SBI PO Prelim Analysis of 3rd July exam
SBI conducted the Prelims 2016 exam for the Probationary Officers (PO) positions on 3rd 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 3rd 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
|English Language||30||30||1 Hour|
Here is the detailed analysis of each section in the SBI PO Prelims 2016 exam
|I. English Language= 30 Qs | Level – Moderate|
|Reading Comprehension – 10 Qs (Easy)||1st Slot- Based on South Asia
2nd Slot-Based on women working in different companies
|Cloze test – 5 Qs (Easy)||Technology based|
|Parajumble – 5 QS (Moderate)||Based on Health Advancement in India|
|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 3rd July.
|II. Reasoning Ability= 35 Qs| Level – Moderate to Tough|
|Puzzle – 5 Qs (Moderate to Tough)|| 1st slot Questions pattern– 7 cities, 7 persons, 3 colleges
2nd slot Questions pattern – 7 people 3 countries 7 different
|Puzzle – 5 Qs ( Moderate)||Puzzles based on box on box, inside box note books and similar questions|
|Linear Puzzle – 5 Qs – (Tough)||Puzzles based on people sitting and all facing North South|
|Puzzle – 5 Qs (Easy)||Puzzles based on 8 people liking different colors|
|Inequality – 5 Qs (Easy)||Direct questions|
|Ranking test & Direction puzzle – 3 Qs (Easy to moderate)||A, B, C have score marks|
|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 3rd July.
|III. Quantitative Aptitude = 35 Qs| Level – Moderate|
|Number Series – 5 Qs (Moderate)||N.A.|
|Data Interpretation – 2 set (10 Qs) (Easy-Moderate)||Bar Graph DI- Easy
Table graph DI- Moderate
1st slot – Bar Graph DI was easy & Table graph DI was moderate
2nd slot – 2 set (10 Qs) –Bar Graph DI was easy & Table graph DI was moderate
|Approximation – 5 Qs (Easy)||N.A.|
|Quadratic Equation – 5 Qs (Easy)||N.A.|
|Miscellaneous – 10 Qs (Moderate)||N.A.|
Note: There wasn’t a single question of Missing DI asked in the exam of SBI PO Prelims 3rd July.
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