Sunday, 16 October 2016

IBPS PO Prelims 2016: Exam Analysis - 16th October, Slot I

Dear Friends,

Finally the day has arrived; which you all have been waiting for. A lot of students have appeared for their preliminary exam today and it will continue till 27th. Without wasting any moment, let's get straight to the analysis which you all are interested in.

There are 3 Sections in IBPS PO Pre exam namely English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. This year the paper was of moderate level. There were 2 seating arrangements and 2 puzzles in reasoning. No Fillers were asked in English Language and Quant was of Easy-Moderate level.

Over-all Analysis

Subject
Good Attempt
Time
English Language
 14-15
 15 min.
Reasoning Ability
22-24
 20 min.
Quantitative Aptitude
 18-20
 25 min.

 54-57
60 Minutes

Lets discuss how were the sections in the exam?

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was easy to moderate. There were two sets of DI, one was of Line graph and another was of Table.

The questions were:

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Series
5
Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation
5
Easy
Approximation
5
Easy
Data Interpretation
10
Moderate
Miscellaneous(SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)
10
Moderate - Difficult
Total
35
Easy-Moderate

English Language (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of English was a bit difficult as compared to other two sections. There were no Fill in the blanks and also no question of antonym and synonym were asked in the Reading Comprehension.

The questions were:

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Reading Comprehension
8
Moderate - Difficult
Close Test (Related to situation of Work Place)
7
Moderate
Para-Jumbled
5
Moderate
Errors
10
Moderate to Difficult
Total
30
Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning Ability (Easy and Doable)

The level of reasoning was easy to moderate. No questions from coding decoding were asked. There was 1 circular seating arrangement in which all were sitting facing towards the center, another was a linear seating arrangement in which all were sitting in same line facing either north or south. Among 2 puzzles one was comparison based and another was floor based puzzle.

The questions were:

Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Inequalities
5
Easy- Moderate
Syllogism
5
Easy-Moderate
Sitting Arrangement
(Circular and Linear)
10
Moderate
Puzzles
10
Moderate to Difficult
Miscellaneous ( Ranking, Direction Sense, Blood Relations etc. )
5
Easy
Total
35
Easy to Moderate

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