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IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016: Analysis and Expected Cutoff

Nov 22, 2016 19:07 IST

    The IBPS had conducted the PO/MT main examination on 20th November 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: The overall difficulty level of the examination was Difficult. Candidates found the examination was quite tricky and tough.

    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

    50

    Difficult

    Quantitative Aptitude

    50

    Moderate to difficult

    English Language

    40

    Moderate to difficult

    The section wise details are as follows:

    Quantitative Aptitude: 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 of Difficulty

    Pie Charts+ Line Graph+ Missing DI +Caselets DI

    20

    Moderate to Difficult

    Number Series

    5

     Difficult

    Inequalities

    5

    Difficult

    Approximation

    5

     Moderate

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

    15

     Moderate

    Reasoning: As expected this section was difficult. Question based on Input-Output was missing in this section.

    Topic

    No. of Questions (50)

    Level of Difficulty

    Syllogism

    5

    Difficult

    Seating arrangement (Circular
    + Linear arrangement)

    5+5

    Difficult

    Puzzles

    10

    Difficult

    Data Sufficiency

    5

     Difficult

    Coding-Decoding

    5

    Difficult

    Miscellaneous ( Ranking+ Direction Sense) 

    3+2

    Difficult

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

    10

    Difficult

    English Language: This section was difficult as compared to previous year. There were 2 Reading Comprehension.

    Topic

    No. of Questions (40)

    Level of Difficulty

    Reading Comprehension(Based on Informal economy to Formal Economy)

    15

     Moderate

    Antonym/Synonym

    5

    Moderate to Difficult

    Para Completion

    5

     Moderate to Difficult

    Spotting error (identify the correct sentence among 5 options )

    5

      Moderate

    Sentence Improvement

    5

    Moderate to Difficult

    Fill in the blanks

    5

    Moderate to Difficult

    General Awareness: This section was easy to Moderate level. 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

     68-74

    OBC

    65-70

    SC

    48-53

    ST

    45-50

    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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