IBPS PO Analysis 2024 for Prelims & Mains: Check Good Attempts & Review

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer Exam 2023 ( IBPS PO )

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IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2024 will be released for prelims and mains exams. IBPS PO exam analysis helps candidates to know the section-wise and overall difficulty level of the exam. Besides, through the IBPS PO exam analysis 2024, candidates can see the number of reasonable attempts, expected cut off, weightage given to different topics. Read below for more details on IBPS PO prelims exam analysis 2024.

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Q:   Is the IBPS PO exam tough to crack?

A:

The difficulty level of IBPS PO exam varies depending on the variety of factors such as the number of applicants, the level of competition, and the complexity of the material being tested. IBPS PO is a competitive exam that requires significant amount of preparation and hard work in order to clear the exam. It is important to familarise themselves with the exam format and syllabus. Candidates must also solve the previous years' question papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam. The tips and tricks to prepare for IBPS PO exam are given below:

  • The first and foremost step towards IBPS PO exam preparation is knowing the syllabus and exam pattern
  • Candidates must also go through the previous years’ cut off marks to know the level of competition and prepare accordingly for the exam
  • After going through the syllabus, candidates must prepare preparation strategy for the exam based on the important topics
  • Candidates must also solve the previous years’ question papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam
  • Candidates must also attempt mock test to improve speed and accuracy
 

Q:   What is IBPS PO exam pattern?

A:

IBPS PO exam pattern highlights the overall structure of the exam such as marking scheme, total marks, time duration, etc. IBPS PO exam pattern is such that it is divided into prelims exam, Mainsexam and interview. IBPS PO prelims exam comprises three sections-Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. The total marks allotted to the test are 200. The duration of the test is 60 minutes. There are sectional timings in the exam. IBPS POMainsexam comprises both objective and descriptive-type questions. The total marks allotted to theMainsexam are 225. The duration of the test is 3 hours 30 minutes. The total marks allotted to the interview are 100.

 

Q:   What is the IBPS PO syllabus?

A:

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection formulates the IBPS PO syllabus. Candidates must prepare according to the syllabus to get good score in the exam. IBPS PO syllabus is segregated into prelims, Mains and interview. IBPS PO Prelims 2023 syllabus comprises the English Language, Quantitative Ability, and Reasoning Ability. IBPS Mains syllabus covers the various topics of Reasoning Ability, Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Interpretation and Analysis, General economy or Banking Awareness. IBPS PO Syllabus is given below.

Subjects

Topics

Reasoning

Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation.

 

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Mensuration-Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number Systems, Sequence & Series and Permutation, Combination & Probability

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Spotting Error, Fill in the blanks, etc

General Awareness

Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Static Awareness

Computer Aptitude

Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Operating System, etc.

 

 

Highlights of IBPS PO Exam Analysis

Check below few highlights related to IBPS PO exam analysis:

  • IBPS PO exam analysis helps candidates to know the pattern in a clear and proper way
  • IBPS PO exam analysis helps candidates to know the number of good attempts
  • Candidates can know the expected IBPS PO cut off
  • The analysis also helps aspirants who are planning to appear for the exam in future by helping them to know the pattern of exam and difficulty level

Q:   What is IBPS PO normalisation of marks?

A:
IBPS calculates the IBPS PO marks of the candidates through a method called normalisation that help candidates to get a rounded-up figure. Since the exam is conducted in multiple shifts and days the difficulty level of the question paper varies from one shift to another. Normalisation of score is done to balance and assist in fair evaluation. This method is followed both for prelims and Mains exams. Some of the benefits of normalisation are given below: The first assumption made for normalisation of marks is that the candidates across all the shifts of the exam have similar abilities The number of candidates appearing in the exam conducted by IBPS in large shifts is randomly done.
 

Q:   Which are the scoring topics of IBPS PO Reasoning section?

