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IBPS PO VI 2016 Prelims Exam Analysis – 16th October (Slot 1)

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 - Exam Analysis and Expected Cut off - 16th October 2016, Slot 1

" Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground."
 

Institute of Banking Personal Selection (IBPS) successfully conducted the first slot of IBPS PO Pre exam on 16th October 2016 at various examination centers. The exam will be conducted in four slots.

The slot timings are as follows:

Slot 1- 8:00 AM (Morning Shift)

Slot 2 -10:30 AM(Morning Shift)

Slot 3 -1:00 PM(Afternoon Shift)

Slot 4- 3:30 PM(Evening Shift)


 Click here to find the analysis of Exam held on 22nd October (3rd slot)

           

 Click here to find the analysis of Exam held on 22nd October (2nd slot)

         

   Click here to find the analysis of Exam held on 22nd October (1st slot)    

       
 

                 

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 will be held in these four slots on 16 , 22, 23 and 27 October. The result of IBPS PO 2016 Prelims will be announced in the first week of November.

Let us have a look at the section wise analysis of IBPS PO Prelims 2016 for Slot 1 held on 16th October.

English Section: IBPS PO Prelims English section intends to check the grammar and its usage, Vocabulary and also the reading comprehension. You need to be a good reader to score well in this section. You can easily score in the English section. Questions are asked from important topics such as Vocabulary questions ( synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, word formation etc.), comprehension passage, theme detection, grammar Portion – spelling, sentence , set of rules active passive voice, indirect direct speech, articles, preposition, phrases and idioms, sentence Improvement, spotting error questions. one Word word substitution and fill in the Blanks etc.

Difficulty Level : The English section was of Moderate level.

Good Attempts: An attempt of 20 -22 questions will better your chances to clear the cut off.

S.No.

Topic

No. Of Questions

Level of Difficulty

1

Reading Comprehension

 Questions based on Economy

      Moderate

2

Error Spotting

 10 Questions

 Easy - Moderate

3

Para-jumbles

  5 Questions

Easy - Moderate

4

Cloze test

 8 Questions based on Economy

     Easy

Quantitative Aptitude Section: Quant section requires a lot of practice. IBPS PO Prelims Quant section will be time consuming so it needs a proper approach and strategy to clear the section. Take a look at each type of questions that are generally asked in the previous years. Some common topics of quantitative aptitude section includes Number series, approximation, profit and loss, average, quadratic equation, time and work, data interpretation, probability and geometry.

Difficulty Level : The Quantitative paper was of Moderate level.

Good Attempts: An attempt of 20-23 questions will better your chance to clear the cut off.

S.No.

Topic

No. Of Questions

Level of Difficulty

1

Number series

 5 Questions

Easy - Moderate

2

Quadratic Equations

5 Questions

      Easy

3

Data Interpretation

2 Set (10 Quests) One Line Graph & Table Graph

Moderate

4

Approximation

5 Questions

Easy

5

Misc

10 Questions

Moderate

Reasoning Ability Section: IBPS PO Prelims exam reasoning section tests logical ability. It needs a lot of thinking. A clear concept will help you score maximum marks for the reasoning ability section. Topics such as Syllogism, puzzle, sitting arrangement, coding and decoding, blood relation, puzzle etc., are common in this section.

Difficulty Level : The Reasoning paper was of Moderate level.

Good Attempts: An attempt of 17-19 questions will better your chance to clear the cut off.

S.No.

Topic

No. Of Questions

Level of Difficulty

1

Blood Relations

3 Questions

Moderate

2

Puzzles 

10 Questions ( 5 Quest Floor Based + 5 others)

Moderate

3

Seating Arrangement (Circular)

5 Questions (facing inward, outward)

Moderate

4

Direction

3 Questions

Easy - Moderate

5

Syllogisms

5 Questions

Easy- Moderate

6

Inequalities

5 Questions

Moderate

7

Miscellaneous

4 Questions

Easy - Moderate

Overall analysis of IBPS PO Prelims 2016 for Slot 1 held on 16th October:

Looking at the questions asked in different sections, the overall difficulty is said to be Moderate.

