IDBI Executive Exam 2016-17 will be conducted on 6th January 2017. We are now sharing some important tips that will be helpful for your IDBI Executive Exam.

Pattern of IDBI Executive Exam 2016-17


Name of Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


Reasoning Ability
Composite time of 90 minutes
English Language
Quantitative Aptitude
As mentioned, there is no provision of sectional time, so you’ll need to take utmost care of following -
  • Time Management - This factor will be crucial to clear the IDBI Executive Exam. Make sure that you divide your time efficiently among all the three sections.
  • Accuracy - Attempt all the questions accurately in order to achieve a good score in exam. Using guess work will put your correctly marked answers at stake.
  • Speed -  This is another parameter that will be important for exam point of view because you need to clear the sectional as well as overall cutoff and given the rising levels of banking exams, you’ll need to attempt enough questions.

Sectional Strategies for IDBI Executive Exam 2016-17 

How to Attempt Reasoning Ability in IDBI Executive Exam 2016-17 

50 questions would be asked from this topic. You can expect questions from the following topics -
  • Seating Arrangement and Puzzles
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Coding - Decoding
  • Input - Output
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Miscellaneous Section - Blood Relations, Direction sense, Order and Ranking etc.
While attempting this section, keep following things in mind -
  • Do not spend more than 5-6 minutes on any arrangement (if it is complicated otherwise 4-5 minutes). All the information is provided to you in the question, so go through it properly and consider all the possible scenarios while attempting these questions.
  • Try to practice Coding - Decoding questions based on new pattern as well (as were asked in IBPS PO and Clerk Mains).
  • Thoroughly practice Inequality and Syllogism questions as they are less time consuming and highly scoring.

How to Attempt English Language in IDBI Executive Exam 2016-17 

50 questions would be asked from this topic. You can expect questions from the following topics -
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Spotting errors
  • Sentence Improvement/ Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
While attempting this section, keep following things in mind -
  • Before reading the comprehension, go through 2-3 questions so that you can mark out the questions easily.
  • While attempting Para Jumbles, go through all the sentences properly and understand the gist of the passage. That will help you identify the sequence of sentences.
  • Spotting Errors/ Sentence Improvement - Try to use option elimination approach while solving these questions.
Apart from these topics, many changes have been introduced this year in exam patterns. So we advise you all to go through them and understand the approach to such questions. For instance, pattern of para jumbles was changed and a new set of questions, involving spotting of odd one out was introduced in IBPS Clerk Mains exam this year. If you come across any new question, try to read the question properly and calmly and understand what it demands. Remember, if such questions have been given in a time bound exam, they will be doable, basics of questions do not change, So keep a clear head while attempting questions. If nothing strikes you in a minute, move on to the next question.

How to Attempt Quantitative Aptitude in IDBI Executive Exam 2016-17 

50 questions will be asked in this section. You can expect questions from the following topics -
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Miscellaneous section involving Averages, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest,Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability etc.
While attempting this section, keep following things in mind -
  • First try to attempt Data Interpretation, Number Series and Simplification/ Approximation before other topics in this section.
  • Solve questions calmly because a minute calculation mistake can ruin all the time and efforts that you invest in that question.
  • While solving Number Series, if you are unable to identify the pattern within a minute, move on to the next question.
  • While solving Simplification/ Approximation, use BODMAS rule. Use approximate values for calculations rather than the exact ones.

Sectional Time Division for IDBI Executive Exam 2016-17 

Reasoning Ability
30 minutes
English Language
25 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude
35 minutes

All the best for your exams..
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