IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – 31st December 2020 (Supplementary Exam)


IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – 31st December 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, there was a nationwide lockdown, which led to delay in the results of many final year graduates of 2020. The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I notification that was released in the month July, had such eligibility criteria that did not facilitate this year’s graduates as their results were still pending. Hence considering these special circumstances and on demand of students, IBPS considered the situation and released a supplementary notification which allowed all such students and even those who missed applying previously to apply for IBPS RRB even after the prelims was conducted in September. Thus, today i.e. on 31st December IBPS has conducted the supplementary prelims exam and here we are providing you with section-wise detailed exam review, good attempts and questions asked in IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 2020.

Overall Analysis & Good Attempts- IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Prelims 2020

The difficulty level of questions asked in IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Exam was moderate. Students had to face difficulty due to the exam interface. English was the default language set in the exam, and all students had to choose one language from the drop-down menu that included the regional languages designated for that state before starting the exam. Now due to this, during the exam, the questions and options appeared in both English and the selected regional language, and this increased the scrolling time and reading time per question. Many students reported that they faced a lot of inconvenience due to this and the speed of the computer allotted to them.

SubjectGood Attempts
Reasoning Ability28 – 33
Quantitative Aptitude21 – 27
Total54 – 60

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Prelims Exam’s Section-wise Analysis 2020

The following are the details of the topic asked in each section along with number of questions and the difficulty level.

Reasoning Ability (Moderate)

The level of the questions asked in the reasoning section was moderate. Previously in IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam that took place in September, this section was a bit easier than today’s exam. In the supplementary exam there were 4 sets of puzzles and seating arrangement and each set had 5 questions, the following are the types of puzzles and seating arrangement sets-

  • Circular Seating Arrangement (it was a bit more difficult as reported by students)
  • 7 people seated in a vertical row
  • Parallel Rows Seating Arrangement of 8 people
  • Single line seating arrangement with 2 variables (people and fruits)
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement20Moderate to Difficult
Inequality5Easy to Moderate
Number Based2Moderate
Miscellaneous questions1Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of questions asked in the quantitative aptitude section was also moderate. 3 Sets of DI were seen in the examination- Tabular DI, Line Graph and Caselet.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation15Moderate
Quadratic Equation7Moderate
Missing Number Series5Easy to Moderate
Approximation3Easy to Moderate
Simplification2Easy to Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems8Moderate


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