The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting the Preliminary stage exam of Probationary Officer/Management Trainee recruitment in 2020. The exam is scheduled to be held on three days starting today i.e. October 03, 10 and 11, 2020. The first day of the exam held today on October 03, 2020, is over now for all the four shifts. Memory-based answer keys and exam analysis have already started making rounds of the internet. The exam was conducted in four consecutive shifts from morning conducted from 09.00 AM to 10.00 AM, 11.30 AM to 12.30 PM, 02.00 to 03.00 PM and 04.30 PM to 05.00 PM. From an overall perspective, the paper in today’s exam was of moderate difficulty level.
IBPS PO 2020 Exam Analysis 1st Shift on 03 Oct
Reportedly, the paper on English in the first shift was easy in terms of difficulty level. It is being said by unofficial sources that the majority of candidates posted above 25 number of good attempts in this section. As per the official notice available at ibps.in, the English sections is deemed to contain 30 questions in all. Reading Comprehension carried 7 questions in all and questions were asked from synonym and antonym sections. Most appropriate word based Cloze Test contained around 6 questions and it was also easy in terms of difficulty level. 5 questions were also asked about Fillers. Easy sentence rearrangement questions were also asked.
Even when considering the other two sections of Reasoning and Quantitative Ability, the overall level of difficulty level of the exam is being reportedly easy. Number pairing, letter series and syllogism based questions were asked in the Reasoning section. Inequality and Chinese coding based questions were asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section. Overall, candidates are expected to have attempted more than 26 questions accurately in the first shift exam.
IBPS PO 2020 Exam Analysis 2nd Shift on 03 Oct
In the second shift, candidates reported that the overall level of the exam was between easy to moderate. Although the section on English was easy, reportedly, the overall number of good attempts was in the range of 70-75 out of 100 questions. In the English section, similar to the first shift, Reading Comprehension based questions were asked. Sentence arrangement based questions and error based questions were asked. The level of difficulty was easy but candidates reported that the questions were time consuming to solve.
The Quantitative aptitude section being of easy to moderate difficulty level, the number of good attempts ranged between 23 to 25. Students reported that questions asked were time consuming to solve. Easy number series based questions were asked in this section among others. Quadratic equation and Tabular and Bar based DI questions were asked in this shift. The Reasoning section was similar to the first shift in terms of difficulty level and the type of questions asked.
IBPS PO 2020 Exam Analysis 3rd Shift on 03 Oct
Similar to previous shifts, 7-8 questions were asked from Reading Comprehension. The questions were easy as per candidates’ reports. Candidates attempted around 25+ questions in this section. The Reasoning section in this shift was comparatively easier than the previous two shifts. Candidates reported attempting more than 30 questions out of 35 accurately in the Reasoning section. Meaningful words, pairing, syllogism (statement & conclusion) were asked. Overall the level of difficulty was reportedly very easy. Questions from the Quantitative Aptitude section were based on Tabular DI, Wrong series, Approximate and Caselet.
IBPS PO 2020 Exam Analysis 4th Shift on 03 Oct
The overall level of the paper in this shift was also easy. Reportedly, well-prepared students could secure around 65 number of good attempts in this shift. In the English section, similar to the previous shifts, easy Reading Comprehension based questions were asked. Cloze test was omitted in this shift from the English section.
8 digit number based pairing questions were asked in the Reasoning section. Around 4 puzzle based questions were asked in this section. All questions were of the easy to moderate difficulty level. Inequality and Syllogism based questions were also asked in this section in this shift. 4-5 questions were also asked from Chinese coding.
In the Quantitative Aptitude section, number series based questions of moderate difficulty level were asked. Approximation asked questions of easy difficulty level were asked. In addition, questions were asked from Line DI and Tabular DI similar to the previous shifts. 10 Arithmetic based questions were asked. The question paper in this section was however calculative and reportedly, the questions were time-consuming.