IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd October 2020- 3rd Shift

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd October 2020- 3rd Shift

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd October 2020 – 3rd Shift: IBPS has successfully conducted the 3rd shift of today’s IBPS PO Prelims exam. IBPS PO exams are scheduled to be held on 3rd, 10th, and 11th October 2020. Each day there are going to be 4 shifts of the IBPS PO Prelims exam and in all these shifts lakhs of students will appear in the exam. At gradeup, we are providing you with the IBPS PO 3rd Shift exam analysis 2020 of today’s Prelims exam held from 2 PM to 3 PM.

As we writing this article the IBPS PO Prelims Shift 3 has now over and all the aspirants who are appearing in the IBPS PO Exam 2020 want to know the difficulty level of the IBPS PO 2020 questions paper, the accurate breakup of all the three shifts, and a most importantly new type of questions asked in IBPS PO prelims exam.

The level of the exam held in the previous two shifts has remained easy to moderate with more or less no changes in the pattern of questions in all 3 sections and the difficulty level. The following are the shift timings for IBPS PO prelims online examination 2020-

  • Shift 1:- 8:00 AM
  • Shift 2:- 10:30 AM
  • Shift 3:- 01:00 PM
  • Shift 4:- 03:30 PM
  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

Sections Good Attempts Level
Reasoning Aptitude 25 – 30 Easy-Moderate
English Language 21 – 24 Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 22 – 26 Easy-Moderate
Total Marks: 100 68 – 76 Easy-Moderate

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

The level of questions in this shift was also easy to moderate. The following were the types of data interpretation questions asked in the 3rd shift-

  • Caselet DI
  • Line Graph
  • Tabular DI
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Easy-Moderate
Wrong Number Series 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Reasoning (Easy)

The following were the types of puzzles and seating arrangement sets faced by the candidates who appeared in the shift-3 of the exam-

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Order and Ranking based- 9 people
  • Day based puzzle-people attending play from mon to sat

Here is the complete review for the reasoning ability section-

Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy-Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy
Syllogism 4 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet based- meaningful word 1 Easy
Number Based (odd even) 1 Easy
Odd one out- letter based 1 Easy
Order and Ranking (height based arrangement) 3 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

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

The level of the questions asked in this section has remained easy to moderate throughout the shifts that took place on 3rd Oct. The following are the questions asked in the English Language section of the third shift of IBPS PO Prelims 2020-

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension (passage on the theme of mental issues faced by people due to COVID lockdown) 7 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy
Error Detection 7 Moderate
Word Replacement 5 Easy
Cloze Test 6 Easy
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

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