IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Analysis and Cutoff – 3 October 2015

Institute of Banking Personal Selection (IBPS) has started recruitment process for Probationary Officers (POs) with its Preliminary exam on 03 October 2015. IBPS has already ended its RRBs exam last week. 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_Image_3-10-15Exam Pattern: The exam consists of 3 sections that include Quantitative Aptitude (35 Qns), Reasoning (35 Qns) and English Language (30 Qns). The total time given was 1 hour.

Exam Analysis: It was almost the same type of paper that was asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam. The paper was not so difficult but students found Quantitative Aptitude section a bit time taking. Overall the whole paper was of moderate difficulty 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
Reasoning3535Moderate10-1216-18
Quantitative Aptitude3535Moderate10-1216-18
English3030Moderate10-1218-20
Total100100Moderate45-5055+

Reasoning section: Reasoning section had 35 questions. The difficulty level was moderate. Topics included are-

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Syllogism5Moderate
Seating Arrangement5Moderate
Inequality5Moderate
Puzzles10Moderate
Blood Relation2Moderate
Coding Decoding5Easy
Direction Sense & Others3Easy

English Language: This section comprised of 30 questions. The breakup of section is given below-

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension10Moderate
Para Jumbles5Difficult
Sentence Correction5Moderate
Cloze Test5Moderate
Sentence Fillers5Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude: This section comprised of 35 questions. The break up is given below-

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Number Series5Moderate
Simplification5Easy
Time, Speed & Distance3Moderate
SI and CI, Time & Work5Moderate
Ratio and Proportion2Moderate
Data Interpretation10Easy
Equation Based5Moderate

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