India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) Preliminary Exam Analysis 8th January 2017 1st Slot

By Akanksha Jigyasu|Updated : January 8th, 2017

India Post Payment Bank Preliminary Exam had started from 7th January 2017. Today is the last shift of IPPB Prelims. The 1st slot of IPPB Preliminary exam 2016-17 was conducted from 9:00 - 10:00 AM. We are now going to share the detailed analysis of this slot. You can read here about the Exam analysis of the 1st slot of India Post Payment Bank Preliminary Exam 2016.

India Post Payment Bank Exam Pattern -

S. No.

Name of the Subject

Maximum Marks

Total Time

1. English Language30Composite time of 1 hour

2.Reasoning Ability35
3.Quantitative Aptitude35

The Overall level of the exam was Moderate. 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.

English Language

Number of questions - 30
Level of the exam – Moderate

Reading Comprehension 10 Questions (Passage was based on British Economy) (Synonyms and Antonyms were asked - Struggling, Generous, Like etc)
Cloze test 10 Questions (Based on Transportion)
Spotting Errors 10 Questions

Reasoning Ability

Number of questions - 35
Level of the exam – Moderate 

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

 3 sets (15 Questions)

  • One Square arrangement with people at corners facing outside and people at the center facing inside
  • One Linear arrangement with people sitting in row, some facing north and some facing south
  • Puzzle based on different days of the week.

 5 Questions

  • No nuts are pastry, Some pastry are cake, some cake are toffee. All toffee are donuts.

 5 Questions (Direct questions)

  • C<Z<=A>=F
  • R>=C<B<=V, M>B>W
Input Output 5 Questions 

 5 Questions (Based on Coding Decoding, Blood Relation etc.) 

  • Give me time - tc  ax  bp
    time for more - wo  tc  vd
    How can time be written

Quantitative Aptitude

Number of questions - 35
Level of the exam – Moderate to Difficult

Number Series

 5 questions

  • 5  4  7  20  79  ?
  • 18  9  9  13.5  27  ?
  • 3  83  152  209  253  ?
  • 318  160  82  44  ?
  • 500  500  493  467  404  ?
Data Interpretation

 2 sets (10 questions)

  • One Line Graph
  • One Tabular graph (based on percentage of males and females) (Calculative)
Simplification / Approximation 5 questions
Quadratic Equations 5 Questions
Miscellaneous 10 questions (Age, Mixture Allegation, Partnership,Pipes and Cisterns, Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, Probability etc.)

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