Dear Aspirants,

SBI PO Mains Exam 2018 has been completed successfully. Here with we have structured the Section Wise SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2018. As you know, the Paper consisted of four sections in the Objective test of 200 marks, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General Economy & banking Awareness and English Language and there was also a test of  Descriptive writing after objective test. Overall, the exam was of Difficult level.

Over-All Analysis

Subject Good Attempt
English Language 16-18
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 14-16
Data Analysis & Interpretation 16-17
General Economy & Banking Awareness 19-22
Total 66-68

Data Analysis & Interpretation:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 20 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 5 Difficult
Inequality(Q1 & Q2) 4 Moderate to Difficult
Miscellaneous 6 Moderate to Difficult
Total 35 Difficult

DI: This section had 35 questions for 60 marks with a time limit of 45 minutes. 

  •  Inequality questions were based on ""Quantity 1 and Quantity 2 Pattern and among the set of 4 questions of inequality 2 questions were based on diagrams.
  • There were 4 sets of DI with 5 questions in each of the set. Following were the types of DI:

         1. Tabular (Missing)

         2. Caselet

         3. Sales Commission Based

         4. Bar Graph

English Language

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 12  Difficult
Antonym/Synonym 3 Difficult
Phrase and Error Detection 8-10 Difficult
Cloze Test (New Pattern) 3-4 Moderate
Vocab Based 2 Difficult
Double Filler (New Pattern) 4-5 Moderate
Total 35 Difficult

This Section had 35 Questions for 40 Marks with a time limit 40 minutes.

Reasoning Ability

Topic No. of Questions Level
Logical Reasoning 8 Difficult
Coding Decoding New Pattern 4 Difficult
Seating Arrangement and Puzzles 22-23 Difficult
Input Output 3-4 Difficult
Data Sufficiency 3-4 Difficult
Direction Sense 1-2 Difficult
Total 45 Difficult

Note: There were no question asked from Computer Aptitude.

Puzzle & Seating arrangement: There were 4 Set of puzzle & Seating Arrangement

General Economy and Banking Awareness

The Level of this Section was Moderate. there were 2-3 question from Static Awareness or 2-3 questions from Budget. Most of the Questions asked from Banking & Current affairs. The Level of this section was moderate.

  • Indra Exercise
  • Global Mobility Submit
  • Amarnath Tiger Reserve
  • Based DRDO
  • Based on GST
  • Based on Monetary Policy (Recent)

Descriptive Writing test

Letter & Essay writing for 25 marks with time limit 30 minutes.


1. Bitcoin Based

2. Based on Mansoon   

3. Project and Assignment given in School

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