SBI PO Prelims 2018 Detailed Exam analysis – 1st July – All shifts

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The most awaited SBI PO exam started from today. The exam was conducted in four shifts today. The next leg of the exam will be held on 7th and 8th July in four shifts each day.

The exam for all the shifts for Day2 is over. Lots of students appeared for the exam and they have shared their experience with us along with the questions asked.  This analysis will give you a detailed in-depth knowledge about the questions that were asked, marks distribution, good attempts, and weightage given to each chapter of every section.

Without wasting any more time, lets directly go through the analysis.

SBI PO prelims exam pattern 

A new pattern was introduced in the exam. Sectional time was provided for each of the three section. Let’s have a look in the exam pattern.

English Language 30 30 20
Numerical Ability 35 35 20
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20
Total 100 100 60


The level of the exam overall was moderate. Please check the overall good attempts for Day 1 of the exam. Also kindly let us know how much you have attempted in the exam.

SectionNo. of QuestionsGood AttemptsLevel
English Language 30 17-21 Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 35 18-22 Moderate
Reasoning ability 35 16-19 Moderate
Total 100 56-60 Moderate
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SECTION WISE ANALYSIS( with questions asked)

English Language (Moderate)

As expected, the level of the English paper was moderate to high. Most students could not attempt all the questions so every candidate must be selective  of what question should he answer. There were 5-7 question on reading comprehension with around 1-2Qs on vocabulary. Reading Comprehension were based on

  • an article Economy Based related to investment and savings of a consumer.
  • Globalisation
  • an article Economy Based related to Tax Rate of Different Countries.
  • on an article related to women empowerment.

The questions that were asked in all the shifts are

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension 5-7 Moderate
Sentence Completion 5 Moderate
Double Fillers 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Connector 5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Identifying the Correct Sentence 5 Moderate
Sentence Starters 5 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

Numerical Ability (Moderate)

This section was comparatively easy than the other sections. However the level of paper was moderate. Students who had practiced well are sure to fare well in this section. Data Interpretation(Pie chart /Line graph/Tabular-Missing values/ caselet)was asked in the exam and the questions are based on arithmetic calculation and was also calculative. The miscellaneous word problems which involved topics like time and work, profit, and loss, SI and CI, Time speed and distance, partnership, average, etc were a little time-consuming.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation 10-15 Moderate-Difficult
Data Sufficiency( in shift 3 and 4) 5 Easy-Moderate
Wrong Number Series/ Missing Number Series 5 Moderate
Approximation(not in shift 2} 3-5 Moderate
Quantity 1- Quantity 2 Type (Avg, Pipe and Cistern, Train, Boat & Stream etc.) ( in shift 1 and 2) 5 Moderate
simplification(in shift 4) 5 Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

Questions to be updated soon

Reasoning (Moderate – Lengthy)

This section was of moderate level and a little bit tricky. Puzzles were time-consuming but apart from puzzles, there were other questions in which students could score.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate - Lengthy
Machine Input Output(only in shift 2) 5 Moderate
Distance and direction(only in shift 2and 3) 2-3 Moderate
Blood relation (only in shift 2) 4 Moderate
Data Sufficiency(not in shift 2) 3-5 Moderate
Coding Decoding(not in shift 2) 5 Moderate
Order and Ranking (only in shift 1) 3 Moderate
Miscellaneous 2-5 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate


Please let us know how your exam was in the comments section.

More questions will be updated soon.

All the best for your upcoming exam!!!!


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