IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis and Students’ Reaction

Institute of banking personnel Selection has conducted the preliminary examination for officers posts in Public banking. The exam was stared from October 16, 2016 and will get over by October 27th 2016. Many students have appeared for the exam.

Paper Analysis for October 2016 exam-

The IBPS Po Preliminary exam is having total three sections i.e. English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The paper is for 100 marks included 35 marks for Quantitative aptitude section, 30 Marks for English Language section and 35 for reasoning section. As per the student’s reviews, the paper was of moderate level. The exam is for one hour.

Overall analysis-

Quantitative Aptitude-

As per the experts and students, the level of this section was easy to moderate. Major topics were based on Number series, approximation i.e. calculation based, data interpretation and quadratic equations. Approx 18-20 question was from good attempt.

Question Asked and Their Analysis

Topics Number of questions Level of difficulty
Series 5 Easy
Quadric Eqution 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 10 Moderate
Miscellaneous Questions such as speed & time, Profil & loss, Time and work etc 10 Moderate- Difficult
Overall Analysis 35 Easy-Moderate Level


English Section-

As per the reviews, this section was little tricky and bit difficult as compared to other two sections. Mostly asked question was from comprehensive part, close test, sentence error spotting and sentence rearrangement i.e. parajumbles.

Question Asked and their analysis

Topics Number of questions Level of difficulty
Reading comprehensive part 8 Moderate- Difficult
Close test 7 Moderate
Parajumbles 5 Moderate
Sentence errors 10 Moderate to difficult
Overall Analysis 30 Moderate- Difficult


Reasoning section:

As per reviews, this section was overall easy and doable. The paper consist topics majorly from Syllogism, Mathematical inequalities, puzzles test, seating arrangement, blood relations, direction sense test.

Approx 22-24 question were from good attempt.


Question Asked and their analysis

Topics Number of questions Level of difficulty
Inequalities 5 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 5 Easy-Moderate
Sitting Arrangement 10 Moderate
Puzzles 10 Moderate to difficult
Miscellaneous 5 Easy
Overall Analysis 35 Easy to Moderate


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