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

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 Artificial Intelligence)- 2 Qs. were based on vocabulary. 10 Easy-Moderate
Parajumbles 5 Easy
Spot the Error – Four sentences based – Find correct/incorrect. 5 Easy
Match the statements: Column A/Column B 5 Easy-Moderate
Fill in the Blanks – Single FIB 5 Easy

The English Language section was more or less 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
Comparison of variables: Quadratic Equations 5 Easy
Simplification/Approximation 5 Easy
DI (Table + Line Graph) – Boys and girls travelling in three buses A, B and C based. 5 Moderate
DI (Pie Chart) – Males/Females based 5 Moderate
DI (Caselet) 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Quant based word problems) 10 Moderate

DI part was calculative and time taking. There were no questions on Number Series. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Reasoning Ability:

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
AR (Data Arrangement – 6 People/3 Floors /2 Flats on each floor based) 5 Moderate
AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – Single row – 8 people facing North/South) 5 Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement – 10 floors/10 People based) 5 Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement – 8 Boxes/Day (Monday to Saturday) based puzzle) 5 Moderate
Direction based Set 3 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Miscellaneous (Single Question – Ranking/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