Expected cut-off marks of IBPS PO Prelims 2016 for Slot 1 held on 16th October:

     Section

Good Attempts

Reasoning Ability

17 - 19

English Language

 20 - 22

Quantitative Aptitude

20 - 23

Our Exam analysis will give you a perception of the IBPS PO Prelims examination. We wish you All the Best. Do check our website regularly for more information regarding IBPS PO Recruitment 2016.

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IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Exam Expected Cut-off Marks

IBPS Prelims exam 2016 is scheduled to be held on 16th, 22nd, 23rd and 27th October 2016. The exam will be held on these days in four different slots.

We are presenting the detailed analysis of the IBPS PO Prelims exam here. Let us understand the pattern of the exam before proceeding:

The preliminary examination contain three papers  having total of 100 marks. The total duration of the preliminary exam is of 1 hour.

S.No.

Section

Number of Questions

Max. Marks

1

English

30

30

2

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 -  Expected Cut off details

An overall attempt of  50-55 questions with good accuracy will fetch you cut off marks. Here is the expected cut off list:

Section

Cutoff

English Language

6-8

Reasoning Ability

10-12

Quantitative Aptitude

7-9

Overall

40-45

IBPS PO Prelims Previous years Analysis :

IBPS changed the pattern of exam last year. The IBPS PO prelims exam 2015 was of moderate level.

IBPS PO Prelims 2015 over all analysis: October 3, 2015 – Slot 1 and 2

Subject

Good Attempt

Time Taken

English

16-18

15 Minutes

Reasoning Ability

20-22

20 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

13-15

15 Minutes

49-55

1 Hour

IBPS PO Prelims 2015 Section wise Analysis: October 3, 2015 – Slot 1 and 2

English Section

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate and lengthy paper

Good Attempts: 16-18

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

10

Moderate, Based on Banking

Cloze Test

5

Moderate

Error Spotting

5

Difficult

Fill in the Blanks

5

Moderate

Para Jumbles

5

Moderate , Tricky

Reasoning Ability Section  

Overall Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Good Attempts: 20-22

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Syllogisms

5

Easy

Inequalities

5

Easy

Coding-Decoding

5

Easy

Seating Arrangement (Circular)

5

Moderate (Blood Relation Type)

Seating Arrangement (Linear)

5

Easy to Moderate

Puzzles

5

Moderate to Difficult

Miscellaneous

5

Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude Section  

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Good Attempts: 13-15

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Number Series

5

Moderate

Simplification

5

Easy

Quadratic Equations

5

Easy

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph & Missing Data Type)

10

Moderate to Difficult

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 : Section wise Topics and expected Questions, Difficulty level

English Section:

This section is expected to be of easy to moderate difficulty. An attempt of 17-20 questions will be good.

Topic

Expected No. Of Questions

Expected Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

10

Moderate, Based on Banking and finance

Cloze Test

5

Easy

Error Spotting

5

Moderate to Difficult

Fill in the Blanks

5

Easy to Moderate

Para Jumbles

5

Moderate  and Tricky

Reasoning Ability Section:

This section is expected to be of moderate difficulty. An attempt of 20-24 questions will be good.

Topic

Expected No. Of Questions

Expected Difficulty Level

Syllogisms

5

Easy

Inequalities

5

Easy

Coding-Decoding

5

Moderate

Seating Arrangement (Circular)

5

Moderate

Seating Arrangement (Linear)

5

Moderate

Puzzles

5

Moderate to Difficult

Miscellaneous

5

Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude Section:

This section can be quite tricky. You need a good practice. An attempt of 15-17 questions will be safe.

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Number Series

5

Moderate

Simplification

5

Easy to Moderate

Quadratic Equations

5

Easy

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph & Missing Data Type)

10

Moderate to Difficult

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate to Difficult

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IBPS PO Prelims and Mains 2016 : Exam Dates and Shift Timing

IBPS PO Mains 2016 exam date and shift time

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be conducting written examination for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee vacancies in Public Sector Banks. IBPS has released the official notification regarding BPS CWE PO/ MT Recruitment 2016.

