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IBPS RRB PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis 12 September 2020 – Shift 1

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis 12 September 2020 – Shift 1: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) had released the IBPS RRB 2020 notification on its official website on 30th June 2020. The admit card which was released on 08th September 2020 mentioned that Online Preliminary Examinations under CRP-RRB IX for Officers Scale I on 12th September 2020 and 13th September 2020. We will provide you with the fastest and most accurate IBPS RRB shift 1 Analysis of the 12th September 2020 prelims exam here.

IBPS RRB Exam Analysis – Prelims 2020 (PO)

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IBPS RRB PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis 12 September 2020 – Shift 1

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis: Overall

The level of the exam can be considered as Easy.

Sections Level Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability Easy 30-32
Quantitative Aptitude Easy-Moderate 23-28
Overall Easy 53-60
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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

The level of quantitative aptitude was Easy to Moderate. Maximum questions were asked from Quadratic Equation, Missing Number Series, Q1 & Q2 Questions & Data Interpretation (DI). There were two sets of DI that were asked in this section.

Quantitative Aptitude
Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 10 Easy
Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equations 5 Easy-Moderate
Q1 Q2 5 Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 40

Missing Number Series Questions

The questions of Missing Number Series are given below:

1. 20, 12, 14, 23 ?.
2. 19, 20, 42, 129 ? 2605
3. 520, 532, 508, 544, ?, 556.
3. 2033, ?, 2054, 2075, 2103, 2138.
4. 302, 142, 62, ?, 2, -8.

IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis: Reasoning Ability

The level of reasoning was Easy. There as no Syllogism and no Alfa-Numeric series asked in the exam. There were a total of 6 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangements. Circular Seating Arrangement was tough as compare to other Puzzles. Following are the types of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement asked in the Exam:

Reasoning Ability
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 25 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Alphabet Based 2 Easy
Total 40

Until then, have a look at important aspects of the exam.

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis: 12th September 1st Shift

IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2020: Video

Here is the video Exam Analysis & Review of IBPS RRB PO 2020 Prelims Exam, held on 1st Slot of 12th September 2020.

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

Let’s have a look at IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Overall Analysis(12th September – 1st Shift):

Are you appearing for IBPS RRB PO 2020 exam? Is yes, do not forget to install Aarogya Setu app, or else you will not be permitted to take the exam. Check out the IBPS RRB exam day guidelines issued by the exam conducting body due to COVID-19.

IBPS RRB exam day guidelines

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) had issued IBPS RRB new exam day guidelines due to the emergent situation arising out of COVID-19. The new exam day guidelines have been issued to control the spread of the virus. The institute will conduct the exam taking into consideration all the precautionary measures. According to the new guidelines, candidates will have to wear masks while appearing for the exam. Besides, all candidates must have Aarogya Setu app installed on their mobile phones. In case, candidates are not using smartphones, they are required to write a self-declaration as per the format given by IBPS.

  2. Gloves
  3. Personal transparent water bottle
  4. Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml)
  5. A simple pen
  6. Exam related documents (Call Letter/Admit Card, ID card in Original, Photocopy of ID Card, etc)
  7. Call Letter/Admit Card should be brought with the Photocopy of the Photo ID stapled with it. Original ID (same as Photocopy) is also to be brought for verification. The name on the ID and on the Call Letter/ Admit Card should be exactly the same.
  8. In case of Scribe Candidates – Scribe form duly filled and signed with Photograph affixed.

No other item apart from those mentioned above will be permitted in the exam venue as per the IBPS RRB 2020 Recruitment notification. And IBPS has clearly mentioned in IBPS RRB 2020 guidelines that wearing a mask is compulsory to attend the examination. 

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I Prelims Exam


Sr No. Name of the test Medium of Exam No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Hindi/English/Regional Language* 40 40 Composite time of 45 minutes
2. Numerical Ability Hindi/English/Regional Language* 40 40
  Total   80 80  

Read more about IBPS RRB PO PO/Officer Scale I exam pattern here


For every right answer candidate will gain 1 mark but there is a provision of negative marking as well. For each incorrect attempt, 0.25 or ¼

IBPS RRB Prelims PO/Officer Scale I Shift 1 Exam Analysis – IMPORTANT TOPICS

As per the previous year’s IBPS RRB Shift 1 Exam Analysis, we have jotted down some important topics to cover in your last-minute preparation.

For quantitative aptitude:-

Data interpretation, Quadratic equations, wrong number series, simplification. 10 questions we asked from the arithmetic section.

For Reasoning ability :-

Previous year exam focused on puzzles and sitting arrangements as 20 questions were asked from the same. Other important topics were syllogism, direction sense, Alphanumeric series and order and ranking based on height.

IBPS RRB Shift 1 Exam Analysis 12th September 2020 – GOOD ATTEMPTS (Prediction)

On the basis of previous year’s IBPS RRB First shift analysis, we provide you with a rough idea as to how many attempts will serve your purpose of qualifying the exam.


IBPS RRB Previous year Shift 1 analysis of Prelims (Easy – Moderate)

 Good Attempts 

Sections Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 28-32
Quantitative Aptitude 22-24
Total 57-63

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy-moderate)

Topics No. of Questions
Number Series missing 6
Quadratic Equation 6
Data Interpretation Table, Bar graph 10
Data sufficiency 5
Application Sums 13
Total 40

Reasoning Ability (Easy)

Topics No. of Questions
Seating Arrangements Square, Linear facing North, South in oneline 10
Coding-Decoding 5
Puzzles Box, Month and days 10
Inequality 5
Blood Relation 3
Miscellaneous 7
Total 40

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Shift Timings 2020:

Here check the exam shifts of the IBPS RRB PO prelims 2020 exam. Also, check the reporting time and exam time for all shifts.

Exam Date
IBPS RRB PO Prelims shift timings 2020

1st shift 2nd shift 3rd shift 4th shift 5th shift


Reporting time 7:30 AM 9:45 AM 12:00 PM 2:15 PM 4:30 PM
gate closure Time 8:15 AM 10:30 AM 12:45 PM 3:00 PM 5:15 PM
Handwriting sample 8:30 to 8:35 AM 10:45 to 10:50 AM 1:00 to 1:05 PM 3:15 to 3:20 PM 5:30 to 5:35 PM
exam start time 8:35 AM 10:50 AM 1:05 PM 3:20 PM 5:35 PM
exam end time 9:20 AM 11:35 AM 1:50 PM 4:05 PM 6:20 PM
exam end time (PWBD) NA NA NA NA 6:35 PM

That is all from us in this blog on IBPS RRB Analysis of Officer scale 1 Prelims exam. All the best for your preparation