IBPS PO Pre 2017 Changes In English,Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Section
New Pattern English Questions Asked In IBPS PO 2017
In Shift 1 of 7th Oct 2017, topics were:
- Reading Comprehension
- Phrase Replacement + Error Detection (new pattern).
Reading Comprehension was related to the impact of the recession (2008) on US Economy and of Moderate to Difficult level. Questions on Synonyms and antonyms were also included in Reading Comprehension.
Logical English played a major role and was a source of amazement for students who were not ready for such twists in the English Section.
Further more, In Shift 2 of 7th Oct 2017, Logical English questions were prevalent .This seemed all greek to those who were not ready for the change and didn’t practice well.
To understand the twists introduced in English Section read the following examples:
Direction : Below in each questions some sentences are given, find the sentence which is not really contributing to the main theme and the of the passage or find the odd sentence out and rearrange the remaining sentences to make a coherent paragraph. If the given sentence is correct as it is then choose option (e). If the sequence is the one which is not given then choose option (d) as your choice
(A) keep their inner life (B)/ Tightly under control (C)/ Educational institutions seldom serve as precise mirrors (D)/Of historical change because pedagogic and administrative rituals (E)/ That have nicely preserved an empty shell of a special inherited identity
(d) None of these
(e) No correction required
How to attempt: In this type of questions, all you need to is a thorough reading. By reading alone, you will be able to figure out which part should be the sentence starter. Hold on the link and frame the sentence and mark the left out sentence out. See the correct answer below
Sol. CDAB is the correct sequence.
Sentence (E) is the one which is the odd one out.
Direction:Below in each questions some sentences are given, find the sentence which is not really contributing to the main theme and OUT of the passage or find the odd sentence and rearrange the remaining sentences to make a coherent paragraph.
A. There has to be a shift away from large budgets for collection and transport by private contractors, to the processing of segregated garbage.
B. Improving on the national record of collecting only 80% of waste generated and being able to process just 28% of that quantum, requires behaviour modification among citizens and institutions.
C. But what is more important is that the municipal bodies put in place an integrated system to transport and process what has been segregated at source.
D. More than a year after the notification of the much-delayed Solid Waste Management Rules, cities and towns are in no position to comply with its stipulations, beginning with the segregation of different kinds of waste at source and their scientific processing.
E. Neither are urban local governments treating the 62 million tonnes of waste generated annually in the country as a potential resource.They have left the task of value extraction mostly to the informal system of garbage collectors and recyclers.
How to attempt: In this type of questions, take a bird’s eye view, find out the common theme which is described in all statements, and rearrange the jumbled up sentences. Statement which is not contributing to the main theme of the passage need to kept out. See the correct answer below .
Sol. DEBC is the correct sequence. Statement A is out of context and it does not contribute to the paragraph. In DEBC statements, Solid Waste Management is discussed. Whereas, statement A highlight budgets for collection and transport by private contractors, which is not required here.
Direction : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. Choose the sentence /Option which is CORRECT without any errors in it. If all the sentences are incorrect mark (e) as the answer.
(a) Disharmonious relationship with fellow human beings, society and with nature also emanates much from our imbalance relationship with nature.
(b) Disharmonious relationship with fellow human beings, with society and with nature also emanates many from our imbalanced relationship with nature.
(c) Disharmonious relationship with fellow human beings, with society and with nature also emanates much from our imbalanced relationship with nature.
(d) Disharmonious relationship with fellow human beings, with society and nature also emanated many from our imbalance relationship to nature.
(e) All are Incorrect
How to attempt: Error detection section also gave a horrible time to students in the examination hall. IBPS included a twist here. Unlike conventional Error detection, Four sentences were given, in which you were asked to find out the most appropriate sentence. While reading the sentences, examine tense , grammar. See the correct answer below .
Sol. Disharmonious relationship with fellow human beings, with society and with nature also emanates much from our imbalanced relationship with nature.
Statement B and D are incorrect because “Much” is used for uncountable nouns, “Many” is used for countable nouns. Hence use of many is incorrect here.
Further more, On 8th Oct 2017 IBPS again changed its the course.
This section has again surprised many aspirants with a new representation of Fillers and Error Detection questions.
