February 04, 2021: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) held the IBPS PO 2020 Mains paper on February 4, 2021 in a smooth and organized way at various examination centers. The exam was conducted in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.
The Institute conducted the IBPS PO 2020 (Mains) for 3.5 hours from 09:00 am to 12:30 pm. The paper was divided into 4 sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language, and Data Analysis & Interpretation for which a total of 225 marks were awarded.
The questions asked in the Mains paper are a blend of objective as well as descriptive questions. The paper was overall moderate in terms of difficulty level. To check the section-wise difficulty level and analysis of the paper, read below.
Candidates who appeared for the exam can get an overall analysis of the paper through the following table:
|Section name||Total questions asked||Number of questions well-attempted||Difficulty Level|
|English Language||35||20 to 26||Moderate|
|Data Interpretation and Analysis||35||20 to 25||Moderate to difficult|
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||45||25 to 30||Moderate|
|General Awareness||40||22 to 28||Moderate to difficult|
|Overall difficulty||157||90 to 100||Moderate|
Aspirants must refer to the below table to check the section-wise different topics asked and its analysis:
|Section||Number of questions asked||Marks allotted||Time duration allotted to the section (in minutes)||Concepts asked|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||45||60||Puzzles, Data Sufficiency, Coded Directions, Coded Blood Relations, Machine Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Logical Reasoning, Box-Based MI, Hexagon+Triangle+Circle, etc.|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45||Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Quantity Comparison, Wrong Number Series, Time, Speed and Distance, Mensuration Caselet and Caselet (Boys-Girls).|
|General Awareness||40||40||35||NRI Day Overnight Loan rate, Wooden Satellite launch by, I-Mobile Pay application, DAK Pay, Sig Visa Card, International Film Festival of India, International Jury Head, FX4U, Eligibility Criteria Shramyogi Mandhan Yojna, Deepam + ADB NSDL MOU, Floating Solar Park, IFSCA Headquarter, PayOut Link|
|English Language||35||40||40||Reading Comprehension, Double Fillers, Para Jumbles (Old Pattern), Word Rearrangement, Starters & Connectors, Cloze Test (Economy), Phrase Replacement, etc.|
There are 2 questions asked under the descriptive section from letter and essay. These constitute a total of 25 marks. The total time duration allotted for this section was 30 minutes. The letter writing part consisted of questions for a minimum word limit of 150 words.
The topics were Complaining about the damaged electronic product to the shopkeeper, Loan-related, A letter to the editor for raising awareness about grammatical errors due to texting apps in the youngsters. The essay question had a word limit of 250 words. The topics for the essay were Work From Home due to COVID-19, and Inflation- Cost of Living.
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