IBPS PO Exam Analysis, Prelims Cut off 22 October 2016

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 22 October 2016

IBPS PO Exam Analysis & Prelims Cut off 2016: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducted the preliminary examination for IBPS CWE PO/ MT today. The Written Examination was conducted online, in 4 different slots. This article focuses on IBPS PO Exam Analysis, Prelims Paper Review, Number of Good Attempts and Expected IBPS PO Prelims Cut off for getting shortlisted for the mains examination.

We will also provide detailed IBPS PO Exam Analysis and Review articles for written examinations to be conducted on 23rd October 2016. Also, you can read our previous article on IBPS PO Exam Analysis of 16 October 2016. 


IBPS PO Exam Analysis – 22 October 2016 

Before we begin our detailed exam review of IBPS PO Prelims, we would like to list out the exam pattern for the first time readers.

The IBPS PO Prelims Exam had 3 sections i.e. English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. There are a total of 100 questions carrying 1 mark each.

Name of the Section  No. of Questions  Max. Marks
 English Language  30  30
 Quantitative Aptitude  35  35
 Reasoning Ability  35  35
 Total  100  100

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.

Now, back to IBPS PO Exam Analysis for the paper conducted on 22 October 2016. Similar to 16 October’s paper, the overall difficulty level of IBPS PO Preliminary Examination was Moderate. Owing to the level of competition, it was evident that a rather challenging paper is the best way to shortlist the most deserving ones.


IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Good Attempts: 21-23
  • Optimal Time: 20 Minutes

Compared to 16 October Examination, IBPS PO Reasoning Section has now reached a moderate difficulty level opposed to being easy last week.

  • Syllogism (3 sentence based) – 5 Questions
  • Inequality – 5 Questions
  • Complex Arrangement/Sitting Arrangement/Puzzle – 15 Questions (3 sets) –  (Floor arrangement , Circular arrangement and  Linear arrangement)
  • Blood Relation – 2 Questions
  • Direction based – 2 Questions
  • Ranking – 2 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 4 Questions

Although, we do not brand Reasoning Section to be all in all easy, but it was easier compared to other sections. No questions on Coding-Decoding asked.


IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Good Attempts: 18-20
  • Optimal Time: 25 Minutes

The Quant Section of IBPS PO Prelims Examination had a mixed bag of questions ranging from Easy to Moderate. A number of questions of series could be solved only if you have had good amount of practice.

  • Number Series – 5 Questions
  • Simplification – 5 Questions
  • Data Interpretation– 10 Questions (Line Graph and Tabular graph)
  • Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions
  • Age – 1 Question
  • Mixture & Allegation – 2 Questions
  • Partnership & Profit Loss – 3 Question
  • Averages – 1 Question
  • Boats & Stream – 1 Question
  • Compound/Simple Interest – 2 Questions
  • Time & Work – 1 Question

DI Questions were a bit calculative but a major score point for the ones equipped to answer those questions in time.


IBPS PO Exam Analysis for English Language

  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Good Attempts: 11-13
  • Optimal Time: 15 Minutes

Compared to last week, the English Questions were Moderate this time. There were a few which could be easily solved by simple inspection.

  • Reading Comprehension – 8 Questions
  • Cloze Test – 7 Questions
  • Spotting the Error – 5 Questions 
  • Sentence Correction – 5 Questions
  • Parajumbles – 5 Questions

The options marked for error spotting were quite close and RC was a bit too confusing. This is where we conclude our section-wise IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Prelims Paper.


IBSP PO Cut off 2016 for Prelims (Expected) 

The cut-off still remains the same as previous week. Based on the varying difficulty level of Prelims Examination and our IBPS PO Exam Analysis, we can conclude the following cutoff marks for IBPS PO 2016.

 IBPS PO Candidate  Expected Cut Off 2016
 UR  42-45
 OBC  42-45
 SC  32-35
 ST  16-19

To know about previous year exam analysis of IBPS PO as well as cutoff, please read the article mentioned below.

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2015

Read: IBPS PO Exam Analysis & Cut-off 2015

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