IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2020 Analysis Available Now For 3rd October


The Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection has completed the IBPS PO Prelims Exam on 03rd October, 10th October, and 11th October 2020. The exam is over; however, the students are very anxious about the PO’s results and expected cut-off. Hence, this article has brought to the overall analysis of the Bank Scale 1 examination and the expected cut-off IBPS PO Prelims Exam. The students waiting for the result can check the post below to get an idea of the cut-off state wise for 2020.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam
IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Highlights of IBPS PO Prelims Exam

The highlights of the IBPS PO Preliminary Examination 2020 are as follows:

Public Sector BankNationalised Bank
PostProbationary Officer
QualificationGraduation and Experience
Total vacancy1455+ vacancies
Application date05-08-2020 to 21-08-2020
Application ProcessOnline
Selection processPreliminary Exam

Mains Exam


Official Websitewww.ibps.in
Official NotificationRead Here
Direct Link to ResultAvailable Soon


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Important Dates of Bank Scale 1 Officer

The important dates of IBPS PO 2020 will be released later, but in due course, the important highlights are given in the below table:

IBPS PO 2020 EventsTentative Dates
Online Application05-08-2020 to 21-08-2020
IBPS PO Phase 1 Exam12-09-2020 and 13-09-2020
IBPS PO Phase 2 Exam18 October 2020
IBPS PO InterviewNovember 2020
Final Results01 February 2021


Exam Pattern of IBPS PO 2020

It is the first stage of the recruitment process. It is a 60 minutes exam comprising of 3 subjects. There is a prescribed sectional timing of 20 minutes for each subject, and a total of 100 questions is ask at this level. The students are awarded 1 mark for every correct answer, while ¼ is deduct for the wrong answer. The questions are available in bilingual format, one in English and others the state’s official language.

SubjectNo of questionsTotal MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes


Also read – IBPS PO Exam Pattern – Details PO Syllabus, IBPS Sample Question Online

Topics asked in the Officer Exam subject wise

There were 35 questions from each section and the major topics that ruled the IBPS PO Prelims exam this time was puzzles and Di. There were a lot of new questions asked in the examinations too in the Quantitative section making it really tricky for the students to answer.

SubjectTypes of questionsTotal Marks
English LanguageReading Comprehension10 marks
Error Finding5 marks
Sentence Rearrangement5 marks
Cloze test5 marks
Fillers5 marks
Quantitative AptitudeData Interpretation [ Bar DI/Line Graph/Pie Char]10 marks
Number Series [Wrong/Missing Number Series]5 marks
Approximation/Simplification5 marks
Quadratic Equation/ Arithmetic Based Quantity Comparison5 marks
Arithmetic Problems [ SI/CI, Boats and Streams/Trains/Ratio and Percentage/ Partnerships]10 marks
Reasoning AbilityPuzzles [Day/Floor/Month Based]10 marks
Seating Arrangements10 marks
Blood Relations3 marks
Direction Distance Based5 marks
Coding and Decoding [old Pattern]5 marks
Alphanumeric Problems2 marks


Overall Analysis of PO Prelims Exam

The overall analysis of Nationalised PO was easy to moderate, some shifts were tough while some were comparatively easy allowing normalisation to come into play. The overall analysis and good attempts of the IBPS PO exam are as follows:

SubjectNo of Good AttemptOverall Analysis
English Language22-24Easy
Quantitative Aptitude22-25Easy to Moderate
Reasoning Ability21-23Easy to Moderate
Total65-72Easy to Moderate


Bank Officer Expected Cut-off

According to the Sarkarninaukriind team and students’ feedback, there was a difference in the questions asked in some shifts. Hence, it is very likely that IBPS will do the normalization as the previous year. The students with fewer attempts should not panic as the normalization will come into play. They will get additional marks according to their accuracy. The cut-off will also declare considering the vacancies released in their states. The PO Prelims overall cut-off of the year 2020 is as follows:

SubjectExpected Cut-off
English Language03.25- 4
Quantitative Aptitude5-7.50
Reasoning Ability7-8


Preliminary Result of PO

The Commission will declare the result of the IBPS PO Prelims Exam soon on the official website. There is a gap of at least 15 days from the last exams’ date to the preliminary examination declaration. The result will come when the evaluation is done, and the banks decide the average cut-off state-wise.
The students who have been select in the Nationalised PO Prelims cut-off list will call for the PO Mains examination. The PO Prelims result will be available in an online format. The students will enter their roll number and DOB as a password to check the marks’ status. The IBPS PO scorecard will be declared one week after the declaration of the candidate’s status.

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