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IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Analysis held on 16th October 2016

Oct 17, 2016 14:50 IST

    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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