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IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis: 20th November 2016

Published on Sunday, November 20, 2016
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Exam Analysis

Sections Ideal Attempt Sectional Time
English Language 18-19  30
Reasoning Ability 16-18  40
Quantitative Aptitude 20-21  40
Computer Awareness 16-18  10
General Awareness 23-24  20
Total 95-98 140


 As expected, Data interpretation sets were difficult. Series questions were easy.

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Series 5 Easy
Inequalites 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 20 Difficult
Miscellaneous(SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.) 15 Moderate
Total 50 Difficult


 This year Reading Comprehensions were surprisingly difficult.

The level of English was difficult as compared to previous year. There were Sentence Fillers in this section and there were 2 Reading Comprehension.

RC Topic- Infrastructure Investment, Informal Economy to formal Economy

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  20 Difficult
Sentence fillers 5 Moderate
Para-Jumbled(odd one types) 5 Moderate
Spotting Errors 5 Easy
Words replacement 5 Moderate
Antonym/synonym 5Difficult
Total 40 Moderate


The level of reasoning was moderate to difficult.Syllogism and Data Sufficiency was relatively easy.

The questions asked were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Syllogism 5 Easy
Sitting Arrangement
(1 Circular set and 1 Linear set )
10 difficult
Puzzles 10 difficult
Coding-decoding 5 difficult
Logical reasoning  10 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Easy
Miscellaneous ( Ranking, Direction Sense) 5 difficult
Total 50 difficult


General Awareness section was easy. Most of the questions were asked from our GK Digest and various articles published on our portal from last 1 month.


Computer Awareness part was easy, most of the questions were asked from our Computer Awareness Notes.
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