Questions Asked in 2016-IBPS PO Mains

IBPS PO Mains examination 2016 clearly disclosed students that at present the pattern and level of banking examination are changing and with it comes to a need of practicing in the latest pattern.


With some modifications in the examination, there is a necessity that every banking job seeker must practice in the proper way as we can expect these major changes in forthcoming examinations too, as it is said ‘practice well ahead of time…’ so that in future you won’t sense that you missed out some significant things. We are providing the quizzes in the updated pattern so that the students practicing for upcoming exams can get to know what kind of questions were asked in IBPS Exam, here we provide you Practice Sets of IBPS PO MAINS 2016 and Memory Based Quizzes

In Reasoning and English, we’ve seen that IBPS has picked up questions from the same pattern as that of SBI PO Mains 2016. Clearly, the trend in banking exams is changing with more puzzling and tricky questions. But don’t worry, all you need to do is practice them and once you are familiar with the new pattern you can easily solve them in time.

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In SBI PO Mains-2016, the pattern of English was somewhat different from usual. Whereas, we have already warned and advised to our students to be cautious and prepare different pattern questions as well.

Now onwards, we will provide you all type of questions and possible patterns that are asked in all competitive exams. This way YOU can be better prepared for the worst.

In this section, we are providing you the Quiz based on the best possible combination of IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016 questions.

English Quiz based on IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016

Directions (1-10): In each of the following questions five options are given, of which one word is most nearly the same or opposite in meaning to the given word in the question. Find the correct option having either same or opposite meaning.


Q.1 Ludicrous







Q.2 Vituperation







Q.3 Apocryphal

(a) apocalypse



(d) braggart

(e) bellow


Q.4 Immanent

(a) amiable

(b) transcendent





Q.5 Prevaricate

(a) indenture

(b) diffidence

(c) truth

(d) consanguinity

(e) oblivion


Q.6 Apportionment







Q.7 Contumacious

(a) willful

(b) mercurial

(c) pliable

(d) pernicious

(e) jingoistic


Q.8 Sagacious


(b) sage

(c) simpleton

(d) sonorous

(e) asperse


Q.9 listless





(e) perfunctory


Q.10 Lassitude







Directions (11-15): Five statements are given below. Among these, four statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit into the theme of the passage.



(a) Businessmen who visit China have been advised to arm themselves with four P’s – patience, perseverance, persistence, and prayer. Only then they can be successful.

(b) The same suits all candidates preparing for various competitive exams.

(c) They are all positive qualities.

(d) Businessmen are indifferent to the lot of the common man.

(e) These qualities help them to earn money, power and respect in society.



(a) Happiness consists in activity, Action is invigorating like a tonic.

(b) Beggars are idle.

(c) There is no happiness like the one which stems from the use of faculties – physical or mental.

(d) The action is the glorious principle of life.

(e) People who enjoy work get a satisfaction out of it.



(a) Karnataka has taken giant strides in responsive governance,The proactive nature of the chief minister and his government makes Karnataka click.

(b) Bangalore is fast becoming a hi-tech city.

(c) Long before e-governance and transparency became buzzwords. Karnataka had already logged on to these innovative ways.

(d) The fund-based accounting system is another innovative concept developed in Bangalore.

(e) Bangalore is called the garden city.



(a) As illegal prawn farms run by Orissa’s elite eat into the mangroves, their extinction seems imminent, The mangroves that appear lush and dense form only a narrow strip.

(b) The disappearance of the mangroves would be mankind’s loss.

(c) Mangroves are natural barriers against cyclone.

(d) The area under the mangrove is shrinking at an alarming rate.

(e) Prawns are fetching the elites high profit.



(a) There seems to be more hype than truth in the reports of hunger-related deaths from Orissa,

The high mortality rate is not entirely due to hunger.

(b) In the absence of health care facilities hundreds of people succumb to malaria, diarrhea and dysentery.

(c) Inaccurate reporting and sensationalist journalism are the culprits to a large extent.

(d) A reporter ‘claimed’ he had bought two children.

(e) Lack of foot is just one of the reasons for the high mortality rate in Orissa.


Memory Based Computer Awareness Questions of IBPS PO Mains 2016
This Memory Based Computer Quiz has those level and types of questions asked in IBPS PO Mains 2016.

