IDBI PO Exam Analysis , Expected Cutoff and Safe Attempts

IDBI PO Exam Analysis

IDBI PO  Exam Analysis 2017


IDBI PO Exam Analysis

IDBI PO Scale I Exam Pattern

Below is the Exam pattern of Industrial Development Bank of India Probationary Officer (IDBI PO) Exam:
Sr. No Name of the section Number of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability. 50 50 2 hours
2 English Language. 50 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude. 50 50
4 General Awareness 50 50
Total 200 200


You have to qualify in each of the 4 sections by securing the cut off marks, which will be decided by IDBI.

Stage Prelims
Mode Online
Sections 4
Negative Marking Yes (0.25)
Sectional Cutoff Yes
Doable Questions 200
Time Crunch Yes
Level of Difficulty Tough

IDBI PO Exam Analysis: Good Attempts

Section Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 25-27
Quantitative Aptitude 25-28
English Language 28-30
General Awareness 30-32

IDBI PO Exam Analysis – Detailed Sectional Analysis

English Language 

As per the inputs received for our IDBI Exam Analysis, in the English Language section, Questions were asked from the following topics:

Cloze Test TBD
Spelling error TBD
Sentence correction TBD
Para jumble (story based) TBD
Fill in the blanks TBD
Numerical Ability

As per the inputs received for our IDBI PO Bank Exam Analysis, in the numerical ability section, Questions were asked from the following topics:

Simplification TBD
Series TBD
Miscellaneous: Mainly from SI, CI, Time n work, Time n Distance, Boats and Streams, Mixture & Allegation, Age, Geometry, Ration n proportions, Partnership. TBD

Reasoning Ability

As per the inputs received for our IDBI PO Exam Analysis, in the Reasoning Ability section, Questions were asked from the following topics:

Linear Arrangement TBD
Puzzle TBD
Inequality TBD
Syllogism TBD
Data sufficiency TBD
Series TBD
Miscellaneous TBD

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General Awareness:

This section was easy. The section includes questions from both Current Affairs and Banking Awareness. Also, includes some static questions.

IDBI PO Exam Analysis: Sectional Good Attempts

Section Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 22-27
Quantitative Aptitude 23-28
English Language 28-30
General Awareness 30-32

IDBI PO Exam Analysis: Overall Good Attempts 

As per our IDBI PO Exam Analysis,  good attempts should be 110-115

IDBI PO Exam Analysis: Complexity Level

Section Difficultly Level
Reasoning Ability Tough
Quantitative Aptitude Tough
English Language Tough
General Awareness Moderate


IDBI PO Exam Analysis: Section Wise Topics 


  • Cloze Test 
  • Comprehension 
  • Errors 
  • Blood Relations 
  • Coding Decoding 
  • Syllogism
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Puzzles 
  • Alphabet 
  • Inequalities 
  • Directions 
  • DI 
  • Quadratic Equations 
  • Simplification 
  • Number Series 
  • Miscellaneous Numeric Ability Topics 

IDBI PO Exam Analysis: Surprises

English Section came as a surprise in the exam. It was much TOUGHER than anticipated. The majority of the students faced a lot of difficulties in it. The cutoff in this section is expected to go low.

IDBI PO Exam Analysis: Feedback from Aspirants

The fact that the IDBI PO Bank Exam was being held for the first time, made lakhs of aspirants appear for it today. As per the feedback received for our IDBI PO  Exam Analysis, the paper was moderate and certain questions were surely challenging. But overall the exam was quite doable.

Benefits of IDBI PO Exam Analysis 2017

  • It helps the aspirants who attempted the IDBI PO Exam to assess their overall performance in the exam.
  • It helps the aspirants who will attempt the IDBI PO Exam in the future to understand the nature and complexity of the exam.
  • It helps the aspirants to understand the different sections of the exam and also the level of accuracy expected from candidates.

IDBI PO Exam Analysis 2017 – What Toppers Have to Say

As per inputs from past year successful aspirants, IDBI PO Bank Exam 2017 was quite doable and was of easier compared to last year. Therefore, past year aspirants and our team are on the same page with regards to IDBI PO Exam Analysis.

Criteria Chosen for IDBI PO Exam Analysis

  • Direct feedback from candidates who attempted IDBI PO Exam 2017.

IDBI PO Exam Analysis: Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the underlying basis of our IDBI PO Exam Analysis?

A1. The underlying basis of our IDBI PO Exam Analysis is the direct feedback taken from students who have appeared for the exam this year.

Q2. How useful is the IDBI PO Exam analysis for students?

A2. IPPB Exam analysis is very useful just in the analysis for any other exam.

Q3. In what particular ways is the IDBI PO Exam Analysis useful?

A3. The IDBI PO Analysis proves useful in 3 major ways –

  • Helps students who haven’t appeared for the exam as of now (since the exam will continue for an entire month)
  • Helps aspirants who will appear for the exam next year. They get to understand the nature of the exam.
  • Lastly, it is useful for all future references, in case an aspirant wants to draw a comparison.

Q4. What are the criteria for Good attempts in the exam?

A4. The criteria depend on the level of the exam. If the paper is easy, attempts should be high and if the paper is tough, attempts are expected to be a little low.

Q5. How much is the expected cutoff seeing the level of IDBI PO Exam?

A5. The expected cutoff should be (for general category) 62 up.

IDBI PO Cutoff Marks Predicted by Us

This is the first time ever that this exam is being held. Therefore, it is natural for the first time aspirants to be apprehensive of the IDBI PO Cutoff.


Our experts, taking into account a lot of factors have come up with the estimated range of IDBI PO Cutoff for this year’s exam as per the feedback of aspirants received in IDBI PO Exam Analysis. This will help you get a rough idea about your number of attempts this year.

Note: It needs to be pointed out here that IDBI PO Cutoff predicted above has been compiled by some in the top experts of the banking industry. Every care has been taken to not go off beat by +/- 10 marks if at all required. However, only IDBI has the final authority for deciding the IDBI PO Cutoff 2016. So don’t worry too much about the cutoff. Focus on the preparation. All the very best.

Calculation of Scores for IDBI PO Cut Off

  • The correct IDBI PO Cut Off scores obtained by every candidate in different sessions (if held that way) will be normalized using the equi-percentile method.
  • IDBI PO Cut Off Scores up to two decimal points shall be finally considered.
Declaration of IDBI PO Cutoff

IDBI PO Cut Off will be released by IDBI on their official website after the result is declared.

For any queries on the IDBI PO Exam Analysis, feel free to post it in the comments section below.

All the very best.

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