SBI PO Overall Exam Analysis, Prelims Expected Cutoff 2017

SBI PO Overall Exam Analysis, Prelims Expected Cutoff 2017

SBI PO Overall Exam Analysis: State Bank of India has successfully finished the SBI PO Examination for all slots on 6th & 7th May. Candidates are now eagerly waiting for the overall exam analysis. The process was held in multiple shifts and the candidate who are able to crack SBI PO Preliminary Examination will be called for the Mains Paper.

This article is meant to provide the overall paper review on SBI PO Exam Analysis for all shifts of 29th April, 30th April, 6th May & 7th May. In the mid way, we will also go through the section-wise difficulty level as well as the nature of questions asked in SBI PO Exam 2017.


How was your SBI PO Prelims Examination?

As we all know, the exam was composed of 3 sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. The exam pattern in details is as follows.

Section Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

The total time was 1 hour i.e. 60 minutes. Hence, Speed, Accuracy and Planning is surely needed to have good number of attempts with maximum accuracy.

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THE OVERALL DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF SBI PO Prelims Exam (Overall) was Moderate. Let us dig a bit deeper and understand the construct of the paper section-wise.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for English Language Section

  • Good Attempts: 23-25 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Beginning our paper review with English Section, this section was quite easily solvable. The English Section in SBI PO Prelims Paper  could be broadly divided into 3 sections – Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test and Spotting errors, with 10 questions each.

Name of the Topic No. of Qs
Reading Comprehension 10
Cloze test 10
Spotting Errors 10
Total 30

Cloze test questions were different from previous exam pattern, the blanks were already filled. Spotting error questions were the easiest to solve, followed by Cloze Test and then Reading Comprehension in terms of difficulty level escalating. We expect most candidates to do well in this section.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Reasoning Ability Section

  • Good Attempts: 19-21 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Turning our attention towards Reasoning Ability, this section was a surprise for a lot of candidates. A lot of difficult puzzles were added this year in the mix and a number of candidates were not able to identify those.

Name of the Topic No. of Qs
Puzzles (Floor based, linear arrangement, etc.) 20
Blood Relation & Direction Sense 5
Coded Inequalities 5
Miscellaneous 5
Total 35

While questions based on Inequalities, Direction Sense & Blood relation questions were quite easy, questions from Puzzles and Seating Arrangement cause a lot of confusion.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude Section

  • Good Attempts: 22-24 Questions
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate 

A lot of candidates found the Maths section to be quite moderate to attempt. The level of difficulty of Quant Section in SBI PO Prelims was slightly Moderate.

Name of the Topic No. of Qs
Series 5
Data Interpretation (Table & Bar Graph) 10
Inequalities 5
Approximation 5
Miscellaneous 10
Total 35

Apart from Miscellaneous Questions being a bit lengthy, most of the quant paper could be solved with ease.


What is SBI PO Prelims Expected cut off

The paper had a Moderate Difficulty Level, which can be expected, being the prelims stage level. The section-wise cut off has been mentioned in the section below:

Subjects  SBI PO Expected Cut Off 2017
English Language  9 – 10
Numerical Ability   8.5 – 9.5
Reasoning Ability  8 – 9
 Overall 48 – 52

Based on the above mentioned factors, the overall expected cut off for SBI PO Examination 2017 will be in the range of 48-52.


SBI PO Good Attempts 2017

Let us formulate our good attempts according to the difficulty level of exam:

Section Name  Good Attempts
 Numerical Ability 22-24
 English Language 19-21
 Reasoning Ability 23-25
 Total 64-70

Here we conclude our article on SBI PO Overall Exam Analysis, Prelims Expected Cutoff 2017. Stay connected for more information regarding SBI PO Recruitment 2017.

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