IPPB PO 2016 Mains Exam Analysis – 29th January 2017

Dear Aspirants, Today India Post payment bank has conducted the Online Mains Examination for the IPPB Scale-I officers. 

The examination was conducted in one shift from 2.00 pm to 4.20 pm. In this post we are giving you the detailed Analysis of the IPPB PO Mains Exam 2016-17.


Exam Pattern :

The Examination for IPPB PO is consisting of 5 sections given below with sectional time limit. The order of subjects is set by the default server. Question paper is of 200 marks and the time allotted is 140 minutes.

SubjectsTotal QuestionsMarksSectional Time
Reasoning Ability505040 minutes
English language404030 minutes
Computer Knowledge202010 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505040 minutes
General Awareness404020 minutes
Total200200140 minutes


Reasoning ( Difficult )

Input Output - 5 Question 

Logical Reasoning - 10 Questions [ Statement Assumption/ Decision Making]

Puzzle :

  • Floor based Puzzle - 2 sets ( 10 Questions )
  • Puzzle - 5 Questions
  • Linear sitting arrangement with blood Relation - 5 Questions

Coding Decoding - 5 Questions

Syllogism - 5 Questions

Miscellaneous - 5 Questions [ Blood Relation, Direction ]


Quantitative Aptitude ( Difficult )

Number Series (Find Wrong number) - 5 Questions

Data Interpretation - 3 set - 15 Questions

  • Missing Di (Tabular)
  • Mix DI - Bar Graph with Table Data
  • Pie Chart 

Quadratic Equation - 5 Questions 

Data Sufficiency - 5 Questions

Miscellaneous - 20 Questions  [Questions based on Age, Partnership, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, etc.]


English Language ( Difficult )

Reading Comprehension - 2 Passages - 15 Qs [ based on Banking and China economy ]

Spotting Error -  5 Questions

Cloze Test - 5 Questions [Based on India Post Payment Bank] 

Starter - 5 Questions

Para Completion - 5 Questions


General Awareness : ( Moderate )

Questions comes from this section was mainly based on Banking Knowledge, government schemes and Static GK. Current Affairs questions were less as compared to other topics. The overall difficulty of questions asked in General Awareness section is Moderate.


Computer Knowledge : ( Difficult )

The Computer section was very surprising for the candidates as the questions is some what from technical side and based on Internet, commands used in MS Excel, PowerPoint etc.
Those who never studied computer subject in depth had faced difficulty in today's exam. The overall level of questions asked in computer section is Difficult side.


Click Here - General Awareness Question asked in IPPB PO Mains


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