IPPB PO Prelims Exam Analysis: 8-1-2017 (2nd Shift)

Second shift of IPPB PO is over now. In this article, I will share detailed analysis of the exam.

Second shift was somewhat more difficult than first shift. 
Ideal Attempt
Time allotment
English Language23-2715 mins
Reasoning Ability19-2022-23 mins

Quantitative Aptitude20-2222-23 mins
 Total66-6860 mins
There was no change in the exam pattern, 5 questions from Machine Input-Output were asked which were difficult and time consuming.

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate. Number series questions were very easy. A good student can easily attempt 20+ questions within 25 minutes.
ChapterNo. of questions
Number Series
Data interpretation
(Tabular and line graphs)
One set was tabular DI based on dance class 
Quadratic Equations
Miscellaneous (Time and distance, Profit & Loss, Time and work, Simple & Compound interest, Problems based on ages etc.
Number Series Asked :
1) 22, 11, 11, 16.5, 33, ?
2) 6, 5, 9, 26, 103, ?
3) 401, 401, 394, 368, 305, ?
4) 4, 75, 136, 186, 224, ?
5) 158, 80, 42, 24, ?
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English Language

English Section varied between moderate to easy level. Candidates are hoping to get good marks in this section.

ChapterNo. of questions
Reading Comprehension
(British Economy)
(4 Synonyms and Antonym asked)
Cloze Test (based on Based on Africa Transportation)
Error Spotting

Reasoning Ability

Reasoning Ability section was easy and students were happy to get quite easy paper. There was nothing difficult in this section.

ChapterNo. of questions
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles
  • 5 Questions [ 10 person in Two parallel Rows facing North and South ]
  • 5 Questions ( 8 Persons – 4 facing inwards and 4 facing outwards )
  • Puzzle based on 7 persons on 7 different days of the week
Machine Input Output
Misc (Directions sense test, Blood relations, Alphabet coding,Coding Decoding)
Question asked :

We will play with = ux db hd ho

play in the field” = db er he hx

then, What is the code for play ?

Overall the paper was quite easy and students can hope for positive result. We wish them all the best.

Expected cutoff(General in Delhi) - 57-58
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