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Pitch Report - IBPS PO V Mains 2015

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Here is a Preview or as we know it "Pitch Report" of IBPS PO V Mains Examination which will be held on 31st of October, 2015.

Exam Pattern:

Test Name
Number of Questions
Total Marks
Quantitative Aptitude
General Awareness with Special Reference to the Banking Industry
Computer Knowledge

Is there any sectional cut-off?
Yes, you need to pass in each objective test.

Is there any negative marking?
Yes. A 0.25 mark will be deducted.


Reasoning is expected to be Moderately above or exactly IBPS PO Level. So expect questions which are bit confusing and tricky at times. The Seating Arrangements and Puzzles are expected to be Confusing and Moderately above the level of other questions. So make sure you are preparing a lot of Seating Arrangements and Puzzles. On the other hand, Syllogism is expected to be of Good Level. So make sure you are familiar with all kinds of Syllogism problems. Other chapters, especially Blood Relation, Inequalities, Input-Output, and Coding Decoding are important. Statement and Course of Action, Inference and Data Sufficiency is also crucial for this exam. Speed is the key to score maximum, however, how much you are familiar with the problems takes you a step ahead. So practicing all kinds of problems from the chapters will help you to give your best very easily.


IBPS PO English have always been Moderate. So expect the English test to be moderate to slightly above moderate. Proper grammar knowledge will help you fetch a lot of marks. On the other hand, you need to make sure you score maximum from Comprehension. A lot of student tend to skip Comprehension as well as Sentence Rearrangements. Well, its a strict No-No Strategy and we will never recommend it. Comprehension and Sentence Rearrangements can fetch you a lot of marks. So try to attempt them. Good Vocabulary and Sense of Grammar will help you to ace the Cloze Test. Last but not the least, don't be afraid of English. Take it as a normal language, its not very hard as it seems to many. Fill in the blanks are expected to be easy to moderate, so make sure you do practice.

Quantitative Aptitude:

The quantitative aptitude test is expected to be moderate to calculative. The questions are expected to be lengthy, calculative and may be some of them bit confusing. Proper speed and time management will easily smooth things up. Data Interpretation along with the missing data variant is expected to be calculative but not very hard. On the other hand, Quadratic Equation, Simple & Compound Interest, Average, Probability, Number Series, Percentage, Profit & Loss and all the basic chapters are expected to be slightly above moderate level. Practice and practice a lot of problems. Time management is the key to success in Quantitative Aptitude.

General Awareness:

General Awareness is expected to be moderate to above moderate. Banking Awareness along with News related to RBI, Banking and Industry is very important. On the other hand, stadiums, places and landmarks are important elements of Stock GK. Current Affairs questions which we have already provided, needs to be practiced properly. No need to stress yourself by studying 6-7 months of current affairs. News which were Important in last 2-3 months are likely to appear. On the other side, you have current news which are 20-25 days old, you need to make sure you don’t miss out any current news (News which are 1 month or less old). Study the general awareness materials we have provided and you will definitely score a lot.

Computer Knowledge:

Although the Computer Knowledge test will only have 20 marks, but the standard will definitely be higher than other exams. So make sure you study the basics to moderate level of questions and prepare a lot of acronyms.  Focus on the topics such as Hardware & Software, Networking, Peripherals, Operating Systems and Acronyms related to Hardware, Networking and Internet.

Over all the examination is expected to be Moderate or Slightly Above Moderate. Time Management will play crucial role. No need to stress yourself over “good attempt” or “safe attempt”. Just go for it and give your best shot ever.

All the best. May the Force be With You.


Team ExamPundit


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