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Institute of Banking Personal Selection (IBPS) has started recruitment process for Probationary Officers (POs) with its Preliminary exam on 03 October 2015. The Preliminary exam on 3rd October is already over and today preliminary exam was conducted for the second day. 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.

IBPS PO Exam Analysis_4 oct 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: The exam was conducted in 4 slots. The paper was of the same level in every slot. 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-

Section Total Qns Max Marks Difficulty Level Expected Cutoff Good Score
Reasoning 35 35 Moderate 10-12 16-18
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 Moderate 10-12 16-18
English 30 30 Moderate 10-12 18-20
Total 100 100 Moderate 45-50 55+

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

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Seating Arrangement 5 Moderate
Inequality 5 Moderate
Puzzles 10 Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy
Direction Sense & Others 3 Easy

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

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate
Para Jumbles 5 Difficult
Sentence Correction 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 5 Moderate
Sentence Fillers 5 Moderate

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

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Number Series 5 Moderate
Simplification 5 Easy
Time, Speed & Distance 3 Moderate
SI and CI, Time & Work 5 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 2 Moderate
Data Interpretation 10 Easy
Equation Based 5 Moderate

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