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9th July SBI PO Prelims review 2016 analysis

Today SBI PO Prelim 9th July exam analysis and question asked 2016 question paper details bankers adda. State bank of India had earlier invited applications from eligible candidates to apply for the post of PO in the bank and large number of candidates has applied for this. Now all of them have been looking for the exam analysis. Today was the 3rd exam and a lot of candidates have appeared in the examination. Two exam have already been conducted and these are prelim. These exams are designed to call the candidates for the mains examination and this will be followed by the personal interview process. Candidates are appearing in 4 slots of the exam which are being conducted on a single day. Also the Bank has given guidelines on dress code which candidates have to follow. All those candidates who are going to appear in the written exam will need to perform well in the prelim as the cutoff is going to be high. It seems from the experience that the cutoff will be unusually higher and candidates will need to score more than 60 marks in the prelim exam to clear the cutoff as per the vacancy recorded.

SBI PO prelim exam review for July 9, 2016

The bank has conducted online exam which was for 100 marks and time allowed was 1 hour. The time between individual tests is also 1 hour and there are 4 prelim test conducted on the same day. Candidates are required to prepare well for the examination and they have to pass the exam with good marks. They can attempt any question ut of the given 100 questions in the examination and based on their marks, they will be called for the mains examination now. The marks obtained by candidates in mains will be counted and prelim is only for the qualifying purpose. Candidates should understand the pattern of exam first

  1. Reasoning for 35 marks
  2. Math Aptitude for 35 marks
  3. General English test for 30 marks

Candidates will be required to allocate time for each of the sections in the exam. Below are the type of questions asked in the SBI PO prelim

Questions asked in SBI PO prelim exam 2016 July 9 first and second slot

English test:

  • Reading Comprehension – 10 Qs – RC  based on Women Empowerment
  • Cloze test – 5 Qs (Easy) Technology
  • Parajumble – 5 QS (Moderate) Technology
  • Spotting Error – 5 Qs (Moderate)
  • Fill in the blanks – 5 Qs (Easy) Double filler .

Reasoning test:

  • Puzzle – 5 Qs -(Tough) 7 people, 3 different  standards & 7 different likes
  • Puzzle – 5 Q –  7 people different profession (Moderate to Tough)
  • Linear Puzzle – 5 Qs –  (Tough) 8 people sitting and facing North South in same line
  • Puzzle  – 5 Qs  Comparison  Puzzle on books (Easy)
  • Puzzle – 5 Qs (Moderate) –  boxes with different shapes
  • Inequality – 5 Qs (direct)
  • Blood Relation – 2 Qs (Moderate)

Aptitude test:

  • Number Series – 5 Qs (Easy)
  • Data Interpretation – 2 set (10 Qs)  – One Bar Graph (ratio and percentage) DI was easy & Table graph (Dance) based DI is moderate
  • Approximation – 5 Qs (Easy)
  • Quadratic Equation – 5 Qs (Easy)
  • Miscellaneous –  10 Qs (Moderate)

Candidates are also wondering about the cutoff for the prelim exam and so they should understand that the cutoff will be high. It will be around 60 marks for General category and there will be 3-4 marks less for the OBC category. Candidates will be required to perform well with good accuracy in the examination. According to the complexity of the examination, below are the good attempts in the exam

  1. English section- 15-20 are good attempt
  2. Reasoning section- 15-20 is good attempt
  3. Aptitude test- 15-18 is good attempt

There will be sectional cutoff as well as overall cutoff in the examination and candidates will be required to clear all the sections.

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