SBI PO 2014 – Exam Analysis (5th July 2014 )

The State Bank of India conducted on-line examination for the very first time, for the recruitment of Probationary Officer, across the country on the 14th June 2014.  Please find below the analysis of 5th July 2014.


There were 200 questions in the objective paper, which had to be answered in 120 minutes and the descriptive paper, which had to be answered in 60 minutes. There were four sections in all – Reasoning, Data Interpretation, English Language and General Awareness + Computer Knowledge + Marketing Awareness. There was negative marking of one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question for all the sections.

Overall the examination was Difficult. The questions in Numerical Ability, Reasoning and English were a bit lengthy and Time consuming. That’s exactly the point where results might make a difference. Computer Knowledge, Marketing Awareness and General Awareness sections were easy.

PART – A – Objective Section

The pattern of test was as follows:


Section
Total Questions
Max. Marks
Levelof Difficulty
Possible Attempts
Reasoning
50
50
Difficult
25 – 30

Data Interpretation

50

50

Difficult

15 – 20

GA+Computer+Marketing

50

50

Easy

38 – 42

English Language

50

50

Moderate

30 – 33

Total

200

200

108 – 125

Reasoning 


Questions from Course of Action, Cause and Effect, Data Sufficiency, Statement and Argument, Higher Reasoning, Input & output, Comparison of rank, Syllogism, Puzzles, all formed a part of this section. While questions on Syllogisms and Comparison of Rank were easy, questions on Puzzles and Input & Output were moderate in difficulty. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

English Language


The pattern of this section was the same as that of last year’s. The section comprised of questions based on Antonyms/Synonyms, Error Spotting, Reading Comprehension, FIB (2 blanks), Para-jumbles and Cloze test. The difficulty level of the Reading Comprehensions, which were for 25 marks, was difficult to moderate.  The 10 blanks cloze test was a tad bit difficult. The difficulty level of Error spotting, FIB and Para jumbles was easy to moderate. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.  

Data Interpretation


This section was heavily dominated by the questions revolving around percentages. Questions from Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart and Table were asked in this section. No question on probability was asked in this slot. As compared to the last year’s SBI PO Exam, this section was lengthier and more difficult.

General Awareness/Computer Knowledge/Marketing Awareness



This section consisted of questions from Static G.K. (Banking), Current Affairs, Computer Awareness and Marketing. Only 5 questions were based on Current Affairs. 15 questions each were asked to test a student’s knowledge on Static G.K. (Banking), Computer Awareness and Marketing Awareness. 5 abbreviations were also asked. Overall difficulty level of the section was moderate.

PART – Descriptive Section:
It was also an ‘above average’ paper. No need to bother about the Descriptive Test. You will get plenty of time. Maintain good grammar and good handwriting. All the best

Letter writing – 
  • Informal Letter: Write a letter to father as you came to know that your grandma is suffering from Alzheimer
  • Informal Letter: Write a letter to a friend congratulating on return from de-addiction centre
  • Formal Letter: Write a letter to the letter to editor regarding firecrackers effects
Essay Writing –
  • Nuclear Power and Risks involved
  • Foreign direct investment is necessary for growing economy
Precis Writing –
  • Privatisation
Passage Writing – 
  • Should attendance be made optional in colleges
  • While earning, enjoying by these money or saving some money for future time

Reading Comprehension –

In this they gave a comprehension on “Management”.


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