IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis Review and Questions Asked on 18th Nov 2018

IBPS PO Mains 2018 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Mains 2018 Exam has successfully conducted on 18th Nov. Many students appeared for this exam and the competition becomes very tough this time. And Now we are here with the detailed exam analysis to help students understand the type and difficulty level of question asked.  IBPS PO Mains Exam has five sections. The exam had an objective test of 4 sections - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, data analysis and interpretation, English and General Awareness, followed by a descriptive writing test on the English Language.the mains exam was of 225 marks within 210 minutes, 180 minutes for Objective test and 30 minutes were given for the descriptive paper.

Questions asked in IBPS PO Mains on 18th Nov 2018 (Check Here)


The level of data analysis and interpretation was difficult. Data Interpretation was based on table graph and line graph caselet. The number series were also of a different pattern. Three questions were asked from Number Series and Nuber series was doable. Miscellaneous Questions were difficult and time consuming.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation  15 Difficult- Lengthy
Data Sufficiency 5 Lengthy
Number Series 3 Moderate
LCM, HCF 1 Moderate-Difficult
Probability 1 Moderate-Difficult
Quantity 1, Quantity 2 & Quantity 3 3 Moderate-Difficult
Miscellaneous- Arithmetic Word Problems 7 Difficult-Lengthy
Total 35 Difficult-Lengthy
English questions in this exam were of different pattern. Questions were doable If your reading habbit is good then you can understant the direction given. It is important that candidates invest time in reading. There were all passage based on economy-related articles.
Topic No. of Questions Level

Reading Comprehension 

21 Moderate-Difficult

Cloze Test (New Pattern)

10 Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement (New Pattern) 4 Difficult
Total 35


The level of reasoning was difficult. There were no questions from computer aptitude. There were sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement. there were numerous short puzzles having 1 or 2 question each. Puzzle and Seating arrangement were based on Linear seating arrangement with an uncertain number of people, Rectangular Seating Arrangement, direction, and distances were also given, Triangular Seating Arrangement, 6 people and their pets
Topic No. of Questions Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 
Machine Input Output


Coding Decoding
Logical Reasoning
Moderate- Difficult


This section had 40 questions and the level of the questions asked was moderate. Most of the questions in this section were covering the current affairs and news of May - Nov Months.  there were only a few questions asked from static and banking awareness.

General Awareness

Q1. Which bank has announced the launch of its multi-option payment acceptance device "MOPAD"- SBI

Q2. I Am Not Afraid Of English'' Campaign Launched in- Haryana

Q3 Govt banks on new MicroDot technology to check- vehicle thefts

Q4. Which state get cheapest drinking water- Bihar

Q5. The government will take steps to boost exports of agriculture commodities which have the potential of reaching- $100 billion

Q6. Electoral Bond shall be valid for ________ days from the date of issue- 15 days

Q7. Under which ministry the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) launched- Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS)

Q8. Train 18, India's first indigenously built engine-less train has Developed by- Chennai-based Integral Coach Factory (ICF).

Q9. Which app launched by BSNL recently?- Wings

Q10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 10th edition of Defence Expo (DefExpo 2018) in- Chennai

Q11. Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport located in- Agartala (Tripura)

Q12. Which city has India's first government-run e-waste recycling plant?- Bengaluru

Q13. One question were related to committee head of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Q14. Which state adopted "one person one car"- West Bengal

Q15. An emerging market economy describes a __________ that is progressing toward becoming more advanced, usually by means of rapid growth and industrialization- nation's economy

Q16. Top 5 states comprising 70% exports is- Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka

Q17. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is running “Ganga VriksharopanAbhiyan” in five main stem Ganga basin states- Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Q18. Centre signs $200 mn loan agreement with World Bank for- POSHAN Scheme

Q19. A dedicated portal of the ECI'S Systematic Voters Education, the pursuit of its mission 'leave no voter behind,' with the special focus on- Persons with Disabilities (PWD).

Q20. Which High Court declares animals to be 'legal persons'- Uttarakhand High Court

Q21. Indian naval ship _________  became the first-ever warship to enter the port of Sabang in Indonesia- INS Sumitra

Q22. Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative launched by- Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Q23. RBI’s New Rules To Push Another Rs ------------------ Loans Into Insolvency, Says Credit Suisse- Rs. 1.5 Lakh Crore

Q24. Which bank is ranked the number 1 PSU bank in digital transactions in India- PNB

Q25. The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks authorized to deal in foreign exchange (Authorised Dealer-I Banks) to share data with the- Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).

Q26. Who is the under-11 UK national yoga champion has been named the 'British Indian of the Year' in the young achiever category for his accomplishments in the field- Ishwar Sharma

Q27. PM Narendra Modi launches Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. this scheme aims to strengthen the country's- Panchayati Raj system

Q28. The government announced a scheme for informants of benami transactions under which an individual can get a reward of up to ________  for providing information to the tax authorities. “Under the Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme 2018.- Rs 1 Crore

Q29. UN member countries are expected to present their Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the implementation of- SDGsQ

Q31. Which state has been adjudged first among states for its performance under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritav Abhiyan (PMSMA) in the country- HP

Q32. RBI sets up the task force on 'Public Credit Registry' Headed by- YM Deosthalee

Q33. Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 calls on the global community to take action against- Poverty

Q34. Karur Vysya Bank is an Indian old private-sector bank, headquartered in- Tamil Nadu

Q35. Digital India's allocation to how many crores for the fiscal year 2018-19- Rs. 3073 crore

Q36. Busiest Airport 2017 by terms of traffic in the world- HartsfieldJackson Atlanta International Airport (Georgia)

Q37. ___________ and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development have joined hands to provide collateral free credit in Telangana- SBI

Q38. The Medini Puraskar Yojna, which aims at promoting the original writing of books in- Hindi

Q39. Which PSBs has signed an agreement with CDSL- Bank of Baroda

Q40. Kharchi Puja is a Hindu festival from- Tripura



This section was 25 marks with a time limit of 30 minutes.

Letter Writting (150 words)

a) Write a letter to the editor on types of pollution and how to reduce it.

b) Write a letter to your neighbor thanking them for their help in the hour of need.

Essay Writting (200 words)

a) Advantages of learning foreign languages.

b) Does India needs a universal health care system.

c) Fake-News.

d) Magazines and Journals have switched to digital media.


IBPS PO Mains 2018: Good Attempt

Section Good Attempt
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 15-19
Data Analysis and Interpretation 7-12
English 12-17
General Awareness 22-25
Total 65-78


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