SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis & Expected Cut Off 04 August 2018 (Shift 1)

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis & Expected Cut Off 04 August 2018 (Shift 1)
SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis & Expected Cut Off 04 August 2018 (Shift 1)

SBI PO Mains Exam 2018 was conducted today, i.e. 4th June 2018. In this post, you can go through the detailed exam analysis of SBI PO Mains Exam 2018. We have also shared the SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis & Expected Cut Off 04 August 2018 based on the overall level of difficulty of this exam.

This exam analysis of SBI PO Mains has been updated based on the reviews shared by the aimsuccess users who appeared for this exam. If you come across any anomaly/ error, do let us know in the comments. We will update the errors at the earliest.

Exam Highlights:  SBI PO Mains Exam 2017

  1. Level of Exam - The level of the Exam was Difficult
  2. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude - New Matrix based question was from Computer Aptitude. New types of various questions on direction sense, Input-output were asked.
  3. Data Analysis & Interpretation - The level was difficult and no new pattern questions were asked.
  4. English Language - Major questions were from Reading Comprehension. Various types of Fillers were asked in the different form.
  5. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness - Current Affairs were mainly from May to July
  6. Reasoning  & Computer Aptitude was assumed as Difficult Section & General Awareness was the easiest Section at all. 

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis & Good Attempts

Name of Subject No. of Qs Shift 1st
Level Good
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Moderate- Difficult
General/Economy/Banking Awareness
English Language

SBI PO Mains Section-wise Exam Analysis

The State Bank of India has decided to organize Probationary Officer examination in one slot. The SBI PO Mains examination has been scheduled for 4th August 2018 at different examination centers. Therefore, those candidates who are going to appear in the examination on future dates can take a presumption of paper by SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018 of 4th August Mains exam.

SBI PO Mains 2018 exam had two parts; first was the objective test of 200 marks which had 4 sections Data Analysis and Interpretation, English Language, Reasoning and Computer, and General Awareness(with special reference to banking) for a duration of 3 hours and each section had its allotted time limit. The second was a descriptive test of 30 minutes which had Letter and Essay writing collectively for 50 marks.


The level of quantitative aptitude was moderate to difficult. There were  5 sets of DI. However this section was relatively of a do-able level when compared with the English and Reasoning Section. Following are the DI types asked in SBI PO Mains 2018:
  • Tabular Missing DI
  • Bar Graph - yearly expenditure of a person was given
  • Caselet - Time and Work
  • Caselet - Venn Diagram - Data related to an online store was given
  • Bar Graph - Data related to calls recieved and resolved was given in precentages
The questions were:
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Quantity I, Quantity II 5Moderate
Data Sufficiency5Moderate-Difficult
Data Interpretation 25Moderate-Difficult

English SBI PO Exam Analysis 4th August 2018  (Difficult )

There were many new types of questions. 
02 Reading Comprehensions were there in the English Language section among which one passage was of the conventional type, it was based on the theme of an economist's view of differences between innovation and invention. 1 question was based on vocab.
The second reading comprehension was entirely based on a new pattern. 5-6 paragraphs were given in statement and their explanation form numbered as Statement A, Statement B and so on. There were 9 questions in this passage set and those question were based on indentifying gramatically correct phrases, considered as phrase replacement.
A new pattern of cloze test was introduced where a passage was given with 5 blanks and a phrase had to be filled in those blanks. In questions a phase was given and candidate had to identify that the given phrase will belong to which blank 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5

TopicNo. of QsLevel
Reading Comprehension 14Difficult
Tripple Fillers05Moderate-Difficult
New Pattern Cloze Test 05Difficult
Antonym and Synonym of FIT01Moderate
Sentence Completion05Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Improvement05Difficult

Reasoning & Computer SBI PO Exam Analysis 4th August 2018( Difficult )

The level of reasoning was difficult. There were NO questions of computer aptitude. Following were the questions of puzzles and seating arrangement:
  • Linear Double Line, 10 people seating
  • Circular Arrangement
  • Floors+Buildings based puzzle
  • Blood Relation+Age based puzzle
  • Random Arrangement -3 Variables, Names of persons, their posts and fruits were given
  • Linear Seating Arrangement- 3 Variable, the direction in which the persons were seated was not mentioned.
The questions were:
TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles 
Coding Decoding
Passage Inference
Moderate- Difficult
Course of Action
Conclusion based Logical Questions
Moderate- Difficult
Decoding based Direction Sense


General Awareness Exam Analysis 4th August 2018 (Moderate)

  • Most of the Questions asked in this section were based on Current Banking Affairs. Major chunk of questions were asked from May to July.
  • There were around 4-5 questions from Static GK.
  • Around 10-12 questions were asked from Banking and Financial Awareness.
  • As per the review given by student who appeared for this exam there were few or no questions from static and banking awareness.

Descriptive Paper Analysis - Letter Writing & Essay Writing(SBI PO Mains 2018):

Letter Writing(150 Words):
  1. You have to transfer money to your friend but the transaction failed. Write a letter to bank authority.
  2. Write a letter to your manager to take subscription of some scholarly jornals and magazines so that employees can update themselves about the latest technology.
  3. Food stored for a long period is sprayed with some chemicals which are generally carcigenic in nature. Write a letter to a concerned authority to tell them this can be harmful to our health.
Essay Writing (150 Words):
  1. About Bitcoins.
  2. About Projects & Assignments given in School.
  3. Monsoon creates havoc every year. Suggest some measures to makes the cities monsoon proof.

Questions Asked in SBI PO Mains Exam 4th August 2018

SBI PO Mains Expected Cut Off 2017

As per the level of this exam, the sectional as well as overall cut off of SBI PO Mains is expected to range as mentioned below –
Name of SectionExpected Cut Off
Reasoning Ability & Computer Ability-
Data Analysis & Interpretation-
English Language-
General Awareness-
Overall Expected Cut off-

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2018 of 4th August 2018

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Questions asked in SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018 4th August 2018 

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