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IBPS PO 2016 will be held in three phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

IBPS PO Mains 2016

The IBPS PO Mains will have five sections - Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, GK, Computer Awareness and English.  Those who qualify will be eligible for the final round of selection which is interview. The call letter for the mains exam has already been released and available in the official website.

IBPS PO Mains 2016 Exam Date and Shift Time:

The exam will be held in 20th November 2016. The exam will be conducted in two shifts or slots. The first shift will begin from 8 am onwards. The second shift which is afternoon shift will begin from 12.30 pm onwards.

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 :

The Prelims exam will be conducted in 4 days starting from 16th October 2016. The other dates are 22, 23 and 27 October 2016. Each day, the exam is scheduled in four time slots or shifts.

The first shift i.e morning shift will be from 8.00 am . The second shift i.e mid day shift will be held from 10.30 am. The afternoon shift which is the third shift will be from 1.00 pm. The final shift (shift 4) which is evening shift will start from 3.30 pm

The result of IBPS Prelims exam will be annouced in the last week of October 2016. The mains exam is scheduled to be held in 20th November 2016. Those who qualify in the preliminary exam

can download the call letter for Mains exam in the first week of November 2016 from the official website.

Notes:

The candidate will lose 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the both prelims and mains exam.

Candidate should pass in each and every section separately to qualify in the IBPS PO 2016 exams.

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IBPS PO 2016 : Online Exam Process Guide and Walk Through Video, Watch here

IBPS 2016 Preliminary Exam will commence from 16th of October 2016. IBPS has launched a video walkthrough guide which help aspirants to deal with exam procedure and methods to appear for IBPS PO exam.

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 - demo video

IBPS PO Pre-exam 2016 Video

The 11-minute learning tool video is summarised by an imaginary character Nisha , describing the basic guidelines of Do's and Dont's in the IBPS PO Pre exam 2016. The video will step by step unfold the basic instructions such as how to download the admit card, how to prepare for the paper, at what time you have to report for the exam premises, what you need to bring in the exam hall etc.

Click Here to Watch the IBPS PO Online Exam Process  Demo  Video

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016 : Guidelines for Preparation

This video which is launched with a tagline as candidate instruction video and it will help students to easily understand the PO exam method & complete procedures. However the institute had already published the IBPS PO admit card on the official portal and prelims examination for the same is scheduled to be conducted on 16th, 22nd , 23rd  and 27th of October 2016. In order to crack the exam with securing merit marking one should prepare in a planned method.

We wish you All the Best for the Exam
 

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Letter Writing Tips for Bank PO Exams – SBI, IBPS

Letter writing is an important component of the English section of major banks exams like SBI PO,   IBPS PO etc. Letter writing allows you with an opportunity to show your writing skills and vocabulary. You need to express your views along with writing style on the paper so that your writing and communication skills are assessed in the examination.

Letter Writing Tips for Bank PO

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Many of the aspiring candidates face problems while writing formal/informal letter asked in the PO exams. Here are the Letter Writing Tips for Bank PO Exams – SBI, IBPS for your assistance.

  • Follow the format: No matter what always follow the format. The general format of a letter is given below:

  • Heading of a letter: address of the writer and the date. Heading must be written on the left corner of the first page of the letter.

  • Salutation is an important part of the letter is an important part. Always put the salutation at the left hand of the page, at a lower level to the Heading. Start the first and last word of the salutation in Capital Letters.

  • Subject: Mention the purpose of the letter in short.

  • Body: The body must cover the entirety of the subject given in the question. Be short and precise.

  • Subscription: A polite form of thanking. It is generally written on the left hand side corner of the lines after the body.

  • Designation follows the subscription.

  • Be specific, Stick to the subject of the letter: Do not write stores. Elaborate things with a limit.

  • Do not repeat sentences or the matter that you are writing about. Generally, candidates repeat too many things in order to show lengthy letter. This is absolutely wrong.

  • Check your command over the Language and tone: Use language tone according to the letter type that has been assigned t you. If it is formal then use formal and precise tone.

