IBPS PO IV Paper Analysis 2014 By TSA

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted Online Examination, for the recruitment of Probationary Officer, across the country on October 11, 2014. Here to facilitate the Banking aspirants, we bring to them the IBPS PO Paper analysis 2014.
There were 200 questions in the paper and the paper was divided into 5 sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language and Computer Knowledge.
Each question had 5 options. There was negative marking of one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question for all the sections.
The details of the individual sections are given below: 
Section Total Ques Max. Marks Level of Difficulty Good Attempts Good Score Approx Time Taken (In min)
Reasoning 50 50 Difficult 12 – 17 15-17 30
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 Difficult 11 – 16 15-18 30
General Awareness 40 40 Moderate 17 – 21 17-19 20
English Language 40 40 Moderate 17 – 21 17-19 30
Computer Knowledge 20 20 Moderate 13 – 16 12-19 10
Total 200 200
A good overall score would be around 75-76.

Sectional Analysis of IBPS PO Exam 2014

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level – Moderate to Difficult
Good Attempt: 11-16
Topic Number of Questions (Approx)
Profit Loss,  Time, Speed & Distance, Mixture, Trains, Age, Geometry, Percentages 15
Series 5
Data Interpretation 20
Quadratic Equations 5
Data Sufficiency 5


Difficulty- Moderate to Difficult
Good Attempt: 11-16
Topic Number of Questions
Syllogisms 5
Seating Arrangement 15
Data Sufficiency 5
Coding-Decoding 5
Puzzles 5
Assumptions 5
Logical Reasoning 15 – 20

English Language:

Difficult Level: Moderate
Good Attempt: 17-21
Topic Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 20
Sentence Correction or Spot the error 5
Para Jumble 5
Cloze Test 10
  1. Cloze Test on EBOLA Virus
  2. Two Economy based passages
  3. Para Jumbles – India – China Economy related
  4. 5 questions on Error, which were moderate
  5. 7 Sentence Arrangement
  6. Editorial-based question

Computer Knowledge:

Difficulty Level:  Easy to Moderate
Good Attempt: 13-16
Main areas Covered 
  • Windows
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Networking, Basic Hardware and Software
  • DBMS

General Awareness:

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Good Attempt:17-21
The questions were covered from the following areas
  • General Awareness – 0 – 5
  • Banking Awareness – 10
  • Current Affairs – 15
  • History – 3
Memory based General Awareness Questions
1. Jandhan Yojana main objective – Financial Inclusion
2. One question on KYC
3. India’s International Bank Tag Line for which bank- BOB
4. One question on Cheque Truncation System
5. One question on Pehla kadam pehli Udan- two new savings bank products for children above 10 years launched by Arundhati Bhattacharya
6. Author of Curtain Raiser- Kandathil Sebastian
7. Capital of Arunachal Pradesh- Guwahati (Judiciary), Itanagar
8. Who is donald dusk? Father of atomic
9. L in LAF Stands for- Liquidity Adjustment Facility
10. S in RTGS Stands for- Real Time Gross Settlement
11. Name the person who made ganesh puja public affairs
12. BKS Iyenger got which award- Padma Vibhushan
13. One question on Unclaimed PPF committee
14. In how many languages RBI prints currency- 15 Languages
15. One question from Mutual Funds
17. Serena Williams related to which sport- Tennis
18. Music director of Mile Sur Mera Tumhara- Ashok Patki
19. Rupay Card launched by- National Payments 20.Corporation of India (NPCI)
20. What is ‘S’ in RTGS- Settlement
21. Currency of Spain- Euro
22. Jan Dhan yojna is a type of scheme- Financial
23. ADR full form- American depositary receipt
24. What is ‘S’ in RTGS- Settlement
25. Who is the head of Committee related with Unclaimed funds of PPF – HR khan
26. BKS Iyengar was awarded with – Padma Vibhushan
27. India’s International Bank Tag Line for which bank- Bank of Baroda
28. Rupay Card launched by- National PaymentsCorporation of India (NPCI)
29. Serena Williams related to which sport- Lawn Tennis
30. Pehla kadam pehli Udan saving account for childrens above 10 years launched by which bank-

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