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IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis: 20th November 2016 (Feedback on Slot 1)

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IBPS PO Mains 2016: Expected Cut- off Marks:

Sl.No.

Subjects

Max. Marks

SC/OBC

ST/PWD

General

1

Quantitative Aptitude

50

8.75

5.25

11

2

General Awareness

40

10.25

5

13.75

3

English Language

40

9.5

5.25

12.5

4

Computer Knowledge

20

11

8.75

12.25

5

Reasoning Ability

50

7.25

3

10

IBPS PO 2015 Cut off Category wise (Mains Exam)

Category

Total Cut-offs (Out of 100)

Visually Impaired (VI)

36

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

47.75

Scheduled Caste (SC)

50

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

76

Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)

52.5

Hearing Impaired (HI)

35.25

General (Gen)

76


 

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IBPS PO Mains 2016 Exam Analysis: 20th November 2016 (Slot 1/ Shift 1)

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Hope you are doing great! Finally the wait for IBPS PO Mains exam is over and it is now time for Aspirants to apply their learning and come closer to their dream job. IBPS PO Mains targets to recruit 8822 vacancies in PO/ MT cadre in around 20 public banks. The IBPS PO Mains examination is scheduled to be conducted on 20th of November 2016. The examination will be held in two slots i.e. 1st slot will be from 8:00 AM onwards and 2nd slot will be from 12:30 AM onwards.

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We advise students to take a quick look at the analysis which will make them get an idea of questions asked in the IBPS PO Mains examination 2016.

Overall analysis of IBPS PO Mains 2016 of Slot 1 - 20th November 2016

The overall level of the examination was of  Moderate to Difficult level. The overall good attempts required to clear the cut- off marks is 105 -135. It seemed that today IBPS followed the pattern of SBI Mains. 


 

IBPS PO Mains 2016 of Slot 1 held on 20th November 2016: Summary of the Section wise Analysis

Sections

Difficulty level

Good Attempts

Reasoning Ability

Moderate to Difficult

15 - 18

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficult

18 -21

English Language

Moderate to Difficult

17 - 20

General Awareness

Easy

21 - 24

Computer Knowledge

Easy

13 - 17

IBPS PO Mains 2016 - Exam Analysis for Shift 2 (20 Nov 2016)
 


 

(A) English Language Section:

Good attempts to clear cut off marks: If you attempt 17 - 20 questions, you will easily be able to clear the cut off marks.

Difficulty Level: The questions asked from this section were of Moderate to Difficult level.

Analysis:

  • Reading Comprehension – 15 Questions in 2 sets ( Economy, Informal vs. Formal Economy)
  • Phrase Starter based questions – 5 Questions
  • Para Completion – 5 Questions (A short paragraph along with 5 statements in the options. The most appropriate sentence need to be selected)
  • Synonyms and Antonyms Questions – 5 Questions
  • Sentence Improvement – 5 Questions 
  • Correct sentence identification – 5 Questions

(B) Quantitative Aptitude Section:

Good attempts to clear cut off marks: If you attempt 18 -21 questions, you will easily be able to clear the cut off marks.

Difficulty Level: The questions asked from this section were of  Difficult level.

Analysis:

  • Data Interpretation – 20 Questions in 4 sets
    (a) Paragraph DI was based on Production & Consumption of 3 different cereals in different years
    (b) Missing DI was based on Investment and Profit.
    (c) Pie Chart DI was based on 2 product brands A, B sold on different shops.
    (d) Line Graph DI was based on number of visitors in 2 different theatres in different months
  • Number Series – 5 Questions - Indentify wrong number from the given set.
    (a) 3   6   15   45   113   243
    (b) 33   39   56   85   127   178
    (c) 13   27   45   117   333   981   2925
    (d) 7   4   9   21   52.5   160.5
    (e) 7   9   21   67   275
  • Simplification and Approximation – 5 Questions
  • Data Sufficiency – 10 questions
  • Miscellaneous – 10 Questions (Probability – 1 question, Partnership – 2 question, Average – 1 question, Mensuration – 1 question, Mixture and Alligation – 1 question, Boats and Streams – 1 question, Time and Work – 1 question)

(C) Reasoning Ability Section:

Good attempts to clear cut off marks: If you attempt 17 - 20 questions, you will easily be able to clear the cut off marks.

Difficulty Level: The questions asked from this section were of  Moderate to Difficult  level.

Analysis:

  • Syllogism – 5 Questions (Tricky)
  • Seating Arrangement/ Puzzles – 20 questions in 4 sets
    (a) Based on meeting of 8 different people in 4 different months on 2 days – 13th and 22nd. 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 row based.
    (d) Floor based puzzle – 10 people living on 4 different floors with 3 flats on each floor. 2 were unoccupied.
  • Logical Reasoning- 10 Questions (Based on Statement assumption, selection procedure based)
  • Coding Decoding –  5 Questions (coding if sentences)
  • Miscellaneous – 10 Questions (Time and Distance questions, Direction sense questions) 

(D) General Awareness Section:

Good attempts to clear cut off marks: If you attempt 21 - 24 questions, you will easily be able to clear the cut off marks.

Difficulty Level: The questions asked from this section were of Easy level.

