Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting the IBPS PO Mains Exam on November 30, 2019. As per the IBPS PO Recruitment 2019 this is the second stage of the selection process for all prelims exam qualifiers. Here is the detailed IBPS PO Mains Shift 1 Exam Analysis for Mains Exam which gives a complete review of the exam, difficulty level and all questions asked in the Shift 1. 

  • The IBPS PO Vacancy 2019 is 4336 for Public Sector Banks across the country. 
  • The Shift 1 Exam will be conducted from 9:00 AM To 12:30 AM.
  • As per the IBPS PO Mains Shift 1 Exam Analysis, the exam is expected to be Moderate Level Difficulty.
  • Due to the Lakhs of candidates appearing for the exam every year, there is a lot of competition in Bank PO Examinations.
  • Go through the complete IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019 for all shifts and days of the Mains exam.

IBPS PO Mains Shift 1 Exam Analysis 2019

Here is the detailed IBPS PO Mains Shift 1 Analysis tabulated below. Go through the number of questions asked from each topic, difficulty level, and the number of good attempts. Candidates can also check IBPS PO Mains Shift 1 Questions Asked for each subject under its analysis table.

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 Descriptive Analysis

Essay 

  • 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.

IBPS PO English Language Analysis 2019

Check the below IBPS PO Mains Shift 1 Question Paper Review for English subject. 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 12 Difficult
Word Rearrangement ( Two Sentences) 5 Difficult
Word Rearrangement ( Single Sentences) 5 Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate to Difficult
New Pattern-based Cloze Test 3 Moderate to Difficult
Error Detection 5 Difficult
Total 35 Difficult

Questions Asked in English

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

IBPS PO Data Analysis & Interpretation Analysis 2019

Know the IBPS PO Mains 2019 SHift 1 Analysis for Data Analysis & Interpretation subject from the below table.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (4DI Sets) (Caselet DI Time & Work, Pie Chart, Probability-Based, Percentage Based Line Graph, Missing Number Series)  34 Difficult
Wrong Series 1 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

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

IBPS PO Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Analysis 2019

Candidates can check the below table for IBPS PO Mains Shift 1 Review of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude subject.

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

25

Difficult

Direction Sense with Coding-Decoding 3

Moderate- Difficult

Blood Relation 2

Moderate

Inequality 2

Moderate

Logical Reasoning 5

Difficult

Alphabet Series 1

Moderate

Machine Input Output (coding based with 3 steps) 4

Moderate- Difficult

Machine Input Output with 4 steps 3

Moderate

Total

45

Difficult

IBPS PO Reasoning Questions Asked

  • 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

IBPS PO General Awareness Analysis 2019

Here is the IBPS PO Mains Shift 1 Analysis for General Awareness subject.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Current Affairs 5-6 Moderate
Static Awareness 15-20 Moderate
Banking Awareness 20-25 Moderate

Total

40 Moderate

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

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019

IBPS PO Shift 1 Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude - 19th October

The following topics were asked in the Shift 1 Prelims Exam

5Qs - Approx.
5 - Quadratic.
5 - Bar Graph
5 - Double pie
8-10 Arithmetic. qs
4Qs - Caselete.

IBPS PO Shift 1 Prelims Analysis for Logical Reasoning - 19th October 2019

The following questions were asked in the reasoning section of the First Shift

5Qs - 3 variable arrangement
5Qs - Puzzle (Square inside-outside)
5Qs - Linear 6 people
5Qs - ranking order
5Qs - Chinese coding
5Qs - Inequality
3Qs - Blood relations
2Qs - Missc.

IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis for English - 19th October 2019

The Following marks distribution was applicable for the IBPS PO Shift 1 Prelims Exam

8-10 Qs - Reading Comprehension
5Qs phrases replace.
5Qs fill-ups
5Qs word replacement
5Qs Sentence re-arrange

IBPS PO Shift 1 Prelims Analysis - 12th October 2019

  • The IBPS PO Vacancy 2019 is 4336 for Public Sector Banks across the country. 
  • The Shift 1 Exam was conducted from 9:00 AM To 10:00 AM, candidates are expected to report to the exam center 1 hour before the examination starts.
  • As per the IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis, the exam was of Easy to Moderate Level Difficulty.
  • Due to the Lakhs of candidates appearing for the exam every year, there is a lot of competition in Bank PO Examinations.
  • Go through the complete IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019 for all shifts and days of the Prelims exam.

IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis 2019

  • The Probationary Officer Prelims exam tested candidates in the English Language, Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude, the IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Review will provide all questions asked in these 3 sections.
  • Students generally feel that the IBPS PO Examination is a bit easier than SBI PO paper. 
  • Aspirants appearing for the exam can go through the IBPS PO Preparation Tips to know about the right strategy to prepare and for giving the examination, along with the Best Books and Mock Tests to study from. 

