IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Exam Analysis (4th December All Shifts 1/2/3/4): Check Difficulty Level of Questions Asked, Good Attempts, Section-wise Exam Review

IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Exam Analysis  (4th December All Shifts 1/2/3/4): The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be conducting the IBPS PO 2021 Prelims exam on 4th and 11th December 2021 to fill 4,135 vacancies for the posts of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees during the IBPS PO XI Recruitment Drive in 11 participating public sector banks. The IBPS PO 2021 Prelims includes three sections Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. In this article, we have shared the IBPS PO 2021 Prelims exam detailed section-wise analysis and review along with the number of questions asked, the difficulty level of questions, and good attempts. Candidates shared their feedback that the overall difficulty level of the exam was ‘Easy to Moderate‘ level.

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IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Shift Timings- Prelims Exam

IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Shifts Timings
First Shift 9.00 am to 10.00 am
Second Shift 11.30 am to 12.30 am
Third Shift 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Fourth Shift 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Exam Timings: Reporting Time and Handwriting Sample Timing

Event 1st Shift 2nd Shift 3rd Shift 4th Shift
Reporting Time 8.00 am 10.30 am 1.00 pm 3.30 pm
Handwriting Sample  8.45 to 8.50 pm 11.15 am to 11.20 am 1.45 pm to 1.50 pm 4.15 pm to 4.20 pm 
Exam Start Time 9.00 am 11.30 am 2.00 pm 4.30 pm
Exam End Time 10.00 am 12.30 pm 3.00 pm 5.30 pm

IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

Section

Total Questions

Marks

Sectional Timing

Medium of Exam

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

English and Hindi

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

English

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 Minutes

English and Hindi

Total

100 MCQs

100 Marks

1 Hour

 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis & Section-wise Review (4th December 2021 – All Shifts 1/2/3/4)

The IBPS PO Prelims 2021 exam held on 4th December 2021 (Shift 1 & Shift 2): The difficulty level of questions was ‘Easy to Moderate’. The IBPS PO 2021 Prelims consisted of 100 objective multiple-choice questions of 1 mark each and a negative marking of 1/4th or 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates shared that they were able to make around 64 to 70 good attempts (Shift 1), 63 to 69 good attempts (Shift 2) in the exam. Have a look at the detailed exam analysis below:

IBPS PO Prelims 2021(4th December All Shifts 1/2/3/4): Exam Analysis – Difficulty Level & Good Attempts

Sections

1st Shift

2nd Shift

3rd Shift

4th Shift

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

English Language

21-23

Easy-Moderate

22-24

Easy-Moderate

20-22

Moderate

20-22

Moderate

Reasoning Ability

23-25

Easy-Moderate

21-23

Easy-Moderate

23-24

Moderate

22-24

Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

20-22

Easy-Moderate

20-22

Easy-Moderate

19-22

Moderate

19-22

Moderate

Total (100 Marks)

64-70

Easy-Moderate

63-69

Easy-Moderate

63-69

Moderate

61-68

Moderate

IBPS PO Prelims 2021 (4th December All Shifts 1/2/3/4): Section-wise exam review and questions asked

Reasoning Ability: All Shifts 1/2/3/4

1st Shift

2nd Shift

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Puzzles/Seating Arrangement

20

Easy-Moderate

Puzzles/Seating Arrangement

24

Easy-Moderate

Syllogism

4 to 5

Easy-Moderate

Chinese Coding 5 Easy

Inequality

4 to 5

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relation

3

Easy-Moderate

Direction

3

Easy-Moderate

Number Based

1

Easy-Moderate

Alpha Numeric Series

1

Easy

Pairing Based

1

Easy-Moderate

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

Meaningful Word

1

Easy

 

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

3rd Shift

4th Shift

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Box Based Puzzle

5

Easy to Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Moderate

Floor & Flat Based Puzzle

5

Easy to Moderate

Designation Based Puzzle

5

Moderate

Circular Based Arrangement

5

Easy to Moderate

Square Based Seating Arrangement

5

Moderate

Inequality

4

Easy to Moderate

Month Based Puzzle (Cities)

5

Moderate

Days Based Puzzle (Monday to Saturday)

4

Easy to Moderate

Comparison Based Puzzle

4

Moderate

Syllogism

4

Easy to Moderate

Box Based Puzzle

4

Moderate

Letter Based

1

Easy to Moderate

 Syllogism

4

Moderate

Word Pairing

1

Easy to Moderate

 Odd one Out

1

Moderate

Blood Relation

1

Easy to Moderate

 Pair Formation

1

Moderate

Direction & Sense

1

Easy to Moderate

Alphabet Based 

1

Moderate

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

 Total

35

Moderate

English Language: All Shifts 1/2/3/4

1st Shift

2nd Shift

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

8 to 9

Easy-Moderate

Reading Comprehension

9

Easy-Moderate

Error Detection

4 to 5

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Easy-Moderate

Word-Swap

4

Easy

Sentence Rearrangement

5

Easy

Para Jumbles

5

Easy

Cloze Test

5

Easy

Word Usage

3 to 4

Easy

Word Arrangement

3 to 4

Easy

Total

30

Easy-Moderate

Total

30

Easy-Moderate

3rd Shift

4th Shift

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

9

Moderate

Reading Comprehension

10

Moderate

Cloze Test

7

Moderate

Para Jumbled

5

Moderate

Word Usage

5

Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Moderate

Word Swap

5

Moderate

Single Fillers

5

Moderate

Error Detection

4

Moderate

Word Swap

3

Moderate

Total

30

Moderate

Match the Column

2

Moderate

 

Total

30

Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude: All Shifts 1/2/3/4

1st Shift

2nd Shift

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation

15

Easy-Moderate

Data Interpretation (Pie, Table, Caselet)

15

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic

15

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic

10

Easy-Moderate

Missing Number Series

5

Easy-Moderate

Missing Number Series

5

Easy-Moderate

Quadratic Equation

5

Easy-Moderate

Quadratic Equation

5

Easy-Moderate

Approximation

5

Easy

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

     

3rd Shift

4th Shift

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Arithmetic

10

Easy-Moderate

Arithmetic 10 Moderate

Quadratic Equation

5

Easy-Moderate

Quadratic Equation 5 Moderate

Tabular DI

5

Easy-Moderate

Tabular DI (Days – Male and Female) 5 Moderate

Caselet DI

5

Easy-Moderate

Caselet DI 5 Moderate

Bar Graph DI

5

Easy-Moderate

Bar Graph DI 5 Moderate

Wrong Number Series

5

Easy-Moderate

Missing Series 5 Moderate

Total

35

Easy-Moderate

Total

35

Moderate

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