January 29, 2021: State Bank of India (SBI) held the SBI PO 2020 Mains exam on January 29, 2021 in a very smooth manner at various examination centers with necessary precautions and measures in place. The paper was held for 250 marks.
The candidates who appeared for the SBI PO 2020 Mains exam found the overall paper as moderate to difficult. The cut-off for the exam will be declared in the 3rd or 4th week of February 2021. To know the Mains exam analysis in detail and section-wise, read the article hereunder.
The SBI PO Mains paper consists of questions of both patterns i.e., objective-type as well as subjective-type. The paper was conducted for 3.5 hours. A total of 157 questions were asked to candidates divided into 4 sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, and English Language. Candidates can check the experts’ exam analysis:
|Sections||Number of questions well-attempted||Level of difficulty|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||25 to 30||Moderate to Difficult|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||20 to 25||Difficult|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||27 to 30||Moderate|
|English Language||22 to 25||Easy to moderate|
|Total||95 to 105||Moderate to difficult|
Candidates can get clarity about the various questions asked from different sections and the marks allocation respectively through the below-given table:
|Section||Number of questions asked||Marks allotted||Time duration allotted to the section (in minutes)||Concepts asked|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60||Input-Output Arrangement (Words & Numbers), Blood Relation Arrangement, Colours & Age-based Puzzle, Matrix, Parallel Row puzzle, Data Sufficiency, Puzzle, Coded Direction, Syllogism and Logical Reasoning|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45||Line Graph (Orders & Delivery), Conditional DI (Missing data), Pie Chart DI, Tabular DI, Replacement DI (Milk & Water Ratio), Missing Number Series, Caselet DI (Facebook)|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||35||SAIL Chairman, GRIHA Abbreviation, CRAR, LIC IPO, JAVA Bike, PIDF related, Pension Yojana (PMVVY), QIP full form, Financial Inclusion Committee, the Largest producer of Coal, UPI -Autopay, Architecture of British Sansad Bhawan, Government subvention, etc.|
|English Language||35||40||40||Reading Comprehensions on COVID Impact on Tourism & Deforestation, Fill in the Blanks (Double Fillers), Word Swap, Match the following, Error Detection|
The candidates who appeared for the exam gave a mixed response for different sections. But overall, their verdict was that the paper was moderate to difficult.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.