IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Second Shift Exam Analysis – 22nd October

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Exam conducts in total  4 slots [ 9 am, 11.30 am, 2 pm, 4.30 pm ].

Below is the Second Shift Detailed Analysis along with sectional and overall expected cut off.

2nd Shift Analysis ( 22nd October) :


English Language (Moderate)

  1.  Reading Comprehension – 7 Questions (Economy based)

  2.  Cloze Test – 8 Questions

  3.  Spotting Errors – 10 Questions

  4.  Parajumbles – 5 Questions (Based on Economic Survey)  [ Sequence E D F C A B ]

 No Antonyms and Synonyms was asked.


 1 Question from errorThe goverment is using the/ internet sensebily so as to ensure/ that all its procedure takes place/ in fair and transparent manner/no error.


Reading Comprehension asked in 2nd shift : 

In the 1980s Ireland seemed destined to be western Europe’s perennial laggard: “The poorest of the rich”, as a survey by The Economist put it in 1988. But within a decade Ireland had transformed itself into the Celtic tiger, Europe’s unlikely answer to the booming economies of South-East Asia.
Central to this shift were American companies seeking a foothold in the EU ahead of the creation of the single market in goods in 1992 and lured by a well-educated, English-speaking workforce. The state offered inducements, such as grants and a low corporate-tax rate. Intel, a chipmaker, started production in Dublin in 1990. Other big firms followed. Boston Scientific, a maker of medical devices, set up shop in 1994 in Galway, an hour’s drive from Shannon. A medical-technology and pharmaceutical cluster emerged in the region.
hanks to foreign direct investment (FDI) of this kind, Ireland went from the poorest of the rich to among the richest. It was a textbook example of the benefits of capital flows. But Ireland is also an archetype of the malign side-effects of capital mobility. As it became richer, other countries took exception to its low corporate-tax rate, which they saw as simply a device to allow global companies to book profits in Ireland and save tax.
The scale of the problem was highlighted in July when Ireland’s statistical office revealed that the country’s GDP had grown by 26% in 2015. The figure said little about the health of the Irish economy. First, it was inflated by “tax inversions” in which a small Irish company acquires a bigger foreign one and the merged firm is registered in Ireland to benefit from its low corporate taxes. Last year saw a rush of transactions before a clampdown by America. Second, the GDP figures were distorted by the aircraft-leasing industry. The world’s two largest lessor fleets are managed from Shannon, though many of the 4,000 registered aircraft will never touch down there.
But it is the damage wrought by short-term capital flows in Ireland that is most striking. After the launch of the euro in 1999, would-be homeowners were seduced by irresistibly low interest rates set in Frankfurt. Irish banks borrowed heavily in the euro interbank market to fuel the property boom and to speculate on assets outside Ireland. Bank loans to the private sector grew by almost 30% a year in 2004-06, at the peak of the boom. When that boom turned to bust, the country suffered a brutal recession and had to be bailed out by the IMF. Ireland still bears the scars. Preliminary figures from this year’s census show that almost 10% of homes in Ireland are permanently empty. Some of the worst-affected areas are in the west of Ireland, up or down the coast from Shannon. Ghost estates and failed bed-and-breakfast places are the legacy of a building boom that by 2007 had drawn one in eight of all workers into the construction industry.


Cloze Test asked :

Teaching programs that monitor children’s progress can change that, performing a role more like that of the private tutors and governesses employed long ago in wealthier households. Data derived from each child’s responses can be used to tailor what he sees or hears next on the computer screen. The same data also allow continual assessment of his abilities and shortcomings, letting schools, teachers and parents understand both the pupil himself and the way human beings learn.

Such learning—called “adaptive” in the trade—is not the only advantage technology offers to today’s teachers and pupils. Online resources, from wikis to podcasts to training videos, are allowing both children and adults to pursue education on their own, either instead of learning in schools or colleges or as a supplement. It is, in the words of Bill Gates, who follows developments in this area closely and whose foundation funds some of them, “a special time in education”.

This is in part because it is a special time for information technologies in general. The capacity, and mindset, to design systems that use and make sense of large amounts of data gathered on the fly is coming of age. This makes it possible to track things like the “decay curve”, which governs a pupil’s fading recall of what has been taught.



Quantitative Aptitude (Level –Moderate)

  1. Number Series – 5 Questions (easy)

  2.  Approximation – 5 Questions

  3. Data Interpretation (2 Sets) – 10 Questions  

  4. Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions

  5. Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions


Series asked in 2nd Shift :


  1. 8, 4.5, 5.5, 13, 56, ? 

  2. 19, 16, 44, 107, ?

  3. 11, 14, 23, 50, ?

  4. 19, 25, 42, 71, 113 ?

  5. 21, 35, 30, 44, 39, ?


Solutions :


1) x 0.5+0.5, x 1+1, x 2+2, x 8+8  = 456

2) +2^3-1, +3^3+1, +4^3-1 =  215

3) 3,9,27,81  =  131

4) difference 6——-17——-29———42  =  169

5) +14 , -5, +14, -5  =  53



Reasoning Ability (Easy to 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 (some facing North and some South) – 5 Questions

  5.  Puzzle – 5 Questions (weight comparison)

  6. Puzzle – 5 Question ( Floor based )

  7. Blood Relation – 3 Questions

  8. 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



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