IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2022: Review, Difficulty Level, Attempts

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2022: Review, Difficulty Level, Attempts

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Jan 22, 2022Know here the detailed IBPS PO exam analysis 2021-2022 for prelims and mains examination. Check here the previous year's IBPS PO exam analysis to know the difficulty level and trend of the exam.
Know here the detailed IBPS PO exam analysis 2021-2022 for prelims and mains examination. Check here the previous year's IBPS PO exam analysis to know the difficulty level and trend of the exam.
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IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2021-2022: The detailed exam analysis for IBPS PO has been shared here by our exam experts after the exam is conducted successfully across all the test centres in the country. IBPS PO Prelims 2021 exam was scheduled to be conducted on 04th and 11th Dec 2021 while the mains was conducted on 22nd January 2022. 

Candidates can check here the subject-wise IBPS PO exam analysis along with the difficulty level, good attempts based on the feedback to be shared by the candidates who will appear for the IBPS PO exam. Furthermore, you can also have a look at the IBPS PO previous year's exam analysis to get aware of the actual exam structure and difficulty level along with the types of questions asked in the examination.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022 (22 January)

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022 has been shared here for the exam conducted on 22 January 2022. The overall level of the IBPS PO mains 2022 exam was "Moderate to Difficult". Questions are asked in the exam are similar to the previous pattern and no major changes are introduced in the exam.

Candidates can check the detailed IBPS PO mains exam analysis 2022 today here to have a clear picture of the examination and know the trends and difficulty level followed by IBPS for the mains exam.

Along with the detailed section-wise exam analysis, you can also check out the IBPS PO Mains exam good attempts, IBPS PO Mains questions asked in today exam and expected cut off in order to evaluate your performance accordingly.

IBPS PO Mains Section-wise Analysis

Let's check out the detailed IBPS PO mains exam analysis section-wise shared by the experts below: -

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-

TopicNo. 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 Testa paragraph was given 4 phrases were emboldened, identify which of the phrases are wrong (1Q)-2 marks
(6 Questions)
Sentence Improvement2 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)
Miscellaneous15 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.

TopicNumber of Questions
Syllogism5 Questions
Direction3 Questions
Circular arrangement 4 Questions
Linear Seating Arrangement4 Questions
Box Based Puzzle3 Questions
Direction Sense6 Questions
Logical Reasoning 
2 Questions
Inequality
6 Questions
Input
4 Questions
Miscellaneous
8 Questions

IBPS PO Mains Shift 1 Analysis 2022: 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

Arithmetic

7 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 Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 (December All Shifts)

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 has been disclosed by the experts of BYJU's Exam Prep after the examination. Candidates can check here the section-wise IBPS PO Prelims questions asked in today's exam along with the IBPS PO Prelims Exam difficulty level.

This will enable you to create a crystal clear picture of the exam structure. The detailed section-wise IBPS PO Prelims exam review 2021 includes the topics asked along with difficulty level, good attempts, no. of questions, memory-based PDF, and more.

Latest: -

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 1 (11th December)
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 2 (11th December)
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 3 (11th December)
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 4 (11th December)

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis YouTube Session: 11th December 2021

IBPS PO Pre Exam Analysis 04th Dec 2021: Key Highlights

  1. The order of the section was English, quant, and reasoning.
  2. The overall level of the exam was moderate.
  3. The average attempt of students was 60-66.
  4. The reasoning ability section was easy to moderate
  5. There were no simplification and approximation questions.

IBPS PO Prelims Difficulty Level

Considering the student's feedback and reviews, you can assume the level of IBPS PO Prelims exam to be moderate.

SectionDifficulty level
Quantitative aptitudeEasy to Moderate and calculative
Logical ReasoningEasy To Moderate
English LanguageEasy to moderate
Overall Moderate

IBPS PO Prelims Section-wise Exam Analysis 2021 (4th December, Shift 1)

The section-wise IBPS PO prelims exam analysis along with the section-wise difficulty level has been shared below for your reference:

1. IBPS PO Prelims 1st Shift Analysis: Reasoning Ability

  • The level was moderate.
  • Around 19-20 questions were asked from the puzzle and arrangement.

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Difficulty level

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements

  •  Uncertain linear: 5Q 
  •  Double row arrangement: 5Q
  • Tabular puzzle: 5Q (9 persons from 3 cities)
  •  Flat-floor: 5Q
 Easy to moderate

Syllogism(Only a few based)

 5Q Easy

Coding-decoding

 1Q Easy
Direction  3Q Easy
Alpha-numeric series 1QEasy

Inequality

 5Q Easy

2. IBPS PO Prelims 1st Shift Analysis: Quantitative aptitude

  • The level of this section is easy to moderate with some questions calculative in nature.

Topic Name

Topic Details

Difficulty level

Data Interpretation

 Tabular DI: 5Q (books and pen data)

 Pie chart: 5Q (book shops, bag/shirt)

 Easy to moderate(Slightly calculative)

Missing Number Series

 4-5Q (difference and multiplication based) Easy

Arithmetic Questions

 10Q (boat-stream, mensuration, profit-loss, etc) Easy to moderate
Caselete DI 5Q(Ratio based) Easy and calculative

Quadratic equation

No of questions:5Easy

3. IBPS PO Prelims 1st Shift Analysis: English Language

  • Based on the student's feedback, the section was easy.

