SBI CBO 2021 Exam Analysis – Check Now

SBI CBO 2021 Exam Analysis

SBI CBO 2021 Exam Analysis: SBI CBO Exam was conducted on 23rd January 2022 for filling up 1226 vacancies of Circle based officers in SBI. Candidates who have appeared or are interested in appearing for the SBI CBO exam will be very much looking forward to SBI CBO 2021 Exam analysis.

In this blog, we are going to provide a section-wise analysis, difficulty level of the SBI CBO Exam as well as look at the number of good attempts. Before moving on to the analysis, let us first check the SBI CBO Exam Pattern.

SBI CBO Exam Pattern

The SBI CBO Exam Pattern consists of an online CBT and descriptive paper. The Objective paper comprises four sections for 120 marks and the Descriptive Paper consists of two questions for a total of 50 marks. The distribution of marks is as follows:

Online CBT ( Objective Type)

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language303030 mins
Banking Knowledge404040 mins
General Awareness/Economy303030 mins
Computer Aptitude 202020 mins
Total1201202 hours

Descriptive Test

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Letter Writing125
Total25030 mins

SBI CBO 2021 Exam Analysis – Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

SectionsDifficulty levelTotal QuestionsGood Attempts
English LanguageModerate3024-27
Banking KnowledgeModerate4029-32
General Awareness/EconomyModerate3023-26
Computer Aptitude*Moderate-Difficult2010-13
Total 86-98

*Note: The computer aptitude section consisted of questions from reasoning.

Therefore, it can be said that the overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate and the number of good attempts falls in the range of 86-98.

SBI CBO Exam Analysis – Section Wise


Topic Total QuestionsDifficulty Level
Para Jumbles3-4Moderate
Cloze Test7-8Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement2-3Moderate
Error Detection4-5Moderate 
Reading Comprehension (Fact-Based & Fillers Based questions)8-10Moderate

Computer Aptitude and Reasoning

TopicTotal QuestionsDifficulty Level
Machine Input-Output5Difficult
Coding in Inequalities5Moderate 
Puzzles (Direction-based & Blood Relation-based)5Moderate-Difficult 
Total20 Moderate 

Banking Knowledge

Topic Total QuestionsDifficulty Level
Banking Knowledge ( RBI Circulars, LRS, amount of money allowed if travelling to Libya, etc.)40Moderate

General Awareness/Economy

Topic Total QuestionsDifficulty Level
General Awareness ( Latest General Awareness for the month of December and January, Tenure of IPL, etc.)30Moderate

Descriptive Test Analysis

Essay Writing

Three topics were provided and the candidate had to choose any one topic. The topics were:

  1. National Pension Scheme
  2. Bullying in Office
  3. Impact on travelling in 21st Century

Letter Writing

In this section also three options were provided to the candidates, the topics were as follows:

  1. Letter to credit card company for converting TV purchase into EMI
  2. Letter on behalf of a credit card company for the recovery of loans on credit card
  3. Letter to editor for providing an article on consumer awareness on the topic of not sharing debit card pin, etc.

SBI CBO Selection Process

The SBI CBO selection process consists of two stages: Online test ( objective and descriptive) and Interview.


Oliveboard Mobile App
  • Video Lessons, Textual Lessons & Notes
  • Topic Tests covering all topics with detailed solutions
  • Sectional Tests for QA, DI, EL, LR
  • All India Mock Tests for performance analysis and all India percentile
  • General Knowledge (GK) Tests

Free videos, free mock tests, and free GK tests to evaluate course content before signing up!


This was all about the SBI CBO 2021 Exam Analysis. We hope it will be beneficial for the candidates and future aspirants. For more updates, stay connected with Oliveboard.