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#### IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 19th Oct 2019 (Slot 1)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2019 Prelim exam held on the 19th of October 2019 (Slot 1) has been presented below.

Snap shot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as easy to moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam.

There was no question on Number Series, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison.

There were fifteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (six questions each on Bar graph, two pie charts and three questions on Caselet). Questions on bar graph were easy while questions on double pie chart were calculation based. There were six questions each on Approximations and Quadratic Comparisons. Questions on Quadratic comparisons and Approximations were easy to solve.

Individual questions were eight in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate and difficult ones. These questions were based on Ages, Ratio, Profit & Loss, Mensuration, Mixtures & Alligations, Time & Distance, Simple & Compound Interest etc...

A student could therefore, have solved around 22-24 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Bar graph, Double Pie chart and Caselet ) 15 Easy to Mod
Approximations 6 Easy
Individual Questions: 8 Easy to Moderate
Ages 1 -
Profit & Loss 1 -
Ratio 1 -
Time & Distance 2 -
Simple & Compound Interest 1 -
Mixtures & Alligations 1 -
Mensuration 1 -

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were twenty questions on Puzzles (6 Persons Linear + Distribution, Distribution, Square Arrangement with eight persons, persons sitting at the centre facing inwards and persons sitting at the corners facing outside, Comparisons), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were five questions on Coding – Decoding and four questions on Symbols and Notations. These questions on Coding-Decoding were easy to moderate and on Symbols-Notations were easy to solve.

About 26-28 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Puzzles (6 Persons Linear + Distribution,
Distribution,
Square Arrangement with 8 persons,
persons sitting at the centre facing inwards and persons sitting at the corners facing outside,
Comparisons)
20 Easy to Moderate
Symbol and Notations 4 Easy
Coding - Decoding 5 Easy to Moderate
Blood Relations 3 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous (Word Formation, Digit Formation, Letter Formation) 3 Easy

English Language :

This section has been tagged as 'Easy to Moderate’ by our students.

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised of 7 questions, of which two were vocab questions and one was based on FIB. The passage was based on ‘Solar pump scheme’.
• There were five questions each on the Para Jumbled Sentences and Word Interchange. The Para Jumbles were based on ‘Solid waste management in China’. 6 sentences were given and third sentence is in correct position.
• There were five questions on Error Identification and four on Phrase Replacement.
• The questions related to Word Interchange were asked in the recent IBPS & SBI exams.

Thus, about 23-25 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Error Identification 5
Phrase Replacement 4
Para Jumbled Sentence 5
Word Interchange 4
FIB (Single Blank) 5

Over all, the paper was a combination of easy, moderate questions across all the three sections and can hence be rated as 'Easy to Moderate'.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 22 - 24
Reasoning Ability 26 - 28
English Language 23 - 25
Overall 71 - 77

#### IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 12th Oct 2019 (Slot 4)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2019 Prelim exam held on the 12th of October 2019 (Slot 4) has been presented below.

Snap shot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as easy to moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam.

There were no questions on Approximations, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison.

There were 12 questions (2 sets) on Data Interpretation (6 questions each on Table and Pie chart). There were five questions each on Number Series(Missing number) and Quadratic Comparisons and were easy to solve.

Individual questions were 13 in number and were based on Ages, Ratio, Time & Distance, Profit & Loss, Partnership, Probability, Averages, Mixtures & Alligation, Geometry etc.. These were a combination of easy, moderate and difficult ones.

A student could therefore, have solved around 21-23 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (2 sets. Table and Pie chart) 12 Easy to Moderate
Number Series(Missing Number) 5 Easy
Individual Questions 13 Easy to Moderate
Ratio 1 -
Time & Distance 3 -
Time & Work 1 -
Averages 1 -
Mixtures & Alligation 1 -
Profit & Loss 1 -
Partnership 1 -
Probability 1 -
Geometry 1 -

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were 18 questions on Puzzles (Square Arrangement with 8 persons; persons sitting at the corner facing outwards and persons sitting at the centre facing inside, Two row Arrangement with 6 persons each, Box Arrangement + Distribution, Distributions with cities), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were three questions each on Direction Sense and Blood Relations. There were five questions on Coding-Decoding and four questions on Deductions (Model: ‘only a few’).

