India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) Mains Exam Analysis 29th January 2017

By Neeraj Mishra|Updated : January 29th, 2017

Dear Aspirants,

The India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) Mains Exam for the post of Probationary Officer Scale I is over now. The exam was held from 2.00 pm to 4.20 pm. The exam is held only in one shift. The overall level of the exam was Moderate to Difficult. The analysis has been presented based on the reviews shared by our readers who appeared for the exam. In case of any anomaly, let us know in the comments, we will update it.

Pattern of the exam

byjusexamprepThe section wise order is by default by the server.

1. Reasoning

2. English

3. Computer

4. Quant

5. GK

I. English Language

Level - Moderate 

1. Reading Comprehension - 2 Set - 15 Qs - One on Banking and other passage was based on China economy

2. Spotting Error -  5 Qs

4 bold parts were given in a sentence and find the correct part from the given options.

3. Cloze Test - 5 Qs - based on India Post 

4. Starter - 5 Qs

5. Para Completion - 5 QS


II. Reasoning 

Level - Moderate

1. Puzzle - 2 sets - 10 Qs  Floor based 

2. Seating Arrangement - Linear sitting arrangement with blood arrangement 

3. Puzzle - 5 Qs -

4. Coding Decoding - 5 based on New pattern 

5. Syllogism - Some qs based on new pattern and some on old pattern 

6. Input Output - 5 Qs

7. Logical Reasoning - 10 Qs

8. Miscellaneous Qs - 5 Qs

III. Quantitative Aptitude

Level - Moderate

1. Number Series - 5 Qs (Find wrong number)

2. Data Interpretation - 3 set - 15 Qs 

(i)  - Missing Di (Tabular)

(ii). Mix DI - Bar Graph + Table

(iii). Pie Chart 

3. Quadratic Equation -5 Qs (easy)

4. Data Sufficiency - 5 Qs (Moderate)

5. Miscellaneous Qs - 20 

Note: Miscellaneous Qs was asked from different topics like - Profit Loss, Average, Ratio & proportion, 

IV. General Awareness 

Level - Moderate to Tough

In general awareness section most of the questions were asked from Banking filed..also there were some questions from Static and Current Affairs topics. 

1. In USSD - U stands for - Unstructured Supplementary Service Data.

2. In EMI - E stands for - 

3. Christiano Ronaldo is associated with - Football

4. Gandhi stadium location - Jalandhar, Punjab

5. Maharana Pratap Dam located at - Himachal Pradesh

6. Asian Games 2018 will be hosted by which country - Indonesia

7. How much stake of govt. in India post payment Bank? - 100%

8. Ice Skating Championship was held in which city - Boston, Massachusetts

9. Which day observed on 3rd March - World Wildlife Day

10. Which of the following banks has surrender from opening Payment Bank?

V. Computer

Level - Moderate to Tough

Computer section was bit tough and questions from this section was asked from MS word, MS Excel etc. 

1. ^sign in MS Excel is used for

2. Which command is used to freeze column in MS Excel?

3. Each of the four numbers in an IP address can be max in which number? options - 255, 256, 512, 1024


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