IBPS SO Prelims 2022 exam will be conducted in two different shifts. The first shift will be conducted from 10 am to 12 pm while the second shift conducted from 02 pm to 04 pm.

  • A total of 120 mins are given to complete 150 questions in IBPS SO Prelims 2022 exam.

  • No, the pattern of IBPS SO Prelims examination is same that of previous year.

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