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SBI PO Preliminary Exam Analysis

Published on Saturday, June 20, 2015
First slot of SBI PO Preliminary exam is over now. Now I am writing the exam analysis.

Difficulty level of the exam was same as Model papers that I shared during past few days. There was no surprise factor.

Final tip for all the readers who are going to appear for SBI PO Prelim
exam is to download the Free Model papers here and solve them. Many questions were repeated from them.

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty level - Easy

Data interpretation sets were bit time consuming. Remaining questions were easy.

Series questions were tricky.

Topic No. of Questions 
Arithmetic ( Time and work, Time and distance, Profit and loss, SI &CI, Mixture and alligations, Boats and streams, Ages etc)
Series 5
Data Interpretation (Simple line diagram and tables) 10
Quadratic Equations 5
Probability 2
Simplification 5


Difficulty level - Moderate

Easy questions - Syllogism, Inequalities, Coding & decoding, Blood relation

Difficult questionsDepartments puzzle

Except puzzles, this section was easy.

Topic No.of Questions
Syllogisms 5
Seating Arrangement (Circular seating arrangement) 5
Blood Relations 3
Puzzle (Linear seating arrangement and in second puzzle we need to match people with departments) 10
Inequalities 5
Coding-Decoding 5

English Language

As expected, this section was easy. Most of the students wasted too much time on Reasining puzzles and end up giving just 8-10 minutes to this section. According to me English was the most scoring section. It was easy to attempt even 30 within 20 minutes.

Easy questions - Sentence correction, Cloze test,

Difficult questions - Para jumbles

Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10
Sentence Correction 5
Sentence re-arrangement 5
Cloze Test 5
Grammar Errors 5

Ideal attempt

Section Ideal attempt
Quantitative Aptitude 20-22
Reasoning 17-20
English language 22-25
Total 55-60

Expected Cutoff

Cutoff should be in the range of 48-50 for General category
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