SBI PO Prelims 2016 Exam Analysis 2nd July 2016 (1st Slot)

SBI PO Prelims 2016 Exam Analysis 2nd July 2016 (1st Slot)

Over-all Analysis:

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Section Level Good Attempts
 General English Moderate 16-20
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 18-22
Reasoning Ability Easy-Moderate 19-23
Overall Moderate 56-60


The analysis is based on the review given by various students across the country. And here is the section wise review:


The important point in English language section is that it has to be attempted within limited time so that you are left with sufficient time for Quant and Reasoning. The level of English was moderate as it was in previous year PO prelims paper. There was only one Reading Comprehension on a quite familiar topic – Women Empowerment.


Topic No of Questions Level
 Reading Comprehension

(Women Empowerment Index in World)

10 Moderate
Cloze Test

(Technology Usage in Modern World)

5 Easy

(Insurance Company Related)

5 Difficult
 Error 5 Moderate
Double Fillers 5 Easy
Total 30 Moderate



This is a tough section as compared to the rest two sections. The quant was asked just as expected with difficulty level as easy to moderate. Overall the pattern was almost same as previous year. Arithmetic was a little difficult than other topics.


Topic No of Questions Level
 Number Series 5 Moderate-Difficult
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Data Interpretation

(Bar graph/Table)

10 Easy-Moderate
 Approximation 5 Easy
Arithmetic 10 Difficult
Total 35 Moderate

The level of reasoning was also moderate. With good accuracy students will score well. There were no coding decoding question asked in this slot and also there were no questions from Syllogism.

Topic No of Questions Level

(North South 8 People in same line/ Department and Persons/ Circular/ Boxes and their different colours)

20 Easy-Moderate
Seating Arrangement

(6 Person sitting from top to bottom)

5 Easy
Inequalities 5 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Total 35 Moderate


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