IPPB PO 2016 Prelims Exam Analysis Third 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 Third 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 – Third Shift Detailed Analysis given below :



English language  (Moderate)

Reading Comprehension – 10 Questions [ Based on Economy ]

( 4 Synonyms and Antonyms were asked  – Surreptitious , Suffer)

Cloze Test – 10 Questions [ Easy ] 

Errors – 10 Questions [ Easy ]


Cloze test asked in 3rd shift : 

FAST trains in Europe ended 2014 with a flourish. In December Eurostar, which connects London, Paris and Brussels, started selling tickets for a new, year-round service to the Mediterranean, starting this May. Poland introduced its first high-speed service, between Warsaw and Krakow; Serbia signed an agreement with China to build a fast line from Belgrade to Budapest; and Turkey inaugurated a line from Istanbul to Konya, having opened one between Istanbul and Ankara in July.

High-speed rail is controversial, as those now trying to introduce it to America know to their cost. This week, as work began on California’s “bullet train” project, taxpayer groups condemned it as a monstrous waste of money. Indeed, high-speed trains usually depend on public subsidy, yet their tickets are often unaffordable for many potential users, so they may not fill enough seats to avoid losses. The counter-argument is that over distances of 300-800km, fast trains between big population centres are quicker and less polluting than most forms of transport. No one is keener on them than the European Commission.

Supported by EU and national subsidies, Europe has added more than 6,000km of high-speed track—on which trains travel at least some of the time at 250kph (155mph) or more—to the 1,000km or so it had in 1990. Much more is under construction or planned (see chart). In 2015 a new line from Leipzig to Erfurt is due to open. A Milan-Brescia service may begin in 2016. By 2017 no fewer than four new French lines will come into service. The EU, which is itching to spend more on infrastructure, plans to finance a €4.5 billion ($5.3 billion) fast-rail link between Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.


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] 

  • Tabular DI Based on Male and Female Visitors

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


Number Series asked  in 3rd shift :

  1. 3, 72, 129, 173, 203, ?
  2. 309, 309, 302, 276, 213, ?
  3. 24, 12, 12, 18, 36, ?
  4. 126, 64, 34, 20, ? ,12
  5. 4, 3, 5, 14, 55, ?


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 4th Shift Exam Analysis – Click here




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