SBI PO Exam Analysis Prelims 2021 | 27 November 2021

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 27 November 2021 All Shift: Each shift exam analysis of the SBI PO 2021 exam is important for all aspirants. We bring the fastest analysis as soon as the shifts conclude.

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The SBI PO 2021 prelims exam has already started as per the schedule which is 20th, 21st and 27th November 2021. There are 3 sections in SBI PO prelims (English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability) with a total of 100 questions and 60 minutes duration for all sections. The SBI PO Prelims exam 2021 will conclude today with 3 shifts. Oliveboard is bringing you SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 for a better understanding of the question paper, its pattern, and the types of questions asked. Here we bring to you a detailed section-wise analysis of the exam across all slots for all days.

SBI PO Exam Analysis Prelims 2021 | 27 November 2021

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021: Exam Pattern

S.No.Name of Tests (Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes

The overall difficulty level of the SBI PO exam of 27th November can be considered as Easy-Moderate. Here are the overall good attempts. SBI PO Exam Analysis 2021 for SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021 (All shifts 27 November 2021)

SectionsGood Attempts Shift 1Good Attempts Shift 1Good Attempts Shift 1
Reasoning Aptitude
English Language
Quantitative Aptitude
Total

Reasoning Ability 

This section had 35 questions. The overall section was moderate level as per our SBI PO Exam Analysis 2021 to date.

TopicsShift 1Shift 2Shift 3
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement (Month, Order ranking, Number of people – cities)20
Syllogism3
Inequality (Simple & Condition)5
Direction & Distance2
Chinese Coding5
Number Pairing
Meaningful Word
Total35

English Language

The overall difficulty level of the paper was Easy to Moderate. Let’s have a look at the detailed SBI PO Exam analysis of this section.

TopicsShift 1Shift 2Shift 3
Reading Comprehension7-8
Error Detection5
Phrase Usage3
Para jumbled5
Double Fillers5
Word swap1-2
Total30

Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude section was of Easy-Moderate as per our SBI PO Exam Analysis 2021 conducted.

TopicsShift 1Shift 2Shift 3
Data Interpretation (Pi, Line, Caselet)15
Approximation5
Wrong Number Series5
Arithmetic Problems10
Total35

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English

A total of 30 questions were asked in this section and the overall difficulty level for this section was easy to moderate. Most of the questions were from Reading comprehension. Following is a topic-wise break-up of the detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the English section.

TopicsNo. Of Questions
Spotting Errors (Error in sentences)05
Reading Comprehension (Two countries) – Synonyms, Filler, Word replacement, others- direct questions07
Para Jumbles 2-3
Sentence Rearrangement
Match the columns04-05
Cloze test 07
Total30

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level: Moderate

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. The detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the Quantitative Aptitude section is as follows:

Quantitative Aptitude Sectional Analysis
Topics No. Of Questions
Number Series 05
Simplification 05
Quadratic equation 05
Line Graph + Tabular DI 05
Pie Chart + Tabular DI 05
Arithmetic Word Problems (SI, CI, Partnership, Ages, Boats, Streams, Time and Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Mixture and Allegation etc) 10
Total 35

Reasoning

The level of the reasoning ability section of the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021 was Moderate. Questions were mostly based on puzzles and seating arrangements. The detailed breakup of questions is as follows:

Reasoning Ability Sectional Analysis

Topics

No. Of Questions

Comparison puzzle

03

Arrangement based puzzle based on 9 boxes

05

Square-based Seating arrangement ( 8 people)

05

Alphanumeric series (Identify missing unit)

01

3 Floor – 2 Flat Variable Puzzle

05

Chinese Coding

05

Word formation

01

Number based question

01

Classification puzzle

05

Total

35

Shift -3 Detailed Analysis

Order of sections: English -> Quant -> Reasoning.

Overall Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

English

A total of 30 questions were asked in this section and the overall difficulty level for this section was easy to moderate. Most of the questions were from Reading comprehension. Following is a topic-wise break-up of the detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the English section.

