SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis (02/07/2016)

The First day First shift of SBI PO prelims exam is over .Here we bring you the First Shift Analysis which will help you understand the composition of SBI PO Pre exam. There are 3 Sections in SBI PO Pre exam namely English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

In this shift we have found that the overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate which a plus point is for students. The pattern of this paper was similar to last year’s SBI PO prelims exam. Also with being moderate we can say the paper was tricky. There were 5 puzzles asked in this first slot paper that is an important point to note. But those puzzles were of easy to moderate level.
The total time is 1 hour, so clearly Speed, Accuracy and Planning is surely needed to have good attempts.

Over-all Analysis:

Section Level Good Attempts
 General English Moderate 16-20
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 18-22
Reasoning Ability Easy-Moderate 23-25
Overall Moderate 59-63

English
There was only one Reading Comprehension on a quite familiar topic – Women Empowerment.

Topic No of Questions Level
 Reading Comprehension

(Women Empowerment Index in World)

10 Moderate
Cloze Test

(Technology Usage in Modern World)

5 Easy
Para-jumbled

(Insurance Company Related)

5 Difficult
 Error 5 Moderate
Double Fillers 5 Easy
Total 30 Moderate

Quant

Topic No of Questions Level
 Number Series 5 Moderate-Difficult
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Data Interpretation

(Bar graph/Table)

10 Easy-Moderate
 Approximation 5 Easy
Arithmetic including Geometry 10 Difficult
Total 35 Moderate

Reasoning
There were no coding decoding, syllogism question asked in this slot.

Topic No of Questions Level
 Puzzle

(North South 8 People in same line/ Department and Persons/ Circular/ Boxes and their different colours)

20 Easy-Moderate
Seating Arrangement

(6 Person sitting from top to bottom)

5 Easy
Inequalities 5 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Total 35 Easy- Moderate

 

  • Akshay Butte

    Number Series Questions Asked in First Shift-
    (i) 4, 3, 4, 7, 15
    (ii) 7, 5, 7, 17, 63
    (iii) 11, 14, 19, 28, 43
    (iv) 50, 961, 89, 154, 280

    Kindly provide solutions

  • Banking Shortcuts

    1st 38.5, 2nd 309, 3rd 66

  • Akshay Butte

    steps please!

  • Banking Shortcuts

    4th one is wrong. might be

  • Banking Shortcuts

    4X0.5+1=3
    3X1+1=4
    4X1.5+1=7

  • Akshay Butte

    ok then steps for first 3

  • Banking Shortcuts

    7×1-2=5
    5×2-3=7
    7×3-4=17

  • Banking Shortcuts

    11+3= 14
    14+5= 19
    19+9= 28
    28+15= 43
    …………..

    now difference between 3,5,9,15…………….2,4,6………..next will be 8…15+8 =23
    43+23= 66

  • Akshay Butte

    Thank You..

  • Akshay Butte

    Are there any questions from input/output in reasoning questions

  • Akshay Butte

    a question: 50,61,89,154,280

  • Banking Shortcuts

    No

  • SWAPNIL – Aglaa Baadshaah

    497

  • SWAPNIL – Aglaa Baadshaah

    nope it is right

  • SWAPNIL – Aglaa Baadshaah

    1st one is 44 Sir !!!

  • Banking Shortcuts

    Yes 44 is also correct, but see the logic here 38.5 is also correct.
    4×0.5+1=3
    3×1+1=4
    4×1.5+1=7
    7×2+1= 15
    15×2.5+1= 38.5

  • Banking Shortcuts

    Is it 495 or 497?

  • Sardana Sardana

    497 if there is 52 instead of 50

  • Akshay Butte

    50–61–89–154–280
    step1: 11–28–65–126
    step2: 17–37–61
    step3: 20–24—-x
    so x is 28
    add 28 in step3 ans = 89
    add 89 in step2 ans = 215
    add 215 in step1 ans = 495

  • Akshay Butte

    495