IBPS SO AFO Exam Analysis 2021: 26th Dec Review, Attempts

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : December 26th, 2021

IBPS SO AFO Exam Analysis 2021: IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) exam is completed as of now on 26th December 2021. Lakhs of candidates have appeared for this exam to secure a place in the Public Sector Banks of India. Not it's time to discuss the IBPS SO (AFO) Prelims exam analysis. Aspiring candidates should read the complete IBPS SO Prelims exam analysis 2021. To beat the high-level competitions. candidates should be aware of the level of questions and pattern of the exam.

Let's discuss IBPS SO shift 1 analysis which will cover important and useful segments such as IBPS SO Prelims good attempts shift 1, IBPS SO Prelims difficulty level shift 1, questions asked in today's exam, and the overall IBPS SO Prelims exam analysis today shift 1.

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IBPS SO (AFO) Prelims Exam 26th December 2021 Shift Timings

Students should be aware of the exact timing of all the shifts of the IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims exam in order to avoid the last-minute rush at the exam center. The below table contains the timing of all the shifts of IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims exam 2021.

IBPS SO(AFO) All Shifts

Exam Timings

IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims Exam Shift 1

 9 A.M. (Reporting Time)

IBPS SO(IT/Rajbhasha) Prelims Exam Shift 2

 1 P.M (Reporting Time)

IBPS SO (AFO) Prelims Exam Overview 26th December 2021 (Shift 1): Key Highlights

  • The level of the exam was moderate.
  • Students have attempted approximately 70-90 questions.
  • The quant section was moderate.
  • The level of the reasoning ability section was moderate.

IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 (26th December-All Shifts)

Students preparing for upcoming bank and insurance exams must know the exam analysis. Please go through the below table to know the IBPS SO(Rajbhasha) exam analysis.

IBPS SO (IT/Rajbhasha) Prelims Exam Analysis
Memory Based Questions Asked in IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims Exam 26 December 2021

IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims Shift 1 Analysis 2021: Youtube Session(26th December)

Watch IBPS SO(AFO) prelims 2021 analysis and section-wise questions asked in 26th December 1st shift. (Youtube session)


You should try full-length mock tests in the BYJU'S Exam Prep IBPS SO test series.

IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 1: 26th December

We can now move on to the IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims test Shift 1 analysis without further waiting. Now we'll talk about the complete overview of the exam below.

1. IBPS SO (AFO) Prelims 1st Shift Analysis: Quantitative aptitude

The quant section of the IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims exam consists of 50 questions with 50 marks in total. The candidate has to solve it in 40 minutes. Simplification-approximation, number series, DI, caselet, and arithmetic questions were found.

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


5 Moderate

2. IBPS SO (AFO) Prelims 1st Shift Analysis: English Language

The overall level of the English Language section of the IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims 1st shift was very easy. Around 34-40 questions were attempted by students who prepared diligently and had a good command of the English language. Accuracy will be crucial in this situation. So do not make wild guesses.

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Difficulty level

Reading Comprehension

 Scientific Report on Indonesia: 7

 Immune system: 7

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


Phrase replacement



3. IBPS SO (AFO) Prelims 1st Shift Analysis: Reasoning Ability

There is a total of 35 questions. Students who have an excellent understanding of the concepts and have prepared thoroughly can easily attempt 35-42 questions. The difficulty level of this section was moderate.

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


 4Q Easy

Blood Relation

 3Q Easy


 2Q Easy

Direction & Distance

 3Q Easy
Coding-decoding 2Q Easy
Statement-assumption 5QModerate
Data sufficiency 4-5Q 
Machine input 4-5Q 

IBPS SO (AFO) Prelims Difficulty Level Shift 1: 26th December 2021

BYJU'S Exam Prep team has found the overall difficulty level of the IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims exam 1st shift to be easy after taking into consideration students' reviews and feedbacks. 

SectionDifficulty level
English Language Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate
Reasoning Ability Moderate
Overall  Moderate

IBPS SO (AFO) Prelims Good Attempts Shift 1: 26th December 2021

IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims good attempts are the approximate number of questions a candidate has to attempt in order to be on the safe side. We can say the good attempts for this shift are 110-120 for the general category. Let's go through the below table to find out the number of good attempts for different sections of the IBPS SO(AFO) prelims exam today's shift.

Name of Section

Number of Good Attempts(General Category)

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



So we have discussed everything related to the  IBPS SO(AFO) Prelims 1st shift exam analysis held on 26 December 2021. We have discussed IBPS SO(AFO) prelims difficulty level and good attempt of Shift 1.

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  • The difficulty level of IBPS SO prelims AFO 2021 shift 1 is moderate.

  • The IBPS SO AFO prelims good attempts of shift 1 for AFO/IT officer exam is 75-90.

  • Students can find the complete IBPS SO Prelims AFO exam analysis shift 1 of 26th December 2021 in this article of BYJU'S Exam Prep.

  • The level of difficulty of the English section of IBPS SO AFO prelims shift 1 is easy to moderate.

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