SBI PO Exam Analysis 2019 Prelims | Shift 2

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019:
Today was the first day of SBI PO Prelims 2019. Aspirants appeared for the exam in great numbers and that too with great enthusiasm. It’s a dream job for most of the banking aspirants so we can expect a tough competition this year as well. This makes the analysis and review of the examination important so that students who have the exam in upcoming shifts get the gist of the pattern followed by the questions in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language sections. SBI introduced the sectional timing of 20 minutes for each section last year and this pattern will be followed this year as well.

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2019: Section-wise Analysis

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 23-25 20
Reasoning Ability 28-32 20
Quantitative Aptitude 21-24 20
Total 61-67 60

 Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of the Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate.  One can easily attempt questions if they have practiced well.  There were 3 sets of DIs namely:

  • Caselet DI (5 stores, Samsung, VIVO)
  • Pie Chart (Herbivorous, Carnivorous, Omnivorous)
  • Bar Chart + Tabular DI (Related to Age)
No. of Questions
Data Interpretation
Missing No. Series
Miscellaneous Word Problems

English Language (Easy)

The English section was of easy level. There were only 8 questions in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 2 questions were from vocabulary. The topic of RC was based on  Private Education & Government Education Standards.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  08 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 07 Easy
Single Filers 05 Easy
Parajumbles 05 Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement

05 Easy
Total 30 Easy

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was also easy to moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement:
  • Circular Sitting Arrangement (8 people, facing inwards/outwards)
  • Linear Seating Arrangement  (10 people facing North)
  • Month Based Puzzle (3 months, 6 cities, 6 people)
  • Floor-based puzzle, 5 floors, 8 apartments
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 21 Moderate
Inequality 04 Easy
Direction Sense  03 Moderate
Syllogism 05 Easy
Alphabet based 02 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

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