IBPS PO/CWE Mains 2015 : Exam Analysis and Expected Cut Off


Dear MockBankers,

The D-day for which you all have been working hard was today.  We hope all of you have performed your best in the exam today. In this post we bring to you the analysis for IBPS PO Mains exam.

IBPS PO Mains exam started today. As we all know this year IBPS changed the recruitment process by including Prelims and Mains Exam which means this is the first time aspirants were competing for various bank jobs in this exam through two papers. In essence IBPS PO exam was conducted in similar fashion as the  SBI PO exam.IBPS-Logo

The Pattern followed in the first ever IBPS PO Mains Exam is as follows:

200 Questions, 200 Marks, 2 Hours

  • English Language (40 questions, 40 marks)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions, 50 marks)
  • Reasoning (50 questions, 50 marks)
  • General Awareness (40 questions, 40 marks)
  • Computer Knowledge (20 questions, 20 marks)

We present here the detailed section wise exam Analysis of IBPS PO Prelims Exam.


Overall, the exam was moderate to difficult. It was difficult due to some sections of the exam. A good attempts in this exam is expected to be  80 – 102 questions with expected cut off to be 70 to 85. 


English section was easy to moderate in the exam. A breakdown of the questions within reasoning section is as follows.

  • Reading Comprehension : 20
  • Cloze Test: 5
  • Parajumbles: 5
  • Sentence Correction:5
  • Miscellaneous  :5

Quantitative Aptitude:
As expected this section was difficult. It was also time consuming in nature. A breakdown of the different topics from which the questions were asked in this section are:

  • Profit Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Mixture, Age : 10
  • Series : 10
  • Data Sufficiency: 4
  • Data Interpretation: 21
  • Miscellaneous: 10


Reasoning section was difficult and aspirants who had practiced them a lot are likely to have done better at this section. A breakdown of the questions within reasoning section is as follows.

  • Coding Decoding : 5
  • Puzzle: 20
  • Logical Reasoning: 5
  • Syllogism :5
  • Seating Arrangement :5
  • Miscellaneous  :10

General Awareness:
Overall, the GA section was easy with majority of the questions from Current affairs and Banking. A good performance here would have required a thorough study of newspaper and bank news over the last 6 months to 1 year.

Computer Knowledge:

Computer Knowledge section was easy to moderate and was a good scoring section of the exam. A good performance here will add to overall marks in the exam.

How was your exam? How many questions did you attempt? Please let us know in comments section.

  • Harshali

    Sir ,my attepts was 120

    computer 37
    resoning 30
    GA 18
    math 17
    english 18

    accuracy 90% in all

    is it chance for interview ?

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  • biks

    I hv attmpted 98
    Reasng 23/ 96% accuracy
    Eng 25/ 98 % accuracy
    Comupter 11/ 99% accuracy
    G.A. 24 / 100% accuracy
    Q.A. 15/ 100% accuracy
    Is there any chance for me?? What will be the sectional cut off for computer??

    • Vaibhav

      You have chance. computer sectional cutoff will be 7-9

  • harsha

    Pls tell me what might be the cut off of computer?? I did 8 only..n that too 1 is wrong… 7 right n 1 wrong..ny chances?

    • Vaibhav

      You have a slight chance as cutoff is expected to be 7-9.

  • lucky

    ibps po mains ka result kab tak aayega koi btye please

    • Vaibhav

      16th November 2015

  • suraj

    Good morning Sir…wish u a very happy diwali….
    My attempt in ibps Po mains:

    Quant : 14 (100 % accuracy)
    Reasoning: 15 (90% accuracy)
    Eng: 17 (75% accuracy)
    Computer: 13 ( 3 wrong)
    GA: 36 (7 wrong)

    Sir plz tell me is there any hope to clear mains.

    • Vaibhav


      You have a slight chance to clear IBPS PO MAINS

  • Abhijitk

    My attempt 94
    Reas 16
    Qa 12
    Gk 27
    Eng 22
    Comp 17
    Overall accuracy 90% is there any chance m general category….

    • Vaibhav

      Hi abhijit , expected cutoff is 80-85. You can clear .

  • Tushar

    If I clear mains can I change my bank preference for interview ? Will it effect my allocation ?

  • Pratibha rajvanshi

    What’s about sectional cutoff of reasoning?

    • Vaibhav

      8-10 will be the cutoff

  • Niket singh

    Sab kaise 100 plus bana lye,mjhse toh 60 hi bana itna tough paper tha.