Questions asked :

  • Name of City and Country where NATO Summit 2017 took place?
  • Which Bank is not regulated by RBI?
  • Typhoon HAIMA recently came in which country?
  • Nobel Price in Economy awarded for work in which area?
  • What does E stand for in EFTPOS? Electronic (Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale)

(E) Computer Knowledge Section:

Good attempts to clear cut off marks: If you attempt 13 - 17 questions, you will easily be able to clear the cut off marks.

Difficulty Level: The questions asked from this section were of Easy level.

Questions asked  :

  • 1 Nibble = 4 bits
  • Re-name Functions in MS Word ?
  • Name of IBM supercomputer ? Ans - WATSON
  • IC in which generation ? Ans – 3rd generation
  • Which of the following is not an mobile OS?Ans  – Safari

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IBPS PO Mains 2016 : Previous Year Question Paper, Last Minute Preparation Tips and Expected Cut Off Marks

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IBPS PO Mains 2016 is approaching and students are preparing for the best to crack it. The examination has been one of the most competitive ones because of the number of candidates appearing every year. It is scheduled on 20th of November 2016.

The IBPS PO examination is conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary Exam 
  • Mains Exam

  • Interview

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Pattern

The paper of IBPS PO Mains 2016 will consist of 5 sections as follows:

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

English Language

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Reasoning Ability

50

50

General Awareness ( Banking Industry Mains Focus )

40

40

Computer

20

20

Total

200

200


 

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Previous year questions asked in IBPS PO Mains 2015

Questions asked in Quantitative Aptitude:

1. A bakery bakes cake with the expectation that it will earn a profit of 40% by selling each cake at marked price. But during the delivery to showroom 16% of the cakes were completely damaged and hence could not be sold. 24% of the cakes were slightly damaged and hence could be sold at 80% of the cost price. The remaining 60% of the cakes were sold at marked price. What is the percentage profit in the whole consignment?

(1) 3.2 (2) 2.4 (3) 2.8 (4) 4.2 (5) 3.6 2.

2. A professional institute’s total expenditure on students for a particular course is partly fixed and partly varies linearly with the number of students. The average expense per student is Rs. 615 when there are 24 students and Rs. 465 when there are 40 students. What is the average expense when there are 60 students?

(1) Rs. 370 (2) Rs. 450 (3) Rs. 350 (4) Rs. 420 (5) Rs. 390

3. A, B and C have to type 506 pages to finish an assignment. A can type a page in 12 minutes, B in 15 minutes and C in 24 minutes. If they divide the task into three parts so that all three of them spend equal amount of time in typing what is the number of pages that B should type?

(1) 172 (2) 176 (3) 154 (4) 168 (5) 164

4. What is the ratio of the number of females who watch Breaking Bad in City Q and City S together to the number of females who watch Mentalist in the same cities together?

(1) 59: 47 (2) 55: 48 (3) 59: 42 (4) 55: 43 (5) 59: 45

Questions asked in Reasoning Ability

1. How many persons are standing between Land K in a straight line of 19 persons? (Note: All are standing in a straight line, facing north).

I. Y stands on the extreme left end of the line. Only five persons stand between Y and K. Only six persons stand between K and R. Only four persons stand between R and L.

II. J stands exactly in the middle of the line. Only two persons stand between I and J. Only five persons stand between I and L. I stands to the left of L. K stands third to the left of J.

(1) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

(2) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

(3) The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

(4) The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

(5) The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

2. Among six persons A, B, C, D, E and F standing around a circle, some of them are facing the centre while others are facing outside ( i. e. opposite to the centre.). What is the position of A with respect to E?

(Note: Facing the same direction means, if one is facing the centre then the other is also facing the centre and vice versa. Facing the opposite directions means, if one is facing the centre then the other is facing outside and vice versa).

  1. C stands second to the right of E. E faces outside. C is an immediate neighbour of both D and B. F stands second to the left of D. D faces the same direction as E.

  2. Only two persons stand between B and E. Both B and E face outside. E is an immediate neighbour of both D and F. B is an immediate neighbour of both C and A. A is not an immediate neighbour of D.

(1) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

(2) The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

(3) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

(4) The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

(5) The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

3. How is X related to N?

I. X is mother of J. T is married to Z. N is daughter of T. Z is brother of J.

II. X is married to Y. Y is father of J. J is married to L. J is uncle of N.

(1) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

(2) The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

(3) The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

(4) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

(5) The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

Questions asked in Computer Knowledge:

1. Which of the following places the common data elements in order from smallest to largest?

(1) Bit, byte, character, record, field, file, database

(2) Database, file, record, field, character

(3) Character, record, field, database, file

(4) Character, file, record, field, database

(5) Character, field, record, file, database

2. Specialised programs that assist users in locating information on the web are called

(1) Web browsers

(2) Information engines

(3) Data engines

(4) Search engines

(5) None of these

3. What is the term for unsolicited e-mail?

(1) Flamming

(2) Usenet

(3) Spam

(4) Backbone

(5) News Group 4. Processor speed is measured in

(1) Bytes

(2) Gigabytes

(3) Gigahertz

(4) Megabytes

(5) Kilobytes

Questions asked in General Awareness:

