SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E - State Bank of India (SBI) will conduct SBI PO mains exam 2018 on August 4. Qualified candidates in prelims exam, must go through SBI PO mains exam analysis by T.I.M.E to know the weightage given to the topics, the overall difficulty level of the exam, expected cut off marks of SBI PO 2018 mains exam etc. After the exam gets over, Careers360 will provide here 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 full article below.

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

 

Name of the test

No. Of question

Total Marks

Duration

Reasoning & Computer aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

Data analysis and interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

Total

155

200

3 hours

 

 

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

 

  • As per the SBI PO analysis by T.I.M.E, the overall mains examination was tough.
  • Data Interpretation and English sections were easier than the Reasoning section.
  • The General Awareness section was easy.

 

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

 

S.No

Name of Tests

Total No. of Questions

Max Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning & Computer Ability

45

60

60 Minutes

2

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 Minutes

3

General Economy / Banking Awareness

40

40

35 Minutes

4

English Language

35

40

40 Minutes

Total

155

200

3 Hours

 

The section wise analysis of the above-mentioned session, as reported by students, is given below.

 

Sectionwise SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E

 

Below is the detailed explanation of SBI PO 2017 Mains exam:

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E - Quantitative Aptitude:

  • This section can be rated as moderate - difficult and time-consuming.

  • There was variable marking scheme, similar to last year. Questions on Data Comparision (5Qs) and one set of DI - 5Qs (based on Marked price and Discount) carried one mark each and the rest of the questions were of 2 marks each.

  • There were 3 DI sets (details are given in the table below). All these sets were difficult and time-consuming.

  • There were 5 questions each on Data Sufficiency, Data Comparision and Probability. The difficulty level of these question types can be pegged between moderate and difficult. There was one set of 2-3 questions on Mixtures-Alligations.

Topics

Total no. of questions

Difficulty Level

Double pie charts + Table (based on Boats & Streams)

5

Difficult

Line graph + Table (based on Time & Work)

5

Difficult

Line graph + Table (based on Marked Price and Discount)

5

Difficult

Data Comparison

5

Moderate - Difficult

Data Sufficiency (Three statements ) (P&C, Numbers, Mensuration, Partnership etc.)

5

Moderate - Difficult

Mixtures & Alligations

2-3

Moderate - Difficult

Probability (set-based)

5

Moderate - Difficult

Miscellaneous

2-3

Moderate - Difficult

 

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

  • This section can be given a 'very difficult' tag.

  • Overall, this section has been rated as both difficult and time-consuming. No question was asked from Computer section.

  • The following table gives the break-up of various question types.

Topics

Total no.of Questions

Difficulty Level

Puzzle (Linear Arrangement, floor arrangements, Square Arrangement, Distribution, Photo frames & Shelves etc.)

22

Difficult – Very Difficult

Input / Output

5

Difficult

Symbol Notation (Inequalities)

5

Difficult

Data Sufficiency (Three statements)

3

Moderate - Difficult

Critical Reasoning

8 - 10

Moderate - Difficult

 

There were a total of 22 questions on puzzles which were very difficult to crack. The questions on Input-Output and Symbols & Notations were presented in a different format, away from the common presentation.

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E - English Language:

 

This section was difficult. The English section had topics from below mentioned topics:

  • Para jumbled / formation questions (PFQs)

  • Error identification questions (10 Qs)

  • Fill in the Blanks

  • Phrase replacement

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Central idea

Topic

No of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

10 (2 passages)

Difficult

Error Identification

10

Moderate - Difficult

Phrase Replacement

5

Difficult

Para Jumbled Sentences

2

Moderate - Difficult

FIB (2 sentences with 2 blanks each)

5

Difficult

Central Idea of the Sentence in the given Paragraph

3

Difficult

 

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

 

As reported by students, about half of the questions were asked on Current Affairs and the remaining on Banking Awareness and Union Budget.

 

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

 

This section carried Letter and Essay writing. There were three letters given and the candidate had to write a letter from among them. Among 3 essays given, one had to be chosen by the test-taker. What was noteworthy was that both the letter and essay were to be written in 150 words each.

Letter writing

This section included 20 Marks and the questions asked in the exam are as follows:

  • A letter to be written to your branch manager that you have deposited money in your account through ATM but the amount has not been credited into your account.

  • A letter to be written to the editor expressing your concern over the impact of news through social media.

  • A letter to be written to your sibling giving him / her advice about issues related to stress and anxiety.

Essay writing

This section included 30 Marks, 150 words. Candidates had to write an essay on the following topics:

  • Write an essay on the impacts of technology.

  • Travelling teaches us more compared to books and documentary. Please elaborate this in an essay written in support of this statement.

  • Effects of social media.

 

SBI PO Cut Off 2018

 

State Bank of India (SBI) will declare the SBI PO Cut off for mains exam after the declaration of the mains result. SBI has declared SBI PO prelims cut off along with the scorecard. This year, examination authority has released the category-wise cutoff of SBI PO 2018 but the sectional cut off has not been released yet. The cut off of SBI PO prelims was declared on July 18. 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 2018

 

State Bank of India (SBI) will declare the SBI PO mains result on August 20. SBI PO 2018 result for a preliminary examination was declared on July 16. The result of SBI PO mains exam will be declared in pdf format. The scorecard of SBI PO mains 2018 will be available online and candidates can check SBI PO mains marks by entering registration number/roll number and date of birth and password.

 

First Published On : 29 Jun 2018 07:04 PM IST

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