IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020

The IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis helps candidates in getting an overall idea about the question pattern and the difficulty level set by the IBPS every year.

The IBPS PO preliminary examination 2020 was conducted on October 3, 10 and 11, 2020 and the overall level of the exam was easy to moderate. In this article, we bring to you a comprehensive exam review for the prelims exam conducted on these three days.

In this article, we have provided a detailed IBPS PO Prelims exam analysis for the 2020 recruitment. The exam is being conducted on four shifts for three separate days. This exam analysis would be helpful for candidates who are going to appear for the preliminary exam for the coming two days of CRP PO/MT for 2020.

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For the reference of candidates who are looking forward to appear for the IBPS PO prelims exam 2020, given below is the prelims exam pattern for the Probationary Officer exam:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

For the detailed IBPS PO Exam Pattern candidates can visit the linked article.

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Review the IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis and accordingly prepare yourself for the upcoming Probationary Officer exam.

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IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2020

The difficulty level of the prelims exam was easy to moderate with the exam following the pattern that has been set in previous years.

There were a total of four shifts in which the exam was conducted and the review for each slot has been discussed below. Candidates who appeared for the exam this year can review the analysis given below to apprehend their performance. And the candidates who are willing to appear for the next year can refer to the analysis and prepare themselves accordingly.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (October 3, 2020)

The number of good attempts overall and for each section has been given below as per the first shift of the prelims examination:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 1) – October 3, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 26-29
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 23-26
English Language Easy to Moderate 20-23
Total Easy to Moderate 69-78
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 2) – October 3, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 27-30
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 24-29
English Language Easy to Moderate 19-22
Total Easy to Moderate 70-81
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 3) – October 3, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 25-29
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 24-26
English Language Easy to Moderate 22-24
Total Easy to Moderate 71-79
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 4) – October 3, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 27-31
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 23-25
English Language Easy to Moderate 21-23
Total Easy to Moderate 71-79

Since the overall level of the exam was easy to moderate, the IBPS PO cut off is also expected to increase and thus, the number of questions attempted must also be more.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (October 10, 2020)

The second day of the Probationary Officer prelims exam was no different. The overall standard of the exam was easy to moderate.

Analyse the tables given below to review the number of good attempts in the four slots of the examination conducted on October 10, 2020:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 1) – October 10, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 22.25
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 23-27
English Language Easy to Moderate 24-26
Total Easy to Moderate 69-78
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 2) – October 10, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 27-30
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 25-27
English Language Easy to Moderate 24-25
Total Easy to Moderate 76-82
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 3) – October 10, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 25-30
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 26-27
English Language Easy to Moderate 23-25
Total Easy to Moderate 74-82
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 4) – October 10, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 24-28
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 25-28
English Language Easy to Moderate 22-24
Total Easy to Moderate 71-80

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (October 11, 2020)

The final day of the preliminary examination for the post of Probationary Officer experienced an easy to moderate level of the question paper. The detailed exam analysis for all the four shifts conducted on October 11, 2020, along with good attempts has been given below:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 1) – October 11, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 25-26
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 23-27
English Language Easy to Moderate 23-25
Total Easy to Moderate 71-78
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 2) – October 11, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 25-29
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 24-29
English Language Easy to Moderate 23-24
Total Easy to Moderate 72-82
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 3) – October 11, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 27-30
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 24-26
English Language Easy to Moderate 22-25
Total Easy to Moderate 73-81
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Slot 4) – October 11, 2020
Section Level of Exam  Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy to Moderate 27-29
Quantitative Aptitude Easy to Moderate 26-27
English Language Easy to Moderate 22-25
Total Easy to Moderate 75-81

Given below are links to the subject-wise syllabus for the Probationary Officer exam. Candidates can go through the links below for one final revision:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Section Wise)

Unlike the SBI exams, IBPS exams require a candidate to not just qualify the overall cut off but also to score the minimum qualifying marks in each section. Thus, performing well in each subject is also very important for the IBPS PO exam.

Given below are the topics from which questions were asked in all the four shifts combined together in all three days. Candidates must go through the following and analyse if they are well prepared for such type of questions.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis for the English Language

The English language section was set at an easy to moderate level as earlier. The common topics from which questions were included in the IBPS PO prelims exam for all shifts and on all days have been given below for the reference of candidates:

IBPS PO Exam Analysis – English Language
Topic Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 8-10
Cloze Test 5-7
Sentence Improvement 5
Phase/ Word Rearrangement 6-8
Correct Sentence Detection 4
Fillers 5-7
Error Detection 5

The topics for reading comprehension included topics like:

  • COVID 19
  • Chinese Education System
  • Computer Technology
  • Technology and Artificial Intelligence
  • Renewable Energy

**The distribution of questions given above is based on a comprehensive analysis based on all four shifts of three days of the preliminary examination, combined together.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability

The level of the reasoning ability section was easy to moderate. A comprehensive analysis of this section based on questions asked in all the four shifts combined together is given in the table below:

IBPS PO Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability
Topic Number of Questions
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 20
Inequality 4-5
Blood Relation 3
Coding-Decoding 0-5
Alphanumeric Series 1-3
Direction Test 0-3
Syllogism 2-4
Miscellaneous 4-5

Given below are the different seating arrangement and puzzle patterns based on which questions were asked:

  • Linear Seating Arrangement (Single line & parallel lines)
  • Box based Puzzle (7 boxes)
  • Box puzzle with colour combination
  • Circular Puzzle
  • Square Seating Arrangement
  • Month and Days Based Puzzle
  • Order and Ranking Based Puzzle (9 people)
  • Flat Puzzle (3 floors)
  • Circular Puzzles (Facing Inside and Outside)

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude

The difficulty level for this section was easy to moderate. The majority of questions were asked on data interpretation from lines, graphs and number series.

The comprehensive IBPS PO exam analysis for the quantitative aptitude section for preliminary exam is given below:

IBPS PO Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude
Topic Number of Questions
Data Interpretation 15
Approximation 5
Quadratic Equations 5
Wrong/Missing Number Series 5
Word Problems 10-12

The DI questions were in the form of caselet, tabular and line graph format.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis – Salient Points

  • IBPS PO prelims analysis for previous years’ question papers should be studied while preparing for the exam.
  • This would help candidates understand the IBPS PO Exam Pattern in a clear and proper way and candidates can get an idea about the upcoming exam related details
  • The IBPS PO syllabus is dynamic and hence every edition of the exam is different.
  • Preparation should be focussed on IBPS books, previous years’ papers and mock tests in that order. This would enable aspirants to make the most efficient use of their time.

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