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IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is about to conduct the Mains examination on 30th November 2019. IBPS PO Recruitment 2019 is looking to fill 4336 vacancies. The IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019 will provide a comprehensive review of both the online & descriptive exam, difficulty level & expected cut off for the mains test.

  • IBPS PO Mains Cut Off for mains exam is expected to be 77 for general category students only.
  • The online objective test will be conducted for 3 hours while the offline Descriptive test will be conducted for 30 minutes. 
  • As per the previous year IBPS PO Paper Analysis for Mains test, the exam is expected to be Moderate to Tough in terms of difficulty.
  • The IBPS PO Marks Normalization will re-calculate candidates score to make the Result marks fair for all candidates

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019

The review for the Mains test will be updated once the first shift is over. Keep tabs of this post to know more about the mains exam. 

  • Marks scored in the Mains test will be considered for final selection.
  • Candidates will have to clear the Sectional Cut Off as well as the overall cut off to enter the next stage of the exam. 
  • IBPS PO Mains Analysis will give an insight about the cut off marks. 
  • Go through the IBPS PO Preparation Tips for mains test to form the right strategy for the test. 
  • As each shift gets over, we will update the IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019 in this post.

IBPS PO Mains Paper Analysis 2019 for Shift 1

Here is the overall IBPS PO Mains Analysis. Go through the below table to know the overall difficulty level and the number of good attempts.

  • As per the review received by students, the overall difficulty level fo the paper was Moderate to Difficult
  • 10-15 questions appeared from Banking Awareness
  • 6-7 questions from Logical Reasoning was asked
Section Number of Questions Marks Difficulty Level Number of Good Attempts
English Language 35 40 Moderate 25-28
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 35 60 Easy to Moderate 28-32
Data Analysis & Interpretation 45 60 Moderate 30-35
General Awareness 40 40 Easy to Moderate 30-34
Total 155 200 Moderate 113-129
Descriptive Test (English Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 Moderate

IBPS PO Shift 1 Analysis 2019

IBPS PO Descriptive Analysis


  • Social Media Influence,
  • Ethical Banking,
  • FDI

Letter Writing 

  • Write a letter to your bank’s branch manager informing him that your EMI installment of Rs. 3000 has been deducted instead of Rs. 2000. Request him to take the necessary action to roll back the transaction or adjust the amount.
  • Write a letter to the Road Transport Authority expressing your concern over the usage of high beam LED lights in bikes and cars
  • Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your concern on the state of elderly living alone by themselves. Request the government to take some initiatives to help the senior citizens living alone.

Questions Asked in the English Language

  • Error Detection - 3-4 questions
  • Cloze test based on Grammar
  • 5 questions from Rearrangement
  • RC based on Economy, Budget, GDP
  • Para jumbles (error detection)

Questions asked in Data Analysis & Interpretation

  • Questions from DI (Pie Chart and Bar Graph)
  • Probability-Based Caselet
  • Puzzle Based Caselet
  • Time & Work-Based Question
  • Comparison based Number Series 
  • Bar Graph DI

Questions Asked in Reasoning

  • Floor Based and Box based questions
  • Coding & Decoding - 3 questions
  • Direction Based Problem 
  • Circular based Seating Arrangement Puzzle (7 people based)
  • Machine Input & Output Questions

Questions Asked in General Awareness

  • Current Affairs questions from November month and July month
  • There were more of Banking Awareness Questions than Current Affairs
  • Question on Economy Survey 

