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Saturday, 22 October 2016

IBPS PO Preliminary exam review(22nd October 2016 )

IBPS PO prelims 2016  exam review and question pattern and Expected Cutoff(22nd October 2016)

IBPS PO prelims 2016 Exam review and analysis, Expected Cutoff:Many bank aspirants have appeared for their IBPS PO preliminary exam today 22nd October 2016 .IBPS PO Prelim 2016 first phase conducted on 16th october 2016.The Online examination will be continued up to 23 and 27 October 2016 for IBPS Probationary Officer posts.Here we are giving a quick review of IBPS PO preliminary Exam 2016 of all 4 shifts . We are giving this IBPS PO preliminary exam analysis based on the experience share by some of the candidates who have attended IBPS PO preliminary online examination on 22nd October 2016.Here you can find section wise review of IBPS Probationary officer Preliminary exam 2016.Exam patterns of shift I ,shift II ,shift III and shift IV were similar with minor variations.So,we have reviewed PO prelims based on all four shift.We have also provided IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Expected Cutoff.There are 3 Sections in IBPS PO Prelim examination namely English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.Exam pattern was similar to IBPS PO prelim exam conducted on 16th and 22nd October 2016




Quantitative Aptitude (35 questions)

  • Quadratic Equation -5 questions -Easy 
  • Data Interpretation -10 questions-Moderate(Line graph,Table,Bar graph)-(2 in each slot)
  • Simplification &Approximation -5 easy to Moderate
  • Series -5 questions -Moderate
  • Miscellaneous questions(Time and Work,Simple Interest and compound interest, Speed distance Time, Profit and Loss,Problem based on Ages, Ratio Proportion etc.) -10-Moderate level questions(few where difficult) 
Overall difficulty of quantitative section was easy to moderate.

Reasoning(35 questions)

  • Inequality -5 questions-easy
  • Syllogism-5 questions-easy 
  • Sitting arrangement-10 marks-(Linear-5 questions,8 people facing north and south-Easy,Circular-5 questions,8 people with places-Moderate)
  • Miscellaneous ( Direction Sense test,Blood Relations based questions etc. )-5 Questions-Easy
  • Puzzles-10 questions, Floor based 5 marks,Comparison of height of 6 persons-5-questions-moderate to difficult)
Overall difficulty level of reasoning section was easy to moderate.

English Language(30)

  • Comprehension -8 questions ,Moderate to Difficult
  • Cloze Test -7 Moderate
  • Para-Jumbled (sentence rearrangement)Based on air pollution and carbon emission.-5 questions-Moderate
  • Spotting errors,Errors-10 questions-Moderate to Difficult
Overall difficulty level was Moderate to Difficult.English section was the toughest among three sections.

IBPS PO prelim 2016 ,possible attempts

  • Quantitative - 17-20 will be good attempt.
  • Reasoning-20-25 will be good attempt
  • English -15-20 will be good
Considering reduced number of vacancy(8000+) and increased competition an attempt of 58-67 with good accuracy will be safe attempt.This estimation is a wild guess only.

Suggested attempt for IBPS PO Prelims 2016

The IBPS PO preliminary online examination will be continued up to  23 and 27 October 2016.So we are giving our suggestion for candidates who are yet to attempt ibps po prelim CWE-VI in coming days.
Try to attempt maximum from reasoning.Spare maximum 20min for reasonig.keep aside 25 min for quant section and remaining 15min for English sections.Attempt syllogism,inequality linear sitting arrangement first.Then go for remaining questions in reasoning questions in which your confident.
Try to attempt upto 25 questions from reasoning sections.
From quant section try qudratic(easy ones only)+series(easy ones)+simplification+1 data interpretation.20-22 will be enough.
Coming to the english section, if your good at reading comprehension ,you may give it a try,else go for the following combination .Cloze test+Spotting errors(sure ones only)+Para jumble.
Attempt para jumble only if you are confident enough.Making a mistake in para jumble can cost you 5 marks + it's penalty marks.16 attempt will good and 19 will be great.
Overall try to attempt above 60.

We know this is too early to reach a conclusion regarding IBPS PO CWE-VI prelims 2016 cut-off.But many are waiting for that.You can  find  IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Expected Cutoff below .

Expected Sectional Cutoff of IBPS PO prelims 2016 Exam

This sectional cut-off is for general category.For SC/ST and other categories sectional cut-off will be 2-3 marks less than that of general category cut-off

Subjects
Cutoff mark
English Language
7 – 8
Reasoning Ability
8 – 10
Quantitative Aptitude
5-7

Expected Overall Cutoff of IBPS PO prelims 2016 exam


Category
Cutoff
General &OBC
40-43
SC
32-35
ST
18-25
Candidates who are yet to attempt ibps po/mt CWE-VI preliminary 2016 may find this useful for finalizing their online exam strategy.So,don't hesitate to share this post on IBPS PO prelims 2016 Exam  analysis and expected cut-offwith fellow candidates
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