SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review: 29 April 2017 (Shift 2)

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SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review: 29 April 2017 (Shift 2)

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: The State Bank of India held the preliminary examination for the post of Probationary Officer today. The SBI PO Prelims Examination is being conducted in multiple shifts, and we will provide an in-depth paper review at the end of each.

In an attempt to provide clarity to all the candidates about their performance, we now begin our SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for the 2nd shift.

 

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis: 23 April 2017

As explained in our previous article, the exam was composed of 3 sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. The exam pattern in details is as follows.

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-II) 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: 23-25 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

There were a few variations in this section, with spotting error questions being relatively easier than before.

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

Reading Comprehension questions were easy. We expect most candidates to do well in this section.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability Section

  • Good Attempts: 19-21 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Turning our attention towards Reasoning Ability, this section was a surprise for a lot of candidates. Let us have a look at the number of questions asked in Reasoning section:

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

Puzzles being a bit lengthy, created confusion among students.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude Section

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

A lot of candidates found the Maths section to be quite moderate to attempt. The level of difficulty of Quant Section in SBI PO Prelims (Slot 2) 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

DI Questions, based on table and bar graph were quite easy to solve.

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We conclude our section-wise SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for 29th April (Shift 2). Overall, SBI PO Prelims paper was moderate this year.

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

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