IBPS PO Prelims First Shift Review 2019 & Questions Asked 

As per the IBPS PO Prelims 1st Shift Analysis, the examination conducted on 12th October 2019 was Easy to Moderate in terms of difficulty. Good Attempts in the Paper have been mentioned in the table below

Subject Good Attempt
English Language 23-25
Reasoning Ability 27-31
Quantitative Aptitude 19-22
Total 69-78
  • Reasoning Section was relatively easy in the paper
  • Candidates were able to ask most questions in the Reasoning section.
  • Mathematics was a bit tricky in Shift 1 of the IBPS PO Analysis 
  • The English section was Easy to Moderate in terms of difficulty. 

Questions Asked in the Reasoning section of IBPS PO Prelims

  • Inequality - 5 Questions
  • Blood Relation - 3 Questions
  • Misc - 2 Questions
  • Coding-Decoding (Basic Pattern) - 5 Questions
  • Linear Question asked in the exam was about 6 people facing north and their ages - 5 Questions
  • Seating Arrangement - Square 8 people inside-outside - 5 Questions
  • Order Based Arrangement on Age - 5 Questions
  • Direction & Distance was colour based and a bit tricky in the exam

IBPS PO Prelims First Shift Analysis for Mathematics 

  • Data Interpretation - 10 Questions
  • Arithmetic - 10 Questions
  • Quadratic Equation - 5 Questions
  • Approxy Question - 5 Questions
  • Caselet - 5 Questions
  • No Question asked from Number Series.

English Questions Asked in the IBPS PO Prelims Shift 1 2019

  • Reading Comprehension - A Passage related to the China Visit was asked  - 8 Questions
  • Error Detection was Word Based - 5 Questions
  • Sentence Improvement - 5 Questions
  • Sentence Rearrangement (Column Based) - 2 Questions
  • Cloze Test - 5 Questions
  • Single Fillers - 5 Questions

IBPS PO Cut Off 2019

  • Candidates will have to clear the Sectional as well as the overall cut off marks in the Prelims exam in order to qualify for the Mains.
  • The IBPS Cut Off Marks are calculated based on 3 Factors: Number of Students Appearing for the Exam, Total Vacancies & the Difficulty level of the paper. 
  • The Cut Off Marks for Prelims exam will be released with the Result in November 2019. 

The Expected Sectional IBPS PO Cut Off 2019 has been mentioned in the table below

 Score  English Language  Reasoning Ability  Quantitative Aptitude
 Maximum Score  30  35  35
 Cut off Score (General)  10  11.50  9
 Cut off Score (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) 6.50  7  5.50

IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis

Important Topics for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam

As per the previous year IBPS PO Prelims 1st Shift Analysis, the following important topics are asked frequently in the Prelims Exam. 

Important Topics for Logical Reasoning

The Following topics are frequently asked in the Reasoning section and with the right preparation can be very scoring. 

Puzzles Seating Arrangement Analogy Coding-Decoding Series

Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude 

Practice is the key to success in this section. As per the IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis, this section can be a bit challenging. Go through the following topics thoroughly to prepare for the exam.

Percentage Profit & Loss Speed, Distance & Time Simplification, Age Problems Ratio & Proportion

Important Topics for English Section

Most important topics for English section are-

Vocabulary Reading Comprehension Para Jumbles

IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 

The Prelims Exam Pattern for IBPS PO Exam has been mentioned in the table below

Section 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
  • Total Duration- The Online Prelims Exam is conducted for 1 Hour. 
  • Negative Marking- For each incorrect answer there is a markdown of 0.25 marks in the exam.
  • Marking Scheme-For each Correct Answer, 1 mark is awarded.
  • Sectional Cut Off- As mentioned above, candidates will have to clear the sectional as well as the overall cut off in the IBPS PO Prelims exam. 

FAQ's

When will the IBPS PO Prelims Shift 1 Exam 2019 be conducted

The Prelims IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Shift 1 Exam will be conducted from 8:30 A.M to 9:30 A.M.

When will the IBPS PO Shift 1 Exam 2019 get over?

The IBPS PO Prelims Shift 1 Paper will get over at 9:30 A.M. 

How many students will appear for the IBPS PO Prelims 2019 Exam?

Every year more than 10 Lakh aspirants sit for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam.

What is a safe attempt in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam?

An attempt of 65+ is considered to be a safe attempt in the IBPS PO Prelims test. Please note that the prelims examination has sectional and overall cut off. 

What are the important topics in the Reasoning section of the IBPS PO Prelims Exam?

The important topics in the Logical Reasoning section of the IBPS PO Prelims test are:-

  1. Puzzles
  2. Coding-Decoding
  3. Seating Arrangement
  4. Series
  5. Analogy

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