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

Here we are providing exam analysis of IBPS PO Prelims 2017. Candidates who have their examination in next slot i.e. is scheduled to be held on 14th and 15th October must go through the below review.

Oct 10, 2017 17:00 IST
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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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