IBPS PO Prelims 2016 First Shift Exam Analysis – 27th 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.


Day 4 – 1st Shift Analysis ( 27th October) :



English Language (Moderate)

  1.  Reading Comprehension – 7 Questions (difficult) (Based on Mexico & U.S. GDP)

  2.  Cloze Test – 8 Questions

  3.  Spotting Errors – 10 Questions (easy)

  4.  Parajumbles – 5 Questions 

 No Antonyms and Synonyms was asked.


Cloze test asked in 1st shift :

Observers of China’s rise, when assessing the implications for global peace and prosperity, have largely focused their attention on the country’s economy, on its energy and resource needs, on the environmental consequences of its rapid expansion, and on the nation’s military buildup and strategic ambitions. Yet, underlying all these dazzling changes and monumental concerns is a driving force that has been seriously underappreciated: China’s changing demography.

With 1.33 billion people, China today remains the world’s most populous country. In a little more than a decade, however, it will for the first time in its long history give up this title, to India. But, even more important, China’s demographic landscape has in recent decades been thoroughly redrawn by unprecedented population changes. These changes will in the future drive the country’s economic and social dynamics, and will redefine its position in the global economy and the society of nations. Taken together, the changes portend a gathering crisis.

One number best characterizes China’s demographics today: 160 million. First, the  country has more than 160 million internal migrants who, in the process of seeking better lives, have supplied abundant labor for the nation’s booming economy. Second, more than 160 million Chinese are 60 years old or older.

Third, more than 160 million Chinese families have only one child, a product in part of the country’s three-decade-old policy limiting couples to one child each. (The total populations of countries like Japan and Russia do not reach 160 million; Bangladesh’s population is roughly equal to that number.)



Parajumble asked in 1st shift :

NEXT week the leaders of North America’s two most populous countries are due to meet for a neighbourly chat in Washington, DC. The re-elected Barack Obama and Mexico’s president-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, have plenty to talk about: Mexico is changing in ways that will profoundly affect its big northern neighbour, and unless America rethinks its outdated picture of life across the border, both countries risk forgoing the benefits promised by Mexico’s rise.

The White House does not spend much time looking south. During six hours of televised campaign debates this year, neither Mr Obama nor his vice-president mentioned Mexico directly. That is extraordinary. One in ten Mexican citizens lives in the United States. Include their American-born descendants and you have about 33m people (or around a tenth of America’s population). And Mexico itself is more than the bloody appendix of American imaginations. In terms of GDP it ranks just ahead of South Korea. In 2011 the Mexican economy grew faster than Brazil’s—and will do so again in 2012.

Yet Americans are gloomy about Mexico, and so is their government: three years ago Pentagon analysts warned that Mexico risked becoming a “failed state”. As our special report in this issue explains, that is wildly wrong. In fact, Mexico’s economy and society are doing pretty well. Even the violence, concentrated in a few areas, looks as if it is starting to abate.


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



Number Series asked in 1st shift :

  1. 7,6,8,15,44, ? = 195 

  2. 16,25,42,?,66,96, ? =  161

  3. 4,6,9,34,? = 127

  4. 7.6, 9.9 ,14.5 , 5 , 23.7, ? = 42.1

  5. 9, 5, 4, 7.5, 13, ? = 35


Solutions :

1. )  x 1 -1^2, x 2-2^2, x 3-3^2

2. ) +9….+17……24…..30…….35


3. ) 4 x 2 -2,  6 x 3 -9, 9 x 4 -2, 34 x 5 -9

4. ) +2.3…..+4.6…..+9.2….+18.4

5. ) x 0.5+0.5, x 1-1, x 1.5+1.5, x 2-2, x 2.5+2.5



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  :  6-7


Overall Expected Cut off for General : 39-42



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