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:

Information Details
Public Sector Bank Nationalised Bank
Post Probationary Officer
Qualification Graduation and Experience
Total vacancy 1455+ vacancies
Application date 05-08-2020 to 21-08-2020
Application Process Online
Selection process Preliminary Exam

Mains Exam


Official Website www.ibps.in
Official Notification Read Here
Direct Link to Result Available 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 Events Tentative Dates
Online Application 05-08-2020 to 21-08-2020
IBPS PO Phase 1 Exam 12-09-2020 and 13-09-2020
IBPS PO Phase 2 Exam 18 October 2020
IBPS PO Interview November 2020
Final Results 01 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.

Subject No of questions Total Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 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.

Subject Types of questions Total Marks
English Language Reading Comprehension 10 marks
Error Finding 5 marks
Sentence Rearrangement 5 marks
Cloze test 5 marks
Fillers 5 marks
Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation [ Bar DI/Line Graph/Pie Char] 10 marks
Number Series [Wrong/Missing Number Series] 5 marks
Approximation/Simplification 5 marks
Quadratic Equation/ Arithmetic Based Quantity Comparison 5 marks
Arithmetic Problems [ SI/CI, Boats and Streams/Trains/Ratio and Percentage/ Partnerships] 10 marks
Reasoning Ability Puzzles [Day/Floor/Month Based] 10 marks
Seating Arrangements 10 marks
Blood Relations 3 marks
Direction Distance Based 5 marks
Coding and Decoding [old Pattern] 5 marks
Alphanumeric Problems 2 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:

Subject No of Good Attempt Overall Analysis
English Language 22-24 Easy
Quantitative Aptitude 22-25 Easy to Moderate
Reasoning Ability 21-23 Easy to Moderate
Total 65-72 Easy 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:

Subject Expected Cut-off
English Language 03.25- 4
Quantitative Aptitude 5-7.50
Reasoning Ability 7-8
Total 55-67


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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