20th November

IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016: Review and Analysis

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam was conducted today, 20.11.2016. IBPS PO mains exam comprised of English, Reasoning ,Computer awareness, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude sections. Overall this year the paper was of Difficult level. Let us take a look at each section and overall analysis that is given below -

Quantitative Aptitude :

The section was moderate to difficult. There were three sets of Data Interepretation. Questions related to the following topics:

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Series

5

Moderate

Inequalites

5

Moderate to difficult

Approximation

5

Moderate

Data Interpretation

20

Moderate to difficult

Miscellaneous(SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)

15

Moderate to difficult

Total

50

Moderate to difficult

 

English :

The section was difficult to attempt. It included two Reading Comprehension based on the topic of Infrastructure Investment and Informal Economy to Formal Economy. Questions related to the following topics:

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension 

15

Moderate to difficult

Sentence fillers

5

Moderate to difficult

Para-Jumbled(odd one types)

5

Moderate to difficult

Errors

5

Easy to moderate

Words replacement

5

Moderate to difficult

Antonym/synonym

5

moderate to difficult

Total

40

Difficult

 

Reasoning Aptitude :

The section was difficult to attempt. We got to saw some different type of question in Syllogism where Statements were given as options and conclusion as Question.

There were 4 puzzles asked:

(a) Based on meeting of 8 different people in 4 different months on 2 days – 13th and 27th. Different cases were given for this.
(b) Based on 9 people who belonged to 3 different departments – HR, IT and Marketing with positions of Manager and Senior Manager in each. The questions was tricky.
(c) One Puzzle was based on linear seating arrangement in the two rows in one row people were sitting in the South direction and in the other people were sitting in the North Direction. Also blood relations were also given their in the question.
(d) Floor based puzzle – 10 people living on 4 different floors with 3 flats on each floor. 2 were unoccupied.

Questions related to the following topics:

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Syllogism

5

Difficult

Puzzles

20

difficult

Coding-decoding

5

Moderate to Difficult

Logical Reasoning

10

Moderate to Difficult

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate to Difficult

Miscellaneous ( Ranking, Direction Sense) 

5

Moderate to Difficult

Total

50

Difficult

 

General Awareness :

The section was moderate in nature. The questions that were asked were mainly from Banking Awareness. 


Computer Awareness :

The section was the only one which can be said to be easy. Questions that were asked were msotly elementary in nature.

 

Overall Analysis :

Sections

No. Of Questions

Good Attempt

Sectional Time Limit

English Language

40

18-20

 30

Reasoning Ability

50

16-18

 40

Quantitative Aptitude

50

18-20

 40

Computer Awareness

20

12-14

 10

General Awareness

40

20-22

 20

Total

200

88-92

140

 

All the Best for the Results!!


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