  • Maintain a Flow: Yes, you must maintain a steady flow while writing a letter. From start till the end, stick to particular type of flow.

Practice from online and offline mode to improve.

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QUICK STRATEGIES TO CRACK IBPS PO PRELIMS 2016 EXAMINATION

“Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong”

IBPS PO prelims quick preparation tips

The IBPS PO Prelims 2016 preparations are in the air. We anticipate that the aspirants might be extremely curious about the pattern that will be asked in the examination. We suggest them not to worry as the pattern must not have changed to a remarkable extent. But then, what really matters for setting a record of your performance in the IBPS PO Prelims is “Effective Strategy”. Effective strategy coupled with smart preparation is required to make your performance up to the mark. The IBPS PO Prelims is scheduled on 22nd and 23rd October 2016. No doubt this is the only qualifying phase, the candidates clear neither the sectional cut- off marks nor the overall cut-off marks.

What do you feel might be the reason behind students’ inability to clear the examination? Well, there may be many but the most crucial one is perhaps “Time Management” and another one is “Lack of Effective Preparation”. So, in this article we will give you a few tips which will help you prepare for IBPS PO Prelims via a super smart approach.

IBPS PO Prelims 2016: Pattern

The pattern of IBPS PO Prelims 2016 is as follows:

Section

Number of questions

Marks

English Language

30 Questions

30 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude

35 Questions

30 Marks

Reasoning Ability

35 Questions

35 Marks 

Do you know what the most appealing point of IBPS PO Prelims is? It is you can switch to any of the sections you want within the allotted time period. It depends on how you complete all the sections within the 1 hour time.

We suggest you some standard time limit which we feel should be allotted to each section:

Section

Time limit which should be given

English Language

15- 18 mins

Reasoning Ability

18-20 mins

Quantitative Aptitude

20- 22 mins

But, again another major concern is “How much time to be allotted to individual topics?”. Well, we also have a solution for this.

Let us go through the topic- wise time allocation:

English Language:

Topics

Time limit which should be given

Cloze test

3 mins

Sentence Improvement

2 mins

Spotting the errors

20- 22 mins

  • Go for the synonyms and Antonyms questions before going for the passage questions.
  • Para Jumbles- Try to find the first and last sentence. It will be relatively easy. Find rest of the sentences as well and try to attempt at least 2 to 3 questions out of the 5 questions asked from this.

English Language is relatively an easy section and you will be easily completely it within 10 minutes if you are that proficient in it.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Topics

Time limit which should be given

Number Series

3 mins

Simplification

3 mins

Quadratic Equation

4 mins

If you had an effective practice session, you will be able to attempt 15 questions in a time span of 10 minutes. After attempting these questions, go for questions of “Data Interpretation” or Miscellaneous questions.

Find out the most difficult one which you feel in the “Data Interpretation” section and attempt them first in this topic. Please note that this observation comes only and only if you have a sound practice.

In the Miscellaneous section, try to attempt the questions from topics like time and work, averages and ratio and proportion first when you are attempting this topic.

Reasoning Ability:

Topics

Time limit which should be given

Blood Relations Ranking and Direction Sense

4 mins

Seating Arrangement and Puzzle

Try to attempt at last after attempting half of the section

Inequality

4 mins

Coding and Decoding

4 mins

Besides these time management tricks, there are a few more tips which can help you create wonders in the examination:

  • Attempt as many as you can, but not all: Focus more on clearing the cut – off marks with minimum negative marking rather than increasing number of attempted questions.
  • Confidence is the ultimate weapon: It is the factor which is going to make you give the best of your performance. Over confidence is harmful but self-confidence is good.
  • Don’t over analyse: Over Analysis will give you nothing but you will end up with an unexpected and bad performance. So, make sure that you don’t overanalyse.

We hope that this article presents you a smart strategy to attempt IBPS PO Prelims 2016. Stay connected for more updates. Good luck!

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IBPS PO/ MT VI Pre- exam 2016: Admit Card Available Now!

