IBPS PO Exam Analysis (Mains) 2020

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 22 Jan, 2021 20:50

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Analysis of IBPS PO (Mains) Exam 2020

The analysis of IBPS PO (Mains) exam for 2020 will be made available on CollegeDekho after the examination has been conducted. The exam is scheduled on 4th Feb 2021. The analysis will help candidates compare their performance in the examination with other examinees. Until the examination is conducted, candidates can check out the analysis of the previous year's question paper. This will help them understand more about the scenario. 

Previous Year's Exam Analysis for IBPS PO

IBPS PO (Mains) Exam 2019: Section-Wise Analysis

The section-wise analysis of the IBPS PO (Mains) 2019 exam has been discussed below in details:

Analysis of Data Interpretation & Analysis Section of IBPS PO 2019 (Mains)

  • The data interpretation and analysis section was time-consuming and difficult 

  • A total of 35 questions were present in this question

  • Due to time limitation, the candidates could not devote more than 40 minutes in this section

  • Maximum questions were based on data interpretation

  • Least number of questions were asked from Number Series

  • Maximum marks for this section was 60

Topic Name

Total Number of Questions

Number Series


Caselet time and Work




Caselet Population 


Data Interpretation


Analysis of English Section of IBPS PO 2019 (Mains)

  • The candidates reported this section to be the easiest of all

  • The experts predict that the English section will be a high-scoring section of all the other sections

  • The candidates were at ease while attempting the questions on cloze test and reading comprehension 

  • A total of 35 questions comprised of this section

  • Maximum marks for this section was 40

Topic Name

Total Number of Questions

Word Replacement

3 to 4

Error Spotting

3 to 4

Word Exchange

4 to 5

Reading Comprehension

16 to 18

Analysis of Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Section of IBPS PO 2019 (Mains)

  • 35 questions were asked in this section which was based on reasoning and computer aptitude

  • The candidates were allocated 45 minutes to try and attempt all the questions in this section

  • Least number of questions were asked from coding and decoding 

  • Most of the questions were based on puzzles and seating arrangement’

  • Maximum marks for this section was 60

Topic Name

Total Number of Questions






3 to 4

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement


Analysis of General Awareness Section of IBPS PO 2019 (Mains)

  • Another high scoring section in the IBPS PO (Mains) 2019 exam paper as per the feedback received from the candidates

  • This section was to test the memorising power and intelligence of the candidates

  • This section was for a total of 40 marks 

Topic Name

Total Number of Questions

General Awareness

25 to 28

Financial/Economy Awareness

12 to 15

Overall Analysis of IBPS PO (Mains) 2019 Examination

The overall analysis of the IBPS PO (Mains) 2019 exam has been prepared by CollegeDekho with valuable inputs from both the test-takers and the experts. Here is the overall analysis of 2019 IBPS PO (Mains) examination:

  • The overall difficulty level of the IBPS PO (Mains) 2019 exam was moderate, i.e neither too hard nor too easy

  • Both the test-takers and experts agreed to the fact that a few sections were tricky and difficult. However, those who prepared well were confident of scoring good marks in those sections as well

  • The IBPS PO 2019 (Mains) exam was a bit difficult if compared with the IBPOS PO (Prelims) exam of 2019

  • The difficulty level of the paper was expected, said the experts 

  • No visible changes could be pinpointed from the previous year’s IBPS PO (Mains) examination

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019 (Prelims)

IBPS PO (Prelims) 2019 exam is underway, and the first two shifts of the exam took place on October 12th & 13, 2019. It is now time to discuss the detailed analysis of IBPS PO Preliminary examination. This analysis will help the aspirants who are yet to appear for the recruitment exam. The next two shifts of PO Prelims exam take place on October 19 & 20, 2019.

This analysis has been prepared based on the response from students and experts. According to the response and feedback received, the Prelims question paper of IBPS PO 2019 can be analyzed as follows -

  • This year, the difficulty level of the exam is Easy to Moderate. The paper is not too easy and too difficult.
  • The exam had three sections viz., Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Section Wise Difficulty Level of IBPS PO Prelims 2019

The section-wise difficulty level of the exam is as follows -

Name of the Section

Level of Difficulty Level

Expected No. Of Good Attempts by Test Takers

Reasoning Aptitude

Easy to Moderate


English Language

Easy to Moderate


Quantitative Aptitude

Easy to Moderate



Easy to Moderate


IBPS PO 2018 Exam Analysis

The IBPS PO Mains 2018 exam conducted on 18th November 2018 (Sunday) had many surprise elements in terms of its pattern. As per various sources and the feedback received from test takers, the difficulty level of the exam was high as compared to the last year's Main exam.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the Mains examination to shortlist candidates for the post of Probationary Officer across the country. Candidates were given a single slot from 9 am to 12:30 pm to take the examination.

The IBPS PO Main Examination is a computer-based examination, which is divided into two parts Objective Tests and Descriptive Test. Candidates had 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam.

Section-Wise Analysis of IBPS PO Exam

Presented below is the section-wise analysis of the IBPS PO entrance examination which was conducted in the month of October previous year. The IBPS PO exam section-wise analysis is as follows:

IBPS PO 2018 English Language Section Analysis

In the opinion of the IBPS PO 2018 exam takers, the IBPO PO 2018 English language section was moderately difficult. The English language section comprised of reading comprehension, cloze test, filler, error detection and sentence improvement. Out of the 30 total questions, only the error detection questions gave the students a headache. The RC passages were based on excerpts from the history of newspaper and printing press. 

IBPS PO 2018 Reasoning Ability Section Analysis

There were a total of 35 questions in this section. The overall difficulty level of this section moderate. Questions in the reasoning ability section of IBPS PO 2018 exam were based on the square seating arrangement, floor-based puzzle, miscellaneous puzzle etc. There were a total of 15 questions, the maximum number, based on puzzles and seating arrangement.  

IBPS PO 2018 Quantitative Aptitude Section Analysis

The quantitative aptitude section of the IBPS PO 2018 exam was relatively the easiest of all, said the students. The questions, unsurprisingly, did not show any deviation from what was expected on the basis of the exam pattern and syllabus. Maximum questions were miscellaneous questions like Profit & Loss, SI etc while the wrong number series and quadratic equation had only 6 questions each based on them.

Overall Analysis of IBPS PO 2018 Exam

Based on the information provided in the above section plus with some inputs from the experts and previous year exam takers, CollegeDekho has prepared an overall analysis of the IBPS PO 2018 exam:

Name of the Section

Total Number of Questions

Overall Difficulty Level

English Language



Reasoning Ability


Moderate to Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude


Easy to Moderate

Brief Analysis of IBPS PO Mains 2018



No. of Questions

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

English Language

40 mins




Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

60 mins



Moderate – Tough

Data Interpretation & Analysis

45 mins




General Awareness

35 mins



Easy – Moderate

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Related Questions

Is not genearal awareness include in IBPS po preliminary examination?

-AnonymousUpdated on July 24, 2020 04:43 PM
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