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

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 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 Fake News Via Social Media)- 2 Qs. were based on vocabulary. 7 Moderate
Parajumbles 5 Easy
Spot the Error – Four sentences based – Find correct/incorrect. 7 Easy
Cloze Test 6 Moderate
Spot the Error – Bold words based 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 moderate. Two questions were from Vocabulary. Overall, the level of difficulty of this section was easy.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Topic Number of questions Level of Difficulty
Number Series (Odd One Out) 5 Easy
Comparison of Variables – Quadratic Equations 5 Easy
DI (Table) – Students/Teacher/Staff based 5 Moderate
DI (Bar Graph) 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Miscellaneous (Quant based word problems) 10 Moderate

DI part was calculative and time taking. Questions of 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 – Month – January/February/September based) 5 Moderate
AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – Single row – 10 people facing North/South) 5 Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement – People/Their Profession based) 5 Moderate
AR (Circular Seating Arrangement – Facing inwards/outwards) 5 Moderate
Direction based Set 4 Moderate
Ranking/Weight based 3 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