SBI PO Prelims Exam 2nd Shift Analysis 5 January 2021: Question Asked, Attempts, Difficulty Level

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : January 5th, 2021

SBI PO Prelims Exam 2nd Shift Analysis 5th January 2021: The second shift of SBI PO Pre of today's exam is over now. SBI PO exams are scheduled to be held on 4th, 5th, and 6th January 2021 in a total of 12 shifts (4 shifts each day). lakhs of students are going to appear in the SBI PO Prelims exam. At BYJU'S Exam Prep, we are providing you with the SBI PO exam analysis 2021 Shift 2 of today's Prelims exam held from 11:30 to 12:30 PM. 


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As SBI PO Prelims Shift 2 has now over and all the aspirants who are going to appear in the SBI PO Exam 2020 shift-3 and 4 or on 5th January 2021 must be waiting to know the difficulty level of the SBI PO 2020 questions paper, the accurate breakup of all the three shifts, and a most importantly new type of questions asked in SBI PO prelims exam.

In this article, we are going to share an accurate and detailed review of the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2020-2021. Under the SBI PO Prelims analysis 2020, we are going to discuss the type of questions asked in the paper, difficulty level, the number of questions asked from a particular topic, any changes in the trend and pattern of exam, SBI PO expected cut off, etc.

Now that we know the benefits of the exam analysis, let's now discuss the SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis Shift 2 in detail:

SBI PO Prelims Exam 5 Jan 2021: Exam Time

ShiftReporting TimeStart of Examination
Shift-18:00 AM9 AM -10 AM
Shift-210:30 AM11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Shift-31:00 PM2 PM- 3 PM
Shift-43:30 PM4:30 PM- 5:30 PM

SBI PO Prelims Exam 5 Jan 2021: Exam Centre Guidelines

  1. Aspirants appearing in the SBI PO Prelims exam are required to wear a mask during the examination. 
  2. Candidates are allowed to carry a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), gloves & a simple pen inside the SBI PO exam centre.
  3. Aspirants must have installed Arogya-Setu app on their smartphone and that app should show his/her COVID 19 risk profile.
  4. At the exam center, the registration of the applicants will be done with the help of photo capture.
  5. In the exam hall, two separate dropbox will be provided for the rough sheets and call letters. Students are required to drop these in their designated boxes. 

SBI PO Prelims Exam 2nd Shift Analysis 5 Jan 2021: Key Highlights

  • The sequence of the exam was English>Quant>Reasoning
  • The overall level of the exam was Moderate
  • English was the easiest of all
  • The reasoning was of easy to moderate level.
  • Quant section was a bit difficult.

SBI PO 2nd Shift Exam Analysis 5 Jan 2021: Difficulty Level

Section Name

Difficulty Level

Overall Level of the exam

Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate and calculativeModerate

Reasoning Ability


English Language


SBI PO Prelims Exam 2nd Shift Review: 5 January 2021

1. SBI PO Prelims Review (Shift 2): Reasoning Ability

Level: Moderate

The following topics were asked in the Reasoning section of this exam:

Topic Name

Number of questions

Topic Details

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement


Uncertain linear Puzzle facing North- 3 ques (Easy)

A single row (North and south-facing), 6 people- 5 ques (Moderate)

Tabular Puzzle (6 persons with different items)- 5 ques (Moderate)

Order and ranking based(6 persons and different cities were given)-5 ques (Easy to moderate)

Flat and floor-based ( 5 floors and 2 flats)- 5 ques



2 ques had one statement and 2 conclusions

2 ques had 2 statement and 2 conclusions

Level: easy



Questions on the latest pattern were asked

level: easy



level: easy

Word forward and backwards

Alphabetical based

number operations based

Blood Relation


It was tricky but doable.

Paragraph based

  35 Overall Level: Moderate

2. SBI PO Prelims Review (Shift 2): Quantitative Aptitude

Level: Moderate and Calculative

Quantity Aptitude Section consisted of the following topics -

Topic Name

Number of questions

Topic Details

Quadratic Equation


Level: easy

Sign method can be used.

Wrong Number Series


Wrong number series were asked.

Level: easy to moderate

Data Interpretation


Di was moderate and calculative

Table DI+Line chart

Tabular DI

Miscellaneous (Arithmetic)


Arithmetic was moderate

Questions on topics like profit and loss, ages, percentage, boat and stream, mensuration, etc. 

  35 Overall level: Moderate

3. SBI PO Prelims Review (Shift 2): English Language

Level: Easy

English Language section comprises of topics mentioned below -

Topic Name

Number of questions

Topic Details

Reading Comprehension


one FIB

One synonym


Theme: Viruses living in our body

Phrase Replacement


Level: easy to moderate

Cloze Test


Theme: Educated Women are better mother

Level: easy

Fill In the blanks


Single fillers were asked.

Level: easy

Error Spotting


Contextual based and grammatical based

Level: easy to moderate

 Match the columns2 

Word Exchange


1 word was highlighted.

There were five options given.


SBI PO Prelims Exam 2020 (Shift 2): Good Attempts


Good Attempts

Quantitative Aptitude


Reasoning Ability


English Language


Overall Good Attempts 




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