IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022 (Shift 1): 22nd January Paper Review, Difficulty Level, Questions

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

IBPS PO Mains Analysis 2022 (Shift 1, 22 Jan): The IBPS PO Mains exam is held for the recruitment of probationary officers for various banks by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). On the 22nd of January 2022, the exam was held all throughout India. For a better understanding of the questions paper, its pattern, and the types of questions asked, BYJU’S EXAM PREP  presents IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022. Check out the complete section-by-section IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2022 for all slots to learn about the different types of questions asked in the exam.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis Shift 1: 22nd January 2022 Highlights

According to the data examined for the IBPS PO Mains 2022 exam, the exam was Moderate to Difficult.

  • The IBPS PO Main 2022 English Section had a Moderate to Difficult difficulty level.
  • The Quantitative Aptitude section of the IBPS PO Main 2022 exam was moderate to challenging.
  • The IBPS PO Main 2022 Reasoning Section has a Moderate difficulty level.
  • The IBPS PO Main 2022 General Awareness difficulty level was moderate.
  • The Overall difficulty level of the IBPS PO 2022 Exam is Moderate to Difficult.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Shift 1 Analysis 2022: YouTube Session (22nd January)

Watch IBPS PO Mains exam analysis today shift-1 and section-wise questions asked in 22nd January 1st shift. (Youtube session)


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IBPS PO Mains shift 1 analysis 2022: 22nd January 2022 Section-Wise

Candidates should be aware of IBPS PO Mains good attempts shift 1 & IBPS PO Mains difficulty level shift 1. So we are presenting the section-wise IBPS PO Mains shift 1 analysis after receiving feedback from a variety of candidates who took the IBPS PO Mains exam. Let us now examine the IBPS PO 2022 exam analysis.

IBPS PO Mains shift 1 analysis 2022: Quantitative Aptitude

There were questions in this section about a pie chart (double pie chart), two caselets (3+4 questions), table DI (calculative), and data sufficiency. Here is a table that summarizes the information about IBPS PO 1st shift analysis of Quantitative Aptitude.

Topic Name

Topic Details

Data Interpretation

  • Double pie chart easy 5 questions
  • Train based caselet DI 3 questions
  • Mensuration + pipe & cistern based Missing table DI 5 Questions
  • Time & work-based tabular DI 5 Questions
  • Double Bar graph DI based on shares 5 Questions

Number Series

3 Questions on New pattern series (easy)

Quadratic Equation 

2 Questions


7 Questions

IBPS PO Mains shift 1 analysis 2022: English Language

The general level of the English Language section was moderate as well. There were three reading comprehensions with a random distribution of questions and subjects on-

Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension RC-1 how we shifted from coal to oil and electricity and now to green energies (5 Questions- all inference based)
RC 2- (theme unknown) & match the column (5 Questions)
Cloze Test a paragraph was given 4 phrases were emboldened, identify which of the phrases are wrong (1Q)-2 marks
(6 Questions)
Sentence Improvement 2 sentences with 4 bold words in each were given and you had to tell which words need to be swapped to rectify the sentences (2 Questions)
Sentence Connectors  2 sentences, 3 connectors (same sentences were given as given in word exchange one, however they did not have any connection) (2 Questions)
Miscellaneous 15 Questions (Will be added later)

IBPS PO Mains shift 1 analysis 2022: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

The reasoning section’s puzzles were moderate in difficulty and were focused on the topics listed below. There were 45 questions total, and a score of 12-15 would be a good attempt.

Topic Number of Questions
Syllogism 5 Questions
Direction 3 Questions
Circular arrangement  4 Questions
Linear Seating Arrangement 4 Questions
Box Based Puzzle 3 Questions
Direction Sense 6 Questions
2 Questions
6 Questions
4 Questions
8 Questions

IBPS PO Mains shift 1 analysis 2022: General Awareness

1. BS vehicle series me first 2 letters denote what?
2. ISRO NEW MD and Chairman?
3. UBI – rank in all total banks?
4. Sugarcane period (Nov- Jan )
5. Indian semiconductor total corpus?
6. Namaste regarding scheme by which bank?

IBPS PO Mains shift 1 analysis 2022: Descriptive Paper

The following events served as the basis for descriptive paper topics-

Letter Topics: 

  • Modern technology – how is it convenient
  • Surrogate Advertising

Essay Topics:

  • bank manager – to request a bank statement
  • newspaper about growing concerns regarding pollution

IBPS PO Mains Difficulty Level Shift 1

Here is the Section-wise difficulty level of the IBPS PO Mains exam analysis today shift 1.

Section Difficulty Level
English Language Moderate
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude Difficult
General Awareness Moderate
Total Moderate to Difficult

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IBPS PO Mains Good Attempts Shift 1

In today’s IBPS PO Mains exam, a candidate must make a certain number of good attempts in the reasoning portion, numerical ability section to secure a position in IBPS PO Recruitment.

Section Good Attempts
English Language  
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude  
Quantitative Aptitude  

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