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SBI PO Prelims Exam 2017: Detailed Exam Analysis and Review

May 4, 2017 11:16 IST
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Exam Analysis of SBI PO Pre 2017

India’s most valued public sector company, 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 6thand 7th May. The pre exam consists 100 questions comprises of 3 sections which include Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. 

This year approx 30 lakh candidates appeared for SBI PO Prelims examination.  As per the notification of SBI total number of vacancies is 2,313 (including backlog vacancies).  This huge gap between the number of vacancies and appeared candidates makes the competition very tough.

Analysis of Examination: The overall difficulty level of the examination was Easy to Moderate. Most of the students find that the paper was easier than the previous year.

The Banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with a 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

Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

35

Easy to Moderate

English Language

30

Easy

The section wise details are as follows: 

Quantitative Aptitude: The difficulty level for this section was Easy to Moderate. As expected major number of questions are asked from Data Interpretation.

Topic

No. of Questions (35)

Level

Data Interpretation

(Line and Table graph)

10

Easy to Moderate

Number Series (Based on Missing pattern)

5

 Easy

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

Easy to Moderate

Reasoning: The difficulty level of for this section was Easy to Moderate. No problems on Syllogism asked in this section.

Topic

No. of Questions (35)

Level

Inequalities

5

Easy

Seating Arrangement

5+5=10

Easy to Moderate

Puzzle

(One puzzle was on comparison based)

4+4+5=13

Easy to Moderate

Ranking

2

Easy

Coding-Decoding

1

Easy

Blood relation+ Direction Sense etc.)

2+2

Easy

English Language: The difficulty level of English section was Easy this year.  It was a pleasant surprise for the aspirants that English section was reasonably easy. In cloze test lot of questions were based on the preposition.

Topic

No. of Questions (30)

Level

Reading Comprehension

10

 Moderate

Cloze Test

10

Easy to Moderate

Phrase Replacement

10

Moderate

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

Category

Overall cut-off(out of 100)

General

48-53

OBC

45-50

SC

38-43

ST

27-26

 Expected Sectional Cutoff for SBI PO Prelims 2017 

Name of Section

Maximum Marks

Expected Cutoff

Reasoning Ability

35

 9-12

English Language

30

9-11

Quantitative Aptitude

35

 10-12

 Note: The candidates should note that the above cutoffs 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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