Check the Detailed & Section-Wise Exam Analysis of IBPS PO 2020 (Mains) Exam

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Feb 4, 2021

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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. 

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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.

IBPS PO 2020 (Mains): Overall Examination Analysis

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
Descriptive paper  2 - Moderate 
Overall difficulty 157 90 to 100 Moderate

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IBPS PO 2020 (Mains): Section-Wise Interpretation/Analysis

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.

IBPS PO 2020 (Mains): Descriptive Paper Analysis

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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