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SBI PO Prelims Exam (July 01, 2018) Analysis -Slot II

Jul 1, 2018 16:00 IST
    SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018 Analysis Review Slot II
    SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018 Analysis Review Slot II

    Today was the first day of the SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2018. Spanning a period of one week (ending July 08, 2018), the exam is being conducted in four time slots: 2 each in morning and evening.

    A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while every incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.

    The detailed break-up of SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2018 is as follows:

    Section

    Total Questions

    Level of Difficulty

    Good Attempts

    Good Score

    Time Taken (In Minutes)

    English Language

    30

    Moderate

    18-22

    16-18

    20

    Quantitative Aptitude

    35

    Moderate

    19-23

    17-21

    20

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    Moderate

    18-20

    16-19

    20

    Total

    100

    Moderate

    58-64

    53-58

    60

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PS: The overall difficulty level and pattern of the exam was almost similar to that of the last year’s exam.

    Sectional and overall expected cut-off of SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018:

    Subject

    General

    OBC

    SC

    ST

    English Language (Out of 30)

    8.5 -10.5

    5.5-7.5

    5.5-7.5

    5.5-7.5

    Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 35)

    10 -12

    6.5-8.5

    6.5-8.5

    6.5-8.5

    Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)

    6 – 8

    3.5-5.5

    3.5-5.5

    3.5-5.5

    Overall Objective Test (Out of 100)

    51-55

    48-52

    43-47

    31-35

     

     

     

     

     

     

    English Language

    Topic

    Number of questions

    Level of Difficulty

    Reading Comprehension (Economic Growth based): There was 1 vocab based question.

    6

    Moderate-Difficult

    Para-jumbles

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    Fill in the Blank

    4

    Moderate

    Spot the Error (Old Pattern) 

    8

    Easy-Moderate

    Spot the Error (Four statements were given in 4 options. 5th option was all are correct.)

    7

    Moderate-Difficult

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Reading Comprehension (RC) was lengthy and difficult. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

    Quantitative Aptitude

     Topic

    Number of questions

    Level of Difficulty

    Number Series (Completion of Series)

    5

    Easy-Moderate

    Comparison of 2 Quantities – Quantity I & II (Geometry, Average, etc.)

    5

    Moderate

    Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations)

    5

    Easy

    DI (Pie Chart)

    5

    Moderate

    DI (Bar Graph)

    5

    Moderate

    DI (Caselet)

    5

    Moderate

    Miscellaneous (Quant based single Questions – Time and work, etc.)

    5

    Moderate

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    DI part was calculative and time taking. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. 

    Reasoning Ability

    Topic

    Number of Questions

    Level of Difficulty

    Directions

    2

    Easy-Moderate

    Blood Relations

    3

    Easy

    Data Sufficiency

    5

    Moderate-Difficult

    AR (Linear Arrangement – Two parallel rows - Persons Facing North and 1 variables)

    5

    Moderate

    AR (Data Arrangement – Box based)

    5

    Moderate

    AR (Data Arrangement)

    5

     Moderate

    AR (Linear Arrangement - 8 Persons Facing North/South)

    5

     Moderate

    Coding-Decoding – Set based

    3

    Moderate

    Alphabet based

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Alphanumeric Series

    1

    Easy-Moderate

    Analytical reasoning sets were moderate-lengthy, not easy. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

    The above analysis is provided by Mr. Mayank Garg, Mentor, Career Launcher.

    Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key, and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

    otal Questions

    Level of Difficulty

    Good Attempts

    Good Score

    Time Taken (In Minutes)

    English Language

    30

    Moderate

    18-22

    16-18

    20

    Quantitative Aptitude

    35

    Moderate

    19-23

    17-21

    20

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    Moderate

    18-20

    16-19

    20

    Total

    100

    Moderate

    58-64

    53-58

    60

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