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 ( 22nd October) : Their is no change in Pattern.
English Language (Moderate)
Reading Comprehension – 7 Questions ( based on Capitalism)
Cloze Test – 8 Questions (Based on Early Effects of Technology Advancements)
Spotting Errors – 10 Questions
Parajumbles – 5 Questions based on road traffic (Tricky) [ correct Sequence C D B E A F ]
No Antonyms and Synonyms was asked.
Cloze Test Answers :
The idea that technology can revolutionise education is not new .In the 20th century almost every new invention was supposed to have big implications for schools. Companies promoting typewriters, moving pictures, film projectors, educational television, computers and CD-ROMS have all promised to improve student performance.A great deal of money went into computers for education in the dot.com boom of the late 1990s, to little avail, though big claims were advanced for the difference they would make.These claims were not entirely false :some bright, motivated children did use new technologies to learn things they would have missed otherwise. In many classrooms, too, computers have been used to improve efficiency and keep pupils engaged.But they did not transform learning in the way their boosters predicted. It is wise, therefore, to be sceptical about the claims made for the current wave of innovation. Yet there are also reasons to believe that a profound shift is occurring
Over the course of the 20th century mass education produced populations more literate, numerate and productive than any the world had seen before. But it did so, usually, in an impersonal manner, with regimented rows of children chanting their times-tables as Teacher tapped the blackboard with a cane. Schooling could never be tailored to each child, unless you employed lots of teachers.
Parajumble asked :
From London to Los Angeles, Berlin to Bangalore, seething anger at standstills is a common emotion felt by all drivers.
The causes of traffic jams are well understood (accidents; poor infrastructure; peak hour traffic; and variable traffic speeds on congested roads).
But what is the cost of all this waiting around?
The Centre for Economics and Business Research, a London-based consultancy, and INRIX, a traffic-data firm, have estimated the impact of such delays on the British, French, German and American economies.
To do so they measured three costs: how sitting in traffic reduces productivity of the labour force; how inflated transport costs push up the prices of goods; and the carbon-equivalent cost of the fumes that exhausts splutter out.
In 2013 the expenses from congestion totalled $200 billion (0.8% of GDP) across the four countries. As road building fails to keep up with the increasing numbers of cars on the road, that figure is expected to rise to nearly $300 billion by 2030.
Quantitative Aptitude (Level –Moderate)
Number Series – 5 Questions
Approximation – 5 Questions
Data Interpretation (2 Sets) – 10 Questions [Tabular and Line Graph]
Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions
Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions
Number Series asked in 1st Shift :
13,17,33,97, ? ,1377
6, 3.5, 4.5, 11, 48, ?
3) 1 ^3 + 1 ………2^3 -1 ……………3^3 + 1………
so, 5^3+1 =126
so, 111+126 = 237
5) x 0.5 + 0.5 …….. x 1+ 1 ……….. x 2+ 2……….. x 4+ 4 ……… x 8+ 8
so, 48 x 8+ 8 = 392.
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 (some facing north and some facing south) – 5 Questions
Puzzle – 5 Questions (comparison)
Puzzle – 5 Question ( Floor based – Farmer income)
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