# 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.

Created On: 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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