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.

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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.

Mode Online
Total Questions/Marks 100/100
Total Duration 60 minutes
Sections 3
Sectional Cut Off Yes
Regional Cut Off No
Negative Marking 0.25

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Sections in the Exam Today

Section Questions/Marks
English 30/30
Reasoning 35/35
Quantitative Aptitude 35/35

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 Comprehension 10
Cloze Test 10
Phrase Replacement 10

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Type of Questions in Reasoning

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles 23
Inequalities 5
Blood Relations 2
Direction Sense 2
Coding Decoding 2
Order and Ranking 1

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Type of Questions in Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation 10
Approximation 5
Inequality 5
Series (Missing) 5
Ages 2
Work and time 1
Profit and Loss 1
Simple Interest 0
Compound Interest 2
Averages 1
Ratio and proportion 1
Percentage 2

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

Mode Online
Total Questions/Marks 100/100
Total Duration 60 minutes
Sections 3
Sectional Cut Off Yes
Regional Cut Off No
Negative Marking 0.25

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017: Sections in the Exam Today

Section Questions/Marks
English 30/30
Reasoning 35/35
Quantitative Aptitude 35/35

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 Comprehension 10
Cloze Test 10
Phrase Replacement 10

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Type of Questions in Reasoning

Seating Arrangement and Puzzles 23
Inequalities 5
Blood Relations 2
Direction Sense 2
Coding Decoding 1
Order and Ranking 2

SBI PO Exam Analysis: Type of Questions in Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation 10
Approximation 5
Inequality 5
Series (Missing) 5
Ages 2
Work and time 1
Profit and Loss 1
Simple Interest 1
Compound Interest 1
Averages 1
Ratio and proportion 2
Percentage 1

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 1 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Shift 2 12:00 am -1:00 noon
Shift 3 3:00 am – 4:00 pm
Shift 4 5:00 pm- 6:00pm

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