IBPS PO Prelims Exam Shift 2 Analysis 3 October 2020: Question Asked, Difficulty Level, Good Attempt

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : October 3rd, 2020

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 2nd Shift 3rd October: Second shift of day-1 is over now. We hope every aspirant has given their best. The level of this shift remains the same as of shift-1. There were no changes in terms of questions type, difficulty level. As students have come out of the examination hall, we have gathered all the relevant information to give you accurate IBPS PO Prelims exam analysis so that candidates can plan their strategy beforehand.

In this post we are going to share IBPS PO exam analysis, topic-wise distribution, a number of questions asked from the major topics, level of difficulty, types of questions, changes introduced, if any. This analysis will help aspirant appearing for other shifts or banking exams. Do check the overall good attempts, frequently asked questions and other exam analysis details below. The next or third shift of day-1 will over at 3:30 PM.


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. 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 3rd October 2020 (2nd Shift) - Key Highlights

  • The overall level of the second shift was 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.
  • 2nd shift was slightly difficult than 1st shift.

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: 25
  • Scheduling puzzle, age-based. 10 people given. Age ranging from 1943 to 1995.
  • Month based puzzle.
  • Linear arrangement dual row, 12 people
  • Tabulation puzzle, 6 people liking 6 fruits.
  • Unknow Number of Person Sitting in Linear Arrangement


  • Number of Questions asked: 3
  • one missing type
  • level: easy 

Blood relation

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

Direction Sense

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


  • Only one question was there.
  • Based on number forward and backwards

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

  • Number of Questions: 15 (6+5+4)
  • Line chart DI, caselet and Tabulation.
  • In the Line chart the number of girls participating in an event.
  • Tabulation Based DI in which Three Days i.e., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were given.

Quadratic Equation

  • Number of Questions: 5
  • Level: Easy

Missing Number Series

  • Number of Questions: 5
  • Missing Number series was asked.
  • The pattern of the series was of moderate level.  

Miscellaneous Questions(Arithmetic)

  • Number of Questions: 10
  • The questions from the miscellaneous section were little time-consuming and calculative. 
  • 2-4 questions were comparatively easy.

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:  10
  • 3 questions were based on Vocab. One word was gleaming and other was incongruous
  • The passage was lengthy.
  • The passage was based on Artificial intelligence.
Phrase replacement
  • A total of 5 questions were asked from this topic
  • Questions were doable.
Cloze Test
  • Number of Questions asked: 7
  • Level: Easy to moderate
Error Detection
  • There were 3 questions.
  • The correct sentence was to be identified out of the given 5 options.
  • Level: Easy to moderate.
Word Exchange
  • 5 questions were asked from this topic
  • Level of the questions was easy
  • All the questions were doable

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 moderate.

2. Which was the scoring section in the exam?

Reasoning ability 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. Was there any major change observed this year in the exam?

Yes, like IBPS RRB both the local and english language were displayed together.

5. 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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