SBI PO Preparation Tips by T.I.M.E 2019
Updated on May 29, 2019 - 4:54 p.m. IST by Sanjana Surbhi
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SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E 2019 - State Bank of India (SBI) will conduct the SBI PO prelims exam on June 8, 9, 15 & 16. After the exam get over T.I.M.E institute will release the SBI PO 2019 exam analysis. Candidates will be able to know the sectional weightage, marking scheme, difficulty level and sectional difficulty level of SBI PO 2019. By referring to SBI PO prelims exam analysis by T.I.M.E 2019, candidates can understand the nature and number of the questions asked. Though the exam analysis of SBI PO 2019 will be released after the exam, meanwhile, candidates can check the previous year’s prelims SBI PO exam analysis from the table provided below.

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SBI PO Previous Years Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E

SBI PO was conducted in different slots. The paper had a total of 100 questions and candidates had to complete the paper within one hour. Each correct answer was awarded 1 mark, while for each incorrect answer there was negative marking of 0.25. Last year, As per SBI PO Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E the over all difficulty level of the exam was Easy to Moderate.

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SBI PO Exam Pattern 2019

Sections

Number of questions

Duration

English Language

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

20 minutes

Total

100

60 minutes

Section-wise SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E

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

Topic

Slot 1

Slot 2

Slot 3

Sentence Starters

5

-

5

Phrase Replacement

5 – 6

5

-

Reading Comprehension

8

5

5

Identifying Gramatically correct sentence

-

5

5

Para Forming Questions

5 - 6 (6 sentences with 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

As per T.I.M.E exam analysis of SBI PO, this section was the easiest among the three sections in the exam. About 15-17 questions in the English section could easily have been solved in the 20 minutes allotted to this section.

Exam Analysis of SBI PO Prelims by T.I.M.E - Quantitative Aptitude

Topic

Slot 1

Slot 2

Slot 3

Data Comparison

5

5

-

Quadratic Comparisons

5

5

-

Data Interpretation

10

14

10

Data Sufficiency

-

-

5 (2 statements)

Series

5 (Wrong no)

5 (Missing no)

5 (Wrong no)

Simplifications

-

-

5

Arithmetic questions

5

6

10

Approximations

5

-

-

The difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. The difficulty level was moderate, an attempt of around 16-18 questions within the allocated time limit of 20 minutes can be rated as good number of attempts.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E - Reasoning Ability

Topic

Slot 1

Slot 2

Slot 3

Sequence

-

-

-

Word Formation

-

2

-

Data Sufficiency

5 (2 statements)

5 (2 statements)


Input-Output

5

1

5

Comparison


2

3

Analytical Puzzles

12

15

24

Symbols & Notations

5

-

-

Coding-Decoding

5

5

-

Direction Sense

2

2

-

Blood Relations

1

3

3

As per SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E, the difficulty level of Reasoning Ability was moderate in nature. In this section, the questions were lengthy and time-consuming. Questions from puzzles were difficult in nature 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.

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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

Manager

Chief manager

General manager

Managing director

Hope this helps

Regards

Nikhitha

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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

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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

Hello,

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.

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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
Hello,

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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