SBI PO Exam Analysis by Bankers Adda 2019
Piyush.Dixit, 08 Jun 2019, #SBI PO

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Since SBI PO exam 2019 has just begun hence we will cater comprehensive SBI PO exam analysis by Bankers Adda which includes, 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.

In order to help candidate in SBI PO preparation and making strategy of SBI PO exam, we are providing detailed descriptive exam analysis of prelims exam of SBI PO. Candidates can check SBI PO preparation tips 2019 here to give boost to their preparation.

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SBI PO Prelims 2019 exam analysis - (First Shift - June 8)

SubjectsAllotted time
Good Attempt
Quantitative Aptitude20 Minutes19-23
Reasoning Ability20 Minutes27-32
English Language20 Minutes22-25
Total60 Minutes59-64


SBI PO Prelims exam analysis for Quantitative Aptitude -Moderate in nature

TopicLevel
Number of questions
Data InterpretationModerate15
Missing No. SeriesModerate5
Quadratic EquationEasy5
Miscellaneous Word ProblemsModerate10
TotalModerate35


SBI PO Prelims exam analysis for Reasoning- Easy to Moderate in nature

TopicLevelNumber of questions
Puzzles and Seating ArrangementModerate19
SyllogismEasy4
Coding-DecodingEasy3
Direction Sense TestModerate3
Alphabet basedEasy2
Blood RelationEasy4
Total
Easy-Moderate
35


SBI PO Prelims exam analysis for English- Easy in nature

TopicLevelNumber of questions
Single FilersEasy7
Error DetectionEasy6
Cloze TestEasy5
Sentence CorrectionEasy5
Match the following based Sentence FormationEasy2
Reading ComprehensionModerate5
Total
Easy
30


SBI PO Prelims 2019 exam analysis - (Second Shift - June 8)

Subjects
Allotted time
Good Attempt
Quantitative Aptitude
20 Minutes
21-24
Reasoning Ability
20 Minutes
28-32
English Language
20 Minutes
23-25
Total
60 Minutes
61-67


SBI PO Prelims exam analysis for Quantitative Aptitude -Moderate in nature

Topic
Level
Number of Questions
Data Interpretation
Moderate
15
Approximation
Easy
5
Missing No. Series
Easy
5
Miscellaneous Word Problems
Moderate
10
Total
Moderate
35

* There were 3 DI sets in this SBI PO paper

SBI PO Prelims exam analysis for Reasoning- Easy to Moderate in nature

Topic
Level
Number of Questions
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
Moderate
21
Syllogism
Easy
5
Inequality
Easy
4
Direction Sense
Moderate
3
Alphabet based
Easy
2
Total
Easy-Moderate
35


SBI PO Prelims exam analysis for English- Easy in nature

Topic
Level
Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension
Easy-Moderate
8
Error Detection
Easy
7
Single Filers
Easy5
Para jumbles
Easy-Moderate
5
Phrase Replacement
Easy
5
Total

30


SBI PO Prelims 2019 exam analysis - (Third Shift - June 8)

SubjectsAllotted time
Good Attempt
Quantitative Aptitude20 Minutes19-23
Reasoning Ability20 Minutes28-32
English Language20 Minutes21-24
Total60 Minutes59-65


SBI PO Prelims exam analysis for Quantitative Aptitude -Moderate in nature

TopicLevel
Number of questions
Data InterpretationModerate15
Approximation
Easy
5
Quadratic EquationEasy5
Miscellaneous Word ProblemsModerate10
TotalModerate35


SBI PO Prelims exam analysis for Reasoning- Easy to Moderate in nature

There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement

TopicLevelNumber of questions
Puzzles and Seating ArrangementModerate20
SyllogismEasy5
Coding-DecodingEasy5
Direction Sense TestModerate3
Alphabet basedEasy2
Total
Easy-Moderate
35


SBI PO Prelims exam analysis for English- Easy in nature

TopicLevelNumber of questions
Reading ComprehensionEasy-Moderate10
Parajumble
Easy5
Find the error (Sentence Based)
Easy5
Match The Column
Easy-Moderate
5
Single Word Fillers
Easy
5
Total
Easy
30


Important points regard SBI PO Prelims exam 2019

  • SBI introduced the sectional timing of 20 minutes for each section last year and this pattern will be followed this year as well.
  • SBI PO prelims first shift paper comparatively moderate tough from last year
  • English section was easy, Reasoning section was easy to moderate but Quantitative aptitude was moderate in nature
  • Candidates appearing for next shift of exam should be calm and composed while attempting the paper
  • One basic thumb rule of exam- Tough exam- Low merit (Keep this in mind) hence attempt those questions only for which candidates are quite sure.

