IBPS PO Prelims 2016 – Expected Cut-off & Exam Review (Oct 16th)

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The IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2016 is scheduled to be conducted on Oct 16, 22, 23, & 27, 2016. The exam was conducted in 4 time slots at different centers located across the country. The Prelims exam has 3 sections and consists of a total of 100 questions, each question carrying 1 mark. The exam is allotted a time duration of 1 hour (60 minutes). The 3 sections of the IBPS PO Prelims Exam are English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning.

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Exam Review – Oct 16th

The IBPS PO Prelims 2016 on Oct 16th was not an easy paper. The difficulty level of sections on Quantitative Ability and Reasoning was moderate, while the section on English was difficult. Overall, most of the questions asked in the exam were from the expected chapters. However, there were a few lengthy questions that were asked in the Quants section. The Reasoning section did not contain any questions on Coding and De-coding, while the Reading Comprehension passages did not include questions on vocabulary. The detailed IBPS PO Prelims exam section wise break-up is mentioned in the table below.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Section wise Break-up – Oct 16th

The next three paragraphs contain the details for all the sections of the IBPS PO Prelims exam. There are three tables below, each table has details on the number of question asked from each topic in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2016.

Quantitative Aptitude – IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Section wise Break-up (Oct 16th)

The Quantitative Aptitude section of the IBPS PO Prelims exam consists of 35 questions. The number of correct answer attempts required to be on the safe side is predicted to be between 16-25.

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Quantitative Aptitude – IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Section wise Break-up (Oct 16th)

Topic

No. of Questions Asked
Number Series 5
Approximations 5
Data Interpretation 10 (Graph- 5; Tabular- 5)
Quadratic Equation 5
Other Topics 10

The other topics include Partnerships, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Percentage, Ratio and Proportions, Boats and Streams.

Reasoning – IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Section wise Break-up (Oct 16th)

The Reasoning section of the IBPS PO Prelims exam consists of 35 questions. The number of correct answer attempts required to be on the safe side is predicted to be between 15-22.

Reasoning – IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Section wise Break-up (Oct 16th)

Topic

No. of Questions Asked
Puzzles and Arrangements 15-20
Inequalities 5
Direction Sense 3-5
Blood Relations 3-5
Syllogism 5

English – IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Section wise Break-up (Oct 16th)

The section on English in the IBPS PO Prelims exam consists of 30 questions. The number of correct answer attempts required to be on the safe side is predicted to be between 9-15.

English – IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Section wise Break-up (Oct 16th)

Topic

No. of Questions Asked
Reading Comprehension 5-7
Error Spotting 10
Cloze Test 8-10
Parajumbles 5
Synonyms & Antonyms None

The majority of the candidates said that the difficulty level of the paper was moderate. However, the majority who attempted the exam complained about the lack of time. Just like the IBPS PO prelims exams from previous years, the ability to manage one’s time plays a key role in the exam performance.

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Expected Cut-off

The exact IBPS PO Prelims cut-off for 2016 can not be predicted. With over 10 lakh candidates appearing for the exam, predicting the cut-offs is a challenging process. On considering previous year IBPS exam papers and the difficulty level of the exam, we can make approximate predictions for expected cut-offs for the IBPS PO Prelims 2016.

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The majority of candidates attempted between 38-50 questions correctly. A small percentage of candidate attempted 60+ questions out of the total of 100 questions.

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Expected Section wise Cut-off

The expected section wise cut-off for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2016 is mentioned in the table below. The highest cut-off is expected to be in the Reasoning section, followed by the section on Quants, the least cut-off is expected to be seen in the section on English. The expected section wise cut-off for the section on quants is 6-11 correct answers, the expected section wise cut-off for the Reasoning section is 8-18 correct answers, while the expected section wise cut-off for the section on English is 4-8 correct answers.

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Expected Section wise Cut-off

Section Name

Expected Cut-off
Quantitative Ability 6-11
Reasoning 8-18
English 4-8

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Overall Expected Cut-off

The expected overall cut-off for the IBPS PO Prelims 2016, as usual, is predicted to be the highest for the General Category (GC). The expected overall cut-off for GC is predicted to fall between 35-42 correct answer attempts. The second highest overall expected cut-off is predicted to be 33-41 correct answers for the Other Backward Castes (OBC) category. The expected overall cut-off for the candidates who fall into Scheduled Castes (SC) and Schedule Tribes (ST) category is comparatively lower than the other two categories. The expected overall cut-off for SC candidates is predicted to be 28-32 correct answers, while the same for ST candidates is predicted to be 20-28 correct answers.

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Overall Expected Cut-off

Category

Expected Cut-off
GC 35-42
OBC 33-41
SC 28-32
ST 20-28
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We wish you all the best for the IBPS PO Prelims Results.

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