The SBI Specialist Officer 2016 Exam is taking place today. The State Bank of India SO exam is scheduled at two different slots i.e from 9:00 a.m – 11:15 a.m & 1:00 p.m - 3:15 p.m across different cities in India. The SBI SO exam consist of objective test of 170 questions conducted in online mode for different post. 
Here is the analysis of today's SBI Specialist Officer (SO) 2016 first slot.

Exam Pattern of SBI SO 2016-17 Exam

The SBI Specialist Online exam consist of four subjects mainely – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & Professional Knowledge which comprises of total 220 marks. The professional knowledge subject vary according to the post.


S. N.

No. of Questions


Test Lead,
Tester & Satistician
i. Test of Reasoning
ii. Quantitative Aptitude
iii. English Language
90 min.
iv. Professional Knowledge (PK)
45 min.
Note: For every wrong answers there is a penalty of 1/4 mark.

The overall level of the Exam was Moderate.

Reasoning Ability Analysis for SBI SO Exam Analysis 20 January 2017- 1st Slot

Overall Level - Easy to Moderate
  • Syllogism – 5Qs, Easy
  • Seating Arrangement – 5Qs, Moderate
  • Puzzles – 13Qs, Moderate to Difficult.
  • Circular Arrangement Puzzles – 5Qs, Difficult
  • Floor Based – 8Qs , Moderate
  • Coding Decoding – 5Qs , Moderate
  • Blood Relation – 3Qs, Easy
  • Direction & Distance – 4Qs, Easy to Moderate
  • Direct Inequalities – 5Qs, Easy
  • Number Arrangement & Alphabet Test – 2Qs

Quantitative Aptitude Analysis for SBI SO Exam Analysis 20 January 2017- 1st Slot

Overall Level - Moderate
  • Data Interpretation – 10Qs, Moderate to Difficult
  • Tabular DI – 5Qs , Moderate
  • Line Graph – 5Qs, Difficult
  • Number Series – 5Qs, Easy
  • Data Sufficiency – 5Qs, Easy
  • Quadratic Equation – 5Qs, Moderate
  • Approximation & Simplification – 5Qs, Moderate
  • Miscellaneous Questions – 5Qs, Moderate
  • Based on Age, Mixture, SI, Profit & Loss, Speed & Distance etc.

English Language Analysis for SBI SO Exam Analysis 20 January 2017- 1st Slot

Overall Level - Moderate to Difficult
  • Reading Comprehension – 10 Qs, Passage was time consuming and lengthy. (Based on Economic & topic was Brexit & Ireland Issues)
  • Synonyms & Antonyms – 2Qs were asked.
  • Sentence Correction – 5Qs, Easy
  • Close Test – 5Qs, Moderate
  • Para Jumble – 5Qs, Moderate to Difficult
  • Error Spotting – 10Qs, Moderate

Professional Knowledge Analysis for SBI SO Exam Analysis 20 January 2017- 1st Slot

Overall Level - Moderate
Questions were asked to check your command in technical subject which vary from one post to other.

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