IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2020 (Prelims), 10 October, Shift 1: Exam Review Difficulty Level, Attempts

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : October 10th, 2020

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 Shift 1, 10th October: Today is the second day of IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2020. There are a total of four shifts in a day and IBPS is conducting IBPS PO exam on three days. For the candidates going to write the paper in today's upcoming shifts or on 11th October, we are sharing important and accurate information on the level of difficulty, topics asked, types of questions, etc. The first shift of today's exam has ended and the second shift will start from 11:30 AM.


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IBPS PO Recruitment is one of the biggest exams conducted all over India. A number of aspirants compete every year to reserve a seat for themselves in IBPS PO. This means the level of competition is pretty high in IBPS Exam. To beat the competition, you must know the latest trend in banking exams. What to expect in each section and what are the possible changes you can face in the upcoming shifts? Check IBPS PO Prelims detailed exam analysis of Shift-1 held on 10th October 2020.

In this article, We are sharing with you the IBPS PO 2020 exam analysis with complete and accurate details along with the section-wise review. In this post, we have shared IBPS PO Prelims exam review 2020, topic-wise questions asked difficulty level as well as good attempts for the exam. We hope that it will be helpful for the upcoming shifts of IBPS PO Prelims. We have also shared good attempts based on the review given by the aspirants, exam sequence, cut off, the memory-based paper of IBPS PO Prelims 2020, etc.

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IBPS PO Prelims Exam Shift Timing (All Shifts)

ShiftReporting TimeStart of Examination
Shift-18:00 AM9 AM -10 AM
Shift-210:30 AM11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Shift-31:00 PM2 PM- 3 PM
Shift-43:30 PM4:30 PM- 5:30 PM

IBPS PO Clerk Prelims Exam Centre Guidelines

  1. All students are required to wear a mask during the examination. 
  2. Aspirants are allowed to carry a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), gloves & a simple pen inside the exam centre of IBPS PO Prelims examination. 
  3. An aspirant must have installed Arogya-Setu app on their smartphone and the app must show the COVID 19 risk profile of the student.
  4. At the exam centre, the registration of the candidates will be done with photo capture.
  5. In the exam hall, there will be two separate dropbox for the roughs

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Key Highlights

  1. The overall level of the exam was Easy to Moderate
  2. There are both sectional and overall cut off in the exam.
  3. No major changes except in the difficulty level of the questions were observed.
  4. Level of the exam remains the same as that of the exam held on 3rd October.
  5. Candidates have managed to attempt 70+ in the exam.
  6. We will share the expected cut off for IBPS PO Prelims along with the fourth shift analysis today.

Other Major Highlights of IBPS PO Prelims Exam:

  1. The sequence of the exam was:
    • English, then Quant and in the last Reasoning.
  2. Reasoning section was scoring.
  3. Quantitative aptitude was a bit calculative.
  4. English section was of easy level.
  5. Most of the candidates have attempted 70+ in the exam.
  6. English was the easiest section among all.

You may also like to check. (Links will be updated after the respective shifts are over)

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The overall Difficulty level of IBPS PO Prelims Exam review.

Reasoning AbilityEasy-Moderate
Quantitative AptitudeEasy-Moderate
English LanguageEasy-Moderate

Now we are going to discuss the section-wise detailed exam analysis and review of IBPS PO Prelims 2020.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Reasoning Ability Section Review 2020:  (Easy-Moderate)

This section was easy to moderate. The level of the questions was not time-consuming or lengthy. There were more puzzles and seating arrangement questions as compared to other topics. We are here sharing the topic-wise breakup of this section –

1.Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 

  • Number of Questions asked: 20
  • Level of questions:
  • Linear seating arrangement, 4 people north and 4 people south facing.
  • Circular puzzle-6 people inside facing, ages were given.
  • Box based puzzle, 9 boxes were given.
  • Floor Based, 3 floors 2 flats, people like colours.

