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The Preliminary phase of the IBPS PO/MT VI Exam had started from 16th October 2016. The Fourth & the final set of the exam is scheduled today. The fourth and the last shift of this year Exam is over now We are now going to provide you the analysis of this slot of the exam.

IBPS PO 2016 Prelims Exam Pattern

Before we begin our detailed exam review of IBPS PO Prelims, we would like to list out the exam pattern for the first time readers.

Subjects
No Of Questions
Total Marks
Duration
English Language
30
30
Composite time of 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude
35
35
Reasoning Ability
35
35
Total
100
100


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.

The level of the exam was Moderate.

Below is the detail analysis of all the sections –

1. English Language (30 Qs)
Level – Moderate
  • (i) Reading Comprehension – 7 Questions – (Moderate) (Based on Economy)
  • (ii) Cloze Test – 8 Questions (Easy) (Based on Economy of China)
  • (iii) Spotting Error/ Sentence Correction – 10 Questions (Moderate)
  • (iv) Para jumbles – 5 Questions (Moderate)
Note:- No Synonym Antonym questions were asked.
2. Reasoning Ability (35 Qs)
Level – Moderate
  1. Puzzle (floor based) – 5 Qs – (Moderate)
  2. Seating arrangement (circular)- 5 Qs facing inward outward
  3. Linear Seating Arrangement – 5 Qs – 8 persons facing north & south
  4. Inequality (Direct)- 5 Qs (Easy)
  5. Direction – 3 Qs (Easy t0 moderate)
  6. Blood Relation – 3 Qs (Moderate) 
  7. Syllogism – 5 Qs (Easy)
  8. Rest Miscellaneous
3. Quantitative Aptitude (35 Qs)
Level – Moderate
  1. Number Series – 5 Qs (Moderate)
  2. Data Interpretation (2 Sets) – 10 Questions (Easy to Moderate) (Line graph and Tabular graph – colleges with the total number of students and total number of female students)
  3. Approximation – 5 Qs (Easy)
  4. Quadratic Equation – 5 Qs (Easy)
  5. Miscellaneous – 10 Qs (Moderate)
Note: No Missing DI
Miscellaneous questions include – Age, Probability, Partnership, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, etc.

Good Attempts
  • 1. English Language – 20 – 22
  • 2. Reasoning Ability – 18 – 20
  • 3. Quantitative Aptitude – 20 – 22

We hope this IBPS PO Pre Exam Analysis helps in getting an estimate about your performance in the paper. If you are yet to attempt the Tier 1 Examination, improve your chances by giving the following article a thorough read.

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