Section-Wise SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2020 | 29th January 2021

The SBI PO 2020-21 mains exam was conducted today i.e 29 January 2021 across the country. There are 4 sections in SBI PO mains (English, Data Analysis & Interpretation and Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Economic/ Banking Awareness) with total questions of 155 and 180 minutes duration for all sections. The SBI PO Mains exam 2020-21 will be held in one shift. Oliveboard is bringing you SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 202021 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 Day 1. Before moving on to the exam analysis let’s have a look at the SBI PO Mains exam pattern.

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SBI PO Prelims 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 section No of questions Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 45 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 minutes
Total 155 180 minutes

SBI PO Prelims 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.

Topic Shift 1 Shift 2
Error Spotting 5 5
RC (Climate) 7 7
Fillers 5 3
Word Rearrangement/replacement 3 2
Cloze Test 5  
Match the column 3
Phrase replacement 5  
Para Rearrangement 5
Sentence Improvement 5
Total 30 30

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 Shift 1 Shift 2
Puzzle | Seating Arrangements 20 20
Blood Relations 3
Miscellaneous 7
Syllogism 5 3
Inequality 5
Post based puzzle
Coding Decoding 1 5
Direction Test 1
Word Formation

Puzzle Set

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

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 Shift 1 Shift 2
Missing No Series 5
Approximation 5  
Data Interpretation (PIE CHART + Bar) 10 15
Caselet DI 5 5
Arithmetic 10 10
Wrong Number Series  
Inequality/Quadratic equation 5 5

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.

Topic Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3 Shift 4
Error Spotting 5 questions 5 5 5
RC (AI) | (Advertisers) 7-8 questions 7 7 7
Fillers 3-4 questions 5 3
Word Arrangement/replacement 5 questions 5 3
Cloze Test 5 questions 5 5 5
Match the column 3 questions 5
Phrase replacement 3 3 5
Para Rearrangement 5 2

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 Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3 Shift 4
Uncertain Puzzle 5 questions 5
Seating Arrangement 5 questions (Circular) 5 (line)
5 (Parallel Line)
5 5
Floor Based Puzzle 5 questions 5 5
Event based (Car+person) Puzzle | Box based 5 questions 5 5
Month | Year based Puzzle 5 questions 5 5
Blood Relations 5 questions 3 3
Miscellaneous 5 questions 2 1 2
Syllogism 5 5
Inequality 5 3
Post based puzzle 5
Coding Decoding 5 2
Direction Test 3 3
Word Formation 3

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 Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3 Shift 4
Missing No Series 5 questions 6
Approximation 5 questions 6 5
Data Interpretation (PIE CHART + TABULAR) 10 questions 10 10 10
Caselet DI 5 questions  
Arithmetic 10 questions 15 12-13 15
Wrong Number Series 5  
Inequality/Quadratic equation 5   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.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 8 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 2 Easy-Moderate
Idiom Usage 5 Moderate
Error Detection 5 Easy-Moderate
Word Usage 3 Moderate
Cloze Test 7 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

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
Topic No. Of questions Level
DI 15 Easy-Moderate
Approximation 05 Easy
Missing Number Series 05 Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

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
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy -Moderate
Inequality 3 Easy -Moderate
Direction Sence 3 Moderate
Number Based 1 Moderate
Alphabet Pairing 1 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Chinese Coding 4 Easy
Total 35 Easy – 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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We hope the analysis shared here helps you. The detailed analysis will be beneficial for the aspirants appearing in the upcoming shifts. This blog will give you a complete idea of what can be expected in the SBI PO prelims exam.


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  1. Descriptive me: Pros and cons of online education tha. Dono ek hi hai,
    2nd tha- unusual rise of stocks during the covid.

    Letter me: write application to your bank manager to grant leave of 2 weeks for your MBA exams, your post was given as junior officer.

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