IBPS RRB PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis 13 September 2020 – Shift 1

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IBPS RRB PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis 13 September 2020 – Shift 1

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis 13 September 2020 – Shift 1: Yesterday was the first day of IBPS RRB PO Prelims and thousands of candidates appeared for the exam. The exam level for all 5 shifts of Day-1 was easy to moderate and now the rest of applicants are ready for today’s exam. Shift-1 of day-2 has been over and candidates are coming out of the exam hall after appearing 45 minutes exam for RRB PO recruitment. We will be providing you with the live updates for ibps rrb po exam analysis directly from the grounds of the exam center. Stay tuned with us for every latest coverage on RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis, students review, difficulty of examination. This would be of great help to those candidates who are going to appear in the upcoming shifts.

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 13 September 2020 – Shift 1

Today is the second and final day for IBPS RRB PO Preliminary exam 2020 and the 1st shift for the day is over now. Overall the level of the questions asked in this shift was easy to moderate. If we compare it the IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I exam held yesterday, then it was more or less similar in terms of types of questions asked in the exam and average good attempts as well. Students who had practiced from the Memory Based Paper of yesterday’s exam did benefit from it. Here is the complete IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam analysis and review of the 1st Shift of 13th September.

Overall Analysis & Good Attempts for IBPS RRB PO Prelims 2020 Shift 1 of 13 September

The following are the average good attempts for the 1st shift’s exam-

Subject Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 28-33
Quantitative Aptitude 25-31
Total 53-58

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

The following are the IBPS RRB PO shift-1 Exam analysis 2020 details (held on 13th September) of the topic asked in each section along with number of questions and the difficulty level.

Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate)

Puzzles and Seating arrangement asked in today’s 1st shift were as follows:

  1. Box based puzzle
  2. Floor + Flat Puzzle (10 floors, flat A and flat B)
  3. Linear seating arrangement with uncertain number of people facing north
  4. Linear seating arrangement with 9 people
  5. Classification Puzzle (Colours and Department)

The following table has complete details of the topic from which questions were asked in the 1st shift of IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 2020 held on 13 Sept 2020:

Reasoning Ability
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 25 Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5
Blood Relation 3 Moderate’
Alphabet Test 1 Easy
Number Based 1 Easy
Inequality 5 Easy
Total 40 Easy

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy to Moderate) Exam Analysis

IBPS RRB PO exam analysis shift 1 for Quant: There were three sets of DI- 2 sets of Tabular DI, Caselet DI and a Line Chart. The level of this section in shift-1 held today was easy to moderate and there were no changes from yesterday’s exam.

Quantitative Aptitude
Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Easy
Wrong Number Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic 15 Easy-Moderate
Total 40

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

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 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