SBI PO Exam Analysis for Prelims | 10 July 2016

SBI PO Exam Analysis for Prelims Examination 10 July 2016

SBI PO Exam Analysis: The State Bank of India conducted SBI PO Prelims 2016 on 10th July and here is the complete exam review. The SBI PO Exam Analysis of Prelims Paper will guide all SBI candidates on how the difficulty level of the paper was, what can be the number of good attempts for qualifying for Mains and the general type of questions asked.


SBI PO Exam Analysis for Prelims 2016

Before beginning our exam review of SBI PO Prelims, let us talk about the basic exam pattern. The Written Examination consisted of 100 Questions divided into 3 sections i.e Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude.

 Name of the Section  Number of Questions  Marks
 Reasoning Ability  35  35
 Quantitative Aptitude  35  35
 English Language  30  30
 Total  100  100

Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude Section consisted of 35 Questions, English Section consist of 30 Questions. There was a 0.25 negative marking for every wrong attempt.

Now, when we talk about SBI PO Exam Analysis, the Difficulty Level of the examination was Moderate. Likewise, the previous days slots 5 Sets of Complex Arrangement/Puzzles and Sitting Arrangement were there. Reasoning Section was moderate to Tough rest sections are moderate.

For SBI PO Prelims, 60 minutes time was allotted to attempt 100 questions. Here is our prediction regarding the ideal attempt or number of good attempts for SBI PO Prelims.

Section Number of Questions Level of Difficulty Number of Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 35 Tough 15-17
English Language 30  Moderate 16-18
Quantitative Aptitude 35  Moderate  17-19
Overall 100  Moderate  48-54

Moving further in our SBI PO Exam Analysis, here is our detailed section-wise analysis of SBI PO Prelims Paper to understand how many questions were asked from each topic.

SBI PO Exam Analysis of Reasoning Aptitude Section

The reasoning section was Moderate to Tough. Candidates having good verbal /non-verbal  knowledge and practice can attempt  15-17 questions easily.

  1. Complex Arrangement – 10 (2 sets)
  2. Puzzles – 10 (2 sets)
  3. Sitting Arrangement (Linear) – 5 (1 set)
  4. Inequality – 5
  5. Direction Sense – 3
  6. Blood Relation – 2

SBI PO Exam Analysis of English Language Section

This section was Moderate . Attempting 16-18 questions will be considered as a good attempt.

  1. Reading Comprehension – 10
  2. Cloze test – 5
  3. Parajumble – 5
  4. Spotting the Error – 5
  5. Fill in the blanks (dual) – 5

SBI PO Exam Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude Section

The Quantitative Aptitude section was Moderate and calculative . Candidates having good arithmetic knowledge and practice can attempt 17-19 questions easily.

  1. Series – 5
  2. Data Interpretation – 10 (2 sets)- Bar Graph and Tables
  3. Speed Calculation – 5
  4. Quadratic/Linear Equation –  5
  5. Time & work
  6. Time and Distance
  7. Simple/Compound Interest
  8. Ages, Ratio & Proportion

We conclude our article here. For Section-Wise preparation of SBI PO Prelims, refer to the following links:

  • SBI PO Prelims English Language Preparation: Click here.
  • SBI PO Prelims Reasoning Ability Preparation: Click here.
  • SBI PO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Preparation: Click here.

The Expected Cutoff for SBI PO Prelims 2016 might lie in the following brackets. You can read more about SBI PO Cutoff for Prelims Examination.

 Candidate  Expected Cutoff
 UR  48-54
 OBC  44-49
 SC  38-44
 ST  27-33

Owing to the extreme competition for limited vacancies, we recommend all SBI PO Aspirants to avoid over-attempting and negative marking at all times.

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