About 24-26 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Puzzles (Square Arrangement with 8 persons;
persons sitting at the corner facing outwards and persons sitting at the centre facing inside,
Two row Arrangement with 6 persons each, Box Arrangement + Distribution,
Distributions with cities)
18 Easy to Moderate
Blood Relations 3 Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Symbols & Notations 2 Easy
Deductions 4 Easy

English Language :

This section has been tagged as 'Easy to Moderate’ by our students.

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised of 10 questions, of which 1 were vocab questions.
• There were 5 questions each on Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank), Error Identification, Match the Column and Cloze Passage.
• There questions on Reading Comprehension and Error Identification were rated as ‘Easy to Moderate’.

Thus, about 22-24 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy to Moderate
Error Identification 5 Easy to Moderate
Cloze Passage 5 Easy
Match the Column 5 Easy
FIB (Single Blank) 5 Easy

Over all, the paper was a combination of easy and moderate questions across all the three sections and can hence be rated as 'Easy to Moderate'.

Good Attempts:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 21 - 23
Reasoning Ability 24- 26
English Language 22 - 24
Overall 67 - 73

#### IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 12th Oct 2019 (Slot 3)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2019 Prelim exam held on the 12th of October 2019 (Slot 3) has been presented below.

Snap shot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as easy to moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam.

There was no question on Quadratic Comparisons, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison.

There were 14 questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (6 questions on Table, 5 questions on Line Graph and 3 questions on Caselet based on Partnership). The questions on table and line graph were easy and on those on caselet were of moderate level of difficulty. There were 6 questions each on Number Series(Missing number) and Approximations. Questions on Series and Approximations were easy.

Individual questions were 9 in number and were based on Ages, Ratio, Time & Distance, Profit & Loss, Partnership, Compound Interest, Mixtures & Alligation, Mensuration. These were a combination of easy, moderate and difficult ones.

A student could therefore, have solved around 21-23 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Line graph, Table and Caselet based on Partnership) 14 Easy
Number Series(Missing Number) 6 Easy
Approximations 6 Easy
Individual Questions Easy to Moderate
Ratio 1 -
Time & Distance 2 -
Ages 1 -
Mixtures & Alligation 1 -
Profit & Loss 1 -
Partnership 1 -
Compound Interest 1 -
Mensuration 1 -

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were 20 questions on Puzzles (Circular Arrangement with 6 persons and their ages, Floor Arrangement (5 floors and two flats), Distributions and Linear arrangement with 9 persons some facing North and some facing South), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were three questions each on Direction Sense and five questions each on Coding-Decoding, Deductions (Models: ‘only a few’ and ‘can never be’).

About 24-26 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Puzzles (Circular Arrangement with 6 persons and their ages,
Floor Arrangement (5 floors and two flats),
Distributions and Linear arrangement with 9 persons some facing North and some facing South)
20 Easy to Moderate
Deductions(only a few model, can never be) 5 Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Miscellaneous (Number Arrangement etc..) 2 Easy

English Language :

This section has been tagged as 'Easy to Moderate’ by our students.

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised of 8 questions, of which 2 were vocab questions.
• There were 5 questions each on Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank) and Error Identification.
• There were 3 questions each on Phrase Replacement and finding the inappropriate word in the given sentence.
• There were 6 questions on Para Jumbled Sentences. Seven sentences A to G were given and were asked to find out the second sentence, third sentence etc..

Thus, about 20-22 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Error Identification 5
Phrase Replacement 3
Para Jumbled Sentences (Seven Sentences) 6
Incorrect/Inappropriate Usage 3
FIB (Single Blank) 5

Over all, the paper was a combination of easy and moderate questions across all the three sections and can hence be rated as 'Easy to Moderate'.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 21 - 23
Reasoning Ability 24- 26
English Language 20 - 22
Overall 65 - 71

#### IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 12th Oct 2019 (Slot 2)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2019 Prelim exam held on the 12th of October 2019 (Slot 2) has been presented below.

Snap shot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as easy to moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam.

