SBI PO Prelim Analysis of 3rd July exam

SBI PO Pre Analysis of 3rd July exam

Dear Aspirants,

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

 

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) 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
Topic Analysis
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
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

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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