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SBI PO Mains 2016: A Detailed Exam Analysis

Aug 1, 2016 16:32 IST

    SBI conducted Mains Examination on 31st July successfully. Here the banking team of jagran josh is providing a detailed exam analysis of SBI PO Mains exam 2016.

    Pattern of Examination: The examination has 4 sections - Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language. In the examination there was be objective type of tests.  The candidates shall be required to qualify in each section as per cut-off marks determined on the basis of performance in each section and also on total weighted score. Negative marking is applicable for the Objective Test.  One of the most important factors of the examination was that some question has weight-age based on its level of difficulty. It may be a new strategy introduced by recruitment body to push the candidates to attempt more number of difficult questions.

    SL.

    Name of Test

    No. of Questions

    Marks

    Duration (in minutes)

    1

    Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

    45

    60

    60

    2

    Data Analysis and Interpretation

    35

    60

    45

    3

    General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

    40

    40

    35

    4

    English Language

    35

    40

    40

     

    Total

    155

    200

    3 hours

    Analysis of Examination: The overall difficulty level of the examination was tough.

    Section

    Level of Difficulty

    Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

    Difficult to Moderate

    Data Analysis and Interpretation

    Difficult

    General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

    Moderate

    English Language

    Difficult

    The section wise details are as follows:

    Reasoning:

    The level of difficulty was Difficult to moderate for this section. Syllogism was missing in the section.

    Topics

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Seating arrangement  

    10

    Difficult

    Data Sufficiency

    5

    Difficult

    Puzzle

    5

    Difficult

    Coding-decoding

    2

    Moderate

    Inequalities

    3

    Difficult

    Analytical Reasoning (Statement and Assumptions, Inferences)

    15

    Difficult

    Input- Output(double shifting)

    5

    Moderate

    Total no. of question

    45

     

    Computer Aptitude:  A flow chart was given and questions were based on the chart.

    Data Analysis and Interpretation: The section was difficult. DI question was calculative and time consuming.

    Topic

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Double Pie Chart + Double Line Chart

    10

    Difficult

    Probability & Time and work

    3 to 5

    Difficult

    Quadratic equation

    5

    Difficult (New Pattern)

    Data Sufficiency

    5

    Difficult

    Missing DI + Bar Graph(Single)

    10

    Difficult

    Total no. of question

    35

     

    English Language

    The section was Difficult. New types of question were introduced in the section. No questions were asked from Cloze Test, Parajumbles & Spotting Error in the exam.

    Topic

    Number of question

    Level of difficulty

    Reading Comprehension

    10

    Moderate to Difficult

    Antonyms and Synonyms

    5

    Difficult

    Statement Fillers (New Pattern)

    5

    Difficult

    Fill in the blanks (Candidates have to fill statements within passage)

    5

    Difficult

    Sentence Combination (Two sentence was given and candidates have to combined the correct sentences using the starter words like Hello, welcome etc.)

    5

    Difficult

    Irrelevant Statements

    (Odd One Out)

    5

    Difficult

    Total no. question

    35

     

    General Knowledge: The difficulty level of the questions was Moderate. Major numbers of question were asked from current affairs. Question based on banking awareness and static GK were also asked in the examination.

    SBI PO Mains Exam 2016:  Descriptive Test Topics

    Letter writing (150 words limit)

    • Letter to your parents to tell them about your success in your job and new life in new city.
    • Letter as a principal to the parents to tell them about the importance of parents in children education.
    • Letter to news editor to tell them about menace about selfie.

    Essay writing (300 words limit)

    • Essay on effect of Pokemon Go
    • Essay on positive effects of Hike in salary of an employee on economy
    • Essay on importance of History of nation.

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