There was no question on Approximations, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison.

There were 11 questions (2 sets) on Data Interpretation (5 questions on Table and 6 questions on Line Graph). Questions on Data Interpretation were easy to solve. There were 6 questions each on Number Series(Missing number) and Quadratic Comparisons. Questions on Quadratic comparisons were easy and Number Series were Easy to Moderate.

Individual questions were 12 in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate and difficult ones.

A student could therefore, have solved around 20-22 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (2 sets. Line graph and Table) 11 Easy
Number Series(Missing Number) 6 Easy to Moderate
Individual Questions(Ages, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Averages, Time & Distance etc..) 12 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were 23 questions on Puzzles (Circular Arrangement with Distributions with 8 persons facing inside, Floor Arrangement, Comparison of heights, Distributions and Two row arrangement with 7 persons each), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were three questions each on Blood Relations, Direction Sense and Deductions (only a few model).

About 22-24 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Puzzles (Circular Arrangement + distributions with 8 persons facing inside,
Floor Arrangement, Comparison of heights,
Distributions and Two row arrangement with 7 persons each)
23 Easy to Moderate
Deductions(only a few model) 3 Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Blood Relations 3 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous (Meaningful word, Dictionary order and Letter OMO etc..) 3 Easy

English Language :

This section has been tagged as 'Easy’ by our students.

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised of 7 questions, of which 3 were vocab questions.
• There were 5 questions each on the conventional Cloze Test pattern and Word Interchange.
• There were 5 questions each on Error Identification and Phrase Replacement.
• There were 3 questions on Fill in the blanks. One sentence with one blank followed by three words to choose from. More than one word can fit into the blank and one has to identify all such words that fits into the blank. This is the new model asked for the first time in IBPS exams.

Thus, about 23-25 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Error Identification 5
Phrase Replacement 5
Cloze Test 5
Word Interchange 5
FIB (Single Blank; Multiple words) 3

Over all, the paper was a combination of easy, moderate and difficult questions across all the three sections and can hence be rated as 'Moderate'.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 20 - 22
Reasoning Ability 22- 24
English Language 23 - 25
Overall 65 - 71

#### IBPS PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 12th Oct 2019 (Slot 1)

The analysis of the IBPS PO 2019 Prelim exam held on the 12th of October 2019 (Slot 1) has been presented below.

Snap shot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as easy to moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam.

There was no question on Number Series, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison.

There were 15 questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (5 questions each on Line Graph, Table and Caselet). Questions on line graph and table were easy while questions on Caselet were lengthy and calculation based. There were 5 questions each on Approximations and Quadratic Comparisons. Questions on Quadratic comparisons and Approximations were easy to solve.

Individual questions were 10 in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate and difficult ones.

A student could therefore, have solved around 22-24 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Line graph, Table and Caselet ) 15 Easy to Mod
Approximations 5 Easy
Individual Questions(Ages, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Averages, Time & Distance etc..) 10 Easy to Moderate

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were 20 questions on Puzzles (6 Persons + Years, Linear Arrangement (6 persons+ages),Square arrangement with 8 persosn, persons sitting at the centre facing inwards and persons sitting at the corners facing outside, 10 persons+5 months+2 dates), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were five questions on Coding – Decoding and four questions on Symbols and Notations. These questions on Coding-Decoding were moderate and on Symbols-Notations were easy to solve.

About 26-28 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs Difficulty Level
Puzzles (6 Persons + Years,
Linear Arrangement (6 persons+ages),
Square arrangement with 8 persosn,
persons sitting at the centre facing inwards and persons sitting at the corners facing outside,
10 persons+5 months+2 dates)
20 Easy to Moderate
Symbol and Notations 4 Easy
Coding - Decoding 5 Moderate
Blood Relations 3 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous (Sequence etc..) 2

English Language :

This section has been tagged as 'Easy to Moderate’ by our students.

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised of 8 questions, of which 2 were vocab questions.
• There were 5 questions each on the conventional Cloze Test pattern and Word Replacement.
• There were 6 questions on Error Identification and 4 on Phrase Replacement.
• The questions related to Word Replacement were asked in the recent SBI exams.

