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IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Exam Expected Cut-off Marks

IBPS Prelims exam 2016 is scheduled to be held on 16th, 22nd, 23rd and 27th October 2016. The exam will be held on these days in four different slots.

We are presenting the detailed analysis of the IBPS PO Prelims exam here. Let us understand the pattern of the exam before proceeding:

The preliminary examination contain three papers  having total of 100 marks. The total duration of the preliminary exam is of 1 hour.

S.No.

Section

Number of Questions

Max. Marks

1

English

30

30

2

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 -  Expected Cut off details

An overall attempt of  50-55 questions with good accuracy will fetch you cut off marks. Here is the expected cut off list:

Section

Cutoff

English Language

6-8

Reasoning Ability

10-12

Quantitative Aptitude

7-9

Overall

40-45

IBPS PO Prelims Previous years Analysis :

IBPS changed the pattern of exam last year. The IBPS PO prelims exam 2015 was of moderate level.

IBPS PO Prelims 2015 over all analysis: October 3, 2015 – Slot 1 and 2

Subject

Good Attempt

Time Taken

English

16-18

15 Minutes

Reasoning Ability

20-22

20 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

13-15

15 Minutes

49-55

1 Hour

IBPS PO Prelims 2015 Section wise Analysis: October 3, 2015 – Slot 1 and 2

English Section

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate and lengthy paper

Good Attempts: 16-18

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

10

Moderate, Based on Banking

Cloze Test

5

Moderate

Error Spotting

5

Difficult

Fill in the Blanks

5

Moderate

Para Jumbles

5

Moderate , Tricky

Reasoning Ability Section  

Overall Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Good Attempts: 20-22

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Syllogisms

5

Easy

Inequalities

5

Easy

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy

Seating Arrangement (Circular)

5

Moderate (Blood Relation Type)

Seating Arrangement (Linear)

5

Easy to Moderate

Puzzles

5

Moderate to Difficult

Miscellaneous

5

Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude Section  

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Good Attempts: 13-15

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Number Series

5

Moderate

Simplification

5

Easy

Quadratic Equations

5

Easy

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph & Missing Data Type)

10

Moderate to Difficult

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 : Section wise Topics and expected Questions, Difficulty level

English Section:

This section is expected to be of easy to moderate difficulty. An attempt of 17-20 questions will be good.

Topic

Expected No. Of Questions

Expected Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

10

Moderate, Based on Banking and finance

Cloze Test

5

Easy

Error Spotting

5

Moderate to Difficult

Fill in the Blanks

5

Easy to Moderate

Para Jumbles

5

Moderate  and Tricky

Reasoning Ability Section:

This section is expected to be of moderate difficulty. An attempt of 20-24 questions will be good.

Topic

Expected No. Of Questions

Expected Difficulty Level

Syllogisms

5

Easy

Inequalities

5

Easy

Coding-Decoding

5

Moderate

Seating Arrangement (Circular)

5

Moderate

Seating Arrangement (Linear)

5

Moderate

Puzzles

5

Moderate to Difficult

Miscellaneous

5

Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude Section:

This section can be quite tricky. You need a good practice. An attempt of 15-17 questions will be safe.

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Number Series

5

Moderate

Simplification

5

Easy to Moderate

Quadratic Equations

5

Easy

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph & Missing Data Type)

10

Moderate to Difficult

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate to Difficult

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