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The SBI PO prelims exam would be conducted on July 2, 3, 9 & 10 at various centres across India. It is just a qualifying exam mainly held to filter competition.

This exam is a qualifying test, so candidates are required to pass in each section & score necessary cutoff.

SBI PO Prelims exam review :

Online test consists of 100 questions that has to be answered in 1 hour. Though pattern is similar to IBPS PO prelims, the level of questions is always different.

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Difficulty level of SBI PO prelims 2016 exam, slightly higher than previous years. Questions involved lot of calculations consuming lot of time. So SBI PO prelims review is important for those candidates, who are appring the exam.

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Here is analysis of SBI PO prelims exam review | SBI PO Prelims 2016 exam review:

English Language:
Safe Attempts: Answering 20+ questions with good accuracy will put you in safe zone.
Review: Questions were on expected lines but those who are already weak in English found it too hard. These Topics asked:
Reading comprehension

  • Spotting Error
  • Cloze Test
  • Para-jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks


Reasoning Ability:
Safe Attempts: If you answered 18+ questions correctly, it can be considered as safe.
Review: The paper had nearly 20 questions related to puzzles in all 4 exam shifts which is a surprise. It turned out to be different from previous year papers as there were NO syllogism & coding/decoding problems. So, many candidates termed this section as difficult.

  • Direction sense
  • Puzzles (5 sets)
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Inequality
  • Blood relations


Quantitative Aptitude:
Safe Attempts:  If you answered 22+ questions correctly, it can be considered as safe.
Review: This was not tough but took time to understand the question. Some became more nervous on reading the problems making it even more difficult for them to complete the remaining questions.

  • Quadratic Equation
  • Approximations
  • Data Interpretation (bar graph & tables)
  • Probability,
  • Simple interest
  • Number Series
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Work/ Age
  • Partnerships

Overall review: On the whole, the total number of safe attempts in all sections shall be 44+ for general category & 38+ for others.


SBI PO Prelims Expected Cutoff

After SBI PO prelims 2016 review, we are providing SBI PO prelims cutoff:  There will be NO state-wise cutoff, because PO vacancies are NOT filled state-wise. A common cutoff score shall be fixed for all over India. Exams are conducted on 4 different days in 4 shifts.

We believe SBI PO prelims expected cutoff may fall in the following ranges, Based on feedback & exam reviews shared by candidates, :

  • English: 4 – 7
  • Reasoning: 3 – 6
  • Quantitative aptitude: 4 – 7

In addition to above, there are SBI PO prelims 2016 cutoff on total score that differs for each category which could hover around:

  • General/ UR: 44 – 49
  • OBC: 38 – 42
  • SC: 32 – 36
  • ST: 18 – 25

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Updated: July 19, 2016 — 12:36 pm

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