IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019
Piyush.Dixit, 12 Oct 2019

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019 - Candidates can check IBPS PO 2019 exam analysis of multiple shifts for October 12 and 13 on this page. This analysis of IBPS PO 2019 will help the candidates who have appeared in exam or likely to appear on October 19 and 20, 2019. IBPS PO exam analysis 2019 includes the topics asked in the exam, sectional weightage, and overall difficulty level of the exam. Since the exam is conducted in online mode in different shifts and days, IBPS PO 2019 exam analysis will benefit the candidates to prepare themselves and evaluate their performance. IBPS PO prelims paper comprises of three sections - English, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. The IBPS PO question paper has 100 questions and each question is of 1 mark. Read complete article to know IBPS PO exam analysis 2019 in detailed.
Latest: Candidates can check expected IBPS PO cut off 2019 on the basis of multiple shifts

IBPS PO 2019 prelims exam will be conducted on October 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2019 in multiple shifts a day . The exam is a computer-based test with a duration of one hour.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis: Third shift (02 to 03 pm)

Candidates who have appeared in the third shift of the IBPS PO 2019 prelims exam conducted on October 12 from 02 to 03 pm can check the section-wise as well as complete exam analysis here.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Analysis (Third shift): Section-wise

Subject

Questions attempted on an average

English Language

25

Reasoning Ability

32-33

Quantitative Aptitude

24-26

Total

75+

IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude/Mathematics Section (Third shift)

According to the students who attempted the third shift of the IBPS PO preliminary exam, the level of Quantitative Aptitude section was easy to moderate in nature. Candidates could easily attempt the questions given.

IBPS PO - Weightage of Topics and Difficulty Levels

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation

2

Easy to moderate

Series (Missing)5

Easy to moderate

Approximate

5

Easy to moderate

Arithmetic Word Problems

10-12
Easy to moderate
Caselet (Question sample - based on partnership)2

Easy to moderate

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Analysis for English (Third shift)

Based on the inputs shared by the candidates who attempted the IBPS PO Prelims exam in the third shift, the questions asked in English section were easy to moderate in terms of difficulty. Reading Comprehension had a passage which was based on CCTV cameras.

IBPS PO 2019 Difficulty Levels and Topics Asked

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension (The passage was based on CCTV cameras)

One question in RC was based on vocabulary

7

Easy to moderate

Sentence improvement (Question sample - Highlighted words were given to be replaced from 3-4 options)5-6Easy to moderate

Error Detection

7-8

Easy to moderate

Sentence rearrangement

6

Easy to moderate

Single fillers

4-5

Easy to moderate


IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019 for Reasoning (Third shift)

The level of reasoning questions in the third shift was moderate in nature. The questions were easy to moderate. There were 5 sets of Syllogism as given below in the table below.

Weightage of Topics and Difficulty levels in IBPS PO 2019

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Direction

3


Linear (Question sample - There were 9 members out of which few faced North while few faced South)5
Basic (QUestion sample - One question was of number type and the other one was of the alphabet type)2


Syllogism

5


Coding-Decoding (Chinese coding)

5


Floors (Question sample - 5 floors 2 flats)5


Circle sitting arrangement (Question sample - 6 members facing inwards with age variable)

5



IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019: Second shift (11:30 am to 12:30 pm)

Candidates who have appeared in the second shift of the IBPS PO 2019 prelims exam conducted on October 12 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm can check section-wise as well as complete exam analysis below.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Analysis (Second shift): Section-wise

Subject

Questions attempted on an average

English Language

20

Reasoning Ability

25

Quantitative Aptitude

23

Total

65+


IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude/Mathematics Section (Second shift)

According to the students who attempted the second shift exam, the level of Quantitative Aptitude section was easy to moderate in nature. Candidates could easily attempt the questions given. DI questions were based on the Line Graph and table were asked in this slot.

IBPS PO - Weightage of Topics and Difficulty Levels

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation (2 Tables, 1 Double line graph)

3-5

Easy to Moderate

Series (Missing)5-7

Easy to Moderate


Quadratic Equation

5-6


Easy to Moderate

Arithmetic Word Problems

10



Easy to Moderate


IBPS PO 2019 Exam Analysis for English (Second shift)

According to the candidates who attempted the IBPS PO Prelims exam in the second shift, the questions asked in English section in IBPS PO prelims exam were easy in terms of difficulty. Reading Comprehension had a passage which was based on technology and leadership.

IBPS PO 2019 Difficulty Levels and Topics Asked

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension (Passage was based on technology and leadership)

7-8


Easy

Error Detection

5-6


Easy

Word replacement

3-4



Easy

Cloze Test

5-6



Easy

Sentence Improvement

3-4
Easy


IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019 for Reasoning (Second shift)

The level of reasoning questions in the second shift was moderate in nature. The questions were easy but time-consuming. There were 5 sets of Syllogism as given below in the table.

Weightage of Topics and Difficulty levels in IBPS PO 2019

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Alphabetical series

1

Moderate

Direction

3

Moderate

Order ranking3

Moderate


Day based puzzled (Question sample - 4 months and 2 dates were mentioned)

5

Moderate

Syllogism

5

Moderate

Blood relation

3

Moderate

Sitting arrangement - Row (Question sample - 8 members some facing inside and some facing towards the opposite direction)

5

Moderate

Floors (Question sample - 9 floors)5

Moderate


Circle sitting arrangement (Question sample - 6 members facing inwards)

5-6

Moderate


IBPS PO 2019 Exam Analysis: First shift (09 to 10 am)

Candidates who have appeared in the first shift of the IBPS PO 2019 prelims exam conducted on October 12 from 9 to 10 am can check section-wise as well as complete exam analysis below.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Analysis: Section-wise

Subject

Questions attempted on an average

English Language

22-25

Reasoning Ability

28-30

Quantitative Aptitude

28-29

Total

75+


IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude/Mathematics Section

According to the students who attempted the exam, the level of Quantitative Aptitude section was easy to moderate in nature. Candidates could easily attempt the questions given. DI questions based on Line Graph and table were asked in this slot.

