IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2020 Live Updates: Check 12 September IBPS RRB PO Shift 1 Analysis

IBPS RRB PO Shift-1 Analysis 2020: The first shift of IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam is over and the candidates are coming out of the exam hall. Our team has been in regular touch with the candidates who have appeared in the first shift of RRB PO Exam 2020. The IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam has been scheduled for 12th and 13th September 2020. The IBPS is going to be conduct the exam in 5 Shifts on first day to avoid over crowding.  Adda247 has come up with the live updates directly from the exam center. Stay tuned with us for every latest coverage on RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis, students review, difficulty of examination. This would be of great help to those candidates who are going to appear in the upcoming shifts. IBPS has also released COVID-19 guidelines for the candidates which are to be duly followed by them at every exam centers.

The shifts for the day are as follows:

  • Shift-1: 7:30 AM
  • Shift-2: 9:45 AM
  • Shift-3: 12:00 PM
  • Shift-4: 2:15 PM
  • Shift-5: 4:30 PM

IBPS RRB Exam Analysis and Review: Shift 1 (12th September 2020)  

IBPS has started conducting the recruitment exams for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I 2020 from 12th September and the 1st shift of the IBPS RRB PO Preliminary Examination is over now. Keep on reading to know about the difficulty level of the exam, types of questions asked and good attempts. Overall the level of today’s shift-1 examination was easy to moderate. There were 2 sections in this exam namely- Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. No changes were there in this year’s exam as well in both the sections. The instructions given before the examination were also available in regional languages as per the state.

Overall Analysis & Good Attempts- IBPS RRB PO Prelims 2020

As the overall difficulty level of the examination was easy to moderate, students who have prepared for the exam well, were able to attempt maximum questions with accuracy. The following table contains the average good attempts shared with us by the students who have appeared for the shift-1 exam on 12th September.

Subject Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 28 – 32
Quantitative Aptitude 22 – 27
Total 52 – 57

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Prelims Exam’s Section-wise Analysis 2020

The following are the details of the topic asked in each section along with number of questions and the difficulty level.

Reasoning Ability (Easy to Moderate)

Overall the difficulty level of questions asked in the reasoning section of IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 2020 was Easy to Moderate and easier in comparision to the other section of this exam. We have collected the analysis and review from the students who have appeared in the shift-1 of the exam and they have shared that the reasoning section was dominated by puzzles and seating arrangement questions, as it has been in the previous examinations as well. The level of the puzzles and seating arrangement questions was not so difficult and a candidate with good practice could have solved them without much difficulty. The following are the details of the puzzle and seating arrangement sets seen in the shift-1 exam of 12th September-

  1. Linear Puzzle of 7 people facing north + Age of those people
  2. Box Based Puzzle-  10 Boxes
  3. Circular Seating Arrangement- 9 people to be seated facing inside and outside the centre
  4. Floor and Flat Puzzle- 4 floors and 2 flats had to be arranged
  5. Linear Puzzle with uncertain number of people facing north – there were around 28 people 
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 25
Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Number Based 1 Easy
Alphabet Based 2 Easy
Inequality 3 Easy
Coding Decoding 5 Easy to Moderate
Day based miscellaneous question 1 Easy
Total 40 Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy to Moderate)

The level of questions asked in the quantitative aptitude section was easy to moderate and this time there were questions of quantity based inequality and quadratic equation both. 2 Sets of DI were seen in the examination- Pie Chart and Line Graph. The following table has the topics asked in the shift 1 of the IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam held on 12th September 2020:

Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 10
Easy to Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Missing Number Series 5 Easy
Quantity 1 and Quantity 2 based inequality 5
Easy to Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 15
Easy to Moderate
Total 40
Easy to Moderate

Number Series Questions Asked in 1st Shift

1. 20, 12, 14, 23 ?.
2. 19, 20, 42, 129 ? 2605
3. 520, 532, 508, 544, ?, 556.
3. 2033, ?, 2054, 2075, 2103, 2138.
4. 302, 142, 62, ?, 2, -8.

Arithmetic Questions Asked in 1st Shift

Q1. A and B together can complete a work in 4 days . A alone takes 6 days less than B alone takes. In how many days c alone complete the work if he is 50% more efficent than B ?

Q2. There are 240 students in class ix and out of that 40% appeared in exam and in class x 210 students out of that 30% appeared in exam. Then find diffrence b/w number of students not appeared in exam from both classes ?

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis- Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Was there any change in the pattern of questions asked in the 1st shift of IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam?
Ans. No, there has been no change from the previous pattern.

Q. How many sections were there in the IBPS RRB PO Preliminary Exam 2020?
And. There were 2 sections- Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

Q. What are the average good attempts for shift-1 exam held on 12th Sept?
Ans. As per reported by the students who have appeared for the exam the average good attempts are 52 to 57 with good accuracy.

Q. What was the overall difficulty level of IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam shift-1?
Ans. Easy to Moderate