SBI PO Prelims 2020 Answer Key: 5 January Shift 1 & 2 Analysis, Paper Review Explained

State Bank of India on Tuesday conducts Probationary Officer (PO) prelims 2020 exam. The examination has been over in Computer Based mode following the social-distancing. Candidates appear for the 5th January 1st shift or 2nd shift, have a look at the paper shift-wise analysis.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 05, 2021 12:58 IST
SBI PO Prelims 2020 Answer Key: 5 January Shift 1 & 2 Analysis, Paper Review Explained
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State Bank of India or SBI successfully conducts Probationary Officer (PO) Prelims exam on 5 January. The examination is organized for the 2nd consecutive day, in Online Computer Based mode following the social-distancing. After the examination is over, SBI shall facilitate official Answer key ahead of the announcement of Prelims result at

Candidates answer the SBI PO January 5, 2021 exam may have a look at the paper analysis as shared here. From asked questions to the overall difficulty level are shared. Experts' views on section wise difficulty level and good attempts to secure seat for Mains exam are also facilitated here.

SBI would be conducting the PO Preliminary examination on January 4, 5 and 6, 2021. The paper consists of 3 sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English language. The candidates were required to attempt 100 questions in a time duration of One hour and 20 minutes for each section.

SBI PO Prelims 2020: Day 2, Shift 1 Exam Analysis-

Section Total Questions Good Attempts
English Language 30 22 - 27
Reasoning Ability 35 20 - 28
Quantitative Aptitude 35 19 - 25
Total 100 57 - 68

For most of the shifts, the paper was said to be moderate with English language section as easy comparative to other two. A total of 30 questions were asked from English Language followed by 35 questions each from Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. According to the students, as many as Two Questions from Data Interpretation (DI) are being asked in all shifts.

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English Language: From English section questions were asked from Error detection, Double filers and Sentence Rearrangement. Level of the paper is termed as Easy.

Reasoning: For Reasoning Ability, questions on linear Seating Arrangement, Square Seating Arrangement as well as Order and Sequence based Puzzles were asked. 3 questions from Blood relation were asked in all shifts. Questions on coding, decoding and direction as well as syllogism were also asked from the Reasoning section.

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Quantitative Aptitude: From Quantitative Aptitude section Questions were asked from Simplification, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Ratio and Proportion and Average.

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