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SBI PO Mains 2017 : Exam Analysis & Expected Cut-off


SBI PO Mains 2017 was difficult, challenging and unpredictable. Like the Prelims, the candidates were subjected to a few surprises. The only section that was relatively easy was the General Awareness Section. New pattern questions were introduced in the other sections, and a majority of the candidates found the exam to be extremely difficult.

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The good part is that the cut-off is expected to be low, as the exam was equally difficult for everyone. Here we present a detailed analysis of the exam along with expected cut-offs.

Exam Overview

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Time

Level

Good Attempt

Reasoning

45

60

60 mins

Difficult

26-30

Quant (DI)

35

60

45 mins

Moderate - Difficult

18-20

General

Awareness

40

40

35 mins

Easy - Moderate

27-30

English

35

40

40 mins

Difficult

18-23

Total

155

200

3 hrs

Difficult

85-100

Descriptive Paper

2

50

30 mins

Moderate

NA

Reasoning

No questions were asked on computer aptitude. Nor were any asked from Syllogisms.

4 question sets were asked on seating arrangement.

  • 1Q – All people facing south in a row
  • 1Q – People were sitting in 2 separate rows. Distance between the rows was given.
  • 1Q – Some people were in a small box and some in a big box (square). People from small box faced inside and those in the big box faced outside.
  • 1Q – 8 people facing north.

1 question was asked on Puzzles. It involved a different pattern, and was based on photos and shelves.

Data Analysis & Interpretation

There were 3 sets of DI:-

  • Pie chart
  • Missing DI
  • Line Graph

The questions were of moderate difficulty level.

General Awareness

For many candidates, this was the only easy part of the exam. Most questions were related to Current affairs and recent developments in Banking.

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English Language

2 sets of passages appeared for reading comprehension. Questions were also asked on Sentence Correction, Sentence Completion, and Parajumbles. There were no questions on Vocabulary. The English section was time-taking and difficult.

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Expected Overall Cutoff

Category

Expected Cut-off

General

71-73

OBC

60-62

SC

59-5-61.5

ST

58.5-60.5

Expected Cut-off - Descriptive Paper

Category

Expected Cut-off

General

20

OBC

17.5

SC

17.5

ST

17.5

The official cut-off will be announced after the results are declared. Results will be declared on June 19th.

Based on the trend set by SBI Prelims and Mains 2017, our experts would advise future aspirants to prepare for SBI PO exam along the lines of CAT, GMAT and other competitive exams. Work more on thoroughly mastering the basics and be prepared for surprises.

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