A:

Some of the most scoring topics in IBPS PO Reasoning section are number series, coding-decoding, blood relation, direction and distance, seating arrangements, syllogism, cause and effect and data sufficiency. To ace the Reasoning section, candidates need to practice the previous years' question papers and mock tests. Candidates must complete revising the topics given in the IBPS PO syllabus. The tips to prepare for IBPS PO Reasoning section are given below:

  • Candidates need to understand the syllabus of the Reasoning section. They must focus on the important topics
  • Candidates must practice the previous year question papers to know the types of questions asked in the exam
  • It is important to take the mock test as it helps to identify the strengths and weaknesses. It also help in improving the speed and accuracy
  • Candidates must solve puzzles regularly to improve their logical and analytical skills
  • Candidates must refer to the best books for the Reasoning section
 

Q:   Are the marks of IBPS PO prelims exam considered for final merit list?

A:
No, the marks of IBPS PO prelims exam are not considered for the final merit list. For provisional allotment of candidates, only the marks obtained in Mains and interview are considered. IBPS PO scores are calculated out of 100 marks. The marks obtained in the prelims exam are taken into consideration to select candidates for the Mains exam. The prelims exam is qualifying in nature. It is just to screen candidates for the Mains exam. Candidates need to qualify the prelims exam inorder to get shortlisted for the Mains exam. Candidates need to secure the desired cut off marks to get shortlisted for the Mains exam.
 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2024

IBPS PO exam pattern is such that it is divided into prelims, mains and interview. The prelims exam comprises questions from Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. The duration of the test is 60 minutes, each section has different timings. The total marks allotted to the test are 100. The mains exam comprises both objective and subjective-type tests. The objective section of the mains exam comprises questions from Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language, and Data Analysis & Interpretation. The descriptive section comprises questions from English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The duration of the test is 3 hours 30 minutes. The total marks for the exam are 225. The structure of IBPS PO exam is given below.

Prelims Exam

Sections Total questions Total marks Duration (In minutes)

English Language

30 

30 

20 

Quantitative Aptitude

35 

35 

20 

Reasoning Ability

35 

35 

20 

Total

100 

100 

60 

Mains Exam

Section name Total questions Allotted Time Total marks

English Language

35 

40

40 

Data Interpretation and Analysis

35 

45

60 

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

45 

60

60 

General Awareness

40 

35

40

Total

155

180

200

English (Essay and Letter Writing)

2

30 minutes

25

Grand Total

157

3 hours 30 minutes

225

Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of IBPS PO is given below:

  • For correct answer, candidates score one mark
  • 0.25 marks are deducted for wrong answers
  • The total marks are calculated based on correct and incorrect answers

 

 

Also Read:

IBPS PO exam pattern

IBPS PO Syllabus

Q:   Are there sectional timings in IBPS PO exam?

A:

Yes, there are sectional timings in IBPS PO exam. In prelims exam, candidates get 20 minutes to solve each section. In Mains exam, to solve English section, candidates get 40 minutes. The duration to attempt Data Interpretation and Analysis section and Reasoning and Computer Aptitude section, candidates get 45 minutes and 60 minutes respectively. The time duration allotted for General Awareness section is 35 minutes. To solve the descriptive paper, candidates get 30 minutes. The sectional timings for IBPS PO prelims and Mains exams are given below.

 Prelims Exam

Sections

Duration (In minutes)

English Language

20 

Quantitative Aptitude

20 

Reasoning Ability

20 

Total

60 

Mains Exam

Section name

Allotted Time

English Language

40

Data Interpretation and Analysis

45

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

60

General Awareness

35

Total

180

English (Essay and Letter Writing)

30 minutes

Grand Total

3 hours 30 minutes

 

 

Q:   What are the section-wise total marks for IBPS PO exam?

A:

In the prelims exam of IBPS PO, the English section carries 30 marks whereas the Quant and Reasoning sections carries 25 marks. In the Mains exam of IBPS PO, the total marks allotted to the English section are 40 whereas the Data Interpretation and Analysis, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude section carries 60 marks each. The General Awareness section carries 40 marks.

