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.

(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!!