SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis Fourth Shift – 30th April 2017 (4th Slot)


SBI PO  Exam Analysis 4th Slot (30th April) :  Hello Aspirants, Today State Bank of India has conducted the Prelims Examination for the Recruitment of Probationary officers. The examination was started from yesterday 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. 

SBI PO 2017 Prelims Exam Pattern
Subjects Questions Marks Time Allotted
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 Composite Time
of 1 Hour
Reasoning Ability 35 35
English Language 30 30

Day 2 : Read the examination review of SBI PO Prelims given below for the Fourth Slot held on 30th April 2017 which is conducted from 4:30 p.m - 5:30 p.m.


Reasoning Ability : [Moderate-Difficult]

Puzzles – 4 Sets (20 Questions)

  • Linear Arrangement (8 persons facing north having different age)
  • Floor Puzzle [8 people living on 8 floors with one variable]
  • Comparison Based Puzzle 
  • Puzzle Based on a Schedule conducted on two dates of four Different Months

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


English Language :  [Moderate]

Reading Comprehension/Passage – 1 Set (10 Questions) [ lengthy passage based on E bay's Cyber security]

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

Cloze Test – 10 Questions [Word correction]

Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction – 10 Questions 


Cloze Test asked in fourth shift : [Article from THE ECONOMIST]

Everyone knows that nurturing brain boxes is good for an economy. In Thailand, school reformers have an extra incentive: to narrow differences between rich people in cities and their poorer rural cousins, which have led to a decade of political tension and occasional eruptions of violence. For years shoddy teaching has favoured urban children whose parents can afford to send them to cramming schools or to study abroad. Dismal instruction in the countryside has made it easier for city slickers from posh colleges to paint their political opponents as pliable bumpkins.
The dangerous social divide is all the more reason to worry about Thailand’s poor rating in an educational league table published in December. Thailand limped into the bottom quarter of 70 countries whose pupils participated in the maths, reading and science tests organised under the Programm for International Student Assessment PISA. Its scores have deteriorated since a previous assessment in 2012, when researchers found that almost one-third of the country’s 15-year-olds were “functionally illiterate”, including almost half of those studying in rural schools.
Thailand’s dismal performance is not dramatically out of step with countries of similar incomes. But it is strange given its unusually generous spending on education, which in some years has hoovered up more than a quarter of the budget. Rote learning is common. There is a shortage of maths and science teachers, but a surfeit of physical-education instructors. Many head teachers lack the authority to hire or fire their own staff. Classrooms are stern and bullying teachers numerous
Thailand spends too much money propping up small schools, where teaching is poorest. Almost half of Thai schools have fewer than 120 students, and most of those have less than one teacher per class. Opening lots of village schools once helped Thailand achieve impressive attendance rates, but road-building and other improvements in infrastructure mean most schools are now within 20 minutes of another. Over the next ten years falling birth rates will reduce school rolls by more than 1m, making it ever more difficult for tiny institutions to provide adequate instruction at a reasonable cost.


Quantitative Aptitude :  [Moderate]

Simplification/Approximation – 10 Questions

Number Series – 5 Questions

Data Interpretation – 2 Set (10 Question) [Tabular (Complex DI having percentage of Voters) and line graph]

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 Shift is Moderate-Difficult, No change in pattern as compare to previous shifts held today.

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 : 58-62


Quantitative Aptitude : 22-25

Reasoning Ability : 16-20

English Language : 19-22


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