Thus, about 23-25 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Error Identification 6
Phrase Replacement 4
Cloze Test 5
Word Replacement 5
FIB (Single Blank) 2

Over all, the paper was a combination of easy, moderate and difficult questions across all the three sections and can hence be rated as 'Moderate'.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 22 - 24
Reasoning Ability 26 - 28
English Language 23 - 25
Overall 71 - 77

#### RRB PO Officer (Scale I) 2019 Prelim Exam Analysis held on 4th Aug (All Slots)

It has been reported that the online RRB Officer (Scale I) Prelim examination held on 4th August 2019 was of moderate difficulty level. A similar trend was observed for exams held across all slots.

A snap shot of the prelim exam is given below.

 Duration of the Exam 45 minutes Quantitative Aptitude 40 Qs Reasoning Ability 40 Qs Total Number of Qs 80 Qs

An analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below.

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section, on the whole, has been tagged as 'Moderate'.

• There were 10 - 17 questions on Data Interpretation spread across slots. These questions involved calculations and were of moderate level of difficulty .
• There were 5 questions on Number Series(all slots) which were easy to solve.
• The individual questions varied from 10 to 14 in number across different slots. These questions were lengthy and calculations based.
• In some of the slots, there were 5 questions on Quadratic Comparisons whereas in other slots, questions on Approximations were given instead of questions from Quadratic Comparisons.
• In one of the slots there were 5 questions on Data Sufficiency (2 Statements).
Topic Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4
Data Interpretation 10(Bar Graph, Table) 16 (Table, Line Graph, Caselet) 16 -17 (Table, Line Graph, Caselet) 15 (Two sets on Bar Graph, Caselet)
Number Series 5 (Missing No) 6 (Missing No) 5 (Missing No) 9 (Wrong No)
Individual Questions (Ages, Ratio, Time & Work,
Time & Distance,
Averages, Mixtures &
Alligations, Percentages, Profit & Loss,
Partnership, Simple &
Compound Interest and Mensuration)
14 12 13 - 14 10
Approximations 5 6
Data Sufficiency(2 Stmts) 5

Reasoning Ability:

This section, on the whole, has been tagged as 'Easy'.

There were 20 to 25 questions on Puzzles and some of these questions can be labelled ‘moderate’ in terms of the level of difficulty. Questions on Coding-Decoding, Symbols and Notations, Coding-Decoding and Deductions were easy to crack. There were 3 to 5 questions each on Blood Relations and Direction Sense.

Questions on puzzles were based on – Linear Arrangement (unknown no. of persons, 9 persons facing North, 8 persons etc..), Circular Arrangement (8 persons; all facing inside; some facing inside & some facing outside etc..), Months & Dates based, Age based, Square Arrangement, Distributions, comparisons (Heights, Weights etc..)

Topic Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4
Analytical Puzzles 22 25 20 22
Deductions 5 5 5
Symbols and Notations 5 4
Blood Relations 5 5 3
Direction Sense 3 5
Coding-Decoding 5 5 5
Data Sufficiency
Miscellaneous (Letter Arrangement, Word formation, Sequence etc..) 3 2 3 3

Overall, the paper can be rated slightly difficult as compared to the same exam that was conducted in 2018.

#### SBI PO 2019 Prelim Exam Analysis (9th June 2019) - Slot 1

The analysis of the SBI PO 2019 Prelim exam held on the 9th of June 2019 (Slot 1) has been presented below. Similar to the SBI PO & Clerk Prelim exams conducted last year, the structure of even this exam presented a sectional time limit, no navigability between any section, and each section time bound for 20 minutes.

Snap shot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as moderate and was time consuming. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam.

There were no questions on Simplifications, Approximations, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison.
There were 15 questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (5 questions each on Table, Pie Chart and Caselet). Questions on Caselet were time-consuming. There were 5 questions each on wrong number series and Quadratic Comparisons. Questions on wrong number series and Quadratic Comparisons were easy to solve.

Individual questions were 10 in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate and difficult ones.

