SBI PO Preliminary Exam (June 08, 2019): Analysis - Slot I

Today was the first day of the SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2019. Spanning a period of one week (ending June 16, 2019), the exam is being conducted in four time slots: 2 each in morning and evening.

A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while every incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25. There is sectional timing of 20 minutes.

The detailed break-up of SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2019 is as follows:

Section Total Questions Level of Difficulty Good Attempts Time Taken (In Minutes)
English Language 30 Easy-Moderate 22-24 20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Moderate 20-23 20
Reasoning Ability 35 Easy-Moderate 24-27 20
Total 100 Easy-Moderate 61-66 60

Overall expected cut-off of SBI PO Prelims Exam 2019:

General OBC SC ST
Overall Objective Test (Out of 100) 54–58 52 56 47-51 41-45

English Language:

Topic Number of questions Level of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension (based on Renewable of energy)- 2 Qs. were based on vocabulary. 7 Moderate
Cloze Test (based on the use of Artificial Intelligence in Marketing)   6 Easy
Spot the Error – Grammatical Error – 5th Option was No Improvement Needed. 5 Easy
Spot the Error - Error Finding - 5th option was All are correct. 5 Easy
Fill in the Blanks - Single FIB - 5 words based 5 Easy
Match the statements - Column A/Column B 2 Easy-Moderate

The English Language section was along the same lines as the old pattern. Questions on Spot the Error were based on fundamentals of grammar. Reading Comprehension (RC) was moderate. Two questions were from Vocabulary. Overall, the level of difficulty of this section was easy to moderate.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Topic Number of questions Level of Difficulty
Number Series (Missing Number  Series) 5 Moderate
Comparison of Variables: Quadratic Equations 5 Easy
DI (Pie Chart + Bar Graph) 5 Moderate
DI (Bar Graph) 5 Moderate
DI (Caselet - Three companies A, B and C based) 5 Moderate
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Time, Speed and Distance - Boats and Streams 1 Moderate
Ages 1 Moderate
Partnership 1 Moderate
Time, Speed and Distance - Trains 1 Moderate
Mixtures and Alligation 1 Moderate
Profit, Loss and Discount 1 Moderate
SI and CI 1 Moderate
Mensuration - 2D (Circle based) 1 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Quant based) 1 Moderate

DI part was calculative and time taking. The questions on Missing Number Series were moderate. The Arithmetic-based questions were primarily from Time and Work, Partnership, Mixtures, Boat and Stream, SI/CI, etc. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Reasoning Ability:

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
AR (Data Arrangement - 10 Floors based) 6 Moderate
AR (Linear Seating Arrangement - 2 Parallel Rows – facing North/ South based) 5 Moderate
AR(Data Arrangement - Box/Color Based Puzzle) 5 Moderate
AR(Circular Seating Arrangement) 3 Moderate
Direction based Set 3 Easy
Coding-Decoding 1 Easy
Ranking Arrangement (Comparison based) 3 Moderate
Blood Relation – Set based 4 Moderate
Syllogism 5 Easy

Analytical reasoning sets were moderate. The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

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All the Best! Team CL