IBPS PO Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff – 2016.

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IBPS PO Exam Analysis

The Prelim Exam consisted of 3 sections which were spread over English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude.  The duration of the exam was one hour which carried 100 marks.

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2016 – October 23rd

  • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY – MODERATE
  • DOABLE QUESTIONS- ALL
  • TIME LAG – YES (Candidates who manage their time well will have an overall advantage. The time saved in Quantitative Aptitude section can be used for solving RC passage in the English section)
  • SURPRISES – The English section was slightly more challenging than from the exam held on Oct 22nd and Oct 16th.
Section Good Attempt Time
English Language 9-11 25 mins
Reasoning 20-22 15 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 20-21 20 mins
49-54 60 mins

Section Wise Analysis

Quantitative Aptitude

Level : Easy

Type of Questions 

  • Quadratic Equations – 5
  • Series – 5
  • DI – 10
  • Approximation – 5
  • Numeric Ability (Various Topics) – 10

The Numeric ability was of moderate level. The rest of the questions were easy this year.

English Language 

Level : Difficult

Type of Questions 

  • Reading Comprehension – 8
  • Cloze Passage – 7
  • Para Jumbles – 5
  • Errors – 10

Overall , the English section was complex this year. The RC passages were challenging testing the grip of the student on vocabulary and basic understanding of the English language.

Reasoning Ability

Level – Moderate

Type of Questions 

  • Inequalities – 5
  • Syllogism – 5
  • Sitting Arrangement – 10
  • Puzzles – 10
  • Miscellaneous Topics – 5

Reasoning Ability was moderate this year. No coding decoding questions were asked. Puzzles were easy to attempt.

Expected Cutoff

Predicted Sectional Cutoff

  • English Language – 6-7
  • Reasoning Ability – 9-14
  • Quantitative Aptitude –  10-12

Predicted Overall Cutoff

  • General & OBC – 32-36
  • SC – 30-32
  • ST – 16 -19

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Note: The candidates will have to qualify in all the three sections separately. They will have to secure the sectional and overall cutoff as well to qualify the exam.

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2016 – October 22nd

  • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY – MODERATE
  • DOABLE QUESTIONS- ALL
  • TIME LAG – YES (Candidates with speed will have an advantage especially in the English section)
  • SURPRISES – There was a slight change in the English Section in terms of the pattern. Also the level was difficult.
Section Good Attempt Time
English Language 10-12 20 mins
Reasoning 20-22 15 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 21-22 25 mins
51-56 60 mins

Section Wise Analysis

Quantitative Aptitude

Level : Moderate

Type of Questions 

  • Quadratic Equations – 5
  • Series – 5
  • DI – 10
  • Approximation – 5
  • Numeric Ability (Various Topics) – 10

The Numeric ability was of moderate level. The rest of the questions were easy to moderate level this year.

English Language 

Level : Difficult

Type of Questions 

  • Reading Comprehension – 8
  • Cloze Passage – 7
  • Para Jumbles – 5
  • Errors – 10

Overall , the English section was complex this year. The RC passages incorporated information from the latest financial news especially the IMF.

Reasoning Ability

Level – Moderate

Type of Questions 

  • Inequalities – 5
  • Syllogism – 5
  • Sitting Arrangement – 10
  • Puzzles – 10
  • Miscellaneous Topics – 5

Reasoning Ability was easy this year. No coding decoding questions were asked. Puzzles were easy to attempt.

Expected Cutoff

Predicted Sectional Cutoff

  • English Language – 7-8
  • Reasoning Ability – 9-12
  • Quantitative Aptitude –  8-10

Predicted Overall Cutoff

  • General & OBC – 33-38
  • SC – 30-33
  • ST – 16 -19

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2016 – October 16th

Seeing this year’s paper, speed, accuracy and planning was expected out of candidates to perform well in the exam. Also, a grip over English section was a must.

  • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY – MODERATE
  • DOABLE QUESTIONS- ALL
  • TIME LAG – YES (Candidates with speed and precision surely will have an advantage)
  • SURPRISES – No filler questions asked in English section. No coding/decoding questions asked in reasoning.
Section Good Attempt Time
English Language 15-17 15 mins
Reasoning 20-22 20 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 16-18 25 mins
50-55 60 mins

Section Wise Analysis

Quantitative Aptitude

Level : Moderate

Type of Questions 

  • Quadratic Equations – 5
  • Series – 5
  • DI – 10
  • Approximation – 5
  • Numeric Ability (Various Topics) – 10

The Numeric ability was of moderate to difficult level. The rest of the questions were easy to moderate level this year.

English Language 

Level : Difficult

Type of Questions 

  • Reading Comprehension – 8
  • Cloze Passage – 7
  • Para Jumbles – 5
  • Errors – 10

Overall , the English section was complex this year.

Reasoning Ability

Level – Easy

Type of Questions 

  • Inequalities – 5
  • Syllogism – 5
  • Sitting Arrangement – 10
  • Puzzles – 10
  • Miscellaneous Topics – 5

Reasoning Ability was pretty simple this year.

Expected Cutoff

Predicted Sectional Cutoff

  • English Language – 5-6
  • Reasoning Ability – 9-12
  • Quantitative Aptitude –  6-8

Predicted Overall Cutoff

  • General & OBC – 36-40
  • SC – 30-33
  • ST – 15 -19

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