    • Vaibhav

      Niket it is okay

  • merlin suganthi

    My attempts 93
    Mat 14. 100%acc
    Reason 20. 90%
    Comp is16.70%
    Belong to sc
    Wat will be my chances

    • Vaibhav

      You have good chances.

    • S.K

      u qualified??

  • prince

    I attempted

    what would be the cut off for general?????

    • Vaibhav

      Cutoff will be 70-80.

  • Vinay

    What could be sectional cutoff for computer? I attempted only 9.

  • Deepak Dagur

    Hi..I attempted 119
    Reasoning22, quant23, eng24, ga32, comp18
    Plz tell me is there any chance of clearing…plzz someone tell me..m very tensed

    • Vaibhav

      Deepak What was your accuracy in the questions. If it is greater than 80% you can be sure of clearing the cutoff for IBPS PO MAINS 2015

  • Mashida R

    what will be the the sectional cutt off for obc……

    • Vaibhav

      Mashida the cutoff for OBC will be 10% less than the general cutoff for IBPS PO MAINS

  • ambu

    I attempted in computer about 14 and in which 4 is expected to wrong…. can I clear this portion and what will be cut off for computer portion… obc category

    • Vaibhav

      There is a slight chance you can clear ck cutoff

  • J bhaskar

    My attempts
    qa 7
    Gk 28
    Res 16
    Com 16
    Eng 21 total 88 any chance for interview

  • ankur bansal

    Hello friends, I had attempted 135
    Quant 28
    Reasoning 28
    English 36
    Computer 20
    Gk 23
    All sections were good except gk as my gk accuracy rate is 50%..
    So Wat r my chances???

  • sherry

    i attempted a total of 125 ques
    quant 28
    computer 15

    overall accuracy has to be above 85%

    • Vaibhav

      Correct Sherry

  • dev

    paper was really tough no doubt abt it . but we can’t expect that cutoff goes less than 80-85 and in each section not less than 8-9. no doubt in this exam accuracy matters a lot…..any how… wait for next 15 days….

    • Vaibhav

      True Dev

  • Mou

    what could be cutoff of GA section?

  • sangeeta

    what is the role of accuracy in bank exams, and is selection process also depend on this?, can anyone plz tell me

    • Subhayu

      Its like somebody who attempts 120 questions with an accuracy of 50% will score 60, while suppose you attempt 90 questions with an accuracy of 90% will score 81..so you will always have an upper hand though you attempted less than the former one.

      • Vaibhav

        Thats what we are trying to explain subhayu. You are absolutely right

      • sangeeta

        but how do we get to know our accuracy?

        • Vaibhav

          By answering only those questions about which you are 100% sure about.

      • Vicky

        My attempts :

        QA- 30 (50% accuracy).
        Reasoning- 23 (100% accuracy).
        English- 21 (85% accuracy).
        GA- 26 (80% accuracy).
        Computer- 13 (1000 % accuracy).
        I am more worried abt QA. Correct me if m wrong- if my 15 attempts in QA section are wrong does that means i should get 10-11 mks as for rest 15 m very much confident or will get less mks than this.

        PLZ ADVICE

        • Vaibhav

          You have a slight chance to clear Quant!If you had only attempted 15 questions in which you were 100% sure

  • Subhayu

    QA- 23 (80% accuracy).
    Reasoning- 27 (90% accuracy).
    English- 35 (95% accuracy).
    GA- 28 (95% accuracy).
    Computer- 20 (90 % accuracy).
    Paper was too tough..wasted time on a puzzle but thank god! somehow managed to get it right..even the questions from assertion and reasoning were so subjective and lengthy..quite worried about the cut offs and my possibility of clearing it…:( 🙁

  • kuldeep

    attempt 95/200
    qa14(100% accuracy)
    comp 17(95%)
    eng 22(95% accuracy)
    reas 19(90% accuracy)
    kitna chance h hone ka

    • Vaibhav

      Kaafi zyda chance hai

  • sajjan

    i did 105 but in reasoning only 9 .
    if will selected in reasoning i will qualify……………..
    cut off may be 60-70

    • Vaibhav

      Considering that paper was hard you can expect reasoning cutoff to be 7-9.

  • richa

    plz someone
    tell me what would be be d sectional cuttoff for ga section

    • Mou

      I’m also tensed about GA part…

      • Vaibhav

        Mou wait for 15 days. No need to be tensed now

  • amlan

    my attempts was 104,with 80% accuracy.english(22),maths(12),reasoning(19),gk(32),computer(19).gk me mera 6 galat hai bhai abhi tak…english was good,but not sure kitna sahi hoga…….expected cut off mujhe lag raha hai….60 to 70 ke between rahega…….


