SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Shift 1 – April 29th & 30th

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SBI PO Exam Analysis Shift 1

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017 for shift 1, both days has been compiled by our exam analysts who visited several centres to get a first hand review of the exam.  We are also sharing the questions asked in this shift which have been compiled after receiving inputs from various aspirants. The exam was simpler than last year but was surely a thinker. This year the number of candidates who took the exam have gone up considerably. With the paper being simple than last year, the cut off marks are expected to go high. [no_toc]

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SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017 – April 30th

Today’s paper (April 30th) was more challenging than yesterday especially the reasoning section.

ModeOnline
Total Questions/Marks100/100
Total Duration60 minutes
Sections3
Sectional Cut OffYes
Regional Cut OffNo
Negative Marking0.25

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Sections in the Exam Today

SectionQuestions/Marks
English30/30
Reasoning35/35
Quantitative Aptitude35/35

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Level of Sections

English Easy
Reasoning Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Sectional Safe Attempts

English 18-23
Reasoning 20-24
Quantitative Aptitude 21-26

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Time Expected per Section

English 15 minutes
Reasoning 25 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 20 minutes

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Type of Questions in English

Reading Comprehension10
Cloze Test10
Phrase Replacement10

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Type of Questions in Reasoning

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles23
Inequalities5
Blood Relations2
Direction Sense2
Coding Decoding2
Order and Ranking1

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Type of Questions in Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation10
Approximation5
Inequality5
Series (Missing)5
Ages2
Work and time1
Profit and Loss1
Simple Interest0
Compound Interest2
Averages1
Ratio and proportion1
Percentage2

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017 for English

  • The RC passage was based on cyber security adding up to 10 marks
  • Cloze Test was of 10 marks and consisted of a passage about the education system in India as well as abroad.
  • Phrase replacement was tricker than the Ist shift on April 29th

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017 for Reasoning Section

  • 4 different kinds of puzzles were asked which were all doable and scoring
  • 5 questions were asked from Inequality
  • 2 questions on coding and decoding were asked
  • No questions were asked on syllogism in this slot.
  • The reasoning section was more challenging than shift 1 on April 29th

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017 for Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Number Series was asked
  • Data Interpretation was very calculative and time consuming
  • Numeracy was moderate and time consuming
  • Overall the section was comparitive to shift 1 on April 29th

 

SBI PO Exam Analysis : Questions Asked From Quantitative Aptitude

NUMBER SERIES

 14,    8,    9,    14.5,    30,    ?

20,    29,    54,    103,    184,    ?

7,    8,    18,    57,    ?,    1165

5,    7,    18,    47,    103,    ?

77,    85,    69,    101,    37,    ?

 SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017 – April 29th

ModeOnline
Total Questions/Marks100/100
Total Duration60 minutes
Sections3
Sectional Cut OffYes
Regional Cut OffNo
Negative Marking0.25

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Sections in the Exam Today

SectionQuestions/Marks
English30/30
Reasoning35/35
Quantitative Aptitude35/35

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Level of Sections

English Easy
Reasoning Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Sectional Safe Attempts

English 21-25
Reasoning 27-32
Quantitative Aptitude 22-27

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Time Expected per Section

English 15 minutes
Reasoning 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 25 minutes

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Type of Questions in English

Reading Comprehension10
Cloze Test10
Phrase Replacement10

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Type of Questions in Reasoning

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles23
Inequalities5
Blood Relations2
Direction Sense2
Coding Decoding1
Order and Ranking2

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Type of Questions in Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation10
Approximation5
Inequality5
Series (Missing)5
Ages2
Work and time1
Profit and Loss1
Simple Interest1
Compound Interest1
Averages1
Ratio and proportion2
Percentage1

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017 for English

  • The English section was quite simple today
  • RC was lengthy of 10 marks
  • RC was based on a passage describing cyber security
  • 2 questions each were asked on antonyms & synonyms in RC
  • 1 cloze test for 10 marks
  • Cloze test was based on a passage describing the inflating cost of eduaction globally
  • 10 questions were asked on phrase correction

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017 for Reasoning Section

  • 4 puzzles were asked. Out of these, 2 were were tricky.
  • 3 questions were asked on blood relations
  • 2 questions were asked on direction sense
  • 5 questions were asked from Inequality
  • No questions were asked on syllogism in this slot.

