IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Analysis 2020: Check Difficulty Level, Good Effort and Review

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Analysis 2020: Check Difficulty Level, Good Effort and Review

IBPS SO Preliminary 2010 Exam: The first shift of the IBPS SO Prelims 2020 exam is conducted at all IBPS exam centers across the country. Candidates who are scheduled to appear in the upcoming shift should note that the overall level of IBPS SO Prelims 2020 examination was of “Moderate” level.

In this post, you will get detailed IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Analysis 2020 for the post of Law Officer, Official Language Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Sector Officer, Human Resource / Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer.

IBPS SO Preliminary 2020 Exam Pattern

The IBPS SO Preliminary Examination is conducted online for a total of 150 questions. The medium of examination is bilingual except for the English language section. Let us now go through the IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern for all the posts in detail.

IBPS SO Law Officer and Official Language Exam Pattern

Test nameNumber of questionsmaximum marksTime (minutes)
English language502540
reasoning ability505040
General awareness with
Special reference to
banking industry
505040
complete150125120 min

IBPS SO IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR / Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer Exam Pattern

Test nameNumber of questionsmaximum marksTime (minutes)
English language502540
reasoning ability505040
Quantitative Aptitude505040
complete150125120

IBPS SO Prelims 2020 Exam: Highlights

* The overall difficulty level of the first shift of IBPS SO Preliminary Examination is moderate.
* The English language was the easiest section among all.
* Reasoning section consists of medium to difficult questions.
* However, no new changes were made to the examination pattern.

IBPS SO Preliminary Detailed Analysis

Here is a detailed subject-wise IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Analysis to help you know the difficulty level as well as the number of questions asked in each section.

1) English language

The level of English language section was easier as compared to other sections. The questions were based on a standard format, below is a detailed analysis of the number of questions asked from each topic as well.

SubjectNumber of questionsdifficulty level
reading comprehension20 ques.Easy to moderate
cloze test05 ques.Easy to moderate
Sentence connector05 ques.Easy to moderate
Spotting error10 ques.easy
Word exchange05 ques.easy
Miscellaneous05 ques.easy
complete50easy


2) reasoning ability

Reasoning section was difficult as the questions took a little time. Below is the detailed reasoning section analysis.

SubjectNumber of questionsdifficulty level
Seating arrangement and puzzles20 ques.Moderate
Coded inequality03 expressions.Easy to moderate
Rationale05 ques.Easy to moderate
Disha Sense03 expressions.easy
blood related01 ques.easy
input Output05 ques.easy
Data sufficiency04 ques.Moderate
Based on assumptions2-3 ques.Moderate
Miscellaneous0. Quess.Easy to moderate
complete50Hard to medium

3) Quantitative Aptitude

3 sets of DIs were asked in the IBPS SO Preliminary Examination based on Debate, Pie Chart and Tabular DI. Below is the detailed quantitative aptitude analysis:

SubjectNumber of questionsdifficulty level
Data interpretation15 Ques.Easy to moderate
quadratic equation05 ques.Easy to moderate
Facilitation05 ques.easy
Data sufficiency05 ques.Moderate
Miscellaneous20 ques.Moderate
complete50Moderate

IBPS conducts preliminary analysis of SO 2020 exam The IBPS SO Prelims 2020 will create a clear scenario for the candidates appearing in the upcoming shift. Also, you will get a memory-based paper along with good efforts shared by Gradeup experts based on the feedback received by the candidates appearing in today’s exam.

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