IBPS PO Prelims :Exam Analysis for October 16 Exam

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Apr 3, 2017

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Common Written Exam for IBPS PO has been successfully conducted on Sunday i.e. October 16, 2016 . The exam was held for 1 hour in 4 slots. Overall the test takers found the exam of moderate difficulty with English section being the toughest one. 

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There were 3 sections as discussed in the IBPS Exam Pattern with a total of 100 questions. The total questions comprised of quantitative aptitude(35 questions), Verbal Ability(30 questions) and Reasoning Ability (35 questions). 

Section Number of Questions
English Language 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30
Verbal Ability 35
Total 100

Quantitative Aptitude Section

The level of questions asked in the section varied from moderate to difficult. The sections which covered the majority of IBPS PO 2016 paper were Number Series, Approximation (Calculation Based), data interpretation and quadratic Equations. The other most asked topics were Data Interpretation and Quadratic Equations. Previous year IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude cutoff was 07.75 Marks. Owing to the more number of test takers and level of difficulty of IBPS PO Prelims Paper, the IBPS PO Cutoff of the Quantitative Section is expected to be 8. Analysis of IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude on the basis of Questions from various topics are mentioned below

IBPS PO QUANTATIVE  SECTION

Topics Number Of Questions Difficulty Level
Number Series 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 10 Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equations 5 Easy
Miscellaneous Questions - -

English Language Section

The level of difficulty for English Section was Moderate. Out of 30 questions 20 questions were of moderate difficulty level. Rest 10 were easy to attempt. Most of the questions were spotting errors based. On an average it took 15-20 minutes in solving this section as per majority of test takers.

IBPS PO ENGLISH LANGUAGE SECTION

Topic Number of Questions Difficulty level
Reading Comprehension 8 Moderate
Cloze test 7 Moderate
Spotting Errors 10 Easy 
Parajumbles 5 Moderate

Reasoning Ability Section

The Questions in Logical Reasoning was of moderate level. However there were some lengthy questions from various topics such as Syllogisms and Mathematics Inequalities. The Other Major Topics that covered IBPS PO Reasoning Ability Section were Puzzle Test, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, Direction Sense Test and various Questions from Miscellaneous.

IBPS PO LOGICAL REASONING SECTION

The Analysis of IBPS PO Reasoning Ability for Oct 16 Exam is mentioned below

Topics Number Of Questions Difficulty Level
Syllogism 5 Easy
Inequality 5 Easy
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate-Difficult
Blood Relations 3 Easy
Direction Based 3 Easy
Miscellaneous 4 Moderate

Category Wise Expected Cutoff

On the basis of difficulty level and number of candidates appeared the cutoff expected for different categories are as follows :-

Category

Expected Cutoff

General

40+

OBC

35+

SC

27-32

ST

20+

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

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