IBPS PO Prelims 2017 – Expected Section wise Question Pattern & Time Allocation Tips

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 – Expected Section wise Question Pattern & Time Allocation Tips:

Dear Readers, IBPS PO is one of the aspiring examinations for all those who are preparing for Banking. IBPS PO Prelims Examination was scheduled 7th October onwards. We hope you people are preparing and practising well.

Proper time management is required to succeed the Preliminary examination and for that you should be very clear about the Question pattern of IBPS PO Prelims, it will help you to manage your time firmly. What type of Questions will be asked in the IBPS PO Prelims?

Before going into the Expected Section wise Question Pattern, let’s see a glance about the default IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern.

IBPS PO Preliminary examination consists of three sections, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. 35 Questions will be asked from Quantitative Aptitude, 35 Questions from Reasoning Ability and 30 Questions from English Language. Total 100 Questions, 100 Marks within a composite time of 60 minutes.

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English and Hindi Composite time of 1 hour
Reasoning Ability 35 35 English and Hindi
English Language 30 30 English
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Expected Section wise Question Pattern and Time Allocations Tips:

Quantitative Aptitude:

First let us start from, Quantitative Aptitude, here 10 questions will be asked from Data Interpretation (preferably Table and Line graph problems), 5 Questions in Quadratic Equations, 5 Questions from Number Series (Missing number), 5 Questions from Simplification/Approximation and 10 Questions from Application Sums. In Application Sums we can expect questions from Profit and Loss, Pipes and Cisterns, SI-CI, Mensuration, Train Problems, Time and Work, Ratio, Average, Boats and Streams, ages etc.

Topics No. of Questions Time Allocations (25min)
Data Interpretation (2 Sets) 10 7 mins
Quadratic Equations 5 4 mins
Number Series (Missing Number) 5 5 mins
Simplification/Approximation 5 4 mins
Application Sums 10 5 mins (Selected sums only)

Note: **Maximum number of attempt is not important, attempting questions with 100% accuracy is needed to crack the Prelims exam, the above given time allocation is just for your reference, it can vary based on your stronger and weaker zone.

Important Study Materials on Quantitative 

Reasoning Ability:

Seating Arrangements and Puzzles will play a vital role in Reasoning section, seating arrangements – 10/5 Questions (Linear or Circular, both or any one type), Puzzles- 5/10 Questions (Floor Based, Ranking and Order Based -Birth date, both or any one type), 5 Questions from Equality-Inequality, 5 Questions may be asked from Either Syllogism or RC Based Puzzles, 10 Questions will be asked from Miscellaneous topics such as Direction, Ranking, Coding decoding, Blood Relations, Order & Arrangements, Data Sufficiency etc.

 

Topics No. of Questions Time Allocations (20min)
Seating Arrangements

1. Linear (8 People facing North/South )

2. Circular (8 People facing In/Out)

We can expected both type or any one from this.

10/5 7 mins (2 seating)
Puzzles

1. Floor Based

2. Ranking and Order Based (Birth date)

5/10 4 mins
Inequality 5 3 mins
Syllogism / RC based Puzzles 5 4 mins
Miscellaneous 10 2 mins (selected only)

Note: **

Important Study Materials on Reasoning Ability:

English Language:

In English Language Section, 10 questions will be from Reading Comprehension, 10 Questions will be from New Pattern Cloze Test, and 10 Questions from Error Spotting or Sentence Improvement. Another Possible Pattern: English Section, 8 Questions from RC, 7 Questions from New Pattern Cloze Test, and 5 Questions from Jumbled Sentence and 10 Questions from Error Spotting or Sentence Improvement.

Topic No. of Questions Time Allocations (15min)
Reading Comprehension 10 7 mins
Cloze Test 10 5 mins
Error Spotting/ Sentence Improvement 10 3 mins

(or)

Topic No. of Questions Time Allocations (15min)
Reading Comprehension 8 5 mins
Cloze Test 7 4 mins
Jumbled Sentence 5 3 mins
Error Spotting/ Sentence Improvement 10 3 mins

Note: **

Important Study Materials on English Language:

The above given Expected Section wise Question Pattern was framed by our expert team based on the Previous year examination, there may be some slight changes in the exam pattern.

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