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IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 2017: Analysis & Expected Cut-off

Jan 2, 2018 14:51 IST
    IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 2017: Analysis & Expected Cut-off
    IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 2017: Analysis & Expected Cut-off

    IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Preliminary examination conducted on 30th and 31st December successfully. There were three sections in the examination. The mains examination is scheduled to be held on 28th January 2018. The exam was conducted for 125 marks comprised of 150 questions with a time of two hours.

    Pattern of Examination: The examination has 3 sections - Reasoning, General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry, English Language (For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari) and - Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language (For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer). In the examination, there was a objective type of questions.   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 a 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.

    The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with a comprehensive analysis of the question paper and the expected cut off for the examination.

    Section

    Total Ques.

    Maximum Marks

    Level of Difficulty

    Reasoning

    50

    50

    Moderate

    Quantitative Aptitude (For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer)

    50

    50

    Moderate to Difficult

    English Language

    50

    25

    Moderate to Difficult

    General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry (For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari)

    50

    50


    The section wise details are as follows:

    Reasoning Ability:

    The level of difficulty was Easy to Moderate for this section. There were no questions asked from the topic Input-Output.

    Topics

    Number of

    question

    Level of

    difficulty

    seating arrangement  

    10

    Moderate

    Analytical Reasoning

    5

    Moderate

    Puzzle

    10

    Moderate

    Syllogism

    5

    Easy to Moderate

    Data Sufficiency

    5

    Easy to Moderate

    Inequalities

    5

    Easy

    Blood relation, Series on Alphabet, Direction and Sense

    2+1+2=5

    Easy to Moderate

    Coding-Decoding

    5

    Easy to Moderate

    Total no. of question

    50

     

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    English Language

    The difficulty level of this section was Moderate this time and most of the questions were followed the old pattern.  There were two sets of Reading Comprehension asked in the section.

    Topic

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Reading Comprehension

    (Economy based)

    20

    Moderate

    Double Fillers

    5

    Moderate

    Spotting Error

    5

    Moderate

    Cloze Test (based on the new pattern)

    10

    Moderate

    Sentence Rearrangement

    5

    Moderate

    Phrase Replacement

    5

    Moderate

    Total no. question

    50

     

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    Quantitative Aptitude 

    This overall difficulty level of this section was Easy to Moderate. Good calculation speed played a major role to score more in this section as the questions were calculative. There were three sets of Data Interpretation (DI) and one caselet asked in the section.

    Topic

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Data Interpretation (Table Graph + Pie Chart+ Line Graph+ Caselet)

    5+5+5+5=20

    Moderate

    Approximation

    5

    Easy

    Number Series (Based on missing number pattern)

    5

    Moderate

    Inequality

    5

    Easy

    Miscellaneous- Compound interest, Simple interest, Time and work, Ration and proportion, profit and loss , percentage, Averages, Ages)

    15

    Easy to Moderate

    Total no. of question

    50

     

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    General Awareness:  The difficulty level for this section was Moderate. There were 50 questions asked in this section. Most of the questions were asked from current affairs.  Questions on Banking Awareness and Static GK were also asked in the section.

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

    Sr. No POSTS

    Expected Cut-Off for General Category

    Expected Cut-Off for SC

    Expected Cut-Off for ST

    Expected Cut-Off for OBC

    I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

    60-65

    52-57

    50-55

    58-63

    Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

    40-45

    35-30

    30-35

    38-43

    Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

    52-57

    48-53

    45-50

    52-57

    Law Officer (Scale I)

    58-63

    52-57

    42-47

    55-60

    HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

    61-66

    55-60

    52-57

    58-63

    Marketing Officer (Scale I)

    58-63

    50-55

    48-53

    55-60

    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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