IBPS RRB PO Prelims 4th Shift Analysis 13th September 2020: Know Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

By Akshay Khandelwal|Updated : September 13th, 2020

IBPS RRB PO Prelims (4th Shift) Analysis: 13th September 2020: IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 2020 is scheduled to held on 12th and 13th September 2020. The Fourth shift of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 exam is now over. In this article, we are sharing the in-depth review of the IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis of shift 4th which held on 13th September 2020. Candidates who will be appearing in the upcoming shifts of IBPS RRB Prelims exams, as well as the other candidates who are preparing for banking exams, must go through the IBPS RRB PO 4th shift exam analysis. This analysis is based on the reviews of the aspirants who have appeared in the IBPS RRB PO Prelims Shift 4.


In the IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Shift 4, of 13th September 2020 contains the level of difficulty of overall paper as well as the difficulty level of both the sections. On the basis of feedback provided by the aspirants, we are sharing with you details such as type of questions asked, number of topics from different topics, overall good attempts as well as the sectional good attempts etc.

IBSP RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis: 13th September 2020  

This exam analysis will be helpful for applicants of the IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam as the syllabus and exam pattern for both the exam is almost similar. So check out the detailed section-wise exam to combat the fear of upcoming shifts and the IBPS RRB Clerk exam as well.

Now, Let's discuss the section-wise IBPS RRB PO Prelims 4th Shift exam review, difficulty level, good attempt, and questions asked in the exam below.

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 (4th Shift) Exam Analysis 13th September 2020 - Key Highlights

  • The level of the fourth shift was Easy to Moderate.
  • The sequence of the two-section was such that reasoning was first and quantitative aptitude was second.
  • The reasoning ability was easier of the two sections. 
  • Overall no major changes were introduced. Candidates with clarity of the concepts must have done well.
  • Both the languages were displayed together on the screen.

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Shift 4): Difficulty Level and Exam Pattern

  • The pattern of the 4th shift was similar to that of the shifts which were held before. 
  • All the shifts were similar in terms of difficulty level and types of questions asked.
  • Overall the level was easy to moderate.
  • Reasoning section was easy to moderate
  • Quantitative aptitude was lengthy and calculative with the level of the questions ranging from easy to moderate.

IBPS RRB PO 4th Shift Exam Review 2020 (Section-wise)

1. IBPS RRB PO 4th Shift Review 2020: Reasoning Ability

  • The overall level of the section was easy-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
  • Level of Questions: Easy to moderate
  • Scheduling puzzle, containing 8 people 4 months
  • Circular seating arrangement bi-direction having 8 people Out of which four is facing inside and four outside.
  • Box based puzzle, 10 boxes are to be arranged.
  • Floor based puzzle, containing 8 people.


  • Number of Questions:5
  • Level of Questions: easy
  • Chinese type coding-decoding


  • Number of Questions: 5
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • Type: Only and a few.
  • Two statements and two conclusion

Blood Relation

  • Number of Questions: 4
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • Type: Family tree


  • Number of Questions: 6
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • Word GODFATHER was given, in which you have to decrease consonant by 1 and increase vowel by 1 and then rearrange.
  • There were two questions based on numbers.
  • There was one meaningful word question.
  • There was one linear arrangement question.

2. IBPS RRB PO 4th 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: 12
  • Level of Questions: Easy-Moderate
  • Type: Bar graph and line chart.


  • Number of Questions: 5
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • Type: Based on the BODMAS rule.

Wrong Number Series

  • Number of Questions: 5
  • Level of Questions: Easy-Moderate

Quadratic equation

  • Number of Questions: 6
  • Level of Questions: Easy
  • Type: Standard

Arithmetic Questions

  • Number of Questions: 12
  • Level of Questions: easy-moderate
  • Partnership, SI, Train, Profit and loss, age-based, boat and stream, etc questions were asked.
  • One ques on probability.

IBPS RRB PO Prelims 4th Shift Analysis 13th 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 4 FAQs

Q1. What was the level of the IBPS RRB PO Prelims - Shift 4?

Ans: The level of Shift 4 was moderate.

Q2. Does the Examination centre were allowing the candidates to carry their water bottle?

Ans: Yes, aspirants are allowed to carry a personal transparent water bottle inside the exam hall.

Q3. What was the overall time limit for the IBPS RRB PO Exam?

Ans: Aspirants are required to complete the paper in 45 minutes. 

4. Which was the easier section?

Ans: The reasoning was comparatively easy in the shift-4 also.

5. Were the applicants allowed to switch between the sectional at their will?

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

How was your 4th Shift Exam, Share exam feedback and questions asked in the comment section below !!

Do share any questions that you remember !!

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