IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022-23

The IBPS RRB PO exam is conducted by IBPS and the exam analysis given here shall prove to be useful for candidates preparing for the upcoming IBPS RRB PO exam. Candidates who will be taking the IBPS RRB PO 2022 main exam can check the difficulty level, the number of questions and good attempts provided here. Candidates can check the kind of questions asked and the themes that were repeated in the examination by consulting the IBPS RRB PO mains Previous Year Exam Analysis.

The IBPS RRB PO mains exam analysis for the exam conducted on September 25, 2021, to get an overall idea about the difficulty level of the exam has been discussed in this article. For the applicant’s convenience, the general awareness questions are also included in this section of the IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis 2021. 

Candidates can know more about the IBPS RRB exam in the linked article.

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Recently, through the IBPS RRB PO 2022 notification, IBPS has released 8285 vacancies. IBPS released the official notification to recruit close to 4658 Officers in 2021 and as of 2020, more than 3000 vacancies were released.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022: Highlights

The IBPS RRB Mains exam is scheduled to be conducted on 24th September 2022. Once the exam is successfully conducted, the space will be updated for the latest updates for IBPS RRB PO Mains Analysis 2022. Till then candidates should go through the analysis of the 2021 Mains exam the exam for which was conducted on September 25th, 2021. Before sharing the highlights of the IBPS RRB PO exam candidates must be aware of the IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern, which is given below:

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern 
IBPS RRB Exam Sections Number of Questions Marks Duration
Preliminary Exam Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 Composite Time of 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Mains Exam Quantitative Aptitude 40 50  Composite Time of 2 hours
Reasoning Ability 40 50
Computer Awareness 40 20
General Awareness 40 40
English/ Hindi Language 40 40

Aspirants who are looking forward to appearing for the Officer Scale I exam, can visit the IBPS RRB Exam Pattern page for details and start their preparation accordingly.

The highlights of the exam are given below:

  • The overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate but slightly lengthy. According to most aspirants, the exam was time-consuming and some of them were not able to complete the exam on time.
  • IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam questions were consistent with the same type of questions as the previous years and the exam’s overall difficulty was low.
  • Students who had prepared well for the exam, were able to correctly answer almost 110-115 questions in the exam.
  • The level of difficulty for the Quantitative Aptitude section for the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam was moderate to difficult.
  • The Reasoning Ability, English and General Awareness sections were of moderate difficulty.
  • Candidates found the English/ Hindi Language and Computer Section relatively easier.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Overall 

According to the experts a moderate level of the examination was expected. The difficulty level of the exam discussed here is considered on the basis of the student’s review. 

The overall level of the IBPS RRB PO exam was moderate to difficult. However, as per the candidates, the exam was lengthy and time-consuming.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Analysis (September 25, 2021)
Total Questions 200
Level of Exam Moderate-Difficult
Good Attempts 110-124

The exam was divided into five sections with 40 questions in each section. Given below is an overall IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis:

Section-wise IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis Time Limit Number of questions Level of Exam
Reasoning Ability 2 hours 40 Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 40 Moderate to Difficult
General Awareness 40 Moderate
English/Hindi Langauge 40 Easy to Moderate
Computer Knowledge 40 Moderate

Since the level of the exam was moderate the cut off was also high. Candidates can check the IBPS RRB result in the linked article.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Good Attempts

The number of people who applied, the number of vacancies, and the degree of difficulty are only a few of the variables that go into determining the “good attempts.” Candidates must be aware that the number of successful attempts for each shift of the IBPS RRB PO test may vary depending on the difficulty level of the exam. Overall an attempt of 110-124 questions is considered a good attempt for the candidates in the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam.

As stated above, the IBPS RRRB PO mains exam was moderate in terms of difficulty level. Given below are section-wise good attempts in the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam:

Section-wise IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis
Section Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 22-24
Quantitative Aptitude 17-21
General Awareness 24-26
English/Hindi Langauge 20-24
Computer Knowledge 27-29

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IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis: Section-Wise

The detailed section-wise IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis is given in the table below: You can review all of the sections, including English/Hindi, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness in the format described.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability

The reasoning section of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam was moderate. Given below is the exam analysis for the reasoning ability section:

