SBI PO Exam Analysis 2019 Prelims & Review: 8th June | Shift 4

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 22-25 20
Reasoning Ability 26-30 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 2 sets of DIs namely:

  • Bar Graph
  • Tabular DI (Students, teachers & working staff)
No. of Questions
Data Interpretation
Wrong No. Series
Quadratic Equations
Data Sufficiency
Miscellaneous Word Problems

English Language (Easy)

The English section was of an y level. There were only 7 questions in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 2 questions were of vocabulary. The topic of RC was based on Fake News via Social Media.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  07 Moderate
Cloze Test  07 Moderate
Error Detection (Sentence Based) 07 Easy
Error Detection (Word Based) 05 Easy
Sentence Replacement

04 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 Puzzle (inwards/outwards)
  • Linear Seating Arrangement (10 people)
  • Month Based Puzzle (Jan, May, Sep)
  • Puzzle (based on profession)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 21 Moderate
Syllogism 05 Easy
Direction Sense  04 Moderate
Order & Ranking (Weight) 03 Easy
Alphabet based 02 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

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