SBI PO (Prelims) Exam - 2015 flagged off on June 20, 2015. This exam is being conducted for the first time. It is being held in four time slots through out the day. The exam will span over a period of one week, ending June 28, 2015. A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark while each incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.
The detailed break up of the paper is as follows:
The section comprised of questions based on Reading Comprehension, two blank FIB, Para-jumbles, Sentence Correction and Cloze Test. The 10 question Reading Comprehension was based on Banking and Financial Services. Although the passage was lengthy, the questions were easy. The 5 blanks cloze test and the 5 questions based on FIB were very easy. 5 questions each were based on Para Jumbles and Sentence Correction. The difficulty level of these questions was easy to moderate. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.
This section was dominated by questions based on logical reasoning. There were 2 questions based on directions, which were time consuming but easy. The 5 questions based on matrix arrangement, 5 questions based on Coding-Decoding, 5 questions based on Linear Arrangement and 3 questions based on Blood Relations were very easy. There was one set of 5 questions based on Circular Arrangement, which was of moderate level of difficulty. 5 questions were asked from Mathematical Inequalities, which again were of moderate difficulty level. In verbal reasoning, only 5 questions were asked. They were based on Syllogism. Of these, two were moderate in difficulty level while the rest were easy. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.
This section saw questions from a variety of topics. 1 question each was asked from Boats and Stream, Time and Work, Mensuration-2D, Probability, Partnership, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Percentage, Age, Mixtures & Allegations and Profit, Loss and Discount. There was 1 set each of Table Based Data Interpretation and Line Graph based Data Interpretation. These sets consisted of 5 questions each and were of moderate difficulty level. 5 questions each were asked from Comparison of Variables, Approximation and Series. 1 question each of Comparison of Variables and Series was of moderate level of difficulty. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.
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