Previous Year Cut-off and Exam Analysis: A Necessity for IBPS PO 2021 Preparation


The official release of IBPS PO exam dates for Prelims and Mains must have enhanced aspirants preparation level and enthusiasm for the IBPS PO 2021 exam. The Prelims of IBPS PO is scheduled to be held in October and Mains will take place in November. But before you start your preparation it’s important that you have all the necessary tools in your arsenal. 

The previous year cut-off will help in getting an idea of the cut-off for the upcoming IBPS PO Exam whereas previous exam analysis will make you aware of the question level and weightage of each topic in the syllabus. Keeping a close eye on these two aspects will help you in a long way to turn your dream into reality.


IBPS PO 2020: Prelims Exam Analysis

As we know IBPS PO is a three-stage process- Prelims, Mains and Interview. Prelims is qualifying in nature and the final merit is prepared by combining the scores obtained by you in Mains + Interview. Given below is the exam analysis for different sections covered under IBPS PO 2020 Prelims exam.

Quantitative Aptitude

Topics Total Questions Level
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy
Data Interpretation- Tabular (based on cars)  Line-Graph (Students and  college), Caselet DI 15 Easy to Moderate
Quadratic Equations 5 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problem 10 Easy to Moderate
Total 35 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning Aptitude 

TopicsTotal QuestionsLevel
Puzzles (Order based)13Easy to Moderate
Alphabet Based Qs2Easy
Seating Arrangement (Linear- 7 people, Circular)10Easy to Moderate
Coding-Decoding and Blood relations4Easy

English Language

TopicsTotal QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension  (Education system)8Easy to Moderate
Spotting the Errors (Find the correct part)5Moderate
Word Replacement4Moderate
Sentence Correction3Easy
Sentence Rearrangement5Easy
Cloze Test6Easy
Total30Easy to Moderate

IBPS PO 2020: Mains Exam Analysis

If you clear the IBPS PO prelims stage you are called for the Mains exam. The Mains consists of four sections – Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness and Reasoning and Computer Aptitude.

Quantitative Aptitude 

The questions asked in the year 2020 were quite lengthy and time-consuming. The overall level of the exam was moderate to difficult.

TopicsTotal QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation (Missing DI, Caselet, Tabular, Pie chart, line graph)20Moderate to difficult
Data sufficiency3Moderate
Series (New pattern)4Difficult
Miscellaneous (Arithmetic)8Moderate to difficult

English Language

TopicsTotal QuestionsLevel
Sentence Rearrangement (2  sentences were fixed and remaining need to be arranged) and old pattern2Moderate to difficult
Reading Comprehension (4-5 passages, inference,  tone and theme)15Moderate to difficult
Cloze Passage7Moderate
Word replacement3Moderate
Sentence based Vocabulary Qs4Moderate
Starters and Connectors4Moderate

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

TopicsTotal QuestionsLevel
Sitting Arrangement and  Puzzles (Inside-outside facing in a single circle,  Floor Puzzle with 4 variables,  Uncertain no. based) 20-25Difficult
Direction sense and Blood  Relations5Difficult
Machine Input- Output5Difficult
Critical (Course of Action, Statement and Assumption, Consequence)4-5Moderate to difficult
Reverse Syllogism3Difficult
Data Sufficiency3Moderate

General Awareness

TopicsTotal QuestionsLevel
Banking Awareness8Moderate
Current banking Affairs12Moderate
Current Affairs15Easy
Static Affairs4-5Moderate
Total 40Moderate

IBPS PO 2020: Previous Year Cutoff

As the IBPS PO exam 2021 is approaching, it’s very essential that you devote sufficient time to each section. A lack of practice in any one section can deter your chances of final selection in the IBPS PO exam. So, given below is the final merit of IBPS exam 2020.


For more detailed insight on the previous year cut-off of the IBPS PO exam, you can refer to our section of the IBPS PO previous year cutoff.

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