The Insititute of Banking Personnel Selection has scheduled the first stage of exam for Probationary Officers on October 3, 10, and 11, 2020. Here is the detailed IBPS PO Shift 3 Exam Analysis for Prelims Exam which gives a complete review of the exam, difficulty level and all questions asked in the Shift 2. 

IBPS PO Shift 3 Analysis 2020

The 3rd shift is scheduled from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM. Candidates appearing for the IBPS PO Exam can go through the analysis to get an idea about the type of questions asked, the difficulty level of the exam, and also the number of good attempts. As per the experts advise, IBPS PO Exam Analysis can help in understanding the question paper in depth. 

IBPS PO Shift 3 Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 - October 3, 2020

  • The third stage of IBPS PO Prelims was easy same as other shifts.
Sections Difficulty Level No. of Good Attempts No. of Questions
Reasoning Easy to Moderate 27-29 35
Numerical Ability Easy to Moderate 26-28 35
English Language Easy 24-26 30
Total Easy to Moderate 76-80 100
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IBPS PO Shift 3 Reasoning Analysis 2020 - October 3, 2020

  • REALIZABLE - 1,3,8,10 (meaningful word)
  • 4 north and 4 south based puzzle
  • 3 timings of a movie show from Monday to Sunday puzzle
  • Circle based puzzle - inside and outside
Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzle 5
Week based puzzle 5
Circle based puzzle 5
Miscellaneous (Pair Based Question, Alphabetical Question) 1
Syllogism 4
Blood Relation 2-3
Order & Ranking 2-3
Chinese Coding 4-5
Total 35

IBPS PO Shift 3 Mathematical Ability Analysis 2020 - October 3, 2020

  • Line graph was based on number of students appeared
Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Line Graph 5
Tabular Graph DI 5
Caselet DI 5
Approximation 5 Easy
Arithmetic(Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 10
Wrong Series 5 Easy
Total 35 Easy to Moderate

IBPS PO Shift 3 English Language Analysis 2020 - October 3, 2020

  • In RC, there were 3 synonyms asked
  • Close test was based on Farmers welfare and health
Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 7 Easy to Moderate
Close Test 5-6 Easy
Error Detection 5 Easy to Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy
Para jumbles 1 Easy
Word Swap 5 Easy
Total 30 Easy
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IBPS PO Shift 3 Exam Analysis 2019

  • As per the IBPS PO Prelims Shift 3 Analysis on 19th October 2019, the exam was of Medium to Tough in terms of difficulty.
  • The Expected IBPS PO Cut Off 2019 Based on the Prelims Analysis so far is 62-65 for General Candidates.
  • Questions asked and difficulty level of each section has been mentioned below in detail.
  • Candidates appearing for the 4th Shift should make use of the IBPS PO Shift 3 Analysis Today to know the expected topics and difficulty level of the paper. 

IBPS PO Good Attempts in Shift 3 - 19th October 2019

The Good Attempts in the Shift 3 exam has been mentioned in the table below. Due to the increased level of difficulty of the exam today, the overall good attempts are 65-69

Subject Good Attempts in IBPS PO Prelims Shift 3
English Language 28-29
Reasoning Ability 22-24
Quantitative Aptitude 15-16
Total 65-69

IBPS PO Shift 3 Paper Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude - 19th October 2019

  • Candidates felt that the Numerical Ability section was challenging in the Shift 3 Exam.
  • 2 Data Interpretation question were asked in the Quantitative aptitude section and it was of Moderate level difficulty (Pie Chart + Table D.I)
  • As per the IBPS PO Prelims Shift 2 Analysis Numerical Ability section was of Moderate level difficulty, a few questions in the examination were a bit lengthy. 

Questions Asked in the Quantitative Aptitude Section - 19th October 2019

  • Missing Number Series - 6 Questions
  • Arithmetic -13 Questions
  • DI (Pie Chart + Tabular D.I) - 2 Questions
  • Quadratic Equations - 6 Questions

IBPS PO Shift 3 Analysis for Reasoning Section - 19th October 2019

The Reasoning section was moderate in terms of difficulty. Candidates could answer most questions in the exam. The puzzle was of moderate level difficulty.

Questions Asked in the Shift 3 of Reasoning Section - 19th October 2019

Following topics were asked in the shift 3 of prelims exam

  • Seating Arrangement ( Square seating)- 5 Questions
  • Puzzle (Vertical Arrangement)
  • Syllogism - 4 to 5 Questions
  • Inequality - 3 Questions
  • Blood Relation - 3 Questions

IBPS PO Shift 3 Analysis for English Section - 19th October 2019

English section was the easiest in shift 3. The following topics were asked in the examination

  • Sentence Re-arrangement - 5 Questions
  • Reading Comprehension (Study related to organization) - 10 Questions
  • No Cloze Test questions were asked
  • Error Detection (Single Errors)- 5 Questions
  • Fill in the Blanks - 5 Questions
  • Phrase replacement - 5 Questions

IBPS PO Shift 3 Exam Analysis 2019

  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection tests candidates in the English Language, Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude during the online prelims paper.
  • The IBPS PO Shift 3 Exam Analysis will assess the difficulty level of the paper, Good Attempts in the paper and provide the expected cut off marks for prelims. Estimated Prelims Cut off has been provided below
  • IBPS PO Preparation Tips for Prelims & Mains exam will provide handpicked study material, strategies to prepare and crack the exam in one go.

