IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis

The IBPS PO mains exam analysis for the mains examination conducted on November 30, 2019, 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 2019 was conducted in the month of November in a single shift. Candidates who qualified the mains examination were 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 (November 30, 2019)

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

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis (November 30, 2019)
Total Questions 155
Level of Exam Very Difficult
Good Attempts 75-85

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 Difficult
Data Analysis and Interpretation 45 minutes 35 Very Difficult
General/Economy/ Banking Awareness 35 minutes 40 Moderate
Reasoning & Computer Awareness 60 minutes 45 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 25-30
Data Analysis and Interpretation 20-25
General Awareness 22-24
Reasoning & Computer Awareness 13-18

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
Error Detection 5 questions
Cloze Test 3 questions
Word Rearrangement  5 questions
Sentence Rearrangement 5 questions
Para jumble 5 questions
  • 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. 

The IBPS PO mains exam analysis for the general awareness section suggests that current affairs between the month of July and November were asked, only a few questions were asked from static GK and there were few questions related to banking awareness.

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

  1. The theme of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2019
  2. Chief Justice of India
  3. First central government healthcare center to have a robotic surgery facility
  4. COP25 Summit
  5. Vikram Solar
  6. International Solar Alliance Framework
  7. Questions related to the Asian Development Bank
  8. Which celebrity unveiled the ICC World Cup Men & Women’s Trophies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  9. For what has Hyderabad been awarded as the “Creative City” by UNESCO
  10. ABADHA Scheme
  11. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Headquarters
  12. Operation Dhanush

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

This was the toughest section of the IBPS PO mains exam 2019. The section was lengthy and questions asked were complicated. 

The section comprised of multiple DI questions and a major part of this section was covered with the DI questions. Given below is the exam analysis for the Data Interpretation and Analysis section:

IBPS PO Exam Analysis -Data Analysis & Interpretation
Data Interpretation 34 questions
Number Series 1 question

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

  1. Probability
  2. Missing DI
  3. Time and Work
  4. Pie Chart Based DI
  5. Percentage
  6. Population-based Bar Graph
  • 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 20 questions
Syllogism  2 questions
Inequality 3 questions
Input-Output 3 questions
Coding-Decoding 3 questions
Blood Relations 4 questions
Direction & Distance 3-4 questions
Miscellaneous 1 question

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 exam 2019 essay writing topics:

  1. Social Media Influencers Impact on Us
  2. Ethical Banking
  3. FDI in Retail Sector
  4. Contribution of Unorganised sector in the Indian Economy

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

  1. Write a letter to your bank’s branch manager informing him that your EMI instalment 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.
  2. Write a letter to the Road Transport Authority expressing your concern over the usage of high beam LED lights in bikes and cars
  3. 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.

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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