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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducted the preliminary examination for IBPS CWE PO/ MT today. The Written Examination was conducted online, in 4 different slots. This article focuses on IBPS PO Exam Analysis, Prelims Paper Review, Number of Good Attempts and Expected IBPS PO Prelims Cut off for getting shortlisted for the mains examination.

IBPS PO 2016 Prelims Exam Pattern

SubjectsTotal No of questionsTotal marksDuration
English Language3030Composite time of 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning Ability3535
Total100100
The candidates will have to qualify in all the three sections separately. They will have to secure the sectional and overall cutoff as well to qualify the exam.
In this year,there was no any question from the Coding and Decoding in the Reasoning Section.


Full Exam Paper of  IBPS PO Pre 16 October 2016 
with Answer Key DOWNLOAD HERE

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2016 – Day 1

The Day 1 exam of IBPS PO 2016 is being conducted in different shifts. Thousands of candidates are appearing for the Day 1 Exam of IBPS PO. The time slots of the Day 1 is given in the table below:
SlotsTimings and Exam Analysis
Slot 19 AM – 10 AM (Analysis Available now)
Slot 211.30 – 12.30 (Available Now)
Slot 32.00 PM – 3. PM (Available Soon)
Slot 44.30 PM – 5.30 PM (Available Soon)

IBPS PO Exam Analysis of Slot 4

The paper pattern of IBPS PO Slot 4 remained to be moderate to difficult. An analysis will help the candidates to understand the Level of Difficulty in a better way. The IBPS PO Exam Analysis of Slot 4 has been provided in the table below:

Overall Analysis of IBPS PO 16th October 2016  - Slot 4

SubjectsLevel of DifficultyGood Attempt
English LanguageModerate to difficult15-20 (Out of 30)
Reasoning AbilityModerate to difficult20-22  (Out of 35)
Quantitative AptitudeModerate to difficult 18-21 (Out of 35)
Good Attempt53-63

Sectional Analysis of IBPS PO 2016 third slot

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate to difficult)

TopicsNo of questions
Number Series5
Simplification5
Inequality5
Data Interpretation (tabular + line graph)10
Language Problems (Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, CI/SI, Time & Work, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Partnership, etc.)10

Reasoning Ability (Moderate to difficult)


TopicsNo of questions
Puzzle (Linear + circular)10
Puzzle5
Inequality5
Direction2
Blood Relation3
Miscellaneous 5
Syllogism5

English Language (Moderate to average)

TopicsNo of questions
Reading Comprehension (Based on economy)8
Cloze Test (Based on work situation)7
Sentence Re-arrangement5
Error Detection10

IBPS PO Exam Analysis of Slot 3

The pattern of paper of IBPS PO Slot 3 remained the same unlike the slots held previously. The Level of Difficulty of the Paper was moderate to average. The IBPS PO Exam Analysis of Slot 3 has been provided in the table below:

Overall Analysis of IBPS PO 16th October 2016 (Slot 3)

SubjectsLevel of DifficultyGood Attempt
English LanguageModerate to average13-14 (Out of 30)
Reasoning AbilityModerate-average23-24 (Out of 35)
Quantitative AptitudeModerate-difficult 17-20(Out of 35)
Good Attempt53-57

Sectional Analysis of IBPS PO 2016 third slot

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate to difficult)

TopicsNo of questions
Number Series5
Simplification5
Inequality5
Data Interpretation (2 DI)10
Language Problems (Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, CI/SI, Time & Work, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Partnership, etc.)10

Reasoning Ability (Moderate to average)


TopicsNo of questions
Puzzle (Row + Floor)10
Inequality5
Direction5
Blood Relation3
Miscellaneous 7
Syllogism5
Sitting arrangement5 (Circular arrangement facing inward outward 5 inside and 3 outside)
Linear Sitting arrangement5 (8 persons facing north south)

English Language (Moderate to average)

TopicsNo of questions
Reading Comprehension (Based on economy)5
Cloze Test (Based on economy)10
Re-arrangement5
Error Detection10

