Changes in SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018: Type of Questions

First day of SBI PO Preliminary Examination 2018 is now over and the examination of some candidates is yet to be held on 8th of July. This time, SBI not only surprised all the banking aspirants by setting up a new trend of sectional timing but also, it was observed that the pattern of questions asked in all the shifts was not the same in the different shifts held throughout the day. The major changes seen in SBI PO Prelims Exams were observed in the number of questions and topics on which they were asked. Here is the detailed analysis of the changes observed in SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018.
Changes Observed In Numerical Ability Section:

  • Questions on Approximation were asked in three shifts but not in Shift 2.
  • Quadratic Equation were asked in second shift while it was missing in all other shifts. 
  • Questions on Simplification were asked in the last shift while it was missing in the first three shifts. 
  • Different combinations of DI were asked from pie charts, tabular and Bar Graph. Caselets were in first two shifts. 
  • Data Sufficiency questions were asked in last two shifts, while questions based on Quantity 1, Quantity 2 were asked in first two shifts. 

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Shift-3
Shift-4
Topics
Topics
Topics
        Topics
Data Interpretation (Pie+Tabular, Bar Graph, Caselet)
Data Interpretation (Caselet DI, Tabular+Bar Graph and 2 Pie Chart DI)
Data Interpretation(Pie Chart+Tabular, Tabular DI)
 Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Tabular DI)
Approximation
Quadratic Equation
Data Sufficiency
Data Sufficiency
Wrong Number Series
Missing Number Series
Wrong Number Series
Missing Number Series
Quantity-1, Quantity-2
Quantity-1, Quantity-2
Approximation
Approximation
Arithmetic Word Problems
Arithmetic Word Problems

Arithmetic Word Problems Simplification
Arithmetic Word Problems

Changes Observed In English Section:

  • Sentence Connectors were asked in first, third and fourth shifts, while they were not asked in the second shift. 
  • Sentence starters were asked in the first shift and no questions were asked in  the other three shifts. 
  • Questions on sentence completion were asked in the last shift. No questions on sentence completion were asked in other three shifts. 
  • Questions on identifying the correct sentence were asked only in the second shift. 

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Topics
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        Topics
Reading Comprehension 
Reading Comprehension 
Reading Comprehension 
 Reading Comprehension 
Phrase Replacement
Error Detection
Error Detection
Sentence Completion
Connecting Sentences
Double Fillers
Double Fillers
Double Fillers
Sentence Rearrangement
Sentence Rearrangement
Sentence Rearrangement
Cloze Test
Sentence Starters
Phrase Replacement

Sentence Connector Sentence Connector
Identifying the Correct Sentence
Phrase Replacement
Phrase Replacement


Changes Observed In Reasoning Section:

  • Inequalities were asked only in the first shift. 
  • 1 Alphabet Question was asked in the second shift. No question on Alphabet was asked in the other shifts. 
  • Question on Direction was asked only in the first shift. 
  • Alpha Numeric missing series were asked only in the last shift. 

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Topics
Topics
Topics
        Topics
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

Coding-Decoding
Coding-Decoding
Machine Input Output
Machine Input Output
Blood Relation
Blood Relation
Blood Relation
Blood Relation
Inequalities
Alphabet
Order and Ranking
Alpha Numeric missing Series
Machine Input Output 
Data Sufficiency

Data Sufficiency
Data Sufficiency
Single Question of Coding
Miscellaneous
Direction 
Single Question of Coding


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