IPPB PO 2016 Prelims Exam Analysis Fourth Shift – 8th January 2017

Hello Aspirants !

Today India Post Payment Bank has conducted the Prelims Examination for the Recruitment of Scale-I Officer/ IPPB Probationary Officer. So in this Article we are providing you the Fourth Shift Detailed Analysis of the IPPB PO Prelims Examination 2016-17.


Exam Timings : 8:00 a.m , 10:30 a.m, 1:00 p.m, 3:30 p.m.


Exam Pattern of IPPB Scale-I Officer :


Note : The candidates must pass in each of the above section tests.



IPPB PO Prelims Exam is of Easy to Moderate Level. No change in Pattern as compare to Yesterday Shifts but in Reasoning section 5 Questions came from Machine Input Output which is a bit surprising for candidates.

Day 2 : 8th January 2017 – Fourth Shift Detailed Analysis given below :


English language  (Moderate)

Reading Comprehension – 10 Questions [ Based on Economy ]

( 4 Synonyms and Antonyms were asked – Archaic, Faith, check, houses)

Cloze Test – 10 Questions [ Easy ] 

Errors – 10 Questions [ Easy ]


Cloze Test asked in 4th shift :

SQUEEGEE merchants of the seas”: that is the nickname shipping companies have bestowed on the pilots who guide ships into Brazilian ports. Their legal monopoly and unregulated fees place them among the country’s highest earners: 150,000 reais ($73,500) a month, estimates the shipowners’ association. It costs twice the OECD average to import a container to Brazil, says the World Bank—and since that excludes bribes and fees for go-betweens, the true figure is surely greater. Lack of upkeep and investment add to the misery.

Brazil’s government has woken up to the urgent need to improve the country’s infrastructure. It is auctioning road, railway and airport concessions. Last month it added ports to the list, promising to spend 54 billion reais to expand and dredge public ports and to improve landside access over the next five years.

Operating contracts for port terminals that have expired will be put out for tender, rather than rolled over. Contracts will go to whomever can ship the largest volume at the lowest price. Private ports will be able to compete with public ones (only companies with enough cargo to merit a dedicated port can build their own ports now). The government wants to soften the pilots’ monopoly by training more of them.

Fixing the ports matters if Brazil is to boost anaemic growth. Agriculture is one of the few bits of the economy still doing well. But high transport costs for farmers’ exports are eroding their profits.


Reasoning  (Easy – Moderate)


Linear Arrangement – 5 Questions [ 10 person in Two parallel Rows facing North and South ]

Square Arrangement  – 5 Questions ( 8 Persons – 4 facing inwards and 4 facing outwards )

Puzzle  – 5 Questions [ based on 7 persons on 7 different days of the week ]

Syllogism  – 3 Questions [ Easy ]

Coding-Decoding  : 1 Question [ Easy ]

Inequality – 3 Questions

Input Output – 5 Questions

Miscellaneous – Blood Relation ( 3 Ques.), Alphabet series, Word formation



Quantitative Aptitude : ( Moderate)

Simplification/Approximation – 5 Questions [ Easy ]

Number Series – 5 Questions [ Moderate ]

Quadratic Equation –  5 Questions  [ Easy ]

Data Interpretation – 2 sets :  10 Questions [Tabular and Line Graph] 

  • Line Graph DI based on Total students P, Q, R, S, T –  2008 & 2012 year

Miscellaneous : 10 Questions [Questions based on Age, Mixture Allegation, Partnership,Pipes and Cisterns, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, etc.]


Q. Train A (speed 126 km/h)passes a pole in 16 sec. The time taken for passing the same pole by Train B whose length is 1/4 to Train A?


Good Attempts : 70+


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Important Links :

  • IPPB PO Prelims 1st Shift Exam Analysis – Click here
  • IPPB PO Prelims  2nd Shift Exam Analysis – Click here
  • IPPB PO Prelims  3rd Shift Exam Analysis – Click here


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