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is your will power”

Have you ever noticed the curiosity of the students when they get a new notice about an examination which is round the corner? They get extremely nervous as well as excited to get an idea of what it is. Attention all the IBPS PO aspirants, we have something note- worthy for all the IBPS PO aspirants.


IBPS PO/MT VI Prelims 2016 : Admit Card Released - Download call letter now

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the admit cards on the official website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in for CWE PO/ MT VI. Please note that the last date for downloading the call letter is 8th October 2016. The date of the examination is not decided or finalized yet. But, November or October are expected to be the tentative dates.


IBPS PO/MT VI pre-exam 2016: Download Call letter now

Steps to be followed to download the admit card:

  • Please visit the official website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in
  • Click on the link which says “Download call letter for CWE PO/ MT VI”
  • You can see a new page open in front of you
  • Please enter your registration number and password, DOB ( in the format of dd- mm- yy) at the necessary places
  • Please download the admit card and store it safely

The candidates will be selected based on two subsequent phases of the examination:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

Note: The candidates those who will manage to clear the preliminary examination will only be able to sit for the mains exam.

  • Call letter available for pre-exam training: September 23, 2016
  • Last date for call letter download for pre-exam training: October 8, 2016
  • Pre-exam training: October 3, 2016 to October 8, 2016
  • Call letter/admit card download for preliminary exam: October, 2016
  • Tentative dates of online prelims exam: October 16, 22 and 23, 2016
  • Prelims result: November, 2016
  • Download of call letter/admit card for online mains exam: November, 2016
  • Tentative dates of online mains exam: November 20, 2016
  • Mains result: December, 2016

List of banks participating in IBPS PO 2016:

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • United Bank of India
  • Vijaya Bank.

Stay connected for more updates. We wish you good luck!

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How to crack IBPS PO Prelims 2016 in 30 days

“Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit”

preparation tips for ibps po

Do you feel success is easy to achieve? What is the first answer that comes to your mind? Yes or No? Well, if it is a ‘YES’ we appreciate your confidence and assure you that it will take you a long way. But if it is a ‘NO’, it is high time that you pull yourself up as this attitude is not going to bear you fruits of success. It is rightly said that attitude in the right direction is always necessary along with hard work to succeed. Unless and until you don’t have the right attitude, you won’t be able to succeed in your efforts.

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The IBPS PO Prelims 2016 is round the corner and we anticipate you must be all set for giving your best in the examination. But we give you some of the most incredible tips for preparation within 30 days.

Before going on the tips, let us take a look at the pattern of the examination:

Section

Number of questions

Marks

English Language

30 Questions

30 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude

35 Questions

30 Marks

Reasoning Ability

35 Questions

35 Marks 

Now after we had an idea of the pattern. Let us take a look at the important dates of IBPS PO Prelims 2016:

Significance

Exam Dates

IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card Download Date

23.09 to 08.10.2016

IBPS PO Pre Exam Dates (CWE VI)

16, 22, 23.10.2016

IBPS PO Prelims Result 2016

November 2016

Let us now get ready for a dynamic study plan which will make you prepare the ground for IBPS PO Prelims 2016:

1st week:

In the first week, go through the following important topics from each section. Give proper attention to the areas in which you are weak at but it highly advisable not to waste more time on a particular section.

Reasoning:

  • Machine Input/ Output
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relation

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Number System
  • Fraction
  • Decimal
  • Multiplication
  • Square
  • Square Root
  • Cube
  • Cube Root
  • BODMAS rule

English:

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze test

2nd week:

Try to be a bit more focused in the second week. Given below are the topics from each section which you need to prepare in the 2nd week.
 

Reasoning:

  • Syllogism
  • Series
  • Sitting Arrangement

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Data Interpretation (Profit and loss, Ratio and proportion, Problems on Average, Percentage etc.)
  • Number Series

English:

  • Sentence Correction and editing
  • Para jumbles
  • Paragraph Completion

3rd week:

This week should be of intense focus. Given below are the topics from each section which you need to prepare in the 3rd week.
 

