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

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 21-23 20
Reasoning Ability 35 Easy-Moderate 25-28 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 Easy-Moderate
Parajumbles   5 Easy-Moderate
Spot the Error 8 Easy
Phrase Replacement 5 Easy
Fill in the Blanks - Single FIB - 5 words based 5 Easy

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 easy to 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 Easy
Simplification/Approximation 5 Easy
DI (Pie Chart – Herbivorous/Carnivorous/Omnivorous based) 5 Moderate
DI (Bar Graph + Table) – Age based 5 Moderate
DI (Caselet – Five stores of Samsung/Vivo) 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Quant based word problems) 10 Moderate

DI part was calculative and time taking. The questions on Missing Number Series were easy. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Reasoning Ability:

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
AR (Data Arrangement – 5 Floors and 8 Apartment based) 5 Moderate
AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – Single row – 10 people facing North) 5 Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement – 6 People – 6 Cities - 3 Months based) 5 Moderate
AR (Circular Seating Arrangement – 8 People – Facing inwards/outwards) 5 Moderate
Direction based Set 3 Moderate
Mathematical Inequalities 5 Easy
Miscellaneous (Single Question – Coding-Decoding/Alphabet based etc.) 2 Easy
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