SBI PO PAPER ANALYSIS OF 14 June & 15 June 2014 Exam



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Expected cutoffs  For  2014

No of questions
Marks
Time
Cutoff
SC/ ST/ PWD
OBC
General
English
50
50
120 minutes
9
9
12
General Awareness
50
50
9
9
13
Data Interpretation
50
50
5
5
7
Reasoning
50
50
10
10
13
Overall
200
200
68
74
85
Descriptive English

50
60 mins
18
18
20


Section 1: English Language

Difficult compared to previous years. Some questions required good verbal knowledge. Our suggestion is to attempt non-RC questions first (like para-jumbles, sentence correction, fill in the blanks etc.) before attempting RCsMain features:
  • 2 Reading Comprehensions, one containing 15 Questions and other having 10 Questions
  • Sentence Arrangement, 5 Questions
  • Spotting Error, 5 Questions
  • Fill in the Blanks (Double Blanks), 5 Questions
  • Antonyms/Synonyms, 5 Questions
  • 1 Cloze Test (Paragraph with multiple blanks), 10 Questions
  • No Sentence Correction

Section 2: General Awareness, Marketing & Computers

Relatively easy. Based primarily on static G.K. (Banking). A number of questions were about RBI schemes/ reforms of past 3 months, banking related terminologies, current bank rates set by RBI and their meanings (SLR, CRR, Interest rate etc.) and National Affairs. There were only 5 questions from Current Affairs. Computer Knowledge section was based on basic knowledge of computers. Questions were very easy. The main areas from which questions were asked are: MS Office, Application Software, Hardware, Software, and Input-Output Units. Marketing Awareness section was also very easy and you could almost solve every question with common sense and a little knowledge on Marketing Basics. Click Here To Get Questions
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Section 3:  Data Analysis & Interpretation


Very time consuming. Data Interpretation calculations were time consuming. Some of the DI questions had blanks values in datasets/ charts which needed to be completed first before you go ahead and attempt the questions. Our suggestion is that while attempting any set, do not get touchy about any question and hence do not waste time if you are not able to crack it within 1-2 mins. Leave tougher questions for the second round. This way, you will not miss any easy question in the paper and will be able to optimize the scoreMain features:
  • All 50 questions on Data Interpretation
  • No Percentage/Probability

 Section 4: Reasoning

 Time consuming, lengthy questions. Main features:
  • 6 questions on Syllogisms
  • 7 questions on Machine input/output
  • 17 questions on 3 Puzzles (Seating Arrangement)
  • 10 questions on Logical Reasoning(Course of Action, Conclusion from Passage, Statements & Assumptions)
  • 5 questions on Inequalities
  • 5 questions on Data Sufficiency  that included elements of Coding-Decoding, Ranking, Blood Relation)
  • No question from Non-verbal reasoning

Descriptive Section:

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Overall Analysis of the Examination
The exam is lengthy and conceptual.

Overall Recommendation
  • Focus on accuracy. Because the paper is lengthy, you may not be able to do fewer questions than normal. It is all the more important to get more of them right. The cutoff is likely to be between 80-85 marks (General category, see details above). In GA and English only guess if you are at least 50% sure of the answer. Avoid wild guesses. In QA and Reasoning, double check your solutions and be extremely vigilant. Simply by avoiding silly mistakes, you can push your accuracy in these 2 sections above 85%
  • Move on to next question if you are not able to solve/ recall the answer. Do not get stuck with one question. There are a lot of other questions which you can solve and score well. Good luck




Note: The above information is based on memory of our students who appeared in examination on 14th and 15th June 2014. The pattern and difficulty level may/may not be the same in the upcoming SBI PO shifts. If it is different than what you expect, do not worry or panic. Whatever be the level of examination, the cut off marks will be normalized as per the exam level.


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