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IBPS PO Main Exam 2015: Analysis and Expected Cutoff

Nov 3, 2015 15:35 IST

    The IBPS had conducted the PO/MT main examination on October 31 successfully. The mains exam consist 200 questions comprises of 5 sections which includes Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry) English Language, & Computer Knowledge.

    Analysis of Examination: Reasoning and QA section was difficult and need more time to solve while other section was easy to moderate. The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with comprehensive analysis of the question paper and the expected cut off for the examination.

    The section wise details are as follows:

    Mathematics:This section was difficult and lengthy. It is noticed that no question on quadratic equation asked in this section.

    Topic

    No. of Questions (50)

    Level

    Pie Charts+ Line Graph+ Table Chart +Caselets DI

    20

    Moderate to Difficult

    Number Series

    5

     Difficult

    Data Sufficiency

    5

     Difficult

    Miscellaneous (CI and SI, Time & Work, Age problem, Time and Distance, Mixture, Profit & Loss, Ratio and Proportion)

    20

     Moderate

    Reasoning: As expected this section was difficult. Question based on Inequalities was missing in this section.

    Topic

    No. of Questions (50)

    Level

    Syllogism (Candidate have to mark the conclusion which does not follow)

    5

    Easy

    Input/output

    5

     Difficult

    Seating arrangement (Circular- based on blood relation)
    + Linear arrangement

    10

    Moderate

    Puzzle

    10

    Difficult

    Data Sufficiency

    5

     Moderate to Difficult

    Analytical Reasoning (Strong & weak arguments, probable reason, Statement & conclusions,)

    15

    Difficult




    English Language: English section was moderate this time.

    Topic

    No. of Questions (40)

    Level

    Reading Comprehension

    20

     Moderate

    Clozed test

    5

     Easy

    Parajumbles

    5

     Easy

    Spotting error

    5

      Moderate

    Filling the gap with suitable words

    5

      Easy

    General Awareness: This section was easy. The majority of question asked from banking and current affairs in this section. This section also include some questions on Award, Govt. Scheme, Headquarter of banks, books and authors, Important days, International Organisation etc. It was scoring section.

    Computer Knowledge: The question asked in this section was easy and included the basics. It was also scoring section.

    Expected Cutoff marks: - As per our analysis and difficulty level of the examination, the following Cutoff marks are expected for different category.

    General

     80 -104

    SC/ST

    68-74

    OBC

    75-79

    Note: The candidates should note that the above cut offs may vary as it depends upon various factors hence, it is not possible to predict the exact cut off marks until IBPS declared it on its website. The IBPS will announce cut off marks, when the process of selection is over.

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