SBI PO 30th April Prelims Exam Analysis, Shift 1 Paper Review

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SBI PO 30th April Prelims Exam Analysis, Shift 1 Paper Review

SBI PO 30th April Prelims Exam Analysis (Shift 1): The State Bank of India has now commenced the second day of SBI PO Preliminary Examination. Just like yesterday, the SBI PO Prelims Exam will be conducted in multiple shifts. At the end of each slot, OnlineTyari will provide a detailed review and analysis of the written examination.

Here we begin our SBI PO 30th April Prelims Exam Analysis with Shift-1, where will discuss about the difficulty level of the paper as well as the number of good attempts essential for qualifying for mains exam.

 

SBI PO 30th April Prelims Exam Analysis (Shift 1)

To give a little preface to new users, the SBI PO Prelims Exam was composed of 3 sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language.

Section Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

The total time was 1 hour i.e. 60 minutes. Hence, Speed, Accuracy and Planning is surely needed to have good number of attempts with maximum accuracy.

THE OVERALL DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF SBI PO Prelims Exam (Shift-I) was Moderate. Let us dig a bit deeper and understand the construct of the paper section-wise.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for English Language Section

  • Good Attempts: 22-24 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Just like yesterday, we begin our review of SBI PO Prelims Paper with English. The table below tells about the number of questions from each topic asked in prelims 2017:

Name of the Topic No. of Qs
Reading Comprehension 10
Cloze test 10
Spotting Errors 10
Total 30

As we can see, The English Section in SBI PO Prelims Paper (Shift 1) is broadly divided into 3 sections – Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test and Spotting errors, with 10 questions each. We expect most candidates to do well in this section.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability Section

  • Good Attempts: 20-22 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Compared to yesterday, SBI candidates found today’s reasoning section to be more attemptable. The difficulty level was more or less similar.

Name of the Topic No. of Qs
Puzzles (Floor based, linear arrangement, etc.) 20
Blood Relation & Direction Sense 5
Coded Inequalities 5
Miscellaneous 5
Total 35

While questions based on Inequalities, Direction Sense & Blood relation questions were quite easy, questions from Puzzles and Seating Arrangement continue causing a lot of confusion.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude Section

  • Good Attempts: 21-23 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate 

Similar to yesterday, the quant section had a proper mix of moderate to challenging questions. The level of difficulty of Quant Section in SBI PO Prelims (Slot 1) was slightly Moderate.

Name of the Topic No. of Qs
Series 5
Data Interpretation (Table & Bar Graph) 10
Inequalities 5
Approximation 5
Miscellaneous 10
Total 35

Questions based on Profit and Loss, Simple Interest, Ages, Partnership and Time and Work were a bit challenging.

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We conclude our section-wise SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for 30th April (Shift 1). Overall, SBI PO Prelims paper was moderate.

We would come up with our own list of expected cut sectional & overall cut off in a later blog post 😃

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