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IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022: Overall & Section-wise Analysis


IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2022: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will conduct the IBPS PO Mains 2022 exam on November 26, 2022. Candidates who qualify in the prelims, which will be held on October 15, 16 and 22, 2022, will only be allowed to attend the Mains examination. Till then, applicants must check the previous year analysis of IBPS Probationary Officer Mains exam from this page.

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According to the student’s review, the IBPS PO Mains 2021-22 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, aspirants should read the article to check the detailed IBPS PO Mains analysis 2022.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022

At the conclusion of the exam, we will release the IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022 on this page. Until then, candidates can check the IBPS PO Mains 2021 analysis to get an idea for the upcoming exam. The number and types of questions provided here have been compiled after taking feedback from various candidates who appeared in the IBPS PO Mains 2021 exam. Scroll down to have a look at the IBPS PO previous year’s exam analysis.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2022

Take a look at the IBPS PO Mains 2022 Exam Pattern. The total exam duration is 2 hours. 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
English Language (Letter & Essay Writing)0225

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis: January 22, 2022

In this section, we have updated the number of good attempts for each part as well as the total number of good attempts that a candidate must score in the upcoming IBPS PO Mains Exam. In the following sections, we also discussed the section-wise difficulty level of the IBPS PO Mains on January 22, 2022.

SectionGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude25-27Moderate
English Language16-18Moderate
Data Analysis & Interpretation15-17Moderate
General Awareness24-26Moderate
Overall Good Attempts80-88Moderate

IBPS PO Mains Analysis 2021-22: Data Analysis & Interpretation 

As per the students who attempted the IBPS PO Mains exam on January 22, 2022, the difficulty level was moderate.

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
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 2021-22: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

The Reasoning Section of the IBPS PO Mains Exam was moderately difficult. The table below shows how many questions were asked in the Mains exam conducted on January 22, 2022:

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Data Sufficiency 4 – 5Moderate
Coded Blood Relation2Moderate
Coded Syllogs2Moderate
Machine Input Output (Shifting)5Moderate
Coded Inequality3Difficult
Coded Direction2Moderate
Meaningful word (COAST)1Moderate
Logical Reasoning2 – 3Easy to Moderate

IBPS PO Mains Analysis 2021-22: English Language

This section included 35 questions worth 40 marks. According to the student’s review, the English Language section of this exam was moderate, and the exam was lengthy. The table below shows how many questions were asked in this section for the Mains exam conducted on January 22, 2022:

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension9 – 10Moderate to Difficult
Word Swap + Sentence Rearrangement4Moderate
Inference Based4Moderate
Word Replacement4Moderate
Phrase Replacement5Moderate
Cloze Test5Moderate
Similar Meaning WordModerate

IBPS PO Mains Analysis 2021-22: General Awareness

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

Overnight Loan rateFloating Solar Park
Wooden Satellite launch byIFSCA Headquarter
I-Mobile Pay applicationPayOut Link
Sig Visa CardOLA Factory
International Film Festival of IndiaSBM Bank
International Jury HeadNasa and ESA crew Indian American person name: Raja Cherry
FX4UAmount in Atma Nirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojna
Eligibility Criteria Shramyogi Bandhan YojanaSBI + JCB
Deepam + ADBNBFC under which act?

IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2021-22: Descriptive

The descriptive test has 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

  • Surrogacy
  • Modern Technology

Letter Writing Topics – word limit 150 words

  • Letter regarding bank statement
  • Protection of Monument

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IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis: November 18, 2018

The exam analysis IBPS PO Mains conducted on November 18, 2018, are mentioned below. Candidates can check the overall difficulty level of the IBPS PO exam from the table below:

Name of SectionDifficulty LevelGood Attempts
Reasoning & Computer AptitudeDifficult15-19
General/Economy/Banking AwarenessModerate22-24
English LanguageDifficult12-17
Data Analysis & InterpretationDifficult07-11
 TotalDifficult56 – 71

IBPS PO Mains Analysis 2018: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

