IBPS PO 2020 Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (Probationary Officer)
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IBPS PO 2020 Paper Analysis

By: Archana on February 25, 2019

Previous Year papers are extremely useful for the preparation of the IBPS PO exam. According to the experts, before a candidate starts preparing for the IBPS PO exam, the aspirant must go through at-least last 5 years papers to get an idea of the nature of questions and the level of difficulty of the exam. It is important to analyze in depth the paper organized by the IBPS last year.

Here is the in-depth analysis of the IBPS PO 2019 Main paper: 

The exam was divided into 5 sections- English Language, Reasoning Ability, Computer Awareness, General Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude.

1) Quantitative Aptitude:

The level of quantitative aptitude was moderately difficult. There were two sets of DI (Data Interpretation).

Level Topic and question count
Easy to moderate

Quadratic equation- 5


Moderate Data sufficiency- 5
Moderate to difficult

Data interpretation- 10

Miscellaneous- 15

Number series- 5

2) English Language:

The level of the section was tough. The difficulty level of this section can be equated with that of the IBPS PO exam 2016.

Level Topic and question count
Easy to moderate

Word Formation- 8

Errors- 4

Correction of sentence- 4

Moderate Reading Comprehension- 16
Moderate to difficult

Sentence fillers- 5

Para jumbled- 1

Difficult Paragraph completion- 2

3) Reasoning Ability:

Level Topic and question count
Moderate to difficult

Logical- 4

Sitting arrangement and puzzles- 27

Coding/decoding- 5

Difficult Data sufficiency- 4

4) General Awareness

This section was moderate. It is easier for candidates who are familiar with the banking terminology. Questions were on Banking and current affairs.

5) Computer Awareness

There were about 40 questions from this section. The questions were from mostly familiar topics.

On an overall basis, an attempt of the range of the numbers detailed below was considered optimum.

Sections Attempts
English 17-23
Reasoning 15-22
Quantitative 15-20
Computer 23-28
General Knowledge 23-28
Total 124-128

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