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.

  • Suman

    Attempted 51/100 ques in sbi po prelim exam.

    • Suman

      Correction to previous comment
      Ibps po prelim..51/100

      • Vaibhav

        Hi Suman

        51 sounds good. You will be able to clear cut off for IBPS PO Prelims if you have more than 80% accuracy.

    • karthik

      attended 48 question sir will i able to clear am obc category

      • Vaibhav

        Most probably yes.

  • Jagannath mishra

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

    • Manoranjan sinha

      if accuracy is 90%+then pass

      • ajit yadav

        Sir do u have any idea for minimum expected cut off of English.I attempted only 13.Any chances to qualify?

        • Vaibhav

          Hi ajit

          The expected sectional cut off as per MockBank’s analysis would be 6-7 for Verbal section IBPS PO Prelims 2015

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Jagannath

      You will be able to clear IBPS PO Prelims as the cut off will be 45-47

  • Rashmi pattanaik

    I attended only 41 .. Very difficult to solve puzzles

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Rashmi

      41 is just on the edge. we wish you luck to clear IBPS PO Prelims

      • Phoenix

        Did 68
        QA 30
        Reas 21
        Eng 18

  • Subrat Behera

    Hey guides I hav attended 63. Is this a good attempt

    • Vaibhav

      hi subrat

      63 is a great attempt!

  • Jasdeep

    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.

    • Vaibhav

      Yes you are right Jasdeep. You may have some problem in overall cutoff for IBPS PO prelims.

  • nitesh

    I attempt 46 question can there is any chance to select aur not

    • Vaibhav

      Hi nitesh
      Chances of selection are just on the verge. We wish you luck for clearing the cutoffs

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Nitesh
      Everything depends on your accuracy as 45-47 is the expected cutoff

  • Amit Goswami

    I had attempted 69 questions in the ibps po exam.(English -23,Mathematics -24,reasoning -22).

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Amit
      Thats a nice attempt. Based on our analysis you will clear IBPS PO prelims comfortably

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Amit

      Thats a great attempt!

  • Tushar Patbhaje

    Reasoning-18,quantitative aptitude -15, English -15 with accuracy total attempts 48

    • Vaibhav

      Hi tushar

      48 is near the cutoff for IBPS PO Prelims. we hope you clear it comfortably .

      • Ravindra

        Yes,u ll qualify.

  • ashmina

    exam was easy to moderate, attempted 48 questions

    • Vaibhav

      Hi ashmina
      Great to hear that

  • Ritika Sharma

    I attempted 60 ques
    eng20,reas28 & maths12

    • Vaibhav

      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.

  • ashwin raj

    I attend 69 question with 90% acuracy

    • Vaibhav

      Hi ashwin

      You will definitely clear IBPS PO Prelims 2015

  • Ashvini Tanaji Mulik

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

  • Ashvini Tanaji Mulik

    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?

    • Vaibhav

      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.

  • sornalakshmi

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

    • Vaibhav

      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

  • subhan

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

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Subhan

      I’m glad to tell you have high chances of clearing IBPS PO Prelims.

  • manikandan

    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

    • Vaibhav

      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


    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

    • Vaibhav

      Well said madan


    I Attempted 52 q’s Quant13 Reasoning19 English20 , 80% Accuracy .

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Pravin

      You will be able to clear sectional cut off but might just fall short of the overall cutoff.

  • Priyanka R

    SBI PO I had attended 47/100 and got 40.25 as the score. Now in IBPS PO I had attended 53/100 . Can I have any hope?

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Priyanka

      Yes you can have high hopes! Congratulations on a good attempt

  • Anku

    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…?

    • Vaibhav

      Yes you have chance to for IBPS PO Mains

  • Neha

    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?

    • Vaibhav

      Too bad neha for the puzzle.. anyways 62 is a great attempt. You will clear it

      • Neha

        I cleared pre, sir please guide how to prepare GA?

        • Vaibhav

          Hi neha we would be posting TIPS FOR IBPS PO Mains individual sections soon. Please check mockbank.com/bulletin each day for updates.

  • shivi

    ( 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.

    • Vaibhav

      Nice attempt shivi

  • Ritesh sinha

    I attempted 49… With maths/reasn 90+% accuracy and English with 75%. Do I hv any chance?

  • yash

    I attempted 47.. With quants/logical 90% accuracy and English with 80%. Do i have any chance in shortlisting for mains

  • Teja

    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.

  • sudhamathi

    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 ?

    • Vaibhav

      Cut off will be 45-47

  • gajanan

    I have attempted 51 ques.


    I had attempted 67 questions in the ibps po exam.(English -24,Mathematics -21,reasoning -22)

  • prashant

    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………..

  • prashant

    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…………..

  • Savitri Almel

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

    • Vaibhav

      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

  • amita

    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

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Amita

      You will clear comfortably Ibps po prelim

  • neha gupta

    attempted 56 question on 3 Oct fst shift…..biz eng18,quant16,resng22

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Neha

      The expected cutoff for IBPS PO Pre is 45-47

  • neha gupta

    attempted 56 question on 3 Oct fst shift…..viz eng18,quant16,resng22

  • vivek


    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.

  • shalini

    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??

    • Vaibhav

      62 is a good attempt in ibps po prelim 2015. 45 is the expected cutoff.

  • gagan

    i hve done 47..sc candidate..is there any chance of clearing cutoff????

  • deepak

    I have attempt 65

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Deepak

      65 is a great attempt

  • shalini

    Sir plz reply to my query…i m awaitung ur ans

    • Vaibhav

      Hey Shalini

      We have replied. please check

  • abhi789

    attempted only 49 questions obc category any chances for selection in ibps po pre

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Abhi

      Yes there is a chance you clear cut off for ibps po prelim

  • Smaranika

    I have attempted 55/100 and I come under general category! Is there any chances of clearing the prelims?

    • Vaibhav

      Hi Smaranika

      You have a good chance to clear IBPS PO Prelims. All the best.

  • Smaranika

    Eng – 15
    QA – 15 and Reasoning – 25

  • Savitri

    Hi i have problem with English section….plz suggest me to solve this section easily……….

  • suraj

    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????

  • suraj

    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????

    • Vaibhav

      You have a good chance of clearing IBPS PO Prelims

  • Ajanya

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

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

    • Ajanya

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

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

      • Vaibhav

        Hi Ajanya

        nice attempt. You have chance to clear the cutoff

        • Ajanya

          prelims ka result kab aayega sir??

          • Vaibhav

            Hi Ajanya

            By Monday the result will be out for Prelims

          • reena

            I don’t solve the English questions sir I have more problems can you help me sir

          • AMIT CHAUDHARY

            Start from basics Reena
            Check this, It will help you

  • Nikhil

    I attempted 57 questions english 23 reasoning 21 quants 13. And i cleared :*

    • Vaibhav

      HI Nikhil
      We are glad you cleared the IBPS PO Prelims. All the best for your mains attempt.

  • harti

    hai sir my attmbt 45 only in
    ibps clerk prelms

    • Vaibhav

      45 but with what accuracy Harti?