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IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Analysis held in October (second week) 2015

IBPS has conducted the online preliminary examination for IBPS PO/MT on 10 October and 11 October 2015 successfully.  The pattern and difficulty level of the examination was similar to the examination held on 3 and 4 October IBPS PO preliminary exam.

Oct 12, 2015 12:47 IST
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IBPS has conducted the online preliminary examination for IBPS PO/MT on October 10 and October 11 in four shifts successfully. The exam was conducted for 100 marks comprised of 100 questions with a time of 1 hour. The pattern and difficulty level of the examination was similar to the examination held on 3 and 4 October IBPS PO preliminary exam. Reasoning and English Language section was moderate while Quantitative Aptitude was calculative and need more time to solve.

Pattern of Examination: The examination has 3 sections - Reasoning, Quantitative aptitude, English Language. In the examination there was be objective type of tests.  The pattern of the examination was same as the SBI PO preliminary examination 2015.The candidates shall be required to qualify in each section as per cut-off marks determined on the basis of performance in each section and also on total weighted score. Negative marking is applicable for the Objective Test. There were five alternatives in every question of a test. For every wrong answer, one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

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

Section

Total Ques.

Level of Difficulty

Reasoning

35

Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

35

Moderate

English Language

30

Moderate

The section wise details are as follows:

Reasoning:

The level of difficulty was moderate for this section.

Topics

Number of question

Level of difficulty

Circular sitting arrangement 

5

Moderate

Linear arrangement (North South)

5

Moderate

Puzzle

5

Moderate

Syllogism

5

Easy

Coding-decoding

5

Easy

Inequalities

5

Easy

Miscellaneous (Blood relation, Direction, series, Ranking etc.)

5

Easy

Total no. of question

35

 

Quantitative Aptitude

This overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. Some question was calculative and time consuming.

Topic

Number of question

Level of difficulty

Data Interpretation ( Table chart + Line graph)

10

Moderate

Approximation

5

Easy

Quadratic equation

5

Easy

Number Series

5

Moderate

Arithmetic- Simple & compound interest, Time and work, Ration and proportion, profit and loss , percentage, Averages, Ages, Boat and stream, Mixture, Allegation

10

Moderate

Total no. of question

35

 

English Language

The section was moderate. As asked in previous years Reading Comprehension was lengthy.

Topic

Number of question

Level of difficulty

Reading Comprehension

10

Moderate

Cloze test

5

Moderate

Sentence error

5

Moderate

Fill in the blanks

5

Easy

Para jumble

5

Easy

Total no. question

30

 

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

General

 40-42

SC/ST

35-38

OBC

38-40

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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