SBI PO Prelims Exam Shift 4 Analysis & Expected Cut Off 4 Jan 2021: Question, Attempts, Level

By Akshay Khandelwal|Updated : January 4th, 2021

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis & Expected Cut Off (4th Shift) 4th January 2021:  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has scheduled the SBI PO Prelims exam 2020 on the 4th, 5th, and 6th January 2021. As we are writing this article, the SBI PO Prelims Exam Shift 4 has been over and all the candidates eagerly waiting for detailed and accurate SBI PO Prelims exam analysis 2020. The exam analysis covers the difficulty level of overall as well as the sectional difficulty level, the number of questions asked from any topics, and the break-up of the questions asked in SBI PO Prelims 2020.

As all the shifts of the SBI PO Prelims examination of 4th January 2021 are over now all the aspirants must be wondering about the SBI PO Expected cutoff 2021. In this article, we have also analyzed the SBI PO Prelims expected cut off for all the shift.

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The SBI PO Exam analysis and the prediction of the expected cut off for SBI PO Prelims 2020 are based on the feedback from many aspirants who have appeared in the SBI PO Prelims exam shift 4. We have cross-referred the feedback provided by all those exam takers and on that basis, we are providing you with an accurate exam analysis. SBI PO Prelims exam analysis is helpful for every student who is preparing for a banking exam. SBI PO exam analysis 2020 provides students who have already appeared in shift 4 or before, a benchmark to compare their performance with other students. To students who are yet to appear in the SBI PO exam 2020, exam analysis gives them useful insights about the exam.

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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 4 in detail:

Following are the Exam Reporting Time for SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021:

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 4th 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 Review 2021 (4th Shift): Key Highlights

  • A candidate is required to attempt 100 questions of Quant, Reasoning, and English.
  • The total time allotted for the SBI PO Exam is 60 minutes. 
  • There are three sections in the exam, they are
    • Reasoning Ability
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • English Language
  • In SBI PO Prelims exam there is a sectional timer of 20 minutes for each section.  
  • The sequence of the sections in the SBI PO Prelims Shift 3 was as follows:
    1. English Ability
    2. Quantitative Aptitude
    3. Reasoning Ability
  • In the English section, there are 30 questions and in both the reasoning and quant section, there are 35 questions each. 
  • The overall level of the SBI PO Prelims Exam Shift 4 was Moderate

SBI PO Prelims Exam 4th Shift 4th Jan 2021: Good Attempts

Section

Good Attempts

Numerical Ability

 19-23

Reasoning Ability

 25-28

English Language

 22-25

Overall Good Attempts 

 60+

Overall Difficulty Level in each section of RBI Assistant (Shift 4):

The overall level of the SBI PO Prelims Exam Shift 4 was moderate. Among the three-section, English was the easiest and scoring followed by the Reasoning ability. Most of the students who appeared in the exam termed the test as moderate to lengthy. 

Section Name

Difficulty Level

Overall Level of the exam

Quantitative Aptitude

 Moderate  Moderate

Reasoning Ability

 Moderate

English Language

 Easy to moderate

SBI PO Prelims Section-wise Exam Analysis 2021: (4th Shift)

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis Reasoning Ability (Shift 4)

Following topics were asked in the Reasoning section of this exam:

Topic Name

Number of questions

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

 20

Inequality

 3

Coding-Decoding

 5

Miscellaneous

 3
 Blood Relation 3
Direction sense1

SBI PO Prelims Topic-wise details of Reasoning Ability (Shift 4)

Following are the topic wise details of the reasoning ability of the SBI PO Prelims Shift 4 Exam 2020:

1. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: 

  • The number of Questions Asked:20 questions
  • Level of the questions: Moderate
  • Box based puzzle, 6 person and colours given
  • Dual Row ArrangementFacing north and south
  • Flat and Floor based, 5 floors and 2 floors
  • Scheduling (Year based)- the base year 2020 given

2. Inequality:

  • The number of Questions Asked: 3
  • Level of the questions: Easy

3. Coding-Decoding:

  • The number of Questions Asked: 5
  • Level of the questions: Easy
  • Chinese type coding

