IBPS RRB PO 2021 Prelims Exam Analysis | 7th August 2021

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) Prelims result is out and the Mains exam will be conducted on 27th Septermber 2021. The exam analysis is very useful to evaluate the level of the exam or if any changes were introduced this year. The exam analysis also benefits the candidates who are planning to appear for the exam in the next phase. Check here the detailed section-wise IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2021 for Mains to know the types and difficulty level of questions asked in the exam.

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2021 – Prelims Exam Pattern

IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of TestsNo. of Ques.Maximum Marks
Reasoning4040
Quantitative Aptitude4040
Total8080

Note: Candidates have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off. Composite time of 45 minutes.

IBPS RRB PO Pre Exam Analysis 7th August 2021: Good Attempts and Overall Difficulty Level

Good attempts and overall difficulty level of questions is a good indicator of the difficulty level of the exam. Check out the number of good attempts today in all shifts, 7th August of IBPS RRB PO Exam 2021.

Sr.NoSectionGood Attempts Shift 1Good Attempts Shift 2Good Attempts Shift 3 Good Attempts Shift 4Difficulty Level
1Reasoning29-3330-3229-33
2Numerical Ability24-2726-2824-27
Total58-6356-6059-63

IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2021 | All Shifts, 7th August : Section-Wise Analysis

Reasoning Section

TopicsNo of Qs In Shift 1No of Qs In Shift 2No of Qs In Shift 3No of Qs In Shift 4
Chinese Coding5 Qs5 Qs5 Qs
Inequality4 Qs5 Qs5 Qs
Syllogism3-4 Qs5 Qs3 Qs
Word Formation1 Q1 Q1 Q
Direction & Distance4 Qs5 Qs
Linear Arrangement5 Qs5 Qs
Blood Relation 3 Qs3 Qs3 QS4 Qs
Direction & Distance3 Qs3 Qs
Alphanumeric Series2 Qs
Date & Month Puzzle5 Qs
Parallel Row5 Qs
Comparison Based Puzzle5 Qs5 Qs
Box Based Puzzle5 Qs5 Qs
Floor Based Puzzle5 Qs
Circular Based Puzzle5 Qs5 Qs
Year Based Puzzle5 Qs
Pairing1 Q
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement20 Qs
Order & Ranking1 Q
Miscellaneous2 Qs1 Q1 Q

Numerical Ability

TopicsNo of Qs Asked In Shift 1No. of Qs Asked In Shift 2No of Qs Asked In Shift 3No of Qs Asked In Shift 4
Approximation5 Qs6 Qs8 Qs5 Qs
Wrong No Series5 Qs6 Qs
Missing Series4 Qs
Quadratic Eqn6 Qs5 Qs5 Qs
Table DI5 Qs5 Qs5 Qs
Pie Chart DI5 Qs5 Qs
Double DI5 Qs
Simplification 5 Qs
Miscellaneous (Boats & Stream, Partnership, etc)9 Qs
Bar DI5 Qs5 Qs
Caselet DI5 Qs5 Qs
Arithmetic Word Problems13-14 Qs13 Qs14 Qs

IBPS RRB PO Pre Exam Analysis 1st August 2021: Good Attempts and Overall Difficulty Level

Good attempts and overall difficulty level of questions is a good indicator of the difficulty level of the exam. Check out the number of good attempts today in Shift 1, 1st August of IBPS RRB PO Exam 2021.

Sr .NoSectionGood Attempts Shift 1Good Attempts Shift 2Good Attempts Shift 3 Good Attempts Shift 4Difficulty Level
1Reasoning31-3432-3530-3525-29Easy
2Numerical Ability27-3230-3530-3330-33Easy to Moderate
Total58-6662-7060-6855-62Moderate

IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2021 | All Shift, 1st August : Section-Wise Analysis

Reasoning Ability

Overall, the difficulty level of the reasoning section was moderate. 23 questions were asked from the seating arrangement and puzzles.

