SBI PO Prelims 2018 Detailed Exam analysis – 8th July – All shifts

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SBI PO exam is the most anticipated exam because of the various perks associated with the job. SBI PO prelims exam was conducted online in four shifts on 1st July and 8th July. Check the detailed analysis of SBI PO prelims -1st July – All shifts

The prelims exam for all the shifts for Day2 is over. Many students appeared for the exam and we have collected information from them along with few questions. After analyzing it thoroughly, we bring you a detailed analysis of the exam along with marks distribution, good attempts, and the number of questions from each topic of every section.

So let’s have a look in the analysis,

SBI PO prelims exam pattern 

A very different pattern was introduced in the exam this time. Sectional time was provided for each of the three section. The first section was English section followed by reasoning and maths. Also, you don’t have to worry about clearing the sectional cut off as it has been omitted from the prelims exam. 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 exam overall was of moderate level. Out of the three sections, one of the sections was comparatively difficult and the other two were of moderate level. You can check the overall good attempts for Day 2 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)

The English paper was of a moderate level. Students could easily attempt 20+ questions. There were 5-6 questions on reading comprehension with around 1-2Qs on vocabulary. Reading Comprehensions were based on

  • an article related to women empowerment.
  • an article related to crop production

The questions that were asked in all the shifts are

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension 5-6 Moderate
Sentence Completion(only in shift 4) 5 Moderate
Double Fillers(only in shift 2 and 3) 5-6 Moderate
Cloze Test(not in shift 4) 5-6 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Connector(only in shift 4) 5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement(only in shift 1 and 2) 3-5 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection (not in shift 1) 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement (not in shift 2) 5 Moderate
Identifying the Correct Sentence(only in shift 1) 3 Moderate
Match the column(only in shift 1 and 4) 5 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

Reasoning (Moderate – Lengthy)

Reasoning section throughout the exam was of moderate to lengthy level. Same was the scenario today. Students could attempt fewer questions in this section. Puzzles were time-consuming but apart from puzzles, the other questions were easy to 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

Numerical Ability (Moderate)

The level of paper was moderate. Students who have prepared well are sure to score good marks. Data Interpretation(Pie chart /Bar graph/Tabular-Missing values/ caselet)was asked in the exam and the questions based on arithmetic calculation were 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
Quadratic Equation(not in shift 4} 5 Moderate
Wrong Number Series/ Missing Number Series(not in shift 2} 5 Moderate
Approximation(in shift 2 and 4} 5 Moderate
Quantity 1- Quantity 2 Type (not in shift 2} 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency( in shift 2 and 3) 5 Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

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