1. Which of the following is the boundary line between India and Pakistan?’

(1) 17th Parallel

(2) Radcliffe line

(3) Other than those given as options

(4) Hindenburg Line

(5) McMahon Line

2. Banks generally insist account holders to nominate persons to whom the money lying in their accounts should go in the event of

(1) Death of account holder

(2) Illness of account holder

(3) Account holder migrates

(4) Account holder turns bankrupt

(5) Other than those given as options

3. Credit Risk refers to the risk that

(1) Borrower may opt to get necessary permit/licences

(2) Wrong strategy is adopted

(3) A borrower will default on any type of debt

(4) Loan processing may be faulty

(5) Interest rate in the markets may increase

4. Which of the following is the currency of Cambodia?

(1) Cambodian Dollar

(2) Ringgit

(3) Peso

(4) Riel

(5) Other than those given as options

Questions asked in English Language:

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Today, emerging markets account for more than half of world GDP on the basis of purchasing power, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the 1990s, it was about a third. In the late 1990s, 30% of countries in the developing world managed to increase their output per person faster than America did, thus achieving what is called “catch-up growth”. That catching up was somewhat lackadaisical: the gap closed at just 1.5% a year. Some of this was due to slower growth in America; most was not. The most impressive growth was in four of the biggest emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs). These economies have grown in different ways and for different reasons. The remarkable growth of emerging markets in general and BRICs in particular transformed the global economy in many ways, some wrenching. Commodity prices particularly soared and the cost of manufacture and labour sank. A growing and vastly more accessible pool of labour in emerging economies played a part in both wage stagnation and rising income inequality in rich ones. Global poverty rates tumbled. Gaping economic imbalances fuelled an era of financial vulnerability and laid the groundwork for global crisis. The shift towards the emerging economies will continue. But its most tumultuous phase seems to have more or less reached its end. Growth rates have dropped. The nature of their growth is in the process of changing, too and its new mode will have fewer direct effects on the rest of the world. The likelihood of growth in other emerging economies having an effect in the near future comparable to that of BRICs in the recent past is low. The emerging giants will grow larger, and their ranks will swell but their tread will no longer shake the Earth as once it did. After the 1990s there followed ‘convergence with a vengeance’. China’s pivot towards liberalisation and global markets came at a propitious time in terms of politics, business and technology. Rich economies were feeling relaxed about globalisation and current account deficits. America, booming and confident, was not troubled by the growth of Chinese industry or by off-shoring jobs to India. And the technology etc. necessary to assemble and maintain complex supply chains were coming into their own, allowing firms to spread their operations between countries and across oceans. The tumbling costs of shipping and communication sparked globalisation’s “second unbundling” (the first was the simple ability to provide consumers in one place with goods from another). As longer supply chains infiltrated and connected places with large and fast-growing working-age populations, enormous quantities of cheap new labour became accessible. Advanced economies added about 160m non-farm jobs between 1980 and 2010. In 2007 China’s economy expanded by an eye-popping 14.2%. India managed 10.1 % growth, Russia 8.5% and Brazil 6.1 %. The IMF now reckons there will be slowdown in growth. China will grow by just 7.8% in 2013, India by 5.6% and Russia and Brazil by 2.5%. Other countries have impressive growth potential. The “Next 11” (N11) includes Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Turkey. But there are various reasons to think that this N11 cannot have an impact on the same scale as that of the BRICs. The first is that these economies are smaller. The N11 has a population of just over 1.3 billion -less than half that of the BRICs. The second is that the Nil is richer now than the BRICs were back in the day. The third reason that the performance of the BRICs cannot be repeated is the very success of that performance. The world economy is much larger than it used to be - twice as big in real terms as it was in 1992, according to IMF figures. But whether or not the world can build on a remarkable era of growth will depend in large part on whether the new giants tread a path towards greater global co-operation - or stumble, fall and, in times of tumult and in the worst case, fight.

1. According to the passage, which of the following is a reason for the author’s prediction regarding N11 countries?

(1) N11 countries are poorer, have less resources than BRIC countries and do not have much scope to grow.

(2) The size of these countries is too great to fuel a high rate of growth as expected by BRICs countries.

(3) The world economy is so large that the magnitude of growth from these countries will have to be huge to equal the growth of BRICs.

(4) These economies are agricultural and have not opened up their economies yet so their scope of growth is greater than that of BRlCs.

(5) Other than those given as options

2. What is the author’s view of globalisation’s “second unbundling”?

(1) It-proved beneficial since it created a large number of jobs and tremendous growth in cross border trade.

(2) It disturbed the fragile balance of power among BRIC nations and caused internal strife.

(3) It caused untold damage to America’s economy since it restricted the spread of American farms off-shore.

(4) It proved most beneficial for the agricultural sector, creating huge employment opportunities.

(5) Citizens in advanced countries became much better off than those in emerging economies.

3. Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word TUMBLING given in bold as used in the passage.

(1) Jumbling

(2) Confusing

(3) Reducing

(4) Dilapidated

(5) Hurrying

4. What do the comparative statistics of 2007 and 2013 for BRICs countries published by, the IMF as cited in the passage indicate?

(1) BRIC economies will contribute less to global growth.

(2) As the population of these countries grows, its growth rate is filling.

(3) The financial practices followed by these countries will continue to pay rich dividends.

(4) These countries are creating global financial imbalances to the detriment of smaller developing economies like Africa.