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017 for Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Number Series was asked
  • Data Interpretation was very calculative and time consuming
  • Numeracy was simple but time consuming
  • Overall the section was easier than last year

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Questions Asked From English

READING COMPREHENSION 

Over a couple of days in February, hundreds of thousands of point-of-sale printers in restaurants around the world began behaving strangely. Some churned out bizarre pictures of computers and giant robots signed, “with love from the hacker God himself”. Some informed their owners that, “YOUR PRINTER HAS BEEN PWND’D”. Some told them, “For the love of God, please close this port”. When the hacker God gave an interview to Motherboard, a technology website, he claimed to be a British secondary-school pupil by the name of “Stackoverflowin”. Annoyed by the parlous state of computer security, he had, he claimed, decided to perform a public service by demonstrating just how easy it was to seize control.
Not all hackers are so public-spirited, and 2016 was a bonanza for those who are not. In February of that year cyber-crooks stole $81m directly from the central bank of Bangladesh—and would have got away with more were it not for a crucial typo. In August America’s National Security Agency (NSA) saw its own hacking tools leaked all over the internet by a group calling themselves the Shadow Brokers. (The CIA suffered a similar indignity this March.) In October a piece of software called Mirai was used to flood Dyn, an internet infrastructure company, with so much meaningless traffic that websites such as Twitter and Reddit were made inaccessible to many users. And the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s e-mail servers and the subsequent leaking of embarrassing communications seems to have been part of an attempt to influence the outcome of the American elections.
Away from matters of great scale and grand strategy, most hacking is either show-off vandalism or simply criminal. It is also increasingly easy. Obscure forums oil the trade in stolen credit-card details, sold in batches of thousands at a time. Data-dealers hawk “exploits”: flaws in code that allow malicious attackers to subvert systems. You can also buy “ransomware”, with which to encrypt photos and documents on victims’ computers before charging them for the key that will unscramble the data. So sophisticated are these facilitating markets that coding skills are now entirely optional. Botnets—flocks of compromised computers created by software like Mirai, which can then be used to flood websites with traffic, knocking them offline until a ransom is paid—can be rented by the hour. Just like a legitimate business, the bot-herders will, for a few dollars extra, provide technical support if anything goes wrong.
The total cost of all this hacking is anyone’s guess (most small attacks, and many big ones, go unreported). But all agree it is likely to rise, because the scope for malice is about to expand remarkably. “We are building a world-sized robot,” says Bruce Schneier, a security analyst, in the shape of the “Internet of Things”. The IoT is a buzz-phrase used to describe the computerisation of everything from cars and electricity meters to children’s toys, medical devices and light bulbs. In 2015 a group of computer-security researchers demonstrated that it was possible to take remote control of certain Jeep cars. When the Mirai malware is used to build a botnet it seeks out devices such as video recorders and webcams; the botnet for fridges is just around the corner.

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Questions Asked From Reasoning

PUZZLE

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SBI PO Exam Analysis : Questions Asked From Quantitative Aptitude

NUMBER SERIES

 14 8 9 14.5 30 ?
77 85 69 101 37 ?
20 29 54 103 184 ?
5 7 18 47 105 ?
7 8 18 57 ? 1165

Tips for Future Aspirants Based on SBI PO Exam Analysis

Revise well and do not begin with anything new.
Attempt the RC in one go and don’t waste time returning to the questions after completion of reasoning and quantitative aptitude sections.
Try to get the maximum output of reasoning and quantitative aptitude sections.
Random guessing should be avoided at all costs especially in English.
Don’t panic before the exam. Stay confident.

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Shift Timings

Shift 19:00 am – 10:00 am
Shift 212:00 am -1:00 noon
Shift 33:00 am – 4:00 pm
Shift 45:00 pm- 6:00pm

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233 COMMENTS

      • Ma’am I think this is little bit high. It could not be more than 55 for UR category. Anyway, let’s see what happens.

        • We don’t crack jokes here pal.
          The expected cutoff always keeps a gap of =/- 5-10 marks. So that has been considered. The paper was simple than last year and the cutoff will go higher too.

