SBI PO Exam Analysis 2nd 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 Second Shift’s Exam is over now, we are providing you the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2017 detailed Analysis for the 2nd Slot.
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 Second Slot held on 6th May 2017 which is conducted from 11:30 a.m – 12:30 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]
Weekdays puzzles : 5 people arrangement
Puzzle Based on 4 people having birthdays on four dates of 2 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
Puzzle asked :
A, B, C, D, P, Q ,R, S have birthday on date 4, 11, 24, 29 of March and April but not in same order. P have birthday on even date but not in April. Only two persons have birthday between p and D. Q has birth on odd date of April but before C. B has birthday immediate before Q. Only one person has birthday between D and S. A has birthday before R
Q. Coding Decoding :
If ‘know true picture’ is written as – fu ki si
‘picture of nature’ is written as – ki lo gn
‘know true nature’ is written as – si lo fu
What will be the code of true?
Ans : either – fu or si
English Language : [Moderate]
Reading Comprehension/Passage – 1 Set (10 Questions) [based on fast foods & delivery system.]
Note : Synonym and Antonyms (4 Questions) are also asked in Reading comprehension
Cloze Test – 10 Questions [Word correction]
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]
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. )
Number Series asked in second shift :
1 ) 7, 3, 2, 2, 4, ?
2 ) 5, 6, 14, 23, 87 ?
3 ) 5, 6.2, 9, 13.4, 19.4, ?
4 ) 6, 9, 20, 47, 106, ?
5 ) 4, 5, 16, 81, ?, 5113
1 ) x0.5-0.5…x1-1….x2-2….x4-4….x8-8
2 ) +1…..+8…..+9…..+64….+25 (Alternate Square and Cubes)
3 ) +1.6….+1.6…..+1.6…+1.6 [Difference of Difference]
4 ) +3…….+11……..+27……..+59
5 ) x1+1…x3+1….x5+1….x7+1…x9+1
Note : Overall difficulty level of the SBI PO Prelims Exam conducted in Second Shift 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 : 55-60
Quantitative Aptitude : 22-25
Reasoning Ability : 18-20
English Language : 19-22
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