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SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – July 2, 2016 - Overall Analysis , Slot wise Analysis and Expected cut off

State Bank of India has released vacancy for 2200 Probationary Officers for this year. The exam will be conducted in following stages:

  • Stage 1: Preliminary Examination

  • Stage 2: Main Examination

  • Stage 3: Group Discussion and Interview

Important highlights for the Exam pattern followed in the Preliminary exam are as follows:

  • The Preliminary examination is an objective type examination where the candidates need to select one correct option out of given four options.

  • The total mark of the exam is 100.

  • For every correct response provided, the candidates would be awarded 1 mark and for every wrong response 0.25 mark will be deducted. However, no mark will be deducted for no response.

  • The test would be conducted online.

  • The total time duration is 60 minutes or 1 hour.

  • There will be sectional cutoffs in each section which the candidates need to clear.

The SBI PO Prelims 2016 exam dates are July 2, 3, 9 and 10 July. It will be conducted in following shifts/ slots.

Slot 1 : 9 – 10 AM (Morning Shift)

Slot 2: 11.30 – 12.30 AM (Morning Shift)

Slot 3: 2 – 3 PM (Evening Shift)

Slot 4: 4.30 – 5.30 PM (Evening Shift)

SBI PO Prelims 2016 – Day 1 Analysis

The SBI PO Prelims consist of following sections: English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The day of the exam is over.

Here we present overall analysis, questions asked in different sections and expected cut off for the exam.

​(A) English Language: The overall difficulty was easy to moderate level.

Total no. of questions: 30

1.Reading Comprehension – 10 Qs –RC was based on Women work on various companies

2.Cloze test –5 Qs(Easy)Technology

3.Parajumble – 5 Qs(Moderate) – based on – Insurance

4.Spotting Error –5 Qs (Moderate)

5.Fill in the blanks – 5 Qs(Easy) Double filler

(B)  Reasoning: The overall difficulty was moderate to tough level.

Total no. of questions: 35

1.Puzzle –5 Qs-(Moderate) 7 people work in 3 differentcompanies& likes in different cars

2. Puzzle –5 Qs(Moderate) day based puzzle Monday to Sunday..

3.Linear Puzzle –5 Qs– (Tough)8 people sitting and facing North South in same line

4.Seating Arrangement (Circular) – 5 Qs (Easy) (blood relation) 4 people

5.Puzzle – 5 Qs (Moderate) – 7 people lives in different floor and like different colour boxes.

6.Inequality – 5 Qs (direct)

7.Ranking test (A, B, C have different weights)-3 Qs(Easy )

8. Blood Relation –2 Qs (Moderate)

(C) Quantitative Aptitude: The overall difficulty was moderate level.

Total no. of questions: 35

1. Number Series –5 Qs (Moderate)

2. Data Interpretation –2 set (10 Qs)–One Bar Grpah DI was easy & Table graph based moderate

3.Approximation – 5 Qs(Easy)

4. Quadratic Equation – 5 Qs(Easy)

5.Miscellaneous – 10 Qs (Moderate)

SBI PO Prelims 2016 Expected Cut off marks : Category-wise cut off , Section wise cut off

Subject

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

Overall Objective Test (Out of 100)

General

07 to 10

07 to 10

10 to 12

48 to 52

OBC

05to 07

05 to 07

06 to 09

42 to 45

SC

04 to 06

04 to 07

05 to 08

38 to 40

ST

04 to 06

04 to 07

05to 08

20 to 25

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