          Having said that, I’d like to clarify that we make sure that we stay as precise as possible to the actual cutoff.

          Yesterday for NIACL AO cutoff that was issued, our predictions were precise and we’re happy about it.

          So if you beg to differ, no issues because you might have other parameters in mind but the cutoff for UR category will not go less than 63.

          • Mam I cleared NIACL. Ab Mains ke liye guide karo. Prelims me apke Quant ke guidance ne bhaut help kiya.

            Marks kab aege ?

          • Many congratulations.

            Start preparing for Mains immediately because you don’t have much time. I’m happy we could help.
            Whatever queries you have, feel free to post on our articles on Mains.

            There is no official confirmation on Assistant marks yet so can’t say. The AO marks were released yesterday.

          • cutoff for UR can,t be more than 55+ I can guratee it and for OBC ki cutoff will not be more than 50 . lets wait and watch

          • Ma,am may be u have talked to those people who r in the list of toppers. so just don,t let the predicted result take side of toppers. i hope next time you will tell most approximate cutoff. and who says that if your predictions are ±10 form cutoff then you are telling the expected cutoff you are just giving your opinion That how was paper according to you( Means if you were there then what you can do). predictions means Max ±5 variation form official cutoff. Thanks for your opinion.

        • First I used to feel cutoff kam jaegi but jisse bhi baat kro sabne bhaut zada attempt kiya hai and accuracy bhi bhaut hai so i don’t think 60 se kaam jaegi cutoff. Baki toh SBI jaane

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I attended the paper in first shift today and the paper was easy except reasoning, which was a bit lengthy and tricky! My attempts below :

    English – 24
    Maths – 23
    Reasoning – 21
    Total – 68

    The cut-off is expected to be on a higher side (not 60 or 70 as predicted by many aspirants). I’m assuming the cut-off to be anywhere between 52-54 for a General category candidate.

    Feel free to get in touch with me should you’ve any questions!

    Best,
    Rahul

      • Don’t remember the exact passage but the cloze test was easy. This time SBI has also given one option from their side for each blank and you have to identify if that option is suitable or not. If yes, you have to choose option e otherwise the correct option.

        First sentence was: Nowadays a lot of…… (importance) has been given on the importance of education.

        Options:

        A) Value
        B) Emphasis
        C) Credit
        D) Pressure
        E) The given choice is correct

        Clearly, the answer was Option B – Emphasis.

        I hope that helps!

        • If you had your exam in the 1st shift 1slot then this is not the cloze test. It was different because 1st ques me same provided option hi fit ho raha tha

          • i am still searching for that cloze test. i am sure that it was an article from the economist but i don’t remember the starting lines. sorry 🙁

          • yup . bored to death tha . jisme no correction required option correct tha. Ring a bell tha 2nd wala

          • yes whereas tha bhai .. i remember mene whereas mark kiya tha.. aur options me similarly tha. to mujhe abhi tak yahi lag raha hai ki mene kahi galat comprehend to nahi kar liya …..
            whereas was i think 3rd blank … was that correct???
            do you have that cloze test??

  2. Mam could u please upload all the puzzel which was asked in sbi po pre in any shift Asap..Coz i need to practice all of them my exam is on 30 of april.

  3. 1.Inequalities me sign the ya symbol?
    2.Aur approximation zyada calculative thi kya?
    3.comprehension economics se related tha ya literature se?

    • Hi Chetan
      Comprehension was on technology. I’ve shared the comprehension passage above that was asked in this shift. Kindly read it. It’ll help you.

      Approximation was moderate
      Inequalities, I’ll have to check and let you know.

      We’re constantly uploading questions as and when we receive them. So keep checking above.

    • Chetan,

      Responses below based on 1st shift today:

      1. Inequalities had both sign and symbol.

      2. Approximations were the easiest in maths section.

      3. Passage was again on hacking. Very simple synonyms and antonyms like fat, leaked etc.

      4. Additionally, cloze test was easy.

      An attempt of 20-25 in English was definitely possible in the 1st slot today.

      Thanks,
      Rahul

  4. Akriti
    One request i have ..
    If is it possible then plz post some commercial types questions which r asked in today’s exam…
    May it will be helpful for next slots….