(5) IMF forecasts of growth rate for these countries have not been fulfilled.

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Previous year Cut off marks (IBPS PO Mains 2015)

Have a look at overall cut-off marks for total score:

Category

Total Overall Cut Offs (out of 200)

Scheduled Caste (SC)

50.00

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

47.75

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

76.00

General (GEN)

76.00

Hearing Impaired (HI)

35.25

Orthopedically Challenged (OC)

52.50

Visually Impaired (VI)

36.00

 

Have a look at the section wise cut-off marks for total score:

Section

Max. Marks

Cut-off Marks

SC/ OBC

ST/ PWD

General

Reasoning

50

07.25

03.00

10.00

English Language

40

09.50

05.25

12.50

Computer Knowledge

20

11.00

08.75

12.25

General Awareness

40

10.25

05.00

13.75

Quantitative Aptitude

50

08.75

05.25

11.00

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Expected Cut- off

Previous year cut- off marks will give you an idea of the cut- off marks ireuired to clear the examination:

Category

Cut- off Marks

General

78- 82

OBC

76- 80

SC

62- 66

ST

47- 50

OC

51- 55

VI

35- 38

HI

34- 38

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Last Minute Preparation Tips

Here are a few last minute preparation tips which will make you catch up a last minute instant preparation session: 

1. Go through all the important topics and practice different types of questions. It will give you a sense of questions asked and the correct approach of solving them.

2. Prepare a time table and prepare by following it strictly. It will make you go through all the topics in a sequence.

3. Prepare notes and go through them while revision. Reviision will always make your preparation healthy and will make you enable the concepts well.

4. Take standard mock tests which will help you optimize your efforts. Mock tests will make you familiar with the pattern and increase your accuracy.

5. Pay more attention to the chapters having maximum weightage as they willl yield you more marks.

We hope that this article helps you. Follow our website for more updates and information. Till then, Keep Learning!

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IBPS PO Mains 2016 : Expert Tips to Crack General Awareness & Computer Knowledge Section

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IBPS PO Mains 2016 is on the way and is scheduled to be conducted on 20th of November 2016. Being one of the most competitive examination, the examination is conducted to filter the best candidates for the role of “Probationary Officer”.

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In this article, we will give you the topper’s tips for preparation of General Awareness and Computer Knowledge sections of IBPS PO Mains 2016.

The IBPS PO 2016 examination is conducted in three phases:

  • Prelims Examination

  • Mains Examination

  • Interview

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Pattern

The paper of IBPS PO Mains 2016 will consist of five distinct sections namely:

  • General Awareness

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Computer Awareness

  • Reasoning

  • English Language

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

English Language

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Reasoning Ability

50

50

General Awareness ( Banking Industry Mains Focus )

40

40

Computer

20

20

Total

200

200

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Highlights

  • The complete time duration of the IBPS PO Mains 2016 will be of 140 minutes.

  • 200 questions will be asked in the entire paper which will consist of 200 marks.

  • If you come up with an incorrect response, a negative marking of 0.25 marks will be applicable.

Before going on to the tips to prepare for ‘General Awareness’ and ‘Computer Knowledge’ IBPS PO Mains 2016, let us take a look at the important topics of both General Awareness and Computer Knowledge sections:

Sections

Important areas to focus

General Awareness

Banking Awareness
RBI Functions And Power
Monetary Policy

Current Affairs and Economy

Capitals and Countries

Currencies

Sports and Recreation

Politics

Awards and Honours

Authors and Writers

Major organizations and headquarters

Important dates and events

Prime Ministries

Computer Knowledge

MS Office 2007 (or 2010 or 2013)

Topics related to internet

Computer Fundamentals

History of Computer

MS Office – Word, Power point, Excel & Access

Memory

Input Output devices

Computer Shortcuts

Important Abbreviations

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Topper’s Tips to crack General Awareness and Computer Knowledge Sections of IBPS PO Mains 2016.

Here we bring you some of the most significant tips for the preparation of General Awareness and Computer Knowledge Sections for IBPS PO Mains 2016.

General Awareness:

It is the most ‘unpredictable section” as the types of questions asked are never particular or predefined. You can improve in this section by reading newspapers, articles and stay updated with national and international events on a regular basis. This section will consist of 40 questions of 40 marks.

Some of the questions asked in IBPS PO Mains 2015 are:

  • Basel Committee is related with: Banking Industry
  • IBRD Head-quarter is located at- Washington DC
  • Where is the Head-quarter of Indian Bank?- Chennai
  • Shishu Kishor are a part of?- MUDRA BANK
  • Name the DSIB Banks? ICICI & SBI
  • Egypt currency – Pound

  • Read newspapers and articles which will help you stay updated with all the daily happenings.

  • Try not to devote much time to the questions which you are not sure about. You will end up wasting your time.

  • Choose wisely the questions you would like to solve in the first place. Please make sure you don’t waste time on questions you are not sure about.

  • Please try to attempt at least 30-35 questions with at least 80 percent accuracy In order to score high and crack IBPS PO Mains 2016 examination. Try to clear the cut- off marks of 23- 27 marks in this section

  • Regular revision and time-to-time revision will increase your speed and accuracy.

