The State Bank of India will be conducting the SBI PO Mains exam for candidates who had successfully cleared SBI PO Prelims. The SBI PO Exam for Mains will be conducted in four shifts and here is the SBI PO Mains Shift 2 exam analysis.
  • According to previous year analysis, candidates were able to clear the Mains exam as they practiced SBI PO Previous Year Question Papers. So, it is suggested for each and everyone to solve previous year papers regularly.
  • Candidates can go through the SBI PO Expected Cut Off to set a target for the exam.
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What did students say about SBI PO Mains Shift 2 Exam?

  • The 2nd shift of SBI PO Mains was Moderate to difficult difficulty level.
  • It was lengthy.
  • Most of the questions were repeated from previous shifts.
  • So, if you go through this analysis you could easily answer most questions.
The following table lets you know the details about good attempts in shift 3
Subject No of Questions Good Attempts
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 15-19
General Awareness 35 20-21
Data Interpretation & Analysis 40 15-16
English Comprehension 35 17-18
Total 155 67-74
  • There are a total of 155 questions in the SBI PO Mains Paper and the maximum marks for the paper is 200.
  • There is a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Below is the section-wise questions asked.

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis Shift 2 - Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

The reasoning section was tough overall according to the feedback by most of the candidates.
  • 10-12 Logical Reasoning Questions
  • Patterns
  • 5 questions from Blood Relation
  • 3 questions from series
  • 2 questions from Partnership
  • 2 parallel line based questions
  • 5 questions from Pentagons, Circles, triangles

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis Shift 2 - General Awareness

  • 3-4 Budget related questions
  • 12 Current Affairs from July Month

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis Shift 2 - Data Interpretation & Analysis

  • 20-25 from DI
  • 1 Fill in the Blanks question
  • Probability-based questions
  • Time and work questions
  • Graph-based questions

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis Shift 2 - English Comprehension

English was easier compared to other section
  • Letter writing-related on Cheque book lost
  • 5 Reading Comprehension
  • Inference based comprehension

SBI PO Mains Important Topics

The SBI PO Mains Exam comprises of 4 sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Comprehension, General Awareness, Data Interpretation & Analysis, English Language. There is also a descriptive test after this online exam. Here are the important topics tabulated from each section.
Section Important Topics
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning
Coding-Decoding
Seating Arrangement
Direction Sense
General Awareness Banking and Current Affairs
Static GK
Data Interpretation and Analysis Quantity Comparison
Partnership caselet
Bar Graphs
Missing Table
English Language Reading Comprehension
Fill in the blanks
Odd one out
Sentence connector
Para jumbles
Error Spotting

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