IBPS PO Exam Analysis, Prelims Cut off 23 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 i.e. 23rd October. 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.

You can also read our detailed exam review and analysis of IBPS PO Prelims conducted on the 16th & 22nd of October.

If you have appeared for the preliminary examination held today, read ahead for gaining insights on good attempts and level of difficulty of each section.


IBPS PO Exam Analysis 23 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.

Following the trend, IBPS PO Prelims has been maintaining an overall Moderate Difficulty Level. 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: Moderate
  • Good Attempts: 21-23
  • Optimal Time: 20 Minutes

IBPS PO Reasoning Section has been maintaining a moderate difficulty level throughout the examination.

  • Syllogism (3 sentence based) – 5 Questions
  • Inequality – 5 Questions
  • Complex Arrangement/ Sitting Arrangement – 10 Questions (3 sets) 
  • Puzzles – 5 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 5 Questions

Again, 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

Being Day 3 of IBPS PO Prelims 2016, the quant section has eased up with 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.

  • Data Interpretation– 10 Questions
  • Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions
  • Series – 5 Questions
  • Approximation – 5 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 5 Questions

With DI and Numerical Ability being a bit challenging, most questions were quite easy to solve.

IBPS PO Exam Analysis for English Language

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

Compared to yesterday, the level of difficulty has gone up again for English Language section.

  • Reading Comprehension – 8 Questions
  • Cloze Test – 7 Questions
  • Spotting the Error – 10 Questions 
  • Parajumbles – 5 Questions

Reading Comprehension Questions were quite confusing and consumed a lot of time. 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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