TopicsNumber of questions Shift 1Number of questions Shift 2Number of questions Shift 3Number of questions Shift 4
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement23241517
Chinese Coding455
Syllogism5454
Inequalities(Direct)-Miscellaneous5455
Word Formation1111
Odd one out1
Arranging Number backward to forward1133
Blood Relation323
Direction Sense332
Misc1

Questions Shift 1

  • Puzzle and Sitting Arrangements
    • Sitting Arrangement (10 Circular Facing inside)-Easy
    • Floor based puzzle — 5 q
    • Day wise scheduling (Monday – Saturday ): 7 variables and their fruits (easy)
    • 5 months  and 2 dates combination (Moderate level)

Misellaneous :

  • Syllogism-3 statements, 2 conclusion
  • Find the odd one out:  AZ DW GT MN JP
  • Word (Vowel and Consonant based operation)
    • SNITCHED Vowel -1 and Constant +1  (Which Letter appears Twice)
  • Coding-Decoding (Chinese coding)-5q (Level easy)
  • Order and ranking
    • 96825173 (Forward and Backward)
  • Inequalities
    • B<_ R <_ E=A_>T<_H (Which of the following Follows, B<_A , H_>A)
    • T<_ O <_ R_>E  and A_>R _< C  (Which of the following Follows, T<A, T=A)
    • H<_ O <N = I <_T <_R (Which of the following Follows, H>R, H=R)

Quantitative Aptitude

The level of Quantitative aptitude section of 1st shift of IBPS RRB PO prelims exam was moderate. Questions from Data Interpretation, Missing Number Series, Quadratic Equation, and Arithmetic Word Problems (Ratio, Ages, Partnership etc.) were in majority in the IBPS RRB PO 1st Shift. Check the questions asked in Quant Section from below. There were three sets of Data Interpretation (DI)- Bar Graph, Tabular DI and Caselet DI.

TopicsNumber of Question Shift 1Number of questions Shift 2Number of questions Shift 3Number of questions Shift 4
Data Interpretation / Caselet15161515
Quadratic Equation755
Missing Number Series / Wrong Number Series566
Comparison and Quantities
Approximation55
Inequality
Mensuration2
Word Problems (Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Speed & Distance, Pipes & Cistern, Partnership, Age Problems, Boat & Stream and SI & CI)13131314
  • Number series questions Shift 1
    • 44,46,50,58,74
    • 8,10,23,73, ?
    • 1005,1000,985,960,925
    • 98,99,97,94,?
    • 500,?,250,780,1875

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis 2020-21 – Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB PO Mains contains 5 sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, English Language.

Sr. No. Name of Tests Medium of Exam No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 50 2 hours
2. Computer Knowledge 40 20
3. General Awareness 40 40
4.a English Language English 40 40
4.b Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
  Total   200 200
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Difficulty Level & Overall Attempts

A good number of attempts for each section and the overall attempts that would suffice this time is mentioned in the table below.

SectionGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
Reasoning33-35Easy
General Awareness24-26Easy to Moderate
Numerical Ability18-20Easy to Moderate
English/Hindi Language22-24Easy to Moderate
Computer Knowledge22-24Easy
Overall119-129Easy to Moderate

Reasoning Ability

Overall difficulty level of the reasoning section of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains exam was of Easy. Here is a topic wise questions asked.

TopicsNo. of Questions
Puzzles20
Inequality03
Directions01
Miscellaneous (Substitution Coding)03
Blood Relations03
Data Sufficiency05
Logical Reasoning05

Puzzles were based on the following topics.

  • Uncertain Linear Puzzle (North Facing)
  • Day Based Puzzle (5 Days)
  • Circular Based Puzzle (Age Based)
  • Box Based Puzzle (2 variables)

Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative aptitude was Easy to Moderate. The table below shows the topic wise distribution of questions in the quantitative aptitude section. The DI was based on Tabular DI (Laptop, Desktop, MacBook) and the Caselet DI (Profit-Loss Based).

TopicsNo. of Questions
Data Interpretation10
Data Sufficiency05
Missing Number Series05
Arithmetic (Word Problem)10
Pie Chart05
Caselet05

English Language

The English language section of the IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam was Easy to Moderate. The table below shows the distribution of questions based on the questions asked in the Mains Exam 2021 paper:

TopicsNo. of Questions
Filler4
RC10
Error Detection4
Rearrangement6
Word Replacement4
Sentence Correction3
Para Jumbled5
Match the column4

Hindi Language

Question asked in the Hindi Language section in the IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam are from the following topics.

