IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2020 Shift 2, 10 October: Questions Asked, Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : October 10th, 2020

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 2nd Shift 10th October: Second shift of day-2 is concluded now. We hope every student has performed to the best of their ability. We are sharing detailed exam analysis and topic-wise distribution to help our readers and followers to get insight into the IBPS PO prelims exam. This will be helpful to plan your strategy beforehand for the upcoming shifts and other banking exams. As there is no doubt in saying IBPS repeats questions after every 2-3 years.

So get the complete IBPS PO Prelims exam details below.

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Check the difficulty level, questions asked from each topic, types of questions, level of puzzle and Types of data interpretation asked as the major section in Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. For your convenience, we have also mentioned the level of each section and each topic with the number of questions asked. Check detailed section-wise IBPS PO exam analysis.

Let us discuss the section-wise IBPS PO Prelims exam review, difficulty level, good attempt and questions asked in the 2nd shift of the Prelims exam. 

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IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Shift-1: 10th October

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 10th October 2020 (2nd Shift) - Key Highlights

  • The overall level of the second shift was Easy to Moderate.
  • No new pattern questions were observed in this section.
  • The level of the English section was easy.
  • The reasoning ability was moderate and lengthy.
  • Overall no major changes were introduced. Candidates with clarity of the concepts must have done well.
  • In this shift, Caselet DI was also asked.

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 2020: Exam Centre Guidelines

  1. Students are required to wear a mask during the examination. 
  2. Students are allowed to carry a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), gloves & a simple pen inside the exam centre
  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 Section Wise Review 2020 (2nd Shift)

1. IBPS PO Prelims Exam Review: Reasoning Ability Detailed Analysis

  • The overall level of the section was moderate and lengthy.
  • Below is a detailed analysis of the Reasoning section.

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements

  • Number of Questions: 23
  • Box based puzzle, 6 boxes with their colours.
  • Floor based puzzle
  • Ranking based tabulation, 6 people and preferred cities.
  • The circular arrangement, 4 were facing inside and four outside.
  • An uncertain number of people


  • Number of Questions asked: 4
  • level: easy 
  • Standard type

Blood relation

  • Number of Questions asked: 3
  • Family tree type.

Direction Sense

  • 3 questions were there from this topic.
  • Level: easy 


  • Only two questions were there.
  • Meaningful word-COPYRIGHT (From 1, 5, 6, and 8)
  • Coding-Decoding.

2. IBPS PO Prelims 2020: Quantitative aptitude Detailed Analysis

  • The overall level of the exam was moderate.
  • Following table depicts the topic-wise breakdown of the questions asked in quant Analysis - 

Topic Name

Topic Details

Data Interpretation

  • Total 15 questions
  • Bar Graph- 5 Questions
  • Level 4 questions in Bar Graph DI was easy and one was of moderate level.
  • Second DI was Pie Chart
  • Pie chart DI was based on the percentage
  • Total 5 questions were asked on a pie chart DI
  • Caselet DI-5 Questions

Quadratic Equation

  • 5 questions were there.
  • Level: Easy to moderate

Missing Number Series

  • Number of questions asked: 5
  • Missing number series was asked.
  • Level: Easy

Miscellaneous Questions(Arithmetic)

  • Number of questions asked: 10
  • Questions were based on probability, Partnership, time and work, speed distance, mensuration, boat and stream, profit and loss, etc.
  • Level: Easy to moderate

3. IBPS PO Prelims 2020: English Language Detailed Analysis

  • The overall level of this section was easy to moderate
  • We have provided the topic wise questions asked in this section in below table -

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Reading Comprehension

  • Number of questions asked: 7
  • Topic: Technology-based (Benefits of computer and technology)
  • Word KEY was given to replace with some other word
  • One question on Fill up.
  • ADVANCE- synonym
Para Jumble
  • Number of questions: 5
  • Biodiversity based
  • Level: Easy
Error Detection
  • The number of questions asked: 6
  • Five sentences were given, out of which candidates have to find the one which has an error.
  • Level: Easy.
Fill in the blanks (Double fillers)
  • The number of questions asked: 6
  • Double fillers were asked.
  • Level: Easy to moderate
Word Exchange
  • The number of questions: 6
  • Level: Easy

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Good Attempts

Based on the level of the exam, we are sharing the good attempts sectional and overall as follows -

Name of Section

Number of Good Attempts

Reasoning Ability


English Language


Numerical Ability




How was your 2nd Shift Exam, Share exam feedback and questions asked in the comment section below !!

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis FAQs

1. What was the level of shift-2 in IBPS PO Prelims exam?

The level of the shift was Easy to moderate.

2. Which was the scoring section in the exam?

English section was easiest of all the sections.

3. Will there be normalization in IBPS PO prelims exam?

Yes, there will be normalization based on the difficulty level in each shift.

4. Is IBPS following safety measures at the exam centres?

Yes, IBPS is following the safety guidelines strictly at all the exam centres.

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