Analysis of SBI PO 2021 Prelim Exam

#### SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 21st Nov 2021 (Slot 4)

The analysis of the SBI PO 2021 Prelim exam held on the 21st Nov 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, Line Graph and Caselet). Questions on Data Interpretation were time-consuming and lengthy. There were six questions on Approximations and five questions on Missing Number Series. Questions on Approximations and Missing Number Series were easy to moderate.

Individual Quant questions were nine 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, Line Graph and Caselet) 15
Approximations 6
Missing Series 5
Individual Quant questions 9

Reasoning:

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

There were twenty-three questions on Puzzles which were of easy to moderate level of difficulty. There were five questions on Coding-Decoding and four questions on Deductions (Syllogisms). These questions ranged from easy to moderate. There were two questions on miscellaneous topics and one question on Blood Relation.

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 Qs Difficulty Level
Puzzles:
Square Arrangement (8 persons; corner persons facing centre and middle persons facing away from the centre) 5 Easy
Scheduling based (persons buying different items one after the other + Distribution) 5 Moderate to Difficult
Year based puzzle (6 persons; 6 years) 5 Moderate
Floor Arrangement (6 floors; 6 persons; 6 colours) 5 Easy
Comparisons (6 persons and number of books) 3 Easy to Moderate
Easy to Moderate 5 Easy
Deductions / Syllogisms (Only a few model) 4 Easy to Moderate
Blood Relations 1 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous (Pair of words, Digits) 2 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 nine questions. There was one question on Synonym. The passage was based on
• There were four questions each on Error Identification and Sentence Rearrangement.
• There were six questions on Cloze Test. The passage was based on ‘Manchester Railway Station started in September 1980.
• There were four questions on Phrase Replacement which were easy to crack.

hus, 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 6
Error Identification 4
Sentence Rearrangement 4
Phrase Replacement 4
Match the Column 3

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 18 - 19
Overall 55 - 58

#### SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam held on 21st Nov 2021 (Slot 3)

The analysis of the SBI PO 2021 Prelim exam held on the 21st Nov 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, Bar Graph and Caselet). Questions on Data Interpretation were time-consuming and lengthy. There were five questions on Quadratic Comparisons and six questions on Wrong Number Series. Questions on Quadratic Comparisons and Wrong Number Series were easy to moderate.

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

A student could, therefore, have solved around 15 - 16 questions in 20 minutes if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of questions
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Table, Bar Graph and Caselet) 15
Wrong Number Series 6
Individual Quant questions 9

Reasoning:

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

There were twenty-three questions on Puzzles which were of moderate level of difficulty. There were two questions each on Blood Relations, Inequalities (Symbols & Notation) and Deductions (Syllogisms) and three questions on Direction Sense. These questions ranged from easy to moderate. There were three 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 Qs Difficulty Level
Puzzles:
Linear Arrangement (8 persons;8 fruits) 5 Moderate
Circular Arrangement (8 persons; some facing persons facing centre and some persons facing away from the centre) 5 Moderate
Floor Arrangement (3 floors; 2 flats; 6 persons + Distribution) 5 Moderate
Scheduling based (7 persons;7 days + QBR) 6 Moderate
Box Arrangement (9 boxes) 4 Moderate
Blood Relations 2 Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy to Moderate
Deductions / Syllogisms (Only a few model) 2 Easy
Inequalities / Symbols & Notations 2 Easy
Miscellaneous (Meaningful word, Pair of letters, Letter Odd Man Out) 3 Easy

English Language:

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

• he lone Reading Comprehension passage was conventional in its presentation and comprised nine questions. There were two questions on Synonym.
• There were four questions on Word Interchange (four words to be interchanged to form a meaningful sentence
• There were seven questions on Cloze Test.
• There were five questions each on Phrase Replacement and Grammatically Correct Sentence.

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 7
Grammatically Correct Sentence 5
Word Interchange (four words) 4
Phrase Replacement 5

Overall, the paper can be rated as Moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 15 - 16
Reasoning Ability 23 - 24
English Language 18 - 19
Overall 56 - 59