1. What is the theme of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2019?
Ans: "Engage the Past Through Sound and Images"
2. Which actor unveiled the ICC World Cup Cup trophies for the men's and women's tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)?
Ans: Kareena Kapoor  
3. Which is the first central government healthcare center to have a robotic surgery facility?
Ans: Safdarjung Hospital 
4. Which institute has made the first-ever Indian Brain Atlas (IBA)?
Ans: International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad
5. Vikram Solar based in which city? 
Ans: Kolkata
6. Who is the author of the book “The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra”?
Ans: Arupjyoti Saikia
7. Srei Equipment Finance Ltd partnered with which bank to provide loans to MSMEs Sector?
Ans: United Bank of India (UBI)
8. How many countries have signed the International Solar Alliance (ISA) framework?
Ans: 83
9. Which organization presented the Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2019 for social justice? 
Ans: Harmony Foundation
10. Which company signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NTPC Limited and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)? 
Ans: Siemens Limited
11. Hyderabad has been announced as ‘Creative City’ by UNESCO for?
Ans: Gastronomy
12. In which state the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide USD 451 mn loan to strengthen power connectivity of CKIC?
Ans: Tamil Nadu
13. India and ADB (Asian Development Bank) signed a 200-million dollar loan agreement for upgrading roads in which state?
Ans: Maharashtra
14. Who has become the first state in the country to get the law on contract farming?
Ans: Tamil Nadu
15. As per the National Health Profile (NHP) 2019, what percentage of GDP of India is spent on public expenditure on health?
Ans: 1.28%
16. Which state government has launched the ABADHA scheme?
Ans:  Odisha
17. Recipient of the 2018 Vyas Samman wrote 'Jitane Log Utane Prem' poem?
Ans: Liladhar Jagudi
18. Who has become the first Indian to win the Italian Golden Sand Art Award, 2019?
Ans: Sudarsan Pattnaik
19. Where is the headquarter of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank?
Ans: Bengaluru
20. Who has been appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) of India?
Ans: Sharad Arvind Bobde
21. Baroda FASTag is based on which technology? 
Ans:  Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology
22. MD & CEO of Indian Overseas Bank Karnam Sekar was the former MD and CEO of which bank?
Ans: Dena Bank
23. Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) set up, owned and operated by non-bank entities are called ___
Ans: "White Label ATMs" (WLAs)
24. Which bank has launched a new Fixed Deposit (FD) scheme - FD Health?
Ans: ICICI Bank 
25. sbiINTOUCH Tap & Go Debit Card is based on which technology?
Ans: Near Field Communication (NFC) Contactless Technology
26. RBI approves the merger of 13 District Cooperative Banks with state cooperative banks of which state? 
Ans: Kerala
27. Global Alumni Endowment Fund has been launched by which institute?
Ans: IIT Delhi
28. The government announced to set up an alternative investment fund (AIF) worth Rs 25,000 crore for__. 
Ans: Housing Sector 
29. Bharosa Saving Accounts is launched by which Payments Bank? 
Ans: Airtel Payments Bank
30. The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) prepared the Report of __.
Ans: National Health Profile
31. The CIBIL Score containing how many digits?
Ans: Three (The CIBIL Score is a 3-digit number ranging from 300-900).
32. Which resolution scheme was launched to solve the NPA problem through a market-led approach?  
Ans: Project Sashakt
33. Indian Railways’ which zone conducted ‘Operation Dhanush’against ticket touts involved in e-ticketing? 
Ans: Central Railway zone
34. Who is the Chairman of the high-level panel to suggest possible structures and regulations for creating 'social stock exchanges' formed by SEBI?
Ans: Ishaat Husain 

What is Next After IBPS PO Mains Exam 2019?

  1. The Result for the mains test will be declared in December 2019. 
  2. Selected candidates that clear the Mains exam will be called for a face to face interview in the month of February 2020.
  3. Final Appointment of candidates will be based on the marks achieved in the Mains Exam + Interview.
  4. The Provisional allotment for selected candidates will be done in April 2020. 

IBPS PO Mains Shift Timings 2019

The Mains exam for Probationary officer recruitment will be conducted in 2 shifts on 30th November 2019. Candidates are suggested to go through the IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis to know about difficulty level of the paper.