    ENGLISH- 26
    COMPUTER- 14
    QA- 15

  • Rani

    what will be indivisual cutoff for reasoning ?

  • मेक

    Paper was tough, specially REASONING
    section killed my time. I did ?
    QA – 12 (100% accuracy )
    REASONING -14 (95% accuracy)
    English – 14 ( 94% accuracy )
    Computer – 17 (98% accuracy)
    GA – 27 (98% accuracy)

  • Gaurav

    I think ppr was very tough . Cut off will be low and also depends on no of vacency.cutoff mey fall Any where between 60-70.

    • amlan

      yes ,u are right…..question tough tha yaar….me ek puzzle 20 min laga tha..but ho gaya.. woh ek frozen titanic wohi wala , but ho gaya 5th attempts me..

  • raaj choudhary

    too much diffcult….
    I attempted only 127
    maths 24
    rsng 19
    eng 32
    gk 35
    comp 17

  • tushar

    is there ny1 who score 61 in ibps pre nd who’s there r full chances of doin great in mains as well but due to these fuking ibps people he don’t reach to the centre as there r 2 university wid d same name. M the 1…feeling distressed…;)

    • Vaibhav


      Nothing can be done now. What you can do now is prepare for other exams. Dont be worried


    i attempted 20 in reasoning with 60 percent accuracy 24 in maths with 95 percent accuracy, gk 36 with 80 percent accuracy 20 computer with 90 percent accuracy and english 24 with 60-70 percent total 124 what will be mine chance for next step

  • Jen

    My attempts were
    Reasoning- 32
    English- 30
    total 133. NC OBC
    Chance of clearing?


    Attemt 103


    Lets hope for the best

  • pppp

    attempted 111
    accuracy is good..

    expected wrong no of ques (ans)

    ga…4 out of 35
    com…3 out of 19
    res…..4 out of 19
    quant….nil out of 19
    eng….5 out of 19

    total ..16…wrong…out of 111….
    any chance??

  • Tannu Sinha

    so much tough paper of ibps po mains

  • ponni

    i have attempt 79 rsng 14 gk 22 eng 19 comp 13 qa 11 ….shall i clear?prelims was too easy and the cut off also less…but mains is too tough so there will be any chance for cutt of below 60?

    • Vaibhav

      No chance for cutoff below 60

    • Pandari Jangulwar

      In My opinion Expected
      Cut Off for OBC 73 – 76
      for General: 76 – 78

      • Vaibhav

        Pandari good guess.


        can you predict cut off for clerk prelims …am frm tamilnadu obc

  • Rahul ranjan

    i have attempted 125
    maths 20
    reasoning 14
    english 39
    c.k 19
    g.a 33
    with an accuracy of 90% & above except resoning section, where no. of attempts is less and may be accuracy too
    i am afraid of sectional cutoff of reasoning section , the section was full of shit, i hope sectional cutoff doesnt get exceed 8.

  • lakshmi

    I attempted 83/200 qestions.

  • prakash paliwal

    maths 22
    reasoning 11
    eng… 15
    total 96…

  • soham seth

    Please tell the expected sectional cutoff for GK section

  • Anumeha

    DI ne toh rula diya

  • shanker

    Hi… The paper was so confusing what we have in mind or think about possibilities of questionstype but they were not there. And so I think everybody will be confuse. Have patience n be positive . I attempt 138 reson. 21 quAp. 27 com. 20 ga. 38 eng. 32 and accuracy may be 80-95 % . This exam I think depends only on accuracy. Plz reply soon

    • Despotic

      I think cut off will start from u….

      • shweta

        Hello I hv attempted 106 qs bt only 12-13 in reasoning with 90% accuracy. Any chance of clearing from gen category? Plz help

        • Vaibhav

          Shweta you have a slight chance. All the best

    • Vaibhav

      You are correct shanker

  • Vaibhav

    The thins metion in each section is lot more diffetent what i have faced in first shift

    DI 21
    PUZZLE 5
    INEQ 5

    Com err 5
    Sentence imp 5
    Sentece re arr 5
    Cloze test 5
    Reading comp 20


    Sitting arr cum puzzle 28
    DS 5
    Machine inp 5
    Slogim 6
    Logical 6

    No inequality in any part

    Please correct the todayz exam paper questions

  • pooja

    I think this paper was toughest..n reasoning was just ultimate..machine input pattern was just out of mind.

    • Rahul ranjan

      strongly Agree..

  • Revathi

    It was too tough…I attempted 122… reasoning 26, maths 20, english 26, ck 18, and gk 32… very disappointed. ..

