SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 1st July-2nd 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 first 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 occurence of sections was English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 18-22 20
Reasoning Ability 16-19 20
Quantitative Aptitude 18-22 20
Total 58-63 60

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate.  One can easily attempt questions if they have practiced well. Questions based on Caselet DI, Tabular+Bar Graph and 2 Pie Chart DI were there is this slot. 
No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (Caselet DI, Tabular+Bar Graph and 2 Pie Chart DI)
Quadratic Equation
Missing Number Series
Quantity-1, Quantity-2
Arithmetic Word Problems

English Language (Moderate)

English section was of moderate level, when compared to 1st slot the level of this section was easier in this 2nd slot.  There were only 5 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 1 question was of vocabulary. It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Sentence Rearrangement was based on Globalisation and Reading Comprehension was based on an article Economy Based related to investment and savings of a consumer.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  5 Moderate-Difficult
Error Detection 5 Moderate
Double Fillers 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Identifying the Correct Sentence 5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5 Moderate
Total 30 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 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-
  • Parallel Arrangement, North-South, 1Variable
  • Linear Seating Arrangement,
  • Floor-Flat Puzzle, 2 variable
  • Random Arrangement Puzzle, 2 variable
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 19 Lengthy
Coding-Decoding 5 Moderate
Blood Relation 3 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet 2 Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Single Question of Coding 1 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate-Lengthy

SBI PO Prelims: Video Analysis

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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