Here is the detailed analysis of the most awaited exam of the year IBPS PO 2016, Day 1. This time the exam was for those who were sincere towards their studies because this time the real game changer was the English section. Today’s paper was for those who have a good sense of scanning and choosing the right questions to be done in the stipulated time! Have a look, prepare well…

English Language

(Passage asked in today’s 3:30 PM slot):

Trade is beneficial in all sorts of ways. It provides consumers with goods they could not otherwise enjoy: without it only Scots would sip lovely Islay single malts. It boosts variety: Americans can shop for Volvos and Subarus in addition to Fords. Yet its biggest boon, economists since Adam Smith have argued, is that it makes countries richer. Trade creates larger markets, which allows for greater specialization, lower costs and higher incomes. Economists have long accepted that this overall boost to prosperity might not be evenly spread. The trade between an economy in which labour was relatively scarce (like America) and one in which labour was relatively abundant (like China) could cause wages to fall in the place that was short of workers. Yet many were sceptical that such losses would crop up much in practice. Workers in industries affected by trade, they assumed, would find new jobs in other fields.

But those benefits are only visible after decades. In the short run, the same study found, America’s gains from trade with China are minuscule. The heavy costs to those dependent on industries exposed to Chinese imports offset most of the benefits to consumers and to firms in less vulnerable industries. Economists’ assumption that workers would easily adjust to the upheaval of trade seems to have been misplaced. Manufacturing activity tends to be geographically concentrated. So the disruption caused by Chinese imports was similarly concentrated, in hubs such as America’s Midwest. The competitive blow to manufacturers rippled through regional economies, battering suppliers and local service industries. Such places lacked growing industries to absorb displaced workers, and the unemployed proved reluctant (or unable) to move to more prosperous regions. Labour-market adjustment to Chinese trade was thus slower and less complete than expected. Competition from Chinese imports explains 44% of the decline in employment in manufacturing in America between 1990 and 2007. For any given industry, an increase in Chinese imports of $1,000 per worker per year led to a total reduction in annual income of about $500 per worker in the places where that industry was concentrated.

(Few questions from the passage were like the ones given below):

  1. What is the central theme of the passage?
  2. Which of the following is true as per the passage? (Had no none of these option hence, it was easier to select an answer)
  3. What is the meaning of the line ‘But those benefits are only visible after decades as used in the passage?

NOTE: The passage was an extract from an article from the most cherished magazine found on almost every politician’s or businessman’s desk and our favourite too; The Economist. Here is the link of the whole article.

We have created the exact passage from the text as asked in the paper!

The other slots have also reported the passage and cloze test to have come from the similar genre ie; Economy. Quick Tip: The best thing that the students in the coming slots can do is to keep reading a similar content so that it does not seem alien and helps them finish the section well in time! The editorials from the The Economic Times would be the best to read.

(Para Jumble from the 1st Slot):

At least the first sentence can be identified and marked easily in one scanning!

  1. Carbon sinks, 70% forest cover, powered almost entirely by mountain streams—Bhutan is a poster child for green living.
  2. It is the only country in the world that is carbon negative, which means it produces more oxygen than it consumes.
  3. So far, so good. But then, two things happened.
  4. One, India and China got richer.
  5. Bhutan, sandwiched between the two most populous nations on Earth, suffers for their sins.
  6. Glaciers are beginning to melt, flash floods and heavy rains—and even droughts—are common, and temperatures are climbing.

(Error Finding): All Slots

Error-Finding was the hero for those who have the knack of judging the sentences on the basis of the basic sense of language during reading. They presented a candidate with a lot of choice to select from and solve only the ones that they were sure about. To be analytical, out of 10, even for an average student at least 4 were manageable. The errors were simple if read with concentration. A mere skimming of the sentences won’t do any good! The errors were like;

In one sentence, ‘are a estimated needed to be changed to is an estimated’ so there was the error. In one more, to was followed by verb+ing which was not fitting the context and hence, an infinitive would have been appropriate. So that part was the error. Well, the message is crystal clear for all you intelligent souls out there… 🙂

(Cloze Test): All Slots

Here you get caught if you don’t stop yourself from attempting the ones that you aren’t really sure about! Though these were tricky yet, out of 7 at least 3 were completely doable confidently. People with concentration can even manage up to 5 fillers.

So, to total it all, even an average student who considers himself/herself not so competent in English can smartly select and manage up to 11 questions which would easily help a candidate clear the cut off. Bingo! You can breathe a sigh of relief!! 🙂

Quantitative Aptitude

This section was the sweetner! You get caged and slip the other sections!! Have a look at the exact questions from the slots in the entire day!!

Quadratic Equations:

Slot: 10:30 AM

1. 3x2+5x+2=0

2. 2x2-17x+36=0

3. 3x2+20x+25=0

4. X=√169

Slot: 1:00 AM

1. 2x2-17x+30=0

2. X2-x-20=0

3. 5x2+11x+6=0

4. X2-225=0
Y- √(225=) 0

5. X2-20x+91=0

Slot: 3.30 PM

1. 3x2+8x+4=0

2. 2x2-11x+15=0

3. X – √196= 0
Y2 – 196 = 0

4. 8x2-14x+3=0

5. 3x2+14x+15=0

Series: Same pattern throughout the slots!