Q1. Which among the following is not a mobile Operating System?
(a) Bada
(b) Safari
(c) Symbian
(d) MeeGo
(e) WebOS

Q2. Which among the following key can be used as a shortcut to rename a folder in Microsoft Windows 8 and higher versions?
(a) F2
(b) F4
(c) F6
(d) F9
(e) F11

Q3. AT&T designed its first commercial modem, specifically for converting digital computer data to analog signals for transmission across its long distance network. What is the name of the modem?
(a) Telex
(b) Memex
(c) CompuServe
(d) Bell 103 dataset
(e) Dataphone

Q4. Integrated Chips or IC’s were started to be in use from which generation of Computers?
(a) 1st Generation
(b) 2nd Generation
(c) 3rd Generation
(d) 4th Generation
(e) 5th Generation

Q5. In Computer programming there is set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software and applications. Which among the following is a term for sets of requirements that govern how one application can talk to another?
(a) UPS
(b) API
(c) CGI
(d) J2EE
(e) OLE

Q6. BSoDs can be caused by poorly written device drivers or malfunctioning hardware, such as faulty memory, power supply issues, overheating of components, or hardware running beyond its specification limits. Which color screen is displayed when encountered a BSOD Error?
(a) Red
(b) Grey
(c) Black
(d) Blue
(e) Green

Q7. Which among the following is the smallest unit in an image in a computer screen?
(a) Unit
(b) Pixel
(c) Array
(d) Resolution
(e) Clip

Q8. Microsoft Word is a word processor developed by Microsoft. In MS Word Spelling Check is a feature available in which tab?
(a) File
(b) Home
(c) Insert
(d) Review
(e) References

Q9. There is a network that can connect networks ranging from small location or area to a bigger range including public packet network and large corporate networks. That network’s enterprise allows users to share access to applications, services and other centrally located resources. Its ability for a huge geographical access has transformed networking. Which among the following is that network?
(a) SAN
(b) CAN
(c) LAN
(d) WAN
(e) MAN

Q10. Which among the following is not an Object Oriented Programming Language?
(a) Python
(c) Java
(d) C++
(e) Ruby

Q11. Which cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms and it is particularly valuable for dynamic or highly changeable workloads?
(a) Dynamic Cloud
(b) Advance Cloud
(c) Hybrid Cloud
(d) Sharing Cloud
(e) Combined Cloud

Q12. If you are allowing a person on the network based on the credentials to maintain the security of your network, then this act refers to the process of ______.
(a) Authentication
(b) Automation
(c) Firewall
(d) Encryption
(e) Decryption

Q13. The use of combination of 1’s and 0’s is feature of which of the following type of Computer Language?
(a) High Level Language
(c) Machine Language
(d) C

Q14. Which among the following is a recently debated principle that Internet service providers and governments regulating the Internet should treat all data on the Internet the same, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication?
(a) Comcast
(b) Net Neutrality
(c) Oblique-net
(d) Net Fraternity
(e) Fair Web

Q15. Which among the following is an important circuitry in a computer system that directs the operation of the processor?
(a) Memory
(b) Address Bus
(c) Accumulator
(d) ALU
(e) Control Unit
Q16. MS Word is a text or document editing application program that comes in the package of MS Office Suite. Which among the given options is not related with MS Word?
(a) Page Layout
(b) Antivirus
(c) Mailings
(d) Format Painter
(e) SmartArt

Q17. Which among the following is another name for a group of 4 bits?
(a) Nibble
(b) Byte
(c) Kilo Byte
(d) Mega Byte
(e) Peta Byte

Q18. Which among the given options is IBM’s Supercomputer?
(a) Tihane-2
(b) SunwayTaihu Light
(c) Watson
(d) Shasra-T
(e) Brain

Q19. Which is a feature included in Microsoft PowerPoint software that allows the user to see all the slides in a presentation at one time?
(a) Slide Sorter
(b) Slide Master
(c) Handout Master
(d) Slide Header
(e) Reading View

Q20. Which among the given options does not have flash memory?
(a) Pen Drive
(b) Hard Disk
(c) Car Radio
(d) Memory Cards
(e) Memory Stick
 Quant questions asked in IBPS PO Mains 2016
Directions (1-5): Study the table carefully to answer the following questions.

Name of goods Cost of production

per kg

Cost of transportation Cost of packaging Selling price

per kg

Profit/Loss Percentage of profit/loss
Ghee Rs. 80 Rs. 8 Rs. 120
Rice Rs. 40 0 0 5% profit
Sugar Rs. 45 Rs. 5 Rs. 50
Milk Rs. 20 Rs. 3 Rs. 1
Pulse Rs. 70 Rs. 10 Rs. 90 6% loss

Q1. If the percentage of profit on sold Ghee is 10%, then what is its cost of packaging?
(a) Rs. 24.90
(b) Rs. 23.50
(c) Rs. 22
(d) Rs. 21.09
(e) Rs. 27.80

Q2. What is the difference between the selling price of Sugar and that of Rice, if the cost of transportation is zero for both?
(a) Rs. 56
(b) Rs. 52
(c) Rs. 58
(d) Rs. 36
(e) Rs. 72

