SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – 01 July 2018 (1st Shift)


SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – 01 July 2018 (1st Shift)

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – 01 July 2018 (1st Shift): The State Bank of India held the preliminary examination for the post of Probationary Officer today. The SBI PO Prelims Examination is being conducted in multiple shifts, and we will provide an in-depth paper review at the end of each.

In an attempt to provide clarity to all the candidates about their performance, we now begin our SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for the First shift.

As we all know, the exam was composed of 3 sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. The exam pattern in details is as follows.

There was the sectional timing of 20 minutes for the first time in this SBI PO Prelims examination. So, here Studywale comes up with 1st day 1st Shift complete analysis of SBI PO Prelims-2018. THE OVERALL DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF SBI PO Prelims Exam (1st Shift) was Moderate. Here is our prediction regarding the ideal attempt or number of good attempts for SBI PO Prelims

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – 01 July 2018 (1st Shift)

Subject Good Attempt
English Language 16-18
Reasoning Ability 22-24
Quantitative Aptitude 19-21
Total 69-71

Let us dig a bit deeper and understand the construct of the paper section-wise.

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

English section was easy. The questions asked in the 1st shift was as the questions asked in previous day. Few topics covered in this section were as follows:

Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10 (Old People In Japan)
Sentence Rearrangement 5 New type Combination ( Match the Following )
Phrase Replacement 5
Error detection 5
Sentence connector 5
Total 30

Tip from our exam expert: As we can see the RC is story based which is of a moderate type so it becomes important to attempt RC and also there is good weightage of grammar portion so you can’t skip that, try to attempt Phrase Replacement as these are of the easy level.

Numerical Ability (Easy)

To much surprise of SBI aspirants, Quantitative Aptitude Section was not challenging at all. The level of questions was easy, with a few tricky ones. There were questions from tabular DI in the 1st shift. Few topics covered in this section were as follows:

Topics No. of Questions
(Missing )Series 5
Data Interpretation (Tabular,Pie Chart ) 10
Quadratic Equations 5
Simplification/Approximation 5/5
Miscellaneous 10
Total 35

Tip from our exam expert: Students you can easily score  20+ marks in this section. Attempt simplification, Data Interpretation questions first and then move miscellaneous questions in which you are good at.

Reasoning (Moderate)

For Day 1, the level of difficulty of SBI PO Prelims was Moderate. This section comes out to be bit tricky and time-consuming. Topics covered in this section are as follows:

Topics No. of Questions
Coding Decoding 3
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 -Month Based,Box, Parallel rows
Direction Sense 3
Blood Relation 2
Machine Input 5
Direct Inequality 5
Numerical Series 2
Total 35

Tip from our exam expert: As you can see there were questions asked from data sufficiency which is usually asked in mains. So, Candidates are requested to attempt the question which is direct and less time-consuming (like Series and coding-decoding) then go for puzzle and sitting arrangement as it comprises of 15 marks. Do not get stuck in any of the puzzle if u feels so just skip and move to next question.

Highlights of SBI PO Prelims  (Shift 1)

Here are some highlights of SBI PO prelims exam 2018

  • Section Sequence- English, Reasoning, and Quant
  • Numerical Ability- Tabular DI with missing values was asked
  • Reasoning- Percentage of puzzle and sitting arrangement reduced.
  • Overall exam level is moderate.
  • There is no new pattern introduced but some questions were there which previously used to be asked in mains only.

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