Finally, you are all done with IBPS-PO 2016 PRELIMS exam. Many of you have performed well & are confident to qualify for the MAINS. While some of you are in a dilemma, "Whether you will qualify for the MAINS or not?"

Don’t waste your time worrying about the result. Rather review the expected cut-off for IBPS-PO Prelims 2016 and accodingly move ahead. Someone has rightly said:-

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear for failure.”

IBPS-PO 2016 is scheduled in the month of November. This a very crucial time for the candidates who have appeared in IBPS-PO Prelims 2016.

In this article, we will acquaint you with the most important questions expected in IBPS-PO Mains.

 

IBPS-PO Mains exam pattern is as follows:

The exam pattern has completely changed for IBPS-PO Mains from last year with the introduction of sectional time limits.

S.NO.

Sections

No. of questions

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted to each section

1

Reasoning

50

50

40 minutes

2

English Language

40

40

30 minutes

3

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

40 minutes

4

General Awareness(with special reference to banking sector)

40

40

20 minutes

5

Computer

Knowledge

20

20

10 minutes

 

Total

200

200

140 minutes

 

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Subject-Wise Most Important topics for IBPS-PO Mains 2016

Quantitative Aptitude:

Here’s a list of most important topics along with expected no. of questions:

Important Topics

Expected No. Of Questions

Data Interpretation- Pie chart

5

Data Interpretation- Tabular

5

Data Interpretation- Line

5

Data Interpretation- Caselets

5

Number series (Finding Wrong nos.)

5

Data Sufficiency

6-7

Miscellaneous (CI,SI, Partnership, Mixture & Allegation, Speed, Time & Distance, Mensuration, P&L etc.)

20

 

Suggested Order of attempt:

As we all know much of this section comprises of DI and Miscellaneous questions, we have to be very quick in solving this section. This section is usually difficult.

  • Data interpretation will be lengthy and time consuming. Out of 4 sets, you will easily manage to solve 2 sets quickly with these time saving tips for data interpretation questions.
  • Then solve data sufficiency questions as they are usually easy & less time-consuming.
  • Then solve no. series (2-3 will be easy). In the end attempt miscellaneous questions only on the topics with which you are comfortable. Don’t waste much time on tricky questions.

 

English Language:

The most important topics of English Language are listed below along with their expected no. of questions:

Important Topics

Expected No. Of Questions

Reading Comprehension (2 passages)

20

Cloze test

5

Para-jumbles

5

Sentence Improvement

5

Spotting error

5

 

Suggested Order of Attempt:

  • Error spotting, cloze test & sentence improvements are usually easy and must be attempted first. They will help to clear the sectional cut-off.
  • Para-jumble is going to be very tricky. Try to find first and last sentence quickly.
  • Reading comprehension will be lengthy. Don’t spend much time on reading. Instead first read the questions and then skim through the passage to find their answers.

Must Read: Tricks to solve reading comprehensions in little time.

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Logical Reasoning:

Here’s a list of important questions expected in Logical Reasoning section:

Important Topics

Expected No. Of questions

Circular Sitting arrangement (Blood relation + inside outside)

5

Linear sitting arrangement ( Double rows North-South facing)

5

Puzzles (2 sets)

10

Input-Output

5

Logical reasoning

10

Data sufficiency

5

Syllogism

5

Assumption, Conclusion, Possible cause etc.

5-10

 

Suggested Order of Attempt:

This section is usually very tough and time consuming. It is full of puzzles and sitting arrangement.

  • First of all try to clear the sectional cut-off of this section.
  • Start with logical reasoning and syllogism and then proceed with puzzles and sitting arrangement.
  • Don’t spend too much on a single question.

 

General Awareness:

Important topics included in general awareness section are as follows:

Important topics

Banking & Financial Awareness

Current Affairs for last 6 months

Few questions on static G.K

 

Computer Knowledge:

Here’s a list of expected topics in “Computer Knowledge Section”:

Important Topics

MS Office- Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Computer Shortcuts

Internet

Fundamentals of computers

Input-Output devices

This is the easiest section in IBPS-PO Mains. You can maximize your score by attempting this section well.

We hope now you have a fair idea of what is expected in IBPS-PO Mains exam. Don’t worry about Pre exams result and start preparing for the MAINS as hardly a month is left.

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