SBI PO Pre 2017 Exam Analysis First Shift – 6th May 2017 (1st Slot)


SBI PO  Exam Analysis 1st Slot (6th May) :  Hello Aspirants, Today State Bank of India has conducted the Prelims Examination for the Recruitment of Probationary officers. The examination was started from last week and conducted in different centers across the country. The Exam will be held in total 4 Slots. As the First Shift’s Exam is over now, we are providing you the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2017 detailed Analysis for the 1st Slot.


SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Analysis First Shift


SBI PO Prelims 2017 Exam Pattern :

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. 

Day 3 : Read the examination review of SBI PO Prelims given below for the First Slot held on 6th May 2017 which is conducted from 9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.



Reasoning Ability : [Moderate-Difficult]

Puzzles – 4 Sets (20 Questions)

  • Linear Arrangement (8 persons facing north having different age)
  • Floor Puzzle [ 8 people living on 8 floors with one variable]
  • Box Alignment Puzzle
  • Puzzle Based on 4 people having birthdays on four dates of 2 Different Months.

Inequality – 5 Questions

Blood Relation & Direction Sense – 5 Questions

Coding decoding, Alpha Numeric Series & Order Ranking – 5 Questions

Note : No Syllogism was asked in the exam


Puzzle asked  :

A, B, C, D, P, Q, R, S have Birthday on date 4, 11, 24 and 29 of March & April but not in the same order.
P having its birthday on even date but not in April month. Only two persons have Birthday between P & D. Only one person has birthday between D & S. A has birthday before R.


English Language :  [Moderate]

Reading Comprehension/Passage – 1 Set (10 Questions)  [based on Environmental issues]

Note : Synonym and Antonyms (4 Questions) are also asked in Reading comprehension

Cloze Test – 10 Questions [Word correction] – based on Economy and Banking

Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction – 10 Questions 


Cloze Test asked in first shift : [ Article from Ergonomics Inc.]

Ergonomics is perhaps one to the most widely abused, misunderstood, and underutilized words and concepts in today’s business lexicon. It is also seen as having difficult-to- measure benefits, and it is generally not regarded as a tool to increase profitability. Applied comprehensively in a business, which it seldom is, ergonomics can be as important a business concept as strategic planning and quality control. It has a real and direct impact on productivity, performance, throughput, delivery of services, and most of all, the bottom line. It can affect an entire business by enhancing the most important business component–the ability of workers to do their work.

Ergonomics helps workers function better by humanizing their workstation and tools, stopping their pain, and improving their ability for task performance. Its prescriptions can be applied to both white and blue collar workstation environments. It reduces lost time, time loss, and absenteeism, and saves hard dollars that can be measured through standard management systems.

Ergonomic applications allow workers to perform better, improve productivity, maximize quality, and maintain customer service, all real-world business principles and thus measurable by real dollars. It is also now becoming well known that ergonomics applications can reduce workers’ compensation and medical costs. That’s easy to measure. But other than that, how do you measure the result of ergonomic applications, actual productivity, especially in the white collar area? Sure, ergonomic chairs make people feel better, but how do you measure that effectiveness on the financial statement?



Quantitative Aptitude :  [Moderate]

Simplification/Approximation – 10 Questions

Number Series – 5 Questions

Data Interpretation – 2 Set (10 Question) [Tabular and line graph]

Quadratic Equations – 5 Questions

Miscellaneous  – 10 Questions  (based on Compound/Simple Interest, Time & Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Profit Loss, Probability , Mensuration, Age, Mixture Allegation, Partnership, Average, Boats & Stream etc. )


Q. The sum of the radius and height of a cylinder is 18 mm.  The surface area of the cylinder 2548 Then find out the volume of the cylinder. 


Number Series Asked in 1st Shift :

1 ) 3, 10, 20, 39, 85, ?

2 ) 4, 31, 156, 499, 1228, ?

3 ) 152, 156, 140 , 176, 112, ?

4 ) 7, 9, 21,64, 273, ?

5 ) 6, 4, 5, 11, ?, 361


Solutions :

1 ) +7….+10…..+19…..+46…..+127


2 ) +27….+125…..+343…..+729….+1331

3 ) +4……-16….+36…..-64

4 ) ×1+1…..×2+3….. ×3+4….. ×4+5

5 ) ×0.5+1….×1+1….×2+1….×4+1….×8+1



Note : Overall difficulty level of the SBI PO Prelims Exam conducted in First Shift is Moderate-Difficult, No change in exam pattern as compare to shifts held on last week.

1 ) In English section, 10 questions came from Phrase correction topic which was something new for the candidates. Cloze Test is based on word correction type and . Rest topic were same as compare to previous bank exams.

2 ) Reasoning is of Moderate level and out of 4 Puzzles, two were doable but time taking. Rest topics are doable which were based on coding decoding, Inequality, Direction sense, blood relation, Order ranking etc.

3 ) Quantitative Aptitude was the easiest section in all the three sections and of Easy to Moderate level. Number Series and Quadratic equation are the topics in which candidate can secure full marks. 


Overall Good Attempts : 58-62

Quantitative Aptitude : 22-25

Reasoning Ability : 18-20

English Language : 19-22


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