Full Exam Paper of  IBPS PO Pre 16 October 2016 

with Answer Key DOWNLOAD HERE

IBPS PO Exam Analysis of Slot 2

The Slot 2 of IBPS PO is over now. The Slot 2 was held from 11.30 to 12.30 PM. The pattern of paper remained the same unlike the first slot. The Level of Difficulty of the Paper was moderate. The IBPS PO Exam Analysis of Slot 2 has been provided in the table below:

Overall Analysis of IBPS PO 16th October 2016 (Slot 2)

SubjectsLevel of DifficultyGood Attempt
English LanguageModerate20-22 (Out of 30)
Reasoning AbilityModerate-difficult18-20 (Out of 35)
Quantitative AptitudeModerate-difficult17-22 (Out of 35)
Good Attempt55-64

Sectional Analysis of IBPS PO 2016 Second Slot

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

TopicsNo of questionsLevel of Difficulty
Number Series5Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Moderate
Approximation5Easy
Data Interpretation (2 sets) Tabular and Line graphs10Moderate
Miscellaneous(SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)10Moderate – Easy

Reasoning Ability (Moderate)

TopicsNo of questionsLevel of Difficulty
Sitting Arrangement (Circular and Linear)10Moderate – Average
Inequality5Moderate – Average
Miscellaneous ( Ranking, Direction Sense, Blood Relations etc. )5Moderate – Easy
Puzzles and arrangement (Building arrangement and Circular arrangement)15 Moderate – Average

English Language (Moderate)

TopicsNo of questionsLevel of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension (Based on economy) (No Antonym and Synonym based question)8Moderate-Easy
Cloze Test (Based on Brexit)7Moderate – Average
Para-Jumbled (Based on air and water pollution)5Moderate-Easy
Error Detection10Moderate

 IBPS PO Exam Analysis 16th October 2016 (First Slot)

We have provided here the IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2016 along with the statistics for what is considered a good attempt. The Pattern of Exam and level of Difficulty of IBPS PO is similar to the SBI PO. 
There were 2 seating arrangements and 2 puzzles in reasoning. 
No Fillers were asked in English Language and Quantitative was of Easy-Moderate level.

SubjectsLevel of DifficultyGood Attempt
English LanguageModerate – difficult14-15 (Out of 30)
Reasoning AbilityModerate-difficult22-14  (Out of 35)
Quantitative AptitudeModerate-difficult18-20 (Out of 35)
Good Attempt54-57

Sectional IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2016 of the first slot

Quantitative Aptitude 
TopicsNo of questions
Number Series5
Simplification5
Inequality5
Data Interpretation (2 DI)10
Language Problems (Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, CI/SI, Time & Work, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Partnership, etc.)10

English Language

TopicsNo of questions
Reading Comprehension (Based on economy)5
Cloze Test (Based on economy)10
Re-arrangement5
Error Detection10
Reasoning Ability
TopicsNo of questions
Puzzle (Row + Floor)10
Inequality5
Direction5
Blood Relation3
Miscellaneous 7
Syllogism5
Sitting arrangement5 (Circular arrangement facing inward outward 5 inside and 3 outside)
Linear Sitting arrangement5 (8 persons facing north south)

IBPS PO Cutoff 2016 of Preliminary Exam

The sectional and overall cutoff of IBPS PO Preliminary Examination is given in the table below. The Cutoff of IBPS PO will depend on the Level of Difficulty, Number of Vacancies available, Number of candidates who have appeared for the exam etc.

Expected Sectional Cutoff of IBPS PO 2016 Exam

SubjectsCutoff mark
English Language5 – 6
Reasoning Ability8 – 10
Quantitative Aptitude5-7

Expected Overall Cutoff of IBPS PO 2016 exam

CategoryCutoff
General &OBC37-40
SC30-33
ST17-20


Note: Only recommendation for aspirants who are yet to attempt IBPS PO Pre Exam in the upcoming days/shifts would be – “AVOID NEGATIVE MARKING”.
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