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IBPS CWE Specialist Officer-V 2016 Exam Analysis

IBPS CWE SO-V 2016 Exam Analysis –>

Overview:  IBPS has successfully conducted the On-line Examination for the recruitment of Specialist Officer Post across the country on 14th of February 2016. Lakhs of candidates were successfully attended this examination at various examination centres in India. The Online Examination was conducted in two slots in a day i.e. total of 2 sessions.

IBPS SO Exam section-wise Analysis:

The IBPS SO Exam 2016 consisted of 200 questions, to be solved in 120 minutes (2 hours). The total time is 2 hours, so clearly speed, accuracy and planning were needed to do well in the exam. The Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & Professional Knowledge sections consists of 50 questions in each section Each question has 5 options. The Exam also comprised of negative marking i.e., for every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks would be deducted.

English Language –>

English Paper which is the most scoring part and deciding paper appeared to be little-bit difficult. Questions appeared from Reading Comprehension; fill up the blanks, Para jumbles, cloze test, and errors part.

Topic Morning Shift (Slot-I) Afternoon Shift (Slot-II)
  No. of Questions Level of Difficulty No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension 10 (Based on Oil Industry) Difficult 10 Difficult
Cloze Test 10 (Based on Technology Innovation) Easy 10 Easy
Fillers (Doubles) 5 Moderate 5 Moderate
Para-Jumbled 5 Easy 5 Easy
Errors 10 Moderate to Difficult 10 Moderate to Difficult
Phrase Correction 10 Moderate 10 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate but Calculative) –>

Quantitative Aptitude part appeared to be calculative as compared to other sections. This paper killed the aspirant’s patience with lengthy and tricky questions. This is the most time consuming section for the students.

Topic Morning Shift (Slot-I) Afternoon Shift (Slot-II)
No. of Questions Level of Difficulty No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Series 5 (Missing Number) Moderate 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate 15 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous (SI, CI, Ratio, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio, etc.) 15 Moderate 15 Moderate

Reasoning Ability –>

The reasoning section seems to be easy in both the slots.

Topic Morning Shift (Slot-I) Afternoon Shift (Slot-II)
No. of Questions Level of Difficulty No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Syllogism 5 Moderate 5 Moderate
Puzzle 20 Easy 20 Easy
Inequality 5 Easy 5 Easy
Data Sufficiency 3 Easy 3 Easy
Coding – Decoding 5 Easy 5 Easy
Input Output 5 Moderate 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Ranking, Direction Sense, Alphabet & Numeric, etc.) 2 Easy 2 Easy
Critical Reasoning (Probable reason, Weak Argument, etc.) 5 Moderate 5 Moderate

Professional Knowledge –>

Most of the Questions were covered from DBMS, Networking and Software Engineering, OSI model and UNIX. Other topics from which questions were asked are – Data structure, Programming Language, Operating System.

  • Operating System
  • Database Management
  • Data Structures
  • Software Engineering
  • Basics of Java
  • Basics of Linux
  • Computer Network (OSI Model)
  • UNIX

IBPS SO Overall Exam Analysis:

After going through the analysis of both the slots, we clearly saw that paper level in both the exams were moderate. The overall exam was moderate. The Reasoning section was bit easy compared to other. Mathematics section was again moderate and calculative and is the most time consuming section among all. The section of English Language was little bit difficult in difficulty level.

Section Total No. of Questions Maximum Marks Paper Difficulty Level Good attempts
Reasoning 50 50 Moderate 33-37
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 Moderate 30-34
English Language 50 25 Moderate 30-33
Professional Knowledge 50 75 Moderate-Difficult 30-34
Total 200 200 Over all paper can be rated as moderate 123-138

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