SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis

SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2017 started 29th April 2017and the second set of exam has started from today.  The exam will be conducted in 4 slots i.e. 9 am – 10 am,  11.30 am – 12.30 pm, 2 pm – 3 pm, 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm.  We are sharing SBI PO Exam Analysis 2017 for the 2nd slot of exam conducted on 6th May  2017 which will help you understand the composition of SBI PO Pre exam. We have already shared the SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis 6th May 2017 1st slot.

Pattern of the exam

No of Questions
Maximum Marks


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English Language

30 30 60 min


Quantitative Aptitude




Reasoning Ability



Total 100


SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis

The analysis is based on the review given by various students across the country and here is the section wise review. The Overall level of the exam was Easy to Moderate. Following topics were asked from different sections in the SBI PO Prelims.

SBI PO Prelims 2017  Exam Difficulty Level

Name of Section

Difficulty Level


English Language

Easy to Moderate (Cloze test was based on new pattern.)

Reasoning Ability

Moderate to Difficult (Puzzles were tricky and Time-consuming.)

Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate (DI were calculative and time taking. )

Overall Exam level

Moderate to Difficult. 

English Language

  • 30 Questions were asked from this section. The overall level of this section was Easy.

Topic Name

Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension

10 Questions  (Based on fast foods & delivery system)

Cloze Test

10 Questions (Based on Aggrigation)

Spotting Errors

 10 Questions (Easy to Moderate)

Tips :- As we can see only three topics are being asked since last year’s paper so, you have to practice these topics broadly. Also, RC and close test are based on technology and economy, so you should practice recent editorials based on technology and economy from news papers.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • 35 Questions were asked from this section. The overall level of this section was  Moderate.

Topic Name

Number of Questions

Number Series

5  Questions 

  • 5 – 6.2 – 9  – 13.4 – 19.4 – [27]
  • 7 – 3  – 2 – 2 – 4- [24]
  • 4 – 5 – 16 – 81 – [568] – 5113
  • 6 – 9  – 20  – 47  – 106  – [ 229]
  • 5  – 6 – 14  – 23  –  87  –  [112]

Simplification/ Approximation

 5Questions (Easy to Moderate)

Data Interpretation

 10  Questions  (Tabular and line graph) 

Miscellaneous Questions

 10 Questions
Quadratic Equations  5 Questions

 Miscellaneous section included questions from Time, Work , Profit and loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Age based problems, Averages, Partnership, Probability, Percentages, Ratio and proportion etc.

Reasoning Ability

  • 35 Questions were asked from this section. The overall level of this section was Moderate.
Topic Name

Number of questions

Puzzles and Arrangements

23 Questions

There were 4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Linear Puzzle
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Order & Ranking based (Date of Birth based) Puzzle
  • Comparison based Puzzle


 5 Questions (3 questions were direct and 2 questions had conclusion given)


7 Questions Coding-Decoding, Blood relations, Direction sense, and Ranking.

Puzzle :

One of the puzzle asked in todays paper:
A,B,C,D,E,P,Q,R,S have Birthday on date 4,11,24 and 29 of March & April Bot not in same order P have Birthday on even date but not in April. Only two persons have Birthday between P & D.Q has birthday on odd date of April but before C. B has birthday immediate before Q.Only one person has birthday between D & S. A has birthday before R.

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Good Attempts 

Name of Section

Good Attempts

Reasoning Ability


English Language


Quantitative Aptitude




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SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis 6th May 2017.


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SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis 29th/30th April 2017.

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