English Section Analysis
Topics No. Of Questions
Spotting Errors (Single sentence errors – 2 easy) 06
Reading Comprehension (Poverty alleviation- Direct Questions) 08
Para Jumbles 05
Sentence Rearrangement 05
Idioms and Phrases
Double Fillers 05
Total 30

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level: Moderate

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. The detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the Quantitative Aptitude section is as follows:

Quantitative Aptitude Sectional Analysis
Topics No. Of Questions
Missing Number Series 5
Quadratic Equation 5
Caselet DI
Line Graph + Tabular DI (3 variables) 5
Pie Chart based questions 5
Arithmetic Word Problems (SI, CI, Partnership, Ages, Boats, Streams, Time and Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Mixture and Allegation etc) 15
Total 35

Reasoning

The level of the reasoning ability section of the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021 was Moderate. Questions were mostly based on puzzles and seating arrangements. The detailed breakup of questions is as follows:

Reasoning Ability Sectional Analysis

Topics

No. Of Questions

Month Based Puzzle (10 people)

5

Unknown members in Linear arrangement

5

Variable matching (Ranking) Puzzle based on shopping

5

Inequality

2

9 Floor Based Puzzle

5

Coding-Decoding (Sentence)

4

Blood Relation

3

Pair counting in numbers

1

Classification

5

Total

35

Shift -2 Detailed Analysis

Order of sections: English -> Quant -> Reasoning.

Overall Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

English

A total of 30 questions were asked in this section and the overall difficulty level for this section was easy to moderate. Most of the questions were from Reading comprehension. Following is a topic-wise break-up of the detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the English section.

English Section Analysis
Topics No. Of Questions
Spotting Errors 5
Reading Comprehension (Coal and Lithium Mining) 10
Para Jumbles 5
Sentence Rearrangement 4
Idioms and Phrases 4
Matching Column 2
Total 30

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level: Moderate

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. The new pattern observed was Tabular DI questions based on simple and compound interest. The detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the Quantitative Aptitude section is as follows:

Quantitative Aptitude Sectional Analysis
Topics No. Of Questions
Missing Number Series 4
Quadratic Equation 6
Caselet DI 5
Tabular DI (Based on Simple and Compound Interest) 5
Pie Chart based questions 5
Arithmetic Word Problems (SI, CI, Partnership, Ages, Boats, Streams, Time and Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, etc) 10
Total 35

Reasoning

The level of the reasoning ability section of the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021 was Moderate. Questions were mostly based on puzzles and seating arrangements. The detailed breakup of questions is as follows:

Reasoning Ability Sectional Analysis

Topics

No. Of Questions

Year Based Puzzle

5

Dual Row (Members facing north and south, Colours)

5

Circular Arrangement

5

Inequality

4

Designation Based Puzzle

5

Coding-Decoding

4

Blood Relation

1

Direction & Sense

1

Parallel Lines ( Single Variable)

5

Total

35

Shift-1 Detailed Analysis

Order of sections: English -> Quant -> Reasoning.

Overall Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

English

A total of 30 questions were asked in this section and the overall difficulty level for this section was easy to moderate. Following is a topic-wise break-up of the detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the English section.

English Section Analysis
Topics No. Of Questions
Vocab Based RC 9
Para jumbles 5
Word Swap 5
Error Detection 3
Single Fillers 5
Word Usage 3
Total 30

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level: Moderate

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. The detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the Quantitative Aptitude section is as follows:

Quantitative Aptitude Sectional Analysis
Topics No. Of Questions
Line Graph (Based on Graduation and Post Graduation) 5
Table DI (Based on A, B, C, D (Air Conditioner, Refrigerator & Oven) 5
Caselet DI 5
Quadratic Equation 5
Missing Number Series 5
Arithmetic Word Problems (SI, CI, Partnership, Ages, Boats, Streams, Time and Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, etc) 10
Total 35

