IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis

The IBPS RRB PO mains exam analysis for the mains exam conducted on September 22, 2019, to get an overall idea about the difficulty level of the exam. 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.

The IBPS RRB PO or the Officer scale I Prelims exam 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on August 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th & 16th, 2020. The mains exam is scheduled to be conducted on September 13, 2020. 

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

For aspirants who are awaiting the upcoming IBPS RRB notification for Officer scale must start their preparation and refer to the IBPS RRB syllabus page to get the detailed section-wise syllabus.

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IBPS released the official notification to recruit close to 3500 Officers in 2019 and an equal number of vacancies are expected to release for the year 2020.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis (September 22, 2019)

The overall level of the IBPS RRB PO exam was moderate. However, as per the candidates, the exam was lengthy and ti,e consuming.

IBPS RRRB PO Mains Exam Analysis (September 22, 2019)
Total Questions 200
Level of Exam Moderate
Good Attempts 121-142

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 at the linked article.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Section-wise

As stated above, the IBPS RRRB PO mains exam was moderate in terms of difficulty level. Given below is 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 28-32
Quantitative Aptitude 17-20
General Awareness 30-35
English/Hindi Langauge 25-30
Computer Knowledge 21-25

The detailed section-wise IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis is given below:

  • 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
Puzzles 20 questions
Syllogism 3 questions
Direction Sence 3 questions
Input-Output 4 questions
Machine Input 6 questions
Inequalities 4 questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative aptitude section of the IBPS RRB PO exam 2020 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
Data Interpretation 20 questions
Data Sufficiency  5 questions
Arithmetic Problems 10 questions
Wrong Number series 5 questions

Candidates must note that the quantitative aptitude section was lengthy and candidates had to spend the maximum time in this section. 

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

  • 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 2019 paper:

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – English Language
Reading Comprehension 14 questions
Cloze Test 10 questions
Miscellaneous 16 questions

Since 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 2019 exam:

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Hindi Language
Reading Comprehension 10 questions
Error Spotting 5 questions
Cloze Test 10 questions
Sentence Rearrangement 5 questions
Word Usage  5 questions
Vocabulary Based Errors 5 questions
  • General Awareness 

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

  1. Schemes & Initiatives 
  2. G 70 & G 20
  3. Lok Sabha Elections
  4. Headquarter of ABD
  5. Rank of India in Global Competitive Index
  6. Winner of Wimbledon Singles Match
  7. Global Peace Ranking of India
  8. Theme of Yoga Day

Given above are a few among the many questions that were asked in the general awareness section.

  • Computer Knowledge

The computer awareness section was the easiest section in the IBPS RRB PO exam 2019. Questions were mostly based on the following topics:

  1. Software
  2. Internet
  3. Networking

The overall IBPS RRB PO mains exam analysis justifies that the exam was easy to moderate and the cut off is also expected to be high.

Candidates can refer to the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam analysis given in this article to apprehend the level of the exam and also prepare yourself accordingly for the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam 2020.

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