SBI PO Prelims Exam Review – 8th July 2018


SBI PO Prelims Exam Review – 8th July 2018

Section-wise Analysis

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 22-27 20
Reasoning Ability 15-18 20
Quantitative Aptitude 18-22 20
Total 55-67 60

Quantitative Aptitude 

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate.  One can easily attempt questions if they have practiced well. Questions based on Caselettes, Bar Graph and Tabular DI were there is this slot. Tabular DI was more calculative.

Topics No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation ( Tabular DI, Bar, Caselettes) 15 Moderate-Calculative
Quantity 5 Easy-Moderate
Missing Number Series 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 5 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

English Language 

English section was of moderate level. There were only 5 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 2 question was of vocabulary. It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to women empowerment.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Sentence Connectors 5 Moderate
Error Detection 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Completion 5 Easy-Moderate
Match the column 5 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate


The level of reasoning was Moderate to Lengthy. Puzzles were time-consuming but apart from puzzles, there were other questions in which students could score.

There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, out of which 2 are given below:-

  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Parallel Arrangement(based on the Books), North South
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Lengthy
Coding/Decoding 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Moderate-Lengthy