Updated On : April 3, 2023
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting the Preliminary examination on October 3, 10, and 11, 2020. This year, through IBPS PO Recruitment, more than 1417 probationary officer vacancies will be filled. Here is the brief IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2020 for all shifts explaining the difficulty level of the exam.
January 06, 2021: Second Day of IBS PO Prelims Re-Exam
As per the feedback received from students, the exam was easy to moderate level of difficulty. Check the detailed shift 1 analysis to know section-wise questions asked and good attempts.
Check IBPS PO Shift 1 Prelims Re-Exam Analysis
October 03, 10:15 am: Students say the exam was Easy. The exam was doable with 90% accuracy.
Students could attempt most of the sections and questions with approximately 90% accuracy. The exam was very easy as mentioned by the students. The user interface was similar to the previous year.
[Check IBPS PO Shift 1 Analysis and Questions Asked]
October 03, 10:00 am: The students have started coming out of the center
The exam for Shift 1 is over, all the students have to submit the final documents and move out of the center. The students are being sent out maintaining the norms of social distancing.
October 03, 08:30 am: The students entry for Shift 1 is closed now
Students had to reach the exam center before 8:30 am to appear for the Shift 1 exam. All the students were sent inside maximum until 08:30 am.
The preliminary exam of IBPS PO is scheduled in three shifts each day. This is an online mode of exam conducted for 100 marks. It is the first stage of shortlisting candidates for further stages. It is mandatory for scoring above the cut off in order to be eligible for the next stage.
|IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis 2020||IBPS PO Shift 2 Exam Analysis 2020|
|IBPS PO Shift 3 Exam Analysis 2020||IBPS PO Shift 4 Exam Analysis 2020|
As the exam is conducted in three shifts each day, we provide the individual analysis and also an overview analysis. Here is the brief explanation on each day IBPS PO Pre Exam Analysis, however, candidates can click on the respective shift-wise analysis links provided above and know a detailed review of the exam.
|Date of Exam||Shift1||Shift 2||Shift 3|
|Difficulty Level||No. of Good Attempt||Difficulty Level||No.of Good Attempt||Difficulty Level||No. of Good Attempts|
|October 3, 2020||Easy to Moderate||74-78||Easy to Moderate||77-80||Easy to Moderate||76-80|
|October 10, 2020|
|October 11, 2020|
The IBPS PO Prelims Exam will be conducted in three shifts. check out the below table to know the IBPS PO shift Timings for prelims exam.
|IBPS PO Exam||Exam Timings|
|Shift 1||09:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Shift 2||11:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
|Shift 3||02:00 PM - 03:00 PM|
|Shift 4||04:30 PM - 05:30 PM|
If you are wondering about how can IBPS PO 2020 Exam Analysis help in cracking the exam, then check out the below points:
Have a look at the below IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020 for prelims exam. There are three sections i.e., Reasoning, Quantitative, and English Language involved in the exam.
|Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Total||100||100||60 minutes or 1 Hour|
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.
Watch BPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019
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.
|Section||Number of Questions||Marks||Difficulty Level||Number of Good Attempts|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||35||60||Easy to Moderate||10-15|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||45||60||Moderate||20-25|
|General Awareness||40||40||Easy to Moderate||19-25|
|Descriptive Test (English Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||Moderate||-|
IBPS PO Recruitment 2019 has officially commenced. The Prelims CWE (Common Written Exam) has been successfully conducted on 19th October & 12th October 2019. The IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019 has provided the difficulty level, questions asked of the IBPS Prelims Exam.
|Subject||Shift 4||Shift 3||Shift 2||Shift 1|
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has conducted the exam in three shifts on 12th October 2019.
IBPS PO Prelims Good Attempts for Shift 3 Exam has been mentioned in the table below-
|Subject||Shift 3||Shift 2||Shift 1|
The previous year IBPS PO Analysis can help in understanding which sections are asked most & what was the exam's level of difficulty last year.
The Overall Good attempts and IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018 has been mentioned in the following table
|Sections||Good Attempts||Difficulty Level|
|Reasoning Aptitude||19-23||Easy to Moderate|
|English Language||17-21||Easy to Moderate|
|Total Marks: 100||52-62||Moderate|
Reasoning section during 2018 Prelims exam was of Moderate level difficulty.
Most Questions were asked from Puzzles and Seating Arrangement, Coding-Decoding & Direction Sense.
|Topics||No. of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Puzzles and Seating Arrangement||15||Moderate|
|Comparison Based Questions||2||Moderate|
As per the IBPS PO Prelims Analysis, this section was of Medium level difficulty for many students however some students felt it difficult & time-consuming.
Following table displays, the number of questions asked in each section
|Topic||No. of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Data Interpretation (Line Graph, Bar Graph)||11||Moderate|
|Wrong Number Series||6||Moderate|
|Miscellaneous (Profit and Loss, SI & CI etc)||12||Moderate|
This section was of Easy to Medium Level difficulty. Reading Comprehension & Error detection was the most asked topics in the exam.
|Topic||No. of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Reading Comprehension||7||Easy to Moderate|
|Filler||5||Easy to Moderate|
|Cloze Test||6||Easy to Moderate|
|Sentence Improvement||5||Easy to Moderate|
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1) English - 10 Marks
2) Logical Reasoning - 11.50
3) Quantitative Aptitude/Math - 9
What Documents need to be taken to the IBPS PO Exam Center?
1) Admit Card
2) Photo id proof - Original & photocopy (Licence/Aadhar Card/Passport/Voter id Card e.t.c)
3) Passport sized photograph
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