The SIDBI Grade A exam was conducted all across India on a single day – January 24th. The following analysis is based on the second slot of Jan 24th. The paper was Easy to Moderate with very few surprises. The generally common Input-Output type of questions were missing (as was predicted by Oliveboard’s mock tests) and there were some question sets that had more than 5 questions associated with it. With a large number of candidates writing the exam for very few vacancies & an easier exam, the cut-off is expected to to be high. Find below, a detailed analysis and expected cut-offs for the exam. Click here to prepare for LIC AAO | Railways RRB | IBPS PO | SBI PO | IBPS SO
|Section||Questions||Difficulty Level||Expected Cut-off
|English Language||40||Easy||11 (+/-1)|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||Moderate||12 (+/-1)|
|General Awareness||40||Moderate||13.50 (+/-1)|
|Computer Knowledge||20||Easy||12 (+/-1)|
The cut-offs above do not include the Descriptive portion.
The reasoning section was easier compare to PO level exams. There were no input-output type of questions and there were 4 puzzles out of which one set of 3 questions was based on comparison. The other topics that were covered were Syllogism, Linear & Circular arrangements, Grid type puzzles, Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning, Direction Sense.
No surprises at all here. The passage was based on Business Education followed by 10 questions out of which only 2 were Synonyms and Antonyms based. The rest of the topics were Parajumbles, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement & Cloze Test (based on Marketing).
This was a relatively more difficult section although it could be at best termed Moderate level of difficulty. There were 4 DI sets – one Pie Chart with 7 questions along with Line graphs, Bar Graphs and Caselets. The other questions included Data Sufficiency, Quadratic Equations, Simplification, Number Series & Miscellaneous question types. There were no questions on Probability.
This section was based largely on Banking related questions and Current Affairs. Most questions were from the last 4 months only.
This section should have been easy for most students. Most questions revolved around hardware, OS, Microsoft Office and acronyms such as HTTPS, HTML, BIOS etc.