The level of reasoning was difficult. There were NO questions about computer aptitude. Following were the questions about puzzles and seating arrangement:

  • Triangular Seating Arrangement, 6 people and their pets
  • Rectangular Seating Arrangement, direction, and distances were also given
  • Linear seating arrangement with an uncertain number of people

In the reasoning ability section of this year’s IBPS PO Mains, numerous short puzzles had 1 or 2 questions each. A major portion of this section was filled with questions about puzzles and data sufficiency. The questions were:

TopicNo. of QuestionsDiffculty Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles23Difficult
Machine Input Output  3Moderate-Difficult
Coding Decoding3Moderate-Difficult
Logical Reasoning10Difficult
Miscellaneous5Moderate- Difficult

IBPS PO Mains Analysis 2018: General/Economy/Banking Awareness

Question based on Current Affairs & News from the months of May to November 2018.

IBPS PO Mains Analysis 2018: English Language

  • This section had many new types of questions.
  • This year’s IBPS PO Mains clearly set a new trend for the English Language section to bring up the importance of reading and analytical ability.
  • As per the review shared with us by the students who appeared for this exam, there were around 5 to 6 short RCs, and the topic Reading Comprehension had a major portion of around 20 questions out of a total of 35 in the English Language Section.
  • All the passages were based on economy-related articles.
  • The cloze test and sentence rearrangement questions in this exam were also of a different pattern.
TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension21Moderate-Difficult
Cloze Test (New Pattern)10Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement4Difficult

IBPS PO Mains Analysis 2018: Data Analysis & Interpretation

The level of data analysis and interpretation was difficult. There were many short sets of DIs and many questions about Data Sufficiency. Each short caselet type DI had a set of statements with some data and 1 or 2 questions each, and along with short DIs, there were also the following types of main DIs:

  • Radar
  • Caselet
  • Line and Tabular DI
TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Data Interpretation18Difficult- Lengthy
Data Sufficiency5Lengthy
New Pattern Number Series3Moderate-Difficult
LCM, HCF1Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work1Moderate-Difficult
Speed Time and Distance1Moderate-Difficult
Miscellaneous- Arithmetic Word Problems5Difficult-Lengthy

IBPS PO 2022 Participating Banks

IBPS PO Participating Banks details are given below. After successfully qualifying for IBPS PO Exam, CWE & Interview participants will be shortlisted for the allotment process on behalf of their score in the PO/MT Recruitment process.

Allahabad BankIndian Overseas Bank
Andhra BankOriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of BarodaPunjab National Bank
Bank of IndiaVijaya Bank
Bank of MaharashtraSyndicate Bank
Canara BankUCO Bank
Central Bank of IndiaUnion Bank of India
Corporation BankUnited Bank of India
Dena BankOther financial institutions
Punjab & Sind Bank Indian Bank

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FAQs on IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022

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

Q: How many shifts are there in IBPS PO Mains?

A: The IBPS PO Mains exam is conducted in two shifts – 9 A.M to 12.30 P.M and 2 P.M to 5:30 P.M.

Q: How was the difficulty level of the IBPS PO Mains Exams 2021?

A: The difficulty level of IBPS PO Mains Exam 2021, conducted on January 22, 2022, was moderate.

Q: Is there sectional timing in IBPS PO Mains?

A: Yes, each section has a sectional timing in the IBPS PO Mains exam, i.e. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude – 60 minutes, English Language – 40 minutes, Data Analysis & Interpretation – 40 minutes and General Economy & Banking Awareness – 35 minutes.

Q: What is the number of good attempts for the IBPS PO Mains 2022 exam?

A: As per IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2021-22 conducted, the overall good attempts were 80-88.

Q: What is the total number of questions asked in the IBPS PO Mains exam?

A: The IBPS PO Mains exam contains a total of 157 questions.

We hope this article on IBPS PO Mains Exam Analysis 2022 has provided you with an idea of the difficulty level of the exam. Stay tuned to Embibe for more updates related to the IBPS PO Mains exam 2022.

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