SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2017

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 has been compiled by us by taking into accounts the first hand inputs of aspirants across exam centres in Delhi and Bengaluru. The paper was quite unpredictable this year and the many new questions were introduced. We hope you find our SBI PO Mains exam analysis  useful and you derive full benefit out of it.

SBI PO Mains 2017 was complex, challenging and unpredictable. It is important to point out here that the paper was difficult for every candidate so do not panic. The cut off will be comparative to all. Focus on the next stages of PI and GD or for any other exams that you must have filled up.

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – Overview

Mode Online
Papers 2 ( Objective + Descriptive)
Negative Marking In Objective Marks
Duration Objective (3 hours) + Descriptive (0.5 hours)
Objective Paper Level Difficult
Descriptive Paper Level Moderate

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis: Complexity of Sections

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude Difficult
Data Analysis and Interpretation Difficult
General Awareness Moderate
English Language Difficult
Descriptive Paper Moderate

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis: Safe Attempts

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 18-20
Data Analysis and Interpretation 9-11
General Awareness 27-29
English Language 16-19
Descriptive All

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis Section Wise – Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude Details

  • No questions on computer aptitude were asked this time.
  • No questions on syllogism were asked this time.
  • Besides the old puzzles, a new type of puzzle was asked – Calculation based on shelf and frames.

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis Section Wise – Data Analysis and Interpretation

  •  Three sets of Data Interpretation were asked.
  • The type of DI asked was – Pie Chart, Missing DI and Line graph
  • Overall this section was quite calculative

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis Section Wise – English Language

  • The complexity level of English was more difficult than last year
  • The questions based on errors were based on old pattern as well as new pattern questions were introduced.
  • Jumbled sentences too showcased a new pattern in some questions
  • Two sets of Reading Comprehension were asked and new pattern questions were asked (at least 5)

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis Section Wise – General Awareness

  •  General Awareness was the most doable of all sections of the paper.
  • The questions asked were mostly dynamic in nature and were in news of the last 6 months.

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 : Topic Wise Distribution – Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

Logical Reasoning 8
Data Sufficiency 2
Puzzles and Sitting Arrangement 23
New pattern symbol based questions 4
Input Output 5
Alphabet (Puzzle Based ) 3

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 : Topic Wise Distribution – Data Analysis and Interpretation

Data Sufficiency 4
Data Interpretation 15
New pattern based questions 5
Probability 5
Miscellaneous 6

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 : Topic Wise Distribution – English Language

Reading Comprehension 10
Correct Paragraph 4
Error Detection 10
Jumbled Paragraph 2
Phrase Replacement 5
Double Fillers 4

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2017 : Topic Wise Distribution – General Awareness

Banking Awareness 31
Finance 2
Economy 3
Insurance 2
Static GK 2

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2017: Descriptive Paper

Essay Writing

a) Write an essay on the positive and negative impact of technology.
b) Write an essay on effect of social media and its consequences on our population.
c) Travelling better than watching movies

 

Letter Writing

a) Write a letter to your branch manager as you’ve deposited some amount but it is still not credited into your account
b) Write a letter to editor expressing your concern over impact of irrelevant news through socia media
c) Write a letter to your sibling giving them advise related to stress and anxiety.
d) Write to an author thanking for authoring a book on ‘fighting depression’.

 

Final Word on SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2017

The exam conducting officials at State Bank of India are challenging aspirants each year with new type of questions and a good level of unpredictability. Our suggestion to all future aspirants would be to start preparing for SBI PO Mains on the lines of CAT, GMAT and GRE. Don’t just buy fancy books for practice but build a strong foundation so far as your basics are concerned. Your strong foundation along with practicing different kind of questions across sections will help you go a long way in cracking the exam.

FAQ’s on SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2017

Q1. What is the basis of Mockbank’s SBI PO Mains exam analysis 2017 ?

Ans 1. The basis of Mockbank’s SBI PO Mains exam analysis 2017 is the first hand input provided by candidates , across centres who appeared for the exam.

Q2. Does SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis help future aspirants ?

Ans 2. Yes the SBI PO mains exam analysis surely helps aspirants. It reveals the exact nature of questions being asked.

Q3. Will the cut off be less this year ?

Ans 3. A lot of candidates feel that a complex paper means a reduced cut off score. But that is not necessarily the case because the number of applicants increase immensely each year.

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2017: General Awareness Questions Asked

  • Q.  What is the meaning of “C” in PCA?
  • Q.  National Financial Switch (NFS) is run by ___ ?
  • Q. Fiscal deficit target for 2017-18 pegged at __________ of GDP?
  • Q. What is the meaning of “P” in APBS?
  • Q. Risk of collapse of entire financial system on entire market is called ___ ?Government of India has changed CII base year from 1981 to ________ ?

SBI PO Cut Off for Mains Exam as Predicted by Experts

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CATEGORY EXPECTED SBI CUT OFF
GENERAL 71.5-73.5
OBC 61.0-63.0
SC 59.5-61.5
ST 58.0-60.0

Final SBI PO Cut Off for Preliminary Exam

CATEGORY FINAL SBI CUT OFF
GENERAL 51.50
OBC 48.25
SC 43.25
ST 31.25

 

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