SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam Analysis First Shift – 1st July 2018 | SBI PO Exam Review 1st Shift

SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam Analysis First Shift :  Dear Aspirants, SBI has start conducting the Online prelims examination for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India. As the exam of  First shift is now over,  here we are providing you the detailed exam Analysis of the SBI PO 2018 Prelims Examination held in 1st Shift ( 1st July 2018). SBI PO 1st Slot Prelims Exam Review. SBI PO 2018 Prelims Questions asked

The Exam will be held in total 4 Slots. SBI PO 2018 Prelims First Shift timing  : 9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m


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Exam Pattern of SBI PO Prelims 2018 :

The examination is consisting of three section namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. Total Marks allotted for the paper is 100 marks. Negative marking of 0.25 will be applied on each wrong answer. 

SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern
SubjectsQuestionsMarksTime Allotted
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
English Language303020 minutes


SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam Shift Timings : 8:00 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 1:00 p.m, 3:30 p.m

Read below the detailed exam analysis for SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam held in First shift. We are sharing the topics and questions asked in today's exam.


Reasoning Ability : [Moderate-Hard]

Inequality - 5 Questions

Coding Decoding - 5 Questions

Puzzles – 3 Sets (15 Questions)

  • Box based Puzzle( boxes)
  • Linear Arrangement (14 Persons - 7 in Two rows facing North and South) 
  • Day based Puzzle (Monday to Sunday) 

Machine Input Output – 5 Questions

Blood Relations - 3 Questions

Note : No questions were from Syllogism.


English Language :  [Moderate]

Reading Comprehension/Passage – 1 Set (8 Questions) [ Based on Japan Old Problem and Economy]

Note : Synonym and Antonyms (4 Questions) are also asked in Reading comprehension - Hurt, Drain

Starter - 10 Questions

Sentence rearrangement/Parajumble - 5 Questions

Phrase Replacement - 5 Questions

Note : Questions from Cloze Test were not asked


English Passage asked in SBI PO Prelims 2018 : 

According to the diaper maker Unicharm, in Japan, adult diapers now outsell baby diapers. That’s because a quarter of the country’s population is 65 or older. By 2060, that proportion will hit 40 percent. What adjustments have to be made when so many people grow old simultaneously? To take one example, after a recent surge in accidents involving older drivers, the government began testing the Robot Shuttle, an autonomous bus intended for use in rural areas, where Japan’s shrinking pains have hurt the most. Other tweaks include slowing down escalators and equipping shopping carts with magnifying glasses.
It’s long been observed that Japan’s aging doesn’t bode well for its economy. Lots of old people means a financial drain on both the private and public sectors, as health-care and pension costs skyrocket and productivity declines. But the news isn’t all bad: Amid this elder boom, a new, 100 trillion yen ($800 billion) consumer category has emerged, known as “the silver market.”
Millions of Japanese seniors who have long been saving for retirement find themselves at the center of a commercial bonanza.

The products vying for their attention range from Docomo’s Raku-Raku 4, a smartphone that’s “easier to hear” and also has jumbo screen icons, to Fujisoft’s Palro, a $6,000 “carebot” that combats dementia through trivia games and fitness drills. Even video-game arcades, long a bastion of youth, are wooing golden-agers with benches for resting; arcade staffers are encouraged to get certified as senior-friendly “service assistants.”
The most intriguing product, though, may be engay food. Engay is Japanese for “swallowing,” something that can become increasingly difficult as people age: More Japanese now die each year from choking than in traffic accidents.
Instead of settling for, say, a cup of Ensure-brand pudding, throw some cooked salmon in a blender. Then, with a little help from modern chemistry, mold the resulting pink puree back into the shape of a fillet, and add “grill” marks with a propane torch. Presto: salmon that looks like it was plated in a restaurant and almost tastes that way, minus the flaky texture.
The thing that makes this culinary alchemy possible is a gelling agent called Softia G, one of many nutritional-therapy products from Japan’s Nutri Co.

Softia G allows cooks to reshape pureed food into something resembling its original form, but with a texture that goes down easy. Almost any dish can get the engay treatment, from dumplings to mochi cakes. The technique has been widely featured on cooking blogs and has given rise to its own cookbook and cooking contest. Even the fancy Hotel New Otani Osaka now uses it to prepare meals for geriatric guests.
Nutri hopes to bring engay food to the rest of the world, though it’s not clear how the rest of the world would respond. “This is gorgeous stuff, but you have to be practical,” says Howard Rosenberg, the director of food services at the Resort Nursing Home in Queens, New York. “Putting a glaze on salmon with a blowtorch … You can’t have an open flame in a nursing facility.”
The contrast between the American and Japanese approaches to food is stark. “It’s a difference of cultures,” explains Koichi Yanagisawa, a marketing executive for Nutri. America serves its eldest residents mush; Japan serves them salmon à la torche.


Quantitative Aptitude :  [Moderate-Hard]

Approximation : 5-6 Questions

Find Wrong Number in Number Series - 5 Questions

Quantity Comparison – 5 Question

Data Sufficiency - 5 Questions

Data Interpretation - 3 set (15 Question)

  • Line Graph {Based on Monday to Friday}
  • Pie Chart - [Ratio of Workers & Managers]
  • Caselets

Miscellaneous - 7-8 Questions based on Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Time & Work,Profit Loss, Mensuration, Age, Average, Boats & Stream etc. 


Word Problems Question asked : 

Q 1 . Sum of ages of A and B is 88, 8 years ago. The age of A 18 years ago and age of B 6 years ago is same. Then what is the age of A, 2 years from now.

Q.2 Perimeter of rectangle A is 72, where difference of length and breadth is 6. Area of rectangle B Is 40% less than area of rectangle A. find the area of rectangle B..


SBI PO Number Series asked (1st July):

1) 59,60,61,64,79,185,1129 

2) 26,27,34,58,106,108,306

3) 330, 80,280,120,250,130,240

4) 1, 3, 9, 31, 129, 652, 3913

5) 291, 147, 75, 39, 22, 12, 7.5


Solutions :

1 ) 1......1.......3....15....106(105)....944  [185 is wrong]


2 ) x12-1....x32-1......x52-1.....x72-1......x92-1 [27 is wrong]

3 ) 250....200.....160....300...110....100 [130 is wrong ]


4 ) 1x1+2....3x2+3....4x3+4.....5x4+5  [652 is wrong ]

5 ) Add +3 in every number and divide by 2, you will get next number. [21 is wrong]


Summary : In today's 1st shift , questions on quantity comparison was asked in Quant section. In English section 10 Question asked from Starters. No Questions asked from topics like Syllogism (in Reasoning Section). Overall difficulty level of the SBI PO Prelims Exam conducted in First Shift was Moderate.


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