Section-Wise Distribution of Marks in Prelims Exam

Sections

Total marks

English Language

30 

Quantitative Aptitude

35 

Reasoning Ability

35 

Total

100 

Section-Wise Distribution of Marks in Mains Exam

Section name

Total marks

English Language

40 

Data Interpretation and Analysis

60 

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

60 

General Awareness

40

Total

200

English (Essay and Letter Writing)

25

Grand Total

225

 

 

Q:   What is IBPS PO score calculation process?

A:
IBPS PO scores are calculated based on the marking scheme prescribed by the examination authority. For correct answers, candidates score one mark whereas 0.25 marks are deducted for wrong answers. Candidates need to secure the desired score inorder to qualify the exam. The scores of candidates are calculated based on the following method: The corrected scores obtained by each candidate in different sessions of the exam are normalised using the equi-percentile method. The normalised marks are used to announce the result Scores upto two decimal points are taken for the purpose of calculations The corrected scores are calculated based on the number of correct and incorrect answers.
 

Previous Years' IBPS PO Exam Analysis

For reference, candidates can check below the previous years IBPS PO exam analysis for prelims and mains exams:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2023

The overall and section-wise difficulty level of IBPS PO prelims exam is given below.,.

Overall Difficulty

Section No. of Questions Good Attempts

English Language

30

23-25

Reasoning Ability

35

21-23

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20-22

Section-Wise Distribution of Questions

The topic-wise distribution of questions asked in different sections are given below.

Reasoning

Topics No. Of Questions

 Square Based Puzzle(Inside/Outside)

5

Uncertain Puzzle(Line, Facing North)

3

Month + Date(3*2+Variable)

5

Box Based(5 Box + Variable)

5

Classification Puzzle(9 Persons, 3 Cities)

4

Syllogism

3

Inequality

4

Distance & Direction

3

Word Formation

1

Number Based

1

Pair Formation

1

Total

35

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics No. Of Questions

Missing Number Series

5

Quadratic Equation

5

Arithmetic

13

Double Pie Chart DI

6

 Table DI

6

Total

35

 English Language

Topics No. Of Questions

Reading Comprehension

8

Error Detection

5

Word Swap

3

Double Fillers

4

Para Jumble(Robot)

5

Word Usage

3

Phrase Replacement

4

Total

30

IBPS PO Shift 1 Analysis 2023 Video

Also Read:

IBPS PO 1st Shift Analysis 2023 

IBPS PO 2nd Shift Analysis 2023

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2023

The overall difficulty level of the exam is given below.

Sections Good Attempts Difficulty Level

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

11-15

Moderate-Difficult

English Language

17-20

Moderate

Data Analysis & Interpretation

12-14

Moderate

General Economy & Banking Awareness

14-19

Moderate

Total

55-62

Moderate

Section-Wise Exam Difficulty Level

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

Topic No. of Questions
Uncertain Linear Seating 4 (2 marks)
Floor + Flat Puzzle 5
Circular Seating 1 (2 marks)
Scheduling Based Puzzle 4-5
Year Based + Blood Relation 4
Data Sufficiency  3 (2 marks)
Logical/Critical Reasoning 7 (2 marks)
Machine Input Output 4
Alphabet Series 1
Coding Decoding 1
Miscellaneous 8-10
Total 45

English Language

Topics No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension – 2Q 13-15
Error spotting 3-4
Sentence Rearrangement 5 (2 marks)
Sentence Improvement 3-4
single Fillers 6
Miscellaneous 1-3
Total 35

General Awareness

  • GST Council Based
  • Award Based
  • DBT Based
  • Matru Vandana Yojana
  • Space Walk Based
  • Nautical Miles – India & Srilanka
  • Primary Market
  • Social Security Scheme
  • 3D Post Office
  • BIS Hallmark

Descriptive Paper

  • Letter – Global Warming to Editor
  • Letter – To Change the ATM Machine
  • Letter – To Friend to quit their private job and motivate her to prepare for a Government Job
  • Essay – Digital Banking
  • Essay – Gender Equality

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022

IBPS had conducted IBPS PO 2022 prelims exam on Oct 15 and 16. IBPS PO exam analysis 2022 for prelims is provided on this page. According to students, the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. All the sections-Quant, English and Reasoning were easy to moderate. The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. The overall difficulty level of the exam is given below.

