23rd Oct IBPS PO Prelims Exam Answer Key – Exam analysis review & cutoff sectional

The Institute of banking personnel selection (IBPS) previously released an official notification for COMMON RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES IN PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS (CWE PO/MT-VI). Online Applications were invited from the eligible candidates who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations  as a Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre.  The selection of the candidates will be based on written examination and interview.   The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank.  Heaps of Candidates applied in response of this notification.  IBPS has conducted the preliminary examination for recruitment of probationary officer on 16/10/2016, 22/10/2016 and 23/10/2016.

And now as the exam have been conducted successfully all the candidates starts seeking for the Answer key so that they can evaluate their scores.  All the candidates are hereby informed that within a week the answer key is going to be revealed in the official site of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in.  Candidates can check their answer keys by visiting our web page too. We will provide you the direct link for that.  Keep connected with us.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam analysis review & cutoff sectional

The  Online Preliminary Examination  of IBPS PO 2016 was conducted on various dates of 16th Oct, 22nd Oct and 23rd Oct 2016. Lakhs of candidates appeared for this examination.  The exam is being conducted in 4 slots – 9 am – 10 am, 11.30 am – 12.30 pm, 2 pm – 3 pm, 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm.  There were three sections comprise this 100 mark exam which included quantitative aptitude ( 35 questions), English language (30 questions) and reasoning ability (35 questions).

The level of questions in this section was moderate to difficult. Number series, approximation (calculation based), data interpretation and quadratic equations were some of the prominent topics .”  Apart from that, a total of around 10 questions were there topics of arithmetic such as mixture allegation, average, profit and loss, problems on ages, boats & stream, compound interest / simple interest, time and work.

English language

In the English Language, students have found the section a little tricky. The main focus was on reading comprehension, cloze test, sentence error spotting and sentence rearrangement (parajumbles).

Reasoning ability

The questions in reasoning section presented moderate difficulty level. However, some lengthy questions were difficult. Syllogisms, mathematical inequalities, puzzle test, seating arrangement, blood relations, direction sense test have been the major topics apart from some miscellaneous ones.  Around 18 to 20 can be considered a fair number of question attempts.

IBPS PO 2016 Prelims Exam Pattern

Subjects Total No of questions Total marks Duration
English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


Expected cut-off score (category-wise)

General: 40+

OBC: Around 35

SC: Between 27 and 32

ST: Around 20

The aspirants who will qualify the Preliminary Examination of IBPS PO by securing the desired cutoff will be called to appear for the Mains Examination of IBPS PO.

How to Download IBPS PO Preliminary Examination Answer Key 2016

  • Go to the official Website at www.ibps.in .
  • Click on the IBPS PO Pre Answer key /Solutions Corner.
  • Click on the PDF link to Download The Solutions.
  • Save the Solution for further use.

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