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

Oct 12, 2015 12:47 IST

    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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