(Sample Paper) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Assistant Manager (Territory) (Preliminary) Exam - 2016

(Sample Paper) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Assistant Manager (Territory) (Preliminary) Exam - 2016

Scheme of Preliminary Examination :

The test details are as follows :

Sr. No Name of Test No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
  Total 100 100 1 hour

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IPPB. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IPPB depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for the Online Main Examination.

Sample Questions :

Please note that the types of questions in this handout are only illustrative and not exhaustive. In the actual examination you will find questions of a higher difficulty level on some or all of these types and also questions on the types not mentioned here. Some sample questions are given below.


This is a test to see how well you ‘know’ English. Your English language ability would be tested through questions on grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of a passage, etc. Study and answer the sample questions given below. Please remember, in the test paper there may be questions of several other types also.

Directions : Pick out the most appropriate word from amongst the words given below each sentence to complete it meaningfully

Q.1. He quickly glanced .............................. the book to find what it said about the Indian economy.

(1) at
(2) through
(3) in
(4) to
(5) over

Q.2. The counsel urged the court to ........................... down the obnoxious law.

(1) enact
(2) enforce
(3) cancel
(4) strike
(5) declare

Q.3. The local official ........................... the Minister of the situation.

(1) explained
(2) warned
(3) apprised
(4) told
(5) intimated

Directions : Read each sentence given below to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part of the sentence is your answer. If there is no error, the answer is ‘No error’.

(Ignore errors of punctuations, if any)

In addition to the above questions, there may be a passage in English for comprehension. You will be asked questions based on the passage.


This is a test to see how well you can think. It contains questions of various kinds. Here are some sample questions.

Directions : In each of the following questions, there is a group of letters or words given. Four of the five are alike in a certain way, while one is different. Find out the one which is different.

Q.1. In the series given below count each 5 which is not immediately preceded by 3 but is immediately followed by 7. How many such 5’s are there ?

1 5 7 3 5 7 4 7 3 7 2 5 6 5 8 5 7 4 5 6 5 5 7 1 5 7 7 5 5

(1) 1
(2) 2
(3) 3
(4) 4
(5) 5

Q.2. The town of Paranda is located on Green lake. The town of Akram is West of Paranda. Tokhada is East of Akram but West of Paranda. Kakran is East of Bopri but West of Tokhada and Akram. If they are all in the same district, which town is the farthest West ?

(1) Paranda
(2) Kakran
(3) Akram
(4) Tokhada
(5) Bopri

Q.3. STAMMERING is related to SPEECH in the same way as DEAFNESS is related to which of the following ?

(1) EAR
(3) DUMB
(5) TALK

Q.4. Madhav ranks seventeenth in a class of thirty-one. What is his rank from the last ?

(1) 13
(2) 14
(3) 15
(4) 16
(5) 17

Q.5. Sapling is related to Tree as -----

(1) Horse is related to Mare
(2) River is related to Brook
(3) Bud is related to Flower
(4) Student is related to Teacher
(5) Tree is related to Furniture

Q.6. Which letter should be in place of the question mark in the following series ?

G H J M ? V

(1) T
(2) S
(3) R
(4) U
(5) Q

Q.7. If the first and the second letters in the word ‘DEPRESSION’ were interchanged, also the third and the fourth letters, the fifth and sixth letters and so on, which of the following would be the seventh letter from the right ?

(1) R
(2) O
(3) S
(4) I
(5) Other than those given as options


Q.1-2. Directions : In each of the following questions one number is missing. The place where the number is missing is shown by a question mark (?). You have to find out which one of the answers shown against 1, 2, 3 and 4 can replace the question mark. If none of these four can replace the question mark, you will indicate (5) i.e. ‘Other than those given as options’ as your answer.

Q.3. If the profit made by selling a pen for Rs.10 is as much as its cost, what is the cost price of the pen ?

(1) Rs.3/-
(2) Rs.5/-
(3) Rs.10/-
(4) Rs.20/-
(5) Other than those given as options

Q.4. Which of the following can be exact multiple of 4 ?

(1) 27114
(2) 58204
(3) 48402
(4) 32286
(5) Other than those given as options

Also, there may be some questions based on graphs and tables.

Directions : Given below is a table showing percentages out of a total of 700 employees ranking six attributes that help promotion. Rank I is the highest. Study the table carefully and answer questions that follow :

Q.5. Which attribute for promotion has received the highest rank ?

(1) Perseverance
(2) Seniority
(3) Honesty
(4) Sociability
(5) Efficiency

Q.6. How many employees gave rank III to intelligence?

(1) 119
(2) 98
(3) 77
(4) 70
(5) 10

Q.7. Which attribute is considered the least important for Promotion ?

(1) Honesty
(2) Intelligence
(3) Perseverance
(4) Efficiency
(5) Sociability

Courtesy: IPPB

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