IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 2020 Overall Analysis, Expected IBPS RRB Cut-off


The Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection has completed the IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam on 12 September 2020 and 13 September 2020. The exam is over; however, the students are very anxious about the results and expected cut-off of RRB PO. Hence, this article has brought to the overall analysis of the Grameen Bank PO examination and the expected cut-off IBPS RRB 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 RRB PO Prelims Exam
IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam

Highlights of IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam

Information Details
Public Sector Bank Regional Rural Banks/Grameen Bank
Post Probationary Officer
Qualification Graduation and Experience
Total vacancy 3844
Application date 28-06-2020 to 18-07-2020
Application Process Online
Selection process
  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview
Official Website www.ibps.in
Official Notification Read Here
Direct Link to Result Available Soon

Important Dates of Grameen Bank PO

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

IBPS RRB PO 2020 Events Tentative Dates
Online Application 28-06-2020 to 18-07-2020
IBPS RRB PO Phase 1 Exam 12-09-2020 and 13-09-2020
IBPS RRB PO Phase 2 Exam 18 October 2020
IBPS RRB PO Interview November 2020
Final Results 01 February 2021


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Exam Pattern of IBPS RRB PO 2019

This is the first stage of the recruitment process it is a 45 minutes exam comprising of 2 subjects. There are no prescribed sectional timing for each subject and a total of 80 questions are asked at this level. The students are awarded 1 mark for every correct answer while ¼ is deducted for the wrong answer. The questions are available in bilingual format, one in English and other the official language of the state.

Subject No of questions Total Marks Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Total 80 80 45 minutes


Topics asked in the Grameen Bank PO Exam subject wise

There were 40 questions from each section and the major topics that ruled the IBPS RRB 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 Topics Covered Maximum Marks
Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation[ Bar DI/Line Graph/Pie Chart] 10-15 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] 5-7 marks
Seating Arrangements 5-7 marks
Blood Relations 3-5 marks
Direction Distance Based 3-5 marks
Coding and Decoding[old Pattern] 5 marks
Alphanumeric Problems 5 marks
Word Formation 1-2 marks


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Overall Analysis of RRB PO Prelims Exam

The overall analysis of Grameen Bank 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 RRB PO exam are as follows:

Subject No of Good Attempt Overall Analysis
Quantitative Aptitude 22-28 Easy to Moderate
Reasoning Ability 21-28 Easy to Moderate
Total 43-57 Easy to Moderate

Grameen Bank PO 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 states with the high candidate vacancy ratio, such as Jharkhand, Bihar, and Delhi, will see high cut-off. In contrast, states with the low candidate: vacancy ratio will fall in the cut-off. The IBPS RRB PO Prelims overall cut-off of the year 2020 is as follows:

Subject Expected Cut-off
Quantitative Aptitude 5-7.50
Reasoning Ability 7-8
Total 45-55

Preliminary Result of PO

The Commission will declare the result of the IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam soon on the official website. There is a gap of at least 15 days from the date of the last exams 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 Grameen Bank PO Prelims cut-off list will call for the RRB PO Mains examination. The RRB 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 scorecard of the IBPS RRB PO will be declared one week after the declaration of the candidate’s status.

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