IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 - 6:18 p.m. IST by Piyush.Dixit
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IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2019 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting IBPS PO 2019 mains exam on November 30. Candidates can check IBPS PO exam analysis for the mains exam after they have been conducted on this page. Meanwhile, candidates can check IBPS PO 2019 exam analysis of multiple shifts of the prelims exam conducted on October 12 and 13. The exam analysis of IBPS PO 2019 helps candidates understand the difficulty level, types of questions, topics from which the questions are asked, sectional weightage and more. Candidates can evaluate their performance with the help of IBPS PO exam analysis. IBPS PO mains exam consists of 5 sections - reasoning and computer aptitude, general/economy/banking awareness, English language, data analysis and interpretation, and a descriptive English test (letter and essay writing). Read the complete article to know IBPS PO exam analysis 2019 in detail.
Latest: Candidates can check expected IBPS PO cut off 2019 on the basis of multiple shifts

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

IBPS PO 2019 Mains Exam Analysis

IBPS has conducted the IBPS PO 2019 mains examination. As per experts and candidate feedback, the exam was of high difficulty level. Candidates attempted around 90 questions on an average. The difficulty level of quantitative aptitude was moderate to high. Check the section-wise exam analysis below.

Data Interpretation

  • Data interpretation section was of moderate to high difficulty.
  • Question Asked -

Bar graph

Table-based question

Pie chart with one angle - 108 degrees

Time and work based DI (new for IBPS PO mains)

Quantitative Aptitude

  • High difficulty level. The question paper was long and more time taking than usual. No questions were asked from arithmetic.
  • Quantitative Aptitude Bifurcation

    Topics

    Number of questions

    Caselet population

    4 to 5

    Time and work

    2 to 3

    Number Series

    2

    Probability

    4 to 5

    Data interpretation

    25

  • Questions Asked - Number series, detection of the wrong option.

General Awareness

  • Easy to moderate difficulty level. Questions appeared mostly from years 2018 and 2019.
  • Questions Asked

    Airtel Bharosa Scheme

    Mother Teresa Award is given by which organisation

    UNESCO Gastronomy Creative City 2013

    MD and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank

    New Chief Justice of India

    What are ATMs owned by private entities called?

    28th Vyas Samman

    Ujjivan Small Finance Bank headquarters

    Number of members in the International Solar Alliance

    Kerala Corporative Bank 13 merger

    Reasoning

  • Moderate to difficulty level. Lengthy Paper.
  • Reasoning Section Bifurcation

    Topics

    Number of questions

    Coding & decoding

    3 to 4

    Blood relation

    2 to 3

    Inequality

    2 to 3

    Puzzles and seating arrangement

    20

    Distance and direction

    3 to 4

  • Questions asked -

    Blood relation puzzles

    Multi-level building puzzle (40 floors, 5 lifts which work on odd and even floors)

    Coding and decoding on piles of book

    Inequality questions

    Machine input and output on numbers

English

  • Easy to moderate difficulty level.
  • English Section Bifurcation

    Topics

    Number of questions

    Jumbled sentences

    4 to 5

    Error spotting

    4 to 5

    Synonym & antonym

    2 to 3

    Word Swap

    3 to 4

    Reading Comprehension

    14 to 16

  • Questions Asked -

Sentence rearrangement

Word swap questions (4-5 questions)

Errors spotting

Reading comprehension

Synonyms and antonyms

Letter Writing Questions

  • Letter to the editor for provision of the living condition of old people.
  • Letter to the dealer as EMI deducted is Rs. 3000 instead of Rs. 2000.
  • Letter to a friend on the importance of summer vacation.

Essay Writing Questions

  • Role of organized labor in the Indian economy.
  • Pros and cons of FDI in multi retail stores.
  • Social media-based unethical hacking.

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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Questions related to IBPS PO

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can we complete the syllabus of ibps PO RRB Bank PO in 6 months and crack the exam

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 29th Jan, 2020
Hello,

Yes,you can surely crack IBPS PO,RRB PO or any other banking exam,you have to make a time table for that, most banking exams follow similar pattern in their stage 1 as well as stage 2 exams.

Accuracy and speed matters the most in these exams, also it has sectional timing which makes it more challenging. You need to be really good with the subjects like Quant,Reasoning, English etc.

The level of question in banking examis of higher level compared to SSC, make sure you practice mock papers on a regular basis. Also,give test series before exams,it'll help you evaluate your progress.
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my date of birth is 3rd march 1990 am i eligible for banks exams like ibps po and sbi

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
The minimum and maximum age of a candidate for IBPS PO 2020 should be 20 years and 30 years respectively as on 1st July of 2020. And for SBI PO 2020 should be 21 years and 30 years respectively as on 1st April 2020. And you will complete your 30th on 03.03.2020. Thus it makes you ineligible for both the exams.
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My dob is 7/8/1999 can give ibps po exam

MOHIT DHYANI 20th Jan, 2020

IBPS has released official notification of Probationary Officer at its official website. As per the notifications candidates between 20 to 30 year of age are eligible to apply. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1989 and not later than 01.08.1999. For more details candidates can check IBPS eligibility criteria .

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i was born in 26 February 2001 can i eligible for ibps po

Indrajit Gupta 11th Jan, 2020
Hello parul,
No, you are not eligible for apply IBPS PO. According to the rules, The minimum age of candidate should be 20 and maximum age should be 30. The candidate who born earlier than 1 august 2000 then He/ she can apply for IBPS PO 2020.
I hope this helpful for you.
Best wishes!!
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Can we apply for IBPS PO..at 8th sem.. ?.. and i am afraiding that my university SDS is declaring result at mid of july

Parvathi Ramachandran 19th Dec, 2019

Greetings !!

Yes , you can definitely apply for both IBPS PO. The eligibility criteria for IBPS PO  with respect to educational qualification is that, a candidate must have done graduation in any discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognized university. Final year or final semester candidates are also eligible to apply, however, they can only apply provisionally. Candidate if called for interview, have to produce their passing mark sheet or proof of passing the graduation exam or the provisional certificate.  If any doubts, pls feel free to ask.

Wish You Good Luck !

Thank You !!

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