IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2022 for Shift 1,2,3 & 4 - Embibe
  • Written By Sivaprasad_N
  • Last Modified 05-08-2022
  • Written By Sivaprasad_N
  • Last Modified 05-08-2022

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2022 – Check Difficulty Level

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2022: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will conduct the IBPS PO Prelims 2022 exam on October 15, 16, and 22, 2022. Earlier, the IBPS PO Mains exam was held on January 22, 2022, for the prelims qualified candidates. Candidates planning to appear in the Prelims 2022-23 exam must know the pattern of the questions asked in the recently conducted exam. With the help of the analysis, the candidates will be able to know the complete details of the examination.

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According to the student’s review, the IBPS PO Mains exam was of a moderate level. At Embibe, various subject experts have examined the exam’s difficulty level & good attempts and concluded their analysis. Therefore, interested candidates should continue to read the article to check the detailed IBPS PO 2022 exam analysis!

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2022

Candidates must know that the number and types of questions provided here have been compiled after taking inputs from various candidates who appeared in the IBPS PO Prelims exam. Now, let’s take a look at the IBPS PO (CRP PO/MT-XI) 2022 exam analysis.

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IBPS PO Prelims Analysis Day 2 Shift 3 (2 PM to 3 PM)

Let’s look at the section-wise difficulty level of IBPS PO Prelims Day 2 Shift 3 exam:

SectionDifficulty LevelNo. of Good Attempts
Quantitative AttemptsModerate20-23
Logical ReasoningEasy to Moderate18-22
English LanguageEasy19-22
OverallEasy to Moderate56-67

Now, let’s look at the type of questions featured in all the topics with the number of questions featured for each of them:

Logical Reasoning

Type of QuestionNo. of Questions
Syllogism3
Direction based questions3
Blood relation type questions3
Order and ranking related questions3
Puzzles and seating arrangements5 + 5 (2 sets of seating arrangement)
Forward-backward type questions1

Quantitative Aptitude

Type of QuestionNo. of Questions
Quadratic equation6
Wrong number series6
Data interpretation6 tabular + 6 pie chart
Arithmetic type questions11
Forward-backward type questions1

English Language

Type of QuestionNo. of Questions
Reading comprehension (Topic – optimistic/pessimistic people)9
Cloze test6
Match the column2
Sentence improvement3
Sentence arrangement5

IBPS PO Prelims Analysis Day 2 Shift 2 (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM)

  • IBPS PO Prelims shift 2 had an overall difficulty level of easy to moderate.
  • The overall good attempts for the exam were 62 to 69 questions.
  • The theme for Reading Comprehension under the English Language section was Infrastructure Development.
  • Check the section-wise IBPS PO Prelims shift 2 exam analysis below:

Overall Topic-wise Questions Asked in Reasoning Ability Section

TopicsNo. of Questions
Tabular Puzzle05
Dual Row Seating Arrangement05
Year Based Puzzle05
Designation Based Puzzle05
Conditional Coding05
Inequality04
Blood Relation03
Word Formation01
Odd-Even01
Miscellaneous01

Overall Topic-wise Questions Asked in Quantitative Aptitude Section

TopicsNo. of Questions
Arithmetic13
Wrong/ Missing Number Series06
Approximation06
Pie Chart & Table Data Interpretation05
Line Graph Data Interpretation05

Overall Topic-wise Questions Asked in English Section

TopicsNo. of Questions
Reading Comprehension10
Error Detection06
Para Jumbles05
Word Swap05
Phrase Replacement04

IBPS PO Prelims Analysis Day 2 Shift 1 (09 to 10 AM)

  • The overall difficulty level of IBPS PO Prelims Shift 1 was moderate.
  • The overall good attempts for the slot 1 exam were 60 to 66 questions.
  • The Reading Comprehension theme of the English Language section was Sleep Deprivation.
  • Check the section-wise IBPS PO Prelims shift 1 exam analysis below:

Overall Topic-wise Questions Asked in Reasoning Ability Section

TopicsNo. of Questions
Seating Arrangement & Puzzles23
Inequality03
Direction03
Syllogism03
Chinese Coding-Decoding01
Word Pair Formation01
Odd One Out01

Overall Topic-wise Questions Asked in Quantitative Aptitude Section

TopicsNo. of Questions
Arithmetic09
Missing Number Series06
Bar Graph Data Interpretation05
Tabular Data Interpretation05
Caselet Data Interpretation05
Approximation05

Overall Topic-wise Questions Asked in English Section

TopicsNo. of Questions
Reading Comprehension10
Error Detection06
Para Jumbles06
Match the Column04
Word Swap04

IBPS PO Prelims Analysis Day 1 Shift 4 (4:30 to 5:30 PM)

  • IBPS PO Prelims shift 4 had an overall difficulty level of moderate.
  • The overall good attempts for the exam was 62 to 68 questions.
  • The theme for Reading Comprehension of English Language section was Lake.
  • Check the section-wise IBPS PO Prelims shift 4 exam analysis below:

