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

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.

Jul 5, 2016 19:05 IST
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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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