Computer Awareness/ Computer Fundamentals:

This section is a vital one as knowledge of computer fundamentals is highly essential in this digitalized world of today. All the services are online and employees need to have a sound knowledge of computer fundamentals/ computer awareness.

Following are some of the important areas that you should focus on for computer awareness-

  • Basic knowledge of Computer and its history.

  • A general Overview of Operating Systems, Input- output Devices, Software hardware devices.

  • MS Office and its various features like Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

  • The various latest technologies in Computer related to banking and insurance industry.

  • Networks like LAN, MAN and WAN.

  • Security Terminologies like Antivirus, firewall, hackers etc.

  • The commonly used computer terminologies like full forms etc.

Let us take a look at the questions asked from Computer Knowledge in IBPS PO 2015 and expected number of questions in IBPS PO 2016:

Chapter

Topic

2015

Expected

Fundamentals of Computer

Components of a Computer

2

4

Types of Computer

Data Units

2

Number System

Directory and Folders

2

Filename and extension

Internet & Networking

Email

3

4

Standards and Protocols

Network Types

System Software

Operating System Features

3

2

Operating System Operations

Computer language translators

Computer Protection

Recycle Bin

2

3

Security Abbreviations

Computer Software

Software Basics Terminologies

2

1

DBMS/ RDBMS

Operations of Database

2

2

DBMS Terminologies

Hardware and Memory

Keyboard Shortcuts and Primary Memory

2

2

Other important topics from previous years

Basics of Application soft wares like MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Paint etc.

_

2

Total

20

20

  • Go through a standard textbook on computer fundamentals (We recommend you “Computer Awareness by Arihant Publications” or any fundamental textbook of Class 11th or 12th) and prepare well.

  • Try not to devote much time to the questions which you are not sure about. You will end up wasting your time.

  • Choose wisely the questions you would like to solve in the first place. Please make sure you don’t waste time on questions you are not sure about.

  • Please try to attempt at least 30-35 questions with at least 80 percent accuracy In order to score high and crack IBPS PO Mains 2016 examination. Try to clear the cut- off marks of 13 marks in this section

  • Regular revision and time-to-time revision will increase your speed and accuracy.

  • Solve questions from computer awareness quiz and computer awareness capsules. You will get a variety of questions from different topics.

Last but not the least, be confident about your efforts. They will surely bear fruits if you are sincere enough. Follow our website for more updates. Till then, keep learning!

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Topper’s Tips to Crack Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude Section of IBPS PO Mains 2016

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IBPS PO Mains 2016 is one of the most popular examinations among all bank exams. The examination date is 20th of November 2016 and all aspirants have pulled their socks up to crack the examination.

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In this article, we will give you the perfect tips for preparation of Quant and Reasoning sections of IBPS PO Mains 2016. The IBPS PO 2016 examination is conducted in three phases:

  • Prelims Examination

  • Mains Examination

  • Interview

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IBPS PO Mains 2016: Pattern

Now, let us take a look at the IBPS PO Mains 2016 pattern. The IBPS PO Mains 2016 will consist of five sections:

  • General Awareness

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Computer Awareness

  • Reasoning

  • English Language

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Sections

Number of questions

Marks

English Language

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Reasoning Ability

50

50

General Awareness ( Banking Industry Mains Focus )

40

40

Computer

20

20

Total

200

200

The total time duration of IBPS PO Mains 2016 will be of 140 minutes. There will be 200 questions and the entire paper will be of 200 marks. Negative marking of 0. 25 marks will be applicable for each wrong answer.

Let us take a look at the important topics of Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude:

Sections

Important Areas to Focus

Reasoning Ability

High Level Reasoning ( Assumptions And Syllogism)

Questions on ‘Sitting Arrangement’

Coding and Decoding

Inequality

Data Sufficiency

Seating Arrangement

Puzzles

Input and Output

Miscellaneous Topics- Blood relations, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Directions etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

BODMAS / Simplification
Data interpretation (DI)
Time And Distance

Time And Work
Profit And Loss

Percentage

Ratio and Proportion

Simplification

Averages

Data Interpretation

Number Series

Simple and Compound Interest

Permutation and Combination etc.

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Topper’s Tips to crack Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Sections of IBPS PO Mains 2016.

Here are some tips on ‘how to crack Quant section and Reasoning sections of IBPS PO Mains 2016’:

Quantitative Aptitude:

It is one of the ‘time- consuming’ sections of IBPS PO Mains examination and needs utmost practice for better results and accuracy. Let us take a look at the number of questions from each topic from ‘Quant section ‘in IBPS PO 2015 and expected questions from each topic in 2016.

Name of the unit

Topics

Questions asked in 2015

Expected questions in 2016

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Line Graphs

5

16

Radar Graphs

5

Venn Diagrams

5

Table and Case lets

5

5

Numerical Aptitude

VBODMAS, Laws of exponents and Round off & approximations

5

6

Series

5

6

Income / Salary

1

1

Place Value

1

1

Algebra

Quadratic and Linear Equations

5

4

Selection( Combination)

2

1

Measurement & Rates

Boats & Streams and Trains

2

5

Problems on Ages, Work, and Partnership

3

Ratios & Percentage

Compound Interest and Simple Interest

2

3

Profit & Loss, Discounts, Inflation

2

Mensuration

Rectangle

1

2

Triangle

1

Total

50

50

  • Practice from a standard book like “R.D. Sharma” which will have adequate number of questions of all variety.

