SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review: 8th June 2019


The State Bank of India has accelerated spot to complete the journey of SBI PO recruitment process 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.

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

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis: 8th June 2019

As we all know, the exam was composed of 3 sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. The exam pattern in details is as follows.

Tier I: Preliminary examination

Preliminary Examination consisted of Objective Test for 100 marks. The test had 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 total maximum



20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes
Total 100 1 hour

Some highlights of the changes made in the exam pattern are given below:

  • Each section of the Prelims exam had a separate time slot (20 Minutes each).
  • Also, there will not be any sectional or overall cut-off.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank will be shortlisted for the Mains Exam from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

THE OVERALL DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF SBI PO Prelims Exam 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: 22-27
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Beginning our paper review with English Section, this section was quite moderate to solve. The English Section in SBI PO Prelims Paper (Shift 4) questions distribution is as follows.

Name of Topics No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10
Error Detection 5
Filler 5
Para Jumble
Sentence correction
Total 30

Spotting error questions were the easiest to solve, followed by Cloze Test and then Reading Comprehension in terms of difficulty level escalating. Student finds the RC Section a bit lengthy. We expect most candidates to do well in this section.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability Section

  • Good Attempts: 20-25
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Turning our attention towards Reasoning Ability,

Name of Topics No. of Questions
Syllogism 5
Inequality 3
Direction 3
Puzzle 22
Miscellaneous 2
Total 35

Puzzle Qestion asked on Floor, 10 Person Linear, 8 Person Circle in-out, Month based with city, Order & Ranking Based.

Prelims Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude Section

  • Good Attempts: 18-22
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Name of Topic No.of Questions
Caselettes 5
Data Interpretation ( DI, Pie, Mixed Chart ) 10
Missing Number Series 5
Approximation 5
Misc.(Profit & Loss, Age, Train, Mixture, CI/SI, Mensuration, Partnership, Percentage etc.
Total 35

From what we can analyze, a total of  attempts with optimal accuracy will be a good score for SBI PO Prelims 2019

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