IBPS RRB PO 2nd Shift Analysis 2020: Check Question Asked, Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : September 12th, 2020

IBPS RRB PO 2nd Shift Analysis 2020 (12th September): The second shift of IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam 2020 held today is concluded now. IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted in five different shifts on 12th and 13th September. IBPS RRB is one of the biggest exams conducted in India. A number of aspirants are going to appear for this exam. Students must be anxiously waiting for the IBPS RRB PO exam review. In this post we are sharing the level of difficulty, types of questions asked, changes introduced (if any).


We are sharing a detailed overall and section-wise IBPS RRB PO Prelims shift 2 exam review 2020 held today along with the topics asked and how many questions were there from a particular topic and its difficulty level. This exam analysis will help other aspirants to plan their strategy to tackle the questions asked.

Click Also:

Following are the Exam Reporting Time for IBPS RRB PO Prelims

Number of ShiftReporting Time Gate Closing TimeHandwritten SampleStarting of Examination
Shift 17:30 AM8:15 AM8:30 - 8:35 AM8:35 AM
Shift 29:45 AM10:30 AM10:45 - 10:50 AM10:50 AM
Shift 312:00 PM12:45 PM1:00 - 1:05 AM1:05 AM
Shift 42:15 PM3:00 PM3:15 - 3:20 AM3:20 AM
Shift 5 4:30 Pm5:15 PM5:30 - 5:35 AM5:35 AM

IBPS RRB PO 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 rough sheets and call letters. Students are required to drop these in the designated boxes. 

IBPS RRB PO Prelims 2nd Shift Analysis 2020: 12th September 2020

Level of the exam - Easy-Moderate

The sequence of exam sections - Reasoning Ability>quant

Easiest and scoring section - Reasoning ability

Reasoning Ability Review - Majority of the questions were asked from Puzzles & Seating Arrangement (total 15 ques)

Numerical Ability Review - Maximum questions were asked arithmetic.

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 2nd Shift: Difficulty level and exam pattern

  • No changes were observed in this shift. 
  • The pattern of the shift remained the same as that of the shift-1. 
  • This shift was comparatively easier than shift-1
  • Overall the level was easy-moderate.
  • Reasoning section was the easiest and not lengthy.
  • Few questions were tricky from the quant section. Overall it was easy to moderate.

IBPS RRB PO 2nd Shift Exam 2020: Good Attempts

Check the overall good attempts of the IBPS RRB PO prelims exam in each section. Check the table below:


Good Attempts

Numerical Ability

26-28 Questions

Reasoning Ability

25-30 Questions

Overall good attempts

60-65 Questions

IBPS RRB PO 2nd Shift Analysis 2020: Reasoning Ability

(A) Check the topic wise analysis of Reasoning section (Easy-Moderate)

Name of the topic

Number of questions

Topic Level Attempts

Puzzles & Seating Arrangement




Coding-Decoding (Chinese)









Direction Sense


Blood Relation


Order and ranking


Easy to moderate


Word forward and backwards ( EXCLAIM word was given)


(b) Details of topics asked in the Reasoning Ability Section:

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: Following questions were asked from this segment:

1. Square seating arrangement- 5 Ques

2. Scheduling puzzle. (8 years were given)-5 Ques

3. Linear seating arrangement, 8 people north facing. Variable- city belonging to different cities- 5 ques

Coding-Decoding- 5 questions were asked on Chinese type coding-decoding.


Syllogism - total of five questions were there. All were doable.

Inequality- Total 5 questions on the conventional pattern was there.

Direction Sense- Three questions were asked. Ques were not so tricky and easy to solve.

Blood Relation- Only one ques was there.

Order and Ranking- There were two sets of order and ranking. One set has only one ques while others had three ques.

Miscellaneous- Two ques was there from Alphabets.

EXCLAIM word was given.

IBPS RRB PO 2nd Shift Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

(A) Check the topic wise analysis of Quant section (Easy-Moderate)

Name of the topic

Number of questions

Topic Level Attempts




Number Series (Missing)



Data Interpretation (Tabular) and bar graph



Quantity 1 quantity 2+Qudratic equation



Miscellaneous Questions


(b) Details of topics asked in Numerical Ability Section:

  1. Approximation: If you are well-versed with the concepts of BODMAS, squares, cubes, and square roots, attempting questions of this topic is very easy and less time-taking.
  2. Number Series - Missing pattern number series were asked.
  3. Data Interpretation: A tabular DI was asked and the second was based on bar graph.(based on percentage)
  4. Quadratic Equation + Quantity 1 Quantity 2 - Basic Quadratic equations questions were asked.
  5. Miscellaneous Questions: Under this segment, boat, and stream, SI, Time and Work, p & l, average, etc.

Click here to check IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam analysis of Shift-1

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Shift-2 FAQs

1. What was the level of the exam?

This shift was comparatively easy than shift 1. It was of easy-moderate level.

2. What are the safe attempts for Shift-2?

Safe attempts for shift-2 is 60-65.

3. Which section was easiest in IBPS RRB PO Prelims shift-2?

Both the section was easy in this shift. Both sections were doable.

4. Will there be normalization in this shift.

Yes, there will be normalization.

Do share any question you remember in the comment section below

This was all about the IBPS RRB PO prelims shift-2 analysis held on 12th September 2020. If you remember any questions, share with us in the comment section below.

Do share any questions that you remember !!

With so many exams approaching, we are sure you must be wondering about the foolproof preparation plan. Your search is over now. Subscribe to Online Classroom Program to have unlimited access to all 20+ structured live courses and 500+ mock tests. This will cover all important banking and insurance exams like IBPS Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS RRB (PO+Clerk), SBI PO, RBI Grade-B, SBI Clerk Main, RBI Assistant Main, etc. 

So why wait? Subscribe to Online Classroom Program now and #GetSuperReady for your exam. 

The Most Comprehensive Exam Prep App


write a comment

PO, Clerk, SO, Insurance


Follow us for latest updates