SBI PO Prelims 2016: Section Wise Tips & Strategy


Dear Sehpaathians,

Here We are providing you Section Wise Tips & Strategy for SBI PO Prelim 2016 Exam which is going to be held on 2nd,3rd,9th and 10th July 2016.

In this article we will discuss about how to approach each section, Expected Cutoff & Questions to enhance your no. of attempts with proper time management.

Exam Pattern:  Maximum Time – 60 minutes

S.No. SECTION No. of Questions/Marks
1 English Language 30 Questions/ 30 marks
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions/ 35 marks
3 Reasoning Ability 35 Questions/ 35 marks

Topic Wise Expected Questions of each section

I. English Language  – Total 30 Qs.

(Expected Level – Easy to Moderate)


Topic wise Preference

  • First Attempt: Spotting Error, Fill in the blanks / Sentence Improvement, Cloze Test
  • Time consuming: Reading Comprehension, Para Jumble


II. Reasoning Ability – Total Qs – (35 Qs)

(Expected Level – Easy to Moderate )


Topic wise Preference

  • First Attempt: Syllogism (if asked), Inequality, Coding Decoding
  • Time consuming: Seating Arrangement, Puzzle


III. Numerical Ability – Total Qs 35

(Expected Level – Moderate)


Topic wise Preference

  • First Attempt: Simplification / Approximation, Quadratic Equation, Number Series
  • Time consuming: Data Interpretation, Miscellaneous Questions

Miscellaneous questions includes – Profit Loss, Average, Simple & Compound Interest, Age, Ratio & Proportion, Time and Speed

Note: The level of the miscellaneous questions will be of moderate level.



Overall Expected Cut-off

It is expected that Overall Cut-off of SBI PO Prelim 2016 Exam will be in the range of 48 – 60