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IBPS PO Preliminary Examination 2017: Analysis & Expected Cut-Off

Oct 10, 2017 17:00 IST
    IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017
    IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017

    The preliminary examination of IBPS PO/MT 2017 conducted in the first week October. The next slot of the examination is scheduled to be held on 15 &16 October. 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 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.

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

    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

    Moderate

    Quantitative Aptitude

    35

    Moderate to Difficult

    English Language

    30

    Moderate to Difficult

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    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 seating arrangement  

    5

    Moderate to difficult

    Linear arrangement

    5

    Moderate to difficult

    Puzzle

    10

    Difficult

    Syllogism

    5

    Moderate

    Inequalities

    5

    Moderate

    Blood relation

    2

    Moderate

    Order and Ranking, Direction and Sense

    2+1

    Moderate

    Total no. of question

    35

     

    Quantitative Aptitude 

    This overall difficulty level of this section was Moderate to Difficult. Data Interpretation was calculative and time consuming.

    Topic

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Data Interpretation

    12

    Difficult

    Approximation/ Simplification

    5

    Moderate

    Number Series

    5

    Moderate to Difficult

    Miscellaneous- Compound interest, Time and work, Ration and proportion, profit and loss , percentage, Averages, Ages, Boat and stream, Mixture, Allegation

    13

    Moderate to Difficult

    Total no. of question

    35

     

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    English Language

    The difficulty level of this section was Moderate to Difficult. There were 4 questions of synonyms and antonyms based on the Reading Comprehension.

    Topic

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Reading Comprehension

    (Economy based)

    10

    Moderate to difficult

    Spotting error

    10

    Moderate to Difficult

    Sentence Improvement (new pattern)

    10

    Difficult

    Total no. question

    30

     

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

    General

     28-33

    SC

    20-25

    OBC

    26-31

    ST

    18-23

    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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