Questions Featured in Reasoning Ability Section

TopicsNo. of Questions
Square-Based Seating Arrangement05
Coding-Decoding05
Designation Based Puzzle05
Month Based Puzzle05
Box Based Puzzle04
Comparison Based Puzzle04
Syllogism04
Pair Formation01
Odd One Out01
Alphabet Based 01

Questions Featured in Quantitative Aptitude Section

TopicNo. of Questions
Arithmetic Word Problems10
Bar Graph Data Interpretation05
Table Data Interpretation05
Caselet Data Interpretation05
Quadratic Equation05
Missing Series05

Questions Featured in English Language Section

TopicsNo. of Questions
Reading Comprehension10
Single Fillers05
Phrase Replacement05
Para Jumbled05
Word Swap03
Match the Column02

IBPS PO Prelims Analysis Day 1 Shift 3 (2 to 3 PM)

  • The overall difficulty level of IBPS PO Prelims shift 3 conducted on December 04 was moderate.
  • The overall good attempts for the 3rd slot exam were 63 to 68 questions.
  • According to examinees, the Reading Comprehension theme under the English Language section was Hybrid Work Environment.
  • Candidates can check the section-wise exam analysis for shift 3 below:

Questions Featured in Reasoning Ability Section

TopicsNo. of Questions
Month & Date Based Puzzle05
Circular Seating Arrangement (2 inside, 5 outside)05
Tabular Based Puzzle (5 people, 5 cities)05
Uncertain Puzzle05
Syllogism04
Direction & Sense03
Blood Relations03
Inequality03
Alphanumeric Series01
Number Based (Forward & Backward)01

Questions Featured in Quantitative Aptitude Section

TopicNo. of Questions
Arithmetic Word Problems11
Pie Chart Data Interpretation (Juice Based)06
Table & Line Data Interpretation (Alexa and Siri)06
Missing Number Series06
Quadratic Equation06

Questions Featured in English Language Section

TopicsNo. of Questions
Reading Comprehension09
Cloze Test06
Word Swap05
Word Substitution04
Match the Column03
Word Usage (Borne, Corobrate, Illusion)03

IBPS PO Prelims Analysis Day 1 Shift 2 (11.30 AM to 12.30 PM)

  • The overall difficulty level was easy to moderate.
  • Considering the English Language section, the difficulty level was easy.
  • The topic featured in the Reading Comprehension section was ‘Boredom’.
  • The reasoning section was lengthy as more data interpretation-related questions were featured.

Questions Featured in Reasoning Section

Type of QuestionNo. Of Questions
Blood Relations3
Number based 1
Pair Formation1
Meaning based1
Chinese coding5
Floor + Variable5
Linear Puzzle5
Year-based puzzle5
Month & Date based puzzle5
Comparison based puzzle3

Questions Featured in Quantitative Aptitude Section

Type of QuestionNo. Of Questions
Missing number series5
Quadratic Equation5
Data Interpretation (Tabular Chart)5
Data Interpretation (Line-based)5
Caselet5
Floor + Variable5
Linear Puzzle5
Year-based puzzle5
Month & Date based puzzle5
Comparison based puzzle3

Questions Featured in English Section

Type of QuestionNo. Of Questions
Reading Comprehension9
Phrase Replacement5
Cloze test5
Sentence arrangement5
Word arrangement3-4

IBPS PO Prelims Analysis Day 1 Shift 1 (9 to 10 AM)

  • The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate.
  • The type of questions was the same as those featured in earlier IBPS PO Prelims exams, so referring to IBPS PO Prelims Previous Year Papers has proved to be helpful for candidates.
  • The English Language portion was moderate in difficulty but time-consuming. In the English Language section, the type of questions featured was Error Detection, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Word Swap, Para-jumbles, and Word Usage.
  • In the Reasoning Ability section, the difficulty level was moderate.
  • The type of questions featured were Inequalities, Syllogysms, Directions & Distance, Number-based puzzles, Uncertain Lines, Double Lines,
  • In the Quantitative Aptitude section, the difficulty level was easy.
  • The questions featured in the Quantitative section were related to Quadratic Equations, Number Series, Data Interpretation, Pie-chart, and Arithmetic type questions.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates can check the IBPS PO exam pattern to know about the questions paper. Through the pattern, candidates can know the number of questions and marks asked in the exam. Candidates can check the exam pattern for Prelims and Mains below.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Before getting into the exam analysis, let’s have a look at the exam pattern of IBPS PO Prelims 2022. Below is the section-wise distribution of the exam:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
English Language3030
Reasoning Ability3535
Numerical Ability3535
Total100100

IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern

Take a look at the exam pattern of IBPS PO Mains Exam 2022. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours, which candidates have to distribute accordingly. Below is the section-wise distribution of the exam:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560
English Language3540
Data Analysis & Interpretation3560
General Economy/ Banking Awareness4040
Total155200
English Language (Letter & Essay Writing)0225

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis

For the IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis of January 22, 2022, we have explained it with the coordination of those aspirants who appeared in the exam. The IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis will be helpful in understanding all the difficulty levels of the exam, good attempts, question patterns, and GA puzzles. DIs questions were asked in IBPS PO Mains Exam 2022 on January 22, 2022.

