Analysis of SBI PO 2020 Prelim Exam

#### Analysis of SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 6th Jan 2021 (Slot 4)

Analysis of SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 6th Jan 2021 (Slot 4)

The analysis of the SBI PO 2020 Prelim exam held on the 6th Jan 2021 (Slot 4) has been presented below.

Snapshot 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 moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions was asked in this slot of the exam.

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

There were fifteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Table + Pie Chart, Table and Caselet). Questions on Data Interpretation were time-consuming and lengthy. There were five questions each on Approximations and missing number series. Questions on Approximations and missing number series were easy to moderate.

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

A student could, therefore, have solved around 16 - 17 questions in 20 minutes if he chose judiciously.

Topic No of Questions
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Pie Chart + Table, Table and Caselet) 15
Approximations 5
Missing Series 5
Individual Quant questions:
Ages 1
Profit & Loss 1
Partnership 1
Compound Interest 1
Mensuration 1
Time and Work 1
Time and Distance 3
Mixtures and Alligations 1

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Moderate' tag and lengthy.

There were twenty questions on Puzzles (Square Arrangement (8 persons; some facing persons facing centre and some persons facing outside), Comparisons (6 persons and their heights), Floor Arrangement (3 floors; 2 flats; 6 persons), Distribution (6 movies; 6 months and 6 different countries), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were three questions on Blood Relations and five questions on Deductions (Syllogisms). These questions ranged from easy to moderate. There were four questions on miscellaneous topics.

About 23 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 Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles:
Square Arrangement (8 persons; some facing persons facing centre and some persons facing outside) 5 Moderate
Distribution (6 movies; 6 months and 6 different countries) 5 Moderate
Floor Arrangement (3 floors; 2 flats; 6 persons) 5 Easy
Comparisons (6 persons and their heights) 5 Easy
Coding – Decoding 5 Easy
Blood Relations 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous (Meaningful word, Number Arrangement, Pair of letters, Letter Arrangement) 5 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 seven questions. There was one question on word replacement. The passage was based on 'Mental illnesses.
• There were six questions each on Error Identification and Word Interchange.
• There were five questions on Cloze Test. The passage was based on 'Biodiversity in India'.
• There were three questions on Phrase Replacement.

Thus, about 18-19 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
Cloze Test 5
Error Identification 6
Word Interchange (four words) 6
Phrase Replacement 3
Idiom Usage 3

Overall, the paper can be rated as Moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 16-17
Reasoning Ability 23-24
English Language 18-19
Overall 57-60

#### Analysis of SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 6th Jan 2021 (Slot 3)

Analysis of SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 6th Jan 2021 (Slot 3)

The analysis of the SBI PO 2020 Prelim exam held on the 6th Jan 2021 (Slot 3) has been presented below.

Snapshot 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 moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions was asked in this slot of the exam.

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

There were fifteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Table, 2 Pie Charts and Caselet). Questions on DI were lengthy and time-consuming. There were five questions each on Approximations and Wrong Number Series. Questions on Approximations and Wrong Number Series were easy to solve.

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

A student could, therefore, have solved around 16 - 17 questions in 20 minutes if he chose judiciously.

Topic No of Questions
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Table, 2 Pie Charts and Caselet) 15
Approximations 5
Wrong Number Series 5
Individual Quant questions (Ages, Percentages, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Boats & Streams, Probability, Geometry & Mensuration, Mixtures & Alligations etc..) 10

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Moderate' tag and lengthy.

There were twenty-two questions on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (unknown number of persons facing North), Circular Arrangement (8 persons; some facing towards centre and some facing away from the centre), Floor Arrangement (10 persons; 5 floors and 2 flats), Distribution (7 persons; 7 subjects), Distribution (Age based; 6 different years; 6 persons; 6 colours), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were three questions on Direction Sense, two questions on Symbols Notations (Inequalities) and five questions on Deductions/Syllogisms (Only a few). These questions ranged from easy to moderate. There were three questions on miscellaneous topics.

About 21 to 22 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (unknown number of persons facing North), Circular Arrangement (8 persons; some facing towards centre and some facing away from the centre), Floor Arrangement (10 persons; 5 floors and 2 flats), Distribution (7 persons; 7 subjects), Distribution (Age based; 6 different years; 6 persons; 6 colours) 22 Moderate
Deductions/Syllogisms (Only a few model) 5 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Easy-Moderate
Symbols Notations(Inequalities) 2 Easy
Miscellaneous (Meaningful word, Pair of letters, Letter Arrangement) 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 seven questions. There was one Vocab based question (Synonym. The passage was based on 'How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Entrepreneurship in India.'.
• There were five questions on identifying 'Grammatically Correct Sentence'.
• There were four questions on Fill in the blanks (Two blanks) and Match the Column
• There were five questions each on Sentence Rearrangement and Phrase Replacement.