2. Syllogism 

  • Number of Questions asked: 4
  • Topic level: Easy to moderate
  • Only and a few patterns

3. Inequality 

  • Number of Questions asked: 3
  • Topic level: Easy
  • Direct Inequality

4. Blood Relations

  • Number of questions asked: 3
  • Level: Easy to moderate
  • Type: Family Tree

6. Direction Sense

  • Number of questions asked: 3
  • Level: Moderate

7.  Miscellaneous

  • The number of questions asked: 2
  • Level: Easy to moderate
  • OBJECTION- backward and forward
  • Meaningful word-based questions

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Quantitative Aptitude Section Review 2020: (Easy-Moderate)

The level of this section was easy to Moderate as reported by most of the students. Distribution of this section is given below.

1. Data Interpretation 

  • Number of questions asked: 12
  • Level: Moderate
  • Pie Chart distribution of books among five people of January month.
  • Tabular DI, Two years were given 1993 and 1995, three school A, B, C questions based on a percentage of girls.

2. Quadratic Equation

  • Number of questions asked: 6
  • Level: easy
  • Based on sign

3. Miscellaneous Questions (Arithmetic) 

  • The number of questions asked: 12
  • Level: Moderate
  • Type: Questions in this segment were asked from various arithmetic problems like Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Partnership, Speed, time & distance, Percentages, Age-based problems, etc. 

4. Wrong Number Series

  • Number of questions asked: 5
  • Level: Easy to moderate

IBPS PO Prelims Exam English Language Section Review 2020 (Easy-Moderate)

This section was easy as compared to the remaining sections. Nothing new was asked.

1. Reading Comprehension 

  • The number of questions asked: 8
  • Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Based on Artificial Intelligence
  • QUITE- similar word
  • One Fill up was there

2. Sentence Rearrangement

  • The number of questions asked: 5
  • Level: Moderate
  • Sentences were given to arrange in a meaning order.

3. Error Spotting 

  • The number of questions asked: 5
  • Level: Easy to moderate
  • Out 5 , 4 questions were easy

4. Cloze test

  • Number of questions asked: 7
  • Level: Easy to moderate
  • Seven blanks were there.

5. Phrase Replacement

  • The number of questions asked: 5
  • Level: Moderate

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Good Attempts

As per the level of exam, we are here providing the number of good attempts, section-wise as well as overall:


Number of Good Attempts

Numerical Ability


Reasoning Ability


English Language




IBPS PO Prelims Expected Cut off 2020

Once all the shifts of the IBPS PO Prelims exam held on 10th October are over, we will share the IBPS PO Prelims expected cut off 2020 based on the feedback given by the exam takers and the number of questions attempted by them. The expected cut off for IBPS PO exam 2020 will be decided to keep the following factors into consideration.

  • Level of difficulty in the exam.
  • New types of questions introduced if any.
  • The number of applicants.
  • The number of vacancies released.

As soon as all the shifts of the examination are over, we will share the expected cut off section-wise. Book mark this article to check the exam analysis of all the shifts to be held on 10th October 2020. 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis Shift 2: 

IBPS PO prelims shift 2 exams is now over. The overall difficulty level of the IBPS PO Prelims Shift 2 was easy to moderate. English was the easiest among all three sections. RC was based on the benefit of computer and technology and there were 5 questions from para jumbles. In quant, there were three DI sets, i.e., Pie chart, Bar Graph, Caselet. In Reasoning, puzzles and seating arrangement were the most asked topics. There were a total of 23 questions form these topics. 

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IBPS PO Prelims Exam FAQs

Q1. What was the difficulty level of the IBPS PO Prelims 2020, shift-1?

Ans: The level of the first shift was easy to moderate.

Q2. What are the good attempts in IBPS PO exam, Shift 1?

Ans:  68-74 is a good attempt for the IBPS PO Prelims exam.

Q3. What will be the cut off for IBPS PO Prelims exam 2020?

Ans: We will update expected cut off for IBPS PO Prelims exam in the evening.

Q4. Is there any change in this year's IBPS PO Prelims exam?

Ans: No major changes have been observed this year also.

Q5. When will the main exam for IBPS PO be conducted?

Ans: The main exam for IBPS PO 2020 will be conducted on 28th November 2020.

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