IBPS PO Mains 20th November 2016 Exam Analysis – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted Probationary Officer (PO) / Management Trainee (MT) CWE VI 2016 Main Exam on 20th of November, 2016. Only those candidates could appear for mains who had qualified for mains on the basis of pre exam result. Now that the exam has concluded, we have compiled a detailed IBPS PO Mains 20th November 2016 Exam Analysis. This consists of views on difficulty level, expected cut off, and types of questions asked in IBPS PO. Overall this is helpful for all those who appeared for IBPS PO Main on 20 Nov 2016 and are waiting for result of IBPS PO. Go through complete IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2016 Mains here.

Admit card of IBPS PO 2016 for Supplementary Main Exam has been released on 22 Nov 2016.

IBPS PO Mains 2016 : Exam Analysis – 20 Nov 2016

Hello Guys,


Just one more step to become “Probationary Officer / Management Trainee” by clearing main recruitment exam conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

As you all know that this year the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted the Main Examination, for the recruitment of Probationary Officers / Management Trainee across the country on 20 Nov, 2016.

  • There were 5 sections in IBPS PO mains exam namely English, Reasoning ,Computer awareness, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • This year the paper was of Difficult level.
  • There were 4 seating arrangements and puzzles in reasoning.
  • There were 200 questions, which had to be answered in 140 minutes.

IBPS PO 2016 Main Expected Cut Off

Expected Cut Off: IBPS PO Main 2016 Cut Off Expected As Per Analysis

Section Max Marks Cut Off – General Cut Off – SC / OBC Cut Off – ST / PWD
Reasoning – 2016 expected cut off 50 13 10 6
2015 Cut Off for Reasoning 50 10.00 07.25 03.00
English language – 2016 expected cut off 40 14 12 8
2015 Cut Off for English language 40 12.50 09.50 05.25
Computer knowledge – 2016 expected cut off 20 14 13 10
2015 Cut Off for Computer knowledge 20 12.25 11.00 08.75
General awareness – 2016 expected cut off 40 16 13 8
2015 Cut Off for General awareness 40 13.75 10.25 05.00
Quantitative aptitude – 2016 expected cut off 50 17 14 8
2015 Cut Off for Quantitative aptitude 50 11.00 08.75 05.25

Note:- “2016 expected cut off” are estimated figures, as per exam analysis. Actual cut off for IBPS PO Main 2016 will be decision of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

IBPS PO Main Exam Analysis – Section Wise

Now, let’s have a look at section wise IBPS PO Mains Analysis.

English Language ( Moderate – Difficult )

First start with the English Language Section:

The level of English was difficult as compared to previous year. Along with Sentence Fillers, there were two reading comprehensions.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 15 Moderate
Sentence fillers 5 Moderate to Difficult
Para-Jumbled ( odd one types ) 5 Moderate to Difficult
Errors 5 Easy to Moderate
Words replacement 5 Easy to Moderate
Antonym/synonym 5 Moderate to Difficult
Total 40 Difficult

Computer Awareness ( Easy )

Computer Awareness was quite easy. Almost all the questions were asked from history of computer and generations. It was seemed that this section comprised of easy questions and tested the elementary knowledge of computers.

Reasoning Ability ( Moderate – Difficult )

Topic No. of Questions Level
Syllogism 5 Difficult
Sitting Arrangement

(Circular and Linear)

10 Difficult
Puzzles 10 Difficult
Coding-decoding 5 Difficult
Logical 10 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 Difficult
Miscellaneous ( Ranking, Direction Sense ) 5 Difficult
Total 50 Difficult

General Awareness ( Moderate )

General Awareness part of the paper was moderate. This section was quite easy for those candidates who knew banking terms. Mostly questions were asked from Capsule. This section saw a mix of questions from Current Affairs and Banking. Some questions were also from Static Part.

Quantitative Aptitude ( Difficult )

Topic No. of Questions Level
Series 5 Moderate
Inequalities 5 Difficult
Approximation 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 20 Moderate to Difficult
Miscellaneous (SI, CI, Speed & Time, Profit And Loss, Time And Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio Etc.) 15 Moderate to Difficult
Total 50 Moderate to Difficult

Overall Sectional Analysis

Contributors:- Priyanka Monga

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