SBI PO Cut off 2019 (Expected)

On the basis of last year trends and SBI PO Exam analysis by Bankers Adda we are sharing this expected cut off of SBI PO prelims exam, which will help students to prepare for SBI PO (2019) exam. Cutoff may vary depending upon the nature of SBI PO exam.

Category

Cut off

General

55-60

OBC

52-55

SC

46-51

ST

40-45


SBI PO Exam Analysis by Bankers Adda -Prelims

SBI PO Prelims 2018 was organised by exam conducting authority in multiple shifts hence level of difficulty, topics and time management varied from one shift to another, still we are trying to give the student one combined exam analysis to have a basic understanding and knowledge of SBI PO exam.

SBI PO Exam analysis by Bankers Adda - ( Preliminary exam- Section wise)

In This section of SBI PO exam analysis by Bankers Adda 2019, we will understand the exam pattern of prelims exam 2018. SBI first time introduced the sectional timing of 20 minutes, for SBI PO prelims paper. SBI PO prelim 2018 exam comprises three sections, first being Reasoning ability, English language and Quantitative Aptitude. The order of occurrence of sections in SBI online exam was English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude

Section-wise Analysis- SBI PO


This section-wise SBI PO Exam analysis of prelims examination will give aspirants an insight in order to prepare the strategy.

SBI PO English Language (Moderate)

Bankers Adda analyzed about SBI PO exam that English section was of moderate level in nature. Though Paper was not uniform in terms of topics, number of questions and nature for difficulty for all the shift but we have mentioned all the topics which were included in English Section of SBI PO prelims exam. Reading Comprehension topic included at least 2 question of vocabulary. Below mentioned table will give candidate an idea so as how to attempt paper.


SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

Bankers Adda shared SBI PO exam analysis of Quantitative Aptitude Section that this section was also moderate in nature. Most of the questions were from the previous year SBI PO paper

Candidates can attempt most of questions if they have practices well before exam. Questions based on Caselet DI, Bar Graph and Pie+Tabular DI were there is this slot.

SBI PO Reasoning (Moderate-Lengthy)

The level of reasoning section of SBI PO was analyzed Moderate to Lengthy by Bankers Adda. Seating Arrangement questions and few puzzles were time-consuming but apart from that there were other questions in which students could score potentially well.

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2019 by Bankers Adda- Mains

SBI PO Mains exam includes two parts; the first part was objective in nature. This test of SBI PO comprised 4 sections Aptitude & Data Interpretation, English Language, Reasoning and Computer, and General Awareness for a duration of 3 hours and 200 marks are allocated for SBI PO main exam.

After this objective test, the second test was descriptive in nature and time allotted for this section is 30 minutes. This descriptive test of SBI PO Mains includes Letter and Essay writing for 50 marks. SBI PO 2018 Main exam analysis by Bankers adda was cited relatively moderate-difficult. English Section again brought in new surprises for aspirants with new pattern based and twisted questions.

Subject

Good Attempt

Time (Minutes)

English Language

16-19

180 Minutes

Reasoning Ability

13-18

DI & Quantitative Aptitude

17-22

General Awareness

23-27

Total

73-78



SBI PO Mains 2019 Overall Exam Analysis

SBI PO Exam Analysis by Bankers Adda 2019 (Mains) - Data Analysis And Interpretation (Moderate-Difficult)

Quantitative Aptitude was moderate to difficult. There were 2-3 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

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Questions related to new pattern Inequality (Quantity I, Quantity II )

5-6

Difficult


Data Interpretation

13-15

Difficult

Data Sufficiency

4-5

Difficult

Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed & Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)

5-7

Moderate-Difficult

Probability

4-6

Difficult

Total

35

Difficult

SBI PO Exam Analysis by Bankers Adda - (Mains) -English Language

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. 2-3 questions were based on vocab few questions 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 Mains -English Language

