SBI PO Preliminary Exam (June 09, 2019): Analysis - Slot II

The SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2019 is scheduled to be conducted across a span of two weeks on the following dates – 08th, 09th, 15th, & 16th June 2019. On the second day of the SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2019, the paper was one with Easy-moderate level of difficulty.

The paper consisted of total 100 questions; overall duration of the exam was 60 minutes. Each section had an individual time limit of 20 minutes. All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Each question carried one mark. There was a penalty of one fourth of the allotted marks or 0.25 marks for every incorrect attempt.

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

Section Total Questions Level of Difficulty Good Attempts Time Taken (In Minutes)
English Language 30 Easy-Moderate 22-25 20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Moderate 21-24 20
Reasoning Ability 35 Easy-Moderate 25-28 20
Total 100 Easy-Moderate 61-67 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 reinventing personal brand through Social Media) - 2 Qs. were based on vocabulary. 7 Moderate
Cloze Test   6 Easy
Find the wrongly spelt/irrelevant word 5 Easy
Phrase Replacement 5 Easy
Fill in the Blanks - Single FIB - 5 words based 4 Easy
Find the grammatically correct/incorrect statements among the three given statements 3 Easy-Moderate

The English Language section was along the same lines as previous years. In order to score well in this section a candidate required basic understanding of rules of English Grammar and good vocabulary. The Reading Comprehension passage was moderately difficult. In total there were 7 questions – 2 questions were vocab based, 1 FIB questions, 2 questions were inference based, and 2 questions were fact based. Overall, the level of difficulty of the English Language section was easy to moderate.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Topic Number of questions Level of Difficulty
Number Series (Find the wrong number) 5 Moderate
Comparison of Variables: Quadratic Equations 5 Easy
DI (Table + Bar Graph)-Sale of Burgers 6 Easy
DI (Pie chart –based on train tickets) 6 Easy
DI (Caselet –Amusement park 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 Easy
Mixtures and Alligation 1 Moderate
Profit, Loss and Discount 1 Moderate
SI and CI 1 Moderate

The difficulty level of the DI sets was easy. The DI sets were not time consuming which should have saved candidates some time. The questions from Missing Number Series were moderate. The Arithmetic-based questions were primarily from Time and Work, Partnership, Mixtures, Boat and Stream, SI/CI, etc. and were time consuming. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Reasoning Ability:

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Puzzle(Stack of boxes one over the other based) 5 Moderate
AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – 2 Parallel Rows – facing North/ South based) 5 Easy-Moderate
AR(Data Arrangement – Month Based Puzzle) 5 Moderate
AR(Circular Seating Arrangement) 5 Easy-Moderate
Inequalities 4 Easy
Coding-Decoding 1 Easy
Letter Based 1 Easy
Number Based 1 Easy
Blood Relation – Set based 3 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 4 Easy
Alphanumeric Series 1 Moderate

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

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