Q3. What is the cost of packaging of Pulse?
(a) Rs. 22.5
(b) Rs. 20.04
(c) Rs. 19.91
(d) Rs. 18.71
(e) Rs. 15.74

Q4. What is the percentage profit of Milk if its selling price is 80% of the cost price of Rice?
(a) 25%
(b) 30%
(c) 32%
(d) 34%
(e) 38%

Q5. 4 kg Ghee, 3 kg Rice and 5 kg Milk are sold. What is profit or loss percentage? (The packing cost is zero for all goods) and selling price of Milk is Rs. 32 per kg?
(a) 36%
(b) 32%
(c) 30.49%
(d) 34.2%
(e) 31.5%

Q6. A trader sells a homogeneous mixture of A and B at the rate of Rs 32 per kg. What is the profit percentage of the trader?
(I) He bought B at the rate of Rs 29 per kg
(II) He bought A at Rs 8 higher than the rate of B per kg 1
(III) He bought A at the rate of Rs 34 per kg
(a) Only I and II
(b) Only I and III
(c) I, II and III together are not sufficient
(d) Either (a) or (b)
(e) Any two of these

Q7. 12 men and 8 women can complete a piece of work in 10 days. How many days will it take for 15 men and 4 women to complete the same work?
(I) 15 men can complete the work in 12 days
(II) 15 women can complete the work in 16 days
(III) The amount of work done by a woman in three-fourth of the work done by a man in one day.
(a) Only I and II or III
(b) Only II or III
(c) Only III
(d) Any two of the three
(e) Only II

Q8. What will be the sum of the ages of father and the son after five years?
I. Father’s present age is twice son’s present age
II. After ten years the ratio of father’s age to the son’s age will become 12 : 7
III. Five years ago the difference between the father’s age and son’s age was equal to the son’s present age
(a) Only I or II
(b) Only II or III
(c) Only I or III
(d) Only III
(e) Only I or II or III

Q9. What is the amount saved by Sahil per month from his salary?
(I) Sahil spends 25% of his salary on food, 35% on medicine and education.
(II) Sahil spends Rs 4000 per month on food and 15% on entertainment and saves the remaining amount.
(III) Sahil spends Rs 2500 per month on medicine and education and saves the remaining amount.
(a) Only II
(b) Only III
(c) Both II and III
(d) Only II or III
(e) None

Q10. An article is sold at 15% discount. Find the percentage gain.
(I) If the article had been sold for Rs 150 less, there would have been no profit no loss
(II) Had the article been sold for Rs 50 more, the gain would have been 15%
(III) Cost price of the article is Rs 1000
(a) Only I or III
(b) Any one of them
(c) III and either I or II
(d) Any two of them
(e) None


 Reasoning questions asked in IBPS PO Mains 2016

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

J,K,L,M,S,T,U and V are eight employees of an organization and they will attend a meeting in the four months (March, June, October & November). The meeting held in each month on 13th and 22nd date. Only two meetings held in a month.
No person can attend the meeting after L. M does not attend the meeting in the month of 31 days. S and U attends meeting after M on date 22nd of different months, while J & k attends before M and K attends after J in the same month. V does not attend the meeting in the month in which either S attends or L attends.

Q1. How many people attends meeting between S and L?
(e)None of these

Q2. Four of the following follow a same pattern find the one which does not follow?
(a) J – March
(b) S – 13
(c) U – October
(d)U – 22
(e)T – November

Q3. Who attends meeting in November?
(a) T,L
(e)none of these

Q4. Who attends meeting immediately after M?
(a) U
(b) S
(c) V
(d) T
(e) L

Q5. S attends meeting in the month of____.
(a) June
(b) October
(c) November
(d) March
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

In a certain code language,

Give solution for problem – #E4, $R3, *M7, @N8
Pure first sale great – @E4, $T5, #T5, *E4
Pet sensed ghostly form – *T3, $M4, @D6, #Y7
Spa guards picked flake – #S6, *D6, $E5, @A3

Q6. What is the code for ‘solution’?
(a) #E4
(b) $R3
(c) *M7
(d) @N8
(e) Cannot be determined

Q7. Which of the following code can be coded for ‘FRIENDS’?
(a) #S7
(b) $R7
(c) $S7
(d) @S6
(e) Cannot be determined

Q8. What is the code for ‘search from page’?
(a) *E4 @H6 $M4
(b) $R3 *E4 @D5
(c) *M7 @H5 #E4
(d) @N8 $M4 @H5
(e) Cannot be determined

Q9. What is the code for ‘Gross’?
(a) #S5
(b) $S3
(c) *S7
(d) #N5
(e) Cannot be determined

Q10. What is the code for ‘Payment’?
(a) #T4
(b) $T7
(c) *T7
(d) @N7
(e) Cannot be determined


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