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SBI PO Prelims 2018: Overall Paper Analysis and Expected Cut Off

By: Sakshi Awasthi on July 10, 2018

The State Bank of India Probationary Officer known as SBI PO Prelims examination has been successfully conducted on July 1, and July 8, 2018. The overall level of the examination was between moderate to difficult as some candidates found the examination quite difficult, whereas the same for others was moderate.

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Here's in the overall analysis of SBI PO 2018 Prelims examination, along with expected Cut Off, based on the level of examination.

Major Changes in SBI PO 2018 Prelims:

  • This year the English language section was in the new pattern. The question paper comprised of various topics in different shifts.
  • The Reasoning Ability section was comparatively difficult this year. The section was time-consuming as it involved numerous questions of puzzles and seating arrangement.
  • Quantitative Aptitude section was time-consuming.

Subject-wise SBI PO 2018 Prelims exam analysis:

Subject

Time Duration

English Language

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

20 minutes

English Language:

The section was moderate on difficulty meter. There were 6 questions on Reading Comprehension which included 2 questions on vocabulary. Questions on Double Fillers and Cloze Test were between east to moderate.

Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

6 questions

Moderate

Error Detection

7 questions

Moderate

Double Fillers

6 questions

Easy-Moderate

Cloze Test

6 questions

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Rearrangement

5 questions

Moderate

Reasoning Ability:

The section was moderate on difficulty meter but was quite lengthy. Questions based on puzzles were time-consuming.

Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Data Sufficiency

3 questions

Easy-Moderate

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

20 questions

Lengthy

Coding and Decoding

5 questions

Moderate

Direction

2 questions

Easy-Moderate

Inequality

3 questions

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

2 questions

Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude:

The section was moderately difficult. The section comprised of questions based on Pie Chart, Quadratic Equation, and Number Series.

Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation

10 questions

Moderate-Calculative

Data Sufficiency

5 questions

Easy-Moderate

Wrong Number Series

5 questions

Moderate

Quadratic Equation

5 questions

Moderate

Miscellaneous

10 questions

Moderate

Section-wise Good Attempt for SBI PO Prelims:

Section

Good Attempt

Quantitative Aptitude

19-21

Reasoning Ability

22-25

English Language

18-20

New Topics in SBI PO 2018 Prelims examination:

  • English Language: The section comprised of a few new topics such as Sentence Rearrangement, Match the Column and Finding the Correct Sentence.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: The section comprised of new topics such as wrong number series, and quantitative-based questions.
  • Reasoning Ability: The section comprised of a various type of puzzles such as linear arrangement etc. 

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