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Exam Analysis of SBI SO 20, January 2017

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Exam Analysis of SBI SO 20, January 2017

Exam Analysis: SBI Specialist Officer 20 Jan, 2017, Slot 2

SBI SO exam was conducted for various posts like assistant system manager, system developers etc. Exam was conducted in 2 slots- 9AM and 1PM. Here is the short analysis of slot 2 exam.

Exam is in 2 parts: Part 1 and part 2. Part 1 is of qualifying nature and merit will be based on Part 2. There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. There is no time gap between part 1 and part 2. System will automatically start the part 2 exam after part 1 time will get over, you can’t switch to part 1 again.

Analysis: Some questions were super easy and some questions were touching the difficulty level. Overall exam was of moderate level. If you have prepared well, you can easily crack the exam.

Part 1: Part 1 had three sections: Reasoning, English and Quantitative Aptitude.  There were total 120 questions in part 1 and duration was 90 minutes.

Reasoning: 50 questions.  Overall Level of questions: Moderate.

 

TopicsApproximate No. of questionsLevel
Syllogism5Easy to moderate
Coding-decoding5Easy to moderate
Blood relations3Easy
Seating arrangement (row,7 people)5Moderate
Direction and distance test4Moderate
Puzzles10Moderate to difficult
Inequalities5Easy
Circular Seating arrangement  (8 people)5Difficult
Miscellaneous(Input-output, data sufficiency etc)8Easy to moderate
Total50

 

English: 35 questions. Overall Level of questions: Moderate.

 

TopicsApproximate No. of questionsLevel
Reading comprehensions10Moderate
Sentence correction5 Difficult
Fillers5Super easy
Cloze test5Moderate-difficult
Error spotting10Moderate-difficult
Total35

 

Quant: 35 questions. Overall Level of questions: Moderate.

 

TopicsApproximate No. of questionsLevel
Data interpretation (tabular DI and line graph)10Calculative, moderate
Approximation and simplification5Easy
Data sufficiency5Moderate
Number series5Easy to moderate
Questions based on age, average, mixture, SI-CI, Profit & Loss, time-distance etc.10Moderate
Total35

 

Part 2: Professional Knowledge

There were 50 questions of 100 marks. Duration: 45 minutes.

Questions in this section check the command on technical subject. Majorly questions were from DBMS, data warehouse, data mining. Questions were also related to PKI certificate, IP address, operating system, RAD, OLAP etc. In this section, if you have attempted or if you attempt (in coming exams) around 35 questions with good accuracy, then this is a good attempt.

For the students who are appearing for this exam, now can get an idea of the exam and can prepare accordingly, but still, be ready for the unexpected.

Detailed analysis: exam-analysis-docx.

 

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