IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26 November 2017


IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26 November 2017

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection decides to organize examination in one shift, The IBPS Mains examination scheduled on today 26th November 2017 at different examination centers. This, candidates who have appeared in the examination they can take a presumption of paper by IIBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26 November 2017. Therefore, we recommended applicants to go through the complete post to know the overall difficulty level of examination.

 First let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB Mains.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 26 November 2017

No. of
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General Economy & Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 Hours
English (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 minutes

  • There is Negative Mark of .25 for Each Wrong Answer
  • No Positive as well as Negative  Mark is Rewarded for Unanswered Questions

IBPS PO Mains Overall Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Mains exam was conducted in 2 phase, namely, Objective (Duration – 3 hours) as well as the Descriptive test (Duration – 30 minutes). The overall level of this exam was Difficult.

Highlights of Exam -
  • Overall the exam was of a Difficult Level. 
  • No questions were asked from Computer Aptitude. 
  • There were many new types of questions introduced in the Reasoning and English section. 
  • Students found reasoning section to be exceptionally difficult and in such a scenario accuracy is the key to crack the exam
IBPS PO Mains exam was conducted in 2 phase, namely, Objective (Duration – 3 hours) as well as the Descriptive test (Duration – 30 minutes). The overall level of this exam was Difficult.
SectionsNo. of
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035
English Language354040
Total1552003 hrsDifficult76-80

Data Analysis and Interpretation Analysis

This section had 35 questions for 60 marks with a time limit of 45 minutes. 
  • The inequality questions were based on "Quantity 1 and Quantity 2 Pattern and among the set of 5 questions of inequality 2 questions were based on diagrams. 
  • There were 3 sets of DI with 4 questions in each of the set. 
Following were the types of DI:
  • Tabular (Missing) +Bar
  • Tabular
  • Caselet
TopicNo. of Questions
 Data Interpretation15
 Data Sufficiency05 
 Wrong Number Series05 
 Inequality (Q1, Q2 Type)05 

English Language Analysis

This section had 35 questions for 40 marks with a time limit of 40 minutes. 
  • There were many new introductions in new pattern questions in English Section of this exam. 
  • The cloze test questions asked were of a totally new pattern, where there were two possible answers against a blank.
  • There were new types of connector questions asked in this exam, where 2 words were given and five sentences and students had to identify the combination of sentences that can be connected using the given two connecting words. 
  • Error Detection questions also came with a twist, as in a sentence there was a part marked in bold which was grammatically correct and the student had to identify the erroneous part in the rest of the sentence.
  • With such a difficulty level it is best to stay calm and first invest time in reading the directions properly. There were 2 reading comprehensions with 5 questions in each set.
TopicNo. of Questions
 Reading Comprehension 10
 Cloze Test05 
 Error Detection05 
 Rephrasing Sentence to correct grammatical form04 
 Connector Usage05
 Double Filler02 
 Para Jumble (New Pattern)04 

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Analysis

The level of Reasoning was very Difficult. 
  • There were No Questions asked from Computer Aptitude. 
  • This year in IBPS PO Mains Exam there were around 10 questions of logical reasoning which includes course of action, cause and effect, conclusion and inference. 
  • -2 small para puzzles were also there, however, these had less matter to read and deduct from they were really tricky when compared to a lengthy one. 
Following were the types of Puzzles Asked:
  • Linear (North-South) 2 Variable
  • Small-Para Puzzles
  • Circular (with uncertain information as the number of people in the seating arrangement was not given e.g. more than 10 people are sitting on a circular table)
  • Figure Based Puzzle
TopicNo. of Questions
 Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 15
 Logical Reasoning10
 Coded Blood Relation04 
 Coded Direction Sense05
 Machine Input-Output05 
 Data Sufficiency02 

General Economy and Banking Awareness Analysis

The level of this Question was Moderate when compared to the rest of the exam.
  • There were around 3 questions from Budget and 3-4 questions from static awareness. 
  • Rest was Current Affairs and Banking Awareness where number of questions from Banking awareness was more than current affairs.

 IBPS PO Mains Descriptive Writing Test 26 November 2017 

English Language (Letter & Essay Writing). There were 03 Essays & 03 Letter Writing Topics from which a candidate has to choose:
Essay Writing

30 mins
Letter Writing

Essay Topic Asked

  1. Which reform in Indian education can be compared with International level
  2. Advantages and Disadvantages of Cashless Economy
  3. Effects of gadets on intellectual capabilities of humans

Letter Writing Questions

  1. Write a Letter to you friend encouraging and advising him to plan his own start-up
  2. Letter to your office colleague
  3. Write a letter to the branch manager requesting him to block your credit card as you've lost it and ask him to issue you a new card.

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

IBPS PO Mains Expected Cut Off 2017

As per the level of this exam, the sectional, as well as overall cut off of SBI PO Mains, is expected to range as mentioned below –
Name of the SectionNumber of Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude15-18 Questions
Data Interpretation & Analysis15-18 Questions
General Awareness28-30 Questions
English Language22-23 Questions


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