More information about the shift timings will be updated when the week before the mains test. 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2019

The IBPS PO Mains Analysis will give an idea about the Good Attempts in each section of the exam. Mains exam will be conducted on Onlne and Offline.

The exam pattern for the mains online test has been displayed in the table below:-

Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

The exam pattern for the offline test will be based on the following pattern

Descriptive Test  No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Minutes 
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IBPS PO Result 2018 for Mains Out | Check your result here

IBPS PO Result for Mains is out today. Get all the details on the IBPS PO Mains Result and know how to check your result.

IBPS PO Result for Mains

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to declare the results of IBPS PO 2018 for Mains. The Mains exam for IBPS PO was held on 18th November 2018. IBPS has hereby notified that the roll numbers of candidates who have successfully cleared the Mains round are being published. The IBPS PO Mains Result is out now. Candidates must remember that they can check the result only from 17th December 2018 to  24th December 2018. Get the direct link to check your result.

How to Check IBPS PO Mains Result

Direct Link to check: IBPS PO Mains Result 2018


  • Visit the official IBPS website.
  • Then, click on the PO recruitment link for 2018.
  • After that, find and click on the IBPS Probationary Officer Result link.
  • Finally, check your result.
  • You can download the Result PDF for future.

Congratulations to all Qualified Candidates!!

The scorecard along with IBPS PO mains cut off shall be released after 1 week of the result being published. Stay tuned to catch our latest update on IBPS PO Mains Result and Score Card here.

Do let us know your Question Attempts in the comment section. It will help in analyzing the expected cut off:

So, tell us, did you find our post on IBPS PO Result 2018 for Mains helpful? Then, keep visiting us regularly for more result updates. And do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. ‘Cause your opinion matters!

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IBPS PO Admit card for Mains 2018 out – Download Now!

IBPS PO admit card for Mains has been released. Find below the details of the exam and get the direct link to download the IBPS PO Mains Admit card.

IBPS PO Admit Card 2018

The recruitment exam of Probationary Officers every year is conducted by IBPS, to appoint individuals as PO in the 19 different Nationalized Banks under Institute of Banking Personnel. The IBPS PO Mains exam is scheduled on 18th of November 2018. Now, the IBPS PO Mains Admit Card is released. You have been preparing yourself with the best possible way. Get below the direct link to download the IBPS PO Admit Card for Mains 2018 Exam.

How to download the IBPS PO Mains admit card 2018

Download IBPS PO Mains Admit Card

  1. Click on the direct link to download IBPS PO hall ticket for Mains 2018.
  2. Enter Registration number and Password or Date of Birth.
  3. View your exam date & exam timing.
  4. Download the IBPS PO call letter 2018.
  5. Take Print out for exam purpose.

You can download the admit card from 1st November 2018 to 18th November 2018.

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Details Mentioned in the IBPS PO Admit Card

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll Number or Registration Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Test Center
  • Instructions for exam

All details regarding the exam can be found in the official Information Handout provided by IBPS. Read from the given link below:

As you all know, the admit card is a very important document for any exam. Without Admit Card, you shall not be eligible for entry into the exam center premises. Therefore, always remember to carry the admit card. You must also carry anyone valid photo ID proof like PAN Card, AADHAR card, Voters ID, Driving license and Passport. You must also carry 2 passport size photographs and one ballpoint pen. Do not carry a mobile phone or electronic devices to the examination hall.

You can also have a look at the previous year cut off for IBPS PO Mains Exam and prepare yourself accordingly.

Selection Process for IBPS PO

IBPS PO Selection Process comprises of the Preliminary exam, Mains exam, and Interview. The Preliminary and mains exam will be a Online test. Candidates who clear the Preliminary exam will qualify for mains exam. Those who clear the main exam will qualify for the interview. IBPS will issue separate admit cards for each process. IBPS will issue separate admit card for the Preliminary exam, mains exam and interview.Practice latest IBPS PO Mock test to enhance your Preparation.