Sections Good Attempts Level

Reasoning Aptitude

23-25

Easy-Moderate

English Language

21-23

Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

20-22

Easy-Moderate

100

64-70

Easy-Moderate

Each section of IBPS PO prelims exam was easy to moderate. Few questions were time-consuming and tricky. Candidates can check below the section-wise difficulty level.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022 for Reasoning

There were four questions from Syllogism, four sets of puzzles and seating arrangement. Candidates can check below the distribution of questions in this section.

Topics No. of Questions Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

20

Easy-Moderate

Syllogism

04

Easy-Moderate

Inequality

04

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relation

03-04

Easy-Moderate

Direction Distance

03

Easy

Pair Formation

01

Easy

Meaningful Word

01

Easy

Odd One Out

01

Easy

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022 for Quantitative Aptitude

The Arithmetic questions were from Profit and Loss, Boat & Stream Mensuration, Problem on Ages, Partnership, SI & CI etc. There were three sets of DI:

Topic No. of Questions Level

Data Interpretation (Bar, Table, Caselet)

15

Easy-Moderate

Missing Number Series

05

Easy-Moderate

Quadratic Equation

05

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic

10

Easy-Moderate

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022 for English

Questions in English was asked from RC, Synonyms, Antonyms, Error Detection, etc. Topic-wise distribution of questions is given below.

Topics No. of Questions Level

Reading Comprehension

07-08

Easy-Moderate

Error Detection

03

Easy-Moderate

Fill in the blanks

04-05

Easy

Sentence Rearrangement (New)

05

Easy

Phrase Replacement

01-02

Easy

Total

30

Easy-Moderate

Also Read: IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022 & Student Reaction

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022

The overall difficulty level of the IBPS PO 2022 mains exam was moderate to difficult. The mains exam paper carried both objective-type and descriptive-type questions. The objective paper carried questions from English, Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness. The descriptive paper carried questions from Essay and Letter Writing.  The overall difficulty level of IBPS PO mains exam as well as the number of good attempts are given below.

Section Good Attempts Difficulty Level

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

25-27

Moderate

English Language

16-18

Moderate

Data Analysis & Interpretation

15-17

Moderate to difficult

General Awareness

24-26

Moderate

Overall Good Attempts

80-88

Moderate

Also Read: IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis & Student Reaction

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022 for Reasoning

In Reasoning, questions on Puzzles were floor-based, selection-based, designation-based, etc. There were three questions on circular based sitting arrangement. The distribution of questions in this section is given below.

Topics No. of Questions Asked Difficulty Level

Puzzles

19

Easy to Moderate

Data Sufficiency

3-4

Moderate

Coded Blood Relation

2

Easy

New Pattern Coding(symbol)

2

Difficult

Coded Inequality

2

Moderate

Critical Reasoning

5

Moderate

Total

45

Moderate

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022 for English

There were two Reading Comprehensions in IBPS PO mains exam. 

Topics No. of Questions Asked Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension- Economy

3-4

Easy

Reading Comprehension- COVID

6-7

Easy to Moderate

Cloze Test (Preposition Based)- Education System of China

6-7

Easy to Moderate

Fillers + Word Arrangement

5

Easy

Chose the Best Meaning Sentence

3

Easy

Match the Columns

4

Easy to Moderate

Miscellaneous

5

Easy to Moderate

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022 for Data Interpretation

Data Interpretation question was pie-chart based and double circle based. There were Boat & Stream caselet.

