SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis

The SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis for the 2020-21 recruitment has been discussed in detail in this article. The State Bank of India is the conducting body for the SBI PO exam and is one of the most sought after exams in the country.

The SBI PO prelims exam dates are January 4th, 5th and 6th, 2021. Candidates who have applied for the examination can check the detailed review of the preliminary examination conducted.  

Entering the banking sector at the post of a Probationary Officer is a dream for many, which makes the SBI PO exam one of the most sought after exams in the country. 

SBI PO Pre exam analysis shall help candidates understand the level of examination with respect to previous year recruitments. Also, it will let candidates know the important topics that are frequently a part of the online examination.

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It is important that a candidate careful scrutinises SBI PO syllabus before having a look at the exam analysis as it will help the candidate understand the pattern much easily. 

Given below is the SBI PO Prelims Exam pattern in brief for the reference of candidates:

SBI PO Exam Pattern – Prelims
Subjects Total Marks Time
English Langauge 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes

The SBI PO prelims exam review will also help candidates strategise a study plan keeping in consideration that more time id dedicated to topics which are frequently asked in the exam.

Aspirants must note that SBI reserves the right to set the question paper and every year the same pattern of questions are not asked so the  SBI PO pre exam analysis will only help in analysing the basic pattern and level of examination.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020-21

Further, the SBI PO prelims exam analysis has been discussed with an overall exam review of each day the exam was conducted.

Since the number of applicants has been increasing over the past few years, the competition has also massively increased. So aspirants must make sure that attempt maximum possible questions.

Although, SBI removed sectional cut off from the SBI PO prelims exam since 2019. It is important that candidates prepare themselves for every section equally. The table given below gives the section-wise SBI  PO prelims analysis:

Section-wise SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020-21 
Subjects Level of Examination
English Language Moderate
Reasoning Ability Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate

Candidates who are interested in applying for the upcoming SBI PO recruitment can start their preparation and refer to the links given below:

  1. Free SBI PO Mock Test
  2. SBI PO Previous Year Question Paper with Solutions
  3. Online Quiz
  4. Current Affairs

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 

Given below is the SBI PO Prelims exam analysis for the exam conducted on January 4, 2021, for all the four shifts in which the exam was conducted. Also, the difficulty level of the exam and the number of good attempts have been discussed below. 

The shift-wise overall number of good attempts for the exam conducted on January 4, 2021, are given in the table below:

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – January 4, 2021
Shift Good Attempts
Shift 1 62-65
Shift 2 61-67
Shift 3 64-66
Shift 4 65-67

The overall good number of attempts for the preliminary exam conducted on January 5, 2021, is given below. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can review their performance and  others can analyse it for the future examinations:

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – January 5, 2021
Shift Good Attempts
Shift 1 63-68
Shift 2 65-70
Shift 3 69-72
Shift 4 68-71

The final day of SBI PO prelims was held on January 6, 2021. Given below is an overall SBI PO Prelims exam analysis for all the shifts as per the exam held on the last day of preliminary examination:

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – January 6, 2021
Shift Good Attempts
Shift 1 66-69
Shift 2 67-71
Shift 3 69-73

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis (Section-wise)

There are three major sections that are a part of the SBI PO prelims exam which includes Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. 

Candidates can check the SBI PO cut off at the linked article.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – English Language

The English language section is one where candidates tend to lose maximum marks as the options available are confusing where candidates end up making mistakes. 

Candidates can get the Tips to crack the English in Bank PO exam at the linked article. 

The overall distribution of questions based on all the shifts conducted on January 4, 5 and 6, 2021, are discussed below:

SBI PO Pre Exam Analysis – English Language
Reading Comprehension 6-7
Para Jumble 5-6
Fill in the Blanks 5
Phase Replacement 4
Idiom Based Questions 3-4
Word/Sentence Rearrangement 5

These are the common topics of questions which are asked in the SBI PO prelims exam. Candidates can take reference from these topics and prepare themselves even better for the exam.  

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude section is one of the toughest sections in the bank PO exam and candidates must prepare and practise well enough to score well in this section.

There are a lot of calculations that are involved in this section and may prove to be a very lengthy section. So candidates must emphasize solving maximum questions in a minimum amount of time.

The overall distribution of questions in the quantitative aptitude section for the SBI PO prelims held of January 4, 5 and 6, 2021, is given below. Candidates preparing for the upcoming exam can refer to the same:

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation 10-12
Quadratic Equations 5-6
Simplification/ Approximation 5-6
Wrong/ Missing Number Series  5
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Questions 10-11

The data interpretation questions were bar graph, pie & tabular.

Apart from this, the miscellaneous questions included questions from topics like profit and loss, percentage, probability, simple and compound interest, etc.

Get tips to prepare for the Quantitative aptitude for Bank exams at the linked article. 

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SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability

The reasoning ability section is the second most lengthy section in the SBI PO prelims exam. It is also one of the most scoring sections in the exam. 

A combined SBI PO prelims exam analysis for the Reasoning Ability section for January 4, 5 and 6, 2021, is given below. This is based on an overall review of all the shifts in which the exam was held:

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – Reasoning Ability
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 20-21
Syllogism 5
Blood Relations 2-3
Order and Ranking 2-3
Miscellaneous 5

The type of questions which were asked on the first day of SBI Probationary Officer exam in the Reasoning Ability section are as follows:

  • Tabulated Puzzles (9 people in 3 departments)
  • Square Arrangement – 8 people
  • Floor Based Puzzle – 9 people
  • Schedule-Based Puzzle (3 months and 2 dates)
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Two Parallel Line Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement – 8 people (5 facing north & 3 facing south)
  • Linear Seating Arrangement – Uncertain number of people
  • Order and sequence puzzle
  • Floor based puzzle – different colours

The SBI PO prelims exam analysis discussed in this article is just for the reference of candidates and SBI reserves the right to change the exam pattern for the type of questions asked for any recruitment procedure.

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Aspirants looking forward to the SBI PO Notification to release must start their preparation and refer to the exam analysis from the previous year as it may help understand and apprehend level of examination. 

For any more updates or preparation material related to the SBI PO exam 2021, candidates can visit BYJU’S.

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