IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016 : Exam Analysis 22 october

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IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016 : Exam Analysis 22 october

This post provides a nutshell review from IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016 : Exam Analysis 22 october

Dear Friends, as you already know the IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is conducting written exam for recruitment of Probationary Officer on 16th, 22nd, 23rd and 27th of october, 2016. The post is dedicated to present the exam analysis of 22nd of october. The exam was conducted in four shifts and the post provide overall analysis of all four shifts. Furthermore, the exam pattern of all four shifts were almost similar.

Many aspirants appeared (lakhs of Aspirants) on 22nd october, 2016 in IBPS PO exam. According to the students of reputed coaching in delhi Delhi/Ncr, the analysis of 16th October proved very useful in attempting this phase of exam. So lets focus on analysis which will help in future exams also.

Moreover let us see the exam pattern of IBPS PO Prelims 2016. The Duration of exam is 1 hr and a candidate has attempt a total of 100 questions worth 100 marks. The subjective wise Question – Marks division  is given below-

IBPS PO Exam Pattern ( Prelims) -2016

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude3535Composite time of 1 hour
Total1001001  hour

Let us now discuss the subject wise analysis –

Analysis of Reasoning Ability-

The Level of Reasoning was moderate. Questions were asked from all major topics. Sitting Arrangement was majorly focused topic. It carried 10 questions. Also Syllogisms and Inequalities consisted of 5 questions each. Given below is the topic wise analysis of reasoning-

Reasoning TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Sitting Arrangement10Easy to Moderate
Syllogisms5Easy to Above Moderate
Blood relations1-2Moderate
Miscellaneous1-2 Moderate
Total30 Moderate


Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude –

Quantitative aptitude is the pillar of any bank exam. The level of difficulty of maths on 22nd varied from easy to moderate. Data Interpretation  consisted 10 questions as usual. The questions were also from series , Quadratic Equations, Approximations, Time and Work etc . Let us observe the topic wise question break up of the exam-

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
 Data Interpretation10 Moderate
Series5 Above Moderate
Quadratic Equations5Easy to moderate
Time and Work1Moderate
speed time and distance2Difficult
Miscellaneous7Easy- Moderate
Total35 Easy- Moderate



Analysis of English Section-

The English provides an edge over other subjects. Though the English is Nightmare for many students but it is scoring if done with proper preparation strategies. The level of English varied from Average to Difficult. The reading comprehension was tough and error detection was average. Lets refer to the topic wise analysis of English-


English TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Reading comprehension8Moderate-difficult
Cloze test7Above Moderate
Para jumbles5Moderate
Error detection10Moderate
Total30 Moderate- Difficult




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