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SBI PO Exam Analysis 2019 of Prelims – All Slots [8 June 2019]

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State Bank of India is finally conducting the most awaited exam of the year. The SBI PO 2019 Prelims exam was scheduled to be held on 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th of June 2019 and today (8th June) is the first day of the exam. Being one of the most respected jobs in the Banking sector, millions of aspirants work their socks off to clear the exam and secure their seat in India’s largest bank. Owing to the level of competition, it is imperative that you become aware of the pattern followed in the exam, type of questions asked and their difficulty level so that you can devise your exam-attempt strategy around it. To help you with this, here we bring to you a detailed section-wise exam analysis of all shifts to be conducted today. The exam is to be conducted in three shifts. Those candidates who have their exam in subsequent slots or in the upcoming days, must go through this space to stay updated about the level of exam or if any changes were introduced in the designing of questions or not. Also don’t forget to take a Free SBI PO Mock Test to check your preparation. Without wasting much time, let us get straight to the SBI PO Exam Analysis 2019:

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SBI PO Exam Analysis 2019

There are 3 sections in SBI PO Prelims (English, Quant and Reasoning) with total marks of 100 and 20 minutes duration for each section.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

SL. Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour
  • Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.
  • There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • There will be no sectional cut-off

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SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis: 8th June 2019 – 1st Slot

The order in which the sections had to be attempted was: English,  Quantitative Aptitude and finally Reasoning Ability.

English Language

A total of 30 questions were asked in this section and the overall difficulty level for this section was Easy.  No new pattern question was introduced this year. 

  • Reading Comprehension (Based on Sustainable Development) – 5 Questions
  • Fillers – 6-7 Questions
  • Error Spotting – 5-6 Questions
  • Match the Following – 2 Questions
  • Cloze Test – 5 Questions
  • Sentence Improvement – 5 Questions

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Quantitative Aptitude

The overall difficulty level of this section was Moderate.  Questions were lengthy and time-consuming. Following is a topic-wise break-up of the questions asked.

  • Data Interpretation (3 DI – Bar Graph, Pie & Table Mixed, Caselet – Venn Diagram) – 15 Questions
  • Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions
  • Number Series (Missing) – 5 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 10 Questions

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Reasoning Ability

The overall difficulty level of this section was Easy to Moderate. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the reasoning section.

  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement (Triangle based Seating Arrangement; Straight Line – facing North-South/ Multiple Direction; Box/ Floor based Puzzle) – 19 Questions
  • Syllogism – 4 Questions (2 Questions of Only-Few Type)
  • Blood Relation – 4 Questions
  • Direction Sense – 3 Questions
  • Coding-Decoding – 3 Questions
  • Alphabet Based – 2 Questions

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis: 8th June 2019 – 2nd Slot

Quantitative Aptitude

  • DI 2 Sets (Caselet – 5; Pie Chart – 10) – 15 Questions
  • Approximation – 5 Questions
  • Number Series (Missing) – 5 Questions
  • Miscellaneous (Mixture & Alligation, Age Problems, Interest, Profit & Loss, etc.) – 10 Questions

Questions Asked

Missing Number Series: Here are a few questions

18, 26, 53, 117, 248,  ____

100, 108, 98, 106, 96, ___

18, 24, 36, 56, 86, ___

6, 12, 20, 30, ____

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English Language

  • Reading Comprehension (Based on Private/ Public Schools) – 8 Questions (2 Vocab Ques.)
  • Phrase Replacement – 5 Questions
  • Error Detection – 7 Questions
  • Fillers: Single – 5-6 Questions
  • Parajumbles – 5 Questions

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Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzle & Seating Arrangement (Circular: facing Inside/Outside; Linear: 10 Persons, facing North; Floor Based) – 20-21 Questions
  • Direction Sense – 3 Questions
  • Syllogism – 5 Questions (2 Only-Few Type Question)
  • Inequality – 3 Questions
  • Alphabet Based – 2 Questions
  • Coding Decoding – 2 Questions

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis: 8th June 2019 – 3rd Slot

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension (Based on Artificial Intelligence) – 10 Questions
  • Fillers – 5 Questions
  • Error Spotting – 5 Questions
  • Match the Following – 5 Questions
  • Parajumbles – 5 Questions

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Quantitative Aptitude

The overall difficulty level of this section was Moderate.  Questions were lengthy and time-consuming. Following is a topic-wise break-up of the questions asked.

  • Data Interpretation (3 DI – Pie Chart, Tabular & Line Graph Mixed, Caselet) – 15 Questions
  • Approximation – 5 Questions
  • Quadratic Equation – 5 Questions
  • Miscellaneous – 10 Questions

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Reasoning Ability

The overall difficulty level of this section was Easy to Moderate. Following is a topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the reasoning section.

  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangement (Linear, Day Based, Floor, Flat Based Puzzle) – 20 Questions
  • Syllogism – 5 Questions
  • Coding-Decoding – 5 Questions
  • Direction Sense – 3 Questions
  • Alphabet Based – 2 Questions

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That’s all from us in this article. We hope this SBI PO Exam Analysis 2019 helps you get better insights about SBI PO 2019 Prelims Exam. Don’t forget to Share your attempts and the type of questions asked in today’s exam in the Comment Section below to help other candidates as well. If you have SBI PO exam tomorrow or in the upcoming days, give a Free SBI PO Mock Test to check your preparation and spend a good time analyzing your performance with Oliveboard’s Analytics Feature and if you have given your Prelims, don’t wait for the results. Gear up your preparation for SBI PO Mains from now on and rest assure that we, at Oliveboard are always there to help you in each and every step of your preparation.

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