Reasoning

The level of the reasoning ability section of the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021 was Easy to Moderate. The detailed breakup of questions is as follows:

Reasoning Ability Sectional Analysis
Topics No. Of Questions
Row Based Puzzle (8 Members with Post) 5
Year Based Puzzle (3 Months, 2 Dates) 5
Flat (2) & Floor (3) Based Puzzle with Variable (Colours) 5
Circular Arrangement (In-Out 6 Persons with Fruit Variables) 5
Inequality 3
Syllogism 3
Chinese Coding-Decoding 3
Blood Relation 3
Direction & Sense 2
Meaningful Word 1
Total 35

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2020-21: Exam Pattern

SBI PO exam is a 3 – level recruitment exam. Here’s how it is conducted:

  • Phase 1 – Prelims Exam (Written)
  • Phase 2 – Mains Exam (Written)
  • Phase 3 – Interview

Below is the exam pattern, question distribution, and time allotment for the prelims phase.

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

Name of the sectionNo of questionsDuration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation3545 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness4035 minutes
English Language3540 minutes
Total155180 minutes

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2020-21: (29th January 2021)

Order of sections: GA -> English -> Reasoning -> Quant.

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate To Difficult

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude:

Topics No. of Qs
Data Sufficiency 3 Qs
Reverse Syllogism 4 Qs
Coded Direction 1 Q
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement 25 Qs
Input-Output 3 Qs
Coding-Decoding 5 Qs
Miscellaneous 4 Qs

Quantitative Aptitude:

Topics No. of Qs
5 DI 25 Qs
Number Series 2 Qs
Mensuration+Probability 3 Qs
Miscellaneous 5 Qs

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

Topics No. of Qs
Financial Awareness 25 Qs
Static Awareness 9 Qs
Miscellaneous 6 Qs

Who becomes the first women’s umpire in men’s ODI?

Satpura National Park Is Situated In Which State?

Global Hunger Index

Utkarsh 202 is whose initiative

Which foreign company is going to buy IPO of LIC

Sansad Bhavan is designed by

Crude Oil producer

Mondal Increase in Digital payment %

Global hunger Index- India’s

Sail chairman

Insurance Amount Released by World bank

Kajiranga National Park

Total Transaction through UPI in one Quarter

One Question on UTKARSH Scheme

Appointment of Shoma Mondal

Which Bank has 51% stakes in LIC

Wind Tunnel in APJ Abdul Kalam Complex

Lebanon PM

Home Utsav

Keetham Lake

Panna Tiger Reserve Related Questions

Satpura National Park

Equitas Small Financial Bank


What Does A Stand for in GRIHA

Who becomes the first women’s umpire in men’s ODI?

Global Hunger Index

Satpura National Park Is Situated In Which State?

SAIL Chairman?

Kharif Crop

WMA Limit?

CRAR?CAR

LIC IPO

JAVA Bike Related
PIDF (Payment Infrastructure Development fund)

PMVVY

QIP full form

Lighthouse related
POS (point of sale)

Utkarsh Yojna

Financial Inclusion Committee
The largest producer of coal

UPI (Auto recurring payment)

Architect of British Sansad Bhavan
Living Root Bridge

Pension related data

Regulatory sandbox theme
Ethanol lending rate?

English Language 

Topics No. of Qs
2 Reading Comprehension (Travel+Deforestation) 25 Qs
Common Errors 6 Qs
Miscellaneous (Match The Colum, Word Interchange, etc) 4 Qs

 

Descriptive Topics:

  • Online education in pandemic
  • Pros & Cons to send children to school during COVID-19 situation.
  • How To efficiently use natural resources

Letter Writing

  • Letter to the bank manager to close your bank account

 

 


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SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Day 3 (6th January 2021)

The detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis (section-wise) for 1st and 2nd Shift Jan 6th is as follows:

Overall Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Order of Sections

Owing to the sectional time limits introduced in this year’s exam, the order of attempt of the sections was pre-decided and fixed. The order in which the sections had to be attempted were: English, Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning.

