SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam Analysis & Expected Cutoff – 31st July 2016 -sbi po mains paper 2016 pdf download

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SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam Analysis & Expected Cutoff – 31st July 2016

SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam Analysis & Expected Cutoff

Today, SBI had conducted the Mains Exam for the post of Probationary Officer The Exam was held in a single slot from 10 am 1.30 pm. The Main Examination was consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests was held in a online mode.

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The Pattern of SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam Was This –sbi po mains paper 2016 pdf download

  • The Objective Test has 155 questions
  • There Were 4 sections – General Awareness (Banking + Economy), English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning + Computer Aptitude.
  • The exam duration is of 3 hours.

This Was The First time When Time For Each Section was Allotted and Candidates were not Allowed to Randomly Attempt Any Section or Jump from One Section To Another Section .

Pattern of Sections were Default – Pattern of Section was Following -SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam Analysis & Expected Cutoff

  1. General Awareness Section (35 min)
  2. English (40 min),
  3. Reasoning + Computer Aptitude (60 min)
  4. Data Interpretation & Analysis (45 min)

SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam Analysis —-sbi po mains paper 2016 pdf download

English Language 
  • Reading Comprehension – 2 Sets – 10 – 12 Qs -Based on – China Economy
  • Antonyms & Synonyms 7 Qs (Tough)– You have to find the most common & opposite from the given options.
  • Starter 5 Qs (Tough) – Two sentence was given and you have to combined the correct sentences using the starter. In this you have to tell Which Starter to use .
  • Fill Up – 5 Qs (Tough) – A passage was given and you have to fill the sentence withing the passage.

Note: No Cloze Test, Parajumbles & Spotting Error asked in today’s exam.

Reasoning + Computer Aptitude
  • Puzzle – 5 Qs -(Tough) – 7 people belongs to different cities & different profession.
  • Sitting Arrangement – (Linear) – 5 Qs (Tough) 10 People sitting North South but total seats was 12 and two seats were vacant
  • Input Output – 5 Qs (Tough) – Double shifting
  • Inequality – Coded – 5 Qs (Moderate)
  • Number Coding – 5 Qs – In first row three number given, and second row three number given. which was followed by 3 conditions –
  • Coding Decoding – 3 to 5 Qs
  • Logical Reasoning – e.g.- 10 to 15 Qs – Statement & Assumption, Inference
  • Data Sufficiency – 3 to 5 Qs (Moderate)
  • Computer Aptitude– A flow chart was given and questions was based on the chart.
Data Interpretation & Analysis
  • Double Pie Chart – 5 Qs (Tough)
  • Double Line Chart – 5 Qs (Tough)
  • Probability – 3 Qs (Red, White & Blue ball) Total number of balls not given.
  • Time & Work – 3 Qs (combined questions based on time and work)
  • Missing DI – 5 Qs (Tough)
  • Bar Graph (Single) – 5 Qs (Tough)
  • Quadratic Equation – 5 Qs New type (Quantity one & Quantity two)
  • Data Sufficiency – 5 Qs
General Awareness (Banking + Economy)
  • Level – Easy to Moderate
  • Most of the Questions were Based on Banking, Financial Awareness and Some Questions were Based On Gk
Descriptive Test 
  • Descriptive test was consist of two types of questions i.e. – Letter Writing & Essay Writing.
  • Three options was given on which candidate has to write Essay and Letter on any one of the given topic.

Maximum limit of For Essay Writing – 300 words
Maximum limit For Letter Writing – 150 words

  • The Descriptive Test was conducted through online mode. Questions was displayed on the computer screen.
  • Answers are to be typed using the keyboard. Total duration of descriptive test is 30 minutes to answer the questions.


Below are list of descriptive topics asked in today’s SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam –

Letter writing – 

  1. You have to write a letter to your parents to tell them about your success in your job and new life in new city.
  2. Write a letter as a principal to the parents to tell them about the importance of parents in children education.
  3. Write a letter to news editor to tell them about menace about selfie.

Essay writing – sbi po mains paper 2016 pdf download

  1. Write an essay on effect of Pokemon Go
  2. Write an essay on positive effects of Hike in salary of an employee on economy
  3. Write an essay on importance of History of nation.