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IBPS PO Prelims : Exam Analysis (4 October)

Published on Sunday, October 04, 2015
IBPS PO prelims exam analysis for exam held on 4 October 2015 (Morning shift).

Pattern of exam was same as yesterday. So it is expected that it will remain same through out all the slots.

Quantitative Aptitude 

Data interpretation was the only time consuming part in this section. Rest of the paper was fairly easy.

Topic
No. of Questions
Difficulty Level
Quadratic Equation
5
Easy
Series
5
Easy

Simplification
5
Moderate
Arithmetic
10
Easy to moderate
Data Interpretation (Tables)
10
1 set was easy another was moderate
Total
35
 Easy

English Language

As expected Reading comprehensions and Para jumbles were difficult. But all the text in Reading comprehensions came before financial and banking industry.

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Reading Comprehension
(Financial topics)
10
Hard
Fill in the blanks
5
Easy
Cloze test
5
Easy
Para-Jumbles
5
Hard
Error spotting
5
Moderate
Total
30
Moderate

Reasoning Ability

Puzzles were hard. Skip Puzzles.

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Syllogism
5
Easy
Coding & Decoding
5
Easy
Inequalities
5
Easy
Circular Sitting Arrangement
5
Moderate
Blood relations and Direction sense
5
Easy
Puzzles(5 variables, floors with blood relations)
10
Hard
Total
35
Hard

Ideal attempt

Quantitative aptitude - 20-22
Reasoning - 20-22
English - 18-19


Important and easy to solve chapters

  • Series
  • Blood relations 
  • Direction sense test
  • Arithmetic
  • Syllogism
  • Cloze tests
  • Simplifications
  • Coding-decoding
  • Inequalities 


Expected cutoff - For General category, cutoff should be around 42-43 (on the higher end)

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