IBPS PO 16 October Prelims exam 2016 analysis and review here

IBPS PO prelims 2016 analysis and review: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Probationary Officer (PO) Prelims 2016 exam has been conducted on October 16 in four slots across the country. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection had notified the recruitment process (CWE PO/MT-VI) few months back for filling over 8 thousand posts of Probationary Officers / Management Trainees. These posts will be filled across 20 participating banks after the completion of selection process as finalized by the IBPS and banks. As per the reports, over 2 million candidates have applied for IBPS PO 2016 exam.

As the first tier of the selection process, all the applicants are required to appear for the preliminary examination that started today. IBPS PO Prelims 2016 exam would also be conducted on October 22, 23 & 27. Talking about today’s exam (16 October), the PO Prelims exam was conducted in four slots – 9 am to 10 am; 11.30 am to 12.30 pm; 2 pm to 3 pm and 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

IBPS PO prelims exam consisted of 100 questions divided across three sections : English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability, wherein the English portion contained 30 questions and other two 35 questions each. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the three tests separately. An adequate number of candidates in each category will be shortlisted for the main exam scheduled to be held on November 20.

Coming back to today’s exam, as we talked to some of the aspirants, it turned out that the question paper was of moderate level. The section-wise difficulty level shows that the reasoning and quant parts were much easy, while the English section was a bit difficult across all the four slots as there were no fill in the blanks, no antonyms-synonyms in the section. If a candidate has attempted 55-60 questions, chances are fair for him/her to be shortlisted for the main exam.

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Exam : 1st slot

The English section was somewhat difficult as the candidates recalled. The topics under the section were :

  • Reading comprehension (based on economy) – 5 questions
  • Cloze test (based on work situation) – 10 questions
  • Sentence Rearrangement – 5 questions
  • Error Detection – 10 questions

Quantitative Aptitude section had 35 questions divided as per topics:

  • Number series – 5 questions
  • Simplification – 5 questions
  • Inequaliy – 5 questions
  • Data Interpretation – 10 questions
  • Language Problems – 10 questions

The Reasoning portion had total 35 questions :

  • Puzzle (order) – 3 questions
  • Puzzle (Linear and Circular) – 10 questions
  • Puzzle (Arrangement) – 7 questions
  • Inequality – 5 questions
  • Direction – 2 questions
  • Blood Relation – 3 questions
  • Syllogism – 5 questions

Slot 2 : The quant portion was similar to the first slot exam, while other two sections are covered here:

English :

  • Reading Comprehension – 8 questions
  • Cloze Test (Brexit) – 7 questions
  • Sentence rearrangement (pollution) – 5 questions
  • Error detection – 10 questions

Reasoning :

  • Puzzle (condition) – 5
  • Puzzle (Linear and circular) – 10
  • Inequality – 5
  • Direction – 5
  • Blood relation – 3
  • Syllogism – 5
  • Miscellaneous – 2

Slot 3 : The English and Quant portion were same as Slot 1. The Reasoning section was as :

  • Puzzle (Order) – 3 questions
  • Puzzle (Floor + income) – 5 questions
  • Puzzle (sitting arrangement : Face North and South) – 5 questions
  • Puzzle (sitting arrangement : Different Countries) – 5 questions
  • Inequality – 3 questions
  • Direction – 5 questions
  • Blood relation – 4 questions
  • Syllogism – 5 questions

Slot 4 : English and Quant portion were same. The Reasoning section consisted following topics:

  • Puzzle (Linear + Circular) – 10 questions
  • Puzzle – 5 questions
  • Inequality – 5 questions
  • Direction – 2 questions
  • Blood Relation – 3 questions
  • Syllogism – 5 questions
  • Miscellaneous – 5 questions

The PO Prelims exam analysis presented here has been done by analyzing the candidates reviews and opinion. If you have any question, feel free to share in the comments section.

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