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IBPS PO Cut off and Analysis 2017

IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

English Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Total
07.00 08.50 08.25 47.50

IBPS PO Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17

The cutoff for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

English Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Computer GA Total
04.75 05.25 06.50 08.50 12.50 52.50


Exam Analysis IBPS PO PRELIMS 2017

The first phase of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 was conducted on 7th and 8th October 2017. It was held at All India level. The feedback given by aspirants who appeared in the written examination on these two days experienced that the difficulty level was from moderate to difficult. It was not an easy paper. We are discussing here the4 detailed analysis of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 so that the future aspirants can get some tips to appear in the exam at ease.

There is no actual access to the question paper by those who are not attending the exam; therefore, the given analysis is on the basis of the memory based questions retained by the candidates who appeared in the examination.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 has three sections and the expert analysis has given an overall analysis of the question paper as:


Subject Total Questions Good Attempt Time
English Language 30 Questions 11-14 Attempts  15
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 17 to 22 Attempts  20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 17 to 21 Attempts  25
Total 100 Questions 53 to 58  60 Minutes


Subject-wise Exam Analysis  

IBPS PO Prelims: English Language Section Analysis

(Moderate- Difficult)

English language section was from Moderate to difficult. Reading comprehension included the topics related to Economics. Spot the error questions were difficult and they were asked in a different pattern. Most of the questions were based on Subject Verb agreement rule.

S.No Topics No. Of Questions Level
1 Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate Difficult
2 Other question such as Fill in the blanks (phrases based questions) + Error Detection (new pattern) 20 Difficult
3 Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude Section Analysis

The pattern of Quantitative Aptitude section was same in two shifts and there were some variations in the other two shifts. There were number series questions instead of quadratic equations and the level was moderate. If you are preparing for the bank exams then it is better to devote more time in calculation. Build speed so that you calculate quickly. It had only 2 sets of DI. There was one question based on line chart and the other one was on tabular form. The level was from easy to moderate.

Topics No of Questions Level
Quadratic Equations/Number Series 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 12 Calculative and Difficult
Average 2 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Moderate-Difficult
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate-Difficult
Mixture and Allegation 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning Ability Analysis

Questions in reasoning section in all the shifts were of the same pattern except for the one which had a very little variation. Puzzles and seating arrangement questions were more in fourth shift. Other shifts hadThere were a total of 25 questions based on puzzle and seating arrangement in the fourth shift.
In general the pattern was as follows:

Topics  No. of Questions Level
Inequalities/Coding Decoding 5
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20-25
Direction Sense 1
Blood Relation 3
Order and Ranking 1 Moderate-Difficult
Syllogism 5 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate


This analysis will help aspirants to make a good and helpful strategy to attempt the question paper effectively. It will make the candidate stress free also as they will be having a good idea about the pattern and topics to be prepared. Even if you do not see the above said pattern in your exam does not loose heart because the questions will be asked from the syllabus only. Concentrate on the topics that you know and attempt those questions first based on the topics that you have mastered all the time long

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