SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018

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SBI PO Main 2018 Exam Analysis

Candidates who qualified the SBI PO 2018 Prelims, took the Main exam on 4th August 2018. The examination was conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) in online mode in a single slot  from 10 AM to 1.30 PM. Those who appeared for SBI PO mains exam may now go through SBI PO mains exam analysis. As part of the analysis, candidates will be able to get an insight into the exam's difficulty level, section-wise weightage, section-wise topics, etc.

In SBI PO Mains exam, the different sections include Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, and English Language.

Except for the English Language section, all the other sections were available in both English and Hindi languages. Negative marking was applicable on every incorrect answer. The Mains exam was divided into two parts – Objective Test and Descriptive Test.

Objective Test

Following is the detailed break-up of the SBI PO Main 2018 Exam's Objective part:

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Good Attempts

Time
 

Difficulty Level

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

13-16

60 minutes

Moderate to Tough

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

18-20

45 minutes

Moderate to Tough

General/Economy/
Banking Awareness

40

40

23-25

35 minutes

Easy to Moderate

English Language

35

40

15-18

40 minutes

Tough

Total

155

200

75-85

180 minutes

Moderate to Tough

Section-Wise Analysis of SBI PO Mains Exam 2018

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement - Single Row with variables)

5

Moderate to Tough

AR (Linear Seating Arrangement - Parallel Rows - facing north/south with variables)

5

Tough

AR (Data Arrangement - Floor based puzzle with variables)

5

Moderate to Tough

AR (Data Arrangement - Age/Blood Relation based with variables)

5

Moderate

Direction-set based

5

Moderate

Symbol-based coding-Decoding with conditions

5

Easy to Moderate

Input-Output

5

Moderate

Statement-Inference

5

Moderate to Tough

Strong & weak arguments

5

Moderate to Tough

The difficulty level of this section was moderate to tough. 

Data Analysis & Interpretation:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph-based)

5

Easy to moderate

Data Sufficiency (3 statements based)

5

Moderate

Data Interpretation (Caselet based)

5

Tough

Data Interpretation (Caselet based)

5

Tough

Comparison of 2 quantities - Quantity I and Quantity II

5

Moderate to Tough

Time and work - set based

3

Tough

Percentage - set based

2

Moderate to Tough

Miscellaneous

5

Moderate to Tough

This section was moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty level.

General/Economy/Banking Awareness:

A majority of the questions asked in this section were based on Banking Awareness, Government Schemes, Financial Awareness, Static GK and Current Affairs of the last 3-4 months. In terms of overall difficulty level, this section was easy to moderate.

English Language:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

10

Tough

Fill in the blanks 

5

Tough

Spot the error 

5

Moderate to Tough

Cloze Test

5

Moderate to Tough

Phrase Replacement

5

Tough

RC Passage

5

Moderate to Tough

This section turned out to be difficult in terms of the overall level of difficulty.

Descriptive Test 

This test had a time duration of 30 minutes in which candidates were supposed to complete two writing tasks (Essay & Letter). 

SBI PO Prelims 2018 Exam Analysis

The SBI PO Prelims 2018 examinations were conducted successfully from July 1 to 8, 2018. State Bank of India (SBI) conducted the computer-based test in 4 slots on each of the days. The result for the SBI PO Prelims 2018 examination is expected to be out on July 15, 2018.

The next stage is the SBI PO Main examination, which will be taken by candidates who qualify the Preliminary examination. In terms of difficulty, the paper was moderate and was on the same lines as previous years' paper. The cut-off for SBI PO Prelims 2018 is also expected to be on the same lines as that of last year.

Check out our SBI PO Prelims 2018 exam analysis for the examinations conducted in four slots on 8th of July 2018!

SBI PO Preliminary Exam has 3 sections - English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. In each slot of the exam, candidates had to answer a total of 100 questions in 1-hour duration. Each correct answer carried one mark whereas there was a negative marking of 0.25 mark for every incorrect answer in the entrance exam. Except for English language, all other sections were available in both English and Hindi versions.

Now, take a look at the slot-wise analysis of the SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2018 conducted on 8th July:

Slot 1 Exam Analysis:

Section

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Total Questions

Time Taken

English Language

Moderate

20-23

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate

18-22

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

Moderate

17-20

35

20 minutes

Total

Moderate

57-65

100

60 minutes

Slot 2 Exam Analysis

Section

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Total Questions

Time Taken

English Language

Moderate

21-23

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate

18-22

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

Moderate

17-20

35

20 minutes

Total

Moderate

57-65

100

60 minutes

Slot 3 Exam Analysis:

Section

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Total Questions

Time Taken

English Language

Moderate

20-23

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate

19-21

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

Moderate

18-21

35

20 minutes

Total

Moderate

57-65

100

60 minutes

Slot 4 Exam Analysis:

Section

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Total Questions

Time Taken

English Language

Moderate

20-23

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate

15-18

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

Moderate

18-21

35

20 minutes

Total

Moderate

53-62

100

60 minutes

 

With inputs from Career Launcher

Disclaimer: We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken based on the information mentioned above.

 

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