A student could therefore, have solved around 16 - 18 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Pie Chart + Table, Bar Graph and Caselet) 15
Number Series (Wrong number) 5
Individual Questions(Ages, Percentages, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Boats & Streams, Probability, Geometry & Mensuration, Mixtures & Alligations etc..) 10

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were 20 questions on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (5 persons all facing North) + Distribution, Square Arrangement (Persons sitting at the middle facing centre and persons sitting at the corners facing outside), Comparisons (7 persons and their ages), Distribution), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were four questions on Symbols & Notations, 3 questions on Blood Relations and 5 questions on Coding - Decoding. These questions ranged from easy to moderate. One question on Odd Man Out was easy.

About 22 to 24 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs
Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (5 persons all facing North) + Distribution, Square Arrangement (Persons sitting at the middle facing centre and persons sitting at the corners facing outside), Comparisons (7 persons and their ages), Distribution) 20
Coding – Decoding 5
Symbols & Notations 4
Blood Relations 3
Word Formation 2
OMO 1

English Language :

This section has been tagged as 'Easy’ by our students.

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised 8 questions. There was 1 Vocab based questions and 1 question on FIB. The passage was based on Economy.
• There were five questions on wrongly spelt words.
• There were seven Error Identification Questions. All these five questions were easy to solve.
• There were two questions on Matching the sentences given in two columns.
• There were three questions on Fill in the blanks(Single blank).
• There were 5 questions on Para Jumbled Sentences. Five sentences to be rearranged to form a meaningful paragraph.

Thus, about 17-19 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Para Jumbled Sentences 5
Wrongly spelt words 5
Error Identification 7
Match the sentences given in two columns 2
Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank) 3

Over all, the paper can be rated as easy to moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 16 - 18
Reasoning Ability 22 - 24
English Language 17 - 19
Overall 55 - 61

#### SBI PO 2019 Prelim Exam Analysis (8th June 2019) - Slot 4

The analysis of the SBI PO 2019 Prelim exam held on the 8th of June 2019 (Slot 4) has been presented below. Similar to the SBI PO & Clerk Prelim exams conducted last year, the structure of even this exam presented a sectional time limit, no navigability between any section, and each section time bound for 20 minutes.

Snap shot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as moderate and was time consuming. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam.

There were no questions on Simplifications, Approximations and Data Comparison.

There were 15 questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (5 questions each on Bar Graph + Table, Pie Chart and Caselet). Questions on Bar Graph and Caselet were time-consuming. There were 5 questions each on Wrong number series, Quadratic Comparisons and Data Sufficiency. Questions on Wrong number series and Quadratic Comparisons were easy solve. The questions on Data Sufficiency includes easy and moderate ones.

Individual questions were 5 in number. These were a combination of easy and moderate ones.

A student could therefore, have solved around 15 - 17 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Pie Chart, Bar Graph+Table and Caselet) 15
Series (Wrong Number) 5
Data Sufficiency (2 Stmt) 5
Individual Questions:
Ages 1
Time & Work 1
Time & Distance 1
Geometry 1
Averages 1

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were 23 questions on Puzzles (Circular Arrangement (some facing centre and some facing outside), Linear Arrangement (10 Persons all facing North), 6 Persons + 3 months+ 2 Dates +Distribution, Comparisons + Distribution, Distribution+Designation) which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were five questions on Deductions, three questions on Direction Sense and two questions on Symbols & Notations. These questions are easy to solve.

About 22 to 24 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs
Puzzles (Circular Arrangement (some facing centre and some facing outside), Linear Arrangement (10 Persons all facing North), 6 Persons + 3 months+ 2 Dates +Distribution, Comparisons + Distribution, Distribution+Designation) 23
Deductions 5
Direction Sense 3
Symbols & Notations 2
Word Arrangement 2

English Language :

This section has been tagged as 'Easy to Moderate’ by our students.

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised 10 questions. Out of these 10 questions 6 were based on passage, two synonyms and two antonyms. The passage was based on Social Media.
• There were five Error Identification Questions. All these five questions were easy to solve.
• 5 questions on Phrase Replacement comprised a sentence in which a part was in bold font.
• There were 5 questions on wrongly spelt words.
• There were five questions on Fill in the blanks(Single blank).