Slot: (8 AM):

  1. 6,16,45,184,915 ?
  2. 11,20,38,74,?
  3. 15,21,38,65,101 ,?
  4. 24,28,19,35,10,?

Slot: (1 PM):

  1. 11, 24, 44, 70, 101, ?
  2. 18, 8, 6, 8, 24, ?
  3. 14, 25, 47, 91, ?
  4. 5, 12, 33, 136, 675, ?
  5. 28, 32, 23, 39, ?

Slot: (3:30 PM):

  1. 6, 14, 39, 160, 795, ?
  2. 18, 23, 36, 56, 82, ?
  3. 22, 10, 8, 12, 40, ?
  4. 13, 21, 37, 69, ?
  5. 25, 29, 20, 36, 11,?

Simplification: All Slots (Approximation)→ What a cakewalk! 🙂

1. 29.899%×540.41-359.98÷3

2. 988.89÷11×13+129.87=?

3. 140×11÷70=22+ ?=47

4. 15.862 + x2 ÷ 2.99 73 = 210

5. 400 ÷ 7-√442×1÷3 = ?

Maths Singles: All Slots

(Take them easy and you may have to handle butterfingers with the Reasoning Section. Ooops!!)

A mix from all the slots! Only a slight change in the values:

  1. Circumference of a circle is 42m less than perimeter of Rectangle. Radius of circle is 1/4th of length of rectangle and ratio of length & breadth of Rectangle is 7:2. Find the radius of circle?
  2. 10 men can do a piece of work in 25 days. 24 women can do it in 15 days. 10 men worked for 5 days and handed over the work to 24 women who worked for another 5 days. After 10 days what part of the work is remaining?
  3. B is 2 year older to C. A is 6 years older to C. Ratio of A’s age 7 year hence to B’s age after 4 year is 5:4. Find C’s age 6 year ago.
  4. A & B started a business with investment of Rs.1500 & Rs.2600 respectively. After 6 months from beginning B withdrew his investment and at the same time C & D invested Rs.2800 & Rs.3200 respectively. At the end of year difference between the profit earned by A&B together and that by C&D together was Rs.700. Find the total profit earned at the end of year.
  5. A product is marked 50% higher than CP and is sold at discount of 10%. Besides that he also uses a false wt and gives 800gm besides 1kg. Find his profit percentage.
  6. A milkman adds 500 ml of Water to each litre of milk he has in a container. He sells 30ltr of mixtures from container and adds 10 ltr milk in the remaining. The ratio of milk & water in the final mixture is 11:5. Find the initial quantity of milk in the container.
  7. Sunil has ₹4400 to b invested in two different schemes A & B. Scheme a offers 8% SI & B offers 15% SI. After 2 years the interest received from B is 5 times of that received from A. Find the amount invested in B.
  8. A bag contains 250 tickets (numbered 1, 2, 3, ………… , 250). A ticket is drawn at random. What is the probability that number on ticket is divisible by 4 or 5?

* Exact set on DI would be updated tomorrow in our Speed Booster section. Stay connected for the updates!

Reasoning Ability:

This section was a blessing in disguise!

Blood Relation: All Slots (In its typical SBI PO avatar)

A is the son of B. A is the brother of C. C is the mother of D and E is the brother of D. G is the father of C, and H is the daughter of A, F is the father of C.

(a)How is D related to G?

(b) How is F related to G?

(c) How is H related to B?

Quantitative Reasoning: All Slots (Similar Question was asked)

There are six ropes A, B, C, D, E and F and all have different length. E is longer than B and D, F is shorter than B and D but longer than A, E is not the longest. The length of shortest rope is 5 m and the second largest rope is of 18 m. The length of all the ropes is a whole number.

(a) If A+D is 18 than what D+E will be?

(b) What will be the value of B+F?

(c) Which rope is the longest?

Inequalities: All Slots (a bit tricky)

1. Statement: S > O ≥ U ≥ P; O ≤ T < R; T ≥ E > A

Conclusion: (i) T > U  (ii) U = T

2. Statement: P < A ≤ C ≥ K; C ≤ O < L; R ≤ N ≤ C

Conclusion: (i) L > K (ii) N < P

3. Statement: S ≤ T ≤ R ≤ E; P ≥ E ≤ N

Conclusion: (i) P ≥ T (ii) S ≤ N

4. Statement: P < A ≤ C ≥ K; C ≤ O < L; R ≤ N ≤ C  

Conclusion: (i) R ≤ A (ii) O > P

5. Statement: S > O ≥ V ≥ P; O ≤ T < R; T ≥ E > A

Conclusion: (i) O ≤ A (ii) P > R 

* The puzzles, venn diagram and Direction based questions would soon be provided in our speed booster section for your practice! Stay connected for the updates!

All the Best!

Happy Studies 🙂

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