SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 8th July- 1st Slot

Dear Aspirants,


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 second 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 occurrence of sections was English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

SubjectGood AttemptTime
English Language21-2620
Reasoning Ability14-1720
Quantitative Aptitude18-2320

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

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

No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Bar Graph)
Quadratic Equation
Missing Number Series
Quantity Based

English Language (Moderate)

English section was of moderate level. There were only 5 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 2 question was of vocabulary. It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to women empowerment.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension 7Moderate
Identifying Correct Sentence 3Moderate
Match the column5Moderate
Cloze Test5Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement5Moderate
Phrase Replacement5Easy-Moderate

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 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, out of which 2 are given below:-
  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Scheduling Based Puzzle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Moderate
Coding Decoding5Easy-Moderate
Direction sense3Moderate
Order and Ranking3Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency4Easy-Moderate

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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