SBI PO Exam Analysis by Bankers Adda 2018
Bachan Thakur, 30 Jul 2018, #SBI PO

SBI PO Exam Analysis by Bankers Adda 2018 – The coaching institute, Bankers Adda has released the exam analysis of SBI PO main exam 2018. SBI PO 2018 was conducted in online mode, on August 4. Candidates taking the exam can check SBI PO mains exam analysis by Bankers Adda to know the difficulty level of the exam (moderate, easy or tough), weightage given to different topics in different sections, expected cut off, level of the questions, etc.

 

By going through the exam analysis of SBI PO 2018 by Bankers Adda, candidates can analyse their performance in the paper. SBI PO mains exam analysis by Bankers Adda 2018 in detail can be checked by the candidates by going through the article below, once the coaching institute releases it.

 

SBI PO 2018 Mains exam had two parts; first was the objective test of 200 marks which had 4 sections Data Analysis and Interpretation, English Language, Reasoning and Computer, and General Awareness(with special reference to banking) for a duration of 3 hours and each section had its allotted time limit. The second was a descriptive test of 30 minutes which had Letter and Essay writing collectively for 50 marks. The level of the exam was difficult. English Section again brought in new surprises for aspirants with new pattern based and twisted questions.

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2018 by Bankers Adda – August 4

 

SBI PO Mains 2018 Overall Exam Analysis 

Sections

Good Attempts

English Language

16-19

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

13-17

Data Analysis and Interpretation

18-22

General Awareness

23-27

TOTAL

77-84

 

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018 (Mains) - Data Analysis And Interpretation (Moderate-Difficult)

The level of quantitative aptitude was moderate to difficult. There were 5 sets of DI. However this section was relatively of a do-able level when compared with the English and Reasoning Section. Following are the DI types asked in SBI PO Mains 2018:

  • Tabular Missing DI

  • Bar Graph - yearly expenditure of a person was given

  • Caselet - Time and Work

  • Caselet - Venn Diagram - Data related to an online store was given

  • Bar Graph - Data related to calls received and resolved was given in percentages

The questions were: 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Quantity I, Quantity II

5

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate-Difficult

Data Interpretation

25

Moderate-Difficult

Total

35

Moderate-Difficult

 

SBI PO Exam Analysis (Mains) - English Language (Difficult)

This section packed in a punch for all the aspirants who appeared in this examination. There were many new types of questions. Two reading comprehensions were there in the English Language section among which one passage was of the conventional type, it was based on the theme of an economist's view of differences between innovation and invention. 1 question was based on vocab.

The second reading comprehension was entirely based on a new pattern. 5-6 paragraphs were given marked as Statement A, Statement B and so on..and below the statement marked as bold its explanation was given. There were 9 questions in this passage set and those question were based on identifying grammatically correct phrases, considered as phrase replacement.

A new pattern of cloze test was introduced where a passage was given with 5 blanks and a phrase had to be filled in those blanks. In questions of that cloze test, a phrase was given and candidate had to identify that the given phrase will belong to which blank 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5

 

SBI PO Exam Analysis - English Language

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

14

Difficult

Tripple Fillers

5

Moderate-Difficult

New pattern Cloze Test (Identify the correct phrases to be filled in the given blanks)

5

Difficult

Antonym and Synonym of FIT

1

Moderate

Sentence Completion

5

Moderate-Difficult

Sentence Improvement

5

Difficult

Total

35

Difficult


 SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2018 - Reasoning and Computer Aptitude (Difficult)

The level of reasoning was difficult. There were NO questions of computer aptitude. Following were the questions of puzzles and seating arrangement:

  • Linear Double Line, 10 people seating

  • Circular Arrangement

  • Floors+Buildings based puzzle

  • Blood Relation+Age based puzzle

  • Random Arrangement -3 Variables, Names of persons, their posts and fruits were given

  • Linear Seating Arrangement- 3 Variable, the direction in which the persons were seated was not mentioned.

The questions were:

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles

28

Difficult

Coding Decoding

5

Difficult

Passage Inference

3

Moderate- Difficult

Course of Action

2

Moderate-Difficult

Conclusion based Logical Questions

2

Moderate- Difficult

Decoding based Direction Sense

5

Difficult

Total

45

 

Difficult


SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018 (Mains) - General Awareness (Moderate)

This section had 40 questions and the level of the questions asked was moderate. Most of the questions in this section were covering the current affairs and news of June and July Months. As per the review given by student who appeared for this exam there were few or no questions from static and banking awareness.

 

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018 - Descriptive Test

This section was of 50 marks with a time limit of 30 minutes.


Letter Writing (150 words)

a) Write a letter to the concerned authority expressing your concern over usage of harmful pesticides in fruits and vegetables.

b) Write a letter to your branch manager as you were unable to transfer funds to your friend due to unavailability of UPI services

Essay Writing  (150 words)

a) Measures taken to avoid issues during monsoon

b)Bitcoin

c) Decreasing number of researches taken up by students.

 

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Analysis 2018: July 8, Slot 4

The examination held in this shift was of Moderate to Lengthy level. The order of occurrence of sections was English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

 

Section-wise SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018

Subject

Good Attempt

Time

English Language

22-27

20

Reasoning Ability

15-18

20

Quantitative Aptitude

18-22

20

Total

55-67

60


SBI PO Exam Analysis - Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate. One can easily attempt questions if they have practiced well. Questions based on Caselettes, Bar Graph and Tabular DI were there is this slot. Tabular DI was more calculative.

 

SBI PO Prelims Analysis - Quantitative Aptitude 

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Data Interpretation ( Tabular DI, Bar, Caselettes)

15

Moderate-Calculative

Quantity

5

Easy-Moderate

Missing Number Series

5

Moderate

Approximation

5

Moderate

Arithmetic Word Problems

5

Moderate

Total

35

Moderate


SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018 - English Language (Moderate)

English section was of moderate level. There were only 5 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 2 question was of vocabulary. It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to women empowerment.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis - English

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

5

Moderate

Sentence Connectors

5

Moderate

Error Detection

5

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Completion

5

Easy-Moderate

Match the column

5

Moderate

Sentence Rearrangement

5

Moderate

Total

30

Moderate


SBI PO Preliminary Exam Analysis 2018 - Reasoning (Moderate-Lengthy)

The level of reasoning was Moderate to Lengthy. Puzzles were time-consuming but apart from puzzles, there were other questions in which students could score. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, out of which 2 are given below:-

  • Floor Based Puzzle

  • Parallel Arrangement(based on the Books), North-South

SBI PO Exam Analysis - Reasoning

Topics

No. of Questions

Level

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

20

Lengthy

Coding/Decoding

5

Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

5

Easy-Moderate

Total

35

Moderate-Lengthy

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