  5. 29th April, 2017 (first slot no.series)
    1).
    7, 8, 18, 57, ? 1165

    ×1+1, ×2+2, ×3+3,
    ×4+4

    232

    2).
    14, 8, 9, 14.5, 30, ?

    ×0.5+1, ×1+1, ×1.5+1,
    ×2+1, ×2.5+1

    76

    3).
    20, 29, 54, 103, 184,?

    Difference of: 32, 52, 72,
    92, 112

    305

    4).
    5, 7, 18, 47, 103, ?

    Difference of Difference: 9, 18, 27, 36

    195

    5).77,
    85, 69, 101, 37, ?

    +8, -16, +32, -64, +128

    165

          • ohk… first of all, check cut off of last year sbi po mains.. and analyse paper of 2016…
            Solve at least 3 puzzles daily, preferrably.(TOUGH LEVEL)
            Solve 3 DI daily..
            Solve daily GA quizzes and strengthen ur strong areas
            For english, check all mains paper which recently took place that is, Rbi assitant mains, ibps po mains, ibps clerk mains as english has changed a lot making it lengthy Qns.
            And, one mock test daily ANYHOW to daily judge ur performance..
            For descriptive, Solve or read or write 2 qns daily…

            And go for accuracy which is ur strength…

          • Ohk.. can understand the tough pressure u r in, as this is your first time…what was ur niacl attempt in pre??
            SBI po mains wont be easy… that’s sure..solve floor puzzle with 2 variable more, ages puzzle and north south puzzle..
            Learn one thing u have to play safe game in mains get the sectional done with full or 95% accuracy..maybe cut off was 70 last year of genreal..just verify..

            See what is ur weak area..

          • Yes it was 70 last year, i could attempt 65 in niacl assistant and 57 in sbi.. I find the new pattern eng questions difficult and analytical reasoning

          • i think niacl cut off is at least 65 or so…
            Refer ” MK Pandey, analytical reasoning ” for analytical reasoning..
            Theoretical and nicely explained
            And as i said your sbi po pre accuracy is fantastic. Attempt 57 and score 55.5..Nice job (Y)

          • Which mock test do you do you suggest? I have bought 2 oliveboard and mahendra’s.
            I find oliveboard mock test to be quite difficult spcly quant

          • I will recommend oliveboard as its difficulty mathches and prepares u for exam. Solve all its papers of package. They set papers of same level which is gng to come or maybe even higher level than that.
            Always remember that the more difficult qns and papers u solve, the more preparation u have done in a right manner

          • And can you suggest me a website from where i can download past questions as i an unsure about the difficulty level

          • gradeup, bankersadda may provide it if u type on google sbi po mains question paper 2016

          • In DFD, u will be given chart and u need to analyse qns. My advice (if you have not done it before)
            solve more focus on puzzles and analytical reasoning..as it has more weightage..

          • And can you suggest me a website from where i can download past questions as i an unsure about the difficulty level

          • For the descriptive paper, can i mail you some of my writings? say two or three, because i am not able to self analyse my flaws. Somehow i always feel i am not able to do away with redundancy of points. Worried

          • sure, mail me ur writings..will analyse as i see it..just one thing dont think too much also..
            Just remember ur accuracy in Prelims..Have that approach..

          • I don’t know if I am disturbing you in your preparation, I dn’t intend to do so bt you dnt know how worried i am with all these. I have already mailed you a letter and an essay.

        • For now, I’m removed the cloze passage from above. Even though the aspirants are circulating the same cloze test, it occur ed to me as well that how can there be 5 blanks. I’m trying to get my hold on the Cloze test. Will be sure to upload it . Thank you so much for pointing out and all the very best.

  6. but ma’am what could be the cut off sbi po exam this year according to you. if you have written for it. please let me know also that.

    thanks in advance.

    • The exact nature of the exam will be revealed tomorrow. However I do know that SBI PO will surely be a challenging exam. Now this doesn’t mean that the paper will be very tough. But it surely will be a thinker. All the best.

  7. This is interesting new feature Mockbank. You guys have improved your content so much in the past few weeks. Keep it up.

    • SBI has , lately elevated the complexity level for English section especially in Mains examination. Will they replicate that tomorrow , only tomorrow’s paper can tell. Best wishes.

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