SBI PO Exam Analysis 2021: Prelims Review, Level, Attempts

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2021: Prelims Review, Level, Attempts

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Nov 27, 2021SBI PO 2021 Exam: Check latest updates on SBI PO Mains exam date, admit card, and preparation material such as papers, syllabus, pattern, books, etc.
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SBI PO Exam Analysis 2021

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2021: The exam analysis for SBI PO 2021 has been shared by our exam experts after the exam is over. SBI PO Prelims exam is scheduled to be held on 20th, 21st, and 27th November 2021 in four different shifts on each day. Thus, we have provided you with the latest SBI PO Prelims analysis as soon as the shift ends. The SBI PO exam review will be based on the feedback shared by the students who appeared for the exam.

Moreover, you can also check out the SBI PO previous year exam analysis to know the actual exam structure along with the difficulty level of the questions and topics asked previously. You can further check out the good attempts and memory-based PDFs shared by our exam experts for your effective exam preparation.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021

Candidates can check here the detailed SBI PO Prelims exam analysis 2021 as well as previous year comparisons to check the trends being followed by SBI. The detailed section-wise SBI PO Prelims exam review 2021 includes the topics asked along with difficulty level, good attempts, no. of questions, memory-based PDF, and more.

Latest: 

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 1 (27th November)
SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 2 (27th November)
SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 3 (27th November)
SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 4 (27th November)

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis YouTube Session: 21st November 2021

SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam Analysis: Key Highlights

  • The sequence of the SBI PO Pre exam was English>Quant>Reasoning.
  • The Reasoning Ability section was "Moderate to lengthy".
  • The quanitative aptitude section was of the "Moderate" level.
  • English Langauge section was of "Easy to Moderate" level.
  • The overall level of the SBI PO Prelims 2021 exam was "Moderate".

SBI PO Prelims 2021 Shift-wise Analysis

20th November 2021: Check here the first-day detailed shift-wise SBI PO prelims 2021 exam analysis here.

21st November 2021: Check here the second-day detailed shift-wise SBI PO prelims 2021 exam analysis here.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis YouTube Session: 21st November 20

SBI PO Previous Year Exam Analysis

SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam Analysis: English Language

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Reading Comprehension

10 Questions (Finance Based)
Para jumble

8 Questions (7 Statements)

Word Replacement

3 Questions

Idioms & Phrase

3 Questions

Grammar

3 Questions

Sentence Replacement

3 Questions

Total

30 Questions

SBI PO Pre 2021 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

Topic Name

Topic Details

Data Interpretation

  • Bar DI- 5 Q
  • Tabular DI- 5 Q

Missing Number Series

5 Questions

Arithmetic Questions

5 Questions

Quadratic Equation

5 Questions

SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam Analysis: Reasoning Ability

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements

Puzzle Scheduling- 5 Questions

  • (2 DATES 4 months held a conference based)

Dual Row- 5 Questions (12 People 6 N 6 S)

Circular Arrangement - 5 Questions - (6 People + Fruits) FACING INSIDE

Direction 

2 Questions

Meaningful Word

1 Question 

Order & Ranking 

1 Question

Chinese Coding

5 Questions

Syllogism(only a few)

3 Questions

Blood Relation 

2 Questions

Alphanumeric Series

4 Questions

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2020-21

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2020-21: SBI PO Mains 2020-21 exam has been successfully conducted all across the country on 29th January 2021 for a duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes. The overall level of the SBI PO Mains 2020-21 exam was moderate to difficult.

Candidates can check here the detailed SBI PO mains exam analysis 2020-21 to know the exam trends, pattern, syllabus, difficulty level, and types of questions asked in today's paper. This exam analysis of the SBI PO Mains exam is completely based on the feedback received by our experts from the candidates who appeared in the examination.

The SBI PO mains 2020-21 exam was conducted in a single shift. We are further providing SBI PO Mains section-wise analysis along with the difficulty level for the students preparing to appear in the upcoming SBI PO exam. Also, the candidates who have already appeared for the exam can use these insights in order to analyze your performance.

Key Highlights of SBI PO Mains 2020-21 Exam

  • The sequence of today's exam was Reasoning>DI>GA>English.
  • English & GA section holds a moderate difficulty level.
  • Quantitative Aptitude section was difficult and lengthy.
  • Also, the reasoning section was difficult and lengthy.
  • The descriptive paper was Moderate too.
  • The overall level of the SBI PO mains exam was "Difficult".
  • Students managed to attempt overall 85+ questions.

SBI PO Mains Section-wise Exam Analysis 2020-21

Check here the section-wise SBI PO mains exam analysis 2020-21 along with the difficulty level below:

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2020-21: Quantitative Aptitude

The level of the questions asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section was quite difficult. Let's check out the detailed topics asked in this section. 

