SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 1st July-2nd Slot

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SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018:

SBI PO is the most sought-after job in the banking industry. Several aspirants are burning candles at both ends to get a seat for themselves in this prestigious bank. Today was the first day of the first phase of this exam, i.e., prelims. Many students appeared for this exam and the competition will be very tough this time. Therefore, it is necessary that one gets aware about the type of questions being asked in the exam so that you get an idea about how to plan your strategy to attempt the questions in the exam and manage your time accordingly.

SBI introduced the sectional timing of 20 minutes for the first time this year,  and as this is the SBI Probationary Officer Recruitment Prelims Examination, its important for all banking aspirants to go through the review once. Exam analysis and review can help the aspirants who are yet to appear in upcoming shifts of SBI PO Prelims to get an idea of the difficulty level and expected pattern of questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. The examination held in this shift was of Moderate to Lengthy level. The order of occurence of sections was English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis


SubjectGood AttemptTime
English Language18-2220
Reasoning Ability16-1920
Quantitative Aptitude18-2220
Total58-6360

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate.  One can easily attempt questions if they have practiced well. Questions based on Caselet DI, Tabular+Bar Graph and 2 Pie Chart DI were there is this slot. 

Topics
No. of Questions
Level
Data Interpretation (Caselet DI, Tabular+Bar Graph and 2 Pie Chart DI)
15
Moderate
Quadratic Equation
5
Easy-Moderate
Missing Number Series
5
Moderate
Quantity-1, Quantity-2
5
Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems
5
Moderate-Lengthy
Total
35
Moderate


English Language (Moderate)

English section was of moderate level, when compared to 1st slot the level of this section was easier in this 2nd slot.  There were only 5 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 1 question was of vocabulary. It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Sentence Rearrangement was based on Globalisation and Reading Comprehension was based on an article Economy Based related to investment and savings of a consumer.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension 5Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection5Moderate
Double Fillers5Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement5Moderate
Identifying the Correct Sentence5Moderate
Phrase Replacement5Moderate
Total30Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate-Lengthy)

The level of reasoning was Moderate to Lengthy. Puzzles were time-consuming but apart from puzzles, there were other questions in which students could score.

There were 4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
  • Parallel Arrangement, North-South, 1Variable
  • Linear Seating Arrangement,
  • Floor-Flat Puzzle, 2 variable
  • Random Arrangement Puzzle, 2 variable
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement19Lengthy
Coding-Decoding5Moderate
Blood Relation3Easy-Moderate
Alphabet2Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency5Moderate
Single Question of Coding1Moderate
Total35Moderate-Lengthy

SBI PO Prelims: Video Analysis


Keep up your calm and confidence and you'll surely do well in the exam!

All the best for next slot !!


   


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