Paper Analysis for State Bank of India Probationary Officers Preliminary Exam 2018

Published on : 2nd July 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
SBI PO Exam

Check out the detailed paper analysis for SBI PO preliminary examination 2018 here.

02 July 2018: State Bank of India (SBI) has conducted the first-day Preliminary examination for Probationary Officers (PO) recruitment 2018 on 1st July. The examination will also be held on 7th and 8th of July 2018. The SBI PO exam is being conducted in four slots – 2 in morning and 2 in evening.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2018 Pattern

The online exam consists of 100 objective type questions from three sections which are to be completed in a time duration of 1 hour. Section-wise timing is allotted in the exam. Here is the detailed analysis of paper as done by the renowned coaching institute Career Launcher:

Sections

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Time (in minutes)

English Language

30

Moderate

20

Quantitative Aptitude

35

Moderate

20

Reasoning Ability

35

Moderate

20

TOTAL

100

Moderate

60

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SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2018 – Expected Cut-Off

Sections

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 (out of 100)

51-55

48-52

43-47

31-35

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Here is the section-wise analysis of the paper:

English Language

Topics

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Reading Comprehension

5

Moderate

Sentence Correction

8

Moderate

Para-jumbles

6

Moderate

Sentence Starters

6

Moderate

Sentence Connection

5

Easy-Moderate

TOTAL

30

Moderate

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Quantitative Aptitude

Topics

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number Series

5

Moderate

Comparison of 2 Quantities – Quantity I & II

5

Moderate

Simplification/Approximation

5

Easy-Moderate

DI (Pie Chart + Table)

5

Moderate

DI (Bar Graph)

5

Moderate

DI (Caselet)

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous (Quant based single questions)

5

Moderate

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Reasoning Ability

Topics

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Directions

2

Easy-Moderate

Blood Relations

1

Easy-Moderate

Data Sufficiency

5

Moderate

Coding Decoding

1

Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – Box based)

5

Moderate

AR (Data Arrangement – Month based)

3

Moderate

AR (Linear Arrangement – 8 persons facing North/South)

5

Moderate

Input-Output

5

Moderate

Mathematical Inequalities

5

Moderate

Coding-Decoding

3

Moderate

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SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2018 Answer Key

The unofficial answer key will be released within a few days of the examination by various educational websites. However, the official answer key will be released later on the official website.

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