Topics No. of Questions Asked Difficulty Level

Double Pie Chart Data Interpretation 

5

 Moderate

Wrong Number Series

3

  Moderate to Difficult

Arithmetic

8

  Moderate to Difficult

Boat & Stream Caselet DI

4

 Moderate

Time & Work Passage (Men & Women With variable)

2-3

  Moderate to Difficult

Mensuration

3

 Moderate

Table Format (Poem/ Story Publish)

5

  Moderate to Difficult

Partnership

2

 Moderate

Data Sufficiency

3

 Moderate to Difficult

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022 for General Awareness

The questions asked in the General Awareness section are given below.

  • Bank Rate
  • Blue Flag Certificate
  • Advanced Supervisory monitoring system
  • US Open
  • NARCL
  • Rishi Sunak
  • Online Game banning state
  • Human Development Index
  • 12th Maharatna Company
  • Arunachal Pradesh Airport
  • E bank R & D
  • C 295 Aircraft
  • Nobel Prize in Economics
  • 14th Spice Congress
  • A penalty by RBI – 1.73 crore
  • Sony and Zee Merger

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis Video

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2021

IBPS PO 2021 mains exam paper was moderate in terms of difficulty level. The Reasoning, English and General Awareness sections of IBPS PO mains exam were easy. The Quantitative Aptitude section was tough. The descriptive paper was easy. The overall and section-wise exam analysis of IBPS PO 2021 mains exam is given below. 

Overall Analysis

Section Good Attempts Difficulty Level

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

25-27

Easy

English Language

16-18

Easy

Data Analysis & Interpretation

15-17

Difficult

General Awareness

24-26

Easy

Overall Good Attempts

80-88

Easy to Difficult

Section-Wise Analysis

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

Topics No. of Questions  Difficulty Level

Puzzles

25

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

04-05

 Moderate

Coded Syllogs

02

Moderate

Coded Blood Relation

02

Moderate

Machine Input Output

05

Moderate

Coded Inequality

03

Difficult

Coded Direction

02

Moderate

Meaningful word (COAST)

01

Moderate

Logical Reasoning

03-04

Easy to Moderate

English Language

Topics No. of Questions  Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

09-10

Moderate to Difficult

Word Swap + Sentence Rearrangement

04

Moderate

Inference Based

04

Moderate

Word Replacement

04

Moderate

Phrase Replacement

05

Moderate

Data Interpretation & Analysis

Topics No. of Questions  Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation

16

Moderate

Data Sufficiency (3 statement)

06

Easy to Moderate

Quantity Comparison

02

Moderate

Missing & Wrong Number Series

03

Moderate

Time, Speed and Distance

03-04

Moderate

Mensuration

03

Moderate

General Awareness

The General Awareness section was easy and maximum questions on current affairs were based on the events that took place in December 2021. There were also questions in current affairs from the events that happened in September 2021. The questions in Banking Awareness were analytical and inference-based. Some of the questions asked in General Awareness are given below:

  • TANSEN Samaroh
  • Stand-up Indian Scheme [Loan Repayment Period]
  • ARIIA (Atal Ranking)
  • PRALAY Missile Strike Range
  • Sanjeev Mehta President of FICCI
  • ADB- Purpose of 250 Million Dollar Loan
  • Paytm collaboration with MoneyGram
  • Digital Payment Incentive Scheme
  • PMC Bank (Tenure)
  • Not a component of PM Kishan Sampada Yojna
  • BHARAT Series
  • PLI Scheme
  • First Credit Rating Agency
  • NITI Ayog Health Insurance (Top5)
  • NPCI- Cross Border Remittance Payment
  • SBI (100 Cr. JSW)- CCPS fullform
  • 1st Feb (Union Budget Year)
  • PM UJJWALA Yojna (LED Bulb database question)
  • 2nd Largest bank (POS)
  • Largest Telescope
  • Big Basket & MMP
  • Report on Trend & Progress
  • Rank of Union Bank of India
  • H1 Visa
  • Nuclear Capacity
  • SBI- UBI Loan Account Method
  • The Vintchi Book
  • Namastey UK (Which Bank)

IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Descriptive Paper

The descriptive section was easy where candidates were given to write an essay on-‘Is Technology Boon or Bane’ of 'Surrogacy'. In the letter writing section, candidates were asked to write a letter to the manager asking for the bank statement or write a formal letter to the editor of a newspaper regarding restoration of historical monuments and their maintenance.