English Language

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

A total of 30 questions were asked in this section and the overall difficulty level for this section was moderate. Following is a topic-wise break-up of the detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the English section.

TopicShift 1Shift 2
Error Spotting55
RC (Climate)77
Fillers53
Word Rearrangement/replacement32
Cloze Test5 
Match the column3
Phrase replacement5 
Para Rearrangement5
Sentence Improvement5
Total3030

Reasoning

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. One of the Puzzles was time-consuming. Other questions were scoring. Following is the detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the Reasoning section is as follows:

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

TopicShift 1Shift 2
Puzzle | Seating Arrangements2020
Blood Relations3
Miscellaneous7
Syllogism53
Inequality5
Post based puzzle
Coding Decoding15
Direction Test1
Word Formation

Puzzle Set

Puzzle typeShift 1Shift 2
Linear Seating (North south facing)5
Circular Seating 8 men5
Floor based (10 floors)5
Order based (Boxes)55
Year Based5
Classification based (9 people, 3 state)5
Post Based5

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level: Moderate

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. The detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the Quantitative Aptitude section is as follows:

TopicShift 1Shift 2
Missing No Series5
Approximation5 
Data Interpretation (PIE CHART + Bar)1015
Caselet DI55
Arithmetic1010
Wrong Number Series 
Inequality/Quadratic equation55

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Day 2 (5th January 2021)

The detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis (section-wise) for shift 1 & 2 is as follows:

Overall Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Order of Sections

Owing to the sectional time limits introduced in this year’s exam, the order of attempt of the sections was pre-decided and fixed. The order in which the sections had to be attempted were: English, Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning.

English Language

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

A total of 30 questions were asked in this section and the overall difficulty level for this section was moderate. Following is a topic-wise break-up of the detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the English section.

TopicShift 1Shift 2Shift 3Shift 4
Error Spotting5 questions555
RC (AI) | (Advertisers)7-8 questions777
Fillers3-4 questions53
Word Arrangement/replacement5 questions53
Cloze Test5 questions555
Match the column3 questions5
Phrase replacement335
Para Rearrangement52

Reasoning

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. One of the Puzzles was time-consuming. Other questions were scoring. Following is the detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the Reasoning section is as follows:

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

TopicShift 1Shift 2Shift 3Shift 4
Uncertain Puzzle5 questions5
Seating Arrangement5 questions (Circular)5 (line)
5 (Parallel Line)
55
Floor Based Puzzle5 questions55
Event based (Car+person) Puzzle | Box based5 questions55
Month | Year based Puzzle5 questions55
Blood Relations5 questions33
Miscellaneous5 questions212
Syllogism55
Inequality53
Post based puzzle5
Coding Decoding52
Direction Test33
Word Formation3

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level: Moderate

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. The detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the Quantitative Aptitude section is as follows:

TopicShift 1Shift 2Shift 3Shift 4
Missing No Series5 questions6
Approximation5 questions65
Data Interpretation (PIE CHART + TABULAR)10 questions101010
Caselet DI5 questions 
Arithmetic10 questions1512-1315
Wrong Number Series5 
Inequality/Quadratic equation5 5

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020: Day 1 (4th January 2021)

Overall difficulty Level: Moderate

English Language

The level of English Language was Moderate in 4th shift of SBI PO Prelims. The topic of reading comprehension was related to global pollution.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension8Moderate
Phrase Replacement2Easy-Moderate
Idiom Usage5Moderate
Error Detection5Easy-Moderate
Word Usage3Moderate
Cloze Test7Moderate
Total30Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO Prelims Shift 4 Exam Analysis for Quant Section: The level of quantitative aptitude was Moderate in the 4th shift for today’s exam. There were 3 sets of DIs :

  • Bar Graph
  • Caselet
  • There was one more DI
TopicNo. Of questionsLevel
DI15Easy-Moderate
Approximation05Easy
Missing Number Series05Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems10Moderate
Total35Moderate

