IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked

IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked

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IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked on October 23rd

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 was a mixed bag of surprises. A lot of aspirants are curious about the kind of questions asked in the examination.

Kindly find below the questions asked based on memory of students who attempted the paper. We invite you to keep giving your own feedback on questions as well.

IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked (Section Wise)

IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked: English Language

Spotting Errors

a)/The Egyptian mathematician Euclids b)/suggested that before we judge intelligent men c)/who have made some astounding inventions we must know what d)/ without them science will not progress.e)/No error


1. Many Indian companies with global input need language experts to help them in foreign countries.
2. As the global market expansion happens, the need of linguists who can communicate in foreign language will increase.
3. The joy of being able to communicate with people from different cultures, and to understand their society is valuable experience.
4. Due to  the level of interaction with foreign experts, translators are of utmost necessity  in many companies.
5. But learning a foreign language is fast becoming a necessary job skill in its own right.

IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked: Quantitative Aptitude

Numeric Ability

Q. The average salary of 80 employees in an organization is Rs.20,000 per month. If the no of bosses is twice the no of subordinates, then find the average salary of a subordinate ?

Q. Asha and Gaytri can do a piece of work in 5 and 8 days respectively. They start working alternatively starting from Gaytri, then in how many days the work is completed ?

Q. The ratio of two numbers is 5:6. If 2 is subtracted from both the numbers, the ratio becomes 3:4. Find the sum of the two numbers?

IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked: Reasoning Ability

Seating Arrangement

A, P, R, X, S and Z are sitting in a row. S and Z are in the centre. A and P are at the ends. R is sitting to the left of A. Who is to the right of P ?

L,M, M,O,P and Q are sitting in a row. P and Q are in the centre, L and S are at the ends. M is sitting to the left of L. Who is to the right of M ?

Blood Relations

If E is the brother of F, F is the sister of G; and G is the father of H, how H is related to E?

IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked on October 22nd


IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked (Section Wise)

IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked: English Language

Spotting Error

1)Women generally live longer than their husbands,/ 2) which makes it essential for them/ 3) to save money that will help them/ 4) build corpse to last a lifetime./ 5) No error.



1.In many countries, corruption is everywhere and daily life is riddled with situations in the Gray zone between legal and illegal.

2. A corrupt act is often – but not necessarily – illegal.

3. In handling corruption you will often face a Gray zones and dilemmas.

4. Corruption is a broad term covering a wide range of misuse of entrusted funds and power for personal gain i.e. Theft, fraud, nepotism, abuse of power etc.

5.Countries should come together and fight corruption.

1.From London to Los Angeles,Berlin to Bangalore, seeding anger at standstills is a common emotion felt by all drivers.
2.The cause of traffic jams are well understood (accidents;poor infrastructure;peakhour traffic, and variable traffic speeds on congested roads).
3.But what is the cost of all this waiting around ?
4.The center for Economics and Business Research, a London based consultancy , ad INRIX , a traffic-date firm , have estimated the impact of such delays on the British,French,German and American economics.
5.To do so they measured three costs:how sitting in traffic reduces productivity of the labour force;how inflated transport costs push up the prices of goods ; and the carbon-equivalent cost of the fumes that exhaust splutter out.
6.In 2013 the expense from congestion totaled $200 billion(0.8% of GDP) cross the four countries . As road building fails to keep up with the increasing numbers of cars on the road, that figure is expected to rise to nearly $300 billion by 2030.

