IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis & Review 2020 – 31st December (Supplementary Exam)

This year IBPS has conducted the IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam again through the supplementary notification and here we are presenting to all our readers the detailed exam analysis and review of today’s IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Prelims Exam 2020. The previously held IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam, that took place on 12th September was of easy to moderate level and today’s exam is of moderate difficulty level.

IBPS RRB Exam Analysis and Review: Shift 1 (31st December 2020)  

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, there was a nationwide lockdown, which led to delay in the results of many final year graduates of 2020. The IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I notification that was released in the month July, had such eligibility criteria that did not facilitate this year’s graduates as their results were still pending. Hence considering these special circumstances and on demand of students, IBPS considered the situation and released a supplementary notification which allowed all such students and even those who missed applying previously to apply for IBPS RRB even after the prelims was conducted in September. Thus, today i.e. on 31st December IBPS has conducted the supplementary prelims exam and here we are providing you with section-wise detailed exam review, good attempts and questions asked in IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 2020.

Overall Analysis & Good Attempts- IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Prelims 2020

The difficulty level of questions asked in IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I Exam was moderate. Students had to face difficulty due to the exam interface. English was the default language set in the exam, and all students had to choose one language from the drop-down menu that included the regional languages designated for that state before starting the exam. Now due to this, during the exam, the questions and options appeared in both English and the selected regional language, and this increased the scrolling time and reading time per question. Many students reported that they faced a lot of inconvenience due to this and the speed of the computer allotted to them.

You can also check the IBPS RRB Exam Analysis of previously held prelims exam in the month of September this year- IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis of All Shifts

Subject Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 28 – 33
Quantitative Aptitude 21 – 27
Total 54 – 60

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 (Moderate)

The level of the questions asked in the reasoning section was moderate. Previously in IBPS RRB PO Prelims exam that took place in September, this section was a bit easier than today’s exam. In the supplementary exam there were 4 sets of puzzles and seating arrangement and each set had 5 questions, the following are the types of puzzles and seating arrangement sets-

  • Circular Seating Arrangement (it was a bit more difficult as reported by students)
  • 7 people seated in a vertical row
  • Parallel Rows Seating Arrangement of 8 people
  • Single line seating arrangement with 2 variables (people and fruits)


Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 20
Moderate to Difficult
Inequality 5 Easy to Moderate
Number Based 2 Moderate
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 7 Moderate
Miscellaneous questions 1 Easy to Moderate
Total 40 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of questions asked in the quantitative aptitude section was also moderate. 3 Sets of DI were seen in the examination- Tabular DI, Line Graph and Caselet.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15
Quadratic Equation 7 Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Easy to Moderate
Approximation 3
Easy to Moderate
Simplification 2
Easy to Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 8
Total 40


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IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Analysis- Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Was there any change in the pattern of questions asked in this supplementary prelims exam of IBPS RRB PO compared to the exam held previously in September 2020?
Ans. No change in the pattern of questions.

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 31st Dec?
Ans. As per reported by the students who have appeared for the exam the average good attempts are 54 to 60 with good accuracy.

Q. What was the overall difficulty level of IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam shift-1 of 31st December 2020?
Ans. Moderate