Reasoning:

  • Ranking
  • Direction and Distance
  • Coding-Decoding

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Time Speed and Distance
  • Problems Relating to Trains
  • Simple and Compound Interest

English:

  • Multiple Meanings
  • Spotting errors
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Correction

4th week:

This has to be the week of utmost importance. Given below are the topics from each section which you need to prepare in the 3rd week.
 

Reasoning:

Revise the topics given below:

  • Seating arrangement
  • Series
  • Inequality
  • Blood and Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Machine Input-Output

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Permutation and combination
  • Time and work
  • Probability
  • Revise Simplification and Data Interpretation

English:

  • Reading Comprehension Passage
  • Vocabulary

Some of the useful tips:

  • Strictly adhere to a daily study plan. It will help you to go by a structured approach for preparation.
  • Don’t go for last minute rigorous preparation as it will make you confused and you will end up messed.
  • Don’t overthink about cut- off marks. Go on solving as many questions you can.

We hope that this article will help you to get a perfect study plan for IBPO Prelims 2016 for 30 days. Stay connected for more updates. We wish you good luck!

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Sure shot success Mantra to crack IBPS PO Prelims 2016

“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals”

Sure Success mantra

How do you feel when you watch the topper of a competitive examination interviewed? Do you feel it is their attitude which brings them success? Is it their hard work which pays off? The answer to this question is both of them. It is both the right attitude and right endeavours which lead us to the path of success. It is the attitude to work hard and put sincere efforts in it. You might have often heard people saying “Hard work doesn’t go in vain”. Yes, they are absolutely right. It definitely does. So, our primary motto is to encourage you and make you focused to achieve your goal.

The IBPS PO Prelims 2016 examination is all set to hit the examination centres and all students are curious regarding the conduction of the examination. The pivotal need of the hour is to strictly follow a well-planned strategy and stick to it by all means. The strategy should be a smart one covering all the important areas and not a hectic one which will end up messing you. So, to mend your thoughts and plans in the right direction and to give a perfect shape to your dreams, we present you some of the most helpful strategies to ace IBPS PO Prelims 2016.

IBPS PO Prelims: Pattern

Section

Number of questions

Marks

English Language

30 Questions

30 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude

35 Questions

30 Marks

Reasoning Ability

35 Questions

35 Marks 

IBPS PO Prelims: Cut- off Marks

The cut- off marks (expected) are supposed to be as follows:

Category

Cut- off marks

General

24

Reserved

21

Let us take a look at a few section- wise tips to master in the individual sections:

Reasoning Ability- This section becomes the trickiest of all sections which, in turn, creates a fear in the minds of the students. But if you are sound enough in this section, you will be very well able to master this section. The questions need to read carefully as the questions asked in this section are hardly obvious. They are more of tricky and ambiguous. So, in order to master this section, the only tool is ‘practice’. Continuous practice will make you well equipped with accuracy and will make you comfortable with different types of questions asked. Some of the important topics for preparation from this section are: Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Coding Decoding, Inequality, Machine Coding- Input Output, Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Cause and Effect, Blood Relation, Directions, Syllogism, Puzzles, Linear Seating Arrangement, Two Row Seating Arrangement, Circular Seating Arrangement, Tabular Arrangement, Code Binary Numbers etc.

Quantitative Arrangement: For many students, the only scariest thing about any competitive examination is “Quantitative Aptitude”.          This is also one of the trickiest sections of any examination which consists of numerical and situational based questions. For performing well in this section, brush up your basics first. If you will make your basics strong, you can attempt the questions much faster than anyone else. The next step will be “Rigorous and consistent practice” which will make you comfortable with the questions. Some of the important topics for preparation from this section are: Data Interpretation, Number Series, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Probability, Time and Work, Problems on Age, Speed and Distance and Percentage etc.

English Language: Here comes the “All time scary” subject for most of the banking aspirants’ i.e. English Language section. But trust me, this section can make you score like anything if you are good enough in it. Moreover, this section is highly essential as a banking professional is expected to be proficient enough in his written and spoken English skills. Go through different standard books and sharpen your skills in this section. Some of the important topics for preparation from this section are: Antonyms and Synonyms, Para jumbled/ Sentence Rearrangement, Cloze test, Reading Comprehension, Grammar topics etc.

