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SBI PO Main Exam Analysis – 31 July 2016

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Dear Readers,
The overall exam was very very difficult. Reasoning was moderate to difficult and General Awareness was very easy. In GA Most of the questions were asked from June & July Current Affairs. English and Quant section were very tough. Some question has weight-age based on its difficult level.

The students were not allowed to chose the sections self. There was a order as: Reasoning>GK>English>Quant>Descriptive Paper and the next section got unlocked only when the time of first section completes.

Total Number of Questions: 155
Duration: 3 hours
Reasoning – 60 mins
General Awareness – 35 mins
English – 40 mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation – 45 mins

SectionLevelNo. of QuestionsGood Attempts
Reasoning & Computer AptitudeModerate – Difficult4525-30
Data Analysis & InterpretationDifficult3516-20
General/Economy/Banking AwarenessEasy -Moderate4025-30

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Section:
The section was moderate. There were no syllogism questions.

  • Puzzle – 5 Questions  – 7 people belongs to different cities & different profession.
  • Seating Arrangement – (Linear) – 5 Questions – 10 People (North – South). Total seats were 12. Out of 12, two seats were vacant.
  • Input –  Output – 5 Questions
  • Coded Inequality/ Coding Decoding  – 5 Questions
  • Number Coding – 5 Questions
  • Statement & Assumption – 10 Questions
  • Data Sufficiency – 5 Questions
  • Computer Aptitude- One Flow chart was given and questions were based on the chart.

General Awareness:

This section contains questions from

  • Current Affairs
  • Static Gk
  • Banking Awareness

Click Here To Read General Awareness Questions asked in Today’s SBI PO Main Exam

English Section:

Some new type of questions were introduced in this section. There were no  Cloze Test, Parajumbles & Spotting Error in today’s exam.

  • 2 comprehensions – 5 questions each
  • A word was given and choose its synonym/antonym – 8 questions
  • Some questions. Different Para was given in each question and one sentence missing. Fill in the sentence from given options.
  • Some questions. 5 sentences given. Arrange them to form para. And find which of these sentence does not tell the idea about that para.

Data Analysis & Interpretation:

  • Double Pie Chart – 5 Questions
  • Double Line Chart – 5 Questions
  • Missing DI – 5 Questions
  • Bar Graph (Single) – 5 Questions
  • Data Sufficiency – 5 Questions
  • Quadratic Equation – 5 new Questions

Two equations were given like
Quantity I : 12x^3y^3
Quantity II: 18x^4y^4 Given x>0 and y <0
Give Ans if
a)Quantity i > Quantity ii
b)Quantity i < Quantity ii
c)Quantity i ≥ Quantity ii
d)Quantity i ≤ Quantity ii
e)No relationship

Descriptive Paper:

Letter Writing:

  1. Letter to editor – increase in selfies among youth
  2.  Letter to parents – new job in new city and problems faced there
  3. Principal to Parents – Importance of parents in children education.

Essay writing:

  1. Essay on effect of Pokemon Go
  2. Importance of History of nation.
  3. Essay on positive effects of Hike in salary of an employee