IBPS PO 2016 exam analysis

IBPS PO 2016 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO 2016 Exam Analysis: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has conducted IBPS PO 2016 main exam in online mode on November 20, 2016 for recruitment of 8,822 candidates for Probationary Officers/Management Trainee posts in 20 participating banks. Majority of candidates said that the questions from quantitative aptitude were tough compared to reasoning, computer and general awareness.

 

The online test booklet had a total of 200 questions from five sections-English Language, Reasoning ability, Quantitative aptitude, Computer awareness and General knowledge. Total duration of the test was one hour and forty minutes.


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IBPS PO 2016 mains exam analysis by Bankers Adda

As per Bankers Adda, the online paper of IBPS PO 2016 mains examination was tough in terms of difficultly level. The difficulty level of questions in reasoning ability section was difficult to moderate. Quantitative Aptitude section was of similar difficulty level, experts suggest. Further, the questions were difficult in English Language section as majority of questions were based on comprehension. The coaching institute also classified the questions in terms of difficulty level as below:

 

Quantitative Aptitude

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Series

5

Moderate

Inequalities

5

Difficult

Approximation

5

Moderate

Data Interpretation

20

Moderate to difficult

Miscellaneous (SI, CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)

15

Moderate to difficult

Total

50

Moderate to difficult

English Language

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension 

20

Moderate

Sentence fillers

5

Moderate to difficult

Para-Jumbled(odd one types)

5

Moderate to difficult

Errors

5

Easy to moderate

Words replacement

5

Easy to moderate

Antonym/synonym

5

Moderate to difficult

Total

40

Difficult

Reasoning Ability

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Syllogism

5

Difficult

Sitting Arrangement

10

Difficult

(Circular and Linear)

Puzzles

10

Difficult

Coding-decoding

5

Difficult

Logical

10

Difficult

Data Sufficiency

5

Difficult

Miscellaneous ( Ranking, Direction Sense) 

5

Difficult

Total

50

Difficult

Overall analysis

Sections

Good Attempt

Sectional Time

English Language

16-19

 30

Reasoning Ability

15-18

 40

Quantitative Aptitude

18-21

 40

Computer Awareness

14-16

 10

General Awareness

20-23

 20

Total

85-91

140

*as per Bankers Adda

IBPS PO 2016 preliminary exam analysis by Career Launcher

Career Launcher, another coaching institute has also rated the paper to be of easy to moderate in difficulty level. Find below the section wise as well as overall analysis of IBPS PO 2016 exam by Career Launcher.

 

Overall exam analysis by Career Launcher

Section

Total Questions

Level of difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Quantitative Aptitude

35

Easy-Moderate

18-20

16-18

English Language

30

Moderate-Difficult

18-20

16-18

Reasoning Ability

35

Easy-Moderate

22-24

20-22

Total

100

Moderate

58-64

52-58

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty level

Number Series

5

Moderate

Quadratic Equations

5

Moderate

Profit & Loss

2

Easy-Moderate

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

1

Easy-Moderate

Time & Work

1

Moderate

Probability

1

Moderate

Approximations

5

Easy

Data Interpretation (Table Based)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Data Interpretation (Line Graph)

5

Moderate-Difficult

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate

Reasoning Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Direction

2

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relation

3

Moderate

Syllogism

5

Easy-Moderate

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Easy

Puzzles

5

Moderate

Puzzles (Floor Based)

5

Moderate

Linear Seating arrangement

5

Easy-Moderate

Circular Seating arrangement

5

Moderate-Difficult

English Language

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension

5

Moderate

Cloze Test

10

Easy-Moderate

Para-Jumbles

5

Easy-Moderate

Error Spotting

10

Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO 2016 Expected Cut offs*

Subject

General

OBC

SC

ST

English Language (Out of 30)

9-12

6-9

6-9

6-9

Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)

12-14

9-11

9-11

9-11

Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 35)

10-12

6-9

6-9

6-9

Overall Objective Test (Out of 100)

45-50

40-45

35-40

25-30

*As per Career Launcher

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting IBPS PO 2016 preliminary examination for filling as many as 8822 vacancies of probationary officers in various national banks.

 

The exam was conducted in a three-day window on October 16, October 22 and October 23, 2016. IBPS PO 2016 result and IBPS PO 2016 Cut off for preliminary exam will be announced in November.


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First Published On : 22 Oct 2016 05:10 PM IST

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