SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 6 January 2021- All Shifts

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 6 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 SPO 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 Exam Pattern:

The preliminary examination of the SBI PO 2021 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 6th January 2021- Shift-2 Good Attempts

As per the students who have appeared in 6th Jan’s 2nd shift, the level of the SBI PO Prelims exam was easy to moderate.

SubjectGood AttemptTime (in min.)
English Language22 -2620 minutes
Reasoning Ability21 – 2820 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude19– 2620 minutes
Total64 – 7360 minutes

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

The level of English Language was easy to moderate in 2nd shift of SBI PO Prelims. The passage was related to online teaching during the pandemic.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension7Easy-Moderate
Double Fillers3Easy-Moderate
Error Detection5Easy-Moderate
Match the column3Easy-Moderate
Sentence Improvement5Easy-Moderate
Word Swap2Easy-Moderate
Para Jumble5Easy-Moderate
Total30Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was easy to moderate.  There were 3 sets of DIs asked.

  • Bar Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Caselet
TopicNo. Of questionsLevel
DI15Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation05Easy
Missing Number Series05Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems10Easy – Moderate
Total35Easy – Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

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

  • Year based puzzle
  • Classification puzzle of 9 persons and 3 states
  • Order and sequence based puzzle of the weight of 6 persons
  • Puzzle – 6 people, 6 job posts, 6 food items
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Moderate
Syllogism3Easy –  Moderate
Chinese coding5Easy
Number based1Easy
Alphabet based1Easy
Miscellaneous5Easy- Moderate
Total35Easy-Moderate

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis of 6th January 2021- Shift-1 Good Attempts

As per the students who have appeared in 6th Jan’s 1st shift, the level of the SBI PO Prelims exam was easy to moderate.

SubjectGood AttemptTime (in min.)
English Language22 -2620 minutes
Reasoning Ability21 – 2820 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude19– 2620 minutes
Total64 – 7360 minutes

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

The level of English Language was easy to moderate in 1st shift of SBI PO Prelims. The passage was based on the problem caused by plastic and its harmful effect on the environment.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension8Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test7Easy-Moderate
Error Detection (spot the correct sentence)5Easy-Moderate
Sentence Improvement3Easy
Phrase Replacement2Easy
Word Swap5Easy-Moderate
Total30Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of quantitative aptitude was easy to moderate.  There were 3 sets of DIs asked.

  • Bar Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Caselet
TopicNo. Of questionsLevel
DI15Easy-Moderate
Quadratic Equation05Easy
Approximation06Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems09Easy – Moderate
Total35Easy – Moderate

Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

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

  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Floor based puzzle with 2 variables- floor and colours
  • Order and sequence-based puzzle
  • There was one more puzzle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement23Moderate
Syllogism5Easy –  Moderate
Numeric series1Easy
Direction Sense2Easy
Inequality2Easy
Blood Relation2Easy
Total35Easy-Moderate

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