  • You will have 40 minutes to solve 50 questions. This implies that you have 48 seconds per question.

  • Try to clear 11 marks of cut- off in this section. This gives a clear idea that you need to dedicate 3.5 minutes for a question. So, choose the questions you would like to solve. Try to make choices based on the questions you are comfortable with and ignore the ones you are not comfortable with.

  • In order to score high and crack IBPS PO Mains 2016 examination, you need to attempt 30-33 questions with at least 80 percent accuracy.

  • Solve mock tests and sample papers which will help you practice enough number of questions as per the exam pattern which will develop your accuracy.

  • Practice formulae and short cut tricks which will help you solve questions faster and will, in turn, save your time.

Reasoning Ability:

The ‘trickiest sections’ of all, reasoning can be one of the scoring sections if you practice well. Let us take a look at the number of questions from each topic from ‘Reasoning section ‘in IBPS PO 2015 and expected questions from each topic in 2016.

Chapter

Topic

2015

Expected

Statements

Arguments, Assumptions, Cause & Effect, Inference

10

8

Data Sufficiency

5

5

Selection puzzles

Selection on basis of 1 or more attributes and Eligibility Test

10

10

Circular Seating Arrangements

Circular Seating with inward/ outward or mixed facing

5

5

Output Tracing

Numerical, Alphabetical or mixed Input

5

5

Coding-Decoding

Message Coding and Rule Coding

5

5

Syllogisms and Venn Diagrams

Syllogisms using 1 or more statements

5

5

Miscellaneous

Linear Seating in 1 or 2 rows or Arrangements in buildings

3

5

Blood Relations and Direction sense test

2

Other Important topics from previous year papers

Algebraic Inequalities and Comparison

_

2

Total

50

50

  • Practice from a standard book like “R.D. Sharma” which will have adequate number of questions of all variety.

  • You will have 40 minutes to solve 50 questions. It implies that you will have 48 seconds to solve one question.

  • Try to clear 10 marks of cut- off in this section. This gives a clear idea that you need to dedicate approx. 4 minutes for a question. So, choose the questions you would like to solve. Try to make choices based on the questions you are comfortable with and ignore the ones you are not comfortable with.

  • In order to score high and crack IBPS PO Mains 2016 examination, you need to attempt 30-35 questions with at least 80 percent accuracy.

  • Solve mock tests and sample papers which will help you practice enough number of questions as per the exam pattern which will develop your accuracy.

  • In case of reasoning, please read the questions carefully. The questions of this section are mostly tricky and have to be logically understood before solving it.

We hope that this article will help you to prepare well to crack ‘Quantitative Aptitude” and “Reasoning Ability” sections of IBPS PO Mains 2016. Stay tuned with our website for more info. Till then, Happy Learning!

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IBPS PO Mains 2016: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

IBPS PO Mains 2016 Syllabus-and-Pattern

IBPS PO 2016 has been one of the most competitive examinations of all times. The IBPS PO Mains 2016 is scheduled to be held on 20th November 2016. The candidates who will clear the prelims examination will be eligible for the IBPS PO Mains 2016. The exam pattern of IBPS PO 2016 has been revised as compared to the pattern of the previous years and students need to practice efficiently to crack it.

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Let us take a look at the latest pattern of IBPS PO Mains 2016 examination:

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Pattern

The IBPS PO Mains 2016 paper will consist of five sections namely:

  • Reasoning

  • English Language

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • General Awareness

  • Computer Knowledge

The questions and marks distribution are given in the table below:

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

Reasoning Ability

50

50

40 minutes

English Language

40

40

30 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

40 minutes

General Awareness (with special reference to Banking)

40

40

20 minutes

Computer Knowledge

20

20

10 minutes

TOTAL

200

200

140 minutes

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Syllabus and Important topics

Now, after pattern, it’s time to have a sneak peak at the syllabus of IBPS PO Mains 2016. Let us take a look at the section- wise syllabus

Reasoning Ability:

  • Blood Relations

  • Alphabet test

  • Data sufficiency

  • Coded Inequalities

  • Puzzle

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Seating Arrangement

  • Syllogism

  • Input Output

  • Coding Decoding

  • Alphanumeric Series

  • Ranking/Direction


 

Quantitative Aptitude:
 

  • Mixtures & Allegations

  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest

  • Work & Time

  • Time & Distance

  • Sequence & Series

  • Permutation and Combination

  • Probability

  • Data Interpretation

  • Simplification

  • Number Series

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Percentage

  • Averages

  • Profit & Loss


 

English Language:

  • Spotting of Errors

  • Sentence Correction

  • Para Jumbles

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Cloze test

  • Fill in the blanks


 

Computer Knowledge:

  • Computer Fundamentals

  • History of Computer

  • Questions related to Internet

  • MS Office – Word, Power point, Excel & Access

  • Input Output devices

  • Shortcuts related to computer


 

General Awareness:
 

  • Banking & Financial Awareness

  • Current Affairs

  • Static GK (Few questions)


 

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IBPS PO Mains 2016: Exam Dates

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The IBPS PO examinations is one of the most popular examinations of all banking examinations. Lakhs of aspirants appear for this examinations to fulfil their dream of working in a prominent bank as a bank employee. IBPS PO Mains 2016 examination will be conducted on 20th of November 2016.