We will keep informing you about all latest notifications on IBPS PO. Subscribe to our notifications to void the chance of missing out important announcements.  You can also write to us in the comments section and let us know about your doubts.

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IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips to Enhance Your Preparation

IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips – Find the preparation tips and strategies and know how to crack the IBPS PO Mains exam 2018. Get here all information on the important topics and plan your move with the useful tricks.

IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips  2018

IBPS PO Prelims exams are over and results are expected to be released soon. We are sure that you have performed well and hence should continue your hard work for the upcoming IBPS PO 2018 Mains exam. The scheduled IBPS PO Mains Exam Date is 18th November 2018. You can get here all the guidance on the preparation strategy for the exam.

We all know that the IBPS PO is being conducted in 3 phases:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

While the Prelims exam is qualifying in nature, the marks obtained in Mains Exam shall be deciding the Final Selection list. Hence you should pour all your efforts to get yourself placed in the Mains merit list. Follow the given IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips to get yourself ready for exam.

The IBPS PO Mains examination will consist of the following sections:

  1. English
  2. Data Analysis and Interpretation
  3. Reasoning and Computer Knowledge
  4. General Awareness

IBPS PO Mains 2018: Pattern

Let us take a look at the pattern of  IBPS PO Mains 2018:

Section No. of Questions Marks Time
Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
Descriptive Paper (Essay & Letter Writing) 2 25 30 minutes

IBPS PO Mains: Highlights

  • The duration of the objective exam and descriptive exam will be of 180 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively.
  • There will be 155 questions of 200 mark.
  • A negative marking of 0.25 marks will be applicable for incorrect responses.

You can also have a look at the previous year IBPS PO Cut off Marks to estimate how much you need to score to clear the exam successfully.

IBPS PO Mains: Important Areas to focus

Let us go through some of the important areas from each section which the students need to focus on:

English Language Data Analysis and Interpretation Reasoning and Computer Knowledge General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning Current Affairs of last 6 months
Cloze Test Profit & Loss Alphanumeric Series Basics of Banking Awareness
Para jumbles Mixtures & Allegations Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Coding-Decoding Overview of Indian Banking system and knowledge of Different banks
Miscellaneous Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Data Sufficiency, Syllogism Latest Reviewed monetary policies and banking terms
Fill in the blanks Work & Time Coded Inequalities Important government Schemes on Capital and money market.
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Time & Distance Seating Arrangement, Input Output  Bank headquarters and Head Offices
Paragraph Completion Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle, Blood Relations
Data Interpretation Basics of Computer, History
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Abbreviations and Shortcuts
Number Systems MS office
Sequence & Series Computer hardware
Permutation, Combination &Probability Basics of Networking

IBPS PO Mains 2018: Tips to crack the exam

  • First of all Prepare according to a fixed strategy. Don’t prepare randomly as it will not give you enough scope to prepare all the sections properly.
  • Focus on the areas which you are weak in. Practice questions from different standard books like R. D. Sharma.
  • Learn to choose between questions such that you can answer the maximum number of questions successfully within the given sectional timing.
  • For the English Descriptive section, keep practice of writing letters and paragraphs on latest topics.
  • Make habit of reading newspapers and banking magazines to keep yourself aware of the different banking current affairs and government rates. You can follow our Free Daily GK Capsule to know about all latest important events.
  • You can also solve IBPS PO Previous year question papers to understand the type of questions. Do not forget to keep an eye on the timer while solving.
  • Try to manage your time efficiently. Time management is one of the most essential tools to be successful in any exam.
  • Keep Practicing IBPS PO Mains Mock Tests for a constant watch on the preparation status.
  • Don’t panic in the examination hall. Be relaxed, breathe deep, and solve the paper.
  • Be confident. Because self-confidence is the ultimate ladder to success.

We hope that this article on IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips 2018 was helpful to you. You can also share your views and ideas in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more updates and job notifications. Till then, keep learning!

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