SBI PO Prelims 2017 exam analysis can help you a lot if you are to appear in next shifts or slot. The level of the examination in this slot was Easy to Moderate.


Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 13-16 15
Reasoning Ability 21-24 20
Quantitative Aptitude 19-23 25
Total 57-60 60


What an easy exam it was. If we talk in terms of level of difficulty, then the paper was not at all difficult. Quant was of Easy to moderate level. The trick was to solve DI, Simplification, and Series first and then move on to the Misc. portion. Missing Number series was asked in this shift of SBI PO Pre exam. One can easily attempt questions if they have practised well. DI was asked of following types:

  • Line Graph
  • Tabular DI

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
(Missing )Series 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 10 Easy- Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy
Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.) 10 Easy – Moderate
Total 35


English Section was a sight of relief in SBI PO Prelims 2017.  Students were relieved to see that 10 Ka Dum continued in this exam as well. You just need to pick the right topic for yourself and you can easily score good marks. We are sure that students can score nice marks if they have even read the RC and they can easily score well in cloze test. Cloze test was with a little twist where they gave a word in front of the blank and asked if the given word is appropriate then select option (e) otherwise select the appropriate from the rest of 4 options. There was one new topic of Phrase Replacement which was not so difficult. There were 3-4 vocab questions in Reading Comprehension.
The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension (Software Developing to prevent Hacking) 10 Moderate
Close Test  10 Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement 10 Moderate
Total 30


Reasoning section was a big score maker for the students in this examination. It was of easy to moderate level. There were no questions of syllogism. We have seen variety in terms of questions asked. You need to invest a little bit of extra time on reasoning.

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

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

The questions were:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Inequalities 5 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Easy – Mod
Direction Sense
Blood Relation




Order and Ranking 3 Easy
Coding Decoding 1 Easy
Total 35

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