IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 – 10 October (All Shifts)

Dear Aspirants,

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 -(10 October): Institute of Banking Selection Personnel will conduct the IBPS PO Prelims exam on October 3, 10, and 11.

The exam will be conducted in multiple shifts in computer-based mode. Once the exam is conducted, candidates can check the exam analysis provided here. The IBPS PO exam analysis will help you understand the type of questions asked, difficulty level, topic-wise weightage of marks, and a number of good attempts for various shifts.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Timing 2020 – All Shifts Details

According to the officials, the PO exams will be conducted in 4 shifts on all 3 days (3rd, 10th & 11th October 2020). Here we are providing all the details and timings of all the 4 shifts.

ShiftsReporting TimeHandwriting SampleExam Commencement TimeExam End
I08.00 AM8.45-8.50 AM09.00 am10.00 am
II10.30 AM11.15-11.20 AM11.30 am12.05 pm
III01.00 PM1.45-1.50 PM02.00 pm03.00 pm
IV03.30 PM4.15- 4.20 PM04.30 pm05.30 pm

Note: No candidate is to be allowed to enter the venue after the gate closure time.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 – Official Exam Pattern:

Before seeing the Exam Analysis, here we have given the Official Exam Pattern of IBPS PO Prelims 2020. The preliminary Exam Pattern consists of two sections, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude section, and English Language section. Quant and Reasoning have every 35 questions and carry 35 marks each, and the English Language section has 30 questions and carries 30 marks, Time Duration for this examination will be 60 minutes.

Sr. No.SubjectsNo. of questionsMarksTime
1Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
2English Language303020 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
4Total10010060 minutes

IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis Shift-1 Overall Difficulty Level:

After detailed IBPS PO exam analysis for shift 1, the overall level of the online exam held was easy to moderate. Look at the section-wise and overall good attempts for IBPS PO Prelims Shift-1 Exam held on 10th October 2020 detailed in the below table:

SectionsIBPS PO Good AttemptsLevel
Reasoning Aptitude27 – 31Easy-Moderate
English Language22 – 25Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude24 – 27Easy-Moderate
Total Marks: 10074 – 80Easy-Moderate

English Language (Easy to Moderate)

This section was also easy to moderate. The reading comprehension was based on the theme of education and there were near about 8 questions in the set of RC. The following are the questions asked in the English Language section of this exam-

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension8Easy
Phrase Rearrangement
Sentence Rearrangement5Easy
Cloze Test7
Find the correct sentence
Total30Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate)

The level of the reasoning section was of Easy to Moderate level but some students have reposted that this section was a bit lengthy comparatively. The following were the types of puzzles and seating arrangement sets faced by the candidates who appeared in the shift-1 of the exam-

  • Flat Puzzle with 3 floor
  • Line puzzle- 8 people (North South)
  • Seating arrangement – 6 people with age with age
  • Box puzzle with 9 variables

Here is the complete review for the reasoning ability section-

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Easy to Moderate
Direction1Easy
Blood Relations4Easy
Inequality5Easy
Syllogism4Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous1Easy
Total35Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy to Moderate)

The Quantitative Aptitude section was of easy to moderate level as it was compared to the previous day exam. The following were the types of data interpretation questions asked in the 1st shift-

  • Pie Chart
  • Tabular DI
  • Miscellaneous DI
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation15Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy
Wrong Number Series5Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems10Easy
Total35Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis Shift-2 Overall Difficulty Level:

As per the student’s feedback, the second shift of IBPS PO Prelims exam on 10th October was Moderate. Here, we are providing you the section-wise and overall IBPS PO good attempts-

SectionsGood AttemptsLevel
Reasoning Aptitude23 – 25Moderate
English Language26 – 27Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude22 – 25Moderate to High
Total Marks: 10071 – 77Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate)

In the 2nd shift of the IBPS PO Prelims exam on 10th October, the Reasoning section had the following types of questions-

  • Puzzle -Box-color, Circle- (8 people- 4 In, 4 Out), 2 Flat (P,Q)- 5 Floor, Uncertain Line
  • Blood relation
  • Inequality
  • Direction
  • Coding- Numbers, Symbol

