IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam Analysis: Section-wise Cut-Off Score

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The IBPS notification 2021 for the recruitment of Probationary Officers was released on October 19, 2021. A total of 4135 vacancies were announced. Now that the notification is out and the application window is open, we hope you have also put your preparation in 5th gear. 

You can submit your online application by November 20, 2021.

In today’s article, we will be making an analysis of the IBPS PO Prelims exam 2020. We will then also examine the cut-off scores for this exam. 

IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Exam Analysis

English Language

There was a Reading Comprehension on the Education System that was followed by questions based on the passage for 8 marks. There were between 4-6 questions from Word Replacement, Cloze Test and Sentence Rearrangement. 

The overall standard of assessment was easy-to-moderate. 

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension8Easy- Moderate
Word Replacement4Moderate
Sentence Correction 3Easy
Spotting the Errors (Find the correct part)5Moderate
Cloze Test6Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 5Easy
Total30Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Aptitude

There were 10 Seating Arrangement questions on both Linear and Circular Seating Arrangement. Also, there were 13 questions on Puzzles. We always advise our students to prepare Seating Arrangement and Puzzles thoroughly as a significantly large number of questions are expected from these 2 subjects in every exam. 

Some other questions were based on Syllogism, Inequality and Blood Relations. 

The overall level of assessment was easy. 

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Seating Arrangement10Easy-Moderate
Puzzles 13Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding and Blood relations4Easy
Alphabet Based Qs2Easy
Syllogism3Easy
Inequality3Easy
Total35Easy

Quantitative Aptitude

15 questions on Data Interpretation were asked in the form of tabular data, line graphs and Caselets. 10 questions were based on Arithmetic Word Problems. There were 5 questions each on Missing Number Series and Quadratic Equations. The overall level of difficulty of this section was easy-to-moderate. 

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Number Series (Missing)5Easy
Data Interpretation15Easy- Moderate
Quadratic Equations5Easy
Arithmetic Word Problem10Easy-Moderate
Total35Easy-Moderate

IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Cut-off

Section-wise Cut-off

The highest cut-off mark from all the 3 subjects was for English Language at 11 for the General category. Similarly, among the reserved groups, the cut-off mark was 7.75 in English. This reflects the relatively easy standard of assessment of this section. The overall lowest cut-off mark was 4.25 for the reserved groups for Reasoning Ability. 

SubjectsGeneral/EWSSC/ST/OBC
English Language11.007.75
Quantitative Aptitude9.256.00
Reasoning Ability8.004.25

Category-wise Cut-off

The overall cut-off for the General category was 58.75 that was also the highest cut-off across all streams. The lowest cut-off was for the ST category at 43.50. 

Category Cut-offs
General 58.75
OBC58.50
SC51.00
ST43.50
EWS57.75

In case you have not begun filling in your online application yet, now would be a good time to start. The sooner you complete your application and submit it, the better. You can get it out of the way and focus all your energy on your preparation. 

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IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test

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IBPS PO Prelims Previous Years’ Papers

Now that we have analyzed the IBPS PO Prelims paper for you, there is no need to further comment on the importance of looking at previous years’ papers. You can take a gander at the IBPS PO Prelims Previous Years’ Papers at ixamBee. 

Since there is such a large number of vacancies announced for this year, we are repeatedly urging candidates to not let go of this opportunity. If you have any queries regarding the exam itself, eligibility criteria and such, please take a look at the video below. 

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