SBI PO Exam Analysis by Career Launcher 2018
Shristi Kirti, 04 Aug 2018, #SBI PO

SBI PO Mains Analysis by Career Launcher 2018 - State Bank of India (SBI) has conducted the SBI PO mains exam on August 4, 2018, in online mode, one slot - 10 am to 1.30 pm. Candidates who  appeared for SBI PO mains exam can go through SBI PO mains exam analysis by Career Launcher to understand the difficulty level of the exam, section wise weightage, level of the questions, etc.

Hence, Careers360 is here with SBI PO mains exam analysis by Career Launcher to help all the candidates appearing for the SBI PO mains exam. According to the SBI PO mains exam pattern, candidates are tested on Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, and English Language.

 

All the other sections, except the English Language section, were available bilingually, that is, in both English and Hindi. There was a negative marking of one-fourth marks assigned to that question for every incorrect answer. SBI PO Main Exam 2018 was divided into two parts – Objective Test and Descriptive Test. Objective Test was an objective online test consisting of 155 questions, which had to be answered in 180 minutes.

 

SBI POMains Exam Analysis 2018 by Career Launcher – (August 4)

SBI PO Overall Exam Analysis 2018 – Mains 

Section

Total Questions

Total Marks

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Duration

(In Minutes)

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

Moderate -Difficult

13-16

60

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

Moderate –Difficult

18-20

45

General/Economy/

Banking Awareness

40

40

Easy-Moderate

23-25

35

English Language

35

40

Difficult

15-18

40

Total

155

200

Moderate –Difficult

75-85

180


SBI PO Exam Analysis (Mains) - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude:

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – Single Row with variables)

5

Moderate to Difficult

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – Parallel Rows – facing north/south with variables)

5

Difficult

AR (Data Arrangement – Floor based puzzle with variables)

5

Moderate to difficult

AR (Data Arrangement – Age/Blood Relation based with variables)

5

Moderate

Direction- set based

5

Moderate

Symbol-based coding-Decoding with conditions

5

Easy to moderate

Input-Output

5

Moderate

Statement-Inference

5

Moderate to Difficult

Strong and weak arguments

5

Moderate to Difficult

The sets of Analytical Reasoning were moderate and lengthy. Level of difficulty of this section was moderate to difficult. There were no questions from Computer Aptitude and there were no questions of syllogism.

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2018 - Data Analysis & Interpretation: 

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph based)

5

Easy to moderate

Data Sufficiency – 3 statements based

5

Moderate

Data Interpretation (Caselet based)

5

Difficult

Data Interpretation (Caselet based)

5

Difficult

Comparison of 2 quantities - Quantity I and Quantity II

5

Moderate to Difficult

Time and work – set based

3

Difficult

Percentage – set based

2

Moderate to Difficult

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate to Difficult

The DI sets were calculation based and time-consuming. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.

 

SBI PO Exam Analysis (Mains) - General/Economy/Banking Awareness:

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. Most of the questions were from Government Schemes, Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness, Static GK and Current Affairs of the last 3-4 months. Current Affairs dominated the section.

 

SBI PO 2018 Exam Analysis (Mains) - English Language: 

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Some lines were given in bold in every paragraph. The candidate was asked to choose from the given options the correct choice that could replace the sentence in bold.

10

Difficult

Fill in the blanks (3 blanks, 5 options given)

5

Difficult

Spot the error (A sentence, divided into 5 sections, was given. The candidate has to find the erroneous part and replace that with an options from the given answer choices.)

5

Moderate-Difficult

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

5

Moderate-Difficult

Phrase Replacement

5

Difficult

RC Passage (1 vocab based question)

5

Moderate-Difficult

The overall difficulty level of this section was difficult.

 

SBI PO Exam Analysis (Mains)- Descriptive Test was a descriptive online test consisting of two writing tasks (Essay & Letter), which had to be completed in 30 minutes.

Essay writing (150 words):

1 essay with a choice of 2 topics (Memory based):

1. Monsoon wreaks havoc in many Indian states. Write measures or steps that can be taken to minimize the damage.

2. In many schools and colleges, students are given many projects and assignments related to project although there is no research paper published as compared to the number of teachers and students. Write your views on it.

Letter writing (150 words): 

1 letter with a choice of 2 topics (Memory based):

  1.  You transfer some amount of money to your friend using UPI. Your friend is an account holder of a cooperative bank but the transaction fails as there is no facility of UPI in the cooperative bank. Write a letter to the General Manager of the same bank to add this facility so that customers are benefitted. Also, write some benefits of using UPI.
  2. These days, many vegetables and fruits are injected to keep them fresh for long. This is harmful for our health. Write a letter to the concerned authorities regarding the same.

 

 

Sectional and overall expected cut-off of SBI PO Main exam 2018 (Part A – Objective)

The following table contains the category wise SBI PO cut off of mains exam of the year 2017. Candidates can go through the table below and get an idea about the expected cut off of SBI PO mains exam 2018.

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Cut Off 2017

Subject

General

SC/ST/OBC

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (Out of 60 Marks)

9-12

6-9

Data Analysis & Interpretation (Out of 60 Marks)

9-12

6-9

General/Economy/Banking Awareness (Out of 40 Marks)

13-15

10-12

English Language (Out of 40 Marks)

6-9

4-6

Overall Objective Test (Out of 200 Marks)

69-74

59-64

 

Cut off of SBI PO Mains Exam

The mains exam cut off will be released with the release of the SBI PO result 2018 for mains exam. To get an idea of the cutoff of SBI PO mains exam, candidates can refer to the cut off of SBI PO mains exam for the previous year.

Subject

General

SC/ST/OBC

Descriptive Test (Out of 50 Marks)

20-22

17-19

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