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability
Topics No. of Questions
Floor & Flat Based Puzzle (8 persons – Flowers) 5 Questions 
Uncertain Linear Arrangement – 22 persons 5 Questions
Month Based Puzzle (8 persons – City) 5 Questions
Designation Based Puzzle 5 Questions
Blood relation 3 Questions
Direction Sense 3 Questions
Word Based 1 Questions
Number Based 1 Questions
Syllogism 3 Questions
Data Sufficiency 4 Questions
Logical 5 Questions
Total 40 Questions

The puzzle and seating arrangement questions included:

  • Floor and Flat Based Puzzle – 8 people + flowers
  • Uncertain Linear Arrangements with 22 people
  • Month based Puzzle – 8 persons + different cities
  • Designation Based Puzzle

It is important that to understand a topic even better and to be well aware of the type of questions that may be asked from each concept, candidates solve sample questions based on the different concepts. Thus, interested candidates can visit the Logical Reasoning Questions page to get solved questions for the various reasoning topics.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative aptitude section of the IBPS RRB PO exam 2021 was moderate to difficult.  Candidates can refer to the below-mentioned information to know the detailed distribution of questions in the quantitative aptitude section:

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude
Topics No. of Questions
Data Interpretation(Line Graph+ Tabular) 15 Questions
Missing Number Series 5 Questions
Q 1 and Q 2 5 Questions
Caselet 4 Questions
Problem on Age 2-3 Questions
Mensuration 5-8 Questions
Time & Work 5 Questions
Arithmetic 7-8 Questions
Total 40 Questions

One tabular, one caselet and one line graph based Data Interpretation questions were asked in the mains examination

Candidates must note that the quantitative aptitude section was lengthy and candidates had to spend the maximum time in this section. Candidates can check the 10 Simple Maths Tricks and Shortcuts to solve the Quantitative Aptitude section faster and more efficiently at the linked article.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – English/Hindi Language

The English language section of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam was easy to moderate and given below is the distribution of questions based on the questions asked in the 2021 paper:

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – English Language
Topics No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 8 Questions
Rearrangement 4 Questions
MSC 5 Questions
Match the column 5 Questions
Error Detection 5 Questions
Fill in the blanks 5 Questions
Word Swap 5 Questions
Total 40 Questions

To learn more about General English for Competitive exams, candidates can visit the linked article and get information about the detailed English syllabus for the various other banking sector exams. The table below gives a list of the topics relevant to the IBPS RRB PO Exam for verbal ability:

There is an option for the candidates to choose between the English and Hindi language paper. Given below is the Hindi Language exam analysis based on the 2021 exam:

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Hindi Language
Topics No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 30 Questions
Error Detection 5 Questions
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Questions
Total  40 Questions

Candidates who are preparing for the upcoming bank exams can refer to the bank exam syllabus for a detailed section-wise syllabus for all bank exams.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – General Awareness 

Static GK, Current Affairs and General  Awareness are all a part of this section. Given below is a list of topics and fields based on which questions were asked in the general awareness section:

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – General Awareness
Topics No. of Questions
History 5-8 Questions
Schedule, Ordinances, Article, Directive principles of state policy, etc 2-5 Questions
Current affairs 5-8 Questions
Geography 5 Questions
RBI and Banking related question 6-8 Questions
Science section: SI Unit, Study of fossils, Oxidation & Reduction Reactions 7-8 Questions
Total  40 Questions

The level of the General Awareness section was Moderate. Reviewed by the candidates are some of the most significant questions asked.

  • Name of the Chairman of LIC
  • Airport related
  • Global Startup
  • BPCL MD
  • Chairman of BPCL
  • MD of LIC
  • Headquarters of a Small Finance Bank
  • Number of Small Finance Banks
  • Olympics 2020

Hence candidates preparing for the IBPS RRB exams must carefully go through the IBPS RRB syllabus for General Awareness. Given below is the list of topics to be prepared for the general awareness section in the IBPS RRB exam:

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IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Computer Knowledge

The Computer Knowledge section of the IBPS RRB PO mains exam was easy to attempt. Questions were asked from the conventional areas. Given below is the topic wise distribution of questions:

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Computer Knowledge 
Topics No. of Questions
RAM, RAM 4-5
Computer Software 4-5
Basics of Computer 3-4
Microsoft Offices 4-5
Computer devices 6-7
MSC 8-10
Total 40

The topics based on which questions were asked in the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam 2021 are given below:

