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SBI PO Prelims day 3: Shift 1 to 4 analysis, check cut-off

SBI PO prelims day 3 analysis: The SBI Probationary Officer (PO) preliminary examination was conducted today on July 8, 2018 for a total of 2000 vacancies.

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SBI PO prelims 2018 analysis: A total of 100 questions had to be answered in 60 minutes.

SBI PO prelims 2018 analysis: Spanning a period of one week, SBI Probationary Officer (PO) preliminary examination 2018 is being conducted for the last time today, on July 8, 2018. The exam is held by the State Bank of India (SBI) in four time slots: two 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 one mark, while every incorrect answer will reduce the score by 0.25.

A total of 2000 vacancies will be filled through this exam. The registration for the same began on April 21 and the last date for submission of applications was May 13. Today is the third day of the preliminary exam and the first slot is over. Read below to find out section-wise analysis of the same.

English Language: Shift 1

— Total 30 questions: Moderate

— Attempt between 20-23 will be considered good

In reading comprehension, 7 questions were asked out of which 2 were vocabulary based. The level of difficulty was moderate. 5 para jumble questions, cloze test questions and phrasae/word replacement questions were also asked of easy to moderate level. There were 3 spot-the-error questions and 5 match-the-column questions. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Quantitative Aptitude: Shift 1

— Total 35 questions: Difficulty level, moderate

— Attempt between 18-22 will be considered good

DI part was calculative and time taking. The questions on number series were easy to moderate. The arithmetic-based questions were primarily from profit, loss and discount, time, speed and distance, percentage, etc. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Reasoning Ability: Shift 1

— Total 35 questions: Difficulty level, moderate

— Attempt between 17-20 will be considered good

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

English Language: Shift 2

— Total 30 questions: Moderate

— Attempt between 21-23 will be considered good

There were 5 reading comprehension questions, out of which 2 were vocab based and of moderate level. 5 questions were there from fill-in-the-blank and 5 from cloze test. 3 word replacement questions which were of easy to moderate level. Spot the error had 7 questions and 5 questions were there from sentence improvement. RC was of moderate level overall. Two questions were from vocabulary (1 synonym and 1 antonym).

Quantitative Aptitude: Shift 2

— Total 35 questions: Difficulty level, moderate

— Attempt between 18-22 will be considered good

DI part was calculative and time taking. The arithmetic-based questions were primarily from ratio and proportion, time and work, etc. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Reasoning Ability: Shift 2

— Total 35 questions: Difficulty level, moderate

— Attempt between 17-20 will be considered good

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

English Language: Shift 3

— Total 30 questions: Moderate

— Attempt between 20-23 will be considered good

The reading comprehension had 6 questions of moderate to difficult level and 5 para-jumble questions were asked. 6 fill-in-the-blank questions were there and spot the error had 7 questions. 6 questions were asked from cloze test. Reading Comprehension (RC) was moderate-moderate. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Quantitative Aptitude: Shift 3

— Total 35 questions: Difficulty level, moderate

— Attempt between 19-21 will be considered good

DI part was calculative and time taking. The questions on number series were moderate to difficult. The arithmetic-based questions were primarily from partnership, profit, loss and discount, time, speed and distance, SI/CI, etc. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Reasoning Ability: Shift 3

— Total 35 questions: Difficulty level, moderate

— Attempt between 18-21 will be considered good

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

English Language: Shift 4

— Total 30 questions: Moderate

— Attempt between 20-23 will be considered good

Reading comprehension questions were total 5 in number and were of moderate to difficult level. From all the other sections such as rearrangement, sentence correction, spot the error, match the column and finding the correct/incorrect statements, 5 questions each were framed. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Quantitative Aptitude: Shift 4

— Total 35 questions: Difficulty level, moderate

— Attempt between 15-18 will be considered good

The arithmetic-based questions were primarily from time and work, partnership, mixtures, boat and stream, SI/CI, etc. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Reasoning Ability: Shift 4

— Total 35 questions: Difficulty level, moderate

— Attempt between 18-21 will be considered good

Analytical reasoning sets were moderate. The overall difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Expected sectional cut-off

English Language: General (8.5 to 10.5), OBC (5.5 to 7.5), SC (5.5 to 7.5) and ST (5.5 to 7.5)

Quantitative Aptitude: General (10 to 12), OBC (6.5 to 8.5), SC (6.5 to 8.5) and ST (6.5 to 8.5)

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Reasoning Ability: General (6 to 8), OBC (3.5 to 5.5), SC (3.5 to 5.5) and ST (3.5 to 5.5)

Inputs from Mayank Garg, Mentor, Career Launcher