IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis 2021

The IBPS RRB PO mains exam analysis for the exam conducted on January 30, 2021, to get an overall idea about the difficulty level of the exam has been discussed in this article. 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 can know more about the IBPS RRB exam at the linked article.

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

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IBPS released the official notification to recruit close to 4658 Officers in 2021 and as for 2020, more than 3000 vacancies were released.

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis (January 30, 2021)

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 RRRB PO Mains Exam Analysis (January 30, 2021)
Total Questions 200
Level of Exam Moderate-Difficult
Good Attempts 104-113

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 21-22
Quantitative Aptitude 17-18
General Awareness 26-27
English/Hindi Langauge 20-21
Computer Knowledge 20-25

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 & Seating Arrangement 20 questions
Order & Ranking 3 questions
Direction Sence 1 question
Coding 1 question
Data Sufficiency 6 questions
Inequalities 4 questions
Blood Relations 3 questions
Miscellaneous 2 questions

The puzzle and seating arrangement questions included:

  • Circular Seating Arrangement – 8 People [All facing centre & their ages]
  • Year Based Puzzle – 8 People & their choice of food
  • Linear Seating Arrangement – Certain number of people
  • Box Based Puzzle – 8 Box & Countries

Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative aptitude section of the IBPS RRB PO exam 2020-21 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 15 questions
Caselet 10 questions
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems 10 questions
Missing Number series 5 questions
  • One of the data interpretation questions comprised a pie chart and a table and was related to the average number of males and females
  • One Bar graph DI comprising 3 variables [laptop, desktop & MacBook] – percentage based
  • The caselet DI comprised vacant vacancy and number of seats

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

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 2020-21 paper:

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – English Language
Reading Comprehension 12 questions
Cloze Test 5 questions
Sentence Correction 6 questions
Error Detection 5 questions
Match the Columns 3 questions
Para Jumbles 6 questions
Miscellaneous 3 questions

There were two reading comprehensions:

  • Based on Health and Internet
  • Based on the female workforce

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 2020-21 exam:

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Analysis – Hindi Language
Reading Comprehension 10 questions
Error Spotting 5 questions
Fill in the blanks 5 questions
Sentence Rearrangement 5 questions
Cloze Test 10 questions
Synonyms and Antonyms 5 questions
  • 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:

  1. G20 Summit
  2. ICC World Cup 2019 winning captain
  3. Agricultural Loan
  4. Budget Theme
  5. World Population Day
  6. PSB merger
  7. A Song of India Book
  8. International Mountain Day Theme
  9. MUDRA Scheme
  10. Special Drawing Right
  11. Small Finance Bank
  • Computer Knowledge

The topics based on which questions were asked in the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam 2020-21 are given below:

  1. Shortcut keys for MS PowerPoint/Excel
  2. VIRUS
  3. Generation of Computer
  4. Google Spreadsheet
  5. File Transfer Protocol
  6. Web Browsers

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.

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 2021.

Related Links:

IBPS RRB Mock Test IBPS RRB Previous Year Question Paper IBPS RRB Eligibility 
IBPS RRB Syllabus IBPS RRB Apply Online IBPS RRB Exam Date

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