IPPB Prelims 2017: Cut-offs and Exam Analysis

The IPPB Officer Prelims exam was conducted over two days on Jan 7th & 8th 2017. Most students found the paper on the easier side compare to some of the officer level exams held last year. With just 650 vacancies and several lakh applicants, along with an easy to moderate paper, one can expect the cut-offs to go high. Here is a brief analysis of the overall paper and the expected cut-offs.

English Language
There were questions only from three broad topics and this section was Easy to moderate.

Reading Comprehension 10Q
Cloze Test 10Q
Spotting Error 10Q


This section was Easy and covered very similar topics to what is covered in several other bank exams.

Analytical Reasoning Sets 15Q
Syllogism 4Q
Input Output 5Q
Inequalities 3Q
Blood Relations 3Q
Miscellaneous 5Q


Quantitative Aptitude
This section could be termed Easy-moderate on the exam. There were no real surprises in terms of question types or level of difficulty.

Series 5Q
Approximation 5Q
Quadratic Equations 5Q
DI 10Q
Miscellaneous Word Problems 10Q


Expected Cut-Offs
Note: These are only estimated cut-offs & actual cut-offs may vary.

Section Cut-Offs
English Language 8.5 (+/-1)
Reasoning 10 (+/-1)
Quantitative Aptitude 9 (+/-1)
Total 68 (+/-3)


We hope you all had a good exam.


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