SBI PO 2015 Prelims Exam Analysis

Reasoning Ability

• 1 Seating Arrangement(Circular- Inward & Outward) –5 Marks
• 2 Puzzle – 10 Questions – Moderate difficulty level. – 10 Marks
• Syllogism – Easy – 5 marks
• Coding Decoding – 5 Marks – Easy
• Inequality – 5 Marks
• Blood Relation – 5 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude

• 2 Questions on Data Interpretation – Questions were calculative – 10 Marks
• Quadratic Equation – Easy – 5 Marks
• Simplification & Approximation Questions were asked Together – Calculative Questions – Moderate
• Number Series – 5 Marks – Questions were Easy
• Rest questions were on Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Age, Speed & Time, Ratio & Proportion and other Miscellaneous questions which were of 10 marks.

English Language

• 1 Reading Comprehension Passage – lengthy Passage however questions were easy – Moderate difficulty level – 10 Marks
• Cloze Test – Easy – 5 Marks
• Sentence Improvement – 5 Marks – Easy
• Para-jumbles – 5 Marks – Easy
• Spotting Error – 5 Marks – Easy

SBI PO Main 2015 Reasoning Section Analysis

This section primarily had questions of moderate to difficult Level and was a bit lengthy.  There were questions from Input & output, Syllogism, Inequality Comparison and Sitting arrangement(Linear & Circular).

• Input Output – 5 questions
• Syllogism –  5 questions
• Puzzles – 2 questions of  6 marks each & 1 question of 5 marks
• Inequality with directions – 5 questions
• Logical reasoning + miscellaneous – 18 questions

SBI PO Main 2015 Data Interpretation Section Analysis

SBI PO Main Exam focused on all the type of questions from Data Interpretation Section. Questions were on Probability, Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Table & Mixed Chart, Permutation & Combination, Data Sufficiency etc.

• Pie Chart – 1 questions
• Table Chart – 5 questions
• Probability, Permutation & Combination – 5 questions
• Data Sufficiency – 5 questions
• Language DI – 5 questions
• Line graph – 5 questions
• Number series – 5 questions

SBI PO Main 2015 English Analysis

The difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. The Reading Comprehension Passage were lengthy.  section had questions on Error Spotting, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks (2 blanks), Para-jumbles & Cloze Test. Here are the numbers of questions from each topics:

• Reading Comprehension – 2 passages with 10 questions each
• Parajumbles – 5 questions
• Error Spotting – 5 questions
• Fill in the Blanks – 5 questions with double spacing
• Cloze Test – 10 questions
• Sentence improvement – 5 questions

Part B

Part B of the test was descriptive in nature. There were a total of 2 tasks as opposed to 5 tasks last year. Choice of topics was given for both the writing tasks.

Details of this part are as given below:

• Letter writing -1 letter with a choice of 3 topics (1 informal and the other 2 formal) -20
• Essay Writing (300 words) – 1 essay with a choice of 3 topics -30