Section-wise Difficulty of IBPS PO Mains

Candidates can check the overall difficulty level of the IBPS PO exam from the table below:

SectionsExam Level
Reasoning & Computer AptitudeModerate
English LanguageModerate
Data Analysis & InterpretationModerate 
General Economy/ Banking AwarenessModerate
OverallModerate

IBPS PO Mains Analysis – Data Analysis & Interpretation 

As per the student’s review who have attempted the IBPS PO Mains exam the level of difficulty is moderate.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation16Moderate
Data Sufficiency3Easy to moderate
Quantity Comparison2Moderate
Wrong Number Series3Moderate
Time, Speed, and Distance3 – 4Moderate
Mensuration Caselet3Moderate
Caselet (Boys-Girls)3Moderate

IBPS PO Mains Analysis – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

The level of the questions ranged from moderate to difficult.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles 25Moderate
Data Sufficiency3Moderate
Coded Directions3 – 4Moderate
Coded Blood Relations2Moderate
Machine Input Output4Moderate
Coding-Decoding3Difficult
Logical Reasoning6Moderate
Box-Based MI5Moderate
Hexagon+Triangle+Circle1Moderate

IBPS PO Mains Analysis – English Language

This section was lengthy and the level of difficulty ranges from moderate to difficult.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension12Moderate to Difficult
Double Fillers4Moderate
Para Jumbles (Old Pattern)2Moderate
Word Rearrangement3 – 4Moderate
Starters & Connectors3Moderate
Cloze Test (Economy)4Moderate
Phrase Replacement2 – 3Moderate

IBPS PO Mains Analysis – General Awareness

This section had 40 questions for 40 marks. Most of the questions were from current affairs. Some of the questions were related to the following:

  • NRI Day
  • Overnight Loan rate
  • Wooden Satellite launch by
  • I-Mobile Pay application
  • DAK Pay
  • Sig Visa Card
  • International Film Festival of India
  • International Jury Head
  • FX4U
  • Eligibility Criteria Shramyogi Mandhan Yojana
  • Deepam + ADB
  • NSDL MOU
  • Floating Solar Park
  • IFSCA Headquarter
  • PayOut Link
  • NEO Bank
  • OLA Factory
  • SBM Bank
  • Nasa and ESA crew Indian American person name: Raja Cherry
  • Amount in Atma Nirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojna
  • SBI + JCB
  • NBFC under which act?

IBPS PO Mains Analysis – Descriptive

The descriptive test is 25 marks in the IBPS PO Mains Examination. The descriptive writing test has 2 questions – Letter, and Essay.

Essay Writing Topics – word limit 250 words

  • Work From Home due to COVID-19
  • Inflation- Cost of Living

Letter Writing Topics – word limit 150 words

  • Complain about the damaged electronic product to the shopkeeper.
  • Loan-related: Not eligible
  • A letter to the editor for raising awareness about grammatical errors due to texting apps in youngsters.

COVID-19 Guidelines for IBPS PO Exam

Some of the guidelines issued by IBPS due to COVID-19 are given below:

  • Wearing the mask is compulsory
  • Personal transparent water bottle
  • Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml)
  • Candidate must have Aarogya Setu App installed on their mobile phones
  • The Aarogya Setu status must show candidates’ risk factor
  • Candidates’ registration will be done through photo capture
  • Rough sheets will be kept at the desk of each candidate
  • Separate drop-boxes will be provided for rough sheets and call letters. Candidates need to drop these items in the designated boxes

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FAQs on IBPS PO Exam Analysis

Here, we have enlisted some of the frequently asked questions related to the IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2022. Candidates must go through these questions and answers to clear out their doubts regarding the same.

Q.1: How many shifts are there in IBPS PO Prelims?
Ans: The IBPS PO prelims exam is conducted in four shifts – 9 am to 10 am, 11.30 am to 12.30 pm, 2 pm to 3 pm, and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Q.2: How was the difficulty level of today’s IBPS PO Prelims Exams?
Ans: The difficulty level of IBPS PO Prelims for Day 2 was easy to moderate. Most candidates were able to complete the exam within due time.

Q.3: Is there sectional timing in IBPS PO Prelims?
Ans: Yes, the sectional time of 20 minutes each is there in IBPS PO Prelims.

Q.4: What is the number of good attempts for the IBPS PO Prelims 2022 exam?
Ans: Looking at the IBPS PO exam analysis, the number of good attempts is 63-69 to get the best score in the IBPS PO Prelims exam.

Q.5: How many questions come in the IBPS PO Mains exam?
Ans: The IBPS PO Mains exam contains a total of 157 questions.

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