Thus, about 17 -19 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Phrase Replacement 5
Wrongly spelt words 5
Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank) 5

Over all, the paper can be rated as easy to moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 15 - 17
Reasoning Ability 22 - 24
English Language 17 - 19
Overall 54 - 60

#### SBI PO 2019 Prelim Exam Analysis (8th June 2019) - Slot 3

The analysis of the SBI PO 2019 Prelim exam held on the 8th of June 2019 (Slot 3) has been presented below. Similar to the SBI PO & Clerk Prelim exams conducted last year, the structure of even this exam presented a sectional time limit, no navigability between any section, and each section time bound for 20 minutes.

Snap shot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as moderate and was time consuming. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam.

There were no questions on Number Series, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison.

There were 15 questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (5 questions each on Line Graph + Table, Pie Chart and Caselet). Questions on Caselet were lengthy and time-consuming. There were 5 questions each on Quadratic Comparisons and Approximations. Questions on Quadratic Comparisons and Approximations were easy solve.

Individual questions were 10 in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate and difficult ones.

A student could therefore, have solved around 16 - 18 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Pie Chart, Line Graph+Table and Caselet) 15
Approximations 5
Individual Questions 10

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were 21 questions on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (8 persons some facing North and some facing South), Days + QBR, Comparisons (6 Persons), Floor Arrangement (3 Floors and 2 Flsts), Box arrangement based puzzle)which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were five questions on Deductions, four questions on Coding-Decoding and three questions on Direction Sense. These questions are easy to solve.

About 23 to 25 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs
Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (8 persons some facing North and some facing South), Days + QBR, Comparisons (6 Persons), Floor Arrangement (3 Floors and 2 Flsts), Box arrangement based puzzle) 21
Deductions 5
Direction Sense 3
Word Arrangement 2
Coding - Decoding 4

English Language :

This section has been tagged as 'Easy to Moderate’ by our students.

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised 10 questions including two Vocab based questions. The passage was based on Artificial Intelligence.
• There were five questions on identifying the Grammatically Correct Sentence. All these five questions were easy to solve.
• There were 5 questions on Para Jumbled Sentences. Five sentences to be rearranged to form a meaningful paragraph.
• There were five questions on Fill in the blanks(Single blank).
• There were 5 questions on Matching the sentences given in two columns.

Thus, about 16 -18 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Match the sentences given in two columns 5
Error Identification (Identifying Grammatically Correct Sentence) 5
Para Jumbled Sentences(5 sentences ) 5
Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank) 5

Over all, the paper can be rated as easy to moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 16 - 18
Reasoning Ability 23 - 25
English Language 16 - 18
Overall 55 - 61

#### SBI PO 2019 Prelim Exam Analysis (8th June 2019) - Slot 2

The analysis of the SBI PO 2019 Prelim exam held on the 8th of June 2019 (Slot 2) has been presented below. Similar to the SBI PO & Clerk Prelim exams conducted last year, the structure of even this exam presented a sectional time limit, no navigability between any section, and each section time bound for 20 minutes.

Snap shot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as moderate and was time consuming. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam.

There were no questions on Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison.

There were 16 questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (5 questions each on Bar Graph + Table, Pie Chart and Caselet). Questions on Caselet and Bar Graph were lengthy and time-consuming. There were 5 questions on Missing number series and 6 questions on Approximations. Questions on Missing number series and Approximations were easy solve.

Individual questions were 8 in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate and difficult ones.

A student could therefore, have solved around 16 - 18 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Pie Chart, Bar Graph+Table and Caselet) 16
Number Series (Missing number) 5
Approximations 6
Individual Questions:
Ages 1
Percentages 1
Profit & Loss 1
Partnerships 1
Time & Distance(Based on Trains concept) 1
Simple & Compound Interest 1
Mixtures & Alligations 1
Mensuration 1

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were 23 questions on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (10 persons all facing North), Circular Arrangement (8 persons some facing inside and some facing outside, Comparisons (Height of 5 persons), Floor Arrangement (8 Floors and 8 Persons, Days & Months based puzzle), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were five questions on Deductions and 3 questions on Direction Sense. These questions are easy to solve.

