SBI PO Preliminary Examination has started from today. It is scheduled to be held on 4 days – 29 & 30 April and 6 & 7 May,17. Today is the first day of the examination.It will be conducted in 4 slots. The first slot was scheduled for 9-10 AM. The exam of the first slot is over now. Overall, the level of the FIRST SLOT was MODERATE.

In this post, PrepLadder is providing you the detailed analysis of the First Slot of SBI-PO 2017.

 

Exam Pattern

S.No

Subjects 

Total No. Of questions

Maximum marks

Duration

 

1.

 

Reasoning

 

35

 

35

 

 

 

 

Composite time of 60 minutes

 

2.

 

Quantitative

Aptitude

 

35

 

35

 

3.

 

English

 

30

 

30

 

Total

100

100

 

 

Detailed Analysis of all the sections of First Slot (29 April 2017)

1. Reasoning (Moderate)

Topics like inequality, alphabetical series, direction, blood relations were easy and must be attempted first to clear the sectional cut-off.

No Syllogism was asked in this slot.

S.No

Topics

Marks

Level

 

1

Inequality (2 coded & 3 direct)

5

Easy

2

Linear sitting arrangement

(All facing north)

5

Easy

3

Puzzle (Age combination & Floor arrangement)

10

Moderate

4

Circular Sitting arrangement (Facing center)

5

Easy

5

Miscellaneous (blood relation, ranking, direction etc.)

10

Easy- Moderate

 

Also read: Tricks to solve coded inequalities

 

2Quantitative Aptitude

The questions were of easy- moderate level. 

SNo.

Topics

Marks

Level

 

1

Number Series

 

5

Easy

2

Simplification/ Approximation

 

5

Easy

3

Quadratic Equations

 

5

Easy

4

Data Interpretation (2 sets- Tabular & Line graph)

 

10

Easy - Moderate

5

Miscellaneous questions

(Age, Partnership, Probability, Compound Interest, Simple Interest, Profit & Loss, Boat & Streams etc.)

10

Moderate

 

 

 

 

Number Series questions asked in 1st Slot:

1. 14  8  9  14.5  30   ___

Sol:  14 *0.5 +1 = 8

       8* 1 + 1 = 9

       9 * 1.5 + 1 = 14.5

       14.5 * 2 + 1 = 30

       30 * 2.5+1 = 76   

 

2. 77  85  69  101  37  ___

Sol: 77 + 8 = 85

      85 - 16 = 69

      69 + 32= 101

     101 -64 = 37

      37+128 = 165

 

3. 20  29  54  103  184  ___

Sol: 20 + 32 = 29

      29 + 52 = 54

      54+ 72 = 103

      103 + 92 = 184

     184 + 112 = 305

 

4. 5  7  18  47  103  ___

Sol: It was based on difference of difference (2  11  29  56  92)

                                                                   9   18   27  36

103+92 = 195     

 

5. 7  8   18   57  ___  1165

Sol: 7 *1+1 = 8

       8* 2 +2 = 18

      18*3 + 3 = 57

      57* 4 +4 = 232  

      232 * 5+5 =1165

 

Quadratic question asked in 1st slot:

1. x2 - 3x +2 = 0

    2y2 - 7y +6 = 0  

 

2. 3x2 + 4x + 1 = 0

   y2 +5y +6 = 0

 

3. 2x2 + 5x +2 = 0

    y2 + 9y +20 = 0

 

4. x2 -7x +10 = 0

    y2 -12y +35 = 0

 

5. (x- 12)2 = 0

     y2 = 144

Also read: Time saving tricks

 

3. English Language (Easy)

No Para-Jumbles were asked in this slot. Reading comprehension was very lengthy.

SNo.

Topics

Marks

Level

 

1

Comprehension (Technology based on Hacking)

 

10

Moderate

2

Cloze test (Based on New Pattern)

 

10

Easy

3

Error Detection

 

10

Easy

 

 

 

 

Also read: Creative ways to improve English

 

Overall Exam Analysis

Overall the level of the exam was of Moderate level.

Subjects

Marks

Good Attempt

Reasoning

35

15-17

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20-22

English

30

20-22

Total

100

55-60

 

Also read: Expected cut-off for SBI-PO Prelims 2017

Those who have exam in the coming shifts and days must prepare for it on the similar pattern.

Good Luck

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