Syndicate Bank PO Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 25th Feb- Shift 2


Syndicate Bank PO Exam Analysis 2018:

Syndicate Bank has conducted its online examination today, and the second shift is over now. This Computer Based Test was conducted by Syndicate Bank to select candidates for the admission to PGDBF course who will be further appointed as PO in the various branches of the Bank.

This article will give you the opportunity to analyze the Syndicate Bank PO 2018 exam & question asked in the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness and the Descriptive Writing Test. After critical analysis and review given by candidates who have appeared for the second shift, we would say that this year's Syndicate Bank PO Shift-2 examination was of a Easy to Moderate level.

Syndicate Bank PO Analysis: Overall 

The Online Examination had two parts, first was the objective test which had four sections namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness and there were 50 questions for 50 marks in each section. The objective test had a composite time of 2 hours for all four sections. The second was the Descriptive Writing test of English Language which had 2 questions for 50 marks and candidates had to complete it in the time duration of 30 minutes.

Good Attempts
Reasoning 31-38
Quantitative Aptitude 28-34
English Language 21-29
General Awareness 28-35
Overall 113-125

Reasoning ( Easy-Moderate )

There were 3 sets of linear Seating Arrangement and only 1 puzzle. Out of this two seating arrangements were of single line and only one was of double line. In this shift, there were no questions of machine input-output.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Syllogism 5 Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Coding Decoding 4 Easy
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Alphabet 1 Easy
Passage Inference 2 Moderate
Course of Action 2 Moderate
Statement and Assumption 2 Moderate
Argument 2 Moderate
Blood Relation 1 Easy
Direction Sense 1 Easy
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude ( Easy-Moderate)

There were 4 sets of data interpretation, following were the types of DI:

  • Tabular - Missing DI
  • Bar Graph 
  • Pie Chart- represented data of defective and fresh product sold in a year.
  • Caselet

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 20 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy-Moderate
Number Series (Missing) 5 Easy-Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Partnership 1 Easy
Problem on Ages 1 Easy
SI and CI 1 Easy
Profit and Loss 1 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate
Work and Time 1 Moderate
Speed and Distance 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous 3 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

English Language ( Moderate - Diificult )

The level of this section was moderate to difficult in comparison with the rest of the examination. Just like the first shift, there were 2 sets of reading comprehensions and they also included 2 vocabulary based questions of synonym and antonym. The reading comprehensions were based on a topic of Myanmar's Education System and the other RC was related to some Financial Crises in a Country.

There were around 10 questions of error detection which included questions two categories: 
1) A sentence was given in parts and one part was marked as bold and that part was grammatically correct. Out of the rest, there were 2 parts having grammatical errors in them and the candidate had to identify those two parts.

2) 3 sentences were given out of which candidate had to identify the sentence(s) which were grammatically correct.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 20 Moderate - Difficult
Double Filler 5 Moderate
Error Detection 10 Moderate - Difficult
Phrase Replacement 5 Moderate - Difficult
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate - Difficult
Connectors  5 Moderate - Difficult
Total 50 Moderate - Difficult

General Awareness ( Moderate)

The level of GA was moderate and maximum number of questions were from current affairs of October, November, and December. Apart from this, there were also questions of banking and financial awareness and around 8-10 questions were from static awareness. 7-8 questions were of abbreviations and questions related to Climate Change summit, capitals, details in currency notes were also asked. No questions were asked from the Union Budget 2018

Descriptive Writing Test

Following were the topics asked in descriptive writing test of Syndicate Bank PO 2018 Examination:

Letter Writing - Word Limit: 150 words
a) Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing your concern on increasing rate of road accidents due to rash driving.
b) Write a letter to the branch manager requesting him to transfer your savings account from Nagpur to Guwahati.

Essay Writing - Word Limit: 150 words
a) Bitcoin- Boon or Bane
b) Increasing popularity and use of Artificial Intelligence in almost every field have reduced the need for human effort thus causing unemployment which is also acting as a catalyst in increasing crime rates.