IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2016 : Oct 27th Shift 1

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IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2016 : Oct 27th Shift 1

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IBPS PO Exam Analysis

The Prelim Exam consisted of 3 sections which were spread over English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude.  The duration of the exam was one hour which carried 100 marks.

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2016 – October 27th

  • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY – MODERATE
  • DOABLE QUESTIONS- ALL
  • TIME LAG – YES (Candidates who manage their time well will have an overall advantage. The time saved in Quantitative Aptitude section can be used for solving RC passage in the English section which was quite challenging this time)
  • SURPRISES – The English section was of the level of complexity as the exams held on Oct 22nd, Oct 23rd and Oct 16th.
Section Good Attempt Time
English Language 8-10 15 mins
Reasoning 20-22 25 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 20-21 20 mins
48-53 60 mins

VIEW HERE THE EXPECTED CUTOFF FOR IBPS PO EXAM ANALYSIS 2016

Section Wise Analysis

Quantitative Aptitude

Level : Easy

Type of Questions 

  • Quadratic Equations – 5
  • Series – 5
  • DI – 10
  • Approximation – 5
  • Numeric Ability (Various Topics) – 10

The Numeric ability was of moderate level. The rest of the questions were easy this year. This was the most scoring section of this shift.

English Language 

Level : Difficult

Type of Questions 

  • Reading Comprehension – 8
  • Cloze Passage – 7
  • Para Jumbles – 5
  • Errors – 10

Overall , the English section was complex this year. The RC passages were challenging testing the grip of the student on vocabulary and basic understanding of the English language.

Reasoning Ability

Level – Moderate

Type of Questions 

  • Inequalities – 5
  • Syllogism – 5
  • Sitting Arrangement – 10
  • Puzzles – 10
  • Miscellaneous Topics – 5

Reasoning Ability was moderate this year. No coding decoding questions were asked. Puzzles were easy to attempt. This section was scoring this year but with a proper time management.

Expected Cutoff

Predicted Sectional Cutoff

  • English Language – 6-7
  • Reasoning Ability – 9-14
  • Quantitative Aptitude –  10-12

Predicted Overall Cutoff

  • General & OBC – 32-36
  • SC – 30-32
  • ST – 16 -19

VIEW HERE QUESTIONS ASKED IN IBPS PO PRELIMS – OCT 16th, OCT 22nd and OCT 23d

Note: The candidates will have to qualify in all the three sections separately. They will have to secure the sectional and overall cutoff as well to qualify the exam.

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