IBPS Clerk 2016 Prelims Exam Analysis Second Shift – 27th November

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 2 – 2nd Shift Analysis ( 27th November) : 11:30 am – 12:30 pm



English Language : (Easy to Moderate)

  1. Reading Comprehension – 10 Questions ( Story based – merchant story )

  2.  Cloze Test – 10 Questions ( life of a boy in school & college)

  3.  Spotting Errors – 10 Questions (easy)

Note : No Parajumble was asked.


Passage asked :

Once upon a time, a merchant went to trade in the European countries. While wandering in the market, he came across a very beautiful and valuable crystal ball. The merchant was attracted by its dazzling brilliant light and so, he bought it. He made up his mind to gift the beautiful crystal ball to his king.
After trading, the merchant boarded a ship and set sail for his country. One night when the ship was nearing the coasta, violent storm hit the sea. The ship in which the merchant was traveling was wrecked and it sank into the coast and reached his country.
The merchant then met the king and told him about the wonderful crystal ball which had sunk into the see along with the ship. The king got curious and eager to know more the crystal ball. He made up his mind to get the crystal ball. So, he sent for his most efficient divers and ordered them to go to the bottom of the sea and get the valuable crystal ball.
The divers went to the bottom of the sea and searched for the crystal ball, but they could not find it. Soon the news of the crystal ball spread round the city. When a fisher man heard about it, he went to the royal count and said, “Your highness, I am prepared to go to the bottom of the sea and get the crystal ball for you.”
When the fisherman said these words, some divers who were present in the court started laughing. They made fun of the poor fisherman’s look and and his clothes. The king however asked the fisherman to get him crystal ball from the sea.
The fisherman and his wife sat in their boat and reached the place where the ship had sunk into the sea. He tied a thick and strong rope round his waist and jumped into the sea.
When the fisherman reached the bottom of the sea, he saw many small rocks there. He spotted a variety of fishes in the hollow of those rocks. After a long and tiring search, he suddenly saw the crystal ball in the hollow of rocks. He was thrilled. He immediately took the crystal ball out from the hollow and came back to the surface of the sea. His wife too, was delighted with her husband’s success in getting the crystal ball.
The fisherman went to the king and gave it to him. The king was very happy to see the crystal ball. The merchant too, was equally happy. The king praised the courage and spirit of adventurous fisherman and gave him a handsome reward. Also the merchant gave a gift to the brave fisherman.


Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate) 

  1. Inequality – 5 Questions  (easy)

  2.  Linear Arrangement  8 people facing North – 5 Questions

  3. Linear Arrangement 8 people – Two parallel rows ( 4-4 in each row) – 5 Questions

  4. Circular Arrangement 8 people facing Center – 5 Questions

  5. Alphabetical Series – 5 Questions

  6. Alphanumeric symbol series – 5 Questions

  7. Miscellaneous – 5 Questions ( Direction, Blood Relation,word formation,coding decoding..etc)

 Note : No Syllogism was asked.


Q. What will be the next one…
AB-4, DE-8, GH-12, JK-16, ?

Q. If taking the 2nd letter, 5th letter, 9th letter, 11th letter from the word ENCYCLOPEDIA will form the one meaningful word from that. Then what is the second letter from the right of that word?


Linear Arrangement :

8 people E,F,G,H,N,M,L,O seating in a straight line facing North.

H is second to the right of N and L is 4th to the right of H.
O is to the immediate left of G who is not neighbor of L .
Equal no. of person sits between G,L and O,F.

F is not the neighbour of N also M sits to the right of F.


Quantitative Aptitude (Easy – Moderate)

  1. Number Series – 5 Questions (easy)

  2. Simplification/Approximation –15 Questions (easy)

  3. Data Interpretation (1 Sets) – 5 Questions  [ Tabular DI ] 

  4. Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions (Moderate) Age, Probability, Partnership, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Time & Work, etc.


Q. Capacity of the tank is 160 units, two inlets pipes A and B work for 4 hours and 72 unit of water be put in the tank if A alone can fill the tank in 20 hour. What is the time taken by B alone to fill a tank.


Number Series asked in 2nd Shift :

  1. 9 ,9, 12, 20, 35, ?  = 59

  2. 4, 13, 23, 35, 50, ?   =  69

  3. 9, 17, 81, 297,? ,1809, ?  = 809

  4. 7, 20, 13, 26, 19, ? = 32

  5. 12, 11, 20, 57, ? ,1115 = 224


Solutions :

1 ) +1…..+3….+7…..+15


2 ) +9….+10…..+12…..+15…+19


3 ) +8…..+64…..+216…..+512 ( cube of 2,4,6,8 )

4 ) +13…..-7…..+13…..-7…..+13

       or Alternate addition of +6



Good Attempts : 65-75


 Note : IBPS Clerk Prelims cut off will be Statewise as per vacancies published by IBPS.