IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Exam conducts in total 4 slots [ 9 am, 11.30 am, 2 pm, 4.30 pm ].
Below is the Fourth Shift Detailed Analysis along with sectional and overall expected cut off.
4th Shift Analysis ( 22nd October) : No change in Pattern
English Language (Moderate to Difficult)
Reading Comprehension – 5 Questions (Based on use of technology in Education System)
Cloze Test – 10 Questions
Spotting Errors – 10 Questions
Parajumbles – 5 Questions (Based on Pollution) [ Sequence B A E C D F ]
No Antonyms and Synonyms was asked.
Cloze Test asked :
Global competition and the workforce In today’s technology-enabled knowledge economy, many universities find themselves facing a new challenge: how not only to equip students with an adequate education in their field of study, but also to arm them with the skills and knowledge required to leverage technology effectively in the workplace. How well do current graduates fare? Some academics in the US warn that the quality of their domestic university brand may be slipping. Private-sector respondents are particularly concerned, with 46% expressing worry that the US is lagging behind other countries in its ability to produce high quality professionals.
In fact, only about 40% of all survey respondents believe that current graduates are able to compete successfully in today’s global marketplace. Generational issues also play a role in training the workforce of the future. For more than a decade, author Amy Lynch has studied Generation Y (individuals born between 1982 and 2001, also referred to as “millennials”) and the American culture shaping it. When considering overall job-readiness, she says that “today’s millennials are open to collaboration, have an enormous facility for multi-tasking, and are at ease with new technologies. But they seem to have more limited experience in independent decision-making than past generations.” To help impart that experience, universities may need to ensure that collaborative student projects have not only an online instructional component but defined areas of individual responsibility as well. Although employers expect graduates to have amassed most of the requisite technology skills before joining their organisations, more than one-third of those responding from the private sector say that they assume some on-the-job training will be necessary to acclimatise new employees. “This generation is not content with passive involvement,” says Ms Lynch. “Companies need to make training programmes more engaging, retention programmes more personalised, and process improvement initiatives more open to employee input.”
Quantitative Aptitude (Level –Moderate)
Number Series – 5 Questions
Approximation – 5 Questions
Data Interpretation (2 Sets) – 10 Questions [ Line Graph And Tabular ]
Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions
Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions
Number Series Asked in 4th Shift :
14, 16, 23, 51, 114 , ?
13, 18, 32, 56, 91, ?
19, 30, 23, 34, 27, ?
16, 8.5, 9.5, 21, 88, ?
1500, 476, 220, 156, ?, 136.
Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate)
Syllogism – 5 Questions
Inequality – 5 Questions
Sitting Arrangement (Circular) All people facing the center – 5 Questions
Linear Arrangement 8 person (North South) – 5 Questions
Puzzle – 3 Questions (salary comparison)
Puzzle – 5 Question ( Floor based )
Blood Relation – 3 Questions
Direction Questions – 3 Questions
Expected Sectional Cut off for IBPS PO Prelims 2016 :
Quantitative Aptitude : 9-10
Reasoning : 11-12
English : 6-7
Overall Expected Cut off for General : 39-42