Watch the video on IBPS PO 2021 mains exam analysis 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021

Candidates can check below the overall and section-wise difficulty levels of IBPS PO Prelims exam:

Overall Exam Analysis

Subjects

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Aptitude

20-22

Moderate

Reasoning Ability

23-25

Easy to moderate

English Language

21-24

Easy

Total

65-71

Easy to Moderate

Section-Wise Exam Analysis

Candidates can check below the section-wise exam analysis of IBPS PO 2021 prelims exam:

Quantitative Aptitude 
Topic No. of Questions Level

Data Interpretation

10

Easy-Moderate

Missing Number Series

05

Easy-Moderate

Quadratic Equation

05

Easy-Moderate

Approximation

5

Easy

Arithmetic

15

Easy-Moderate

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

English Language
Topics No. of Questions Level

Reading Comprehension

08-09

Easy-Moderate

Error Detection

05

Easy-Moderate

Word Arrangement

05

Easy

Para Jumbles

05

Easy

Word Usage

03-04

Easy

Total

30

Easy-Moderate

Reasoning
Topics No. of Questions Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

20

Easy-Moderate

Syllogism

04-05

Easy-Moderate

Inequality

04-05

Easy-Moderate

Direction

04-05

Easy0 Moderate

Alpha Numeric Series

01

Easy

Number Based (odd/even)

01

Easy

Word Based (Vowel/Consonant)

01

Easy

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

Watch IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Exam Analysis & Student Reaction

IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis 

Oct 10

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2020 for Shift 4

Overall Analysis

Sections IBPS PO Good Attempts Level
Reasoning Aptitude 25-27 Easy to Moderate
English Language 25-27 Easy
Quantitative Aptitude 23-26 Easy to Moderate
Total Marks: 100 73-80 Easy to Moderate

Section-wise 

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Tabular DI, Caselet DI) 15 Easy to Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy to Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 10 Easy to Moderate
Total 35 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning Ability

Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement (Classification puzzle, Month-based, Linear arrangement) 20 Easy to Moderate
Direction 4 Easy to Moderate
Coding (Normal) 1 Easy
Number Arrangement 1 Easy
Word Formation 1 Easy
Syllogism 4 Easy to Moderate
Inequality 4 Easy to Moderate
Total 35 Easy to Moderate

English

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 8-10 Easy
Error Detection 5 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy
Double Fillers 2-3 Easy
Word Rearrangement 5 Easy
Total 30 Easy

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2020 for Shift 3

The difficulty level of this shift remained the same as the exams held in the other shifts. The overall and section-wise difficulty level are given below.

Overall Analysis

Sections Good Attempts Level
Reasoning Aptitude 25-27 Moderate
English Language 24-25 Easy to Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 22-25 Moderate to High
Overall 71-77 Moderate

Section-wise

English Language

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension (Technology & Artificial Intelligence) 8 Easy
Error Detection (Sentence Correction) 5 Easy to Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 4-5 Easy
Cloze Test 4-5 Easy to Moderate
Sentence Improvement 3-4 Easy
Word Rearrangement  4-5 Easy
Total 30 Easyto Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Caselet, Tabular) 15 Moderate to High
Approximation 5 Easy
Missing Number Series 5 Easy to Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate to High

Reasoning Ability

Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement (Circular arrangement, straight-line puzzle, age-based, comparison puzzle)  20 Moderate
Direction 1 Moderate
Blood Relations 1 Easy to Moderate
Alphabetical puzzle 1 Easy to Moderate
Chinese Coding 5 Easy to Moderate
Syllogism 5 Easy to Moderate
Word ( Performing) 1 Easy
Pairing (Merchant) 1 Easy
Total 35 Moderate

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2020 for Shift 2

The overall difficulty level of shift 2 was moderate. Candidates can check the overall analysis below.

