SBI PO MAINS 2019 - Exam Analysis

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Today (20th July) was the SBI PO Main 2019 Examination. After the Phase-I Prelims, this was the much-awaited exam for all the candidates aiming to become a Probationary Officer in the State Bank Of India, and Here is the complete exam analysis and review of today's SBI PO Main 2019.
 
SBI PO Mains 2019 Exam ANALYSIS (OVER-ALL):
 
SECTIONS
GOOD ATTEMPTS
English Language 
19-23
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 
13-17
Data Analysis and Interpretation 
15-18
General Awareness
20-22
TOTAL
80-86
 
DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION (Moderate- Difficult): 
The level of quantitative aptitude was moderate to Moderate-Difficult. There were 3 sets of DI. However, this section was relatively of a do-able level when compared with the English and Reasoning Section. Following are the DI types asked in SBI PO Main 2019.
  • Caselet DI (based on Probability, 5 question)
  • Line Graph (based on population density of 3 villages, 7 questions)
  • Tabular DI (based on Time & Work, 3 questions)
  • Funnel Chart Based DI (7 Questions)
  • Caselet DI (Based on marks of 4 students A,B, C, D in English subject, 3 Questions)
The questions were:
 
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Quantity I: Quantity II: Quantity III 
03
Moderate
Data Interpretation
25
Moderate-Difficult
Miscellaneous
07
Moderate-Difficult
Total
35
Moderate-Difficult
 
ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Moderate):
The English Language section consisted of 4-5 Paragraph type Reading comprehensions. The RCs were based on topics like Mutual Funds, Investment in real estate, Global Warming, Employee Retention, Chinese Economy etc.
 
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Reading Comprehension
25
Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement (Related to Idioms/Phrases)

05

Moderate
Sentence Replacement
05
Moderate
Total
35
Moderate
 
REASONING AND COMPUTER APTITUDE (Moderate-Difficult):
The level of reasoning was Moderate-Difficult. There were NO questions of computer aptitude. Following were the questions of puzzles and seating arrangement:
  • Parallel Row Puzzle (10 people)
  • Square Based Puzzle (10 people, facing north & south)
  • Rectangular Based Puzzle (2 rectangles)
  • Line Based Puzzle (7 people, based on blood relation)
The questions were:
Topic
No. of Questions
Level
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 
20
Moderate-Difficult
Coding Decoding (new pattern)
05
Moderate
Passage Inference
05
Easy-Moderate
Course of Action
02
Easy-Moderate
Machine Input Output
05
Moderate- Difficult
Decoding based Direction Sense
01
Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous
07
Easy-Moderate
Total
45
Moderate-Difficult
 
GENERAL AWARENESS (Moderate):
This section had 40 questions and the level of the questions asked was moderate. Most of the questions in this section were covering the current affairs and news of last 4 months.
 
DESCRIPTIVE TEST:
This section was of 50 marks with a time limit of 30 minutes.
Letter Writing (150 words):
a) Write a letter to the Branch Manager for the replacement of lost Cheque book.
b) Write a letter to your senior thanking him career advice.
c) Write a letter to the Branch Manager to increase the number of counters in the respective branch.
Essay Writing  (150 words):
a) Digital Literacy
b) E-commerce impact on traditional business
c) Precaution to be used while using online banking.
 

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