SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019 by T.I.M.E
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 - 4:12 p.m. IST by Supriya Kumari

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019 by T.I.M.E - State Bank of India (SBI) will conduct SBI PO 2019 mains exam on July 20. Only those candidates who have been shortlisted in the prelims exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam. Candidates can check SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E to know the weightage given to the topics, the overall difficulty level of the SBI PO exam, expected cut off marks etc. With the help of SBI PO mains exam 2019 exam analysis by T.I.M.E candidates will be also able to check sectional difficulty. After the exam gets over, Careers360 will provide SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E. To get complete details of SBI PO mains exam analysis, expected cut off read the article below.

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SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2019

To appear for any exam, candidates must be familiar with the exam pattern. Candidates who are appearing for SBI PO 2019 mains exam can check the exam pattern for the mains exam from the table provided below.

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No. of question


Total Marks

Data analysis and Interpretation



200 marks

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude



English Language



General/Economy/Banking Awareness





3 hours

Previous Year’s SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019 by T.I.M.E

  • As per the SBI PO analysis by T.I.M.E, the overall mains examination was tough as compared to the last year.

  • The questions asked in Data Interpretation and English sections were easier as compared to Reasoning section.

  • The overall difficulty level of questions asked in the General Awareness section was easy.

Overall Difficulty Level Of SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019 by T.I.M.E for Quantitative Aptitude

In the Quantitative Aptitude section, the maximum number of questions was asked from Caselet based quant questions. However, there were 5 questions from other topics. As per SBI PO mains exam analysis by T.I.M.E, the section was moderate to difficult as well as time-consuming.


No. of questions

Difficulty Level

Case let based quant questions (Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Partnership)


Moderate - Difficult

Table (Missing data) (based on sales commission)



Bar graph



Bar graph (based on salary & expenditure)



Data Sufficiency (Three statements) (Boats & Streams, Probability, Partnership etc.)


Moderate - Difficult

Data Comparison


Moderate - Difficult

SBI PO 2019 Mains Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E - Reasoning

Candidates who have appeared for SBI PO mains exam found the reasoning section most difficult. According to SBI PO mains exam analysis, few questions were time-consuming and difficult. Check SBI PO 2019 mains analysis for reasoning by T.I.M.E below.


No. of questions

Difficulty Level



Difficult – Very Difficult

Critical Reasoning

5 - 6

Moderate - Difficult




Direction sense with symbols






Data Redundancy


Moderate - Difficult

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2019 by T.I.M.E for English

The questions of English language was difficult as compared to previous years. Most of the questions were asked from Phrase replacement followed by sentence rearrangement, sentence starters, reading comprehension and sentence correction. Check SBI PO exam analysis by T.I.M.E for English language below.


No of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

14 (2 passages)


Cloze Test


Very Difficult

Para Jumbled Sentences



FIB ( 1 sentences with 3 blanks each)





Direct Synonym/Antonym



SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E - General Awareness

In General Awareness of SBI PO mains exam, the questions were asked from Current Affairs and the remaining on Banking Awareness and Union Budget.

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E - Descriptive Test

The descriptive test of SBI carries questions from Letter and Essay writing. As per the exam analysis of SBI PO mains exam, there were three options to write a letter. Among 3 essays given, candidates had to be chosen one topic to write on. The most important instruction was the word limit 150 words for letter and essay.

Letter writing

Essay writing

The total marks allotted to letter writing is 20.

Essay carrier 30 marks.

SBI PO Cut Off 2019

State Bank of India (SBI) will declare the SBI PO Cut off for mains exam along with the announcement of the mains result. Candidates who have appeared for mains exam can check the category wise as well as sectional cut off. The final cutoff of SBI PO is declared after normalizing the scores of written exam (Objective and Descriptive) and Group Exercises & Interview. The marks secured by the candidates in the written test is converted to 75 out of total 250 marks while the marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview is converted to 25 out of total 50 marks.

SBI PO Result 2019

The result of SBI PO mains exam will be released in the third week of August. Candidates who will qualify the mains exam will be eligibile to appear for the interview. SBI PO result is available in the form of pdf with the roll numbers of all the qualified candidates. After the announcement of the result, the examination authority will release the scorecard.

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Questions related to SBI PO

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How is the career growth as a SBI PO?

Nikhitha Sai 19th Feb, 2020

Hello student. A post in SBI system, is well defined for promotion and career growth will be in place. Promotions exams are conducted by SBI every year with a fair and transparent system. So if you are determined to grow your career, you can join as PO and prepare, take the exams for growth in career.

Wide number of career options through exams like,

Assistant manager

Deputy manager


Chief manager

General manager

Managing director

Hope this helps




Which banking exam is better SBI PO or Other bank POs?

prerna vats 19th Feb, 2020

Hello dear student !

Since SBI is the most famous bank of India so of course SBI PO examination is better than other bank examinations . Also, it is quite tougher than other exams.  But other exams are also good to give since all of them will give you a government job with handsome salary .

Hope this will help you

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my age is 30 year 2 months. can I apply for SBI Po ? general category

Manish Singh 12th Feb, 2020

For applying for SBI PO entrance exam you have to clear the eligibility criteria. One of the criteria is the age limit. For being eligible you have to be of age between 21 and 30. As you are 2 month older than that , you are not eligible to apply for the exam. Really sorry


if i appear for SBI CLERK and get selected then can i appear for the subsequent SBI PO exam or is there any kind of restriction?

hrithik jain 1st Feb, 2020


Yes, you can appear for SBI PO exam as well if you get selected as clerk. What you have to do first is to take permission from the bank and resign from the post of clerk. Also, you can appear for higher post in any bank other than SBI, the only thing required id to get permission from the bank. Do not forget to inform the bank in advance before applying for the vacancy.


if i prepare for SBI PO,is that preparation sufficient to appear for SBI CLERK as well(just in case i decide to go for SBI CLERK first),or will i need to study separately for SBI CLERK?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 1st Feb, 2020

Yes,you can go ahead with both simultaneously. SBI PO as well as SBI Clerk follow similar exam pattern, although the level of questions are higher in PO compared to clerk became that's an officer level examination, Also,there's no interview for SBI Clerk,it's only document verification. Accuracy and speed is what matters the most in banking exams, practice mock papers on a regular basis in order to succeed in these exams.

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