Analysis of SBI PO 2022 Prelim Exam

#### SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam Analysis held on 19th Dec 2022 (Slot 3)

The analysis of the SBI PO 2022 Prelim exam held on the 19th Dec 2022 (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.

There were fifteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Pie Chart, Bar Graph and Caselet). Questions on Data Interpretation were time-consuming and lengthy. There were five questions each on Quadratic Comparisons and Wrong Number Series. The questions based on Quadratic Comparisons and Wrong 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 15 - 16 questions in 20 minutes if he chose judiciously.

Topic No. of questions
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Pie Chart, Bar Graph and Caselet) 15
Wrong Number Series 5
Individual Quant questions 10

Reasoning:

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

There were twenty-three questions on Puzzles which were of moderate level of difficulty. There were two questions each on Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Symbols and Notations (Inequalities). These questions ranged from easy to moderate. There were three questions each on Deductions / Syllogisms (Only a few model) and miscellaneous topics.

About 22 to 23 questions could be solved in 20 minutes. The topic-wise split, as reported by our students, is given below.

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles:
Linear Arrangement (Uncertain number of persons) 4 Easy
Linear Arrangement + Distribution 5 Moderate
Circular Arrangement (8 persons; four persons facing the centre and four persons facing away from the centre) 5 Moderate
Month and Date based (3 Months, 2 Dates) + Distribution 5 Moderate
Box Arrangement (9 boxes) 4 Moderate
Blood Relations 2 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Easy to Moderate
Deductions / Syllogisms (Only a few model) 3 Easy
Symbols and Notations (Inequalities) 2 Easy
Miscellaneous (Meaningful word, Pair of letters, Odd Man Out) 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 nine questions.
• There were four questions on Phrase Replacement.
• There were six questions on Cloze Test.
• There were five questions each on Grammatically Correct Sentences.

Thus, about 20 - 21 questions could 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
Grammatically Correct Sentence 5
Sentence Rearrangement 5
Phrase Replacement 4
Word Usage 1

Overall, the paper can be rated as Moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 15-16
Reasoning Ability 22-23
English Language 20-21
Overall 57-60

#### SBI PO (Prelim) Online exam Analysis held on 20th Dec 2022 (Slot 4)

The analysis of the SBI PO 2022 Prelim exam held on the 20th Dec 2022 (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.

There were fifteen questions (3 sets) on Data Interpretation (five questions each on Table, Pie Chart, and Caselet). Questions on Data Interpretation were time-consuming and lengthy. There were five questions each on Quadratic Comparisons and Missing Number Series. The questions based on Quadratic Comparisons and Wrong Number Series were easy to moderate.

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

Individual questions were twelve in number. These were a combination of easy, moderate, and difficult ones. These questions were based on Ages, Simple Equations, Ratios, Profit and Loss, Averages, Time and Work, Boats and Streams, Mensuration, Simple Interest, etc.

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

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation (3 sets. Table, Pie Chart, and Caselet) 15
Missing Number Series 5
Individual Quant Questions 10

Reasoning:

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

There were twenty questions on Puzzles which were of moderate level of difficulty. There were three questions each on Direction Sense, and Deductions (Syllogisms). These questions ranged from easy to moderate. There were six questions on Coding-Decoding which were easy to solve.

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

Topic No. of questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles:
Linear Arrangement 5 Moderate
Month-based puzzle (9 Persons; 9 Months) 5 Moderate
Distributions (Seven persons; Three Departments) 5 Moderate
Box Arrangement + QBR (5 boxes) 5 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 6 (Five set-based questions and one individual question) Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy to Moderate
Deductions / Syllogisms (Only a few model) 3 Easy
Symbols and Notations (Inequalities) 2 Easy
Miscellaneous 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, out of which two questions were based on Synonym and one question on Antonym. The passage was based on ‘Robots replacing employment’.
• There were four questions each on Error Identification and Fill in the Blanks (Two blanks).
• There were six questions on Para Forming Questions.
• There were three questions each on Word usage and Phrase Replacement.

Thus, about 18 - 19 questions could be solved in 20 minutes in the English section. The break-up of the questions is as follows:

Topic No. of questions
Para Forming Questions 6
Fill in the Blanks (Two Blanks) 4
Error Identification 4
Phrase Replacement 3
Word Usage 3

Overall, the paper can be rated as Moderate.

Good Attempts and Expected Cutoffs:

Test Area Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 15-16
Reasoning Ability 20-21
English Language 18-19
Overall 53-56