Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducted the IBPS RRB PO 2020 exam today that is on September 12, 2020. The exam would be held tomorrow also for the students who are left today. The first shift was conducted from 8:30 am to 9:20 am today and the five shifts have been completed now. Check out the first reactions, cut-offs expected and the complete exam analysis here.
To avoid crowding outside the examination centres the candidates were divided into 5 shifts for the exams to be appeared for on September 12 and 13, 2020. Also, students have been provided with 2 rough sheets this time prior to exams beginning to avoid any contact with them. As per the candidates, the exam paper was of moderate to difficult level this time. The admit cards are available on the official site of IBPS at ibps.in.This review may be helpful for those candidates who are to appear in the coming shifts.
The candidates need to attempt 80 questions in 45 minutes time for the preliminary exams. This time the maximum reasoning questions were tricky. As per a candidate outside the centre in Noida, “5 questions from inequality were asked this time and pairing questions were present in the paper.”
Another student said, “No syllogism questions were asked, I prepared so well for that. Direction, Chinese coding and inequality questions were time taking.”
The students have also reported that this time the question paper was bilingual. Earlier this wasn't the story. Either of the languages used to appear on the computer screens. When asked about the quantitative aptitude questions the major question sput up this year were from data interpretation which were longer than expected. This made quantitative aptitude’s difficulty level moderate to difficult.
While talking to the reporters, Kirti a candidate from Ghaziabad said, “ Last year’s paper was easier than this time. It was at least not filled with long questions. I think cut-offs would below this time.”
As per the experts this year majorly questions have been kept long to check the time management of the candidates. All the quantitative aptitude questions mainly were easy but tricky, along with reasoning consuming most of the time of the candidates. The questions of the sitting arrangement were tedious for the candidates. Take a look at the table below to know about the question breakdown in quantitative aptitude:
|Quantitative aptitude||Number of questions|
Take a look at the question paper breakdown of reasoning ability
|Reasoning||Number of questions|
|Puzzles and seating arrangement||25|
Last year, the state-wise cut-offs were between 40-65 marks with Assam having 41.5 and Uttarakhand registering 65 marks as cut off. This year as per the student review almost 60 questions have been attempted by them.
As per the experts, 52-57 attempts are good enough and the students must start preparing for the mains exams. As per the experts, less than 35 questions must not be attempted by any candidates in case he/she wishes to qualify for the Mains. The candidates can count 22 – 27 questions in Quantitative aptitude as good and 28-31 questions in reasoning as a good attempt.