SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 7th May 2017 (1st Shift)

Dear All,
SBI PO 2017 Prelims exam started on last weekend and it will conclude on this week-end. Today (7th May 2017) is the 4th day of the exam (earlier exam has been conducted on 29th, 30th April & 6th May).


SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis and Review: 07th May 2017 Shift 1

Now, SBI PO Prelims 2017 exam's Shift 1 of 07th May is over and what we can see the exam was same as last week i.e 29th, 30th & 6th May April pattern remains the same. A lot of students appearing for their prelims exam today and this will bring them to a step closer in their journey of getting a becoming a Probationary Officer in State Bank of India, which is undisputedly the most sought after recruitment in Banking Sector. Without wasting any moment, let's get straight to the analysis for which you are all waiting for. This SBI PO Prelims 2017 exam analysis can help you a lot if you are to appear in next shifts or slot. The level of the examination in this slot was Easy to Moderate and we feel cut off may be bit high.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017: Section-wise Analysis:
SubjectGood AttemptTime
English Language 13-16 15
Reasoning Ability 18-21 20
Quantitative Aptitude 19-22 25
Total 56-59 60

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

What an easy exam it was. If we talk in terms of level of difficulty, then the paper was not at all difficult. Quant was of Easy to moderate level. The trick was to solve DI, Simplification, and Series first and then move on to the Misc. portion. Missing Number series was asked in this shift of SBI PO Pre exam. One can easily attempt questions if they have practised well. DI was asked of following types:
  • Line Graph
  • Tabular DI
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
(Missing )Series 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 10 Easy- Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy
Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time,
Profit and Loss, Time and Work,
Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)
10 Easy - Moderate
Total 35

SBI PO Exam Analysis: English (Easy-Moderate)

English Section was a sight of relief in SBI PO Prelims 2017.  Students were relieved to see that 10 Ka Dum continued in this exam as well. You just need to pick the right topic for yourself and you can easily score good marks. We are sure that students can score nice marks if they have even read the RC and they can easily score well in cloze test. Cloze test was with a little twist where they gave a word in front of the blank and asked if the given word is appropriate then select option (e) otherwise select the appropriate from the rest of 4 options. There was one new topic of Phrase Replacement which was not so difficult. There were 3-4 vocab questions in Reading Comprehension.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension  10 Moderate
Close Test  10 Easy- Moderate
Phrase Replacement 10 Moderate

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

Reasoning section was a big score maker for the students in this examination. It was of easy to moderate level. There were no questions of syllogism. We have seen variety in terms of questions asked. You need to invest a little bit of extra time on reasoning. 
There were 4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
  • Linear
  • Floor
  • Order & Ranking based (Date of Birth based) Puzzle
  • RC based Puzzle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Inequalities 5 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 23 Easy- Moderate
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Blood Relation 2 Easy
Order and Ranking 2 Easy
Coding Decoding 1 Easy
Total 35

Keep up your calm and confidence and you'll surely do well in the exam!
All the best for next shift !!

We wish you all the best to the candidates who are going to attempt the exam today. Do your best. Good Luck.

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