  • Shortcut of MS-Excel and PowerPoint
  • Shortcut of Page Break
  • VIRUS Questions related to Protocols
  • Google Spreadsheet Question
  • Question on FTP
  • 1st Generation Computer
  • 2nd Generation Computer- Vaccum Tube replacement
  • Transfer Protocol
  • Web Browser Related

Relevant Links for the Computer Section of the IBPS RRB exam:

The overall IBPS RRB PO mains exam analysis justifies that the exam was moderately difficult and the cut off is also expected to be high. The IBPS RRB PO Mains Analysis 2022 will be updated after the successful conduct of the exam in September 2022.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam- Cut Off Marks

The category-specific IBPS RRB PO Mains Cut Off has been officially declared. Look at the entire table for each state for category wise cut off:

IBPS RRB PO Mains Cut Off 2021
State/UT UR SC ST OBC EWS
Andhra Pradesh 82.81 72.31 63.81 82.81 82.81
Arunachal Pradesh 61.31 NA 54.00 61.31 NA
Assam 73.88 61.56 60.81 68.88 73.75
Bihar 82.19 57.25 45.63 82.19 82.19
Chhattisgarh 76.94 56.94 61.19 71.25 61.25
Gujarat 81.81 67.44 59.06 80 81.81
Haryana 91.81 67.81 43.81 82.69 91.81
Himachal Pradesh 92 72.94 72.81 73.81 86.25
Jammu & Kashmir 79.25 65.40 45.81 59.44 66.56
Jharkhand 84.31 54.06 61.75 77.19 80.25
Karnataka 68.63 68.63 56.44 68.63 68.63
Kerala 91.13 68.31 39.50 88.88 72.50
Madhya Pradesh 82.94 65.13 55.81 79.81 82.94
Maharashtra 80.13 80.13 55.13 80.13 80.13
Manipur NA NA NA NA NA
Meghalaya 57.75 53.50 57.75 54.19 57.75
Mizoram NA NA 94.44 52 59.69
Nagaland NA NA 66.75 NA Na
Odisha 81.88 62.94 49.19 81.88 81.88
Puducherry 87.63 87.63 NA 87.63 NA
Punjab 93.88 69.50 93.88 78.81 93.88
Rajasthan 89.31 68.13 68.19 86.94 89.31
Tamil Nadu 83.25 80.38 38.94 83.25 81.06
Telangana 80 74.81 71.50 80 80
Tripura 78 66.31 51.81 71 58.81
Uttar Pradesh 82.38 62.06 59.81 75.38 82.38
Uttarakhand 94.81 62.19 65.13 76.06 82.31
West Bengal 84.56 69.00 47.75 71.50 76.94

For more information on the previous years IBPS RRB PO Cut off, visit the linked article.

Candidates can refer to the IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis given in this article to apprehend the level of the exam and also prepare themselves accordingly for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam 2022.

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Frequently Asked Questions about IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis

Q1. Is there any sectional timing in IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam 2021?

Ans. No, the IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam 2021 has a 2 hour total time limit.

Q2. How difficult was Shift 1 of the IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam 2021?

Ans. The level of IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam 2021 Shift 1 was Moderate to Difficult.

Q3. What was the total number of questions asked in the IBPS RRB PO exam?

Ans: The total number of questions asked in the IBPS RRB PO exam were 200.

Q4. Which was the most scoring section according to the IBPS RRB PO exam analysis?

Ans. The student should be able to obtain excellent marks in both the language and the quantitative aptitude sections if they diligently study.

Q5. What should the overall percentage of good attempts be for the 2022 IBPS RRB PO Main?

Ans: The total number of good attempts for IBPS RRB PO Main 2022 ranges from 99 to 123.

Q6. Which section of the IBPS RRB PO exam has the most questions of easy level of difficulty?

Ans. The majority of the questions in the easy category are found in the sections on reasoning ability and computer knowledge.

Q7. How difficult was the IBPS RRB PO Main 2021 GA section?

Ans: The difficulty level of IBPS RRB PO Main 2021 was easy because nothing was asked out of the syllabus for those who have been constantly preparing this section.

Q8. How difficult was the IBPS RRB PO Main Reasoning Section 2021?

Ans: The reasoning section of the IBPS RRB PO Main 2021 exam was moderately difficult.
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