IBPS PO - Weightage of Topics and Difficulty Levels

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation (Line graph and Table)

10

Easy to moderate

Caselet
5

Easy to moderate


Approximation
5

Easy to moderate


Quadratic Equation

5

Easy to moderate


Arithmetic Word Problems

10

Easy to moderate


Total

35

Overall Easy


IBPS PO 2019 Exam Analysis for English

It is reported that the questions asked in English section in IBPS PO prelims exam were easy to moderate in terms of difficulty. Reading Comprehension was based on Chinese education, Schools in China. Questions from pre-arrangement were not mentioned.

IBPS PO 2019 Difficulty Levels and Topics Asked

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension (Related to Chinese education, Schools in China and Idioms)

Idioms sample - "In the face of"

7-8

Easy to moderate


Error Detection

4-5

Easy to moderate

Double Fillers

5

Easy to moderate


Word swap
5

Easy to moderate


Cloze Test

7

Easy to moderate


Sentence Improvement

2-3

Easy to moderate


Total

30

Easy to moderate



IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019 for Reasoning

The level of reasoning questions was easy in nature for the first shift. There were 5 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement as given below in the table.

Weightage of Topics and Difficulty levels in IBPS PO 2019

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement (Square arrangement; Question sample - 4 people in a corner facing outside, people sitting in the middle facing inside)

5

Easy to moderate

Coding-Decoding

5-6

Easy to moderate

Scheduling (Question sample - 5 months 2 days)

3-4

Easy to moderate

Inequality

5

Easy to moderate

Linear arrangement (Question sample - 6 people sitting facing North the question asked to determine their age)

5

Easy to moderate

Blood relation (Question sample - 2 were direct and one was indirect)

3

Easy to moderate

Basic (Question sample - Pair and Numbers)

2

Easy to moderate

Total

35




IBPS PO Cut off 2019

IBPS cut off 2019 will be released by the exam conducting body in PDF format. The PDF will contain category-wise minimum cut off marks that a candidate needs to score to qualify in the preliminary exam of IBPS PO. Along with this, the cut off of IBPS PO 2019 will also contain both sectional and overall cut off marks a candidate must score. BPS PO 2019 cut off will be released in three stages separately - prelims, mains and Interview. Candidates securing cut off marks in all the stages qualify in the IBPS PO exam.

IBPS PO 2019 Cut off for prelims (Expected)

Category

Expected Cut Off

General

54-58

OBC

52-56

SC

48-52

ST

45-49

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates who are appearing in IBPS PO exam must know the exam pattern of prelims and mains stages. By knowing exam pattern candidates can make the strategy to qualify the exam. The preliminary exam of IBPS PO 2019 comprises three sections carrying 100 questions for 100 marks. Candidates can check the details about each section as well as the sectional duration of SBI PO exam pattern below.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019 for Preliminary Exam

S No.

Sections

Number of questions

Duration

Total Marks

1

Reasoning Ability

35

20 minutes

100 marks

2

English Language

30

20 minutes

3

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 minutes


Total

100

1 hour


IBPS PO Previous Year Exam Analysis

Candidates can also check the IBPS PO prelims previous year exam analysis here

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

Subject

Good Attempt

Time

English Language

16-19

20

Reasoning Ability

19-23

20

Quantitative Aptitude

17-21

20

Total

53-57

60


Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate in nature. Candidates can easily attempt questions if they have practised well. DI questions based on Line Graph and Bar Graph where there is this slot.

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation

11

Moderate

Wrong Number Series

6

Moderate

Quadratic Equation

6

Moderate

Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc)

12

Moderate

Total

35

Moderate


English Language (Moderate)

Candidates can check that English section in IBPS PO prelims exam was of moderate level. There were 7 questions in Reading Comprehension out of which 1 question was related to vocabulary. It is to be noted that candidates should choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to the printing press.

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

7

Moderate

Error Detection

7

Easy-Moderate

Filler

5

Easy-Moderate

Cloze Test

6

Moderate

Sentence Improvement

5

Moderate

Total

30

Moderate


Reasoning (Moderate)

The level of reasoning questions was moderate in nature. There were 3 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types

  • Floor Based Puzzle

  • Square seating arrangement

  • Miscellaneous Puzzle

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

15

Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Moderate

Direction sense

3

Easy-Moderate

Inequality

5

Easy-Moderate

Alphabet

1

Easy-Moderate

Comparison Based Questions

2

Moderate

Miscellaneous

4

Moderate

Total

35

Moderate


IBPS PO 2019 - Exam Day Guidelines

Exam guidelines for candidates who will be appearing in the next shift of IBPS PO exam:

  • Segregate the question accordingly
  • Give equal time to all the sections and don't consume your maximum time behind one question
  • Solve the easy questions first and keep the difficult ones for later stage
  • Improve your speed while maintaining the accuracy
  • Try avoiding guesswork as there are negative markings
  • Time management is the key in IBPS PO exam as you only have 60 minutes to solve 100 questions
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