4. Direction sense

  • Total questions: 1
  • level: easy

5. Blood Relation

  • Total questions: 3
  • Level: Easy to moderate
  • Family tree type questions

6. Miscellaneous:

  • The number of Questions Asked: 3
  • Level of the questions: Easy
  • Number forward and backwards

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis Quantitative Aptitude (Shift 4)

Numerical Ability Section consisted of the following topics -

Topic Name

Number of questions

Approximation

 5

Missing Number Series

 5

Data Interpretation

 12

Miscellaneous (Arithmetic)

 13

SBI PO Prelims Topic-wise details of Quantitative Aptitude (Shift 4)

Following are the topic wise details of the Quantitative Aptitude of the SBI PO Prelims Shift 4 Exam 2020:

1. Data Interpretation:

  • The number of Questions Asked: 12
  • Level of the questions: Moderate
  • Bar Graph- Easy
  • Table DI- Calculative

2. Approximation :

  • Number of Questions Asked: 5
  • Level of the questions: easy to Moderate
  • Based on BODMAS Rule

4. Missing Number Series:

  • The number of Questions Asked: 5
  • Level of the questions: Easy to moderate
  • Questions on missing series were asked

5. Miscellaneous: 

  • The number of Questions Asked:15 questions
  • Level of the questions:  Moderate
  • Questions were based on topics profit and loss, mensuration, time and work, speed and distance, etc

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis English Language Shift 4 (Shift 4)

English Language section comprises of topics mentioned below -

Topic Name

Number of questions

Reading Comprehension

 7

Sentence Rearrangement

 5

Cloze test

 5

Fill in the blanks

 5

Error Spotting

 5
 Word/Phrase Replacement 3

SBI PO Prelims Topic-wise details of English Language (Shift 4)

Following are the topic wise details of the English language of the SBI PO Prelims Shift 4 Exam 2020:

1. Reading Comprehension:

  • The number of Questions Asked: 7
  • Level of the questions: Easy to Moderate
  • Theme: Global Warming (Environmental pollution)
  • Vocab based questions were also there

2. Sentence Rearrangement:

  • Number of Questions Asked: 5 ques
  • Level of the questions: Easy to moderate

3. Error Spotting: 

  • Number of Questions Asked: 5
  • Level of the questions:  Easy to Moderate
  • There were errors in the sentence. Students had to find the correct part.

4. Cloze Test:

  • Number of Questions Asked: 5
  • Level of the questions: Easy to Moderate
  • Theme: Work Culture

5. Fill in the blanks:

  • The number of Questions Asked: 5
  • Level of the questions: Easy
  • Single fillers were there

6. Word/Phrase Usage:

  • Number of questions asked: 3
  • Level of the questions: Easy to Moderate
  • Bite the bullet
  • Make it worse
  • call it a day

SBI PO Prelims Exam Expected Cut Off 2021

All the four shifts of the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021 of 4th Jan are now over and all the students must be wondering about the SBI PO Prelims 2020 expected cutoff. The cutoff of any exam depends upon the number of applicants, the difficulty level of the exam, the number of posts available, etc.

On the basis of the feedback and review shared by the aspirants for the SBI PO Prelims Exam all shifts such as a number of attempts, level of difficulty of each section, type of questions asked in the exam, etc. we can deduce the expected cutoff for the SBI PO Prelims exam 2020. We have contacted many students from various shifts of SBI PO and collected their attempts in the exam and on the basis of good attempts shared by all those aspirants we have figured out an approximate SBI PO Prelims expected cut off. 

After analyzing all the shifts of SBI PO exam the expected cutoff can be in the range of 60-68(+/-2) for the general category.

 

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This is all about the SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2020, Shift 4 of 5th January 2021.

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FAQs

  • There is only overall cut off for SBI PO Prelims Exam 2020.

  • Yes, SBI PO Prelims exam is available in both languages.

  • The sectional timer is of 20 minutes for each section.

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

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

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

  • Not, SBI PO Prelims exam is qualifying in nature and its marks does not consider in the calculation of the merit list. 

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