IBPS RRB PO 3rd Shift Analysis 12th September 2020: Know Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : September 12th, 2020

IBPS RRB PO 3rd Shift Analysis 12th September 2020: The third shift of the IBPS RRB PO Prelims 2020 exam is over now and we are sharing the detailed analysis of the third shift exam held on 12th September. Students who are going to appear in the upcoming IBPS RRB PO Prelims shifts and other banking exams must go through the IBPS RRB PO 3rd shift exam analysis shared by the students. IBPS RRB PO Prelims Shift 3 analysis of 12th September 2020 consists of the number and types of questions asked in the exam. We hope students have performed well in the exam.

Latest: IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis 1st August 2021 (Shift 3)


This exam analysis will also help aspirants of the IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam as the syllabus and exam pattern for both the exam is more or less similar. So check out the detailed section-wise exam to combat the fear of upcoming shifts and the IBPS RRB Clerk exam as well.

Let us discuss the section-wise IBPS RRB PO 3rd Shift Prelims exam review, difficulty level, good attempt, and questions asked in the exam below. 

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IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Exam Timings

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 Exam Analysis 2020 (Shift 1)
IBPS RRB PO 2nd Shift Analysis 2020

IBPS RRB PO 3rd Shift Analysis 12th September 2020 - Key Highlights

  • The third shift was Moderate.
  • There were no new pattern questions.
  • The reasoning ability was comparatively easy.
  • Overall no major changes were introduced. Candidates with clarity of the concepts must have done well.
  • Both the languages were displayed together.
  • The sequence of the section was reasoning ability>quant

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Shift 3): 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 and shift 2. 
  • Both the shifts were similar in terms of difficulty level and types of questions asked.
  • Overall the level was 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 3rd Shift Exam Review 2020 (Section-wise)

1. IBPS RRB PO 3rd Shift Review 2020: Reasoning Ability

  • 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: 20
  • One box based puzzle was asked, there were 10 boxes. (P-Y boxes)-5 ques
  • Square-based puzzle, Corner people facing inside, people sitting in the middle were facing outside. (5 ques)
  • Scheduling puzzle-5 Months were given (Jan, March, June, November and December) Dates were also given(5, 4, 18)- ques
  • Age-Based Scheduling puzzle- 10 people (P-Y)-5 ques


  • 5 questions were asked
  • Three statements and 2 conclusions


  • There were 5 questions on this topic.
  • Conventional coding was asked


  • Total of 5 questions was asked
  • New pattern questions were asked.

Alphanumeric Series

  • SEGMENT word was given
  • Only one question was there.

Blood Relation

  • Total 3 questions were there
  • Questions were of moderate level.

Word Formation

  • One question was there.

2. IBPS RRB PO 3rd Shift Review 2020: Quantitative Aptitude

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

Topic Name

Topic Details

Data Interpretation

  • Number of Questions: 5+5
  • Tabular DI and Line graph DI were asked.
  • Questions on DI were of Moderate level.


  • Number of Questions: 5
  • The questions from this topic were not calculative. All questions can be easily solved with the BODMAS rule.

Data Sufficiency

  • Total questions- 5
  • Questions were doable.
  • Few questions were based on Mensuration.
  • Questions on partnership were also there.

Missing Number Series

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

Quantity 1 Quantity 2

  • Total 5 questions were there.
  • Questions were of easy-moderate level.

Arithmetic Questions

  • Number of Questions: 10
  • The questions from the miscellaneous section were little time-consuming, lengthy and calculative. 
  • Partnership, SI, Train, Profit and loss, age-based, boat and stream, etc questions were asked.
  • One ques on probability.

IBPS RRB PO Prelims 3rd Shift Analysis 12th September 2020: Good Attempts (Overall)

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


Numerical Ability




IBPS RRB PO Prelims Shift 3 FAQs

1. What was the level of shift 3?

The level of shift 3 was moderate.

2. is there any change in shift-2 and shift-3 questions?

No, no major changes were observed.

3. Will there be normalization in shift-3 also?

Yes, There will be normalization in IBPS PO Prelims exam 2020.

4. Which was the easiest section?

The reasoning was comparatively easy in shift-3 also.

5. Can students change section from reasoning to quant or quant to reasoning?

Yes, as there is no sectional timing students can switch within the section.

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