IBPS PO Mains 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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Nov 25, 2017

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IBPS have successfully conducted PO Mains 2017 on Nov 26. Candidates who appeared for IBPS PO Mains 2017 entrance exam are informed that official PO Mains Answer Key is available at official website. Enter required credentials i.e. Application ID and Password or DOB along with Verification code to get respective Mains Answer key of IBPS PO 2017.

  • This year the paper was of Difficult level.
  • There were 4 seating arrangements and puzzles in reasoning.
  • English Language and Data analysis was of Moderate to Difficult level. Check IBPS PO Mains Sectional Cut off
  • General Awareness is moderate. This section is quite easy for those who knows banking terms.
  • In Computer, mostly questions asked from history and generations of computer.
  • Overall Expected cut off for general category students can vary between 47.5 to 49 & 46.5 to 48 for OBCs. Check IBPS PO Mains Expected Cut off
  • IBPS PO 2017 Result will be declared by January 2018.

IBPS PO 2017 Mains Answer Key

IBPS PO 2017 answer key is available online on the website of IBPS. Answer key is available for all the objective type questions which include Objective and Descriptive Tests.

  • Objective Test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks.
  • Descriptive Test is of 30 minutes (25 marks) and it will be a test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). Check IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective tests.

Based on the Answer Key, candidates can calculate their probable answers by going through the correct and incorrect answers. There are many coaching centers which release the answer key for reference and candidates can check through that also. Answer Key helps students to – 

  • To calculate the correct responses on the exam.
  • Get a probable or rough score in the exam.
  • To evaluate the performance of the actual answer.

How to Download IBPS PO Mains Answer Key 2017?

In order to access IBPS PO 2017 Mains answer key, candidates have to visit the website and follow the steps:

  • Log onto the official website of IBPS i.e. ibps.in
  • Click on the link “Click Here to check IBPS PO Mains Answer Key” sliding on the top of the page.
  • You will be redirected to a page where you’ll find a PDF file for the Answer key.
  • Download the Answer key and match answer with your answer.
  • Take a print out for future reference.

Challenging IBPS PO 2017 Mains Answer Key

Candidates who have any complaints regarding the Answer key of any other queries can submit their requests to the IBPS Complaint board. Candidates can follow the under given steps to submit their complaints-

  • Log onto the official website for IBPS for Complaint Board. 
  • Click on SUBMIT COMPLAINT option present on the top center of the page.
  • Fill in the following details-
  1. Company/Product Name
  2. Subject of Complaint
  3. Category of Complaint
  4. Country of Complaint
  5. State
  6. Complaint Details
  • Click on the confirmation code or the captcha code.
  • Click on the SUBMIT Button.

IBPS PO Mains 2017 Paper Analysis

  • IBPS PO exam as analyzed was tough has been tough this year.
  • Some of the questions from the different sections were extremely tough while others moderate in nature.
  • Negative Marking aspect also makes it difficult for candidates to score in the 1st part of the exam.
  • Sections like Computer Aptitude and Reasoning were on the tougher side. Check IBPS PO Selection Process

The scale of difficulty level of question paper is given as follows-

  • Reasoning and English Language sections had Moderate to Difficult level questions with a total of 90 questions in it.
  • General Awareness with Banking Questions was of Moderate difficulty.
  • Easiest of them all was the computer knowledge section with Easy to moderate 20 questions.
  • The whole question paper is looked at Moderate-Difficult level.

IBPO PO Mains Cut off 2017

A candidate needs to score above all the sectional cut off in IBPS PO exam to qualify for the next step i.e. personal interview. The section-wise IBPS PO 2017 Cut off given below in the table:-

IBPS PO Mains – Objective Paper (Expected Sectional Cut Off)

Sections Maximum Marks Cut Off (SC/ST/OBC) Cut Off (General)
Reasoning 60 6-7 8-9
English Language 40 3-4 5-6
General Awareness 40 8-9 10-12
Data Analysis & Interpretation 60 4-5 7-8

IBPS PO Mains – Objective Paper (Expected Overall Cut Off)

Category GEN OBC SC ST
Cut Off
(out of 200)
65-75 63-73 52-55 41-45

Expected IBPS PO Mains Cut Off – Descriptive Paper 

IBPS PO Descriptive Paper is of 25 marks consisting of time duration of 30 minutes. This paper is only qualifying in nature. These marks will not be added in the final merit list.

Category Cut Off Marks
(Out of 30)
GEN 11-12
OBC 9-10
SC 9-10
ST 9-10
OH/VI/HI 9-10

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.