Sections Good Attempts Level
Reasoning Aptitude 23 – 25 Moderate
English Language 26 – 27 Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 22 – 25 Moderate to High
Overall 71 – 77 Easy-Moderate

Section-wise exam analysis

English Language

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension (Computer based) 8 Easy-Moderate
Double Fillers 5-6 Easy
Error Detection (2-3 lines) 5-6 Moderate
Word Replacement 5-6 Easy
Rearrangement of Sentence- Biology Paragraph 5 Easy
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability

Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement (Circle-based, floor-based) 20 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Blood Relations 3 Easy
Inequality 4 Easy
Order and Ranking based 2 Easy
Simple Coding 1 Easy
Alphabets 2  
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation (Graph, Caselet, Pie Chart) 15 Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Missing Number Series 5 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2020 for Shift 1

The overall and section-wise IBPS PO 2020 exam analysis is given below.

Overall

Sections IBPS PO Good Attempts Level
Reasoning Aptitude 22-23 Moderate
English Language 25-27 Easy to Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 22- 25 Moderate to High
Overall 69-75 Moderate

Section-wise

English Language

This section was easy to moderate. The distribution of questions is given below.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy
Error Detection 5 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy
Cloze Test 5 Easy
Phrase Replacement 5 Easy
Total 30 Easy

Reasoning Ability

The Reasoning Ability section was moderate. The following types of puzzles were asked in the exam.

  • Flat Puzzle with three floors
  • Line puzzle
  • Box puzzle 
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy to Moderate
Direction 1 Moderate
Blood Relations 4 Easy
Inequality 5 Easy to Moderate
Syllogism 4 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous 1 Easy
Total 35 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

The difficulty level of this section was moderate. Data Interpretation questions were based on Pie Chart, Tabular DI, Miscellaneous DI. The distribution of questions is given below.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate to High
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Wrong Number Series 5 Easy to Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate to High

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2020 for Prelims (Oct 3)

IBPS PO exam analysis is provided below for candidates.

Overall Exam Analysis

Sections Level Good Attempt

Reasoning Aptitude

Moderate

24-28

English Language

Moderate

22-26

Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate

24-27

Overall

Moderate

70-80

Section-wise IBPS PO 2020 Exam Analysis

Reasoning

This section had 35 questions. The overall reasoning section was moderate. There were questions from Puzzles, Inequalities, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, etc.

Topic-wise Distribution of Questions

Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relations 1 Easy
Inequality 5 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous  1 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

This section was moderate. Data Interpretation questions were based on Tabular DI, Line Graph and Caselet DI. 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

English Language

English Language section was moderate in terms of difficulty level. 

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 8 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Improvement 5 Easy-Moderate
Phrase Rearrangement 4 Moderate
Word Rearrangement 4 Easy
Cloze Test 5 Easy
Find the correct sentence 4 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis

Overall difficulty level

Section name Difficulty Level Good Attempts

English Language

Moderate 

20 to 26

Data Interpretation and Analysis

Moderate to difficult

20 to 25

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

Moderate

25 to 30

General Awareness

Moderate to difficult

22 to 28

Descriptive paper 

Moderate 

 

Overall difficulty

Moderate

90 to 100

Section-wise difficulty level

Data Interpretation & Analysis

This section was moderate in terms of difficulty level. Data Interpretation and Analysis section carried a total of 60 marks and carried 35 questions. This section carried 25 questions of two marks and 10 questions of one marks. Questions were asked from DI and wrong number series. The distribution of questions is given below.

Topics No. of Questions Asked Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation 16 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 3 Easy to Moderate
Quantity Comparison 2 Moderate
Wrong Number Series 3 Moderate
Time, Speed and Distance 3 to 4 Moderate
Mensuration Caselet 3 Moderate
Caselet (Boys-Girls) 3 Moderate

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

This section carried a total of 45 questions. Total marks allotted to the test are 60. The following type of puzzles was asked in the exam.

