SBI PO Pre Analysis of 2nd July Exam

SBI PO Prelims 2016: Exam Analysis - 2nd July, Slot I to IV, SBI PO Prelim Exam Analysis (Shift 1 & 2nd)

Dear Aspirants,

SBI conducted the Prelims 2016 exam for the Probationary Officers (PO) positions on 2 July 2016.

The exam was conducted over 4 different slots in shifts, viz. 9 am, 11.30 am, 2 pm, 4.30 pm. Overall, it can be analyzed that the level of SBI PO Prelims 2016 2nd July exam was moderate to tough level.

Let us first tell you about the examination pattern through the table below-

Pattern of SBI PO Prelims 2016 exam


Name of the Subject


Number of Questions


Maximum Marks

Time Allowed


English Language 30 30 1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


Here is the detailed analysis of each section in the SBI PO Prelims 2016 exam

I. English Language= 30 Qs | Level – Moderate
Topic Analysis
Reading Comprehension – 10 Qs (Easy)  Based on women working in different companies
Cloze test – 5 Qs (Easy) Technology based
Parajumble – 5 QS (Moderate) Insurance based
Spotting Error – 5 Qs (Moderate)  N.A.
Fill in the blanks – 5 Qs (Easy) Double Filler based


NOTE: There wasn’t a single question asked on Sentence Improvement in the exam of SBI PO Prelims 2nd July.


II. Reasoning Ability= 35 Qs| Level – Moderate to Tough
Topic Analysis
Puzzle – 5 Qs -(Moderate)  People working in different companies and cars questions
Puzzle  – 5 Qs ( Moderate) Puzzles based on days- Monday to Sunday
Linear Puzzle – 5 Qs – (Tough) Puzzles based on people sitting and all facing North South
Seating Arrangement (Circular) – 5 Qs  (Easy) N.A.
Puzzle – 5 Qs (Moderate) Puzzles based on 7 people living in different floors & liking different color boxes
Inequality – 5 Qs (Easy) Direct questions
Ranking test – 3 Qs (Easy )  A, B, C have different weights
Blood Relation – 2 Qs (Moderate)  N.A.


Note: There wasn’t a single question of syllogism & Coding Decoding asked in the exam of SBI PO Prelims 2nd July.

III. Quantitative Aptitude = 35 Qs| Level – Moderate
Topic Analysis
Number Series – 5 Qs (Moderate)  N.A.
Data Interpretation – 2 set (10 Qs)  (Easy-Moderate) Bar Graph DI- Easy

Table graph DI- Moderate

Approximation – 5 Qs (Easy) N.A.
Quadratic Equation – 5 Qs (Easy) N.A.
Miscellaneous –  10 Qs (Moderate) N.A.




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