Here is the complete review for the reasoning ability section-

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense3Easy
Blood Relations3Easy
Inequality4Easy
Order and Ranking based2Easy
Simple Coding1Easy
Alphabets2 
Total35Easy-Moderate

English Language (Easy to Moderate)

The following are the questions asked in the English Language section of the second shift of IBPS PO Prelims 2020-

RC- Computer Technology Based, Vocab

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension (Computer based)8Easy-Moderate
Double Fillers5-6Easy
Error Detection (2-3 lines)5-6Moderate
Word Replacement5-6Easy
Rearrangement of Sentence- Biology Paragraph5Easy
Total30Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy to Moderate)

The level of questions in this shift was also easy to moderate. The following were the types of data interpretation questions asked in the 2nd shift-

  • DI – Graph (M-F), Caselet, Pie Chart on Sold Items
  • Line Graph
  • there was one more DI
  • Arithmetic- Age
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation15Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy
Missing Number Series5Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems10Easy-Moderate
Total35Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis Shift-3 Overall Difficulty Level:

IBPS PO Pre Shift 3 Exam Analysis 2020: Good Attempts

As per the students feedback, the second shift of IBPS PO Prelims exam on 10th October was Moderate. Here, we are providing you the section-wise and overall IBPS PO good attempts

SectionsGood AttemptsLevel
Reasoning Aptitude25-27Moderate
English Language22-23Easy to Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude22-24Moderate to High
Total Marks: 10069-74Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate to High)

The Quantitative Aptitude section was of moderate to high level as it was compared to the previous day exam. The following were the types of data interpretation questions asked in the 3rd shift; as per student’s review DI section was quite calculative

  • Pie Chart- 5 Questions
  • Caselet DI- 5 Questions
  • Tabular DI- 5 Questions

In Arithmetic section; Questions were from profit-loss, Average, SI- CI, Partnership

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation15Moderate to High
Approximation5Easy
Missing Number Series5Easy to Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems10Moderate
Total35Moderate to High

English Language (Easy to Moderate)

This section was Easy as it was in previous 2 shifts of IBPS PO Prelims Exam. The reading comprehension was based on the theme of Technology & Artifical Intelligence and there were near about 8 questions in the set of RC and including 3-4 marks vocab. There was no question asked from Word Swap section. The following are the questions asked in the English Language section of this exam-

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension8Easy
Error Detection (Sentence Correction)5Easy to Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement4-5Easy
Cloze Test4-5Easy to Moderate
Sentence Improvement3-4Easy
Word Rearrangement 4-5Easy
Total30Easyto Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Moderate)

The level of the reasoning section was of Easy to Moderate level but some students have reposted that this section was easy as compared to the previous shifts. The Reasoning section was quite lengthy as per the student’s review. The following were the types of puzzles and seating arrangement sets faced by the candidates who appeared in the shift-1 of the exam-

  • Circular Arrangement- In & Out
  • Straight line puzzle- North facing
  • Age based puzzle in Month & year
  • Comparison puzzle- Box-based

Here is the complete review for the reasoning ability section-

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Moderate
Direction1Moderate
Blood Relations1Easy to Moderate
Alphabetical puzzle1Easy to Moderate
Chinese Coding5Easy to Moderate
Syllogism5Easy to Moderate
Word ( PERFORMING)1Easy
Pairing (MERCHANT)1Easy
Total35Moderate

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: FAQs

  1. What is IBPS PO salary?

    Ans: The revised basic IBPS PO salary is rupees 23700 – (980 x 7) – 30560 – (1145 x 2) – 32850 – (1310 x 7) – 42020. 

  2. How many attempts are there for IBPS PO?

    Ans: You can apply for this exam if you fulfill all the required criteria. There is no restriction on the number of attempts for the IBPS Bank PO Exam. 

  3. Is there any negative marking in IBPS PO?

    Ans: Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every incorrect answer.

  4. How many sections were there in the IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2020?

    Ans: There were 3 sections- Reasoning Ability , Quantitative Aptitude and English Language

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