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IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Analysis held on 16th October 2016

IBPS has conducted the first slot of online preliminary examination for IBPS PO/MT on October 16 successfully. The pattern of the examination was same as previous year. The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with comprehensive analysis of the question paper and the expected cut off for the examination.

Oct 17, 2016 14:50 IST
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IBPS has conducted the first slot of online preliminary examination for IBPS PO/MT on October 16 successfully. The exam was conducted for 100 marks comprised of 100 questions with a time of 1 hour.

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 previous year. 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. 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

Difficult

The section wise details are as follows:

Reasoning:

The level of difficulty was Easy to Moderate for this section. Coding-decoding was missing in the section.

Topics

Number of

question

Level of

difficulty

Circular seating arrangement  

5

Moderate

Linear arrangement

5

Moderate

Puzzle

10

Moderate to

difficult

Syllogism

5

Easy to

moderate

Inequalities

5

Easy to

moderate

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

Easy to Moderate

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

10

Moderate to Difficult

Total no. of question

35

 

English Language

The section was Difficult as compared to other sections.

Topic

Number of question

Level of difficulty

Reading Comprehension

(Economy based)

8

Moderate to difficult

Cloze test

7

Moderate

Spotting error

10

Moderate to Difficult

Para jumble

5

Moderate

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

 35-40

SC

28-33

OBC

33-38

ST

12-17

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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