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Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2017: Exam Analysis and Expected cut-off

Mar 17, 2017 18:26 IST

Syndicate Bank conducted the online examination for recruiting candidates for the PGDBF programme to be held at Manipal Global Education Service Pvt. Ltd. and Nitte Education International Pvt. Limited, on 26 February 2017. The candidates will be given intensive training for 1 year at these educational institutions and after that these candidates will be given job at various branches of the bank. The total student intake for the course is 400. Students will be selected on the basis of their performance in the written test followed by group discussion and interview.

Syndicate Bank PGDBF Course: Overall Exam Review

The examination was conducted by IBPS in selected centres across the country. The overall level of the exam can be termed only moderate though most of the sections were easy as compared to the recent banking examinations conducted by IBPS. The exam pattern is as follows:

Sr. No.

Name of the Test

Marks allotted

Test duration

1

Test of Reasoning Ability

50

Composite time of 2 hours

2

Test of Quantitative Aptitude

50

3

Test of General Awareness

50

4

Test of English language

50

Total

 

200

120 minutes or 2 hours

 It was required to score minimum marks in each and every section in the examination apart from scoring aggregate marks in the overall exam. Let us get into the sectional details of the exam.

Reasoning Ability

This section was moderate and the questions were mostly on the expected pattern. The break up topics in the section is as follows:

Topics

Number of questions

Data Sufficiency

5

Input Output

5

Logical Reasoning / Verbal Reasoning

10

Misc Questions (Blood relation, direction and ranking)

5

Inequality

5

Seating arrangement and Puzzles

2 sets (10 questions)

Syllogism

5

Coding Decoding

5

 The expected cut-off for this section for various categories is as follows:

Category

Expected Cut-off

General

16-18

SC/ST/OBC/ExS/PWD/VH/OH

14-15

 Quantitative Aptitude

Though this section was easy but the questions were calculative. You had to be on your best calculative ability in order to score well in this section. However, the questions were basic in nature and you have sound chance of scoring high in this section with good calculative ability. The details of questions are as follows:

Topics

Number of questions

Data Interpretation

20 (4 sets)

Data Sufficiency

5

Number series

5

Misc Questions (time and distance, time and work, profit and loss etc)

15

Approximation

5

 Looking at the level of the questions, the expected cut-off is surely going to be on the higher side. The same is to be as follows:

Category

Expected Cut-off

General

15-17

SC/ST/OBC/ExS/PWD/VH/OH

13-14

 English Language

It was a welcome relief for the candidates because the English section was not even close to the horror as most of them had faced during SBI PO 2016 and IBPS PO 2016. This section was moderate .The details of the pattern of questions asked are as follows:

Topics

Number of questions

Reading Comprehension (lengthy passages, antonym and synonym questions were asked)

10

Sentence improvement

10

Double fillers

5

Cloze test

10

Spotting errors

5

Para Jumbles

5

Main Idea of the passage

5

Total

50

 Though the section is overall moderate as compared to the recent examinations conducted by IBPS, it is the most difficult section in the examination. We can expect the cut-off in the following lines:

Category

Expected Cut-off

General

11-13

SC/ST/OBC/EXS/PWD/VH/OH

9-10

 General Awareness

This section can be termed as moderate. Most of the questions asked were from the current affairs section in the recent months. If you have mugged up the details of the awards, summits, applications launched etc, this section is going to be a cakewalk for you. This is why, the expected cut-off is going to soar in this section:

Category           

Expected Cut-off

General

18-20

SC/ST/OBC/ExS/PWD/VH/OH

15-17

 After going through the sectional analysis of the examination, it is time to predict the overall cut-off marks for the examination and the same is expected on the following lines:

Category

Expected overall cut-off

Unreserved

128-130

Scheduled Caste

115-118

Scheduled Tribe

105-107

OBC

120-122

 Disclaimer: The above cut-off is mainly based on assumptions with factors such as a number of candidates, the overall difficulty level etc being taken into account. There is no relation with the actual cut-off released by IBPS regarding the exam. In any case, the cut-off released by IBPS will be final and the same will be binding on the candidates, whatsoever.

 

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