IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 11 October 2020: Shift 1 Exam Review, Difficulty Level, Attempts

By Akshay Khandelwal|Updated : October 11th, 2020

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 11th October 2020 Shift 1: Today is the last day of IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2020. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has scheduled four shifts of IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2020 on 11th October 2020. The first shift of the IBPS PO Exam 2020 starts from 9:00 AM. In this article, we are going to do the complete review of the IBPS Prelims Exam and provide you with the accurate IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis of the 1st shift held today. 

IBPS Probationary Officer Recruitment is one of the largest public sector bank recruitment exams in India. Lakhs of aspirants compete every year for in IBPS Exam for the post of PO. This means the level of competition is pretty high in IBPS Exam. Thus an aspirant must prepare in every way to beat such high competition. IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 gives you useful insights about the exam such as the level of the questions asked in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam, the type of questions asked, the difficulty level of the exam, the number of questions asked from any particular topics, etc. These insights not only help you analyze your performance in the actual exam but also help you prepare better for other upcoming exams.

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 2020: 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 center of the 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 center, 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 11th October 2020 (Shift 1): Key Highlights

  1. The overall level of the exam was Moderate
  2. Overall the paper consists of 100 marks and a total of 60 mins are allotted for the exam.
  3. There is a sectional timer of 20 minutes. 
  4. In IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam, there are both overall and sectional cutoffs.
  5. Following are the three sections asked in the IBPS PO Prelims 2020:
  • English Language (30 questions)
  • Reasoning Ability (35 Questions)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (35 Questions)
  • Overall there were 100 questions of moderate level in the exam.

Today's IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2020: Major Highlights

  1. The sequence of the exam was:
    • English, then Quant, and in the last Reasoning.
  2. The reasoning section was scoring.
  3. Quantitative aptitude was a bit calculative.
  4. The English section was of easy level.
  5. Most of the candidates have attempted 65+ in the exam.
  6. English was the easiest section among all.

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IBPS PO Prelims Exam Difficulty Level (Shift 1) 11th October 2020

Reasoning AbilityModerate
Quantitative AptitudeModerate
English LanguageEasy

IBPS PO Prelims Exam 1st Shift Analysis 11th October 2020

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

IBPS PO Prelims Reasoning Ability Review 2020: (Moderate)

This section was lengthy and moderate. The level of the questions was moderate as well as time-consuming. 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: Easy to moderate
  • Age-based puzzle (Exam date is given)
  • Linear arrangement(Dual row)
  • Flat and floor-based, 6 people
  • Box based puzzle, 9 boxes given

2. Syllogism 

  • Number of Questions asked: 5
  • Topic level: Easy to moderate
  • Only and a few types

3. Order and ranking

  • Number of Questions asked: 3
  • Topic level: 
  • Type: Standard type

5. Coding-Decoding

  • Number of questions asked: 5
  • Level: Easy
  • Conventional type

6.  Miscellaneous

  • Number of questions asked: 2
  • Level: Easy
  • One was based on number arrangement and one was based on word formation.

IBPS PO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Review 2020: (Moderate)

The level of this section was Moderate as reported by most of the students. This section was a bit time-consuming.

1. Data Interpretation 

  • Number of questions asked: 10
  • Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Table DI (MP and SP has given), and PIE Chart
  • Profit and loss based DI 

2. Quadratic Equation

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

3. Simplification/Approximation

  • Number of questions asked: 5
  • Level: Easy
  • BODMAS rule

4. Miscellaneous Questions (Arithmetic) 

  • Number of questions asked: 15
  • Level: Easy to 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. 

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

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

1. Reading Comprehension 

  • Number of questions asked: 9
  • Level: Easy to moderate
  • Topic: Renewable energy

2. Sentence Improvement

  • The number of questions asked: 5
  • Level: Easy to moderate

3. Word Rearrangement

  • Number of questions asked: 5
  • Level: Easy

4. Cloze test

  • Number of questions asked: 6
  • Level: Easy

5. Fill ups 

  • Number of questions asked: 5
  • Level: Easy
  • Double fillers

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 11th October 2020 (Shift 1): 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 3rd 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 3rd October 2020. 

IBPS PO Prelims Shift 2 Exam Analysis: 

The IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2020 shift 2 is now over and we are providing you with the accurate and detailed IBPS PO Exam Analysis of Shift 2 of 11th October 2020. The overall level of the exam was easy to moderate. In the English Language, There were 10 questions form the reading comprehension and the topic of the RC was Critical Thinking. There were 4 sets of puzzles and seating arrangement were asked in the Reasoning sections while 15 questions from Data Interpretation were asked in the Quantitative Aptitude. 

Click Here to read the complete IBPS PO Exam Analysis Shift 2

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:  60 - 65 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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