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SBI PO Mains 2016: A Detailed Exam Analysis

SBI is all set to conduct the Mains exam for recruitment of Probationary officer (PO) on 31st July. Here the banking team of jagran josh is providing sample questions of General/Economy Banking Awareness that will be useful for the candidates appearing for SBI PO Main examination 2016.

Aug 1, 2016 16:32 IST
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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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