SBI PO Pre 2017 Exam Analysis fourth Shift – 6th May 2017 (4th Slot)


SBI PO  Exam Analysis 4th Slot (6th May) :  Hello Aspirants, Today State Bank of India has conducted the Prelims Examination for the Recruitment of Probationary officers. The examination was started from last week and conducted in different centers across the country. The Exam will be held in total 4 Slots. As the fourth Shift’s Exam is over now, we are providing you the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2017 detailed Analysis for the 4th Slot.


SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis First Shift


SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Pattern :

The examination is consisting of three section namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. Total Marks allotted for the paper is 100 marks. Negative marking of 0.25 will be applied on each wrong answer. 

Day 3 : Read the examination review of SBI PO Prelims given below for the Fourth Slot held on 6th May 2017 which is conducted from 4:30 pm – 5:30 p.m.


Reasoning Ability : [Moderate-Difficult]

Puzzles – 4 Sets (20 Questions)

  • Linear Arrangement (8 persons facing north with 1 variable)
  • Floor Puzzle [ 8 people living on 8 floors watching different animated movies]
  • Puzzle based on Ages of different people with birth years.
  • Puzzle Based on people attending party on four dates of 2 Different Months (April & December)

Inequality – 5 Questions

Blood Relation & Direction Sense – 5 Questions

Coding decoding, Alpha Numeric Series & Order Ranking – 5 Questions

Note : No Syllogism was asked in the exam


Puzzle asked  :

Eight people J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q born in different year – 1949, 1961, 1964, 1976, 1985, 1992, 1998, 2004.
K was born on even number but after 1985. The sum of present age of K and N is 81. The sum of present age of Q and L is 97. The difference between present age of N & P is 15. The difference between present age of O & J is 13. J is older than O. Q was born in an odd number year, Q is older than P.


English Language :  [Moderate]

Reading Comprehension/Passage – 1 Set (10 Questions) [based on gulf countries and Agronomic.]

Note : Synonym and Antonyms (4 Questions) are also asked in Reading comprehension

  • Synonyms – Tracks , Dropped
  • Antonyms – Flat , Potential

Cloze Test – 10 Questions [Word correction] – Based on Efficiency and productivity of workers

Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction – 10 Questions 


Quantitative Aptitude :  [Moderate]

Simplification/Approximation – 10 Questions

Number Series – 5 Questions

Data Interpretation – 2 Set (10 Question) [Tabular and line graph]

  • Tabular DI : based on male and female ratio
  • Line Graph : based on some data given of the year 2012 and 2013

Quadratic Equations – 5 Questions

Miscellaneous  – 10 Questions  (based on Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Profit Loss, Probability , Mensuration, Age, Mixture Allegation, Partnership, Average, Boats & Stream etc. )


Note : Overall difficulty level of the SBI PO Prelims Exam conducted in Fourth is Moderate-Difficult, No change in exam pattern as compare to last shift.

1 ) In English section, 10 questions came from Phrase correction topic which was something new for the candidates. Cloze Test is based on word correction type and . Rest topic were same as compare to previous bank exams.

2 ) Reasoning is of Moderate level and out of 4 Puzzles, two were doable but time taking. Rest topics are doable which were based on coding decoding, Inequality, Direction sense, blood relation, Order ranking etc.

3 ) Quantitative Aptitude was the easiest section in all the three sections and of Easy to Moderate level. Number Series and Quadratic equation are the topics in which candidate can secure full marks.


Overall Good Attempts : 52-57

Quantitative Aptitude : 20-25

Reasoning Ability : 17-20

English Language : 18-22


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