IBPS PO Prelims 2017 – Expected Cut-off & Exam Review

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 – Expected Cut-off & Exam Review:

This post contains IBPS PO Prelims 2017 – Expected Cut-off & Exam Review which is going to be held in October this year.

The IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2017 is scheduled to be conducted on 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October, 2017. The exam wll be conducted in 4 time slots at different centres 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.

Prelims Examination is conducted for 100 marks with 100 questions for an hour.

  1. English Language – 30 Marks – 30 Questions  (Take Online Mock Test)
  2. Quantitative Apptitude – 35 Marks – 35 Questions (Take Online Mock Test)
  3. Reasoning Ability – 35 Marks – 35 Questions (Take Online Mock Test)           

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Pattern for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Sl. no Names of Tests Total no. of Questions Total no. of Marks Marks per Question Duration
1 English Language 30 30 1 1 Hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 1
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 1
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Note: Those who qualifies preliminary exam, they are called for the mains exam.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 – Expected Cut-off & Exam Review

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam Review: 

The IBPS PO Prelims 2017 will not be an easy paper. The difficulty level of sections on Quantitative Ability and Reasoning will be quite difficult and candidates will have to show the performance on the basis of the speed of solving the problems, while the section on English is expected to be moderate. Overall, most of the questions in the exam will be from expected chapters which is shown in the Syllabus for PO Exam. However, questions this year is expected to be lengthy for Quants & Reasoning section as the candidates who can solve the problems very fast will only be given chance to appear in the Mains exam. The detailed IBPS PO Prelims exam section wise break-up is mentioned in the table below.

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IBPS PO Prelims Exam Section wise Break-up

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 of the number of question that is expected to be asked from each topic in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2017.

Quantitative Aptitude – IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Section wise Break-up

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.

Topic No. of Questions Expected to be 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 2017 Section wise Break-up

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.

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

English – IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Section wise Break-up

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.

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

Majority of the candidates face the lack of time issue while attempting the questions, hence the only solution to crack the exam is to pace up your speed of solving the problems specially in Quats and Reasoning paper. 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 2017 Expected Cut-off

The exact IBPS PO Prelims cut-off for 2017 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 2017.

The majority of candidates attempts between 38-50 questions correctly. A small percentage of candidate attempts 60+ questions out of 100 questions. (Note: This is an approximate data from previous years performance of the candidates)

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Expected Section wise Cut-off

The expected section wise cut-off for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2017 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 IBPS PO Prelims exam is listed below:

Sections Max. Marks SC/ST/
OBC/PWD
General
Quantitative Aptitude 35 5.25 8.25
Reasoning Ability 35 5.50 8.50
English Language 30 4.50 7.0

The expected overall cut-off for the IBPS PO Prelims 2017, as usual, is predicted to be the highest for the General Category (GC). The expected overall cut-off for GC is predicted to be 47.50 correct answer attempts. The second highest overall expected cut-off is predicted to be 46.50 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 and is expected to be 40 and 31.25 respectively.

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Category Cut off (Out of 100)
General 47.50
OBC 46.50
SC 40.00
ST 31.25
OC 32.75
VI 31.50
HI 18.00

Above are all the details of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 – Expected Cut-off & Exam Review. We wish you all the best for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 – Expected Cut-off & Exam Review

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