SBI PO Prelims Exam 3rd Shift Analysis 4 Jan 2021: Question Asked, Attempts, Difficulty Level

By Akshay Khandelwal|Updated : January 4th, 2021

SBI PO Prelims Exam 3rd Shift Analysis 4th January 2021: SBI has successfully conducted the 3rd shift of today's SBI PO Prelims exam. SBI PO exams are scheduled to be held on 4th, 5th, and 6th January 2021. Each day there are going to be 4 shifts of the SBI PO Prelims exam and in all these shifts lakhs of students will appear in the exam. At BYJU'S Exam Prep, we are providing you with the SBI PO exam analysis 2021 Shift 3 of today's Prelims exam held from 2 PM to 3 PM. 

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As SBI PO Prelims Shift 3 has now over and all the aspirants who are going to appear in the SBI PO Exam 2020 shift-4 or on 4th 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. 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.

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Now that we know the benefits of the exam analysis, let's now discuss the SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis Shift 3 in detail:

SBI PO Prelims Exam 4 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 4 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 center.
  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 3rd Shift Analysis 4 Jan 2021: Key Highlights

  • In the SBI Probationary Officer Prelims Exam candidates are required to attempt 100 questions in 60 minutes. 
  • In the SBI PO Prelims exam, there is a sectional timer of 20 minutes for each section.  
  • In the English section, there are 30 questions and in both the reasoning and quant section, there are 35 questions each. 
  • The sequence of the sections in the SBI PO Prelims Shift 3 was as follows:
    1. English Ability
    2. Quantitative Aptitude
    3. Reasoning Ability
  • There were no changes in Shift-3 as compared to other shifts.

SBI PO 3rd Shift Exam Analysis 4 Jan 2021: Difficulty Level

The overall level of the SBI PO Prelims Exam Shift 3 was easy to moderate. Among the three-section, English was the easiest and scoring. Check the complete breakup of each section and overall good attempts below.

Section Name

Difficulty Level

Overall Level of the exam

Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate and calculativeModerate

Reasoning Ability

Moderate

English Language

Easy-Moderate

SBI PO Prelims Exam 3rd Shift Review: 4 January 2021

1. SBI PO Prelims Review (Shift 3): 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

 20

Circular Arrangement (9 people facing inward)- 5 ques

Linear arrangement- 8 people, Four facing north 4 facing south- 5 ques

Linear puzzle, 6 people, they all like different fruits-5 ques

Tabulation, 7 people given, 3 departments given, they all like different colours

Syllogism

 4 Level: Easy to Moderate

Coding-Decoding

 3

 Level: easy

Type: Only and a few types

Direction Sense

2

Level: Easy

Type: Direct questions were asked

Blood Relation

 1

 Level: easy

Family tree based

Order and Ranking

3

5 people given different ages

Level: Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

 2 Word forward and backwards
  35 Overall Level: Moderate

2. SBI PO Prelims Review (Shift 3): Quantitative Aptitude

Level: Moderate and Calculative

Quantity Aptitude Section consisted of the following topics -

Topic Name

Number of questions

Topic Details

Quadratic Equation

 5Level: Easy and Simple

Missing Number Series

 5

Questions on Missing NUmber series were asked.

Level: Easy

Data Interpretation

 15

One was based on Pie Chart + Table DI (4 questions easy and 1 lengthy)- Moderate and Calculative

Tabular DI- 5 questions

Caselet- 5 questions- Moderate

Level: Moderate and calculative

Miscellaneous (Arithmetic)

 10

 Questions based on profit and loss, time and work, speed and distance, probability, mensuration, etc

Level: Moderate

  35 Overall level: Moderate

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

Level: Easy

English Language section comprises of topics mentioned below -

Topic Name

Number of questions

Topic Details

Reading Comprehension

 8

 Theme: Mental Health-Depression

3 question vocab based

SUSCEPTIBILITY

RETROGRADE

GRUELLING

Level: Easy to moderate

Para Jumble

 5

level: Moderate

Five sentences were given

Phrase Replacement

 5 Level: Easy 

Error Spotting

 6

 Level: Easy

Single sentences, grammatical based

 Fill ups 6

2 blanks and 2 words given

Double fillers were asked

SBI PO Prelims Exam 2020 (Shift 3): Good Attempts

Section

Good Attempts

Quantitative Aptitude

18-22 

Reasoning Ability

24-27 

English Language

 22-25

Overall Good Attempts 

62-68 

 

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This is all about the SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020, Shift 3 of 4th January 2021.

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FAQs

  • The total time allotted for the exam is 60 minutes.

  • No, candidates are not allowed to switch between sections during the exam.

  • Yes, there was a sectional timer of 20 minutes for each section.

  • No, a candidate may choose to wear the gloves during the exam but they are not compulsory. 

  • If you do not have the Aarogya Setu app then you can submit the self-declaration form along with the admit card.

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