SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E 2018

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E - SBI PO prelims exam 2018 was conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) on July 1, 7, and 8. Aspiring candidates must go through SBI PO preliminary exam analysis by T.I.M.E. SBI PO prelims exam analysis by T.I.M.E contains information regarding the difficulty level of the exam, weightage of each section and number of questions asked from each topic. Thus, all the candidates appearing for the SBI PO exam can refer to the SBI PO prelims exam analysis by T.I.M.E presented by Careers360. For more details about SBI PO prelims exam analysis, candidates must refer to the article below.

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Exam Pattern of SBI PO Prelims 2018

Test Area

No. of Question

Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

35 Questions

20 Mins

Reasoning Ability

35 Questions

20 Mins

English Language

30 Questions

20 Mins

Total no. of Questions

100 Qs

60 Mins

 

  • Number of choices per question – 5

  • Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per the feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate. Although no major changes were reported in the prescribed pattern of the exam, few changes which are worth noting are:

  • Introduction of a sectional time limit

  • Unlike the bank exams held in the recent past, there was no uniformity in both the number of questions asked, and the question types in each of the sections, among any of the slots.

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

 

SBI PO Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude

  • According to the feedback received, this section can be classified as easy to moderate.
  • All other aspects of this section were on par with those of the same exam held last year, with the exception of two pet PO Main areas – Data Comparisons and Data Sufficiency – that surprisingly popped up in this section of the prelim exam.
  • Since the difficulty level was moderate, an attempt of around 16-18 questions within the allocated time limit of 20 minutes can be rated as the good number of attempts.
  • Following table depicts the number of questions from various topics, which were asked in this section.

 

SBI PO 2018 Analysis (Quantitative Aptitude)

Topic

Slot 1

Slot 2

Slot 3

Series

5 (Wrong no)

5 (Missing no)

5 (Wrong no)

Simplifications

 

 

5

Approximations

5

 

 

Arithmetic questions

5

6

10

Data Interpretation

10

14

10

Data Sufficiency

 

 

5 ( 2 statements)

Data Comparison

5

5

 

Quadratic Comparisons

5

5

 

Total

35

35

35


SBI PO Analysis 2018 for Reasoning Ability

 

This section has been tagged as 'Moderate'.

Because the questions here were lengthy and time-consuming, the difficulty level of this section was raised a couple of notches higher than before. There was variation in both the number of questions asked, as also in their presence, across slots.

  • The number of questions on Puzzles was as low as 12 in one slot, and as high as 27 in another.

  • The questions on Input-Output and Data Sufficiency which were in general asked in main exam found a place in this section of prelim exam.

  • The difficulty level of puzzles was high as compared to the exam that was held in 2017.

Since the difficulty level was moderate, an attempt of around 14-16 questions within the allocated time limit of 20 minutes can be rated as good number of attempts.

Following table depicts the number of questions from various topics, which were asked in this section:

 

SBI PO Analysis 2018 for Reasoning Ability

Topic

Slot 1

Slot 2

Slot 3

Blood Relations

1

3

3

Direction Sense

2

2

 

Coding-Decoding

5

5

 

Sequence

 

 

 

Word Formation

 

2

 

Symbols & Notations

5

 

 

Analytical Puzzles

12

15

24

Comparison

 

2

3

Input-Output

5

1

5

Data Sufficiency

5 (2 statements)

5 (2 statements)

 

Total

35

35

35


SBI PO Prelims 2018 Analysis (English Language)

  • This section was rated as the easiest among the three sections in the exam.
  • Along lines similar to the other two aforementioned sections, questions presented in various slots were different in number, and their presence too was not uniform. Though candidates were tested in all the important areas, the weightage varied as a result of the above-mentioned change in the manner of presentation, and this is noteworthy.
  • Questions on Error Identification were of two different types, one on the conventional commonly asked and formatted one, and the others was on - “Identifying the grammatically correct one from the given choices”. There were a few questions from 'Sentence starters' too, which were hitherto alien to the Prelims part of the SBI PO exams.
  • Thus, about 15-17 questions in the English section could easily have been solved in the 20 minutes allotted to this section.

Following table depicts the number of questions from various topics, which were asked in this section:

 

SBI PO Prelims Analysis 2018 (English Language)

Topic

Slot 1

Slot 2

Slot 3

Reading Comprehension

8

5

5

Para Forming Questions

5 – 6 ( 6 sentences with the first sentence fixed)

5 (6 sentences)

5 ( 6 sentences with first sentence fixed)

FIB

 

5 (One sentence with two blanks)

5 (One sentence with two blanks)

Error Identification

5

5

5

Phrase Replacement

5 – 6

5

 

Identifying Grammatically correct sentence

 

5

5

Sentence Starters

5

 

5

Total

30

30

30

Overall, the difficulty level of the exam can be pegged as Easy to Moderate.

SBI PO Cut Off 2018

 

The cut off of SBI PO is the minimum marks that must be secured by candidates for selection in the next stage of the exam. The cut off of SBI PO prelims is declared by SBI soon after the declaration of the SBI PO result. 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) has declared SBI PO 2018 result for a preliminary examination on July 16. The SBI PO prelims exam was conducted on July 1, 7 and 8, 2018. Candidates can check SBI PO 2018 result in the form of . Candidates who qualify for the preliminary exam will appear for the next stage of SBI PO exam – mains which is to be conducted on August 4. The result of SBI PO 2018 mains exam will be announced on August 20. Candidates can download their SBI PO scorecard after the declaration of the SBI PO result 2018.

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

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