IBPS RRB PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis 12 September 2020 – Shift 4

IBPS RRB PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis 12 September 2020 – Shift 4

IBPS RRB PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis 12 September 2020 – Shift 4: 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 4 Analysis of the 12th September 2020 prelims exam here.

IBPS RRB Exam Analysis – Prelims 2020 (PO)

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The shifts for the day are as follows:

  • Shift-1: 7:30 AM
  • Shift-2: 9:45 AM
  • Shift-3: 12:00 PM
  • Shift-4: 2:15 PM
  • Shift-5: 4:30 PM

IBPS RRB PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis 12 September 2020 – Shift 4

Overall Analysis & Good Attempts for IBPS RRB PO Prelims 2020 – 4th Shift 

There have not been any changes in the difficulty level of the exam, and overall the IBPS RRB PO Prelims Shift 4th exam held on 12th September 2020 was of easy to moderate level. Team bankersadda have collected the exam analysis and review from the students who have appeared in this shift and most of the students were able to attempt a good number of questions in both the shifts with accuracy. The following are the average good attempts for each section and the overal shift 4 exam:

Subject Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 28-35
Quantitative Aptitude 24-27
Total 53-58

IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Prelims Exam’s Section-wise Analysis 2020

The following are the IBPS RRB PO 4th shift analysis details of the topic asked in each section along with number of questions and the difficulty level.

  • No changes were observed in this shift.
  • The pattern of the shift remained the same as that of the shift 1, shift 2 and shift 3.
  • Both the shifts were similar in terms of difficulty level and types of questions asked.
  • Overall the level was moderate.
  • Reasoning section was the easiest and not lengthy.
  • Few questions were tricky from the quant section. Overall it was easy to moderate.
Reasoning Ability (Easy)

There were a total of 4 sets of puzzle and seating arrangement and overall the level of the reasoning ability section was easy. Some students have reported that the Blood Relation questions were a bit moderate in level in comparision to the other questions. The following are the types of puzzles and seating arrangement asked in the shift-4:

  1. Box based puzzle with 10 boxes
  2. Square seating arrangement
  3. Month based puzzle with dates
  4. Month based puzzle with events in different cities

The following table has complete details of the topic from which questions were asked in the 4th shift of IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 2020:

Reasoning Ability
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Blood Relation 1 Moderate’
Syllogism 5 Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Coding Decoding 5 Easy
Order & Ranking 1 Easy
Total 40 Easy

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy to Moderate) Exam Analysis

The level of the questions asked in the 4th shift was easy to moderate. There were 2 sets of DI in this shift- table DI and Line Graph. The following are the details of the topics asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section of IBPS RRB PO Prelims Shift 4 held on 12 September:

Quantitative Aptitude
Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 18 Easy
Wrong Number Series 6 Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation 6 Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 40

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

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 – 4th Shift Video Analysis

Check our Officer Scale 1 Video analysis of 12th September 2020 4th shift below:

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

Are you appearing for IBPS RRB PO/ Officer Scale I 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 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 Shift 4 Analysis – Important Topics

As per previous year exam analysis of IBPS RB PO Prelims, following is the list of important topics for Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics

  • Number Series – Wrong & Missing
  • Data Interpretation – Graph, Tabular & Pie Chart
  • Approximation
  • Average

Reasoning Ability Important Topics

  • Coding – Decoding
  • Puzzles – Floor based, box based
  • Seating Arrangement – Linear & Circular
  • Syllogism

IBPS RRB Prelims Previous year Shift 4 Analysis

Following tables contains all the details of the shift 4 exam analysis of last year’s (2019) IBPS PO Prelims exam

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019 – Good Attempts 

Sections Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 29-32
Quantitative Aptitude 18-21
Total 53-57

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy to moderate)

Topics No. of Questions
Wrong Number Series 5
Approximation 6
Data Interpretation
Table Based
Graph Based
Caselet 5
Application Sums 12
Total 40

Reasoning Ability (Easy to moderate)

Topics No. of Questions
Seating Arrangements – Linear Arrangement Facing North and South in single line 5
Coding-Decoding 5
PuzzlesFloor BasedBox Based

Days Based

Syllogism 5
Order and Ranking 3
Direction 3
Miscellaneous 4
Total 40


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

FAQs for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam

Q1. What are the number of vacancies for IBPS RRB PO 2020?

Ans. Number of vacancies for IBPS RRB PO 2020 are 3928.

Q2. What is the last date to fill IBPS RRB PO application?

Ans. IBPS RRB PO online application can be filled from 1 to 21 July 2020

Q3.When will the IBPS RRB PO 2020 exam be conducted?

Ans. IBPS RRB PO PRE Exam will be conducted on 12 & 13 September 2020.

Q4. Which State has the maximum number of vacancies?

Ans. Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of vacancies-1787.

Q5. Is there Any Negative Marking in IBPS RRB PO 2020 Exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking for wrong answers in both pre and mains exam. 1/4 of the total marks will be deducted for the question marked wrong by the candidate.

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