IBPS PO Prelims Previous Year Exam Analysis & Cut Off 2017

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IBPS PO Prelims Previous Year Exam Analysis & Cut Off 2017

IBPS PO Prelims Previous Year Exam Analysis & Cut Off 2017: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection i.e. IBPS announced 4120 vacancies in various Public Sector Banks (PSBs) for the post of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee for the year 2018. Last year also, IBPS conducted the same exam and shortlisted candidates are now working in banks as a Probationary Officer. Let us analyze IBPS PO Prelims Previous Year exam and get a flavor of the level of the IBPS PO Prelims examination.

Over here we will analyze each section in detail and topic wise difficulty level of IBPS PO Mains Previous year exam. We will also get in touch with the IBPS PO Prelims 2017 cut off with expected safe attempts this year to be in the race.

 

IBPS PO Prelims Previous Year Exam Analysis 2017

The paper consisted of 100 questions from 3 sections – English, Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. The total time to solve the entire paper was 60 minutes. The overall difficulty level of IBPS PO Preliminary Examination was Moderate.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis: Reasoning Ability

  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Good Attempts: 22-23
  • Optimal Time: 20 Minutes

Starting with Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO Preliminary Examination, the level of difficulty was quite moderate.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Sitting Arrangements & Puzzles 20 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 4 Moderate
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Inequalities 3 Moderate
Miscellaneous 3 Moderate

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate (Calculative)
  • Good Attempts: 17-18
  • Optimal Time: 25 Minutes

The Quant Section of IBPS PO Prelims Examination was both challenging and full of calculations. A number of questions from miscellaneous could be solved only if you have had a good amount of practice.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Data Interpretation (Line & Tabular Graph) 12 Moderate to Difficult
Quadratic Equations 5 Moderate to Difficult
Approximation 6 Moderate
Miscellaneous 12 Moderate

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

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis: English Language

  • Level of Difficulty: Difficult
  • Good Attempts: 13-14
  • Optimal Time: 15 Minutes

The previous year, IBPS PO Prelims 2017 posed a major threat to aspirants who relied heavily upon scoring well in English Section. First, most scoring topics like Cloze Test were nowhere to be found and Sentence Improvement & spotting error questions were challenging to solve.

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Spot the Errors 10 Difficult
Reading Comprehension (Based on Global Warming) 10 Moderate to Difficult
Sentence Improvement (New Pattern) 10 Difficult

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.

Based on the sectional and overall level of IBPS PO exam 52-55 will be the safest attempts with minimum 90% accuracy.

We advice all the candidates to prepare each and every important topic as IBPS can ask questions from any topic be it Input-Output or Coding-Decoding in the upcoming exam days. We request candidates not to panic & stay calm and you will definitely succeed.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Cut Off

After analyzing topic wise data and the level of difficulty in IBPS PO Prelims previous year exam 2017, let us now get in touch with the IBPS PO Prelims 2017 cut off and expected safest attempts this year to be in the race.

Category Maximum Score Minimum Score
SC 53.20 38.56
ST 54.74 33.73
OBC 57.18 43.02
UR 65.58 47.04
HI 45.42 25.07
OC 51.11 38.53
VI 74.14 45.88
ID 44.38 28.87

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