IBPS Bank PO Exam Analysis Expected Cutoff marks 2021

Institute of banking personnel selection recently published the official recruitment notification for filling 4252 posts of probationary officer PO / management trainee MT posts in participating organization. IBPS will conduct CWE PO/ MT VI online examination for the recruitment of bank PO / MT posts. IBPS conducted online Examination on ................. Online examination was conducted in different shifts.

Selection of the eligible candidates will be based on through the online examination preliminary test, Mains Examination and personal interview test. All declared qualified candidates in CWE PO /MT –VI will get IBPS bank PO score card which will be used for the selection of bank Po by different banks.  Validity of IBPS bank PO exam 2021

Following bank will use IBPS score card for the recruitment of bank po through IBPS Score card.

 Allahabad BankCanara BankIndian BankSyndicate Bank
Andhra BankCentral Bank of IndiaIndian Overseas BankUCO Bank
Bank of BarodaCorporation BankOriental Bank of CommerceUnion Bank of India
Bank of IndiaDena BankPunjab National BankUnited Bank of India
Bank of MaharashtraIDBI BankPunjab & Sind BankVijaya Bank

Results of bank PO online examination will be published online in the month of .............. All those candidates who will be declared qualified in the preliminary examination of bank PO; they will be call for mains examination which will held on ....................
Personal interview test will be held by different bank in the month of ................... Final allotment letter / joining letter will be issued in the month of ..............

IBPS Bank PO exam Question paper analysis
 IBPS bank PO preliminary exam started from ........... IBPS conducted online examination on different slot on 13 October.
IBPS Online examination will carry maximum 100 marks for 100 questions. Total 1 hour time duration was given for attempting the question paper.
Negative marking is applicable in the pre examination. For each incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted as a minus marking.
Questions were asked from following subjects

English Language:
Total 30 questions were asked from this section. Questions were moderate level of difficulty. Total 5 questions were asked from reading questions. Questions of reading comprehension were moderate level of difficulty. Questions of the reading comprehension were based on economy. 5 questions were related from para jumbles which were easy to moderate level of the difficulty. 10-10 questions from each were asked from error sporting and cloze test which was easy to moderate level of difficulty. Questions of the cloze test were also related from economy.  This time IBPS not asked any questions from fill in the blanks, synonym-antonym, Sentence Correction in morning shift of...................Candidates easily attempted the questions asked from Para-Jumbles and Error Spotting.

If you attempted 18- 20 questions from English section, then I think you can easily score 16-18 marks from this section.

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension5Moderate
Error Spotting10Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test10Easy-Moderate

Reasoning ability:
IBPS asked 35 questions from reasoning section. Questions of the reasoning were easy to moderate level difficulty. Maximum no of questions was related from logical reasoning. In Circular Seating Arrangement, 5 people were seated facing inward while 3 were seated facing outward. In Linear Seating Arrangement, 8 people facing South. Blood Relation and Puzzle based questions required a smart approach. Syllogism questions were easy to solve. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

 If you attempted at least 22-24 questions then you can score 20-22 marks from reasoning section. I think is the safe score for Reasoning of IBPS banking PO.

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel  of Difficulty
Puzzles (Floor Based)5Moderate
Linear Seating arrangement5Easy-Moderate
Circular Seating arrangement5Moderate-Difficult
Mathematical Inequalities5Easy
Blood Relation3Moderate

Quantitative aptitude:

questions of the math section were easy to moderate level of the difficulty. Total 35 questions were asked from this section. IBPS asked questions of mathematics from different subject. Maximum no of questions was related from Time and Work, Mensuration, Probability, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Percentage, Age, Mixtures & Allegations and Profit, Loss and Discount. There was 1 set each of Table Based Data Interpretation which was calculation intensive and Line Graph based Data Interpretation which was of moderate difficulty level.
If you attempted 18-20 questions from mathematics section then you can easily score 16-18 marks from quantitative aptitude section.

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Number Series5Moderate
Data Interpretation (Table Based)5Moderate-Difficult
Data Interpretation (Line Graph)5Moderate-Difficult
Quadratic Equations5Moderate
Profit & Loss2Easy-Moderate
Simple Interest & Compound Interest1Easy-Moderate
Time & Work1Moderate

IBPS - PO - PRELIMS EXAM (Second Shift, .......) is over and pattern of the paper is being given below:
  1. English – Total 30 Questions (Level – Moderate)
  • Comprehension (Economy Based) 8
  • Cloze Test (Brexit) 7
  • Sentence Rearrangement (Pollution) 5
  • Error Detection 10

  1. Quantitative Aptitude – Total 35 Questions (Level – Easy)
  • Number Series 5
  • Simplification 5
  • Inequality 5
  • Data Interpretation (Tabular : 3 Village - 3 Cities and Linear
  • Language Problems (Profit Loss, Average, Boats & Stream, CI/SI, Time & Work, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Partnership, etc.) 10
  1. Reasoning Ability – Total 35 Questions – (Level – Easy)
  • Puzzle (Condition) 5
  • Puzzle (Linear + Circular ) (5 Each)
  • Inequality 5
  • Direction 5
  • Blood Relation 3
  • Miscellaneous 2
  • Syllogism 5
IBPS Bank PO Exam Expected Cutoff marks 2021

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Name of TestsNo. of QsMaximum MarksGood AttemptsGood Scoredifficulty
English Language303018-2016-18Moderate-Difficult
Reasoning Ability353522-2420-22Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude353518-2016-18Easy-Moderate

Expected Cutoff marks analysis  

English Language (Out of 30)9-126-9
Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)12-149-11
Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 35)10-126-9

Overall Expected Cutoff marks for Objective Test out of 100 marks 


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Previous year Official cutoff Marks data

Maximum score and Cutoff in Each Objective Test

SubjectMarksSC/OBCST / PWDGeneral
Computer knowledge20118.7512.25
General awareness4010.25513.75
Quantitative aptitude508.755.2511

Process for arriving at total score and cutoff on total score 

CategoryCutoff marks out of 200 marks

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