IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Fourth Shift Exam Analysis – 23rd October

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.


Day 3 – 4th Shift Analysis ( 23rd October) : No change in pattern as compare to previous shifts.



English Language (Moderate)

  1.  Reading Comprehension – 7 Questions  (Based on Economy) – difficult

  2.  Cloze Test – 8 Questions (Education System)

  3.  Spotting Errors – 10 Questions (Moderate)

  4.  Parajumbles – 5 Questions (Based on China Road Congestion) 

 No Antonyms and Synonyms was asked.


Parajumble asked in 4th shift : 

Beijing’s annual bill for traffic congestion amounts to 70 billion yuan ($11.3 billion), a recent study has found.
According to a 2014 survey conducted by Peking University’s National Development Research Institute, 80 percent of total loss relates to time wasted waiting, 10 percent to gas and 10 percent to environmental damage.
Statistics drawn up by Beijing Department of Transportation shows that in 2013, the capital’s average daily congestion time came to one hour and 55 minutes, 25 minutes longer than in 2012.
The waste in gas is increasing rapidly as more and more cars hit the road. In 2013, 21.98 million vehicles were sold in China, up by 14 percent over 2012.
Idling time also adds to Beijing’s already-bad environmental problem via increased emissions.
The city started tackling the problem years ago. In 2011, it introduced a lottery system to rein in the number of vehicles people buy. It also launched a policy to ban private cars one work-day a week based on the last digit of the number plate. Beijing has put restrictions on the number of vehicles from outside the city and raised parking fees in urban areas. However, such measures have done little in reducing congestion.
What’s worse, traffic jams have also become a problem for third- and fourth-tier cities, a report jointly issued by China Central Television, National Statistics Bureau and the Postal Service revealed.
In future, Beijing will continue studying proper economic policies and use technology to build a smart city and improve the public traffic experience.


Cloze Test asked in 4th shift :

Beefing up technology in the classroom doesn’t always lead to better education for children, according to a new study from an international consortium presented Tuesday. The report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, tracked educational outcome among students based on their use of technology at home and in the classroom. While student performance improves when they use technology in moderation, the group found, overexposure to computers and the Internet causes educational outcomes to drop.
Despite considerable investments in computers, Internet connections and software for educational use, there is little solid evidence that greater computer use among students leads to better scores in mathematics and reading,” the report said. The report suggested that “we have not yet become good enough at the kind of pedagogues that make the most of technology; that adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices will just dilute the effectiveness of teaching.”
Report results are based on an assessment in 2012 that tracked students in more than 40 countries and surveyed them on computer habits and conducted both written and digital tests. On average, seven out of 10 students in countries surveyed use computers at school and students average at least 25 minutes a day online. In some countries, like Turkey and Mexico, about half of the students don’t have access to a computer at home.
The survey found that students with more exposure to computers do better, on average, than those with little exposure to computers, but the OECD cautioned against drawing conclusions based on that result. The data could simply reflect that school systems that invest in technology also invest in better teachers and draw on students from a higher socio-economic class, who tend to do better in school. Countries with low expenditures on education, and low per-capita income, tend to have fewer computers per student,” the report found.


Quantitative Aptitude (Level –Moderate)

  1. Number Series – 5 Questions (easy)

  2.  Approximation – 5 Questions (easy)

  3. Data Interpretation (2 Sets) – 10 Questions  [One Line Graph & Table graph DI ]

  4. Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions

  5. Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions



Series questions asked :


  1. 13,14,30,93,?

  2. 9,11,16,33,98,?

  3. 8,14,25,46,82,?

  4. 65,70,63,74,61,?

  5. 14,8,7,11.5,22,?



Reasoning Ability (Moderate) 

  1. Syllogism – 5 Questions

  2. Inequality – 5 Questions   

  3. Sitting Arrangement (Circular) All people facing the center – 5 Questions

  4.  Linear Arrangement 8 person (North South) – 5 Questions

  5.  Puzzle – 4 Questions (comparison based)

  6. Puzzle – 5 Question ( Floor based )

  7. Blood Relation – 3 Questions

  8. Direction Questions – 3 Questions

 No Coding – Decoding Questions were asked.




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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