IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd Oct 2020- 2nd Shift

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd Oct 2020- 2nd Shift

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting the IBPS PO 2020 Prelims exam today i.e. 3rd October 2020 in 4 shifts. Now the 2nd shift of IBPS PO Prelims exam is over and Here we are come out with detailed IBPS PO Prelims exam analysis & Review to know the IBPS PO Prelims exam and difficulty level, number of good attempts and questions asked in the exam. The 2nd Shift of 3rd October 2020 is over now and many candidates are eagerly waiting for IBPS PO Pre Exam Analysis & Review and as shared by the applicants, the overall exam was of ‘Moderate’ level. Questions asked in three sections – Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Aptitude were not of difficult level. Candidates were able to attempt around 66-70 questions overall.

  1. The sequence of Subjects –  Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language.
  2. Level of Exam– The level of the exam is Moderate. 
  3. Reasoning Ability Highlights – The topic Puzzles and seating arrangement is asked in the majority.
  4. Quantitative Aptitude Highlights – The level of the section was moderate. 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam: Overall Section-wise Analysis

Subject Good Attempt Time (in min.)
English Language 20-22 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 28-30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 20-23 20 minutes
Total 66-70 60 minutes

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate):

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    Topics No. of Questions Level
    Data Interpretation 10 Easy to Moderate
    Caselet 5 Easy to Moderate
    Quadratic equation 5 Easy
    Missing Number Series 5 Easy
    Arithmetic Word Problems 10 Easy
    Total 35 Easy 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Reasoning (Easy)

  • Uncertain Number of Persons
  • People & Buying Fruit
  • Two Row Puzzle 12 Persons
  • Age Based Puzzle 6 Persons
  • Month Based Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 23 Easy to Moderate
Inequality 4 Easy
Direction 2 Easy
Number Based 1 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Ranking 1 easy
Alphabet Based 1 Easy
Total 35 Easy


IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: English (Easy-Moderate)


Topics No. of Questions Level
RC 8 (Technology use in students education) Easy to Moderate
Word Rearrangement 4 Easy
Close Test 5 Easy
Sentence Improvement 5 Easy
Find Correct Sentence 4 Easy
Phrase replacement 4 Easy
Total 30 Easy

IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2020: Exam Centre Guidelines

In the official notification, IBPS has mentioned a few safety guidelines for the candidates who are going to appear for the examination. Candidates required to follow these guidelines strictly. Check IBPS safety guidelines below.

  1. Students are required to wear a mask during the examination.
  2. Students are allowed to carry a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), gloves & a simple pen inside the exam centre
  3. An aspirant must have installed Arogya-Setu app on their smartphone and the app must show the COVID 19 risk profile of the student.
  4. At the exam centre, the registration of the candidates will be done with photo capture.
  5. In the exam hall, there will be two separate dropbox for the rough sheets and call letters. Students are required to drop these in the designated boxes.

IBPS PO 2020 new exam day guidelines issued due to COVID-19

IBPS PO Prelims: Expected Cut off

Section Expected Cut off
Reasoning Abiity 20 – 27
Quantitative Aptitude 20 – 25
English Language 20 – 25
Total 55 – 70

IBPS PO 2020 Exam Shift Timing

Some candidates have received the email or an SMS stating that their reporting timings have been changed. So, candidates need not panic. They will be allowed the entry as per their reporting timing. The reporting timing shifts for the day are as follows:

Exam Date
IBPS PO shift timings 2020

1st shift 2nd shift 3rd shift 4th shift
03rd, 10th, and 11th October 2020 Reporting time 8:00 AM 10:30 AM 1:00 PM 3:30 PM
Handwriting sample 8:45 to 8:50 AM 11:15 to 11:20 AM 1:45 to 1:50 PM 4:15 to 4:20 PM
exam start time 9:00 AM 11:30 AM 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
exam end time 10:00 AM 12:30 PM 3:00 PM 5:30 PM
exam end time (PWBD) NA NA NA NA

IBPS PO 2020 Important Dates:

The important dates for IBPS PO/MT CWE VII 2020 are as follows:

Exam Dates 
IBPS PO Notification Release
04-08- 2020
Online Application Start
05- 8-2020
Online Application End
Pre-exam Training
September 2020 (Tentative)
IBPS PO Pre Exam Admit Card Release
October 2020 (Tentative)
IBPS PO Pre Exam Date 
03, 10 & 11 October 2020
IBPS PO Pre Exam Result
November 2020
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 
28 November 2020
IBPS PO Mains Result Date
December 2020
Conduct of Interview
January / February 2021
IBPS PO Provisional Allotment
1st April 2021