    • rt

      my attempt 90 reasoning 10 quant 10 english 25 gk 30 computer 17

      • amlan

        i think cutoff will be 70….sabka yehi haal hai…jo bol raha hai ki more than 110 attemps kar ke aaya hai woh either to bahut boda genious hai, yaa phir negetive bahut kar ke aaya hai..

    • gd

      agar etna attempt krne pe dissapointed ho to kv khus ni ho sakte

      • Despotic

        Sahi Bola yaar !!!…..

  • sweta

    Hi, I attempted 94/200…..It was really difficult. I also have query. At the end of the exam, they showed us the no. of questions we have attempted. So there were three columns. First one was No. of questions answered/attempted(I dont remember exactly), second one was No. of questions unanswered and the third one was No. of questions marked for review. So these are the ones we marked as well as answered or those that we just marked but failed to answer…..I am really confused, someone plz clarify….. :/

    • utkarsh

      marked for review answers were not considered for you .. only number of answered questions will be considered.

    • Yeshwanth

      marked for review answers will be considered for evaluation it is clearly mentioned in instructions

      • Prats

        ‘Answered and Marked for Review’ will be considered while only ‘Marked for Review(without answering)’ will not be considered.

  • Bank Aspirant

    Comp 19
    GA 29
    Eng 31
    Reasoning 31
    Quant 26

    What will be expected overall cut off ?

    • Vaibhav

      Overall Cutoff can be near 79-84

  • Neha

    Maths 22 reasoning 19 English 31 computer 19 GS 34 total 125 attempts
    very disappointed, paper was too tough,, or can say a different pattern, is there any chance to get qualified for interview?

    • Sai Ram

      Your score is pretty decent & hence need not worry

  • Amit chourasia

    Paper was too tough yaar…

    • sam

      Sahi bola yr

  • Dee

    There were some changes in this exam….Quadratic equation and Inequalities question was not there.. Deeply harassed.
    Attended 114 que.
    Reasoning – 21
    English – 28
    Computer – 20
    GA – 32
    but in Q.A – only 13 …. is there any chance to be get qualified in Q.A section.

    • Vaibhav

      Owing to low cutoff you have a chance in QA

  • Tushar

    Attempt 120. Eng 25 quant 26 reasoning 24 comp 16 gk 29 My chances ?

    • MD DEEN

      I attemt 121
      R 16
      QA 19
      Eng 27
      GA 39

    • amlan

      26 reasoning ?kaun sa book follow kar raha hai yaar plz say

  • Anish sharma

    Hello mock bank quadratic equation ,inequalities etc where it was asked I didn’t see any

    • Vaibhav

      Thanks for pointing out, updated the article.

    • Shikha

      Same here.

  • sach mathur

    Hi…attempt 120
    Reasoning 19 (95%)
    Quant 26 (95%)
    Eng 23 (80%)
    Com 20 (90)
    Gk 32 (95-100)

    Chance for interview round or not

    • banty

      Kya different tha is exam me

      • banty

        Can any one tell me


      full chance

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Sach

      You have chance to reach interview of IBPS PO MAINS

  • ranjitha

    i attended 102
    ga 28
    computer 16
    reasoning 16
    qa 18
    eng 26
    whats my chance? i have 50% accuracy in reasoning and 90% acuracy in others


      u will be on the edge means reasoning cutt off may be 7-8 nd ur accuracy is 50 percent in this subject

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Ranjitha

      Reasoning can be your achilles heel. since it has 50% accuracy! cutoff is expected to be 7-9

    • ChaosIsOrder

      50% accuracy is very low.Overall attempt is good.But u may find trouble in clearing reasoning section.

  • Suman

    I attempted total 98/200 ques.
    Reasoning 22
    English 24
    Computer. 19
    General awareness 22
    Quantitative 11

    What are my chances sir to clear Exam??

    • veena

      I too attempted only 10 in QA and the remaining sections I did well….I not expecting any positive result…

    • Bala raaaj

      Yu will nevr ever get a job with these credentials. Try to attempt atleast 150 . Good luck

      • lucky

        BHAI ye ibps po hai okkk 90 per bhi selection ho jayega .question dekha tha aapne.

    • amlan

      ho jayega bhai for interview…….cut off low jayega

    • ChaosIsOrder

      i have a doubt regarding your quant section.11 is kind of low attempt.But if all are correct You may have a chance.Overall also ur accuracy should be almost 100% to be on safe side.

    • ashwin

      tuf chances hai for selection but interview mai to probably jaogi

    • nutan kashide

      muje English bahut hard ja raha hai iskeliy kuch muje bolo study kaise karu