 Topics Asked 

Number of Questions and Topic Details

Difficulty Level

New pattern DI

5 questions

Details: It was a number series based.

Moderate and time-consuming

Mixture Based DI

5 questions

Details: Milkman has x litre 5:1 solution

Difficult

Pie chart

4 questions

Details: All three independent questions are based on 4 yoga masters.

Moderate to Difficult

Data Sufficiency 

4 questions

Details: Three statements given.

Moderate to Difficult

Line Graph

5 questions

Details: points were given in points

Moderate to Difficult

Quantity Comparison

3 questions

Difficult

New Pattern Caselet

5 questions

Details: A person sends copies of his book to his Facebook friends and friends of his friends.

Paragraph Based. 4 paragraphs were given.

Moderate to Difficult

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2020-21: Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

The overall level of reasoning section was difficult. Let's check out the topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in the exam.

 Topics Asked 

Number of Questions and Topic Details

Difficulty Level

Puzzle

27 questions

Details: Circular Arrangement, 3 couples (ABCDEF)-inward-facing (3-4 ques)

Linear puzzle- double row ( 4 noth+4 south) ( 5 ques)

Scheduling puzzle, 7 people + year, the base year 2019- 4 ques

Box-based puzzle, 8 boxes, different colors. (4-5 ques)

Moderate to difficult (Lengthy)

Machine Input Output

3 questions

Details: 5 numbers + 5 words

I. Smallest Number + alphabetical order

II. Number 1/2 + next of ist letter of the word

III. multiplication of digits, next of 2nd letter of the word.

IV. Digit sum, next of 3rd letter

V. Subtraction of the digit, next of 4th letter

Moderate to difficult

 Data Sufficiency

4 questions

Details: Few questions were Coding based.

Moderate

Direction Sense

3 questions

Moderate to difficult

Logical Reasoning

5 questions

Moderate

Syllogism

3 questions

Details: Reverse syllogism

Moderate

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2020-21: English Language

The overall level of the English language section was moderate, below is the topic-wise breakup of the questions asked in this section.

 Topics Asked 

 Number of Questions & details of topics

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

14 questions

Details: 2 RC's were there

1. To reduce Deforestation. (8 ques)

2. Tourism and covid impact (5-6)

Moderate

Cloze test

7 questions

Details: Paragraph was given.

Doable

Error Detection

4 questions

Details: Some parts of the sentence were given in bold. Candidates had to find the error in those bold sentences.

Easy to moderate

Match the Column

4 questions

Details: Three sentences were given (ABC, DEF)

Moderate 

Phrase Replacement

4 questions

Details: Two sentences were given. Some parts of the sentences were given in bold.

Easy to moderate

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2020-21: General/Financial Awareness Review

The general awareness section was also moderate in nature. Check out the details below:

 Topics Asked 

 Details

Current Affairs

 Current Affairs of the last 4-5 months were asked. 25-28 questions were asked from current affairs

Static GK 

 4-5 questions were asked from the static part.

Banking and Financial Awareness

 Few questions were asked from Banking based current affairs.

Questions asked in SBI PO Mains Exam 2020-21:

  • PM of Lebanon- 
  • The Third man to walk on the moon
  • Who is the prime minister of ivory coast
  • Which bank launched a 3-in-one account.
  • Who launched HOME UTSAV Scheme
  • First women Empire. (Test Match)
  • Mangdechhu hydroelectric project
  • Palle Pragati is linked to which state?
  • India's rank in the global hunger index

Most of the questions asked in the SBI PO Mains Exam 2020-2021 were from GK Tornado.

SBI PO Mains Descriptive Paper Writing

Essay: (200 words limit)

  1. Pros and Cons of Online education
  2. Need to utilise Nationalise resources Effectively.

Letter: (150-word limit)

  1. Write a letter (as a junior officer) to the MANAGER FOR 2-week leaves. 
  2. Encouraging a customer not to transfer his/her account.

SBI PO Mains Exam Review 2020-21: Good Attempts

SubjectGood Attempts
English Ability 25
Quantitative Aptitude 15+
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 20+
General Awareness 25+
Overall Good Attempt 85+

Major Changes in Exam as Compared to Last Year

Let's discuss it year-wise & subject-wise. We will be sharing the details of each subject for all three years i.e, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016.