  • Classification Puzzle
  • Selection-Based Puzzle
  • Linear Seating Arrangement 
  • Parallel Row 10 persons
  • Circular Arrangement 
  • Distance-Based Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Asked Difficulty Level
Puzzles 25 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 3  Moderate
Coded Directions 3 to 4 Moderate
Coded Blood Relations 2 Moderate
Machine Input Output 4 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 3 Difficult
Logical Reasoning 6 Moderate
Box-Based MI 5 Moderate
Hexagon+Triangle+Circle 1 Moderate

English Language

This section carried a total of 35 questions of 40 marks. The English Language section was moderate. There were three sets of Reading Comprehension. The passages were based on Economic Survey, Fishery and Water Crisis.

Topics No. of Questions Asked Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 12 Moderate to Difficult
Double Fillers 4 Moderate
Para Jumbles (Old Pattern) 2 Moderate
Word Rearrangement 3-4 Moderate
Starters & Connectors 3 Moderate
Cloze Test (Economy) 4 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 2-3 Moderate

General Awareness

General/Financial/ Banking Awareness section had 40 questions for 40 marks. Most of the questions were from current affairs. This section was relatively moderate to difficult. Some of the questions that were asked in the exam are given below.

  • Theme of 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas
  • Sri Guru Ram Das ji International Airport
  • Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar yojana
  • Mobile Pay
  • 2nd edition of Khelo India winter games
  • IFSCA headquarters
  • CAPEX acronym

Descriptive Paper

The descriptive paper carried questions from letter writing and essay writing. The essay writing topics were - Work From Home due to COVID-19 and Inflation-Cost of Living. The letter writing topics were - complain about the damaged electronic product to the shopkeeper, a letter to the editor for raising awareness about grammatical error due to texting apps in the youngsters, etc.

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IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2024 FAQs

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Q:   What was IBPS PO prelims cut off in 2022?

A:

IBPS PO prelims cut off 2022 for General category was 49.75. The cut off for SC and ST was 46.75 and 40.75, respectively. The cut off for EWS was 49.75. The category-wise IBPS PO prelims cut off is given below.

Category

Cut-Off Marks

Gen

49.75

SC

46.75

ST

40.75 

OBC

49.75

EWS

49.75

HI

17.50

OC

32.75

VI

24.75

ID

19.75

 

Q:   What was IBPS PO Mains cut off in 2022?

A:

IBPS PO Mains cut off 2022 was calculated out of 225 marks. The cut off for the General category was 71.25 whereas it was 69.75 for OBC. IBPS PO Mains cut off for SC category was 59.25 whereas it was 53.25. The category-wise IBPS PO Mains cut off is given below.

Category

Cut Off Marks (Out of 225)

General

71.25

OBC

69.75

SC

59.25

ST

53.25

EWS

70.50

HI

37.75

OC

50.50

VI

66.25

ID

36

 

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IBPS RRB PO cut off in 2023 is given below for different categories:

StateGeneralOBC/SC/STEWS

Andhra Pradesh

 

 

39

Arunachal Pradesh

 

 

 

Assam

50

ST- 44.75 

 

Bihar

45

OBC- 45
SC- 37.50

 

Chhattisgarh

49.75

 

49.75

Gujarat

52.75 

 

 

Haryana

54.75

 

 

Himachal Pradesh

55

OBC- 48.25

 

Jammu & Kashmir

 

 

 

Jharkhand

 

 

 

Karnataka

 

OBC- 35 

 

Kerala

 

 

 

Madhya Pradesh

50

 

 

Maharashtra

46

 

 

Mizoram

 

 

 

Meghalaya

 

 

 

Odisha

58

 

 

Punjab

 

 

52.75

Rajasthan

54.5

 

 

Tamil Nadu

 

 

 

Telangana

 

 

39

Uttar Pradesh

53.75

 

 

Uttarakhand

 

OBC- 47

 

West Bengal

53.25

 

49.75

Tripura

 

SC- 44.25

 

Nagaland

 

 

 

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