SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 4th August 2018 & Questions Asked

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis

The SBI PO Mains Exam was conducted successfully today i.e. on 4th August 2018. Here, we have provided the SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis for 4th August 2018 along with Questions Asked. This will help you to evaluate your performance and estimate your result. In this post, you can find the overall as well as sectional difficulty level, topic-wise weightage, and good number of attempts. Also, you will find the questions asked in the exam.

SBI PO Mains Exam Review – Paper Was Difficult

The SBI PO Mains exam pattern consists of the following four sections – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and English Language. Sectional timing is applicable. Also, for every wrong attempt, you will get 0.25 marks in negative.

The order of the paper was , first Reasoning, then General Awareness, English and then DI. Below table shows you the exact order of the sections asked in the exam.

Section No. of Qs Marks Time
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 mins
General Awareness 40 40 35 mins
English Language 35 40 40 mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 mins
Total 155 200 3 hours

In addition to this objective paper, you are also required to attempt a Descriptive Paper. You will get 30 minute to attempt two questions comprising 50 marks in total.

SBI PO Mains Good Number of Attempts

Section Difficulty Level No. of Good Attempts
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Difficult 16-20
General Awareness Moderate  24-28
English Language Moderate to difficult 15-19
Data Analysis & Interpretation Difficult  18-22


SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis for General Awareness

Most of the questions were from Banking Awareness

Questions asked were:

  1. Who was the winner of Kabaddi league which was held in Dubai 2018? – India
  2. Full form of N in NSDF guidelines issued by RBI – National Skill Development Fund
  3. Union Budget corpus for operation greens
  4. Tri Military Exercise held between India and which country? – Russia
  5. Andres Iniesta (Football Player) who recently retired, belongs to which country? – Spain
  6.  Number of rrb to be listed to stock exchange?
  7. Export destination of India
  8. Amangarh tiger reserve
  9. Fund for Micro irrigation
  10. Women CFO of RBI
  11. Payments bank
  12. Acquisition of some payment or small bank
  13. Investment by Singapore in which small bank
  14. Award given by MP government to some women. Kali something award
  15. Growth rate prediction by some organisation to eliminate unemployment

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis for Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

Computer section was asked for just 10 marks. Rest questions were from Reasoning section. Reasoning section was tricky.

Topics of the Reasoning questions were  coding deciding ,Input output, Matrix, Linear arrangement – 6 questions,Circular arrangement,Verbal reasoning- 7 questions inference, conclusion course of action ,Data sufficiency, Misc puzzles,Blood relations.

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis for Data Analysis & Interpretation

This section was difficult for most of the aspirants.

Options were in statement form (Statement 1 is suffucient, Statement 2 etc.)

Bar graph question was asked (different from the usual question)

Caselet problem was asked : Related to shares & investment

Comparision questions were asked (Mostly based on probability, exponential power)

Data Suffiency questions were asked separately.

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis for English Language

In english section there were 3 questions from Parajumbles, Fillers, Cloze test (Based on statements), 5 questions from comprehension.

Grammar played an important role in today’s english section.

Number of questions asked
Reading Comprehension8-10 questions
Double Fillers4-5 questions
Cloze TestOptions were statement based.
Phrase Replacement and errors8-10 questions

SBI PO Mains Descriptive Paper Analysis

Letter Writing :

  1.  You have to transfer money to your friend, but the transaction failed. Write a letter to bank authority.
  2.  Write a letter to your manager to take subscription of some scholarly journals and magazines so that employees can update themselves about the latest technology.
  3.  Food stored for long period is sprayed with some chemicals which are generally carcigenic in nature.
  4. Write a letter to concerned authority to tell them this can be harmful to our health.

Essay Topics :

Bitcoins , Projects and Assignments given in school, Monsoon creates  havoc every year.

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4 thoughts on “SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 4th August 2018 & Questions Asked

  1. Exam was tough. Attempted only 64 questions. New pattern in english section. GA was easy-moderate. Reasoning – Very tough. DI – tough.

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