SBI PO Prelims 2020 (Jan 04, 05): Check Day 1 & 2 Detailed Exam Analysis Here

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Jan 6, 2021

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January 06, 2021: SBI PO Prelims 2020 was conducted by the State Bank of India on January 04, 05, and 06, 2021. It was held across four batches of one-hour duration each, pan-India. SBI PO 2020 Exam is conducted for the recruitment of candidates for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) for the bank by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. 

Candidates who have appeared for the preliminary exams on the first two days assessed the paper to be moderate to difficult, with the Quantitative Aptitude section proving to be tougher than the rest. 

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SBI PO Prelims 2020: Exam Highlights

Name of Exam

SBI PO Prelims

Conducted by

State Bank of India

Recruitment for 

Probationary Officer in various branches of SBI

Exam Dates

January 04-06, 2021

Exam Shifts


Shift Duration

One hour

Sections of Exam Paper

English language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability

Mode of Exam


Official Website

Check: SBI PO 2020 Syllabus for Prelims, Main Exam, Pattern, Tips, Books

SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam Analysis: Difficulty Level, Sections, Good Attempts 

Detailed, section-wise exam analysis for the first two days of SBI PO Prelims is tabulated below:

SBI PO Prelims 2020 English Section

The topics for the English Language paper included Comprehension, proofreading, Para Jumble, Words Re-arrangement, Idioms, and Double Fillers. 

SBI PO Prelims 2020 English Section Analysis

Difficulty Level

Easy to Moderate

Total Number of Questions


Good Attempts


Expected Cutoff


Check: SBI PO 2020 Question Papers, Sample Papers, Practice Papers 

SBI PO Prelims 2020 Reasoning Ability 

The questions in this section were a bit lengthy. It covered topics like Puzzles and Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Family tree, Order and Ranking, and Miscellaneous. 

SBI PO Prelims 2020 Reasoning Ability Analysis

Difficulty Level


Total Number of Questions


Good Attempts


Expected Cutoff


Check: SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Important Topics

SBI PO Prelims 2020 Quantitative Aptitude

This section was trickier than the rest for most students. It had questions from topics like Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Approximation, and Miscellaneous Arithmetic questions. 

SBI PO Prelims 2020 Quantitative Aptitude Analysis

Difficulty Level


Total Number of Questions


Good Attempts


Expected Cutoff


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