IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Exam conducts in total 4 slots [ 9 am, 11.30 am, 2 pm, 4.30 pm ].
Below is the Third Shift Detailed Analysis along with sectional and overall expected cut off.
3rd Shift Analysis ( 22nd October) : No change in Pattern.
English Language (Moderate-Difficult)
Reading Comprehension – 7 Questions (Monetary policy)
Cloze Test – 8 Questions
Spotting Errors – 10 Questions
Parajumbles – 5 Questions (Based on Importance of Time in production)
No Antonyms and Synonyms was asked.
Parajumble Asked in 3rd shift :
It is an old saying, but true as ever: “Time is money.” A company that can produce quality products in less time than its competitors is likely to be more profitable and productive. An urban area where employees travel less time to get to work is likely to be more productive than one where travel times are longer, all things being equal. Productivity is a principal aim of economic policy. Productivity means greater economic growth, greater job creation and less poverty.
This is why such serious attention is paid to the Texas Transportation Institute’s (TTI) Annual Mobility Report, which estimates the costs of traffic congestion, principally the value of lost time as well as excess fuel costs. The fundamental premise, long a principle of transportation planning and policy, holds that more time spent traveling costs money, to employers, employees and shippers.
Yet, until fairly recently, very little research was available to document the connection between travel times and the productivity of urban areas. The pioneering work has now been done by Remy Prud’homme and Chang-Woon Lee at the University of Paris. From reviewing French and Korean urban areas, they showed that productivity improves as the number of jobs that can be reached by employees in a particular period of time (such as 30 minutes) increases.
Cloze Test asked in 3rd shift :
No generation is more at ease with online, collaborative technologies than today’s young people— “digital natives”, who have grown up in an immersive computing environment. Where a notebook and pen may have formed the tool kit of prior generations, today’s students come to class armed with smart phones, laptops and iPods. This era of pervasive technology has significant implications for higher education. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of survey respondents from the public and private sectors say that technological innovation will have a major impact on teaching methodologies over the next five years. “Technology allows students to become much more engaged in constructing their own knowledge, and cognitive studies show that ability is key to learning success, Online degree programmes and distance e-learning have gained a firm foothold in universities around the world. What was once considered a niche channel for the delivery of educational content has rapidly become mainstream, creating wider access to education, new markets for content and expanded revenue opportunities for academic institutions.
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 :
12, 6.5, 7.5, 17, 72, ?
463 ,220,139,112 ? ,100
1) 12*0.5+0.5, 6.5*1+1, 7.5*2+2, 17*4+4 = 72
2) differnce -243… -81… -27…- 9…
so, 112-9 = 103
3) +13, -9, +13, -9, +13 = 38
4) 1^3+1, 2^3-1, 3^3+1, 4^3-1 and so on difference= 257
So, 113+63 = 176
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 – 5 Questions (comparison)
Puzzle – 5 Question ( Floor based )
Blood Relation – 3 Questions
Direction Questions – 2 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