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Difficulty level

Reading Comprehension

 5Q (smartphone addiction) (Dysfunction and brighten synonym and antonym)) Moderate
Double fillers 3-4Q (single fillers) Easy
Error spotting 4-5Q Easy
Para jumble

 4-5Q

 Easy
Phrase replacement

 4Q

 Easy
 Word rearrangement

 3Q

 Easy

IBPS PO Exam Review 2021: Good Attempts

Name of Section

Number of Good Attempts(General Category)

Reasoning Ability

 20-25

Numerical Ability

 23-26

English Language

 21-25

Overall

 60-66

IBPS PO Prelims 2021 Shift-wise Analysis

Check here the shift-wise first-day analysis of IBPS PO 2021 exam:

IBPS PO Previous Year Exam Analysis

IBPS PO Pre Exam Analysis 03rd, 10th & 11th Oct 2020: Key Highlights

IBPS PO (Probationary Officer) Recruitment exam 2020 is scheduled to be held on the three days of October, they are 3rd, 10th and 11th October 2020. Here you will get the detailed exam analysis of IBPS PO Prelims exam to predict the topics which might be asked in the upcoming exam, expected difficulty level upcoming shifts, number of questions form any particular topic, expected safe/ good attempts etc.

Key Highlights of IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam

  1. Level of Exam - The level of difficulty was “moderate”.
  2. Reasoning Ability section was scoring.
  3. Quantitative Aptitude section - Moderate
  4. English Language - Easy
  5. Sequence of the exam - English>Quant>Reasoning
  6. Toughest Section- Quant
  7. Easiest Section - English

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Review 2020: Reasoning Ability

Number of questions: 35

Level: Moderate

Name of the TopicNumber of Questions   
Shift 1Shift 2Shift 3Shift 4
Alphanumeric Series-
Blood Relation13 -
Coding & Decoding 3 -55
Direction & Sense -3
Inequality33 -
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20 (Circular, Linear, Scheduling, Ranking Based Tabulation)25 (Scheduling: Age & Month, Dual Row, Tabulation, Unknown Number Linear)20 (Circular, Linear, Tabular, Scheduling)23 ( Square, Box, Floor, Linear, Tabulation)
Order & Ranking3 -3 -
Syllogism3 -34
Miscellaneous2143
Total Number of Questions35353535

Important Key takeaways for IBPS PO Prelims Reasoning Section:

  • You can see the majority of the questions, at least 20, had been asked from the Puzzles and Seating Arrangement topics.
  • There were at least 2 sets asked from the various seating arrangement topics and puzzle topics. You can expect the same pattern to continue in the upcoming IBPS PO Prelims exams.  
  • Most of the sets from puzzles and seating arrangement are likely to be of 2 variables. 
  • A minimum of 9 questions and a maximum of 13 questions, in total, were asked from the other topics such as Blood Relation, Coding & Decoding, Direction Sense, Inequality, Order & Ranking, & Syllogism.
  • There were no questions from the Alphanumerical Series as expected and it is highly unlikely to be asked in the upcoming exams. 
  • You can expect 2-4 miscellaneous questions from the topics such as Word/ Number Forward and Backward, Odd one out, Meaningful word, Question-based on Numbers etc. 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Review 2020: Quantitative Aptitude

Number of questions: 35

Level: Moderate

Name of the TopicNumber of Questions   
Shift 1Shift 2Shift 3Shift 4
Approximation & Simplification556
Data Interpretation & Analysis 13 ( Tabular, Line, Caselet:3 )15 (Line, Tabulation, Caselet)15 (Tabular, Line, Caselet)15 (Line, Tabulation, Caselet)
Number Series-5 (Missing)5 (Wrong)4 (Wrong)
Quadratic Equations55 - -
Arithmetic 12101010
Total Number of Questions35353535

Important Key takeaways for IBPS PO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude:

  • In 3 out of 4 shifts, there were 15 questions from the Data Interpretation. Another peculiar thing that you'll surely notice once you look at the table is that in all four shifts same type of DI topic were asked. 
  • In each shift, there was a set of Line Chart, Tabular DI, & Caselet. Out of these 3 sets of DI at least one was a bit calculative. You can expect IBPS may follow a similar pattern in the upcoming IBPS PO Prelims Exam. 
  • Another point worth noticing is that out of Approximation & Simplification, Number Series, & Quadratic Equations only two topics were asked at a time. There were 10 questions from these topics. You can expect the same amount of questions being asked in the upcoming exam shift. 
  • You can also expect 10 - 12 questions from the various arithmetic topics such as Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ratio, Average, Partnership, SI & CI, Time Distance, Time & Work etc. 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Review 2020: English Language

Number of questions: 30

Level: Easy

Name of the TopicNumber of Questions
Shift 1Shift 2Shift 3Shift 4
Reading Comprehension71088
Error Spotting5354
Cloze Test577-
Para Jumble---5
Sentence Rearrangement5-5-
Sentence Improvement5---
Word Exchange 3555
Fill in the Blanks---4
Phrase Replacement-5-4
Total Number of Questions30303030

 Important Key takeaways for IBPS PO Prelims English Language:

  • In English, 7-10 questions were asked from the Reading Comprehension. There were at least 2 - 3 Vocabulary based questions in the RC. 
  • The RCs were based on the following topics;
    • Online Education and EdTech Startup
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Pandemic
    • Automation of AI would disrupt the Economy.
  • Cloze test was asked in the first three shifts and Para Jumble is asked in the last shift, but they are not asked in at the same time. IBPS is likely to follow the same pattern. 
  • In the second and third shifts, there were 7 questions from the cloze test and not the standard set of 5 questions. 
  • Other important topics that were asked in the English sections are Sentence Rearrangement, Phrase Replacement, Word Exchange, Sentence Improvement, & Fill in the blanks. 

IBPS PO Prelims Memory Based Paper PDF 2020

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This was the complete exam analysis of the IBPS PO Prelims 2020 exam held on 03rd October 2020. Use these insights to prepare better for the upcoming IBPS PO Prelims exam.

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