India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) Preliminary Exam Analysis 8th January 2017 3rd Slot

By Neeraj Mishra|Updated : January 8th, 2017

Dear Aspirants, 

India Post Payment Bank Preliminary Exam had started from 7th January 2017. Today is the last day of IPPB Prelims exam. The 3rd slot of the IPPB Prelims exam 2016-17 was conducted from 2:00 PM - 3.00 PM. In this post, we are providing detail analysis of 3rd slot which was over now. 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.

Below is the Exam analysis of the 3rd slot of the exam - 

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

I. English Language

Number of questions - 30
Level of the exam – Moderate

Reading Comprehension

 10 Questions (Synonyms and Antonyms were asked) (Passage based on Corruption in Nigeria )

Synonyms - Surreptitious (kept secret), Suffer

Cloze test 10 Questions  (Based on - High-speed networks are spreading fast, but face rising competition)
Spotting Errors 10 Questions

II. Reasoning Ability

Number of questions - 35
Level of the exam – Moderate 

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

 3 sets (15 Questions)

  • One Square arrangement. 4 people at corners facing outside and 4 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 - Seminar held in 7 days.
Syllogism 3 Questions
Inequality 3 Questions (Direct questions)
Input Output 5 Questions 

 9 Questions (3 Blood relations, 1 Coding - decoding, 1 alphabet based question, 3 age related questions etc.)

1. QS - How many such pairs are there in word "BORINGLY"?

III. Quantitative Aptitude

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

 Number Series

 5 questions (Based on same pattern as that of previous slot)

  • 3 72 129 173 203
  • 309 309 302 276 213
  • 24 12 12 18 36
  • 126 64 34 20  
  • 4 3 5 14 55
 Data Interpretation

 2 sets (10 questions) One easy and other DI was moderate

  • One Line Graph (Based on data of number of days )
  • One Tabular graph (Visitors of Male & Female)
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.)

All the best for your exams..

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