IBPS PO 2016 has been targeted to recruit 8822 vacancies in PO/MT cadre in 20 public sector banks across the country. Moreover, it has become one of the most competitive examinations of all times due to hundreds of bank aspirants appearing for it.

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Important Dates

What are the important dates related to IBPS PO Mains 2016? Let us take a look at the important dates associated with IBPS PO Mains 2016 along with their significance:

Events

Dates

Download of admit card/call letter for online Main Examination

November, 2016

Online Main examination

November 20, 2016

Result Declaration of Online Main Examination

December, 2016

Admit card/call letter for interview- Download

January, 2016

Conduction of Interview

January/February, 2017

Allotment of Interview

April, 2017

Stay tuned with us for more updates. We wish you Good Luck!

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IBPS PO Mains 2016: Study Plan, Tips and Strategies to Score High Marks

IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips

Hello people,

Do you feel scoring good marks in IBPS PO Mains 2016 is an easy task? Yes or No? It is easy if you start preparing efficiently along with a strong strategy. The IBPS PO Mains 2016 is going to be held on 20th November 2016 and all aspirants are ready to crack it. We are here to help those ambitious students to prepare well. The IBPS PO Mains 2016 was conducted in three phases:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

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The IBPS PO Mains examination will consist of the following sections:

  1. English
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Computer Awareness
  4. Reasoning
  5. General Awareness

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Pattern

Let us take a look at the pattern of IBPS PO 2016:

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

English Language

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Reasoning Ability

50

50

General Awareness ( Banking Industry Mains Focus )

40

40

Computer

20

20

Total

200

200

IBPS PO Mains: Highlights

  • The duration of the exam will be of 140 minutes
  • There will be 200 questions of 200 marks
  • A negative marking of 0.25 marks will be applicable for incorrect responses

IBPS PO Mains: Important Areas to focus

Let us go through some of the important areas from each section which the students need to focus on:

Sections

Important areas to focus

General Awareness

Banking Awareness
RBI Functions And Power
Monetary Policy

Current Affairs and Economy

Capitals and Countries

Currencies

Sports and Recreation

Politics

Awards and Honours

Authors and Writers

Major organizations and headquarters

Important dates and events

Prime Ministries

Reasoning Ability

High Level Reasoning ( Assumptions And Syllogism)

Questions on ‘Sitting Arrangement’

Coding and Decoding

Inequality

Data Sufficiency

Seating Arrangement

Puzzles

Input and Output

Miscellaneous Topics- Blood relations, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Directions etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

BODMAS / simplification
Data interpretation (DI)
Time And Distance

Time And Work
Profit And Loss

Percentage

Ratio and Proportion

Simplification

Averages

Data Interpretation

Number Series

Simple and Compound Interest

Permutation and Combination etc.

English Language

Grammar Rules And Sentence Improvements

Comprehension Daily practice

Cloze Test

Spotting Errors

Sentence Correction

Para jumbles

Gap fillers/ Fill in the blanks

Reading Comprehension

Computer Knowledge

MS Office 2007 (or 2010 or 2013)

Topics related to internet

Computer Fundamentals

History of Computer

MS Office – Word, Power point, Excel & Access

Memory

Input Output devices

Computer Shortcuts

Important Abbreviations

After having a look at the pattern, let us go for a section- wise study plan for 1 week (7 days):

Day 1 (Monday)

  • Please go through any four important topics of ‘General Knowledge’. This is the section which should be focused on and seeks utmost attention.
  • Please go through any four topics of Quant and practice questions from the section

Day 2  (Tuesday)

  • Please prepare any three topics of Reasoning (any three topics) and go through the topics of General Awareness (any four topics).
  • Prepare any three topics from computer fundamentals

Day 3 (Wednesday)

  • Solve 1 full length test from each section and analyse the paper completely.
  • Practice any three topics from English language

Day 4 (Thursday)

  • Brush up on all types of Descriptive Writing Questions (Précis Writing, Letter and Essays).
  • Prepare any four topics of reasoning ability and any two topics from general awareness.

Day 5 (Friday)

  • Go through the topics of Reasoning (any four topics) and go through the topics of English Grammar (any four topics).
  • Go through any three topics of computer fundamentals and English comprehension/ General Awareness

Saturday and Sunday

Revise as many topics as you can from each section. Relax in between the study hours instead of making them hectic.

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Tips to crack

  • Prepare according to the strategy. Don’t prepare randomly as it will not give you enough scope to prepare all sections properly.
  • Focus on the areas which you are weak at. Practice questions from different standard books like R. D. Sharma which will have questions of all types.
  • Don’t panic in the examination hall. Be relax, calm down and solve the paper.
  • Try to manage the time efficiently. Time management is one of the most essential tools to be successful in any attempt.
  • Be confident. Self- confidence is the ultimate ladder to success.

We hope that this article will be helpful. Stay tuned for more updates and job notifications. Till then, keep learning!

