IBPS PO Prelims 2016 First Shift Exam Analysis – 23rd October

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 First Shift Exam Analysis - 23rd October

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Exam conducts in total  4 slots [ 9 am, 11.30 am, 2 pm, 4.30 pm ].

Below is the First Shift Detailed Analysis along with sectional and overall expected cut off.


1st Shift Analysis ( 23rd October) :



English Language (Moderate)

  1.  Reading Comprehension – 5 Questions (difficult) based on Economy

  2.  Cloze Test – 10 Questions ( digital education and silicon valley )

  3.  Spotting Errors – 10 Questions (easy)

  4.  Parajumbles – 5 Questions  ( road condition in Phillipines )

 No Antonyms and Synonyms was asked.


 Cloze Test asked 1st shift :

It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture,” observed Thomas Edison in 1913, predicting that books would soon be obsolete in the classroom. In fact the motion picture has had little effect on education. The same, until recently, was true of computers. Ever since the 1970s Silicon Valley’s visionaries have been claiming that their industry would change the schoolroom as radically as the office—and they have sold a lot of technology to schools on the back of that. Children use computers to do research, type essays and cheat. But the core of the system has changed little since the Middle Ages: a “sage on a stage” teacher spouting “lessons” to rows of students. Tom Brown and Huckleberry Finn would recognise it in an instant—and shudder.

Now at last a revolution is under way. At its heart is the idea of moving from “one-size-fits-all” education to a more personalised approach, with technology allowing each child to be taught at a different speed, in some cases by adaptive computer programs, in others by “superstar” lecturers of one sort or another, while the job of classroom teachers moves from orator to coach: giving individual attention to children identified by the gizmos as needing targeted help. In theory the classroom will be “flipped”, so that more basic information is supplied at home via screens, while class time is spent embedding, refining and testing that knowledge (in the same way that homework does now, but more effectively). The promise is of better teaching for millions of children at lower cost—but only if politicians and teachers embrace it.


Parajumble asked in 1st shift :

AT SIX o’clock on a Thursday evening the most important road in Manila, known as EDSA, has become a car park. Five lanes heading north and five heading south are clogged with cars and buses, many of them pointlessly honking their horns. “Traffic in Manila is not ordinary”, says a taxi driver, wearily. He means that it is extreme, not that it is rare.

When people meet in Manila, they talk about traffic. “It rules everything”, says Julia Nebrija, a cycling advocate. Some stories are funny, like the one about the transport official, Francis Tolentino, who missed a live TV interview because he was stuck on EDSA, or the one about the archbishop who was so fed up with one jam that he got out of his car and started directing traffic. Business people tell more worrying tales. As commutes grow longer, productivity is suffering, says Jaime Ysmael of the Ayala Corporation, a conglomerate.

Filipinos will vote for a new president in May, and the candidates are trying to blame each other for the parlous state of Manila’s roads and public transport. The very fact that one of them, Manuel Roxas, used to be transport secretary was held against him in a televised debate on February 21st. The candidates tout diverse plans, from building more roads to increasing taxes on second cars to moving government offices out of the metropolis. Such is the level of angst that anybody who cracks Manila traffic would have a good shot at the top job. Even with a perfect transport plan, Manila would probably have a problem.


Quantitative Aptitude (Level –Moderate)

  1. Number Series – 5 Questions (moderate)

  2.  Approximation – 5 Questions

  3. Data Interpretation (2 Sets) – 10 Questions  [ Line Graph and Tabular DI Calculative]

  4. Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions

  5. Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions


Series question asked :

  1. 7, 14, 30, 56, 93, ? = 142

  2. 6, 4, 3, 5.5, 10, ? = 26

  3. 13, 17, 33, 97, ?, 1377 = 353

  4. 108, 115, 104, 117, 100, ? = 119

  5. 16, 17, 36, 111, ? = 448

  6. 23,39,32,48,41,? = 57

  7.  11, 13, 20, 48, 111, ? = 237


Solutions :

1)   +7… +16… , 26….. 37….56

difference  9….10….11…12


2) 6 x 0.5+1 , 4 x 1 -1, 3 x 1.5 + 1,  5.5 x 2 – 1

3) difference : 4…16….64…256

4) Alternate difference of  -4

5) 16 x 1+1, 17 x 2+2, 36 x 3+3, 111 x 4+4

6) +16….. -7….+16….. -7…..+16..

7) difference  2……7……..28……63…….126




Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate) 

  1. Syllogism – 5 Questions

  2. Inequality – 5 Questions   

  3. Sitting Arrangement (Circular) All people facing the center with some parameters– 5 Questions

  4.  Linear Arrangement 8 person (North South) – 5 Questions

  5.  Puzzle – 3 Questions (Thicker Thinner comparison)

  6. Puzzle – 5 Question ( Floor based )

  7. Blood Relation – 3 Questions

  8. Direction Questions – 3 Questions



Expected Sectional Cut off for IBPS PO Prelims 2016 :


Quantitative Aptitude : 9-10

Reasoning :  11-12

English  :  7-8


Overall Expected Cut off for General : 39-42



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  • Stardoll:):)

    plz give detailed solution of series

    • Check again they post the solution

  • a2z

    series solution ???

  • akki

    Last wali series ka solution kyaa hai

    • difference 2……7……..28……63…….126


  • INDU Babu

    6. +16-7..+16-7
    7. 1^3+1..,2^-1…3^+1…4^-1

  • Learner

    para jumble ka sequence???

  • satya

    is they asked 7 questions in number series??

    • 5 questions

      • ssn

        kaise prepare kare english ke liye??articles kahi se bhi aa jate hain

      • sundar

        sir whtr they asked both 5th nd 6th arrangement related quest??

  • satya
  • full n final

    thank you team

  • lakshmi

    could u plzz tell me the correct options for close test


    from where they are finding exact parajumble asked in exam////

  • Suyash Kumar

    Sir isme cloze k answers ko RED colour se highlight kareye na please???


    I have some problem in cloze my answer is different … Please check it

    • Gate Mech

      obsolete effect true………..moving(they missed) needing embrace are correct..
      middle two i dont remember….was it radically and speed???

  • sundar

    in parajumble i changed the order of last two sentences ……whether anyone remeber tat the quest asked related 5th nd 6th (last) arragement????

  • Suyash Kumar

    Thank u sir.. and one answer of cloze is “moving”

  • H@nDsOmE_HuNk

    sir ye data aapne kha se uthaya h ?