SBI PO (Mains) 2020: Check the Overall Exam Analysis, Difficulty Level, and Candidates’ Review

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Jan 29, 2021

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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. 

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SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam: Analysis of Paper & Difficulty Level

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
Descriptive Test - Moderate
Total 95 to 105 Moderate to difficult

SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam: Section-wise Interpretation of Paper

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

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SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam: Candidates’ Review & Verdict

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. 

  • A candidate named Vaibhav Nirmal stated that the paper was very difficult. As per him, the Data Analysis & Interpretation part was the most difficult part. The topics asked to him included RBI policies, global index, fertility rates, online learning during the COVID period, global hunger index, deforestation, etc.
  • Another candidate, Sandeep Bhargav quoted that the Mathematics part in the paper was the toughest according to him. The main topics he was asked were current affairs, RBI policies, schemes, letter writing on Inspiring students to join defense forces, etc.
  • Chandraveer Singh, an aspirant indicated that the paper was overall moderate to difficult. Error detection, column matching, word matching, age-based puzzles, two parallel rows-based puzzles, circular-based puzzles, box-based puzzles, comparison were some of the topics that he was been asked. In his words, he did self-study for the Mains paper
  • Piyush Chauhan was satisfied with the paper and he did well in the paper. According to him, the General Awareness paper was the toughest. Contrarily, the descriptive paper for him was quite scoring and easy.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.