Sure shot success tips: Become a high- flier

  • Maintain a daily time- table or study routine and adhere to it. Make sure you give enough attention to all the areas and do not skip any section at any cost.
  • Start with the sections which you feel is difficult, strengthen those areas and work on them. However, do not ignore the areas which you feel are easy due to overconfidence. Practising those areas will make you even more efficient in them.
  • Take care of managing time efficiently and judiciously. Invest less time in the sections which you are confident about and spend more time in the sections you are not that confident about.
  • Work your fingers to bone in order to shape the trajectory of your success and make sure the valuable time you have is not squandered.
  • Appear mock tests as it will give you immense confidence to increase your accuracy level.
  • Last but not the least, pull your socks up to hit it! It is you and only you who can drive your dreams to the sky of success. Make sure you get it.

We hope that this article helps you to stay motivated for giving your best in the IBPS PO Prelims 2016. Stay connected for more updates. Good luck!


 

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Expert tips and tricks to crack IBPS PO 2016

“Potential means nothing if you don’t do anything with it.”- Michael Dooley

Expert tips and tricks to crack IBPS PO 2016

I still remember my college days when preparation for any exam was always a “last minute task” for the students. Procrastination was the one of the reasons for this. But, when the examination is round the corner, last minute preparation can be a double edged sword for anyone. The thought of failure used to be like a nightmare and we hardly had an idea of what to start with. In this scenario, a preparation which is smart is more effective than normal preparation. So, we bring you some of the expert tips and tricks which will be helpful for you to prepare for the IBPS PO examination in a short span of time.

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

The preliminary examination consists of three papers worth 100 marks. The total duration of the exam is of 1 hour.

Section

Number of questions

Marks

English Language

30 Questions

30 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude

35 Questions

30 Marks

Reasoning Ability

35 Questions

35 Marks 

The main examination consists of five subjects worth 200 marks. The total duration is of 2 hours.

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

Reasoning

50 Questions

 50 Marks

English

40 Questions

40 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude

50 Questions

50 Marks

General Awareness

40 Questions

40 Marks

Computer Knowledge

20 Questions

20 Marks

The cut off marks (expected) for each category will be as follows:

Category

Cut- off marks

General

24

Reserved

21

Let us take a look at some of the incredible tips for IBPS PO 2016 preparation:

Work for your goals: Your target must be “To crack IBPS PO” and nothing less than that. Look at the entire pattern and make a study plan. Prepare the study plan by dividing different subjects in different time slots and make sure you go through every important topic without missing any of them.

Attempt mock tests repeatedly: As we all know that practice makes a man perfect,, practice will makes you go a long way. These mock tests will also help you getting a track of the type of questions asked and the changing pattern.

A break a day keeps stress away: Constant study without break will make you stressed out. When you prepare for the examination, give yourself a day break which will help you. Breaks revitalize your preparation and make you even more focused.

Let motivation make you go the extra mile: Go for some good motivational books and make a habit of reading them. These books will enhance your values in education as well as in other fields and will make you a good learner indeed.

Do not take it easy either: Do not take it easy as if it is a “child’s play”. Work hard to be counted among one of the best officers of IBPS which will make your family and friends happy and proud.

Pomodoro- A blessing in disguise: Use the IBPS Pomodoro technique and break the entire study time into phases of 30 mins. Study for 20/ 25 mins and take a 5/ 10 mins break. After 4- 5 Pomodoros, take a 15- 20 mins break and resume.

Revision- The perfect tool to wing it: Revision will help you stay in touch with the topics which will make you extremely handy. This will also help you intensify your speed and accuracy level.

Confidence- The greatest of all weapons: Be confident and believe in yourself. This is only thing which can drive you and make you “extraordinary from ordinary”.

It is you and only you who can set yourself apart from others. You need to set your priorities and endeavours and work accordingly. Stay connected for more updates. Good luck!

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