The first slot for SBI PO Prelims 2016 which commenced 9 AM on 2nd July is over now. Those who are yet to take the exam in the coming slot are anxious to know the exam analysis of SBI-PO Prelims 2016 Slot 1. In this article, Prepladder shares the exam analysis and candidates’ reviews of the exam held on 2nd July.

The exam in the coming time slots is expected to be on the same patten and similar difficulty level.

 

Overall Analysis of SBI PO Prelims 2016: 2nd July 9 AM Exam

Section

Total Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Good Score

Appoximate Time Spent

English Language

30

Easy-Moderate

25

18-20

15

Quantitative Aptitude

35

Moderate

23

19-21

22

Reasoning Ability

35

Moderate

22

17-19

23

Total

100

Moderate

60

60

60

 

Section-Wise Analysis of SBI PO Prelims : 2nd July 9 AM Exam

The detailed break-up of the paper is as follows:

 

1. Reasoning Section

The reasoning section was the most difficult part of the exam in comparison with Quant and English section.

Topic

Weight Age

Level of Difficulty

Seating Arrangement

(Linear- Facing North South)

5 Marks

Bit tricky and Moderate Difficulty

2 Puzzle comprising of 5 questions each

10 Marks

Moderate difficulty

Puzzle

5 marks

Easy

Direction Ranking

2 Marks

Moderate

Inequality

5 Marks

Easy

Blood Relation

3 Marks

Easy

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2. Quantitatve Aptitude

The most challenging part of this section was the questions on data interpretation. Those who went unpreparared in this part, faced a lot of time loss.

Topic

Weight Age

Level of Difficulty

2 blocks of 5 Questions each on Data Interpretation

(bar graph, table data interpretation)

10 Marks

Questions were calculative and were of moderate difficulty level

Quadratic Equation

5 Marks

Easy

Simplification & Approximation Questions

5 Marks

Tricky Calculations

Number Series

5 Marks

Moderate

Miscellaneous questions including

Probability, Speed & Time, Simple & Compound Interest, Problem on Ages

10 marks

Moderate

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3. English Language

The English lanuage section was neither lengthy, nor difficult. Any candidate with average preparation or sound command over the language could easily score above 20 marks in this section.

Topic

Weight Age

Level of Difficulty

1 Reading Comprehension Passage

10 Marks

Passage was lengthy

Questions were of Easy-Moderate difficulty level

Cloze Test

5 Marks

Easy

Fill in the blanks

5 Marks

Easy

Para-jumbles

5 Marks

Easy

Spotting Error

5 Marks

Easy

We hope that the readers will get acquainted with the SBI PO Prelims exam analysis after reading this article. So fine tune your preparation and attempt strategy so that you can easily clear the expected cut-off for SBI-PO Prelims 2016.

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