IBPS RRB PO 5th Shift Analysis 2020: Check Question Asked, Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : September 12th, 2020

IBPS RRB PO Shift 5 Prelims Exam Analysis: All the shifts of IBPS RRB PO Prelims, day-1 conducted on 12th September 2020 are over now. Now it’s time to give you all a thorough review of the fifth and last shift of RRB PO Prelims exam. In this post, we are sharing IBPS RRB PO Prelims expected cut off, topic-wise questions asked, difficulty level and good attempts of 5th shift exam.

Read this full post till the end to know the expected cut off marks and the pattern of today's IBPS RRB PO Prelims 5th Shift. We hope that it will be helpful for the upcoming shifts of the IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 2020 to be conducted on 13th September and other banking exams.

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IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 5th Shift Analysis 2020: Key Highlights

  • The overall level of the exam was Moderate
  • Candidates managed to attempt 60+ in the exam.
  • All the questions were based on the conventional pattern.
  • The sequence of exam  Reasoning> Quant
  • Both the languages English and Hindi were displayed together on a single screen.

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 Prelims 5th Shift Exam Review: 12th September 2020

Let us discuss the section-wise distribution of IBPS RRB PO exam, shift-5(12th September  2020)

IBPS RRB PO 5th Shift Reasoning Ability Exam Review 2020: 

This section was scoring for most of the candidates. The level of the questions was easy as well as less 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 -4 sets

  • Number of Questions asked: 20
  • Level of questions: Easy to Moderate
  • There was two set of seating arrangement asked in the exam.
  • One was a Dual Row Seating Arrangement in which 12 people are sitting facing each other (6 in each row).
  • Another seating arrangement question was of Unknow number of people sitting in linear arrangement facing the same direction. 
  • There was a month based scheduling puzzles asked in the exam. 
  • Another puzzle was age-based with age calculation from the year 2020. This was moderate and calculative in nature. 
  • One Circular puzzle facing inside
  • One was from floor-based (8 floors given)

2. Syllogism-5

  • Number of Questions asked: 5
  • Topic level: Easy
  • All the questions were doable.
  • Questions were based on Only / Only a few

3. Alphabet Test - 2

  • Number of Questions asked: 2
  • Topic level: Easy
  • One question was on word f/b and the word given was ' COALESCE'.
  • Another one was meaningful word-based question.

4. Blood Relation-3

  • Number of questions asked: 3
  • Questions were easy to attempt.
  • Simple questions were asked.

5.Inequality- 4

  • Number of questions asked: 4
  • Questions asked were easy and doable.

6. Direction and Distance: 3

  • Number of questions asked: 3
  • All questions were doable.

7. Order and Ranking: 3

  • Number of questions asked: 3
  • The questions asked were easy to moderate. 

IBPS RRB PO 5th Shift Numerical Ability Exam Review 2020: 

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

1. Data Interpretation -10

  • Number of Questions asked: 10 (2 set)
  • Topic level: Easy to Moderate
  • There were two sets of DI asked in the exam. One was Pie Chart Based and other was based on Bar Graph. 
  • Both the DI were calculative.

2. Missing Number Series -5

  • Number of Questions asked: 5
  • Topic level: Easy to Moderate
  • Number series was a scoring topic in this section.
  • All the questions were doable.

3. Quadratic Equation-5

  • Number of Questions Asked: 5
  • Questions were based on the basic pattern.
  • The questions were of easy level. 

4. Quantity 1, Quantity 2: 5

  • Number of Questions Asked: 5
  • The level of questions was easy to moderate. 

4. Miscellaneous Questions (Arithmetic) -15

  • Number of Questions asked: 15
  • Topic level: Easy-Moderate
  • 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.


IBSP RRB PO Prelims 5th Shift Exam Analysis 2020: Good Attempts

As per the level of exam, we are here providing the section-wise number of good attempts:


Number of Good Attempts

Numerical Ability


Reasoning Ability




This was all about the detailed analysis.

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IBPS RRB PO Prelims Expected Cut Off 2020 (Prelims Exam)

As all the shifts of 12th September have been concluded, based on the reviews shared by the aspirants we can expect IBPS RRB PO Prelims cut off 2020 marks to fall somewhere between 55-62. Level of the IBPS RRB PO prelims remains easy-moderate although in some shifts reasoning was difficult and time-consuming. Let us wait for the upcoming shifts to come to a conclusion on the expected cut-off.

Factors affecting Cut off

  • Level of questions asked
  • Difficulty level
  • Changes introduced
  • Number of vacancies released
  • Number of aspirants applied

IBPS RRB PO prelims cut off will be decided by the IBPS only. We have shared a rough idea of the expected cut off to help the aspirants appearing for upcoming shifts so that they can attempt questions keeping in mind the expected cut off for IBPS RRB PO prelims 2020.

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