# SBI PO Exam Analysis for Prelims | 9 July 2016

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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.

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
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:

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.