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IBPS PO Prelims 2016 : Score Card Released

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 :  Score Card Released

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS) is conducting recruitment for the post 8822 Probationary Officers (PO) for the year 2016. The IBPS PO preliminary exam was held on 16th, 22nd , 23rd and 27th October 2016. The result of IBPS PO was declared on 4th November 2016. The candidates who are qualified in the pre exam can attend the IBPS PO Mains exam which will be held on 20th November. The Admit card for the Mains exam is available for download.


 

The score card for IBPS PO Prelims has been announced officially. Candidates can check the scores on or before Nov 20 from the official website.


 

You will require following details for checking the score:

  • Registration Number

  • Roll Number

  • Date of Birth (DOB)

  • Password


 

Follow these steps to check the scores:

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS or the link provided below.

  2. Click on the link CWE PO/ MT VI at the sidebar.

  3. Click on the link 'Common Written Examination for Probationary Officers/Management Trainees 6 '

  4. Now Click on the 'View Scores' Link.

  5. Enter the required details and login.

  6. Candidate’s scores will be displayed

  7. Take a print out of the score card for future reference


 

Click here to Check IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Scores



Process for Arrriving at the IBPS PO Prelims scores: The process applied for obtaining the scores of the preliminary exam is as follows:

  1. Number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each objective test is considered for arriving at the corrected score after applying the wrong answer.

  2. The corrected score so obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to take care of the difference in the difficulty level of the different question paper sets. The scores thus obtained is called 'Equated Scores'.

  3. Final scores are rounded off up to two decimal points.


The cut offs were applied in two stages:

  1. Sectional score

  2. Total score


IBPS PO CWE VI Prelims 2016 Section wise cut off:

S.NO.

Name of the Test

Max. Marks

Cut - offs

General

SC/ST/OBC/PWD

1

English Langauge

30

7.00

4.50

2

Reasoning Ability

35

8.50

5.50

3

Quantitative Aptitude

35

8.25

5.25


 


IBPS PO CWE VI Prelims 2016 Overall cut off:

Category

Cut-off

General

47.50

Scheduled Caste ( SC)

40.00

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

31.25

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

46.50

Hearing Impaired (HI)

18.00

Visually Impaired (VI)

31.50

Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)

32.75


 

We congratulate the candidates who are qualified for the IBPS PO Mains exam. Stay tuned for more updates.

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IBPS PO Mains 2016 Admit Card Released: Download Now!

IBPS PO Mains 2016 Admit Card Released

Attention all IBPS PO aspirants! Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) has released the hall tickets/ admit cards for IBPS PO 2016. The IBPS PO examination is conducted on an annual basis every year to recruit candidates for posts of ‘Probationary Officers’. The candidates can download the admit cards from the official website of IBPS.

The IBPS PO Mains examination is going to be held on 20th of November 2016. The candidates can download the admit cards till 20th of November 2016. In order to download the admit cards, the candidates need to enter their registration number and password. As per sources, approximately 4 lakh candidates have qualified for the IBPS PO Mains examination 2016.

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IBPS PO Mains 2016 Admit Cards - Significant Dates and Events

Event

Dates

Pre- Exam Training - Download of call letters

23.09.2016 to 08.10.2016

Preliminary examination- Download of call letters for Online examination 

01.10.2016 to 27.10.2016

Mains examination- Download of call letters for Online examination 

November 9, 2016

IBPS PO Mains Examination

November 20, 2016

Interview - Download of call letters

January 2017

IBPS PO Mains 2016 Admit Cards – Details in Admit Cards

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • Candidate’s Roll number
  • Candidate’s Application number
  • Candidate’s Password
  • The post applied for
  • Timings of the exam
  • Dates of the exam
  • Venue of the exam
  • Some general instructions for the exam

IBPS PO Mains 2016 Admit Cards- Points to Remember

  • Do carry your admit card when you come for the examination. In case of failure, candidate may not be allowed to appear the examination.
  • Paste a passport- sized photograph in the respective space. Please don’t staple the photograph instead use glue to paste it.
  • Please attach a photocopy of your ID proof (May it be license, Aadhar card, Ration Card, Voter ID or Passport).
  • Please provide your initials on the ID proof such as name, roll number etc.
  • Take a photocopy of the admit card and attach it with the original admit card.
  • Get the photo ID card which you have submitted during form fill- up while coming to the centre.
  • Keep an eye on to your mail inbox to receive latest notifications.
  • Please keep a photocopy of the ID proof which you will have to submit to the invigilators along with call letters.
  • Documents to be carried while going for the examination: Admit card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport sized photographs etc.

Click here to Download IBPS PO Mains 2016 - Admit Card 

IBPS PO Mains 2016 Admit Cards- Procedure to Download the Admit Cards

Step 1: Please visit the official website of IBPS and click on the link which favours the downloading of IBPS PO Mains admit card downloads.

Step 2: You will able to see a login window in front of you on the screen. Enter your Registration No and Password/Date of Birth to download the IBPS PO Admit Card 2016.

Step 3: Press the ‘submit’ button.

Step 4: The Admit Card of IBPS PO 2016 appears on the screen in front of you.

Step 5:  Cross check all the details and press “Download” button for downloading the Admit Card.

Step 6: Save the admit card and use it for reference in future.

We hope that this article gives you a complete information about IBPS PO Mains article and details of downloading it. Stay in touch with more updates. Till then, Happy Learning!

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