IBPS PO Prelims : Exam Analysis


IBPS PO Prelims exam started today. As we all know this year IBPS Changed the recruitment process by including Prelims Exam. The pattern of IBPS PO Prelims exam is similar to SBI PO Prelims.IBPS-Logo

Pattern of Preliminary Exam:100 Questions, 100 Marks, 1 Hour

  • English Language (30 questions, 30 marks)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (35 questions, 35 marks)
  • Reasoning (35 questions, 35 marks)

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


Overall, the exam was moderate. A good number of attempts in the exam were 49 – 58.


Overall, the Reasoning section was easy. Candidates who have done good amount of practice before exam can easily attempt 17 + Questions. There were no questions from Input Output Machine.

This section had questions from following topics

  • Coding Decoding : 5
  • Puzzle: 10
  • Inequalities: 5
  • Syllogism :5
  • Seating Arrangement :5
  • Miscellaneous  :5

Quantitative Aptitude
As expected this section was moderate as well as time consuming in nature and a good number of attempts in this section were 16-25. Topics from which the questions were asked:

  • Profit Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Mixture, Age : 10
  • Series : 5
  • Simplification: 5
  • Quadratic Equations: 5
  • Data Interpretation: 10

Overall, the English section was easy to moderate and a well prepared candidate could attempt 18-25 questions. Topic wise break up of the section:

  • Reading Comprehension: 10
  • Jumble Sentences: 5
  • Spotting the error : 5
  • Cloze Passage: 5
  • Fill in the blanks : 5

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


  1. Hi sir,
    My attempt in ibps pre was 66(obc)

    Sir kindly notice me…is there any chance of clearing the prelims???

  2. Hi sir..
    My attempt in ibps Po pre is 58 (obc)
    Reasoning – 23 (90%accuracy)
    Quant – 18 (100% accuracy)
    Eng – 17 (60% accuracy)

    Sir plz tell me…is there any chances of clearing the prelims????

  3. Hi sir..
    My attempt in ibps Po pre is 58 (obc)
    Reasoning – 23 (90%accuracy)
    Quant – 18 (100% accuracy)
    Eng – 17 (60% accuracy)

    Sir plz tell me…is there any chances of clearing the prelims????

  4. Sir,
    I hav attempted 62 ques in ibps po prelims…27 in eng,22 in reasoning n 13 in quant… what is d chances of clearing d above mentioned exam??

  5. Sir,

    Attempted 61 question.
    Eng-20 Quant-22 reas-18.
    And from OBC.
    with 95% accuracy in reas and Quant section where as in English upto 75%.
    any chance for clearing Pre.

  6. I attend 69 (sc) .mat 18,rea 26,eng 25 Some people say that is not possibe .and unnecessary . What is my chance . I got 45.5 in sbi po pre

  7. hello sir i have solve total 45 que. like Reasoning 17,Quant 15,Eng 13.Do i have any chance in shortlisting for mains??

    • Hi Savitri

      Your chances are low. But depending on this weekends exam it is quite possible that you clear the cutoff for IBPS PO Prelims

  8. sir, plz tell me expected date for RRB scale-1 and office assiatant result………….
    And last take home salary for office assistant and scale-1…………..

  9. atempt-76
    english-28 acuracy-80%
    reasoning-20 acuracy-80%
    aptitude-28 acuracy-60%
    can i clear ibps po and plz tell me expeted section-wise cut off for open, sc,st,obc………..

  10. I attempted 66 questions.. reasoning and aptitude are 90% accuracy.. but in english i attempted 24 questions with 50% accuracy only… can i eligible for ibps po main ?

  11. For all those who have attempted ibps prelims on day2 at 10:30, did u get answer to North south puzzle in reasoning.. Please let me know.. My attempts were only 50 in the exam.. I got 53 in sbi prelims but couldn’t attempt more in ibps prelims because of the reasoning section.

  12. 57/100
    ( very doubtful about the incorrect sentences though)
    Reasoning 22
    Maths15 ( I went on with lengthy questions first and I also doubt if 2 among them are correct or not)
    Can u also tell me how to select questions from d
    Beginning, coz we really don’t have time to go through them all.

  13. I have attempted 62 qus 23 quant 20 reasoning 19 English ,in a last minute I solved 5 marks puzzle but I couldn’t answer as time ended. What will be my chances for mains?

  14. I attempted 55 ques in ibps po pre exam, 22reasoning 18 maths 15 eng with 100% accuracy in maths and reasoning and 80% accuracy in eng. Is there any chance to qualify pre…?

  15. this time overall cutoff shuld be nearabout 40. i hv bn selected in iob po by ibps po4. but this time unlike last year..there r 2 hurdles before interview.But dontworry competition is same as previous year bcoz afterall more competetive would will come forward like last year.the level of main would be same
    as u mensnd ..u r coming for main and go through preperation without any delay….best of luck

  16. Hey guys I attend exam today evening sec 4.30 4.sunday most people said its hard but In my view quant is difficult
    5 questns in graph
    5 qustns in table (which need more time)
    Then simplification ( moderate)
    Ratio , speed , age( difficult)
    Overall 50 % diff 20 % easy 30% moderate
    Eng: I wasted my time in jumbled sentence (tricky) finally don’t get answer
    This eat my time and affect my quant and resoning so much
    30% easy 30% hard 40% moderate
    Quant: Its easy to moderate but out of 35 / 10 questions are hard

    • Hi Manikandan
      Were you strong in jumbled sentences all the way in your preparation. Always remember never waste more than 15 seconds on a question if it can’t be solved

  17. i attend 52 question math 100% accuracy reasoning 100% accuracy & english 90% accuracy. is there any chance to qualify preli.

  18. Attended 55 ques…quants-11 reasoning-22 english-22..whether i can clear d xam..
    Wht sholud be d cuttoff for general category?

    • Hi sornalakshmi

      The overall cutoff for general category IBPS PO Prelims 2015 would be 45-47. If your accuracy is high you will clear the exam

  19. sir i have attempted 50 questions in ibps po prelim.18 -english language,18-quantitative,14 – reasoning..can i appeared for ibps po mains 2015?

    • Hi Ashvini

      There is a slight chance you will be able to give IBPS PO Mains 2015, since we expect the overall cutoff to be 45-47.

  20. sir,I have attempted 50 questions in ibps po prelim.14-reasoning,18 -quantitative,18-english language..can I appear for ibps mains 2015?

    • Hi Ritika
      If you attempted 60 questions, then it boils down to your accuracy. If you have 80% accuracy you will clear IBPS PO Prelims.

  21. I attepmted 46 questions in ibps po 2015.
    I m sure of clearing the sectional cutoff but will i be able to clear the overall cutoff expecting 3 or 4 to be wrong.

  22. Sir,I had attempted 51 Questions.
    Tell me if I could pass or fail in the exam.
    kindly answer me.
    thank you