ECGC PO Exam Analysis : 14 March 2021 | Check Good Attempts and Difficulty Level

The ECGC PO 2021 exam will be concluded on 14th March 2021 and here we bring to you a detailed section wise analysis of the exam this year. Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) had earlier invited applications for 59 PO Vacancies. In this blog, we have also included a previous year analysis for a comparative study of the pattern and variations. We’ll have a closer look into the topics asked, the number of good attempts, and the difficulty level of the exam. So lets get started –

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ECGC PO Exam 2021 – Overview

Here is an overview of the ECGC PO recruitment 2021.

Origination NameExport Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC
Name of PostProbationary Officers
No. of Vacancy59 Posts
Selection Process1. Written Exam
2. Interview
ECGC PO Admit Card Release Date22-02-2021
ECGC PO Exam Date14th March 2021

ECGC PO Written Exam Pattern

The detailed exam pattern of the First stage of ECGC PO Recruitment 2021 is given below:

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Reasoning Ability505040 minutes
English Language404030 minutes
Computer Knowledge202010 minutes
General Awareness404020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505040 minutes
Total200200140 minutes

Note: There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty to arrive at a corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

ECGC PO Exam Analysis 2021

The article would include the following:

  • Topic-wise number of questions
  • Difficulty level of the section
  • Overall difficulty level

ECGC PO Exam Analysis – Overall

The order of paper was Reasoning>English>Computer>GA>Quant. The overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate. Any attempt greater than 148/200 can be considered a safe attempt. The descriptive paper followed the objective computer based exam. Now let’s have a section wise analysis.

Reasoning Ability

The overall level of reasoning ability section in ECGC PO exam was easy to moderate. Attempts more than 30 are safe in this section. The paper had tricky puzzles and was a bit time-consuming. Here is a topic wise breakdown-

TopicsQuestions – Shift 1Questions – Shift 2
Puzzle (4)20
Blood relations 3
Logical Reasoning4
Directions5
Syllogism 5
Machine Input5
Data Sufficiency5
Order and Sequence3
Total50

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant in ECGC PO Exam 2021 was easy and candidates with more than 31 attempts will fins themselves in a comfortable position. Here is topic wise breakdown of questions asked.

TopicsNumber of Questions
DI (Line)5
DI (Pie+table) 5
DI (Caselet) 5
Misc4
Missing Number series6
Quadratic Equation 5
Approximation 5
Arithmetic (Partnership, Mensuration, Proportion, SI, etc )15
Total50

English Language

English section has 3 reading comprehension questions with 5 questions each. They had the same pattern. They included filler and vocab question as well. The overall level of this paper was easy. Given the level of the paper 35 attempts can be considered safe here.

TopicsNumber of Questions
Cloze Test5
Reading comprehension (3)15
Para-jumbles5
Match the column3
Sentence joining  3
Misc5
Error detection (Find incorrect one)4
Total40

General Awareness

General Awareness Paper was moderate in ECGC PO Exam 2021. Current affairs questions spanned till March, June-July 2021. This also featured questions from banking, insurance, awards and recognitions, and more. The overall level here was moderate and attempts more than 30 should suffice the purpose. We’ll have the topics updated soon in the table below.

TopicsNumber of Questions
Current Affairs 
Based on ECGC 3
Static GK 
Static (Banking/Insurance) 
Total40

Computer Knowledge

Computer knowledge sections was easy as compared to all other sections of ECGC PO exam 2021. 13 questions were basic and revolved around functionalities, MS Suite, Syntax, Hardware devices etc. Average safe attempts in this paper is 15.

TopicsNumber of Questions
Basic13
Miscellaneous7
Total20
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Previous Year ECGC PO Exam Analysis

ECGC PO Exam Analysis 2018

Reasoning

A total of 50 questions were asked in this section. The difficulty level has been pegged at easy by Oliveboard experts. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions.

  • Analytical Reasoning – 1 questions
  • Blood relations – 3 questions
  • Analytical Reasoning (stack) – 5 questions 
  • Analytical Reasoning (Grid) – 5 questions
  • Coding/Decoding – 5 questions
  • Directions – 2 questions
  • Syllogism – 5 questions 
  • Inequalities – 5 questions 
  • Analytical Reasoning (Two parallel rows) – 5 questions
  • Analytical Reasoning (Linear) – 5 questions
  • Critical Reasoning – 5 questions
  • Miscellaneous  – 4 questions

Quantitative Aptitude

A total of 50 questions were asked in this section. The difficulty level has been pegged at easy by Oliveboard experts. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions.
 
  • DI (Tables) – 6 questions 
  • DI (Caselette) – 6 questions 
  • DI (Bar graph) – 6 questions
  • Simplification (Approx.) – 6 questions
  • Number series (missing) – 5 questions
  • Quadratic Equation – 6 questions
  • Data Sufficiency – 5 questions
  • Miscellaneous (Partnership,  Boats and streams, Mixture and Alligation, Time and work, Mensuration, Speed, Time and Distance, Profit and Loss) – 10 questions

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English Language

 
A total of 40 questions were asked in this section. The difficulty level has been pegged at moderate by Oliveboard experts. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions.
 
  • Fill in the blanks – 4 questions
  • Phrase replacement (new type) – 2 questions 
  • Reading comprehension (1 set of 5) – 5 questions
  • Reading comprehension (1 set of 7) – 7 questions
  • Para-jumbles (set of 5) – 5 questions
  • Cloze test – 10 questions 
  • Sentence joining  – 3 questions 
  • Sentence combining (new) – 2 questions 
  • Correct usage (word, new) – 2 questions 

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General Awareness

 
A total of 40 questions were asked in this section. The difficulty level has been pegged at moderate by Oliveboard experts. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions.
  • Current Affairs – 12 questions
  • Based on ECGC – 9 questions
  • Static GK – 6 questions
  • Static (Banking/Insurance) – 13 questions 
 

Computer Knowledge

 
A total of 40 questions were asked in this section. The difficulty level has been pegged at easy by Oliveboard experts. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions.
  • Internet related – 6 questions
  • Computer basic functionality – 4 questions
  • E-mail related – 2 questions
  • Software and protocol based – 1 questions
  • Memory/Storage related – 2 questions
  • Miscellaneous (very basic level) – 5 questions

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Hope this helps. All the best!


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