IBPS PO Prelims Shift 3 Exam Analysis & Questions Asked 

As per the IBPS PO Exam Analysis Today, the exam was Easy to Moderate in terms of difficulty. Good Attempts in the Paper have been mentioned in the table below

Subject IBPS PO Good Attempt 
English Language 26-28
Reasoning Ability 21-23
Quantitative Aptitude 17-20
Total 64-71
  • Reasoning Section in the Shift 3 exam was of moderate level difficulty.
  • Candidates were able to ask most questions in the English Section.
  • Students felt that the Mathematics section was a bit challenging in the paper. 
  • The English section was Easy to Moderate in terms of difficulty. 

IBPS PO Shift 3 Analysis for Reasoning section 

The reasoning section was again the easiest section in the examination. Questions were asked from the following topics:-

  • Puzzles
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Direction

IBPS PO Shift 3 Paper Analysis - Questions Asked in Reasoning Section

1) Puzzle 

  • Seating Arrangement of people where some were looking South and some were looking North
  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Day Based Puzzle of Movies released in different countries.

2)Syllogism was easy to solve in this shift

IBPS PO Shift 3 Paper Analysis for Mathematics 

Some candidates felt that the Quantitative Aptitude section was lengthy. The following topics were asked in the Numerical Ability section of the Prelims examination today.

  • Data Interpretation ( Table based D.I)
  • Approximation - 5 Questions
  • Mixture & Allegations 
  • Time & Word 
  • Percentages
  • Age-Based
  • SI/CI 
  • Boat & Stream 
  • Partnership 
  • No Quadratic Equations Question was asked
  • Missing Number Series was very easy to solve

IBPS PO Prelims Shift 3 Exam Analysis for English Section

The questions asked in the English section were of Easy to Moderate level difficulty. Following topics were asked in the examination

  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Vocabulary based Bold Words
  • Fillers 
  • Sentence Improvement 
  • Error (Word Based Error Questions were asked) 

 IBPS PO Exam Pattern 

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

Expected IBPS PO Cut Off 2019

  • Candidates will have to clear the sectional cut off and 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 these 3 Factors: 1) Number of Students Appearing for the Exam, 2) Total Vacancies & 3) Difficulty level of the paper. 
  • The Prelims Cut off marks will be out along with the result in November 2019. 

As per the IBPS PO Shift 3 Analysis, the Expected Sectional IBPS PO Cut Off 2019 for prelims has been mentioned in the table below. Candidates appearing for the exam should set this as a target.

 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

Important Topics for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam

As per the previous year IBPS PO Shift 3 Exam Analysis, following are the important topics that are asked frequently in the Prelims Exam. 

Important Topics for Logical Reasoning

Candidates should go through the following important topics in the Reasoning section. With enough practice, the Logical reasoning section can be  the most scoring out of all 3 sections

Puzzles Seating Arrangement Analogy Coding-Decoding Series

Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Invest a lot of your time in practising the Quantitative Aptitude section.
  • According to the previous IBPS PO Shift 3 Exam Analysis, Mathematics section can be a bit challenging.
  • The Quantitative Aptitude section tests candidates in both prelims & mains exam hence it is very important to attempt as many mock tests as possible.

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

The English Section questions candidates in the following important topics-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Para Jumbles


When will IBPS PO Prelims Shift 3 Exam 2019 be conducted?

The IBPS PO Shift 3 Prelims exam will be conducted from 1:30 P.M to 2:30 P.M starting from 12th October 2019.

What are the important Quantitative Aptitude topics in the IBPS PO Prelims exam?

The important quantitative aptitude topics in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam are as follows - 

  1. Percentage
  2. Profit & LossSpeed
  3. Distance & Time
  4. Simplification
  5. Age Problems 
  6. Ratio & Proportion

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

IBPS PO Prelims exam is going to be conducted on 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th October 2019. The Online Prelims Test will be conducted in 4 shifts each day.

What time does the Shift 3 of Prelims IBPS PO 2019 Exam start?

The Shift 3 of IBPS PO Prelims exam 2019 will start at 1:30 P.M and get over at 2:30 P.M. 

What questions were asked in the IBPS PO Shift 3 Prelims Exam 2019?

All Questions asked in the Shift 3 of the IBPS Probationary Officer Prelims exam will be updated on this page each day the exam is conducted.

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