Reasoning Ability

After Complete SBI PO Shift 4 Exam Analysis for Reasoning section – There were 4 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Year Based Puzzle
  • Parallel Line Seating Arrangement
  • Box Based Puzzle
  • Floor/Flat Puzzle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Easy -Moderate
Inequality3Easy -Moderate
Direction Sence3Moderate
Number Based1Moderate
Alphabet Pairing1Easy
Blood Relation3Easy
Chinese Coding4Easy
Total35Easy – Moderate

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 | Shift 3

Overall difficulty Level: Moderate

English Language:

  • RC (Modern Life/ Depression): 7 questions
  • Vocabulary: 3 questions
  • Phrase Replacement: 5 questions
  • Para jumbles (Technology issues based): 5 questions
  • Error Detection: 5 questions
  • Double Fillers: 5 questions

Reasoning

  • Seating Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Departmental Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Month Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Circular Based Puzzles: 5 questions
  • Syllogism (only few): 4 questions
  • Blood Relation:3 questions
  • Direction: 1 question
  • Pairing: 1 question
  • Chinese Coding: 4 questions
  • Miscellaneous: 6 questions

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • DI (Table Based): 5 questions
  • DI (Pie Based): 5 questions
  • Quadratic equation: 5 questions
  • Missing No series: 5 questions
  • Caselet DI: 5 questions
  • Arithmetic: 10 questions

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 | Shift 2

The detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis (section-wise) for shift 2 is as follows:

Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate (The 2nd shift was more difficult in comparison to the first shift as said by the aspirants)

English Language

Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • Doble Fillers: 3 questions
  • Word Rearrangement: 3
  • Word Swap: 3 questions
  • Error Detection: 4 questions
  • RC (Consumer Choices): 8-10 questions
  • Match the column: 2 questions
  • Classification Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Miscellaneous: 5 questions

Reasoning

Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • Inequality: 4-5 questions
  • Syllogism: 4-5 questions
  • Blood Relation: 3 questions
  • Direction: 2 questions
  • Floor Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Month Based Puzzle: 5 questions
  • Circle Based Puzzle: 5 questions

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level: Moderate 

  • DI (Bar + Tabular): 10 questions
  • Caselet DI: 5 questions
  • Quadratic equation: 5 questions
  • Wrong No series: 5 questions
  • Boats & Streams: 1 question
  • Time & Work: 1 question
  • SI: 1 question
  • Miscellaneous: 8 questions

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SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020 | Shift 1

The detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis (section-wise) for shift 1 is as follows:

Overall Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Order of Sections

Owing to the sectional time limits introduced in this year’s exam, the order of attempt of the sections was pre-decided and fixed. The order in which the sections had to be attempted were: English, Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning.

English Language

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

A total of 30 questions were asked in this section and the overall difficulty level for this section was moderate. Following is a topic-wise break-up of the detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the English section.

Topic Number of Qs
Error Spotting 5 questions
RC (Machine Replacing Men) 7-8 questions
Sentence Rearrangement 5 questions
Fillers 3-4 questions
Word Replacement 5 questions
Sentence Correction 3 questions

Reasoning

The overall difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. One of the Puzzles was time-consuming. Other questions were scoring. Following is the detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the Reasoning section is as follows:

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Topic Number of Qs
Uncertain 3 questions
Square Seating Arrangement 5 questions
Classification Puzzle 5 questions
Month Based Puzzle 5 questions
Syllogism 4 questions
Blood Relations 3 questions
Pairing 1 question
Miscellaneous 9 questions

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty Level: Moderate

The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. The detailed SBI PO Exam Analysis for the Quantitative Aptitude section is as follows:

Topic Number of Qs
Missing No Series 5 questions
Approximation 5 questions
Data Interpretation (Tabular + Line) 10 questions
Caselet DI 5 questions
Arithmetic 10 questions

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