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

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

4-6

Difficult

Reading Comprehension

12-15

Difficult

Triple Fillers

5-6

Moderate-Difficult

Antonym and Synonym

1-2

Moderate

Sentence Completion

5-6

Moderate-Difficult

Sentence Improvement

5-6

Difficult

Total

35

Difficult


SBI PO Exam Analysis 2019 by Bankers Adda (Mains) - 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

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles

25-30

Difficult

Coding Decoding

5-6

Difficult

Passage Inference

3-4

Moderate-Difficult

Course of Action

1-2

Moderate-Difficult

Conclusion based Logical Question

2-3

Moderate-Difficult

Direction based questions

2-3

Difficult

Total

45

Difficult


SBI PO Exam Analysis by Bankers Adda 2019 (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 Bankers Adda analysis given for this section of SBI PO Mains exam, there were few or no questions from static and banking awareness.

SBI PO Exam Analysis by Bankers Adda 2019 - Descriptive Test

Descriptive Test plays an important role in a candidate’s selection. As per SBI PO exam analysis by Bankers Adda,weightage of this section is of 50 marks with a time limit of 30 minutes and bankers Adda considered it Moderate-Lengthy for the students.

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.

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is final year student eligible to appear for SBI po examination 2020

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019

Dear Arka, Graduation final year candidates can appear for SBI PO 2020 entrance examination provided their final year results would be announced on or before August 31st, 2020. In other words, if you will complete your Graduation by August 2020, you are eligible for SBI PO 2020. Please keep an eye on the official website from the month of April because the official notification will be released during the month of April tentatively.

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is 60% in graduation required for 2020 SBI PO examination

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019

Hello,


No, SBI doesn't ask for any specific aggregate at graduation level, one just needs to passed Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized university to be eligible for SBI PO Examination.

So, to answer your question you just need to have a graduation degree from a recognized university in order to be eligible for SBI PO Exam.


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is 60% required for SBI PO examination

Aditya kumar Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019

Hello there!

Greetings!

No , 60% is not required to be eligible for sbi po as there's no percentage barrier to be eligible for sbi po. Candidates just must have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government to be eligible for sbi po.

thankyou

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how to schedule time table according the chapters and topics for SBI po examination

Ronak Gala Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

. Aptitude

  1. Here I would suggest you to get your basics cleared first especially in percentage and ratio-proportion.
  2. Also learn tables up to 25 ,squares up to 50 and cubes up to 25.
  3. Learn to multiply in a line with line multiplication method that you can easily find on youtube.
  4. Try to add and subtract in mind without paper,pen that will definitely save your time.
  5. Try to learn as more short-cuts as possible to increase speed. Although this step is not beneficial to you in mains but it can surely save your time in prelims.

2. Reasoning

In case of reasoning, I will strongly suggest you to first clear the basic concepts of the below question types.

  • coding-decoding
  • Input output
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • blood relation
  • direction-distance
  • ordering and ranking

To be good at puzzles, I would suggest you to practice as much as possible.

As i believe “ Practice is the only key to succeed in reasoning.

3. English

English is a nightmare to almost all the students. So if you want to excel in this section, first work on your vocabulary and grammar section as these days banking exams have been focusing more on students’s vocabulary.

So if your vocabulary is strong then you can easily solve parajumble,RC,fillers and cloze test.

So i would recommend you to go through the below links to get clear idea about English preparation.

Do’s and Dont’s

  • Series section first. They have 5 marks. 150 questions of previous year papers of SBI/IBPS PO will be sufficient. Max 5 minutes. 1 question is always tricky.
  • Data sufficiency comprises 5 or 3 or 2 marks. Second priority.
  • Out of last 15 questions you have to solve only 10. Everything is not compulsory. Your strong sections third priority.
  • Read every chapter at least once.
  • Don’t solve last 15 questions first. Leave them whenever they appear on the screen and solve in the end.
  • If you wish to be updated regarding the upcoming exams, their patterns, syllabus and other details, you can try Exambazaar website. It provides free study material, updates of upcoming exams and mock tests for various competitive exams.

Last but not the least, I am again repeating that Practice as many mock tests as possible to evaluate yourself. Go through Exambazaar’s EQAD Onine Test Series and practice as much as possible previous year papers in an Online simulated environment.

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I am general category student. I got 54 % in my graduation. could I eligible for sbi po exam

Piyush Dixit 19th Oct, 2019

Yes candidates who are in the final year of graduation or have complete their graduation can apply for SBI PO exam. Candidates can check the preparation tips for SBI PO here

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