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Common Written Exam for IBPS PO Mains has been successfully conducted on Sunday i.e. November 20, 2016. The exam was held for 2 hours 20 minutes in 4 slots. Overall the test takers found the exam of moderate level of difficulty.IBPS will declare the online Mains exam result of IBPS PO in the month of December, 2016.
This article focuses upon analysis of the IBPS PO Mains overall difficulty, sectional difficulty, number of questions asked as per topics sections, expected cutoff. This year, English section and Reasoning section is considered to be a tough one. However, the Quantitative Aptitude section remained to be moderate in nature.
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There were 5 sections as discussed in the IBPS PO Exam Pattern with a total of 200 questions. The total questions comprised of Reasoning (50 questions), English language (40 questions), Quantitative aptitude (50 questions), General awareness (40 questions), and Computer knowledge (20 questions).
|IBPS PO MAIN Section||Number of Questions|
|General awareness (with special reference to banking)||40|
The level of English was difficult. Out of 40 questions 20 questions were of moderate difficulty level. Rest 20 questions were easy to attempt.
Sectional Cutoff for English language Sections is discussed below-
|Category||English section Cutoff|
Most of the questions were sentence correction & spotting errors based. This year, Reading comprehension was riddled with challenging text and Para jumbles required precise logic for accurate application. On an average, it took 20-23 minutes in solving this section as per majority of test takers.
|Topic||Number of questions||Difficulty level|
|Reading comprehension||15||Moderate to difficult|
|Para-jumbles||5||Moderate to difficult|
|Errors||5||Easy to moderate|
|Words replacement||5||Easy to moderate|
|Antonym/synonym||5||Moderate to difficult|
The level of questions asked in the section varied from moderate to difficult. The section which covered the majority of IBPS PO 2016 were Data interpretation, miscellaneous questions. The section sprinkled across the topics, with inequality based questions being quite difficult to solve.
Quantitative Aptitude Sectional IBPS PO Mains Cutoff-
|Category||Quantitative Sectional Cutoff|
The DI questions were based on Pie Chart, Case lets and Line Graphs and were fairly average in terms of level of difficulty. The IBPS PO 2016 Cutoff of the Quantitative Section is expected to be 11. Analysis of IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude on the basis of questions from various topics are mentioned below:
|Topic||Number of questions||Difficulty level|
|Data interpretation||20||Moderate to difficult|
|Miscellaneous||15||Moderate to difficult|
|Total||50||Moderate to difficult|
The questions in Logical Reasoning was of difficult level. However, there were questions from various topics such as Logical Syllogism, coding-decoding.
Sectional Cutoff for Reasoning Ability Section-
|Category||Reasoning Section Cutoff|
The other major topics that covered IBPS PO Reasoning Ability section were Data sufficiency, Seating arrangement, Simple & Complex puzzle and various questions from Miscellaneous. This section was rated as the most challenging one by most aspirants.
The Analysis of IBPS PO Reasoning Ability for Nov 20 Exam is mentioned below:
|Topic||Number of questions||Level|
|Miscellaneous (ranking, direction sense)||5||Difficult|
General Awareness, with special reference to Banking was quite doable. This section is easy for those who knows banking terms. A good attempt in this section is expected because almost all candidates would have easily attempted the questions here.
|Category||General awareness section Cutoff|
|SC / OBC||10.25|
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Computer Awareness is quite easy. Mostly questions asked from history of Computer and generations. Most candidates would have done this section in less than ten minutes. An excellent attempt is expected here.
Computer Knowledge Sectional Cutoff
|Category||Computer Section Cut off|
It is apparent that IBPS has started focusing more on time management skills of the candidates. Based on last year’s analysis of IBPS PO Mains examination, it can be said that the paper was of difficulty level which involved time management skills, calculative questions, and concept based questions.
Make use of this paper analysis in order to get a better understanding and devise your preparation strategy accordingly for IBPS PO 2017.
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The Cutoff marks is the lowest possible marks that candidates must score to get qualified for next stage. On the basis of difficulty level and number of candidates discussed the cutoff expected for different categories. The mentioned below table gives the IBPS cut off category wise for IBPS PO Mains:
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Candidates who have been qualified IBPS PO 2016 Mains, they will be called for Interview to be directed by the Participating Organizations. The total marks allotted for interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
Interviews will be conducted at select centers. The center, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters in the month of January, 2017.
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