SBI PO Analysis 2016 – Review and Expected Cut Off

SBI PO Preliminary exam has started. In this post I am going to provide you a review of the SBI PO Exam as well as a good and safe score for SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2016. So let us do SBI PO analysis in this article. SBI PO Preliminary Exam is a qualifying test. Those who will qualify the preliminary exam will qualify for the mains. Candidates are required to qualify each section of the exam.

SBI PO Analysis 2016

sbi po analysisAs expected the difficulty level of the questions was quite high and it was a slightly difficult paper. There were 100 questions which were to be solved in 60 minutes. However keeping in mind the difficulty level of the paper it was difficult for students to solve a high number of questions.

The difficulty level of the exam in comparison to the IBPS PO preliminary exam of the last year was much high.

Here is section wise SBI PO Analysis:-

English Language: The difficulty level of the English section was high. Even the good students find it difficult to handle. For those who are weak in English must have found the section very difficult. Questions were asked on comprehension; fill in the blanks, spotting error, para jumbles, cloze test etc.

Safe Attempts for this section will be 22+ questions with good accuracy.

Reasoning Ability: Reasoning was also difficult. 18-20 questions were related to puzzles. There were also questions on seating arrangement, direction sense, blood relations, inequality etc.

Safe Attempts for this section will be 22+ questions with good accuracy.

Quantitative Aptitude: This section was not so difficult but it was a time consuming section. Questions were asked from the topics such as D.I., probability, profit and loss, simple interest, partnership, number series, equation etc.

Safe Attempts for this section will be again 22+ questions with good accuracy.

Overall view: As I said that it was a difficult paper. Even many good students got puzzled as time was very less. However in such paper it is always important to maintain your composure. Please share your score.


  1. Tough q paper

  2. hi, I attempted 45 with 95% accuracy (general).Any chance of getting call for mains?

    • Prajakta hipparkar says:

      Hi I attempted 42 with 70 % accuracy.any chance of getting cll for mains

    • tasima dutta says:

      i have attempted 50questions with accuracy(general category). what is the expected cut off mark for generals in west bengal?

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