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SBI PO Prelims Exam (July 01, 2018) Analysis -Slot II

Today was the first day of the SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2018. Spanning a period of one week (ending July 08, 2018), the exam is being conducted in four time slots: 2 each in morning and evening. Let us see here

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SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018 Analysis Review Slot II
SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018 Analysis Review Slot II

Today was the first day of the SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2018. Spanning a period of one week (ending July 08, 2018), the exam is being conducted in four time slots: 2 each in morning and evening.

A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes. All the sections, except English Language, were available in both English and Hindi. Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while every incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.

The detailed break-up of SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2018 is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Time Taken (In Minutes)

English Language

30

Moderate

18-22

16-18

20

Quantitative Aptitude

35

Moderate

19-23

17-21

20

Reasoning Ability

35

Moderate

18-20

16-19

20

Total

100

Moderate

58-64

53-58

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS: The overall difficulty level and pattern of the exam was almost similar to that of the last year’s exam.

Sectional and overall expected cut-off of SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018:

Subject

General

OBC

SC

ST

English Language (Out of 30)

8.5 -10.5

5.5-7.5

5.5-7.5

5.5-7.5

Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 35)

10 -12

6.5-8.5

6.5-8.5

6.5-8.5

Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)

6 – 8

3.5-5.5

3.5-5.5

3.5-5.5

Overall Objective Test (Out of 100)

51-55

48-52

43-47

31-35

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Language

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension (Economic Growth based): There was 1 vocab based question.

6

Moderate-Difficult

Para-jumbles

5

Easy-Moderate

Fill in the Blank

4

Moderate

Spot the Error (Old Pattern) 

8

Easy-Moderate

Spot the Error (Four statements were given in 4 options. 5th option was all are correct.)

7

Moderate-Difficult

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Comprehension (RC) was lengthy and difficult. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Quantitative Aptitude

 Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series (Completion of Series)

5

Easy-Moderate

Comparison of 2 Quantities – Quantity I & II (Geometry, Average, etc.)

5

Moderate

Comparison of Variables (Quadratic Equations)

5

Easy

DI (Pie Chart)

5

Moderate

DI (Bar Graph)

5

Moderate

DI (Caselet)

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous (Quant based single Questions – Time and work, etc.)

5

Moderate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DI part was calculative and time taking. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate. 

Reasoning Ability

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Directions

2

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relations

3

Easy

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate-Difficult

AR (Linear Arrangement – Two parallel rows - Persons Facing North and 1 variables)

5

Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – Box based)

5

Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement)

5

 Moderate

AR (Linear Arrangement - 8 Persons Facing North/South)

5

 Moderate

Coding-Decoding – Set based

3

Moderate

Alphabet based

1

Easy-Moderate

Alphanumeric Series

1

Easy-Moderate

Analytical reasoning sets were moderate-lengthy, not easy. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

The above analysis is provided by Mr. Mayank Garg, Mentor, Career Launcher.

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key, and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

otal Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Time Taken (In Minutes)

English Language

30

Moderate

18-22

16-18

20

Quantitative Aptitude

35

Moderate

19-23

17-21

20

Reasoning Ability

35

Moderate

18-20

16-19

20

Total

100

Moderate

58-64

53-58

60

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