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IBPS PO Main Exam 2015: Analysis and Expected Cutoff

The IBPS had conducted the PO/MT main examination on October 31 successfully. 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.

Nov 3, 2015 15:35 IST
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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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