SBI PO Exam Analysis for Prelims | 9 July 2016

SBI PO Exam Analysis for Prelims Examination 9 July 2016

SBI PO Exam Analysis: The State Bank of India conducted SBI PO Prelims 2016 on 9th 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 again, Moderate. Here is our prediction regarding the ideal attempt or number of good attempts for SBI PO Prelims.The pattern of this paper was similar to the previous shifts and that can be a plus point for students appearing today as they already have an idea of the paper.

Again, there were 5 puzzles asked in this first slot paper that is an important point to note.

Section Number of Questions Level of Difficulty Number of Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 35  Moderate  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

Similar to last week, the questions were moderate. Candidates who’ve practised well enough can attempt 15-17 questions easily.

  1. Complex Arrangement –20 (4 set)
  2. Sitting Arrangement (Linear) – 5
  3. Inequality – 5
  4. Direction Sense – 2
  5. Blood Relation – 3

SBI PO Exam Analysis of English Language Section

Most candidates found this section moderate. A well prepared candidate can attempt 16-18 questions easily.

  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

Similar to last week, the questions were moderate. Candidates having good arithmetic knowledge and practice can attempt 17-19 questions easily.

  1. Series – 5
  2. Data Interpretation – 10 (2 set)
  3. Speed Calculation – 5
  4. Quadratic Equation – 5
  5. Time & work – 2
  6. Time and Distance – 2
  7. Simple/Compound Interest – 2
  8. Ages, Ratio & Proportion – 2
  9. Arithmetic – 2

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  48-52
 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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  1. cut off 45 se upar jaayegi hi nahin; likhwa lo mujhse. I expect 40-43 to be the cut off (General category). Further, I won’t be surprised if the cut off goes below 40.

  2. last year reasoning was less time consuming so people could solve more questions and the cut off was 47.5. This year the number of vacancies are more as compared to last year plus the level was higher so the ecpected cutoff will be less than 47.

  3. I have talked to many people who appeared for the paper..only few were able to solve more than 50 but less than 55 with around 90-95% accuracy…so cutoff can’t be more than 45..

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