IBPS PO Mains 2019 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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Aug 6, 2020

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IBPS has successfully conducted PO Mains 2020 on Nov 30, 2019. Across 73 cities of the nation, approximately 15000 qualified aspirants from prelims, were appeared for the IBPS PO Mains 2019 exam. Candidates who appeared for IBPS PO Mains 2019 entrance exam are informed that the official PO Mains Answer Key is available at the official website. Enter required credentials i.e. Application ID and Password or DOB along with Verification code to get respective Mains Answer key of IBPS PO 2019.

  • This year the paper was of a Difficult level.
  • There were 4 seating arrangements and puzzles in reasoning.
  • English Language and Data analysis were of Moderate to Difficult level. Check IBPS PO Mains Sectional Cut off
  • General Awareness is moderate. This section is quite easy for those who know banking terms.
  • In Computer, mostly questions asked from history and generations of computers.
  • Overall Expected cut off for general category students can vary between 47.5 to 49 & 46.5 to 48 for OBCs. Check IBPS PO Mains Expected Cut off
  • IBPS PO Mains 2020 Result will be declared by December 2020.

IBPS PO 2020 Mains Answer Key

IBPS PO 2019 answer key is available online on the website of IBPS. Answer key is available for all the objective type questions which include Objective and Descriptive Tests.

  • Objective Test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks.
  • Descriptive Test is of 30 minutes (25 marks) and it will be a test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). Check IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective tests.

Based on the Answer Key, candidates can calculate their probable answers by going through the correct and incorrect answers. There are many coaching centers that release the answer key for reference and candidates can check through that also. Answer Key helps students to – 

  • To calculate the correct responses on the exam.
  • Get a probable or rough score in the exam.
  • To evaluate the performance of the actual answer.

How to Download IBPS PO Mains Answer Key 2019?

In order to access IBPS PO 2019 Mains answer key, candidates have to visit the website and follow the steps:

  • Log onto the official website of IBPS i.e. ibps.in
  • Click on the link “Click Here to check IBPS PO Mains Answer Key” sliding on the top of the page.
  • You will be redirected to a page where you’ll find a PDF file for the Answer key.
  • Download the Answer key and match the answer with your answer.
  • Take a print out for future reference.

Challenging IBPS PO 2019 Mains Answer Key

Candidates who have any complaints regarding the Answer key of any other queries can submit their requests to the IBPS Complaint board. Candidates can follow the under given steps to submit their complaints-

  • Log onto the official website for IBPS for Complaint Board. 
  • Click on SUBMIT COMPLAINT option present on the top center of the page.
  • Fill in the following details-
  1. Company/Product Name
  2. Subject of Complaint
  3. Category of Complaint
  4. Country of Complaint
  5. State
  6. Complaint Details
  • Click on the confirmation code or the captcha code.
  • Click on the SUBMIT Button.

IBPS PO Mains 2019 Paper Analysis

  • IBPS PO exam as analyzed was tough has been tough this year.
  • Some of the questions from the different sections were extremely tough while others moderate in nature.
  • Negative Marking aspect also makes it difficult for candidates to score in the 1st part of the exam.
  • Sections like Computer Aptitude and Reasoning were on the tougher side. Check IBPS PO Selection Process

The scale of difficulty level of question paper is given as follows-

  • Reasoning and English Language sections had Moderate to Difficult level questions with a total of 90 questions in it.
  • General Awareness with Banking Questions was of Moderate difficulty.
  • Easiest of them all was the computer knowledge section with Easy to moderate 20 questions.
  • The whole question paper is looked at Moderate-Difficult level.

IBPO PO Mains Cut off 2019

A candidate needs to score above all the sectional cut off in IBPS PO exam to qualify for the next step i.e. personal interview. The section-wise IBPS PO 2019 Cut off given below in the table:-

IBPS PO Mains: Overall Difficulty Level

Section name Total questions Allotted Time Difficulty Level

English Language

35 Questions

40 minutes

 Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation and Analysis

35 Questions

45 minutes

Moderate to difficult

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

45 Questions

60 minutes

Moderate to difficult

General Awareness

40 Questions

35 minutes


English (Essay and Letter Writing)

2 Questions

30 minutes



157 Questions

3 hours 30 minutes

Moderate to difficult

IBPS PO Mains: Section Wise Difficulty Level

English Language:

  • The aspirants had to answer 35 questions in English Language.
  • Allotted marks in this section 40.
  • The topics of English Section covered three below mentioned passages:
    • Quality of Education: US
    • Comparison among the women and men’s soccer team
    • As per RC, comparison among the GDP and Gross National Happiness in Bhutan. 
Topics No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 12
Word Reararngement  10
Sentence Rearrangement 5
New Pattern based Cloze Test 3
Error Detection 5
Total 35

General Awareness: 

  1. Total questions: 40; total allotted marks: 40
  2. Compared to Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning, General Awareness Section was moderate.
  3. Some of the important topics of General Awareness, from where most of the questions were asked, were Chief Justice of India, COP25 Summit, ADB 200 Million LOan to which state, Audio Visual heritage 2019 theme. 

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude:

  1. Total number of questions 45; and total allotted marks of this section was 60. 
  2. The aspirants had to answer any questions from Computer Aptitude. 
  3. The questions were difficult to answer.
  4. Total 5 questions were asked from logical reasoning based on the Statement and Inference. 
  5. Some questions were asked from seat arrangement and puzzles.


No. of Questions

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

Direction Sense with Coding Decoding 3
Blood Relation 2
Inequality 2
Logical Reasoning 5
Alphabet Series 1
Machine Input Output (coding based with 3 steps) 4
Machine Input Output with 4 steps 3



Data Analysis and Interpretation:

  1. This paper was comparatively less difficult, but it was a bit lengthy.
  2. There was 35 questions and carried 60 marks
  3. There were 25 questions of 2 marks, 10 questions of 1 mark. 
  4. Most of the questions from DIs and wrong number series. 
Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation 34
Wrong Series 1
Total 35

Descriptive Paper:

Essay Writing Topics

  1. Influence of social media
  2. Ethical Banking
  3. FDI in Retail Sector
  4. Benefits and Limitations of working 4 days in a week
  5. Contribution of unorganized sector in Indian Economy

Letter Writing Topics

  1. There were three topics. 

Expected IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 


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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.