SBI PO Exam Analysis for Prelims | 2 July 2016

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SBI PO Exam Analysis: The State Bank of India conducted SBI PO Prelims 2016 on 2nd 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 Prelims Exam Analysis for the next paper, which will be conducted tomorrow i.e. 3rd July 2016, will be provided same time as today.


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  30  30
 Quantitative Aptitude  35  35
 English Language  35  35
 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, with the Quantitative Aptitude part was a bit lengthy due to number of DI Questions.

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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 Moderate 15-17
English Language 35 Moderate 16-18
Quantitative Aptitude 30 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, maximum questions asked are caselets involves a lot of calculation. No syllogism questions are there. Candidates having good arithmetic knowledge and practice can attempt 15-17 questions easily.

  1. Complex Arrangement – 3 sets {10 Questions – 2 conditional, 5 Questions – Single condition}
  2. Sitting Arrangement (Linear) – 1 set {5 Questions – Linear}
  3. Inequality – 5 Qs (direct)
  4. Direction Sense 
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Ranking

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 Questions.
  2. Cloze test – 5 Questions
  3. Parajumble – 5 Questions
  4. Spotting the Error – 5 Questions
  5. Fill in the blanks (dual) – 5 Questions

SBI PO Exam Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude Section

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

  1. Series – 5 Questions
  2. Data Interpretation – 2 set {5 Questions – Bar Graph , 5 Questions – Table graph} 
  3. Speed Calculation – 5 Questions
  4. Quadratic/Linear Equation – 5 Questions 
  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  39-44
 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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