2016 vs 2017

Subject/year20162017

English Language

  • Level: Easy
  • Highlights: English was quite simple with typical sentence rearrangement. Rest questions were easy.
  • Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Highlights: RC was of the moderate level and not that easy.
  • Important Changes: There were no questions from Para jumbles or Fillers this year, Cloze test was based on the new pattern this year.
Reasoning Ability
  • Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Highlights: Easiest and most scoring section.
  • Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Highlights: Maximum questions(23) were from puzzles and seating arrangements.
  • Important Changes: No major change in the exam pattern.
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Level: Easy
  • Highlights: Arithmetic questions were of a moderate level and the rest was easy
  • Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Highlights: DI questions and Approx. questions were easiest.  Instead of simplification questions, Quadratic Equ. were asked, the rest  paper was  almost the same
  • Important Changes: No major change in the exam pattern

2018 vs 2019

Subject/Year20182019
English Language
  • Level: Moderate
  • Highlights: The pattern of the English Language got changed. There were questions from many new topics like Sentence Rearrangement, Match the column, Finding the correct sentence, etc in the different shifts.
  • Important Changes: Different topics were asked in different shifts.

*Sectional timing of 20 mins. was introduced.

  • Level: Easier than other subjects
  • Highlights: No major changes were observed in this section. Questions on the topic like cloze test, RC, phrase replacement,  fillers were asked.
  • Important changes:  Different topics were asked in different shifts.
Reasoning Ability
  • Level: Moderate
  • Highlights: Puzzles were of a different type. For example, in the linear arrangement, the number of persons was not specified.
  • Important Changes: Syllogism was not asked this year.

*Sectional timing of 20 mins. was introduced

  • Level: Moderate
  • Highlights: Majority of the questions were asked from puzzles. Questions from the floor-based puzzle, triangle-based, box, linear were asked.
  • Important Changes: Family-based tree puzzle in blood relation was asked.
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Level:  Moderate
  • Highlights: Data sufficiency and Quantity based questions were asked.
  • Important Changes: Wrong number series, quantity-based questions were asked in the prelims exam.

*Sectional timing of 20 mins. was introduced

  • Level: Moderate
  • Highlights: It was the trickiest of all. Questions on Caselet were also asked. There were questions from the quadratic equation as well.
  • Important Changes: Wrong number series, quantity-based questions were asked in the prelims exam

2019 vs 2020

Subject/Year20192020
English Language
  • Level: Easier than other subjects
  • Highlights: No major changes were observed in this section. Questions on the topic like cloze test, RC, phrase replacement,  fillers were asked.
  • Important changes:  Different topics were asked in different shifts.
  • Level: Easier than other subjects
  • Highlights: No major changes were observed in this section. Questions on the topic like match the columns, RC, phrase replacement, error spotting were asked.
  • Important changes:  Different topics were asked in different shifts.
Reasoning Ability
  • Level: Moderate
  • Highlights: Majority of the questions were asked from puzzles. Questions from the floor-based puzzle, triangle-based, box, linear were asked.
  • Important Changes: Family-based tree puzzle in blood relation was asked.
  • Level: Moderate and lengthy
  • Highlights: Majority of the questions were asked from puzzles & coding-decoding. Questions from the floor-based puzzle, triangle-based, box, linear were asked.
  • Important Changes: Total of 5 puzzles were asked based on Floor based arrangement, Month and date-based arrangement, Circular arrangement, Tabular arrangement, and Linear arrangement.
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Level: Moderate
  • Highlights: It was the trickiest of all. Questions on Caselet were also asked. There were questions from the quadratic equation as well.
  • Important Changes: Wrong number series, quantity-based questions were asked in the prelims exam
  • Level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Highlights: Maximum questions were asked from data interpretation and arithmetic. There were questions from the quadratic equation as well.
  • Important Changes: Wrong number series was easy.

SBI PO Memory Based Paper PDF 2021

This was all about the exam analysis of the SBI PO Prelims 2021 exam held on 20th, 21st & 27th November 2021. Use these insights to prepare better for the upcoming SBI PO exam.

Good Luck!

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  • The preliminary SBI PO exam analysis 2021 will be conducted in 4 different shifts on 20th, 21st, and 27th November 2021.

  • Detailed SBI PO Exam Review 2021 is shared here by our experts including topic-wise questions asked, section-wise difficulty level, good attempts, memory-based questions, and more.

  • The difficulty level of the SBI PO exam is moderate. However, the difficulty level of mains exams will be determined after the exam is conducted but you can expect the paper to be from moderate to difficult level.

  • A good attempt in SBI PO is decided based on the number of questions attempted by the maximum candidates with accuracy.

  • The overall difficulty level of the SBI PO exam is of moderate level.

  • A total of three sections are asked in the SBI PO prelims exam, which is as follows:

    • English language
    • Numerical Ability
    • Reasoning Ability

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