SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 4 January 2021- All Shifts

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 4 January 2021: Institute of Banking Selection Personnel will conduct the State Bank of India Probationary Officer (SBI PO) exam on 4, 5, 6 January 2021.

The exam will be conducted in multiple shifts in computer-based mode. Once the exam is conducted, candidates can check the exam analysis provided here. The SBI PO exam analysis will help you understand the type of questions asked, difficulty level, topic-wise weightage of marks, and a number of good attempts for various shifts.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 – Official Exam Pattern:

The preliminary examination of the SBI PO 2020 exam will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus of the SBI PO Prelims exam:

S.No.Name of SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 hour

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis of 4th January 2021- Shift-4 Good Attempts

As per the students who have appeared in today’s 4th shift, the level of the SBI PO Prelims exam was moderate.

SubjectGood AttemptTime (in min.)
English Language20 -2520 minutes
Reasoning Ability22 – 2720 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude19 – 2520 minutes
Total55 – 6760 minutes

English Language (Moderate)

The level of English Language was Moderate in 4th shift of SBI PO Prelims. The topic of reading comprehension was related to global pollution.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension8Moderate
Phrase Replacement2Easy-Moderate
Idiom Usage5Moderate
Error Detection5Easy-Moderate
Word Usage3Moderate
Cloze Test7Moderate
Total30Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was Moderate in the 4th shift of SBI PO Prelims exam. There were 3 sets of DIs :

  • Bar Graph
  • Caselet
  • There was one more DI
TopicNo. Of questionsLevel
DI15Easy-Moderate
Approximation05Easy
Missing Number Series05Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems10Moderate
Total35Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy – Moderate)

There were 4 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Year Based Puzzle
  • Parallel Line Seating Arrangement
  • Box Based Puzzle
  • Floor/Flat Puzzle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Easy -Moderate
Inequality3Easy -Moderate
Direction Sence3Moderate
Number Based1Moderate
Alphabet Pairing1Easy
Blood Relation3Easy
Chinese Coding4Easy
Total35Easy – Moderate

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis of 4th January 2021- Shift-3 Good Attempts

As per the students who have appeared in today’s 3rd shift, the level of the SBI PO Prelims exam was moderate.

SubjectGood AttemptTime (in min.)
English Language19 -2520 minutes
Reasoning Ability23 – 2820 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude18 – 2420 minutes
Total56 – 6760 minutes

English Language (Moderate)

The level of English Language was Moderate in 3rd shift of SBI PO Prelims. The topic of reading comprehension was related to modern life and depression.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension8Moderate
Phrase Replacement5Easy-Moderate
Error Detection5Moderate
Double Fillers5Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement5Moderate
Miscellaneous2Moderate
Total30Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was Moderate in the 3rd shift of SBI PO Prelims exam. There were 3 sets of DIs :

  • Tabular
  • Pie Chart
  • Caselet
TopicNo. Of questionsLevel
DI15Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation05Easy
Missing Number Series05Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems10Moderate
Total35Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy – Moderate)

There were 4 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Linear Seating Arrangement- 8 people 4 facing north and 4 facing south
  • Classification Puzzle – departments, colours
  • Month based puzzle – months, fruits
  • Circular Seating Arrangement (all facing towards the centre)
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Easy -Moderate
Syllogism4Easy -Moderate
Coding-Decoding4Moderate
Direction Sense3Moderate
Alphabet Pairing1Easy
Blood Relation3Easy
Total35Easy – Moderate

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis of 4th January 2021- Shift-2 Good Attempts

As per the students who have appeared in today’s 2nd shift, the level of the SBI PO Prelims exam was moderate.

SubjectGood AttemptTime (in min.)
English Language18 -2320 minutes
Reasoning Ability21 – 2620 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude17 – 2320 minutes
Total54 – 6560 minutes

English Language (Moderate)

The level of English Language was Moderate in 2nd shift of SBI PO Prelims. The topic of reading comprehension was related to consumer’s knowledge about the product they purchase.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension6Moderate
Word Rearrangement3Easy-Moderate
Word Swap3Moderate
Error Detection4Moderate
Double Fillers5Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement5Moderate
Match the Column2Moderate
Miscellaneous2Moderate
Total30Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was Moderate in the second shift of SBI PO Prelims exam as well. There were 3 sets of DIs asked.

  • Bar Graph
  • Tabular DI
  • Caselet
TopicNo. Of questionsLevel
DI13Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation05Easy
Wrong Number Series06Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems11Moderate
Total35Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy – Moderate)

There were 4 sets of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Month based puzzle with 6 people, 3 months and 6 colours
  • Classification puzzle of departments
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Easy -Moderate
Syllogism4Easy -Moderate
Inequality4Easy
Blood Relation3Moderate
Direction Sense3Moderate (but tricky)
Alphabet Pairing1Easy
Total35Easy – Moderate

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 4 January 2021 Shift 1

English Language (Easy – Moderate)

The level of English Language was Easy in 1st shift of SBI PO Prelims. The topic of reading comprehension was related to technology and jobs

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension8Easy-Moderate
Phrase and Idioms Replacement5Easy-Moderate
Error Detection5Easy
Double Fillers5Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement (paragraph)5Easy
Arranging parts of a single sentence2Easy
Total30Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was Moderate. There were 2 sets of DIs asked.

  • Tabular DI
  • Tabular + Pie DI
TopicNo. Of questionsLevel
DI10Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation05Easy-Moderate
Approximation06Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems14Moderate
Total35Moderate


Reasoning Ability (Moderate)

There were 5 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • An uncertain number of people based linear  seating arrangement
  • Square seating arrangement
  • Classification puzzle
  • Month based puzzle
  • Order and sequence-based puzzle to arrange jars
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement25Moderate
Syllogism5Moderate
Blood Relation4Easy
Number based01Easy-Moderate
Alphabet Based (to make a meaningful word)01Easy
Alphabet Pairing01Easy
Total35Moderate

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