IBPS PO Preliminary 2016 Exam : Exam Analysis 23 october

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IBPS PO Preliminary 2016 Exam : Exam Analysis 23 october

let us observe IBPS PO Preliminary 2016 Exam : Exam Analysis 23 october

Dear Candidates !

As we all know that IBPS i.e Institute of Banking personnel Selection is conducting its recruitment analysis on 16th, 22nd, 23rd and 27th of october, 2016. The organisation is conducting its preliminary exams on these dates. We are providing an overall analysis of these exams as it will prove helpful for future exams. This post is dedicated to IBPS PO Preliminary 2016 Exam conducted on 23rd of october, 2016.

The Exam was conducted in  four slots. The exam was conducted all over India and the mode of examination was online. Lakhs of aspirants appeared on 23rd october, 2016. Candidates who referred to our previous post celebrated the Euphoric moment when they attempted the exam as per our prediction. Going through the exam pattern helps in adapting the real time exam experience. So let us see the exam pattern first-

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Exam Pattern

The Exam consists  of  100 Questions. These questions have to be attempted in 1 hr time and carries 1 mark each.So. the exam is of 100 marks and also there is provision of negative marking. For every 1 wrong answer .33 marks will be deducted. Here is the new exam pattern of the IBPS PO Prelims 2016-


Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
Reasoning 35 35
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 Composite time of 1 hour
English 30 30
Total 100 100 1  hour

So based on this pattern let us come across the the analysis of exam conducted on 23rd October, 2016-

Analysis of English Section-

English is very evolving subject. The IBPS is continuously changing the level of english section. Though English is not everybody’s cup of tea but it is very scoring subject as well. The questions were asked from major topics  like reading comprehension , cloze test etc. According to the sincere candidates of a reputed coaching one shoul focus on comprehension skills to crack the english section. Furthermore the question wise analysis of exam is given below-

English Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Reading comprehension 10 Moderate-difficult
Cloze test 5 Above Moderate
Para jumbles 1-2 Moderate
Error detection 5 Moderate
Total 30 Above moderate


Analysis of Reasoning Section-

The reasoning section gave a boost to students . This section was most scoring section among all the sections. The level of difficulty was in between easy and moderate.there were 35 questions and the questions were asked from topics like syllogisms, sitting arrangement, blood realtions etc. The below is the topic wise question analysis-


Reasoning Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Sitting Arrangement 10 Easy to Moderate
Syllogisms 4 Easy to Above Moderate
Ranking 3 Easy
Inequalities 5 Moderate
Blood relations 2 Moderate
Puzzles 8 Difficult
Miscellaneous 7 Easy- Moderate
Total 35 Easy – Average



Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude –

Quantitative aptitude is one of the most typical pillar of any bank exam. The level of difficulty of maths on 23rd october varied from easy to moderate.The Topics like  Data Interpretation  consisted 10 questions as usual. The questions were also from series , simplification, Quadratic Equations, Approximations, Time and Work etc . Let us go through the topic wise question break up of the exam-

Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
 Data Interpretation 10  Moderate
Series 5  Above Moderate
Quadratic Equations 5 Easy to moderate
Approximations 5 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Moderate
speed time and distance 2 Difficult
Miscellaneous 7 Easy- Moderate
Total 35  Easy- Moderate


The Results will be announced on 1st week of November, 2016 .

Best of Luck !!!












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