Expected Safe Attempts in IBPS PO Prelims 2016: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will be conducting IBPS CWE PO Recruitment Examination for hiring Probationary Officers to various Public Sector Banks (PSBs). First, IBPS PO Prelims will be conducted, followed by Mains and then Interview. In this article, we are calculating expected safe attempts in IBPS PO Prelims this year.
For candidates who are appearing for the first time, it since this will introduce the newbies to the recruitment examination. But first, let us revisit the exam pattern.
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
The IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern consists of 3 sections i.e. English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. There will be 100 questions in total carrying one mark each. Given below is the detailed exam pattern for IBPS PO Prelims:
|Name of the Section||No. of Questions||Max. Marks|
The total duration for all the three papers is 1 hour. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Shortlisted candidates for each category, meeting the specified requirements set by IBPS, will only be allowed to appear for the IBPS PO mains examination.
IBPS PO Prelims: Expected Safe Attempts
Let us now try to calculate the safest attempts and highlight the factors included in IBPS PO Prelims exams, which are scheduled to be held in the 2nd week of October 2016. Our expected safe attempts rule is based on the two important factors-
- Previous year cut off.
- Difficulty level of the exam.
Let us now study each factor in detail and try to formulate safest attempts in IBPS PO Preliminary exam.
IBPS PO Prelims 2015 Cut off
The IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff for previous year i.e. 2015 was as follows.
|Section Name||Cutoff Marks|
All the candidates who managed to secure above the cut-off were eligible to appear for IBPS PO mains.
The overall IBPS PO Preliminary 2015 cut off for general category was 37.25 . But due to lesser number of vacancies this year, we can expect a rise in final cut off.
Difficulty level of the Exam
Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection always vary its cut off according to the level of the examination. So, our second factor is based on the difficulty level of exam. More the difficulty level, less will be the cut off and vice versa. But due to lesser number of vacancies this year than the previous year, we can expect a rise in the level of the exam. Hence we can expect a higher cut off this year.
After studying the deciding factors, let us now try to formulate safest attempts needed to be in the safe zone. The safest Attempts for IBPS PO Prelims will be high this time in comparison to last year.
Hence if a candidate attempts the Examination with 80% accuracy then the safest number of attempts will be as follows:
|Section Name||Number of Attempts||Marks|
Hence based on the above factors, 59-65 will be the safest attempts with minimum 80% accuracy. So here we conclude our article on expected safe attempts in IBPS PO Prelims 2016. Always remember that –
“Accuracy is always a better factor than Quantity”
Stay connected for more information regarding IBPS PO Recruitment 2016. To excel in Bank Examinations, download the Best IBPS PO Exam Preparation App for free.