SBI PO 2020 Prelims exam of the first and second shift is over today on January 04, 2021. The first shift was held from 09.00 AM to 10.00 AM while the second shift was held from 11.30 AM to 12.30 PM. Candidates who took the test in the first two shifts of the day reportedly found the overall level of difficulty to be moderate. While the paper in Shift 2 was moderate, the paper in Shift 1 exam was of moderate to difficult. A detailed analysis of the SBI PO Prelims 2020 for the first two shifts is presented here. Candidates who have their exams on subsequent shifts of the day as well as on other days must read this to know about the trends of a good number of attempts, important topics for the exam etc.
SBI PO 2020 Prelims Level of Difficulty (4th Jan, Shift 1)
The overall level of difficulty of the paper in the first shift exam today reportedly of easy to difficult level. In particular, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude sections were moderate to tough in terms of difficulty level and was time-consuming. On the other hand, the section on English was of the easy to the moderate difficulty level.
It may be noted that the paper of SBI PO 2020 Prelims consist of three sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English. While the English section carry 30 questions, the remaining two sections carry 30 questions each. The examination is held in the online mode.
SBI PO 2020 Prelims Good Attempts & Important Topics (4th Jan, Shift 1)
Since the overall level of difficulty of the first shift exam was moderate to difficult, it is expected that the number of good attempts may be average. Reportedly, the overall number of good attempts in the first shift exam of SBi PO 2020 held today is 60 to 65.
Candidates who took the test reported that most of the questions in the Reasoning sections were Puzzle & Seating Arrangement based. However, it may be noted that the questions were also included from topics like Syllogism, Order & Ranking etc.
In Quantitative Aptitude, majority of the questions were from DI. Reportedly, 5 to 6 questions were also asked from Quadratic Equations while around 5 questions were also asked from approximation. In English, around 7 questions were asked from Reading Comprehension. Idiom based questions were also asked while questions were also included from para jumble, error spotting based topics.
SBI PO 2020 Prelims Level of Difficulty (4th Jan, Shift 2)
Compared to the first shift of SBI PO Prelims 2020 held today, the paper was relatively easy. Overall the level of difficulty of the second shift exam was between easy to moderate. The section on English was of the moderate difficulty level. Similarly, the Quantitative Aptitude section was also of moderate difficulty level. However, in Reasoning, a mix of easy to moderate difficulty level questions were asked.
SBI PO 2020 Prelims Good Attempts & Important Topics (4th Jan, Shift 2)
The number of good attempts in the second shift exam is expectedly higher as the question paper was relatively easier compared to the first shift exam. In the English and Quantitative Aptitude sections, candidates are expected to have answered 25 questions accurately. In Reasoning, the number of good attempts can be as high as 25 plus. Overall, the number of good attempts in the second shift is expected to be in the range of 60 to 65.
In Reasoning, a maximum number of questions were asked from Puzzle & Seating Arrangement topics. Questions were also asked from Syllogism and Inequalities. In English, the majority of questions were from Comprehension passages while in Quantitative Aptitude, maximum number of questions were from DI.