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IBPS PO Mains 2017: A Detailed Exam Analysis

 IBPS has conducted the mains exam on 26th November. As per the feedback received from students the examination was tough as compared to previous year.

Nov 27, 2017 13:49 IST
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IBPS PO Mains 2017: A Detailed Exam Analysis
IBPS PO Mains 2017: A Detailed Exam Analysis

The Mains examination of IBPS PO/MT was successfully conducted on 26th November 2017. The mains exam consist 200 questions comprises of 5 sections which includes Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, General/Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language.

Analysis of Examination: The overall difficulty level of the examination was Difficult. 

The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with comprehensive analysis of the question paper and the expected cut off for the examination.

Section

Total Ques.

Level of Difficulty

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

45

Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

35

Moderate to Difficult

English Language

35

Difficult

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

40

Moderate

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

Moderate

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The section wise details are as follows:

 Quantitative Aptitude: This section was Difficult to Moderate. There were three sets of DI consisting 4 questions in each of the set. It is noticed that no question on quadratic equation asked in this section.

Topic

No. of Questions (35)

Level of Difficulty

Table Graph (based on missing pattern)+ Bar Graph +Caselets DI

15

Difficult

Number Series (based on wrong pattern)

5

 Moderate to Difficult

Inequalities ( based on Quantity 1 and Quantity 2 pattern)

5

Moderate to Difficult

Data Sufficiency

5

 Difficult

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate to Difficult

Total

35

 

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Reasoning and Computer Aptitude:  The section was difficult this time.  Questions were tricky and time –consuming. There were NO questions asked from the section Computer Aptitude.  

Topic

No. of Questions (45)

Level of Difficulty

Seating arrangement (Circular
+ Linear arrangement)

5+5=10

Difficult

Puzzles

5

Difficult

Data Sufficiency

2

 Difficult

Input-Output

5

Difficult

Coding- Decoding

5

Difficult

Blood relation+ Direction Sense

4

Difficult

Puzzle based on small paragraph

4

Difficult

Analytical Reasoning (Statement & conclusions, Course of action, cause and effect, conclusion and inference.)

 

10

Difficult

Total

45

 

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English Language: This section was Difficult.  Many questions based on new pattern introduced this time. There were 2 Reading Comprehension consisting 5 questions in each set. The pattern of Cloze Test, Spotting error and Sentence connector was totally new.

Topic

No. of Questions (35)

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension(Based on Informal economy to Formal Economy)

5+5=10

 Difficult

Antonym/Synonym

4

Difficult

Cloze Test (based on new pattern- there were two words for each blank. Candidates had to find out the option for which both the words would fit.)

6

 Moderate

Spotting error (based on new pattern- grammatically correct part marked in Bold; candidates had to find error in remaining part.)

4

Moderate to Difficult

Sentence Improvement (rephrasing sentence to correct grammatical form)

3

Moderate to Difficult

Sentence connectors

3

Moderate to Difficult

Para jumble

2

Difficult

Double Filler (based on new pattern)

3

Difficult

Total

35

 

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General Awareness: The difficulty level for this section was Moderate as compared to other sections. The majority of question asked from banking, current affairs and static GK in this section.

Descriptive Writing Test

English Language (Letter & Essay Writing) for 25 marks, time limit 30 minutes. There were 3 Essays and 3 Letter Writing Topics from which a candidate has to choose:

Essay topic:

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Cashless economy
  • Effects of modern gadets on human intelligence
  • Which reform in Indian education can be compared with International level.

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Letter Writing Topics:

  • Write a Letter to you friend advising him to start his own start-up.
  • Write a letter to the branch manager of the bank requesting him to block your credit card as you've lost it and ask him to issue you a new one.
  • You have been observing that your subordinates are not working properly. Write a letter to the HR department about the same.

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