About 25 to 26 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs
Puzzles
(Linear Arrangement
(10 persons all facing North),
Circular Arrangement
(8 persons some facing inside and some facing outside,
Days & Months based puzzle,
Comparisons (Height of 5 persons)
23
Deductions 4
Direction Sense 3
Set of Words 1
Word Arrangement 2
Symbols & Notations 2

English Language :

This section has been tagged as 'Easy to Moderate’ by our students.

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised 8 questions including one Vocab based question. The passage was based on Education system – Private and Public partnership.
• 5 questions on Phrase Replacement comprised a sentence in which a part was in bold font.
• There were seven Error Identification Questions. All these seven questions were easy to solve.
• There were 5 questions on Para Jumbled Sentences. Five sentences to be rearranged to form a meaningful paragraph.
• There were five questions on Fill in the blanks(Single blank).

Thus, about 17-19 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No of Questions
Phrase Replacement 5
Para Jumbled Sentences(5 sentences ) 5
Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank) 5

Over all, the paper can be rated as easy to moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 16 - 18
Reasoning Ability 25 - 26
English Language 17 - 19
Overall 58 - 63

#### SBI PO 2019 Prelim Exam Analysis (8th June 2019) - Slot 1

The analysis of the SBI PO 2019 Prelim exam held on the 8th of June 2019 (Slot 1) has been presented below. Similar to the SBI PO & Clerk Prelim exams conducted last year, the structure of even this exam presented a sectional time limit, no navigability between any section, and each section time bound for 20 minutes.

Snap shot of the Exam:

Test Area No. of questions Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 20 Mins
English Language 30 Questions 20 Mins
Total no. of Questions 100 Qs 60 Mins

No of choices per question – 5

Negative marking: 0.25 of the marks assigned to each question

As per feedback received from our students who appeared for this exam, the exam can be rated as easy to moderate.

The section wise analysis of the above mentioned session, as reported by our students, is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section can be rated as moderate and was time consuming. No new question types / pattern of questions were asked in this slot of the exam.

There were no questions on Simplifications, Approximations, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison.

There were 15 questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (5 questions each on Bar Graph, Pie Chart+Table and Caselet). Questions on Caselet were time-consuming. There were 5 questions on Missing number series and 5 questions on Quadratic Comparisons. Questions on Missing number series and Quadratic Comparisons were easy to moderate to solve.

Individual questions were 10 in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate and difficult ones.

A student could therefore, have solved around 16 - 18 questions in 20 minutes, if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of Questions
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Pie Chart + Table, Bar Graph and Caselet) 15
Number Series (Missing number) 5
Individual Questions
(Ages, Percentages, Time &
Work, Boats & Streams, Geometry & Mensuration,
Mixtures & Alligations etc..)
10

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Easy to Moderate' tag.

There were 18 questions on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (some facing North & some facing South), Triangular Arrangement (Persons sitting at the corners facing inside and persons sitting in the middle facing outside, Comparions (6 Ropes), Floor Arrangement (10 Floors and 10 Persons), Box based puzzle+Distribution), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were four questions on Deductions, 3 questions on Direction Sense and 5 questions(Set based) on Blood Relations. These questions ranged from easy to moderate. One question each on Coding-Decoding and Odd Man Out were easy.

About 24 to 25 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Qs
Puzzles
(Linear Arrangement
(some facing North & some facing South),
Triangular Arrangement
(Persons sitting at the corners facing inside and persons sitting in the middle facing outside,
Comparisons (6 Ropes), Floor Arrangement (10 Floors and 10 Persons)
18
Coding – Decoding 1
Deductions 4
Direction Sense 3
Set of Words 1
Blood Relations 5

English Language :

This section has been tagged as 'Easy’ by our students.

• The lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation, and comprised 5 questions.
• There were 2 Vocab based questions.
• The passage was based on Solar Energy. 5 questions on Phrase Replacement comprised a sentence in which a part was in bold font. There were 5 questions on Cloze test to be filled with a word.
• There were five Error Identification Questions. All these five questions were easy to solve.
• There were 3 questions on Matching the sentences given in two columns.