IBPS PO Main Exam Analysis and Cutoff – 31 October 2015

Institute of Banking Personal Selection (IBPS) has conducted Main exam successfully on 31 October 2015. The exam was conducted in two shifts. IBPS has already conducted online Preliminary exam for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (POs) on 03, 04 and 10 October 2015. This is the first time that IBPS has adopted two tier exam pattern for POs. State bank of India (SBI) has already concluded two tier written exam pattern for POs.

Exam Analysis_Main_31 oct 2015Exam Pattern: The exam consists of 5 sections that include Quantitative Aptitude (50 Qns), Reasoning (50 Qns), English Language (40 Qns), General Awareness (40 Qns) and Computer Knowledge (20 Qns). The total time given was 2 hours.

Exam Analysis: The exam was conducted in 2 slots. The paper was difficult especially if we compare with Preliminary exam. Among sections, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning was tough. General Awareness and Computer Knowledge were relatively easy and less time consuming. Overall the whole paper was of moderate to difficult level.

Analysis of individual section is given below. Read More on Question Paper Analysis

Difficulty Level and Expected Cutoff: Difficulty level and expected cutoff for individual and overall section is given below-

SectionTotal QnsMax MarksDifficulty LevelExpected CutoffGood Score
Reasoning5050Difficult<1220+
Quantitative Aptitude5050Difficult<1220+
English4040Moderate<1220+
General Awareness4040Moderate<1424+
Computer Knowledge2020Moderate<1212+
Total200200Moderate<80100+

Reasoning section: Reasoning section had 50 questions. The section was difficult. Topics included are-

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Syllogism5Moderate
Seating Arrangement10Difficult
Inequality5Moderate
Puzzles10Moderate
Data Sufficiency5Moderate
Input Output5Difficult
Statement – Arguments, Conclusion, Assumptions10Difficult

English Language: This section comprised of 40 questions. The breakup of section is given below-

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension20Moderate
Para Jumbles5Moderate
Sentence Correction5Moderate
Cloze Test5Moderate
Sentence Fillers5Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude: This section comprised of 50 questions. The break up is given below-

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Number Series5Difficult
Caselets based Qns5Moderate
Time, Speed & Distance5Moderate
SI and CI, Time & Work5Moderate
Ratios, Percentages10Moderate
Data Interpretation15Moderate
Data Sufficiency5Difficult

General Awareness: This section comprised of 40 questions. The questions were both from basis GK as well as Current Affairs. The questions were of easy to moderate to level. Current Affairs have been proved helpful for this paper. The topics are-

  • Basics of Indian Economy
  • RBI Related
  • Banking & Finance
  • International Instituitions
  • Current Affairs

Computer Knowledge: This section comprised of 20 questions. This section were of 20 marks only. This section was easiest among all the sections. The questions asked in this section were on

  • Computer Basics
  • Internet, email related
  • Application Software
  • Input-Output devices
  • Software & Hardware
  • Networking, DBMS
  • Computer shortcuts

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