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

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.
  • TIME LAG – YES (Candidates with speed will have an advantage especially in the English section)
  • SURPRISES – There was a slight change in the English Section in terms of the pattern. Also the level was difficult.
 Now we are going to discuss the overall exam analysis of today’s exams:

No of Questions
Level of Question
English Language Reading Comprehension 8 Moderate
Para jumble 5 Moderate
Spotting Error 10 Moderate
Cloze Test 7 Moderate
Good Attempt (Out of 30)
Quantitative Aptitude Number Series 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation (DI) 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation (DI) 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous Questions (Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Age, Mixture Allegation, Partnership, Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, etc.) 10 Moderate
Good Attempt (Out of 35 )
Reasoning Ability Syllogism 5 Easy
Inequalities 5 Moderate
Direction 1 Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Easy
Sitting Arrangement (Circular and Linear) 10 Moderate
Puzzles (Comparison and Floor based) 10 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Problems based on ages/weight/rank) 2 Easy
Good Attempt (Out of 35 )
Overall Good Attempt (Out of 100)


Questions Asked in IBPS PO Pre Exam Shift-1 (22nd October 2016)

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