Cloze Test

  1. The idea that technology can revolutionize education is not new. In the 20th century almost every new invention was supposed to have big implications for schools. Companies promoting typewriters, moving pictures, film projectors, educational television, computers and CD-ROMS have all promised to improve student performance. A great deal of money went into computers for education in the dot.com boom of the late 1990s, to little avail, though big claims were advanced for the difference they would make. These claims were not entirely false: some bright, motivated children did use new technologies to learn things they would have missed otherwise. In many classrooms, too, computers have been used to improve efficiency and keep pupils engaged. But they did not transform learning in the way their boosters predicted. It is wise, therefore, to be sceptical about the claims made for the current wave of innovation. Yet there are also reasons to believe that a profound shift is occurring. Over the course of the 20th century mass education produced populations more literate, numerate and productive than any the world had seen before. But it did so, usually, in an impersonal manner, with regimented rows of children chanting their times-tables as Teacher tapped the blackboard with a cane. Schooling could never be tailored to each child, unless you employed lots of teachers.
  2. No generation is more at ease with online, collaborative technologies than today’s young people— “digital natives”, who have grown up in an immersive computing environment. Where a notebook and pen may have formed the tool kit of prior generations, today’s students come to class armed with smart phones, laptops and iPods. This era of pervasive technology has significant implications for higher education. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of survey respondents from the public and private sectors say that technological innovation will have a major impact on teaching methodologies over the next five years. “Technology allows students to become much more engaged in constructing their own knowledge, and cognitive studies show that ability is key to learning success, Online degree programmes and distance e-learning have gained a firm foothold in universities around the world. What was once considered a niche channel for the delivery of educational content has rapidly become mainstream, creating wider access to education, new markets for content and expanded revenue opportunities for academic institutions Identify the blanks
  3. A teacher who uses progress monitoring works with the goals in the IEP, and the state standards for the child’s grade level, to develop goals that can be measured and tracked, and that can be used to divide what the child is expected to learn by the end of the year into shorter, measurable steps. For example, the child may have a reading goal that is stated in terms of the number of words per minute expected by the end of the year. Or, the child may have a math goal that is stated as the number of problems scored correctly on tests covering the math content for the year. Once the teacher sets the goals and begins instruction, then he or she measures the child’s progress toward meeting the goals each week. All the tests have the same level of difficulty, so the weekly tests can reflect the child’s rate of progress accurately. With each test, the teacher compares how much the child is expected to have learned to the child’s actual rate of learning. If the child is meeting or exceeding the expectation, the teacher continues to teach the child in the same way. If the child’s performance on the measurement does not meet the expectation, then the teacher changes the teaching. The teacher might change the method being used, the amount of instructional time, the grouping arrangement (for example, individual instruction versus small-group instruction), or some other aspect of teaching. In this process, the teacher is looking for the type and amount of instruction that will enable the child to make enough progress toward meeting the goal. The measurements take from 1 to 5 minutes, so the child should not have the feeling of constantly being tested. In addition, since the teacher measures progress frequently — usually once a week — he or she can revise the instructional plan as soon as the child needs it, rather than waiting until a test or the state assessment shows that the child’s instructional needs are not being met.
  4. Global  competition  and  the  workforce In  today’s  technology-enabled  knowledge  economy,  many  universities  find  themselves  facing  a  new challenge:  how  not  only  to  equip  students  with  an  adequate  education  in  their  field  of  study,  but also  to  arm  them  with  the  skills  and  knowledge  required  to  leverage  technology  effectively  in  the workplace.  How  well  do  current  graduates  fare?  Some  academics  in  the  US  warn  that  the  quality  of  their domestic  university  brand  may  be  slipping.  Private-sector  respondents  are  particularly  concerned,  with 46%  expressing  worry  that  the  US  is  lagging  behind  other  countries  in  its  ability  to  produce  high quality  professionals. In  fact,  only  about  40%  of  all  survey  respondents  believe  that  current  graduates are  able  to  compete  successfully  in  today’s  global  marketplace. Generational  issues  also  play  a  role  in  training  the  workforce  of  the  future.  For  more  than  a  decade, author  Amy  Lynch  has  studied  Generation  Y  (individuals  born  between  1982  and  2001,  also  referred to  as  “millennials”)  and  the  American  culture  shaping  it.  When  considering  overall  job-readiness,  she says  that  “today’s  millennials  are  open  to  collaboration,  have  an  enormous  facility  for  multi-tasking, and  are  at  ease  with  new  technologies.  But  they  seem  to  have  more  limited  experience  in  independent decision-making  than  past  generations.”  To  help  impart  that  experience,  universities  may  need  to ensure  that  collaborative  student  projects  have  not  only  an  online  instructional  component  but  defined areas  of  individual  responsibility  as  well. Although  employers  expect  graduates  to  have  amassed  most  of  the  requisite  technology  skills before  joining  their  organisations,  more  than  one-third  of  those  responding  from  the  private  sector say  that  they  assume  some  on-the-job  training  will  be  necessary  to  acclimatise  new  employees.  “This generation  is  not  content  with  passive  involvement,”  says  Ms  Lynch.  “Companies  need  to  make  training programmes  more  engaging,  retention  programmes  more  personalised,  and  process  improvement initiatives  more  open  to  employee  input.”

IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked: Quantitative Aptitude

Numeric Ability

Q. The ratio of total surface area to lateral surface area of a cylinder whose radius is 160 cm and height 140 cm, is __________.

Q. Nihal’s age after eight years will be three-fourth of his father’s age. Ten years ago, the ratio of their ages was 1 : 6. What is Nihal’s father’s age at present?

Q. A mixture of milk and water has been kept in two different vessels. Ratio of milk to water in one of the containers is 8 : 2 and that in the other container 6 : 4. In what ratio the mixtures of these two containers should be added together so that the quantity of milk in the new mixture may become 60%? 

Number Series



240.02 ÷ 5.99 + 340  ÷ 16.85
√11.02 * 11.99 – ? + 19.98 = 30.05
29.99% of 450.01 * 25.02% of 39.98

IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked: Reasoning Ability

Sitting Arrangement

Five girls are sitting on a bench to be photographed. Asha is to the left of Lata and to the right of Nimi. Pushpa is to the right of Lata. Reema is between Lata and Pushpa. Who is sitting immediate right of Pushpa ?

Blood Relations

G is son of J, J is father of G. J is married to H, D is only daughter of H, I is brother of G, B is married to G, K is son of I, A is son of P who is married to D.

T is the son of P. P is the mother of L. A is son of P who is married to D, L is Only daughter of A. B is the son in law of A. N is daughter of B


IBPS PO 2016 Questions Asked on October 16th

Note: This year in all the four shifts of Day 1 (October 16th, 2016), English section was the most challenging whereas Quantitative Aptitude was the simplest. Overall the paper was not very predictable.

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