IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam conducts in total 4 slots [ 8 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm ].
Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2016 : [ Exam Time – 60 minutes ]
Day 3 – 1st Shift Analysis ( 3rd December) : 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
English Language : (Easy to Moderate)
Reading Comprehension – 10 Questions ( Story based – Based on the story of a king to find the culprit)
Antonym and Synonym asked : Shaky, carelessness, uncovered, investigate
Passage Title : Who’s the Culprit
Idiom asked : “All ears” – listening carefully
Cloze Test – 10 Questions ( Two brother going to forest in dark night )
Spotting Errors – 10 Questions (Moderate)
Note : No Parajumble was asked.
Passage asked :
One day Shepherd went to the court and complained at the king that “my neighbor is very negligent fellow, he didn’t care about his wall though it is weak, one of the walls was fell down and one my sheep’s died”.
Veera, one of the courtiers interrupted and said “My Lord the story narrated by Shepherd is half only need further investigation to know the truth. Now the next the neighbors turn and said ” It is not my fault,ask the builder who built this. Now builders turn “My Lord this is not my mistake even, mistake done by the labour who mixed more water than I suggested”, and now Labour “My Lord, the shopkeeper has given big container and less quality cement, so it’s not my fault even”. And Now the Shepherd is the culprit guy as he only the shopkeeper.
The kings final words “Your sheep died just because of your carelessness”. The Shepherd feeling ashamed and went away.
Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate)
Inequality – 5 Questions (easy)
Linear Arrangement 8 people facing North – 5 Questions
Linear Arrangement 8 people – Two parallel rows ( 4-4 in each row) – 5 Questions ( Moderate )
Circular Arrangement 8 people facing Center – 5 Questions
Alphabetical Series – 5 Questions
Miscellaneous – 5 Questions ( Blood Relation,word formation..etc)
Note : No Syllogism was asked.
Q. 9768234 arrange in descending order from left to right. Find the difference between 3rd from left and 4th from right.
Linear Arrangement asked :
8 people – G,H,I,T,U,Q,R,S seating in straight line facing North.
Only 3 people are sitting to the left of T. Two people sits between T and H.
There are more than two people between T and U. G and I are sitting together, neither G nor I is Neighbor of T.
I is not sitting at any extreme end. R is second to left of U. S is not Neighbour of I.
Linear Arrangement asked ( Parallel Rows) :
8 Persons sitting in two parallel Rows. M,N,O,P Facing North and A,B,C,D Facing South respectively.
M faces immediate neighbor of A.B sits second to the left of A.
C sits at one of position of left to the one who faces O.
P sits second to the right of M. N sits at one of the position of left to O.
Quantitative Aptitude (Easy – Moderate)
Number Series – 5 Questions (easy)
Simplification/Approximation –15 Questions (easy)
Data Interpretation (1 Sets) – 5 Questions [ Tabular DI – Buisness of 5 companies in 5 days from Monday to Thursday]
Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions (Moderate) Age, Probability, Partnership, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Time & Work, etc.
Q. A boat travel 10.2 km in 36 min. speed of stream is 2 kmph. find downstream speed of boat in 2 hr.
Number series asked in 1st shift :
7, 20, 46, 85, ? , 202 = 137
4, 13 , 40 , 121, ? , 1093 = 364
17 , 18 , 14 , 23, 7, ? = 32
2180 , 2179, 2152 , 2027, ? = 1684
6 , 10, 19, 32 , 48, ? = 66
1 ) +13….+26….+39….+52…+65 ( Table of 13 )
2 ) +9….+27….+81…..+243
3 ) +1….-4….+9…..-16….+25
4 ) -1….-27….-125…..-343…..-729 ( cube of 1,3,5,7 )
5 ) +4……..+9……..+13……+16……+18
Good Attempts : 70-75
Note : IBPS Clerk Prelims cut off will be State-wise as per vacancies published by IBPS.
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