Thus, about 17-18 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
Sentence Rearrangement 5
Grammatically Correct Sentence 5
Fill in the Blanks (Two Blanks) 4
Match the Column 4
Phrase Replacement 5

Overall, the paper can be rated as Moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 16-17
Reasoning Ability 21-22
English Language 17-18
Overall 54-57

#### Analysis of SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 5th Jan 2021 (Slot 3)

Analysis of SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 5th Jan 2021 (Slot 3)

The analysis of the SBI PO 2020 Prelim exam held on the 5th Jan 2021 (Slot 3) has been presented below.

Snapshot 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 moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions was asked in this slot of the exam.

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

There were ten questions (2 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Table + Pie Chart and Line Graph). Questions on Data Interpretation were lengthy and time-consuming. There were five questions on Approximations and six questions on wrong number series. Questions on wrong number series and Approximations ranged from easy to moderate.

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

A student could, therefore, have solved around 17 - 18 questions in 20 minutes if he chose judiciously.

Topic No of Questions
Data Interpretation (2 sets. Pie Chart + Table and, Line Graph) 10
Wrong Number Series 6
Approximations 5
Individual Quant questions (Ages, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Partnership, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration, Time and Work, Boats and Streams etc..) 14

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Moderate' tag and lengthy.

There were twenty-three questions on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (Two row; 9 persons), Floor Arrangement, Distribution (Year based), Comparisons, Box arrangement) which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were five questions on Coding-Decoding, three questions each on Blood Relations and Direction Sense. These questions ranged from easy to moderate.

About 21 to 22 questions could possibly be solved in 20 minutes. The topic -wise split, as reported by our students, is as given below.

Topic No of Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (Two row; 9 persons), Floor Arrangement, Distribution (Year based), Comparisons, Box arrangement) 23 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 5 Easy
Blood Relations 3 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 3 Easy-Moderate
Letter Arrangement 1 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 six questions. There was one Vocab based question.
• There were six questions on Cloze test which ranged from easy to moderate.
• There were five Error Identification Questions. All these five questions were easy to solve.
• There were five questions each on Word Interchange and Phrase Replacement

Thus, about 19 - 20 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
Cloze Test 6
Error Identification 5
Word Interchange 5
Phrase Replacement 5
Idiom usage 3

Overall, the paper can be rated as Moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 17-18
Reasoning Ability 21-22
English Language 19-20
Overall 57-60

#### Analysis of SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 4th Jan 2021 (Slot 3)

Analysis of SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 4th Jan 2021 (Slot 3)

The analysis of the SBI PO 2020 Prelim exam held on the 4th Jan 2021 (Slot 3) has been presented below.

Snapshot 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 moderate. No new question types / pattern of questions was asked in this slot of the exam.

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

There were fifteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Table, Pie Chart and Caselet). Questions on Data Interpretation were lengthy and time-consuming. There were five questions each on Quadratic Comparisons, four questions on missing number series and three questions on Data Sufficiency (2 statements). Questions on missing number series and Quadratic Comparisons were easy to solve where as the questions based on Data Sufficiency ranged from easy to moderate.

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

A student could, therefore, have solved around 17 - 18 questions in 20 minutes if he chose judiciously.

Topic No of Questions
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Pie Chart, Table and, Caselet) 15
Missing Number Series 4
Data Sufficiency (2 Statements) 3
Individual Quant questions:
Percentages 1
Profit and Loss 2
Compound Interest 1
Time & Work 1
Trains 1
Mensuration 1
Probability 1

Reasoning:

This section has been given a 'Moderate' tag and lengthy.

There were twenty questions on Puzzles (Linear Arrangement (8 persons; four facing North and four facing South), Circular Arrangement (9 persons; all facing towards centre), Distribution (Month based), Distribution (8 persons + 3 departments + colours), which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were four questions on Coding-Decoding, three questions on Blood Relations, two on Direction Sense and five questions on Deductions/Syllogisms (Only a few model). These questions ranged from easy to moderate.

About 23 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 Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles:
Linear Arrangement (8 persons; four facing North and four facing South) 5 Easy to Moderate
Circular Arrangement (9 persons; all facing towards centre) 5 Easy to Moderate
Distribution (Month based) 5 Moderate
Distribution (8 persons + 3 departments + colours) 5 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 4 Easy
Deductions / Syllogisms) (Only a few model) 5 Easy to Moderate
Blood Relations 3 Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Letter Arrangement 1 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 ten questions. There was five Vocab based questions – two Synonyms and three on Antonyms. The passage was based on 'Modern Life Depression'.
• There were five Error Identification Questions. All these five questions were easy to solve.
• There were five questions each on Fill in the blanks (Two blanks) and Phrase Replacement
• There were five questions on Para Jumbled Sentences. Five sentences to be rearranged to form a meaningful paragraph.

Thus, about 19 - 20 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 (Five Sentences) 5
Error Identification 5
Fill in the Blanks (Two blanks) 5
Phrase Replacement 5

Overall, the paper can be rated as Moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 17-18
Reasoning Ability 23-24
English Language 19-20
Overall 59-62