Directions: In the questions given below, find out which of the phrases (I), (II), (III) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required mark (e) as the answer.
Que. The air conditioner cuts in when the temperature gets to 22°C.
I. Cut back
II. Cut down
III. Cut over
(b)Only I and II
(e)No change required
How to attempt: This types of questions are purely based on phrasal verbs and knowledge of phrasal verbs came handy to many students who practiced new pattern English questions based on phrasal verbs.
Sol. cut in-start operating (of an engine or electrical device)
cut in-pull in too closely in front of another vehicle
cut something down-make something fall to the ground
cut something out-remove part of something (usually with scissors and paper)
cut back on something-consume less
By introducing Sentence fillers in place of conventional para-jumbles and close test, IBPS made out with the old and in with the new
Directions : Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which a sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
Que.Mental illness is often stigmatized . (_______). It is not as obviously fatal as many physical illnesses. But it still takes a heavy human and economic toll. That is why it is important that politicians make good on their promises—and that ordinary people dig deep, too.
A) Though the brain is extraordinarily complex, further scientific breakthroughs can be expected.
B) Post-traumatic stress disorder was only defined in 1980; understanding of that condition has jumped forward in the past few years, as have the treatments for it.
C) Past investigations into early interventions in psychosis have since repaid themselves many times over.
D) Many illnesses afflict the old disproportionately, but mental illness tends to strike the young, undermining productivity.
E) It lacks an effective lobby to match the groups that represent victims of cancer and heart disease.
Sol. In the next statement after the blank, mental illness is compared with physical illness and is said that politicians and people should take this matter seriously. Now in option E) also mental illness is compared with cancer and heart disease that are physical illness and it is said that it lacks effective lobby to match.. lobby- attempts.
Changes In Quantitative Aptitude Section Of IBPS PO Pre 2017
Quantitative Aptitude Section has always been giving heebie-jeebies to the students, many of them are bundle of nerves while attempting this particular section. Well, this is a fact that this section is a bit time-consuming and difficult in general. But if we talk about Quantitative Aptitude Section of IBPS PO Prelims 2017, the case was completely different. Students who appeared for the exam told that this section was quite easier when compared to other sections. Changed pattern of the number of questions on inequalities, number series and approximation, and increased number of questions from the arithmetic section made this year’s pattern different from that of last year’s. And students, you can’t ignore the fact that this very section can prove to be very scoring as well. The only way to ace the scores in the section is strenuous practice.
The trick to ace Quantitative Aptitude test is to attempt the questions on Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation first and then you can go for Number Series. The total number of questions on these topics will be 11 (6+5). After having attempted all these questions efficiently, go for Data Interpretation. As per the Examination held on 7th and 8th of October, the total number of questions on DI will be 12. Also, the number of questions on topics from Arithmetic section like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, etc. too has increased from the usual number 10 to a new number 12 this year whereas difficulty level remained the same as previous year’s. Attempt the questions on Arithmetic portion in the end.
The sectional cut off for Quantitative Aptitude Section in 2015 and 2016 were 7.75 and 8.25 respectively. The average time to be spent on this section should be 25 minutes. Practice continuously, it will pay big time.
Changes In Reasoning Section Of IBPS PO Prelims 2017
This section is no doubt going to make your blood run cold with a great number of puzzles that was as great as 25 in the 4th shift of October. You can choose to leave an extremely difficult puzzle but keep it in mind that it is just impossible to overlook puzzles as the expected number of total questions based on puzzles is 20-25 out of total 35 questions.
The major changes seen in the Reasoning Section of IBPS PO Prelims Exams seen in the pattern of the number of questions on were Coding-Decoding, Syllogism, and Inequality. In some shifts, the questions on Inequality were missing whereas the number of questions on Coding Decoding were missing in the other. Another major variation seen this year was the appearance of the questions based on Machine input and output in the Prelims Exam that was generally asked in Mains Examination. You literally need to practice quite hard if you genuinely wish to ace the grades in this particular section. And yes, do read the question very carefully, you can miss a few important points while solving puzzles or the other questions and mark a wrong answer too.
Make sure that the time that you spend on solving this section doesn’t exceed 20 minutes. The sectional cut off for Reasoning Ability Section in 2015 and 2016 were 11.25 and 8.50 respectively.
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