SBI PO 2018 Prelims 2nd Shift Exam Analysis – 1st July 2018 | SBI PO Exam Review 2nd Slot

SBI PO 2018 Prelims 2nd Shift Exam Analysis (1st July) :  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  Second shift is now over,  here we are providing you the detailed exam Analysis of the SBI PO 2018 Prelims held in 2nd Shift ( 1st July 2018). SBI PO 2nd Slot Prelims Exam Review. SBI PO 2018 Prelims Questions asked in 2nd Shift.

The Exam will be held in total 4 Slots. SBI PO 2018 Prelims Second Shift timing  : 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.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 Second shift. We are sharing the topics and questions asked in today's exam.


Reasoning Ability : [Moderate-Hard]

Coding Decoding (New Pattern)- 5 Questions

Puzzles – 4 Sets (18-20 Questions)

  • Linear Arrangement (12 Persons sitting in a single row)
  • Linear Arrangement (facing North and South) 
  • Schedule based Puzzle
  • Floor Based Puzzle (2 Flats on Each Floor)

Machine Input Output – 1 Questions

Order Ranking - 3 Questions [Based on Sizes of Plates]

Blood Relations & Direction Sense, Word Pair, Word Meaning - 5 Questions

Note : No questions were from Syllogism and Inequality.


Reasoning Question asked  SBI PO 2nd Shift :

Plate F And B are grater than Plate A. Plate C is greater than A but smaller than A. D is not smaller. Given 3rd largest is having 132 cm. Smallest plate is 69 cm.
Q.1 What is the value of Plate C.
Q.2 Which one is the largest Plate.

Q. G is the only sister Of H. A is only son of H. B and D are sibling of A. A is married to the daughter of P. And G is unmarried.
Q.1. If S is married to P, how s is related is related to A.
Q.2 How D is related to G.


English Language :  [Easy-Moderate]

Reading Comprehension/Passage – 1 Set (5-6 Questions)  [How Consumer Affects Theory Economy of Country]

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Note : Synonym and Antonyms (2 Questions) are also asked in Reading comprehension

Error Detection - 5 Questions

Double Fillers - 5 Questions

Sentence rearrangement/Parajumble - 5 Questions

Sentence Correction - 5 Questions

Note : Questions from Cloze Test were not asked


Quantitative Aptitude :  [Moderate-Hard]

Quadratic Equation : 5 Questions

Number Series - 5 Questions

Quantity Comparison – 5 Question

Data Interpretation - 3 set (15 Question)

  • Line Graph with Table
  • Pie Chart
  • Caselets

Miscellaneous - 5 Questions based on Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Time & Work,Profit Loss, Mensuration, Age, Average, Boats & Stream etc. 

Note :  No Questions asked from Simplication/Approximation


Number Series asked in SBI PO Prelims 2nd shift :

1 ) 16,21,76,171,296, ?

2 ) 14,526183,399,274,

3 ) 7 ?, 7,17,73,309, ?

4 ) 17,22,39,76,141, ?


SBI PO Quadratic Questions asked in 2nd Shift (1st July):

1 ) 3x2-13x+12 = 0
     2y2-13y+21 = 0

2 ) x2+4x+45 = 0
     y2+8y+15 = 0

3 ) x2 = 64
      y2 = 144


Summary : In today's 2nd shift of SBI PO Prelims, 5 Questions from Quadratic were asked in Quant Section. No Questions asked from Approximation, Syllogism, Inequality. In English Section questions on Double fillers were asked.Overall difficulty level of the SBI PO Prelims Exam conducted in Second Shift was Moderate to Hard.


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