IBPS PO Mains Previous Year Analysis & Questions Asked: Check Here

IBPS PO Mains Analysis of Previous Year:

We are providing here the last year’s IBPS PO mains analysis and questions asked. It will be useful for you to prepare this year’s IBPS PO mains exam. This previous year IBPS PO mains analysis will give you an idea about the exam level, good attempts, cut off, etc. so you can prepare accordingly, to handle the tougher questions in the exam. The analysis was done for each section. Also for each topics the number of questions asked and good attempts are discussed in detail. So you can have a clear picture of the IBPS PO mains exam. The Exam pattern of the IBPS PO mains included for your reference.

Topic No. of Questions Maximum Mark Time
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
TOTAL 155 200 3 hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes


Previous Year IBPS PO Mains Overall Analysis:

Here the section-wise overall good attempts are given. If students have attempted in this range it will be good, considering the difficulty level of the exam. These ranges are predicted by our experts after a series of analyses.

Topic Over Good Attempt
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 14-20
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 25-30
English Language 13-21
Data Analysis & Interpretation 08-12
TOTAL 68-78


Previous Year IBPS PO Mains Analysis – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

The level of this section is difficult and tricky. Around 7 questions are based on the new pattern. the candidates found it difficult to give more attempts in this section. The good attempts of this section is around 14 to 20.

Topic No. of questions Level Good Attempt
Seating ArrangementTriangle-based (Facing In & Out) & Line (Facing North & South)  10  Difficult  & Tricky  14-20
Puzzle (Ages and Month Based) 13  Difficult
Input-Output (New Pattern)  4 Moderate-Difficult
Blood Relation (Calculative) 1 Moderate-Difficult
Alphabet (3 series)  1 Moderate-Difficult
Coding-Decoding (New Pattern)  3 Moderate-Difficult
Miscellaneous  5  Difficult


Previous Year IBPS PO Mains Analysis – Data Analysis and Interpretation

According to IBPS PO mains analysis, the overall level of this section is difficult and time-consuming. Especially the DI questions consumed more time. The difficulty level of almost all the application sums is very high. The good attempts for this section are around 8 to 12.

Topic No. of questions Level Good Attempt
Data Interpretation   Radar type – 4 (2 mark / Question)Line Graph-4 (Data sufficiency based)  Moderate-Difficult   08-12
Case-let   9  Difficult
Number Series (New Pattern)  3  Moderate-Difficult
Data Sufficiency (Quantity I, Quantity II and Quantity III)  5   Moderate-Difficult
Partnership  1 Difficult
Time and Work 1  Difficult
Time and Distance 3 Difficult
Allegation & Mixture 1 Difficult
Profit & Loss 1 Difficult
LCM & HCF 1 Difficult
Mensuration 1 Difficult
Miscellaneous  1 Difficult


Previous Year IBPS PO Mains Analysis – English Language

The level of this section is moderate to difficult. The reading comprehension part alone covered a bulk of 21 questions. the total good attempts for this section is 13 to 21. Students having good reading skills and grammar knowledge can ace in this section.

Topic No. of questions Level Good Attempt
Reading Comprehension  21  Moderate-Difficult  13-21
Cloze Test  1(Error Spotting based)4 (Triple Fillers Based)

2 (Phrase Replacement)

3 (New Model)

Sentence Rearrangement 4   Moderate-Difficult


Previous Year IBPS PO Mains Analysis – General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

The level of this section is moderate. Many questions were asked from our IBPSGuide GK Power Capsule. If you have studied well our power capsule, you can easily score around 30 marks. The good attempts for this section is 25 to 30. The current affairs questions are from May – October month. Some questions have been asked from our IBPS PO mains mock test.

Get More: How To Prepare General Awareness For IBPS PO Mains Exam

IBPS PO Mains General Awareness Power capsule PDF

Descriptive (English Letter writing & Essay)

The level of this typing test is easy. The topics given for letter-writing and essay are given below for your reference.,

Write any one of the following (Word Limit: 150) –

  • Write a letter to the editor on types of pollution and how to reduce it.
  • A letter to your neighbour thanking them for their help during a family
  • Write a letter to the Municipal Commissioner to bring to the notice the illegal
    encroachment by hawkers and request to put an end to it.
  • Write a letter to your favourite author praising his/her recently published
  • Write a letter to the Bank Manager to assign a separate counter for senior

Essay writing (200 words) 5 topics were there and you have to choose one

  • Many magazines have stopped printing a physical copy and switched to the
    Digital mode due to the lack of readership – Discuss
  • What is Fake news? How to identify and avoid them?
  • Do India need a Universal Health Care System
  • Advantages of learning foreign languages.
  • Pros & Cons of NOTA while voting in an election.

IBPS PO Mains Previous Year Cut Off:

The previous year IBPS PO mains sectional and overall cut-offs are added here for your reference. The overall cut off for the general section matches with our good attempts prediction range.

IBPS PO 2018 Mains Cut-Off: Category-wise
Category Cut Off Marks
OBC 68.38
SC 56.38
ST 35.75
HI 42.63
OC 53.25
VI 66.88
ID 37.00


IBPS PO 2018 Mains Cut-Off: Category-wise

Sections Maximum Marks Cut-Off Marks (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) General
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 60 7.50 10.25
General Economy/Banking Awareness 40 8.25 11.25
English Language 40 3.25 5.75
Data Analysis & Interpretation 60 10.75 14.00
English Language (Descriptive) 25 8.75 10.00

Previous Year IBPS PO Mains Questions Asked:

Our GK power capsule covered most of the questions in the general awareness section. Also, the previous year’s memory-based questions were helpful in scoring marks in the reasoning and quantitative aptitude sections. For this year prepare in this manner to score high marks in the exam. The links are given below for you.

IBPS PO Mains 2018 Memory Based Question Paper – Click Here

General Awareness Questions Asked in IBPS PO Mains 2018 – Click Here


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