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SBI PO prelims 2016 Exam Analysis held on 2nd and 3rd July; Points not be missed in next slot

Jul 5, 2016 19:05 IST

    SBI had conducted the preliminary examination for the recruitment of Probationary officer (PO) post on 2nd and 3rd July 2016 in 4 slots successfully. The next slot is scheduled to be held on 9th and 10th July. The pre exam consist 100 questions comprises of 3 sections which includes Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

    Analysis of Examination: The overall difficulty level of the examination was Moderate. The Pattern of paper and level of difficulty was approx similar to the previous year.

    The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with comprehensive analysis of the question paper and the expected cut off for the examination. It is advised to the candidates who have their examination in next slot to go through below analysis make their strategy accordingly.

    Section

    Total Ques.

    Level of Difficulty

    Reasoning Ability

    35

    Moderate to Difficult

    Quantitative Aptitude

    35

    Moderate to Difficult

    English Language

    30

    Moderate

    The section wise details are as follows: 

    Quantitative Aptitude: As expected major number of questions are asked from Data Interpretation. It is advised to candidates to focus on DI and practice Bar Graph and Table graph based questions. Number Series was difficult so practice a lot of ‘Number Series’.

    Topic

    No. of Questions (35)

    Level

    Data Interpretation

    (Bar graph and Table graph)

    10

    Moderate

    Number Series

    5

     Difficult

    Approximation

    5

    Easy

    Quadratic Equation

    5

    Easy

    Miscellaneous (CI and SI, Time & Work, Problem on Age, Time and Distance, Profit & Loss, Ratio and Proportion)

    10

    Moderate to Difficult

    Reasoning: The difficulty level of for this section was Moderate to Difficult. 20 problems in 5 sets are based on Puzzle. Practice a lot of problems based on Puzzle. No problems on Syllogism and Coding- Decoding asked in this section.

    Topic

    No. of Questions (35)

    Level

    Inequalities

    5

    Easy

    Seating Arrangement

    5

    Difficult

    Puzzle (8 people work in different department & goes to different city)

    5

    Difficult

    Puzzle (8 people likes different colour)

    5

    Moderate

    Puzzle

    5

    Moderate

    Linear Puzzle

    5

    Difficult

    Blood relation+ Direction Sense etc.)

    2+3

    Easy

    English Language: The difficulty level of English section was Moderate as it was in previous year. Candidates are advised to save their time from this section so you can have more time for QA and Reasoning section.

    Topic

    No. of Questions (30)

    Level

    Reading Comprehension

    10

     Moderate

    Cloze Test

    5

    Easy

    Parajumbles

    5

    Difficult

    Spotting error

    5

    Easy to Moderate

    Fill in the blanks

    5

    Easy

    Expected Cutoff marks: - As per our analysis and difficulty level of the examination, the following Cutoff marks are expected for different category.

    General

    50-55

    OBC

    45-50

    SC

    38-43

    ST

    22-27

    Note: The candidates should note that the above cut offs may vary as it depends upon various factors hence, it is not possible to predict the exact cut off marks until SBI declared it on its website. The SBI will announce cut off marks, when the process of selection is over.

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