SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 2 (4th Jan): Questions Asked, Difficulty Level, Attempts

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : January 4th, 2021

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 2nd Shift 4th Jan: Second shift of SBI PO Prelims held on 4th Jan (Day-1) is over now. We hope students have given their best and has come out of the examination hall with the flying colours. As per the feedback received from the aspirants who have appeared in the 2nd shift of SBI PO Prelims, there was no change in this shift as compared to the shift-1. We are sharing the exact information on SBI PO Prelims shift-2 exam analysis so that candidates appearing in upcoming shifts can plan their own strategy in the right way.


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In this post we are going to share the SBI PO Prelims exam 2nd Shift analysis 2021, topic-wise distribution, a number of questions asked from the major topics, their level of difficulty, types of questions, changes introduced, if any. This analysis will help aspirant appearing for other shifts or banking exams. Do check the overall good attempts, frequently asked questions and other exam analysis details below. The next or third shift of day-1 will over at 3:30 PM.

Let us discuss the section-wise SBI PO Prelims exam review, difficulty level, good attempt and questions asked in the 2nd shift of the Prelims exam. 

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 4th Jan 2021 (2nd Shift) - Key Highlights

  • The overall level of the second shift was Moderate to difficult.
  • No new pattern questions were observed in this section.
  • The level of the English section was Moderate.
  • The reasoning ability was moderate and lengthy.
  • Overall no major changes were introduced. Candidates with clarity of the concepts must have done well.
  • 2nd shift was slightly difficult than 1st shift.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Shift Timing (All Shifts)

The table below shows the timing of SBI PO Prelims exam shift reporting time and 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 2021: Exam Centre Guidelines

  1. Students are required to wear a mask during the examination. 
  2. Students are allowed to carry a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitiser (50 ml), gloves & a simple pen inside the exam centre
  3. An aspirant must have installed Arogya-Setu app on their smartphone and the app must show the COVID 19 risk profile of the student.
  4. At the exam centre, the registration of the candidates will be done with photo capture.
  5. In the exam hall, there will be two separate dropbox for the roughs

SBI PO Prelims Exam Section Wise Review 2021 (2nd Shift)

1. SBI PO Prelims Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): Reasoning Ability

  • The overall level of the section was moderate and lengthy.
  • Below is a detailed analysis of the Reasoning section.

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Puzzles & Seating Arrangements

  • Level: Moderate
  • Circular Arrangement, 8 people given facing inside and outside- 5 ques
  • Scheduling Puzzle, 3 months and 2 dates and 6 people given
  • Floor based puzzle- 6 floors, 1 variable (5 ports)
  • Scheduling (Classification based-department-wise)- 5 ques
  • Total questions: 20


  • Total questions: 3 questions
  • Level: easy to moderate
  • Only and a few types


  •  Total questions: 3 ques
  • Level: Easy to moderate

Blood relation

  • Total questions- 3 ques
  • Level: Easy

Direction Sense

  • Total questions: 3 ques
  • Level: easy


  •  Total questions: 3 ques
  • Level: easy
  • Word NEUROTICS was given

2. SBI PO Prelims Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): Quantitative Aptitude Analysis

  • The overall level of the exam was moderate to difficult.
  • Following table depicts the topic-wise breakdown of the questions asked in quant Analysis - 

Topic Name

Topic Details

Data Interpretation

  • Total questions: 15
  • Tabular DI- 5 ques (Students had to find the number of CD's Sold)
  • Table DI- Difference in Male and female visitors percentage given - 5 ques
  • Caselet- 5 ques
  • Type: Moderate to difficult

Quadratic Equation

  •  Total questions: 5
  • Level: moderate

Wrong Number Series

  •  Total questions: 5
  • Wrong number series were asked
  • Level: Easy 

Miscellaneous Questions(Arithmetic)

  •  Total questions: 10
  • Level: Moderate
  • Questions based on profit and loss, speed and distance, mensuration, probability, time and work, etc.

3. SBI PO Prelims Exam Review 2021 (Shift 2): English Language Analysis

  • The overall level of this section was easy to moderate
  • We have provided the topic wise questions asked in this section in the below table -

Name of the topic

Topic Details

Reading Comprehension

  • Total questions: 7 ques
  • Theme: Marketing in consumer
  • Level: Easy to moderate
Para Jumble
  • Total questions: 5
  • Level: Easy to moderate
  • Five sentences were given
  •  Total questions: 5 ques
  • Double fillers were asked
  • level: easy
Error Detection
  •  Total questions: 5
  • Type: Grammatical errors, students had to find the correct part
  • Level: Moderate
  • Five sentences were given to identify the correct one.
Word Exchange
  • Total questions: 4
  • Level: easy to moderate
Match the column
  • Total questions: 4
  • Level: Moderate to difficult
  • Three sentences were given

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021: Overall Good Attempts

Based on the level of the exam, we are sharing the good attempts sectional and overall as follows -

Name of Section

Number of Good Attempts

Reasoning Ability


English Language


Quantitative aptitude




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  • The level of this shift was moderate to difficult

  • No, there was no changes observed in this shift also.

  • The overall good attempts for SBI PO Prelims, shift-2 60-65

  • Cut off for SBI PO Prelims will depend on various factors. We will discuss the cut off once all the shifts are over.

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