TopicsNo. of Questions
गद्यांश08
वाक्य में त्रुटी05
रिक्त स्थान10
वाक्य व्यवस्थीकरण01
समानार्थी02
विलोम01

General Awareness

This section featured questions from Static GK, Current Affairs and General  Awareness. Here are some of the memory based questions asked in IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam on 30th January 2021.

  • G20 Summit Theme
  • Mudra Scheme- Limit Taran
  • International Mountain Day Theme
  • A Song of India Book
  • Budget Theme
  • The scheme not related to Education- options were provided
  • ICC World Cup 2019 winning captain
  • Champion related question
  • World Population Day
  • Fishery Sector Limit
  • Small Finance Bank (on tap)
  • Allahabad Bank merger
  • 1st Small Finance Bank of India
  • Special Drawing Right
  • FDI Defence
  • How to Be A Writer- Book
  • NBFC Related Questions
  • Agricultural loan
  • PSL (Weaker Section)

Computer Knowledge

Some Questions Asked in Computer Knowledge Section are:

Shortcut for MS Excel/Powerpoint
Shortcut Key for Page Break
VIRUS
Protocols related questions
1st Generation Computer
2nd Generation Computer- Vacuum Tube replacement
Google Spreadsheet
File Transfer Protocol
Web Browser Related
Business Social Site Linkedin

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Day 3 (31 December 2020)

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Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Topics No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Tabular, Line & DI) 15 Qs
Quadratic Equation 5-6 Qs
Wrong Number Series 5 Qs
Approximation 5 Qs
Arithmetic Word Problems 9-10 Qs

Reasoning Ability

Difficulty Level: Easy

Topics No. of Questions
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 20 Qs
Direction Sense 3 Qs
Syllogism 5 Qs
Inequalities 5 Qs
Number Based 1 Q
Coding-Decoding 5 Qs
Miscellaneous question 1 Q

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Day 2 (13 September 2020)

IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Shift 4

Overall Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Box Puzzles: 5 questions
  • Floor Questions with 10 floor: 5 questions
  • Circular Seating Arrangement: 5 questions
  • Linear Seating Arrangement – Short Puzzle: 5 question
  • Syllogism: 5 questions
  • Blood Relations: 5 questions
  • Number Based: 1 question
  • Alphabet: 1 question
  • Miscellaneous: 7-8 questions

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Reasoning Ability

  • Data Interpretation: 16 questions
  • Wrong No Series: 5 questions
  • Quadratic Equation: 6 questions
  • Simplification: 5 questions
  • Arithmetic Word Problems: 8 questions

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Shift 3

Overall Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

  •  Data Interpretation: 15 questions
  • Missing No Series: 5 questions
  • Quadratic Equation: 5 questions
  • Approximation: 5 questions
  • Arithmetic World Problems: 10 questions

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Reasoning Ability

  • Box Based Puzzles: 5 questions
  • Linear Seating Arrangement (Uncertain No of people+Single Line North direction up): 10 questions
  • Floor Based Puzzles:  5 questions
  • Circular Seating Arrangement: 5 questions
  • Syllogism: 5 questions
  • Direction: 3 questions
  • Inequality: 5 questions
  • Coding Decoding; 1 questions
  • Miscellaneous: 1 question

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Shift 2

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Approximation: 5 questions
  • Missing No Series: 6 questions
  • DI Bar Graph: 5 questions
  • Table DI: 5 questions
  • Caselet DI: 4 questions
  • Quadratic Equation: 5 questions
  • Arithmetic: 10 Questions

Reasoning Ability

  • Syllogism: 5 questions
  • Direction: 3 questions
  • Blood Relation: 3 questions
  • Floor Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Uncertain Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Parallel Line Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Month Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Pairing: 1 question
  • Miscellaneous: 8 questions

IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Shift 1

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quadratic Equation: 5 questions
  • Wrong No. Series: 5 questions
  • Data Interpretation (Table + Line): 10 questions
  •  Age: 2 questions
  • Boats & Streams: 1 question
  • Ratio & Proportion: 2 questions
  • Miscellaneous: 15 questions

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Reasoning Ability

  • Box Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Floor+Flat Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Row based puzzle: 5 questions
  • Classification Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Chinese Coding: 5 questions
  • Uncertain: 5 questions
  • Inequality: 5 questions
  • Blood Relations: 3 questions
  • Miscellaneous: 2 questions

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Day 1 (12 September 2020)

IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Shift 5

Overall difficulty level: moderate

Quantitative Aptitude 

Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • Data Interpretation: 15 questions
  • Quadratic Equation: 5 questions
  • Missing No Series: 5 questions
  • Arithmetic World Problems: 15 questions

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Reasoning Ability

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate 

  • Puzzle and Seating Arrangement: 28 questions
  • Blood Relation: 2 questions
  • Syllogism: 3 questions
  • Direction Sense: 3 questions
  • Miscellaneous: 2 questions

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Shift 4

Quantitative Aptitude 

Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • Caselet Data Interpretation: 6 questions
  • Table DI: 6 questions
  • Pie Chart: 6 questions
  • Wrong No Series: 6 questions
  • Quadratic Equation: 5 questions
  • Arithmetic: 10-11 questions

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Reasoning Ability

Difficulty Level: Moderate 

  • Puzzles (box+ages+floor): 15 questions
  • Inequality: 5 questions
  • Syllogism: 5 questions
  • Direction: 4 questions
  • Chinese Coding: 5 questions
  • Blood Relation: 1 question
  • Circular Seating Arrangement: 5 questions

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Shift 3

Overall Difficulty level – Moderate

The sequence of the 2 sections was Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Ability.

Quantitative Aptitude 

Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • Approximation: 5 questions
  • Bar Graph: 5 questions
  • Line Graph: 5 questions
  • Missing Number Series: 5 questions
  • Q1 & Q2 based: 5 questions
  • Arithmetic: 15 questions

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Reasoning Ability

Difficulty Level: Moderate 

  • Inequality: 5 questions
  • Syllogism: 5 questions
  • Chinese Coding-Decoding: 5 questions
  • Blood Relations: 3 questions
  • Pairing Based: 1 question
  • Box Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Square Arrangement Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Month + Date Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Month + City+Event Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Miscellaneous: 1 question

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Shift 2

Overall Difficulty level – Moderate To Difficult

The sequence of the 2 sections was Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Ability.

Quantitative Aptitude 

Difficulty Level: Moderate To Difficult

  • Quadratic Equation: 5 question
  • Tabular DI: 3 questions
  • Pie Chart: 5 questions
  • Approximation: 5 questions
  • Wrong No Series: 3 questions
  • Arithmetic: 10-15 questions
  • 1 Caselet: 5 questions
  • Ages: 2 questions
  • Simple Interest: 1 question
  • Compound Interest: 1 question
  • Time & Work: 1 question
  • Q1 & Q2: 2 questions
  • Miscellaneous: 2 questions

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Reasoning Ability

Difficulty Level: Moderate 

  • Floor Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Flat Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Day Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Square Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Linear Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Inequality: 5 questions
  • Syllogism (Only a few): 5 questions
  • Blood Relation: 3 questions
  • Miscellaneous: 2 questions

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IBPS RRB PO Exam Analysis – Shift 1

Overall Difficulty level – Moderate To Difficult

The sequence of the 2 sections was Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Ability.

Quantitative Aptitude 

Difficulty Level: Moderate To Difficult

  • Tabular Data Interpretation: 5 questions
  • Pie Chart: 5 questions
  • Quadratic Equation: 5 questions
  • Missing No Series: 5 Questions
  • Data Sufficiency: 5 questions
  • Arithmetic: 15 questions

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Reasoning Ability

Difficulty Level: Moderate To Difficult

  • Inequality: 5 questions
  • Direction: 3 questions
  • Chinese Coding-Decoding: 5 questions
  • Uncertain Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Box Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Flat Floor Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Circle Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Straight Line Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Order and Ranking: 1 question
  • Alphanumeric: 1 question

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