IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis

The IBPS PO mains exam analysis for the mains examination conducted on February 4, 2021, has been discussed in detail in this article. Candidates willing to appear for the upcoming IBPS PO exam can refer to the IBPS PO Mains exam analysis for their reference.

The IBPS PO mains exam 2020-21 was conducted in the month of February in a single shift. Candidates who qualified the mains examination are called for the Interview stage of the exam. 

To know more about other IBPS exams candidates can visit the linked article.

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IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis (February 4, 2021)

Given below is the IBPS PO mains exam analysis for the overall standard of exam:

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis (February 4, 2021)
Total Questions 155
Level of Exam Moderate to Difficult
Good Attempts 96-101

The IBPS PO mains exam analysis is as mentioned below:

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis (Section-wise)
Time Duration Number of Questions Level of Exam
English Language 40 minutes 35 Moderate
Data Analysis and Interpretation 45 minutes 35 Moderate
General/Economy/ Banking Awareness 35 minutes 40 Moderate to Difficult
Reasoning & Computer Awareness 60 minutes 45 Moderate to Difficult
Essay & Letter (Descriptive) 30 minutes 2 Moderate

Candidates can check the IBPS PO result at the linked article, once the result for the IBPS PO exam is declared. 

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IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis (Section-wise)

Since the IBPS PO exam result is not just based on the overall cut off, but the section-wise cut off also plays a very important role. Hence candidates need to pay equal attention while preparing for the IBPS PO exam.

Section-wise good attempts in the IBPS PO mains exam are given below:

Section-wise IBPS PO Mains Good Attempts
English Language 25-26
Data Analysis and Interpretation 20-22
General Awareness 22-23
Reasoning & Computer Awareness 29-30

The detailed IBPS PO Mains exam analysis for each section is given below. Candidates can refer to the data given below and understand the standard of paper set up by the conducting body for the IBPS PO mains exam.

To know more about the IBPS PO exam candidates can visit the linked article.

  • English Language

This section is the most scoring section of the IBPS PO mains exam as it requires no calculation or solutions to mark an answer. But the standard of this section increases by the type of questions asked.

The questions are complex and the options following each one of them make them even more complex. 

Given below is the IBPS PO exam analysis for the English language section:

IBPS PO Exam Analysis – English Language
Reading Comprehension 12 questions
Double Fillers 2 questions
Cloze Test 4 questions
Word Rearrangement  4 questions
Fill in the Blanks 4 questions
Para jumble 3 questions
Connectors 3 questions
Phase Replacement 3 questions

There were three reading comprehensions:

  1. Based on the Economic Survey
  2. Based on Fishery
  3. Based on Water Crisis in India

General/Banking Awareness

This section comprises questions from Banking, economic and general awareness. Candidates need to be aware of all the important updates across the world to score well in this particular section.

Also having efficient knowledge about Static GK is an important aspect to score more in this section. 

Given below are a few memory-based questions that were asked in the general awareness section:

  1. 1st Cooperative bank transit to SFB – Shivalik Bank
  2. Ola Scooty for Women
  3. IFCA Headquarters
  4. Reverse Repo Rate
  5. Signature Visa Debit Card
  6. International Film Festival Goa Head Jury
  7. Overnight Loan Rate
  8. Wooden Satellite launched by which country
  9. Transfat
  10. Largest Floating Solar Park
  11. Shram Yogi Mandhan Yojana
  12. Nasa and ESA crew Indian American person name
  13. Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana
  14. Guru Ram Das Airport is in which city

For the daily news and current affairs, candidates must read the newspaper on a daily basis and keep themselves updated with the latest events across the world.

  • Data Analysis and Interpretation

Given below is the IBPS PO Mains exam analysis and the distribution of questions, topic-wise, as asked in the exam held on February 4, 2021:

IBPS PO Exam Analysis -Data Analysis & Interpretation
Data Interpretation 23 questions
Data Sufficiency  4 questions
Arithmetic 5 questions
Wrong Number Series 3 questions

Given below are the topics on which the data interpretation questions were  based on:

  1. Table based DI – Literate/Illiterate
  2. Caselet – Speed, Distance & Time
  3. Line Graph – Total Employees; percentage of male and female employees
  4. Pie Chart Based DI
  • Reasoning & Computer Awareness

This section was also difficult and time taking for candidates. For this section, candidates get the maximum time but the section also is complex and questions are lengthy. 

IBPS PO Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement 28 questions
Data Sufficiency 3 questions
Logical Reasoning 4 questions
Input-Output 5 questions
Coding-Decoding 3 questions
Blood Relations 3 questions
Direction & Distance 2 questions

Given below are the memory-based IBPS PO Mains seating arrangement and puzzle-based questions:

  1. Classification Puzzle
  2. Selection-Based Puzzle
  3. 2 Parallel Rows
  4. Linear Seating Arrangement
  5. Distance-Based Puzzle

Candidates preparing for the upcoming IBPS exams can refer to the bank exam syllabus for the detailed section-wise bank exam syllabus.

  • Descriptive Paper

The descriptive paper of the IBPS PO mains exam is a 25 marks section and has two questions: one letter writing and one essay.

Given below are the IBPS PO mains descriptive questions for essay writing based on the exam held on February 4, 2021:

  1. Advantages and Disadvantages of Work From Home
  2. E-waste Disposal

Following are the topics that were given for letter writing in the mains exam:

  1. Language Problem in Children due to various Applications
  2. Letter by Bank Manager to the customers for declining the loan

Interested candidates are advised to check the IBPS PO cut off to analyse the sectional and overall cut off declared by IBPS for the Probationary Officers exam and prepare themselves accordingly.

Candidates were supposed to write one essay and one letter from the above-given options.

The IBPS PO mains exam analysis given in this article will help candidates who appeared for the mains exam apprehend their performance. For the candidates who are preparing for the upcoming IBPS PO exam, the IBPS PO mains exam analysis will help in understanding the standard and difficulty level of the exam.

Candidates can also check the IBPS Clerk mains exam analysis at the linked article.

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Frequently Asked Questions for IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis

Q 1. How is the IBPS PO Mains Exam analysis helpful?

Ans. The IBPS PO Mains exam analysis will help a candidate understand the difficulty level of the exam, the detailed and systematic exam pattern, important topics and the type of questions asked in the exam.

Q 2. How many questions can be considered as good attempts in the IBPS PO Mains exam?

Ans. The number of good attempts depends upon the difficulty level of examination. Based on the 2019 IBPS PO Mains Exam analysis, 80 to 85 questions can be considered as good attempt.

Q 3. What are the number of questions in each section of the IBPS PO Mains exam?

Ans. Given below is the section-wise distribution of questions for the IBPS PO Mains exam:

  • English Language (Objective) – 35
  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude – 45
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation – 35
  • General & Banking Awareness – 40
  • English Language (Descriptive) – 2

Q 4. Is the descriptive exam in IBPS PO Mains only qualifying?

Ans. The conducting body decides the minimum marks that need to be scored in the descriptive exam and candidates only need to attain that minimum qualifying marks for the descriptive paper in the IBPS PO Mains.

Q 5. Is there an Interview phase in the IBPS PO selection process?

Ans. Yes, the third stage of the IBPS PO selection process is the Interview. Candidates who qualify the mains examination are called for the interview and the final merit of candidates is based on the marks scored in the mains and Interview together.

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