IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Third 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 Third Shift Detailed Analysis along with sectional and overall expected cut off.


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


English Language (Moderate – Difficult)

  1.  Reading Comprehension – 7 Questions

  2.  Cloze Test – 8 Questions  (Based on Online Education with reference to Khan group )

  3.  Spotting Errors – 10 Questions

  4.  Parajumbles – 5 Questions  (tricky)

 No Antonyms and Synonyms was asked.


Cloze Test asked in 3rd shift :

Higher education is in the vanguard. Barely a year from its launch, Coursera, one of the pioneers in offering “massive open online courses”, now boasts more than 3.9m students worldwide, taking courses supplied by 83 partner institutions. Colleges have always been keen to experiment with technology: Britain’s television-based Open University is now 44 years old. But this time schools are following.

Four years after Salman Khan gave up his job at a hedge fund to focus on making maths videos, the Khan Academy has 6m registered users, who solve (or try to solve) 3m problems a day, and it has broadened its curriculum far beyond maths. It is spreading beyond America, too. Carlos Slim, one of the world’s richest men, is said to be paying for a version of Khan Academy’s curriculum to be developed for schoolchildren in his native Mexico. Edtech has collected other impressive advocates. Bill Gates calls this “a special moment” for education.

Private-sector money is piling in. Rupert Murdoch, hardly a rose-tinted-specs technophile, is allowing Amplify, his digital education business, to run up losses of around $180m this year in hope of dominating an edtech market that News Corporation reckons will soon be worth $44 billion in America alone. GEMS, a Dubai-based education provider, wants to expand its use of technology in India and Ghana to reach children in remote areas.Others are not so sure. Many parents already blame the “dumbest generation” on too much gaming, always-on computing and illiterate texting. Teachers may use edtech websites, but their unions are suspicious of anything suggesting that schools could get along with fewer teachers, and they dislike the idea of private companies such as Mr Murdoch’s News Corp making money out of education. There are also worries about privacy: edtech companies will end up with a vast store of personal data on pupils.

Most of these fears are overdone. For-profit companies have long been in the business of selling printed textbooks, and there is no reason why data-privacy laws cannot extend to students. The biggest question remains: will children learn more? That in turn relies on the teachers, because even the best technology will get nowhere without their support.


Parajumble asked :

Some of the recent safety measures in rich countries, such as dedicated cycle highways, count-down lights at crossings and strict vehicle standards, are pricey. But the big lifesavers are not. Just a small fraction of the cost of building a road can cut deaths dramatically. Roads used by pedestrians need footpaths: 84% around the world currently have none. They need safe places for those pedestrians to cross. Roads with fast traffic need well-designed junctions and central barriers to stop head-on collisions. Governments need to hammer home on billboards, radio and television that seatbelts and motorcycle helmets save lives—and to ensure that police and courts enforce laws against speeding and driving while drunk.

Such steps can cost peanuts: the cost of averting a death or injury using speed bumps at deadly junctions in sub-Saharan Africa is a piffling $7; fences between cars and pedestrians in Bangladesh, $135. Yet few places tackle road deaths with the same determination as infectious diseases, and charitable donations are a tiny fraction of the $4 billion promised annually to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. In most countries more than half of all deaths happen on under a tenth of roads.

Roads bring hope to poor people, and misery as well. A little money spent on safety can tip the balance sharply, to everyone’s benefit.


Quantitative Aptitude (Level –Moderate)

  1. Number Series – 5 Questions (easy)

  2.  Approximation – 5 Questions

  3. Data Interpretation (2 Sets) – 10 Questions   [Line Graph – 2 companies with number of bags produced in different years & Table graph DI – 3 colleges with the total number of students and total number of female students]

  4. Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions 

  5. Miscellaneous Questions – 10 Questions



Series questions asked :

  1. 11, 12, 26, 81, ? =  328

  2. 11, 13, 18, 35, 100, ?  =  357

  3. 48, 53, 46 ,57, 44, ?  =  61

  4. 12, 7, 6, 10, 19, ?   =  48

  5. 3, 10, 21, 40 ,71, ?  =  118



Solutions :

1 ) x 1+1….x 2+2…x 3+3….x 4+4

2 ) 1^2+1…2^2+1….4^2+1….8^2+1….16^2+1

3 ) +5…..-7….+11…..-13……+17

4 ) x 0.5+1….x 1-1……x 1.5+1……x 2-1…..x 2.5+1

5 ) difference   +7……+11…..+19….+31….+47





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 (North South) – 5 Questions

  5.  Puzzle – 3 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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